Maritime Partnerships Strengthened

The Royal Australian Navy this month joined key partners Japan, the United States and the United Kingdom for the Maritime Partnership Exercise in the Indian Ocean. Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat took part in the complex multi-domain training, held in the Bay of Bengal from October 15-18, with ships and aircraft from the participating nations. Commander of the Australian Fleet Rear…

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FS Champlain Taking Part in IFREMER in the Indian Ocean

After a first phase of mission marked by the fisheries police and the fight against drug trafficking, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Champlain on a surveillance mission in this part of the Indian Ocean took advantage of a passage to Mayotte to embark three scientists from the French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER). IFREMER…

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FGS Bayern Trains With Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the Germany Navy in order to strengthen cooperation and contribute to a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation with the Germany Navy 2. Date September 24 3. Exercise Area East of India 4. Participating units (1)…

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Four French Ships Train in Southern Indian Ocean

From August 30 to September 5, four ships of the Armed Forces in the Southern Indian Ocean Zone (FAZSOI) took advantage of a joint period of deployment to conduct specific operational readiness activities. This mutual training was organized in two phases. Between August 30 and September 1, the surveillance frigates (FS) Floréal and Nivôse as well as the patrol vessel…

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L’Astrolabe on Indian Ocean EEZ Patrol

May 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Monday April 26, 2021, the polar patrol vessel L’Astrolabe, reinforced by the sailors of its additional sovereignty (additional crew), left its base port of Réunion for a maritime surveillance and fisheries police mission around the Scattered Islands and Mayotte, working area of ​​Kerguélen Islands or Terre Adélie. Initially, L’Astrolabe patrolled around the Europa…

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Anzac Takes Part in Indian Ocean Rescue

May 16, 2021 – On Friday and again on Saturday night the Australian Defence Force deployed P-8A Poseidon aircraft to deliver life rafts to 20 stranded fishermen who were clinging to their vessel 670nm west of Perth. They worked closely with other aircraft coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). HMAS Anzac, which was hours off docking in Perth…

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Theodore Roosevelt CSG Indian Ocean Live-Fire Exercise

March 16, 2021 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) conducted a live-fire exercise in the Indian Ocean March 12. Units from the strike group engaged inflatable surface targets with a variety of weapons systems. F/A-18E Super Hornets from the “Golden Warriors” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 and the “Blue Diamonds” of VFA-146 dropped Mark 76 inert bombs,…

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FS Languedoc Completes Indian Ocean & Hormuz Patrol

November 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Languedoc is back in the Mediterranean after six-month deployment in the Indian Ocean. After a patrol in the eastern Mediterranean and exercise fictitious firing cruise missiles with units of the VI th US Fleet also deployed in the area, the frigate FREMM multi-mission) is docked this week in Toulon. Departing on April 25, the…

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