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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US & Japanese Coast Guards Train in the Philippine Sea

February 23, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard concluded a joint law-enforcement exercise Sunday with the Japan Coast Guard in the Philippine Sea, furthering interoperability in performing law-enforcement missions. This weekend, ships from the U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard conducted exercises near the Ogasawara Islands of Japan. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball and Japan Coast Guard Ship…

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USS Comstock Embarks Mark VI Patrol Boats and ExMCM for Maritime Security Operations

October 12, 2020 – USS Comstock (LSD 45) is underway after loading Mark VI patrol boats and expeditionary mine countermeasure (ExMCM) elements in Guam to integrate Navy expeditionary forces aboard the amphibious dock landing ship for a security patrol in the Philippine Sea. “This level of integration of Mark VI patrol boats with surface Navy assets has never been accomplished…

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Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Train Together in Philippine Sea

June 28, 2020 – The Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier operations in the Philippine Sea. The ships and aircraft assigned to both strike groups began coordinated operations in international waters on June 28. While deployed, the Carrier Strike Force is conducting integrated exercises and operations that maintain responsive, flexible, and enduring commitments to mutual…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Aviators Eject Safely at Sea

June 18, 2020 – Two aviators safely ejected and were quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while conducting routine flight operations in the Philippine Sea. The incident occurred as the F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 was conducting routine pilot proficiency training. The incident…

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