USCG & USN Host Exercise with Royal Canadian Navy

The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Royal Canadian Navy concluded a two-day joint exercise on Feb. 17 and 18, in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Salish Sea. The exercise involved multiple United States and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) assets and crews. The training was conducted to prepare Royal Canadian Navy crews for deployments to support United States…

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CTF150 Drug Bust for Guepratte

On February 17, 2022, the La Fayette (FLF) type frigate Guépratte destroyed more than 270 kg of heroin seized from a dhow in the Gulf of Oman. While the FLF Guépratte was patrolling in support associated with the Combined task force (CTF) 150, she was informed of the presence of dhows carrying drugs. The embarked Detachment 36F Panther helicopter then…

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FRCSW VRT Supports USCG Ship Repairs

Fleet Readiness Center Southwest’s (FRCSW) Voyage Repair Team (VRT) is staffed by approximately 30 artisans who handle the maintenance, modifications and repairs to the flight decks of aircraft carriers assigned to or visiting Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI). VRT artisans also deploy to carriers throughout the world in response to fleet Casualty Reports (CASREP) that require depot-level attention to…

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University of Southampton Engineers Helping HMS Victory

Boffins are looking for the best paint, glues and fastenings to keep Nelson’s flagship weatherproof and watertight for the next half century. Engineers from the University of Southampton are working with HMS Victory’s conservators ahead of the next phase of a £35m revamp of the legendary warship: replacing rotting planks, repairing the structure of the hull and renewing the rigging.…

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Northern Fleet Ships Return to Severomorsk

Surface ships and submarines of the Northern Fleet, which took part in exercises in the Barents Sea with rocket firing, arrived at their permanent bases. One of the last frigates moored at the berth was the Admiral Gorshkov of the Fleet of the Soviet Union, which successfully carried out missile firing at coastal and sea targets. Also, the flagship of…

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Thales ASW Suite for German Navy NH90 Helicopters

For the first time, the German Navy will rely on Thales to equip its NH90 Multi Role Frigate Helicopter (MRFH) with FLASH SONICS. The FLASH system (Folding Light Acoustic System for Helicopters) is currently the leading dipping sonar on the international market and has become the benchmark system for the world’s major navies. In a world where Navies are facing…

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