FS Bougainville Renders Assistance to US Fishing Vessel

During their deployment to the North Pacific, Crew B of the Overseas Surveillance and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Bougainville assisted 3 American boaters aboard a drifting fishing vessel for more than 24 hours. On Saturday, September 18, 2021, while the BSAOM Bougainville is patrolling on a presence and surveillance mission approximately 130 nautical miles off the Hawaiian archipelago, the watch team…

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Drone Delivery to USS Henry M Jackson in Hawaiian Waters

An unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) around the Hawaiian Islands October 19th. Underway replenishment sustains the fleet anywhere/anytime. This event was designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command’s expeditionary logistics and enhance the overall readiness of our strategic forces. (U.S. Navy…

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ADF Exercises Capability at RIMPAC

August 18, 2020 – Four Royal Australian Navy vessels and almost 700 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in Hawaii ahead of two weeks of training involving 10 nations during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC). Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia’s participation in this year’s RIMPAC exercise reflects our close alliance with…

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HMNZS Manawanui heads to Rim of the Pacific exercise around Hawaii

July 28, 2020 – The New Zealand Defence Force will exercise key capabilities used in maritime surveillance and disaster responses while enhancing its interoperability with other nations during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in August. The Royal New Zealand Navy dive and hydrographic vessel HMNZS Manawanui with 66 crew on board left Devonport Naval Base today to participate…

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BRP Jose Rizal to join RIMPAC 2020

July 7, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN) said on Tuesday its up-to-date and heavily armed ship, the missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) will be participating in this year’s “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) exercises. PN flag-officer-in-command Vice Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said the BRP Jose Rizal will depart for Hawaii, where the RIMPAC 2020 will be held, by July…

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DOD Tests Hypersonic Glide Body

March 20, 2020 – The Department of Defense (DOD) successfully tested a hypersonic glide body in a flight experiment conducted from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, March 19 at approximately 10:30 p.m. local time (HST). The U.S. Navy and U.S. Army jointly executed the launch of a common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB), which flew at hypersonic speed to…

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