BRP Antonio Luna Simulates Missile Firing in RIMPAC

The Philippine Navy (PN) announced that frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), has simulated the launching of its surface-to-surface missile armament in the ongoing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise off Hawaii. “The Philippines’ multi-mission capable warship also simulated the launching of its surface-to-surface missile in a simulation serial with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s JS Izumo and US Navy…

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UK Begins the Phaseout of Paper Nautical Charts

Plans to withdraw the UKHO’s portfolio of ADMIRALTY Standard Nautical Charts (SNCs) and Thematic Charts is in response to more marine, naval and leisure users primarily using digital products and services for navigation. The ADMIRALTY Maritime Data Solutions digital navigation portfolio, can be updated in near real-time, greatly enhancing safety of life at sea (SOLAS). The phased withdrawal of paper…

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Remembering the Battle of Kolombangara

New Zealand Cruiser, HMNZS Leander with 550 crew had been serving as an escort ship in the Pacific, under American command since the previous June. In early July 1943, she was ordered to join the US Navy’s Task Group 36.1 at Tulagi, an island north of Guadalcanal as a replacement for the American cruiser, USS Helena which had sunk at…

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JS Harusame PASSEX With EUNAVFOR

On July 29, JS HARUSAME conducted a multilateral PASSEX with ITS FASAN and SPS NUMANCIA in vicinity of Djibouti to improve our tactical skill and strengthen cooperation with them. The Self-Defense Fleet maintains readiness, contributing to the defense of Japan and the maintenance to maritime order based on law, as well as stability in the Indo-Pacific region with friendly Navy.

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JS Harusame Aids Djibouti Navy Training

On July 28, JS HARUSAME conducted a JMSDF Djibouti navy PASSEX with ADI ALI M HOUMED in vicinity of Djibouti to improve our tactical skill and strengthen cooperation with the Djibouti Navy. The Self-Defense Fleet maintains readiness, contributing to the defense of Japan and the maintenance to maritime order based on law, as well as stability in the Indo-Pacific region…

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IAI Unveils ELM-2238X STAR-X Radar

STAR-X (ELM-2238X) is a compact shipborne surveillance radar system specially designed for Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). STAR-X is ideal for performing critical missions in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), such as counter-terrorism, smuggling, and piracy, through to search and rescue and up to full open sea combat missions. The advanced radar enhances a combat ship’s Situational Awareness Picture (SAP) with…

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