Bougainville on Patrol in Samoan EEZ

The Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Bougainville continues its mission in Samoan waters after setting sail from Papeete. Due to the unavailability of its means of surveillance, the government of the Samoan Islands has asked its various partners to patrol its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Thus after the successive passages of the patroller La Glorieuse of the Armed Forces…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Returns to Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth returned home to Portsmouth today after her maiden operational deployment which took the nation’s flagship to the Indo-Pacific and back. On a landmark seven-month mission – the most significant peacetime deployment by the Royal Navy in a generation – the aircraft carrier and her task group of eight supporting ships, a submarine, five air squadrons and more…

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Drones Take Over Route Survey Duties at Faslane

A new crewless minehunter is being tested by the Royal Navy as part of the growing drive towards autonomous systems. Designed to detect the latest mine threats – and reduce the risk to the lives of those searching for them – the system is the fruit of the joint Anglo-French Maritime Mine Counter Measures program. Demonstrators have been delivered to…

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USS Charleston Concluded Sea Phase of CARAT Timor-Leste

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) and Timor-Leste Defense Force (F-FDTL) partnered in the 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise in the territorial waters surrounding Port Hera, Dec. 6-7. The CARAT exercise series, celebrating its 27th anniversary, is designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthens partnerships between region navies. The sea phase…

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Black Sea Fleet Rehearses Amphibious Operations

The crews of the large landing ships (BDK) of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) “Caesar Kunikov” and “Novocherkassk” loaded military equipment and personnel of the marines into twin decks. The event took place in Sevastopol in the Cossack Bay in accordance with the plan for the combat training of the naval forces. During loading, the Marines met the specified standards.…

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L’Astrolabe Delivers Supplies in Antarctica

On November 11, L’Astrolabe set sail from the port of Hobart, Tasmania, to supply the Dumont d’Urville polar station in Antarctica. Charles Giusti, Prefect of French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) and Jérôme Chappellaz, Director of the French Polar Institute, were on board during the deployment of the polar patrol boat. The crossing of pack 1 took place in 24…

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Project 22160 Sergey Kotov Conducts First Weapons Trials

In the Black Sea, the crew of the newest patrol ship (PC) of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) “Sergey Kotov” performed the first artillery fire. The test event involved the AK-176 artillery mount, large-caliber naval machine guns and DP-65 anti-sabotage grenade launcher systems. Earlier, during the tests, the ship’s crew, together with the factory commissioning team, mastered the…

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