USS Halsey Returns Home to Pearl Harbor

USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned to her homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, October 4th, after successfully completing a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. Halsey departed Pearl Harbor, May 14, and joined the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group to conduct multiple strait transits and presence operations in the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Indian…

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India-Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise JIMEX

The fifth edition of India – Japan Maritime Bilateral Exercise, JIMEX, between the Indian Navy (IN) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), will be held in Arabian Sea from 06 to 08 October 2021. JIMEX series of exercises commenced in January 2012 with special focus on maritime security cooperation. The last edition of JIMEX was conducted in September 2020.…

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ORP Kormoran in Northern Coasts 2021

They searched for mines north of Öland, led the Swedish ships to the port of Västervik, repelled attacks by high-speed motor boats – these are only part of the tasks of the ORP “Kormoran” crew during the “Northern Coasts 2021”. These were the first foreign exercises for the unit. Poland was also represented during the maneuvers by the minesweeper ORP…

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Electric Boat $475M Extra for Columbia Program

On September 30th, the Navy announced a $475 million modification to the Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) contract to continue to advance the construction of the Columbia-class of submarines, the nation’s next-generation sea-based strategic deterrent. The modification provides funding for shipyard execution work, planning, engineering, design efforts, test and evaluation support, and material procurement. This contract modification also provides…

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WA Secures $20 Million Torpedo Support Contract

The maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy’s advanced lightweight anti-submarine torpedo will continue in WA after the Morrison Government awarded the $20 million contract to Thales Australia. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the contract to sustain the MU90 Light Weight Torpedo reflected the Government’s continued support for Australia’s defense industry. “This is yet another demonstration of the Morrison…

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F-35 B-61 Nuclear Bomb Delivery Tested in Nevada

Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft recently released B61-12 Joint Test Assemblies (JTAs) during the F-35A’s first Full Weapon System Demonstration, completing the final flight test exercise of the nuclear design certification process. The 422d and 59th Test and Evaluation Squadrons led Air Combat Command’s portion of the test effort, with Airmen from the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 926th Aircraft Maintenance…

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USCGC Kimball & HMCS Harry DeWolf Exercise Near Dutch Harbor

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) crews conducted a joint exercise off the coast of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on Sept. 23, 2021. The Coast Guard Cutter Kimball crew and an RCN crew, aboard the military vessel Harry DeWolf, operated alongside one another to exchange radio communications after both crews lined their respective ship’s port railings to…

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