Argentine Account of the Atlantic Conveyor Sinking

On May 25, 1982, at 4:32 p.m., two Exocet missiles were fired from Super Etendard aircraft, causing significant economic loss for the British. The operation began at 2:00 p.m. in Río Grande, Tierra del Fuego. Two Super Etendard planes from the Second Air Naval Fighter and Attack Squadron, piloted by Lieutenant Commander Roberto Curilovic and Lieutenant Julio Héctor Barraza, took off…

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SAS Spioenkop Returns from Operation VIKELA to Enter Refit

Operation VIKELA SAS SPIOENKOP Sails Back to South Africa. The SAS SPIOENKOP formed part of a maritime component of Operation VIKELA deployed under the SADC Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM). The South African Ship was operating in collaboration with Tanzanian Navy Ship (TNS) FATUNDU and Patrol Boats of Forças Armadas de Defesa Mozambique (FADM). SAS SPIOENKOP was tasked to conduct barrier…

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SNMCMG1 in Operation OPEN SPIRIT 22 in the Baltic Sea

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) participated in Operation OPEN SPIRIT 22 in the Baltic Sea, May 9-20. Open Spirit is a multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation, which this year is led by the Lithuanian Navy and takes place at the Baltic Sea in the Lithuanian economic zone. SNMCMG1 comprises flagship LVNS Virsaitis (Latvia), ENS Sakala…

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DRDO/Indian Navy Naval Anti-Ship Missile Flight Test

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully conducted maiden flight-test of indigenously-developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile launched from a Naval Helicopter from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on May 18,2022. The mission met all its objectives. It is the first indigenous air launched anti-ship missile system for the Indian Navy. The missile followed…

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Royal Australian Navy Tests Autonomous Technologies

About 40 new, innovative autonomous technologies are being tested and evaluated in the waters of Jervis Bay on Exercise Autonomous Warrior (AW22), which began last week. The two-week exercise is testing the uncrewed, robotic and autonomous systems – they operate on or below the water, or in the sky – according to scenarios designed to demonstrate capabilities in mine countermeasures,…

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HMAS Stalwart Open for Business

The crew of HMAS Stalwart recently achieved a major milestone in the ship’s short time in service when they successfully conducted the ship’s first replenishment at sea. HMAS Parramatta was the receiving ship. Commanding Officer of Stalwart, Commander Steve McCracken, said the evolution signaled that Stalwart was “open for business”. “There’s been a lot of hard work and training leading…

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FGS Sachsen Open to the Public in Helsinki May 29th

One of the most capable ships in the German navy will visit Helsinki on 25-30. May. According to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Finland’s application to join NATO is a welcome step, which is why the Chancellor said on 17 May 2022: “We will intensify our military co-operation, especially in the Baltic Sea, in the form of joint exercises.” The Saxony frigate…

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Miguel Keith, Charleston, Chief in Exercise Noble Vanguard

Ships assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 participated in integrated mine-countermeasure training exercise Noble Vanguard May 12 to 21. Noble Vanguard marks the first time the expeditionary sea base (ESB) USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5), Mine Countermeasure Squadron (MCMRON) 7 with Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14), and a littoral combat ship – Independence-variant littoral combat ship…

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