Royal Navy Ends Participation in Cold Response 2022

More than 3,000 sailors and Royal Marines were deployed deep inside the Arctic Circle – ashore, at sea and in the skies of Norway – to demonstrate the UK’s commitment to safeguarding Europe’s ‘northern flank’ against any aggressor. They joined more than 27,000 personnel, warships, armor, and air power from more than two dozen NATO allies and partners for Cold…

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Glimpse of Formidable Frigate for Glasgow Falkland Veterans

Royal Navy sailors and BAE Systems apprentices recently welcomed Falkland veterans to BAE Systems’ Glasgow shipyard where the first Type 26 frigate, HMS Glasgow, is currently under construction. The 44 veterans, all of whom served on the previous HMS Glasgow which saw action during the Falklands, visited the shipyard on April 9, just days after the fortieth anniversary of the…

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808 Squadron Shows Its Versatility in Tonga

During Operation Tonga Assist 2022, crews from Navy’s 808 Squadron completed dozens of missions around the 169-island archipelago, including VIP flights, airlifting essential stores and equipment, and transporting medical teams and COVID-19 vaccines to outlying islands. A Navy MRH-90 Taipan helicopter operated from the landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide and, subsequently, HMAS Canberra. Flight commander of Ready Team 1, Lieutenant…

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USS Ashland, USS Miguel Keith Participate in Balikatan 2022

The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and the Lewis B. Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) participated in the Philippine-led exercise Balikatan March 28 to April 8. Balikatan featured field and maritime training events including an amphibious exercise, maritime security training, military operations in an urban terrain training, an air defense exercise, and…

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Communist China Decries US Nuclear Weapon Claims

US military leaders, politicians and media have been repeatedly hyping the so-called China nuclear arsenal expansion, highlighted recently again by a report by the Wall Street Journal, and these speculations are an excuse for the US to expand its own nuclear arsenal and push the “China threat” theory, Chinese experts said on Monday. China has accelerated the expansion of its…

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USC Continues Formation of the Russian Arctic Fleet

The United Shipbuilding Corporation during its time under sanctions has created almost two dozen icebreakers and ice-class vessels, most of which have no analogues in the world. Mooring trials of the unique ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” are currently underway, which will go on its first expedition in the second half of this year. Since 2014, when the first sanctions were…

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