Indonesian Navy Panther Helicopters Practice Night Flying

In order to improve the preparedness and professionalism of the Panther Helicopter Pilots of the Naval Aviation Center in carrying out night operations, the 2nd Air Wing Commander Marine Lt. Col. (P) Sahid Hamdani, SH ordered Squadron 100 to carry out night flights. Beginning with a Night Briefing and a health check by the health team, the exercise was held…

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Operation Sea Guardian in Western Mediterranean Ends

NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) concluded maritime security patrols in the Western Mediterranean Sea on June 30 after two weeks at sea. OSG’s flagship Spanish frigate ESPS Reina Sofia led the NATO Task Group joined by a submarine from Italy and Maritime patrol aircraft and airborne early warning aircraft from Canada, Portugal and Spain.  Over two weeks, the OSG Task…

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Change of Command Ceremony Held for NATO’s SNMG2

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Michael Sciretta assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) today at a change of command ceremony on board the Italian frigate Carlo Margottini in Taranto Naval Station in Puglia, Italy. Sciretta relieved Italian Navy Rear Admiral Mauro Panebianco after commanding SNMG2 for six months. NATO Commander of Submarines NATO, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Steve…

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Socio-Sanitary River Campaign 2022 Completed

After the completion of the activities in the town of Ibicuy in Entre Ríos, and with the arrival of the patrol boat ARA “King” and the patrol boat ARA “Río Santiago” at the Buenos Aires Naval Station, the Socio-Sanitary River Campaign 2022 concluded. Under the direction of the Secretariat for Military Coordination in Emergencies of the Ministry of Defense, the…

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RFA/MSC Discuss Closer Cooperation on Global Support

RFA Mounts Bay played host to the head of the Service – and his US counterpart as vital support arms of the two allied navies forge closer ties. Commander US Military Sealift Command (US MSC) Rear Admiral Michael A Wettlaufer and Royal Fleet Auxiliary Head of Service Commodore David Eagles joined the amphibious support ship in Portsmouth, fresh from her…

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Boeing Delivers 150th P-8A

The newest Boeing P-8 maritime patrol, reconnaissance aircraft took to the skies over Puget Sound bringing the total number of P-8s delivered to 150. The 150th multi-mission P-8 will be operated by Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) One based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. “There are now 150 P-8s around the world delivering confidence and an unmatched…

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MSC Supporting Bi-Annual Rim of the Pacific Exercise

Six Military Sealift Command ships will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 exercise throughout the month of July in the waters around Hawaii. MSC fleet replenishment oilers USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187), USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) and the MSC dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) will provide logistics services including aviation fuel, diesel ship…

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China Claims Nothing Untoward With Cambodia Naval Presence

“Certain media have been continuously hyping up the normal exchanges and cooperation between China and Cambodia with ulterior motive,” said Senior Colonel Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for China’s Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press conference on Thursday. Senior Colonel Tan Kefei made the remarks when being asked to comment on foreign media’s report that an official from the…

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