USS Dewey Completes SWATT in the Philippine Sea

Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), forward-deployed to Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, participated in Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) from March 13–27. SWATT provides the Fleet opportunities to complete advanced tactical exercises to increase lethality and tactical proficiency. SWATT, led by Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC), starts with a weeklong…

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BRP Antonio Luna Trains in West Philippine Sea

BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), one of the Philippine Navy (PN)’s two guided missile frigates, conducted “man overboard” (MOB) drill during a recent patrol at the West Philippine Sea (WPS). “In order to evaluate the confidence and skills of FF-151 OOWs (officers on watch) in performing maneuvers for MOB, FF-151 conducts MOB drills during her patrol at WPS,” a Facebook post…

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Australia Completes Participation in ANNUALEX

Two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels have finished nine days of maritime warfare training with four nations during ANNUALEX 2021. HMA Ships Brisbane and Warramunga joined the United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and German Navy in the Philippine Sea to practice maritime communications, flying operations, replenishments at sea, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare. Commander of the…

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USNS Big Horn Took Part in ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea

Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) Henry J. Kaiser-class replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO198) conducted underway replenishments with partners and allies as part of Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX), in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30. Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the United States took part in the multilateral, multinational exercise, led by the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). The exercise…

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Crew Safe After Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Crash

Three crewmembers of a Royal Australian Navy MH-60R Seahawk helicopter are safe after ditching their helicopter in the Philippine Sea during a routine flight overnight. The aircraft was operating from HMAS Brisbane as part of a Regional Presence Deployment with HMAS Warramunga, when the crew conducted an emergency landing in the water. HMAS Brisbane deployed sea boats and rescued the…

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Multiple Allied Carrier Strike Groups Operate Together in 7th Fleet

U.S. Navy carrier strike groups led by flagships USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) joined with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) and the United Kingdom’s carrier strike group (CSG 21) led by HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) to conduct multiple carrier strike group operations in the Philippine Sea, Oct.…

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Philippines Order Eight Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M)

The acquisition of eight units of Fast Attack Interdiction Craft-Missile (FAIC-M) is among the 2019 President-approved projects under the Horizon 2 List of the Revised AFP Modernization Program. Duly awarded to Israel Shipyards Ltd. and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel under a Government-to-Government procurement scheme, the project is divided into two lots. Lot 1 covers the delivery of nine…

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Australia, India, Japan, & US Begin Exercise MALABAR 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, India, and the United States began phase 1 of cooperative maritime exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Philippine Sea, August 26. MALABAR is an annual maritime exercise that enhances planning, training, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Indian Navy (IN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy which demonstrates…

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USS America Replenishes HMS Defender in Philippine Sea

USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, conducted a bilateral fueling-at-sea (FAS) with Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender (D 36) while operating with elements of the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Carrier Strike Group (CSG-21) in the Philippine Sea, August 20th. This is the first time in history a U.S. amphibious ship has conducted a FAS with…

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Evertsen & UK Carrier Strike Group now in Philippine Sea

August 3, 2021 – The British Carrier Strike Group, which also includes HNLMS Evertsen belongs, has been sailing in the Philippine Sea since this week. After an uninterrupted period of almost 40 days on the water, another port is on the horizon. The fleet has now passed through the South China Sea, among other places. Training has been conducted with…

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