US and Indonesian Navies Hold Submarine Staff Talks

In order to increase the role of diplomacy and strengthen the cooperative relationship between the Indonesian Navy and the US Navy, the Indonesian Navy’s Submarine delegation carried out the 6th Submarine Staff Talks with the US Navy for 2 days which was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jakarta, Friday, (22/7/ 2022). The delegation of the Indonesian Navy’s submarine soldiers…

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Shandong Sails Through Taiwan Straits

The aircraft carrier Shandong of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy reportedly sailed through the Taiwan Straits on Tuesday, the same day a US destroyer also made a transit in the region, with experts saying on Wednesday that the US warship’s provocative move, which came right after its consecutive trespasses in Xisha and Nansha islands in the South China…

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MQ-9 Debuts at RIMPAC SINKEX 2022

The first-ever use of a U.S. Air Force MQ-9A Reaper, a remotely piloted aircraft, during a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 sinking exercise (SINKEX), July 12. Participating in the SINKEX provided an opportunity for units from Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the U.S. to test weapons and systems in a simulated environment, working against opposing forces and eventually culminating in…

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Austal USA Awarded Contract for Two USN Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships

Austal USA was awarded a $156 million U.S. Navy contract option for the construction of two Navajo-class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ships (T-ATS). With the award, the company is now under contract for four T-ATS having received awards for T-ATS 11 and 12 in October 2021. T-ATS will provide ocean-going tug, salvage, and rescue capabilities to support U.S. Navy fleet…

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USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrives in Aksaz, Turkey

USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrived in Aksaz, Turkey for a scheduled port visit, July 18, 2022. The ship’s visit comes after several weeks of training and interoperability with the French and Italian navies, as the allied ships showcased firepower and maneuvering capabilities. The opportunity to work as a cohesive team is the latest in a steady stream of integration opportunities…

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HMS Portland Shadows Russian Subs Bound for St Petersburg

A Royal Navy warship has tracked the movements of two Russian submarines as they sailed into the North Sea. British submarine hunter HMS Portland was on watch as cruise missile submarine Severodvinsk and Akula-class attack submarine Vepr made their underwater journey south along the Norwegian coast from the Arctic. The Type 23 frigate shadowed the submarines as they surfaced separately…

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Ribbon Cutting for US Navy Submarine Testing Facility

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a unique submarine testing facility for the U.S. Navy on July 21 on the installation. The Submarine Battery Evaluation Center (SUBBEC) test facility was built to better test and evaluate Submarine batteries. The first test and evaluation of cells using SUBBEC is anticipated to take place…

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USS Ronald Reagan Visits Singapore

The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived in the Republic of Singapore for a scheduled port call July 22, marking the first time the carrier has visited the country since 2019. Ronald Reagan arrived with the Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54). Prior to arrival, USS Ronald Reagan operated in the South China Sea…

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NAVSEA on Unmanned Surface Vessels in RIMPAC

Four prototype Unmanned Surface Vessels are participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2022 exercise, known as RIMPAC, delivering warfighting capabilities and extending the reach of the manned U.S. fleet with fewer risks to the warfighter. Though unmanned systems have participated in exercises before, the involvement of four different vehicles, operating both autonomously and by manned teams, is a major…

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