USS Freedom (LCS 1) Decommissions

USS Freedom (LCS 1), the lead ship of the Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, recognized more than a decade of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego. Due to public health safety and restrictions of large public events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ceremony was a private event celebrated alongside ship plankowners and former…

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FGS Bayern Trains With Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the Germany Navy in order to strengthen cooperation and contribute to a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the Germany Navy 2. Date September 24 3. Exercise Area East of India 4. Participating units (1)…

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FS Borda on 2021.4 Hydrographic Mission

After a last week of hydrographic surveys in the EMR (Renewable Marine Energies) zone in southern Brittany, the Borda Hydrographic Building (BH) has finalized a priority project started 7 months earlier. Arrived at the end of August off Belle-Ile, the Borda’s mission was to complete the surveys carried out previously in spring 2021. These surveys ended in mid-September, after two…

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Japan-U.K. Bilateral Submarine Training Exercise

The JMSDF conducted a bi lateral exercise with the Royal Navy in order to strengthen cooperation and realize a “Free an d Open Indo Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the Royal Navy 2. Period September 14 1 5 3. Exercise Area in the vicinity around Japan 4. Participating…

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JMSDF Destroyers Replenish from USNS Yukon

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy in order to strengthen the capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To improve interoperability between JMSDF and U.S. Navy 2. Date September 29 3. Exercise Area Eastern of the Indian Ocean…

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Loire Busy With Training in the Mediterranean

After refueling the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne in operation CHAMMAL in February 2021, crew B of the metropolitan support and assistance building (BSAM) Loire continues to explore this capacity to refuel, but this time- here with the type frigate La Fayette (FLF) Guépratte, during the GABIAN exercise which took place off Toulon. This maneuver, the first of its kind on…

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Exchange Strengthens Regional Partnerships

Cook Islands, Fiji and Singapore have become the first three nations to successfully complete the inaugural Sea Training Group – Defence Cooperation Program (STG-DCP) non-reciprocal exchange. The exchange was established in 2018 primarily to support the introduction into service and training of the Guardian-class patrol boats as part of the Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP). Beginning earlier this year, the…

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Frigates Capitán Prat & Almirante Latorre Receive Combat Flags

On Monday, September 27, and simultaneously aboard the frigates “Capitán Prat” and “Almirante Latorre”, the ceremony of delivery of the combat flag of both ships was carried out, which were donated jointly by the Center of Former Cadets and Officers of the “Caleuche” Navy and the generation of Officers of the Chilean Navy from 1961. The ceremony was presided over…

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