China: Asia Pacific Not Arena for Zero-Sum Game

“What the US report says about China’s Taiwan region is a gross interference in China’s internal affairs and violation of the one-China principle and the basic norms governing international relations. We are firmly opposed to that,” said a Chinese defense spokesperson on Thursday. Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks at a regular…

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Foreign Ship Arrivals at Visakhapatnam for MILAN 2022

The Harbor Phase of MILAN 2022 from 25 – 28 Feb 2022 would allow participating navies to discuss maritime subjects of common concern and share solutions. The professional competitions and conferences planned during this phase shall build the operational tempo for the Sea Phase planned from 01-04 Mar 22. This Phase would be utilized to consolidate upon the lessons learnt…

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Germany Virtue Signals FGS Alster to the Baltic Sea

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12 p.m., the fleet service boat “Alster” will set sail for the Baltic Sea to be the eyes and ears not only for the Navy but for the entire Bundeswehr. The Oste-class fleet service craft is a reconnaissance vessel specializing in maritime and coastal surveillance. They use particularly efficient electronic, hydroacoustic and electro-optical sensors…

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FGS Erfurt Joining NATO’s SNMG1 Instead of UNIFIL off Lebanon

On Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10 a.m., the corvette “Erfurt” currently based in Wilhelmshaven will set sail to join Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG 1). The naval association is primarily responsible for controlling and protecting strategically important sea routes in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea. The K130-class corvette actually left its home port of Warnemünde…

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