US & Colombia Conduct ASW Training in the Caribbean Sea

Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) and the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) conducted a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training exercise in the Caribbean Sea with the Colombian navy, Feb. 27-28. Minnesota and Billings were joined by Colombian navy submarine ARC Pijao (SSK 28), frigates ARC Independiente (FM 54) and ARC Almirante Padilla (FM 51),…

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La Combattante Joins Colombia for Operation ORION

After a week of patrolling near the West Indian arc, the Antilles-Guyane Patrouilleur (PAG) La Combattante carried out an operational stopover in Cartagena-des-Indias in Colombia from October 11 to 15. As part of Operation ORION, this stopover was an opportunity for the PAG command to interact with Colombian military authorities, including Rear Admiral Juan Rozo, commander of the Colombian naval…

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Five Colombian Navy Ships in Hurricane Iota Relief Operations

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Under the context of the Unified State Action: having maritime, air and land resources; The Naval Institution has supported the transport of more than 420 tons of cargo, among them 117 of humanitarian aid. After 15 days of the passage of Hurricane Iota over the Archipelago department, the Colombian Navy, through the Caribbean Naval…

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