Cooperation with the Dominican Republic for the Dumont D’Urville

From October 9 to 14, 2021, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Dumont D’Urville conducted several cooperation activities with the Dominican Republic. After an operational break in Santo Domingo, the BSAOM carried out several maneuvers with the coastguard star Altaïr and the Regulus interceptor. These actions enabled crews to share their knowledge and working methods in the context of…

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C5ISR Production Facility for Offshore Patrol Cutter Program

On Monday, October 18th, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG), Northrop Grumman, L3Harris and industry partners commissioned the new Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Production Facility (PF) in support of the United States Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program at ESG’s Allanton Shipyard. The ceremony was attended by leaders of the United States Coast Guard…

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Australia & Indonesia Conduct Combined Maritime Patrol

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) have completed a coordinated maritime patrol to enhance security along our shared maritime border as part of AUSINDO CORPAT 2021. The five-day patrol conducted by Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Ararat and TNI-AL vessels KRI Kerapu and KRI Sura was the eleventh iteration of AUSINDO CORPAT and reflected the enduring…

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Navy and Army Demonstrate Hypersonic Technologies

The Navy Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) and the Army Hypersonic Program Office (AHPO) successfully conducted a High Operational Tempo for Hypersonic flight campaign October 20, 2021. This flight campaign was executed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Flight Facility. This test will be used to inform the development of the Navy’s Conventional…

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China’s First 10,000-ton OPV Haixun 09 Enters Service

China commissioned its first 10,000-ton class maritime patrol vessel Haixun 09 with the most advanced technologies and strong comprehensive capability on Saturday, and the ship is expected to enhance the country’s maritime traffic governance. As the first such comprehensive command flagship in China’s maritime system operating in deep seas, Haixun 09 has the capabilities of cross-sea safety patrols and emergency…

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Korean War Naval Aviator Reunites with His Fighter

Charles “Obie” O’Brien earned his Wings of Gold at NAS Pensacola in June 1950 flying former WWII-era trainers and fighter aircraft. As the jet age was emerging, he was assigned to a jet training unit and trained in the Navy’s version of the Lockheed Shooting Star. On completion, he was expecting to be assigned to a jet squadron and when…

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FGS Bayern Exercises with Two Littoral Combat Ships

Independence-variant littoral combat ships USS Jackson (LCS 6) and USS Tulsa (LCS 16) sailed with Germany Navy frigate FGS Bayern (F 217) in the Philippine Sea, and Tulsa hosted Bayern crewmembers for ship tours while moored at Naval Base Guam, Oct. 18 & 21. At sea, the ships practiced communications, tactical maneuvers, division tactics, and bilateral flight operations with Jackson’s…

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