US & Indonesian Coast Guards Conduct Joint Training

USCGC Munro (WMSL 755) and KN Pulau Dana (323) September 20, in the Singapore Strait. Together, the crews participated in ship-to-ship communications drills, multi-unit maneuvering and maritime domain awareness while at sea. “These maritime exercises with our Indonesian partners forge a stronger relationship, allowing our respective crews to work together and build on each others’ strengths,” said Munro’s Commanding Officer…

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Antonio Marceglia Trains with Brazilian Navy in Gulf of Guinea

Transiting off the Senegalese coast, in transit to the area of ​​operations in the Gulf of Guinea, Nave Marceglia has planned a training activity at close range with the Brazilian frigate “Independência”, Niterói class. The training occasion saw the two units engaged in elementary and advanced kinematic maneuvers and coordinated flight operations with the helicopters on board. In full compliance…

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Thales Updates Status After Australia’s Submarine Program Change

Thales takes note of the decision by the Australian authorities to acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines in the framework of a new strategic security partnership with the United States and the United Kingdom. As described by the Australian government, this decision is motivated by accelerating changes to regional security that make conventional submarines unsuited to Australia’s future operational needs.…

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NRL Scientist in the Right Place, Right Time to Record Historical Earthquake

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researcher Ben Phrampus recorded the largest U.S. earthquake in nearly half a century when it hit recently off the coast of southern Alaska. The 8.2-magnitude earthquake went mostly unnoticed since it was almost 20 miles below the ocean floor. It briefly, however, sparked evacuations, tsunami warnings in the region, and two aftershocks of 6.2 and…

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Navy Upgrades Adversary Tactical Fighter Safety & Readiness

The Navy’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft program office (PMA-226) recently delivered the first F-5N aircraft to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. to begin ground and flight test of the F-5 block upgrade prototype project. Aligned with the Navy’s strategic imperative of increasing capability and enhancing lethality, the newly redesigned tactical fighters will include features found on modern aircraft that…

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DOD Adds Navy Engine Simulation Program

The Department of Defense (DOD) will provide rare access to its supercomputers for a NAWCAD engines project that could change the future of naval aviation testing. The NAWCAD project selected for inclusion in this year’s High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) Frontier Project portfolio uses computer simulation to test naval aviation engines before physical tests are conducted in a lab.…

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Japanese Ships Depart Darwin After Three Day Visit

HMA Ships Maitland and Maryborough farewelled Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) helicopter carrier JS Kaga and destroyer JS Murasame with a formation sail in the waters just off Darwin this week. Kaga and Murasame are deployed together to train and exercise with partners in the region. After taking part in Exercises Talisman Sabre, Pacific Vanguard, ARC-21 and La Perouse, they…

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HMA Ships Paluma and Mermaid Decommissioned in Cairns

The Navy’s oldest vessels, HMA Ships Paluma and Mermaid, were fareweled from service during a ceremony at HMAS Cairns at the weekend. For more than 30 years, the survey motor launches collected hydrographic data necessary for creating products used by military, commercial and private vessels to safely navigate the waters around Australia. In addition to their critically important survey function,…

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Philippines Holds Joint Amphibious Operation

The Philippine Fleet through the leadership of RADM ALBERTO B CARLOS PN, Commander Philippine Fleet conducted the Joint Amphibious operation on land and at sea as part of the Exercise “PAGBUBUKLOD” today, September 16, 2021 at Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite. Exercise Pagbubuklod focuses on the Command’s thrust of validating organizational structure, concepts of operations, and published doctrines that…

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