China Threatens Surveillance of Canada & Australia

With the participation of Australia and Canada, the US-led Five Eyes alliance has conducted a new trick to provoke China and test the resolve of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by carrying out aerial close-in reconnaissance near China, analysts said on Tuesday, with data showing dozens of such flights were conducted in the East China Sea and the South China…

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KRI Sultan Iskandar Muda Takes Part in UNIFIL Exercise

The Republic of Indonesia warship Sultan Iskandar Muda (KRI SIM-367) with the commander of Marine Lieutenant Colonel (P) Abdul Haris as Commander of the MTF XXVIII-M/UNIFIL Task Force (Dansatgas) led the Anti-Air Warfare (PAU) or Air Defense Exercises 322 (ADEX322) which was attended by two elements of state warships that are members of the UNIFIL Maritime Task Force (MTF), namely…

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SNMCMG2 Celebrates Spain’s 40th Anniversary in NATO

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) commemorated 40 years since Spain joined NATO while underway in the Mediterranean Sea, May 30. Spain joined NATO on May 30, 1982, becoming the 16th nation to join the Alliance. SNMCMG2 currently comprises flagship ESPS Meteoro (P41) and FGS Bad Rappenau (M1067). Under the command of Spanish Navy Captain Javier Nuñez de Prado,…

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80th Anniversary of Sydney Submarine Attack

A memorial service at HMAS Kuttabul has commemorated the 27 lives lost in an Imperial Japanese Navy midget submarine attack on Sydney in May 1942. Dignitaries including Commodore Flotillas, Commodore Paul O’Grady and Ambassador of Japan to Australia, Mr Yamagami Shingo, laid wreaths at the HMAS Kuttabul Memorial on the eastern shore of Garden Island. Master of Ceremonies, HMAS Kuttabul…

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Boeing Teams with Canadian Industry to Offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners announced today their intent to collaborate to provide the capability and sustainability of the proven P-8A Poseidon for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement. Team Poseidon, consisting of CAE, GE Aviation Canada, IMP Aerospace & Defence, KF Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace Canada and Raytheon Canada, forms the cornerstone of a Canadian P-8 industrial footprint. The…

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Northrop Grumman & Aeronix in the Connected Battlespace

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Aeronix Inc. have been selected to build a secure connective networking layer in space that will help enable the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) vision for the joint force. The companies will develop a Space End Crypto Unit (ECU) prototype that will connect platforms and weapons in low earth orbit (LEO) across common architecture, providing added…

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China Deals with Provoking Canadian Warplanes

Chinese military dealt with Canadian military aircraft’s recent close-in reconnaissance and provocation on China with professional but powerful measures, and demanded Canada to desist from further provocations, or Canada shall bear all serious consequences, the Chinese defense and foreign ministries said on Monday. Recently, using the excuse of carrying out UN Security Council Resolutions, Canadian military aircraft ramped up its close-in…

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: Passing of Bob Kirby

Photo caption: Diving legends at SBMM, from the left: Leslie Leaney, Lad Handelman, Phil Newsum, Bev Morgan, Bob Kirby, Bob Ratcliffe, and Mike Von Alvensleben. It is with a deep sense of loss that the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum must say goodbye to an important and beloved friend. Bob Kirby, co-founder with Bev Morgan of Kirby Morgan, passed away at…

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