JSDF Completed Exercise ARC21 with US, France & Australia

May 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From May 11-17, units of the Japan Ground, Maritime, Air Self-Defense Forces conducted the multi-lateral training event, “ARC 21” in the East China Sea west of Kyushu. In this training, we conducted high-level tactical training such as landing and anti-submarine warfare to improve interoperability between Japan, the U.S., Australia and France. Commander of the…

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Arctic Littoral Strike: Marines, Norwegian Military Conduct Exercise in Northern Norway

April 8, 2021 – U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1 enhanced their warfighting ability above the Arctic Circle during exercise Arctic Littoral Strike in Northern Norway from March 11-31. “This exercise demonstrated the battalion’s capability to operate inside actively contested maritime spaces, in this case arctic littoral spaces, and to provide support to joint fleet operations,” said…

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Navy, Marine Corps Release Unmanned Campaign Plan

March 16, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps released the Unmanned Campaign framework today. The Unmanned Campaign Plan represents the Navy and Marine Corps’ strategy for making unmanned systems a trusted and integral part of warfighting. Through a capabilities-based approach we can build a future where unmanned systems are at the front lines of our competitive advantage. The…

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Sikorsky Continues Legacy With Latest Contract To Build Presidential Helicopters

February 10, 2021 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is under contract to manufacture a total of 23 VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps. Sikorsky is on schedule to deliver the next generation presidential helicopter later this year. The award announced February 5, 2021 by the U.S. Navy for five aircraft is the final lot of VH-92A presidential…

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Lightning strikes again onboard USS America

February 4, 2021 – USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, is at sea this month operating with F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121. “Operating the F-35B from our most advanced ship in the America Strike Group brings an extraordinary capability to the Navy and Marine Corps Team as we…

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RAN, RCN, RCAF Join US Forces for Fleet Synthetic Training

December 10, 2020 – U.S. military forces partnered with Australian and Canadian military units for a Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint Exercise (FST-J) that began Dec. 3. The week-long virtual exercise included participants from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army; as well as units from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force.…

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