USS Curtis Wilbur Arrives in Homeport San Diego

USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) arrived in its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego after 25 years as a forward-deployed ship in Yokosuka Japan, September 16th. Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CNSP) directed Curtis Wilbur to return to San Diego for scheduled maintenance. Following routine repairs and upgrades, the ship will join U.S. 3rd Fleet, which leads…

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USS John S McCain Shifting Homeport to Everett

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departed Yokosuka September 17th as part of a scheduled homeport shift to Naval Station Everett. While forward-deployed to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, John S. McCain has operated independently and with carrier strike groups in the region since arriving to U.S. 7th Fleet in the summer of 1997. “John S. McCain and her Sailors have proven…

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Ecuador Deploys Corvette Manabi for UNITAS 2021

From September 23 to October 8, 2021, the Manabí corvette of the Ecuadorian Navy will participate in the UNITAS LXII Pacific / Amazon Phase Maneuvers in Peru. The exercise will also be attended by Multinational Forces of the armed forces of Germany, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, the United States, France, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, Panama,…

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Babcock Sells First New Frigate Design License to Indonesia

Babcock secured the first export contract for its Arrowhead 140 (AH140) frigate through a design license agreement with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero), a state-owned enterprise that builds and maintains ships for military and commercial use from its facilities in Surabaya, Indonesia. The breakthrough deal comes two years since Babcock’s AH140 design was first announced as the preferred bidder for the…

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Forrest Sherman and Thomas Hudner in Cutlass Fury 2021

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) and USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) participated in Cutlass Fury, an international exercise hosted by Canada’s Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic that involves the cooperation of several NATO allies conducting training evolutions off the east coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, Sept. 7-17. The event is a bi-annual, medium-scale, training exercise that…

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7th Fleet Destroyer Transits Taiwan Strait

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Sept. 17 (local time Taiwan) through international waters in accordance with international law. The ship’s transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military flies, sails, and operates anywhere international law allows.​

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Design Work Begins for Astute Class Replacement

The first work has begun on a successor to the Submarine Service’s cutting-edge hunter-killer force – even before all the current boats have been delivered to the Navy. BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce have each been given £85m to start thinking about the design and capabilities of a new class of submarine which will eventually take over from the Astute class.…

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DDG 121 Frank E Petersen JR Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) completed Acceptance trials, Sept. 16, after spending two days at sea. During trials, the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey inspected the ship performing a series of demonstrations while pier side and underway. Many of the ship’s onboard systems, including navigation, damage control, mechanical and electrical systems, combat systems, communications, and…

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NAVAIR Accepts 100th On-Time Delivery of the AH-1Z Viper

September 17, 2021 – The Naval Air Systems Command recognized an impressive production streak this week with the 100th on-time delivery of the AH-1Z Viper, the Marine’s attack helicopter. “Of all of the domestic AH-1Zs delivered to date, 91 percent of them have been on time,” said Col Vasilios Pappas, PMA-276 program manager. “This is a feat only possible through…

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Romuald Muklevich Returns From “Remember the War” in the Arctic

In the village of Mishukovo (which is located on the left bank of the Kola Bay opposite the city of Murmansk) returned hydrographic vessel “Romuald Muklevich.” For 52 days, it participated in several stages of the complex expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society “Remember the War.” The research was carried out in the waters of the…

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