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China, Iran and Russia Hold Second Joint Naval Exercise

According to the consensus of the armed forces of China, Iran and Russia, the navies of the three countries held their second joint maritime exercise in the Gulf of Oman from January 18 to 20, 2022. China sent the guided-missile destroyer Urumqi, the comprehensive supply ship Taihu, ship-borne helicopters and 40 members of the Marine Corps of the PLA Navy…

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RFS Vladimir Emelyanov and Sergey Balk Join Mediterranean Flotilla

The mine defense ship “Vladimir Yemelyanov” and the rescue tugboat “Sergey Balk” of the Black Sea Fleet are passing through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits. During the planned passage from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea, the crews of the Vladimir Yemelyanov and Sergey Balk will work out tasks for their intended purpose, conduct shipboard exercises in damage control, air defense…

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Australian Tonga Relief Departs from Brisbane

HMAS Adelaide has finalized the loading of humanitarian and disaster relief stores, equipment and personnel in readiness to aid recovery efforts in Tonga. Commander Joint Task Force 637 Major General Scott Winter said Australia’s contribution was part of a wider relief effort that included regional partners. “We are proud to work alongside His Majesty’s Tonga Armed Forces as well as…

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Astrolabe Operating for the French Polar Institute

On December 30, the polar patrol vessel (PP) L’Astrolabe sailed for a logistical support mission for the benefit of the French Polar Institute and the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The Astrolabe arrived on January 3, 2022 in front of the Dumont d’Urville station, on the Antarctic continent. This stopover made it possible to disembark the equipment necessary for…

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Captain Chris O’Flaherty Brings WW2 Hero to Life

Mine warfare expert Captain Chris O’Flaherty hopes to inspire today’s generation of young naval leaders and honor men of wartime dash and courage. The naval officer has brought one of the Navy’s most decorated WW2 heroes back to life, with all proceeds from his biography of Derek ‘Jake’ Wright helping to maintain the memory of all those who served in…

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Israel Orders Three New TKMS Submarines

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has reached an agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defence on the framework conditions for the purchase of three Dakar-class submarines. After extensive negotiations, all parties involved agreed to the technical content and contractual provisions on Thursday. Dr Rolf Wirtz, CEO thyssenkrupp Marine Systems: “We, as thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Germans, are honored and proud to continue…

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