USCGC Mohawk Arrives in Lisbon for a Port Visit

The Famous-class medium endurance cutter USCGC Mohawk (WMEC 913) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal for a scheduled port visit, June 29, 2022. This port visit marks the first stop for Mohawk, while employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) area of operations. During the visit, Mohawk leadership will meet government leaders and military maritime…

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Brazil’s Navy Conducts Integrated Training

Improve the techniques for disembarkation of means and military personnel on land from Fleet ships, both by surface and by helicopter. This is the focal point of Operation Aderex-Amphibious 2022, which starts today (28) and runs until July 8 in the maritime area between the states of Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. “It is a great opportunity for training, as…

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Philippines Order Six OPVs from South Korea

The Department of National Defense (DND) and South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) on Monday signed the PHP30 billion offshore patrol vessel (OPV) contract which seeks to provide six OPVs to the Philippine Navy (PN). Defense spokesperson Arsenio Andolong, in a statement late Monday, said Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and HHI vice chairperson and president Sam Hyun Ka signed the deal at…

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ROKS Dae Jo Yeong Performs Rescue in the Gulf of Aden

A naval vessel from the Republic of Korea rescued four civilian mariners from the United Kingdom who were adrift aboard a sailing vessel after the engine failed while transiting the Gulf of Aden, June 26. Republic of Korea Navy destroyer Dae Jo Yeong (DD 977) responded after Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), an international partnership headquartered in Bahrain, was notified of…

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Two USS Oklahoma Casualties Identified

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Navy Shopfitter 3rd Class Francis L. Hannon, 20, of Middletown, Indiana, killed during World War II, was accounted for on Aug. 28, 2017. On Dec. 7, 1941, Hannon was assigned to the battleship USS Oklahoma, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft.…

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Canuck CH-148 Cyclone Lands on CNS Almirante Lynch

Anticipation fills the helicopter air detachment’s briefing room in HMCS Vancouver as Air Detachment Commander Major Peter Tomlik briefs his team on the upcoming flight plan. It’s June 24, 2022, and Vancouver is sailing with a number of foreign navies making their way to Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. It’s a day likely to be etched…

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Vestdavit Telescopic Davits for the Royal Danish Navy

Vestdavit has literally extended its range of boat-handling systems with a new telescopic davit specially designed and developed for a technically demanding retrofit contract with the Royal Danish Navy. The leading Norwegian davit supplier has now secured the coveted award to deliver a total of eight TDBS 8000 systems for launch and recovery of fast rescue boats that will be…

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NATO Agrees On New Strategic Concept

Statement by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg following the meeting of the North Atlantic Council at the level of Heads of State and Government (2022 NATO Summit) (As delivered) Good afternoon. NATO leaders have just taken decisions to transform and strengthen our Alliance at this pivotal time for our security. President Putin’s war against Ukraine has shattered peace in Europe.…

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PLAN Propaganda on Future Employment of Third Carrier

The launching ceremony of China’s 3rd aircraft carrier was held at the Jiangnan Shipyard of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on the morning of June 17. Later, Senior Captain Liu Wensheng, spokesperson for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), released a statement regarding the carrier’s naming, deployment, performance, characteristics and test arrangements. According to Liu, basing the naming rules of the…

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