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Ronald Reagan CSG Returns to the South China Sea

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating in the South China Sea for the second time during its 2021 deployment, September 24th. The carrier strike group includes the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staffs of Task Force 70 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, as well…

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USCGC Oliver Berry Patrolled Samoa Waters

Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Berry conducted patrol operations in Samoa’s exclusive economic zone in September 2021, deepening our close partnership with Samoa and promoting resource security within the area. The Oliver Berry’s crew helped to fill the policing gap for illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing while Samoa’s Nafanua II patrol boat was out of service. “The United States offered to…

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Colombian Navy Has Intercepted 247 tons of Cocaine This Year

So far this year, the Colombian Navy has seized more than 247 tons of cocaine hydrochloride, preventing illegal organizations from receiving more than eight billion dollars The strategy implemented by the Colombian Navy to close spaces to drug trafficking in the Colombian Caribbean, allowed to deliver a new blow to the organized armed group “Clan del Golfo” by seizing 285…

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DoD Announces New Senior Advisor for Arctic Security Affairs

The Department of Defense announced the following advisor selection Septe4mber 24, 2021:   Randy “Church” Kee, a retired US Air Force major general, assumes duties as Senior Advisor for Arctic Security Affairs to assist with establishing the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, the Department of Defense’s sixth and newest regional center. Kee is responsible for supporting the establishment…

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Textron Systems Autonomy Engine for DARPA Sea Train

Textron Systems is pioneering a system for multiple individual unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) to autonomously work together as coordinated sea trains, which collectively overcome individual vessel range limitations by exploiting wave reduction efficiencies. This autonomy engine is being provided to Applied Physical Sciences (APS), a General Dynamics company, for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Sea Train program. “USVs…

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Seizing £17 Million Worth of Cocaine in the Caribbean

September 24, 2021 – The bust began when the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Wave Knight, launched her Wildcat helicopter — callsign Knightrider — on a routine patrol. Just minutes later Knightrider’s crew reported back a suspicious small craft with three people on board and large objects on deck, as it was transiting through international waters near South America. Having been…

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Sea Training for the Second Naval Division

These days, the Navy is at sea for an intense training activity aimed at maintaining full operational capacity after more than 1 year since the last time the Units were able to train before the COVID-19 pandemic hit our Country. In the Gulf of Taranto, the Second Naval Division, under the command of Squad Admiral Paolo Pezzutti, is conducting an…

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Workhorse of the Skies Marks 2000 Hours

HMAS Anzac’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk ‘Berserker’ has reached a milestone of 2000 flight hours while deployed in Southeast Asia. The helicopter and ship are in company with HMA Ships Canberra and Sirius as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21), Australia’s flagship regional engagement activity. The MH-60R Seahawk, from 816 SQN, has been attached to Anzac since August 2020, and recently…

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FRCE Kinston Completes first UH-1N Huey Repair

Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) artisans recently completed work on the first UH-1N “Huey” helicopter to undergo service at the depot’s facility in Kinston’s North Carolina Global TransPark. Logistical improvements brought about by the new location helped the team complete service on the aircraft more than 40 days ahead of the average turnaround times the H-1 line posted while based…

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