Russian Baltic Fleet Deploys 20 Vessels

File photo for illustrative purposes 20 warships, boats and support vessels of the Baltic Fleet left their permanent bases and entered the designated areas of the Baltic Sea to perform tasks as part of planned combat training activities. At sea, the ships of the Baltic Fleet, united in several tactical groups, will perform tasks according to their intended purpose –…

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Upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout Deploys on USS Milwaukee

The Navy’s upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout deployed aboard USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) Dec. 14, 2021 to support operations in U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. “We are very excited to bring this enhanced capability out to the fleet,” said Capt. Eric Soderberg, MQ-8 Fire Scout program manager. “Our team has been working closely with the ship for several months to ensure…

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USS Carl Vinson Suffers F-35C Lightning II Crash

File photo for illustrative purposes. An F-35C Lightning II, assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, had a landing mishap on deck while USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was conducting routine flight operations in the South China Sea, January 24th. The pilot safely ejected from the aircraft and was recovered via U.S. military helicopter. The pilot is in stable condition.…

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Provence Trains With Egyptian Navy

On January 18, 2022, following an operational release in Alexandria, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence conducted a bilateral exercise with the Egyptian Gowind-type corvette Port-Said. The training began as a joint exercise against an asymmetric threat. The cooperation sequence continued with tactical evolution maneuvers intended to test the maneuvering capabilities of the two ships. Finally, the crews engaged in refueling…

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NATO Secretary General on Russian Military Buildup

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the close partnership of Finland and Sweden with NATO on Monday (24 January 2022). He met with Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto of Finland and Foreign Minister Ann Linde of Sweden at NATO Headquarters to discuss the current security situation, including Russia’s continued military build-up in and around Ukraine. “The worsening security situation in Europe makes…

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BAE Systems to Supply Amphibious Combat Vehicles

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems a contract modification for the second lot of full rate production of Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACVs). The contract award of $169 million is for 33 vehicles. The ACV is proven and highly mobile, capable of conducting rapid ship-to-objective maneuvers and delivering enhanced combat power to the Fleet Marine Forces. Developed with teammate…

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German Navy Commander Resigns for Outrageous Statements

Statement Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach: “I have just asked the Federal Minister of Defense to release me from my duties and duties as Inspector of the Navy with immediate effect. The thoughtless comments I made in India on security and military policy are increasingly weighing on my office. In order to prevent further damage from the German Navy, the Bundeswehr,…

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Jonathan Williams Receives Distinguished Public Service Award

We are proud to announce that last week, National Museum of the Surface Navy and Battleship IOWA Museum President and CEO Jonathan Williams was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Award by the Department of the Navy. This award, the Navy’s highest honor for non-military civilians, was presented to Williams by Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, during the Surface…

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NATO Kicks Off Vigilance Activity Neptune Strike 2022

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) commenced NATO-led activity Neptune Strike 2022 from the SIXTHFLT flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), Jan. 24. Neptune Strike 2022 highlights the natural evolution of NATO’s ability to integrate the high-end maritime warfare capabilities of a carrier strike group to support the defense of the Alliance. Neptune Strike…

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Corvettes Stoykiy and Soobrazitelny on Deployment

A detachment of warships of the Baltic Fleet, consisting of the corvettes Stoykiy and Soobrazitelny, left Baltiysk on a long voyage. The main tasks of the campaign are the participation of ships in naval exercises under the general supervision of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, as well as ensuring the naval presence and displaying the St. Andrew’s…

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