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Long-planned NATO exercises across Europe get underway

Troops from NATO Allies and partners are taking part in a series of long-planned military exercises stretching from the High North to the Balkans to enhance the readiness and interoperability of NATO forces. Two of the biggest drills, with around 18,000 troops from twenty countries, are “Defender Europe” and “Swift Response”. Currently taking place in Poland and eight other countries,…

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Chinese AGI Takes Up Station off Western Australia

Defence announces May 13th a People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Intelligence Collection Vessel operating off the north-west shelf of Australia. Defence can confirm the vessel is a PLA-N, Dongdiao Class intelligence ship named Haiwangxing. The Haiwangxing travelled down the west coast of Australia to the vicinity of Exmouth, before changing course to track east along the north-west coast. Defence is actively…

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Nordic Defence Ministers Joint Cooperation Statement

The war in Ukraine has fundamentally changed European defense and security policy. In light of the ongoing crisis, Nordic solidarity and defense cooperation is more important than ever. The Nordic countries share fundamental values and security interests. We share a strategically important location. Closer defense cooperation between the Nordic countries strengthens our military capabilities and promotes regional security and stability.…

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China Against NATO Expansion to Finland & Sweden

The president and prime minister of Finland announced on Thursday that Finland, a long-time neutral country even throughout the Cold War, must apply to join the NATO “without delay,” and its neighbor Sweden, known for over two centuries of military neutrality when Europe faced turbulence, is expected to decide soon on whether to submit an application to join the alliance.…

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Brazilian Navy Ship Visits Guyana for OPERATION CARIBEX 2022

A Brazilian Naval Vessel, the ‘NApOC IGUATEM’ today concludes a visit to Port Georgetown as part of OPERATION CARIBEX, 2022. The vessel was berthed at the Guyana Coast Guard wharf, Ruimveldt, Georgetown. OPERATION CARIBEX is an annual Operation conducted by the Brazilian Navy which sends a task force to navigate Caribbean waters and visit ports of friendly nations. Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier…

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General Atomics Awarded Propulsor Demonstration Hardware Contract Delivery Order

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a sole- source delivery task order from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide structural hardware for the propulsor of the Navy’s new Columbia-class submarine. The delivery task order is part of a broad Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Propulsor Demonstration Hardware (PDH) contract to develop…

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HSAC Member Rep Mike Rogers Statement on Major Fleet Cuts

U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), Lead Republican of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered the following opening remarks May 11th at a hearing on the FY23 budget request from the Department of the Navy. Lead Republican Rogers’ remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. And thank you to our witnesses for being here today and for your service…

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ARA Almirante Irizar Returns from 2022 Antarctic Campaign

On May 9th, the icebreaker ARA “Almirante Irízar”, commanded by Captain Carlos Claudio Musso Soler, arrived at the Buenos Aires Naval Station, after completing the activities planned for the 2021/22 Summer Antarctic Campaign. The Argentine Navy unit was received by the Antarctic Joint Commander, Brigadier General Edgar Calandín, and naval authorities. The 118th Antarctic Campaign was carried out with surface,…

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