ARA Contraalmirante Cordero Arrival in Puerto Belgrano

This morning, the ocean patrol ship ARA “Rear Admiral Cordero” arrived at the Buenos Aires Naval Station, fourth and last unit from France, built by the Naval Group company. The ship was received by the Minister of Defense, Jorge Taiana, accompanied by the Chief of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Juan Martín Paleo; the…

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ROK, U.S. Navies Conclude Carrier Strike Group Exercise

The U.S. Navy and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) concluded Carrier Strike Group Exercise 2022 in the Philippine Sea, June 4. The combined forces of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 and Maritime Task Flotilla (MTF) 7 operated together during this bilateral exercise aimed at strengthening the interoperability of the two navies. “The U.S. Navy and ROK Navy have a water-tight,…

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Navy C-26D Completes a 2,241 Mile Journey

A Navy C-26D aircraft made a 2,241 mile, eight-stop, eight-day, eight-country trek. The aircraft flew from Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy to a repair depot in New Braunfels, Texas landing on May 16. While not an epic trek across time and space, the flight of the C-26 Metroliner was an example of Tactical Airlift Program Office (PMA-207) Fixed Wing/Operational…

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Serco Announces $334 Million NAVSEA Prime Contract Award

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, engineering, and management services, has been awarded the Shipbuilding Acquisition Program Management (SHAPM) Services contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Team Submarine (TEAM SUB) which is comprised of PEO Strategic Submarines, PEO Attack Submarines, and PEO Undersea Warfare Systems. As the prime contractor, Serco will provide program management, business and financial…

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2022 NATO Summit

NATO Leaders are gathering in Madrid, Spain to discuss important issues facing the Alliance. The Madrid Summit will set NATO’s strategic direction for the next decade and beyond, ensuring that the Alliance will continue to adapt to a changing world and keep its one billion people safe. Spain is hosting the 2022 NATO Summit in an auspicious year – the…

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NATO Concludes Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 22

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) concluded the NATO-led Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 2022 (NESH22) from STRIKFORNATO’s Joint Operations Centre in Oeiras, Portugal, May 31. The two-week vigilance activity demonstrated NATO’s ability to integrate the command and control of multiple carrier strike groups (CSG), an amphibious ready group (ARG) and a Marine expeditionary unit…

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U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Heroin Shipment in Gulf of Oman

A U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter seized 310 kilograms of heroin worth an estimated U.S. street value of $11 million from a fishing vessel while conducting patrols in the Gulf of Oman, May 31. USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) was operating as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, one of four task forces under the Combined Maritime Forces.…

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) AiP for Vard 7 125 OPV

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Vard Marine Inc., a Fincantieri company, for its Vard 7 125 Next-Generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). The design of the 125-metre vessel is based on the successful Vard Series 7 OPV reference vessels and can be tailored to a broad range of military and naval missions. Enhancements include an upgraded…

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KRI Frans Kaisiepo Exercises With HMAS Parramatta

In order to strengthen cooperative relations and interoperability with the Australian Military, the Indonesian Navy deployed the Republic of Indonesia warship (KRI) Frans Kaisiepo-368 to participate in the Australia-Indonesia (Ausindo) Albatross Exercise in the Makassar Strait which was held on 29 and 30 May 2022. . The Australian-Indonesian (Ausindo) Exercise Albatross exercise involved a B-737 aircraft belonging to the Indonesian…

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KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda Trains With Greek & Turkish Ships

KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda-367 (KRI SIM-367) Koarmada II who are members of the Maritime Task Force (MTF) TNI KONGA XXVIII-M/UNIFIL with Marine Lieutenant Colonel (F) Abdul Haris carrying 1 (one) AS 565 MBE Panther helicopter which is onboard the KRI SIM-367. In carrying out the UN mission, the US 565 MBE Panther Helicopter carried out a series of Winch Exercise…

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