U.S. Navy Extends Contract with Motorola Solutions

The U.S. Department of Defense has exercised a contract option valued at $29M with Motorola Solutions, which will extend the operations and maintenance of the U.S. Navy’s land mobile radio (LMR) system. This is the third year of a multi-year agreement for essential radio communications that the Navy relies on to coordinate deployments and response actions at bases worldwide. The…

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U.S., Spain, Morocco Collaborate for Rescue at Sea

On Jan. 5, 2022, the United States, Spain, and Morocco collaborated to rescue 103 migrants 40 nautical miles west of the Moroccan coast. Late Tuesday evening, Spain’s Las Palmas Rescue Coordination Center received reports of two migrant rafts taking on water with people possibly in the water. The Spanish center coordinated rescue efforts with the vessels closest to the reported…

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Australia, India, Japan, and U.S. Kick-off Phase II: MALABAR 2021

Maritime forces from Australia, India, Japan, and the United States began Phase II of Exercise MALABAR 2021 in the Bay of Bengal, October 11. The U.S. Navy hosted this year’s annual maritime exercise which includes a variety of high-end tactical training, including specific interactions that are designed to enhance interoperability between the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Indian Navy (IN), Japan…

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Multinational Fishery Patrol Uncovers 450 Shark Fins

An integrated international law enforcement boarding team inspecting fishing vessels in the North Pacific Ocean identified 32 potential violations of conservation and management measures under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) and North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC). This team was developed to support international cooperation for the United States Coast Guard’s annual Northern Pacific Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated…

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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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50th BALTOPS Kicks Off in June

May 24, 2021 – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 6-18. This milestone exercise demonstrates a steadfast commitment to NATO and continues to change to meet evolving regional security requirements. Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations are involved in the…

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Norway signs Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement with USA

April 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – “The United States of America is Norway’s most important ally, and we have shared more than 70 years of close, constructive defense cooperation. The Agreement both updates and further develops the agreements and cooperation already in place between Norway and the U. S. The Agreement will play a vital role in ensuring Norwegian security…

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Exercise Talisman Sabre 21

TS21 is the largest bilateral combined training activity between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and United States (US) military. It is designed to test our respective forces in planning and conducting Combined and Joint Task Force operations and improve the combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces. Occurring every two years, Talisman Sabre reflects the closeness of our…

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International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research Begins

December 8, 2020 – The International Cooperative Engagement Program for Polar Research Memorandum of Understanding (ICE-PPR MOU) entered into effect on November 27, 2020. The MOU establishes general provisions that apply across basic research to development, testing and evaluation to improve partners’ capabilities for successful and safe operations in Polar areas. Participating nations include the Department of National Defence of…

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