ARA Austral on Post-Refit Sea Trials

The oceanographic vessel ARA Austral set sail to carry out sea trials after completing repair and maintenance tasks at the Mar del Plata Naval Base. During navigation, the operational and functional verification of the propulsion systems and auxiliary mechanisms will be carried out; role adjustment; the reconfiguration of the dynamic positioning system; multibeam probe calibration; and the testing of equipment,…

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USS Frank Cable Returns to Guam From Australia Trials

The Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, May 16, 2022. Frank Cable departed Guam on March 1 for a second patrol after turning over lead maintenance activity responsibilities with USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in September 2021. “I’m very, very proud of our crew,” said Capt. Albert…

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Second Type 055 DDG Completes Workups

Lhasa, the second Type 055 10,000 tonne-class large missile destroyer of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, passed a full-course mock-battle training assessment which comprehensively tested the vessel’s air defense, maritime attack and anti-submarine capabilities. As the PLA Navy’s second currently launched Type 055 – a large ship designed to carry out missions in far seas – the Lhasa…

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Abraham Lincoln CSG Trains With PACAF in the Philippine Sea

The USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) conducted deterrence missions in the Philippine Sea through demonstration of long range maritime strikes with Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) on May 9. “Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group is a powerful presence in the Philippine Sea that serves as a deterrent to aggressive or malign actors and supports a free and open Indo-Pacific,”…

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Exercise Autonomous Warrior Testing New Technologies

Commencing May 16th, HMAS Creswell and the waters of Jervis Bay will be the scene of a simulated, next generation naval battlespace – Exercise Autonomous Warrior 2022 (AW22). This Royal Australian Navy (RAN) led Exercise will test and evaluate uncrewed, robotic and autonomous systems in Jervis Bay, in the nearby East Australian Exercise Area and the skies above. AW22 will…

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US Navy Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Video

In a an open hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) before the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee on May 17, 2022, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Mr. Scott Bray shared this video from July of 2019 that captures multiple objects, initially identified as UAPs, harassing Navy ships participating in Naval Exercises off Sothern California. The video, taken by…

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NATO Begins Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 22

NATO is conducting vigilance activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 2022 (NESH22), which integrates high-end maritime expeditionary strike capabilities of Sea, Air and Land assets. The activities will take place in the Baltic, Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas, from 17-31 May. In support of Allied Joint Force Command Brunssum and Allied Joint Force Command Naples, NESH 22 is the execution phase of a long…

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