Vitse-Admiral Paramov Replenishes Mediterranean Flotilla

The crews of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) conducted a special exercise to receive and transfer supplies of materiel between ships in the Mediterranean Sea. The crews of the frigate “Admiral Essen”, the small rocket ship “Vyshny Volochek”, the patrol ship “Vasily Bykov” and the small sea tanker “Vice-Admiral Paromov” were involved in the event.…

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First Evolved Cape Class OPV Launched in Henderson

The first of six Evolved Cape-class patrol boats was recently launched at the Austal Ships shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said the vessels would replace the Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boats and would be used as interim patrol platforms until the commissioning of the Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels. “The Evolved Cape-class patrol boats will…

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US Military Donates to COVID-19 Response in Palawan

On October 19, U.S. military service members in Palawan delivered intensive care unit (ICU) beds and COVID-19 vaccine cold storage units, valued at over Php758,750 ($15,175), to the Palawan provincial government to assist local partners battling COVID-19. The donation, provided by the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, was facilitated through a partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard to transport the equipment aboard…

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NRP Dom Carlos I Begins Three Month Africa Mission

The mission, lasting about three months, aims to contribute to the knowledge of the maritime environment, scientific development and cooperative security on the west coast of Africa. The NRP D. Carlos I will join the NRP Zaire, a ship that is on a permanent mission in São Tomé and Príncipe. This Portuguese Naval Force will develop activities in support of…

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Navy Takes Part in Biggest Portuguese Cocaine Bust in 15 Years

The Navy participated on the high seas, through an Ocean Patrol Vessel and the Marine Special Action Detachment, in the White Mare operation, which resulted in the seizure of a total of 183 bales of cocaine with an estimated gross weight of around 5.2 tons. ​This was a joint operation of the Judiciary Police, through the National Unit for Combating…

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HMS Kent Keeps Busy in Indo-Pacific

After some rest and recuperation alongside in Guam, HMS Kent’s sailors were ready to get back into the thick of Carrier Strike Group activities. The Portsmouth-based frigate is currently in the Indo-Pacific region and has taken part in a number of exercises alongside fellow Royal Navy ships and allies. Shortly after sailing from Guam, Kent and the HMS Queen Elizabeth-led…

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Navy Replacing & Upgrading Underwater Training Ranges

The Navy’s Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office (PMA-205) is advancing increments II and III of the Undersea Warfare Training Ranges (USWTR), upgrading and expanding the capability of the training ranges. In increment I, the USWTR team managed the installation of the ocean sensor and shore electronics subsystems located off the coast of Florida. Under Increments II and…

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Advanced Technology Exercise is the Future of Naval Aviation

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division recently completed its third annual Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX), showcasing more than 20 emerging warfighter technologies at its Patuxent River headquarters. ANTX, a series of demonstrations by Navy and Marine Corps organizations, displayed new technology in settings similar to real-life operational environments and assists senior leaders in assessing and prioritizing technologies. “NAWCAD’s focus on…

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Bad Bevensen Relieving Homburg in SNMCMG1

On Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10 a.m., the mine-hunting boat “Bad Bevensen” left Kiel. For the coming months, the boat will belong to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) and will replace the “Homburg”. Under the command of Corvette Captain Christopher Fenske (37), the 42-man crew will leave for Cuxhaven to join…

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Kapitan Guriev Returned to Novorossiysk from Iran

Rescue tugboat (sb) “Kapitan Guriev” from the squadron of the rescue vessels of the Novorossiysk naval base of the Black Sea Fleet returned to the base after completing missions in the Indian Ocean. The crew of the tug ensured the participation of the combined team of the Navy in the international diving all-around competition “Depth-2021”, which was held in the…

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