USS Higgins Conducts Brunei Port Call

USS Higgins (DDG 76) departed Brunei after a scheduled port call, July 26. The port visit highlighted the strong U.S. commitment to the region built on shared values and principles and helped strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Brunei. “Our main purpose in the Indo-Pacific theater is to promote and ensure peace and stability for all nations who reside…

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HMS Kent Returns to Active Duty

HMS Kent is the navy’s ‘high-readiness frigate’ cleared for action – and autumn deployment – after intensive training in the Channel. The Portsmouth-based frigate – one of the escorts for the nation’s flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth on her maiden deployment to the Pacific Rim last year – has come through the most demanding assessment the Royal Navy can make of…

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Singapore & Indonesia Hold Joint Minex Pandu-22

Kaskoarmada II Laksma TNI Andi Abdul Aziz, SH, MM, representing Pangkoarmada II Laksma TNI Dr. TSNB Hutabarat, MMS, released 2 KRIs namely Pulau Rengat-711 and KRI Pulau Rupat-712 to implement Latma Joint Minex Pandu-22 in Singapore. The release was carried out at the Madura Koarmada II pier at the end of Surabaya, Sunday, (31/7/2022). Before the release started with the…

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USS Kearsarge Arrives in Helsinki for a Port Visit August 5th

The United States Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge will arrive in Helsinki for a port visit 5 – 8 August. USS Kearsarge is a Wasp-class 257 meter-long amphibious assault ship. The vessel is carrying for example several helicopters and smaller amphibious vessels. The USS Kearsarge is also transporting appx 2,000 marines and sailors. The ship will berth in the…

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NATO Ships Train With Harry S Truman Carrier Strike Group

Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 and the U.S. Navy’s Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) augmented by frigate ITS Alpino (F594) conducted joint maritime and air defense exercises on July 24 while operating in the Mediterranean Sea. The collaboration demonstrated the interoperable and interchangeable capabilities and strength of NATO’s maritime force. SNMG2 is a maritime task group comprised…

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Readout of AUKUS Joint Steering Group Meetings

Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America recently held meetings of the AUKUS Joint Steering Groups, which were established as part of the governance structure of the AUKUS partnership in September 2021. The delegations discussed the intensive work under way and the progress that has been made since the announcement of AUKUS. Both meetings were held at…

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USS Frank Cable Visits Malaysia

Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) hosted several engagements from the 13th Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and U.S. Navy Submarine Staff Talks to ship tours while moored pierside at Sepanggar Naval Base in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Staff talks also included discussions of Frank Cable’s expeditionary repair, rearm, and re-provision capabilities. “It was an honor to host…

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