Atlantico Conducts Aviation Safety Survey

September 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – The team of the Navy Aeronautical Accident Investigation and Prevention Service (SIPAAerM), concluded, on September 11, the Aviation Security Survey (VSA) on the “Atlantic” Multipurpose Helicopter Carrier (PHM) for the purpose identify hazards and propose safety recommendations to minimize the risks inherent in air operations. The ship safely reached the milestone landing mark on board, which was obtained at night by a SH-16 aircraft. This achievement demonstrates the commitment of all military personnel involved in air operations, as it was obtained for a little…

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UNITAS LX Kicks off in Rio de Janeiro

August 20, 2019 – Over 3,100 Naval Forces from 13 countries kicked off UNITAS LX (60), the 60th anniversary of the annual multinational exercise, in Rio de Janeiro, Aug. 19. Comprised of both Atlantic and Amphibious phases, UNITAS participants include Naval Forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal and the United States. This year’s exercise is hosted by the Brazilian Navy and will conduct operations off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, focusing on demonstrating regional maritime cooperation in a humanitarian assistance…

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USS Carter Hall Departs for UNITAS LX August 4th

July 31, 2019 – Nearly 350 Sailors and Marines serving aboard the USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) will depart Joint Expeditionary Base-Little Creek, Aug. 4, for UNITAS. The dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) and embarked Marines will report to Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet until entering the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Carter Hall will then report to U.S. Commander, U.S. 4th Fleet. Carter Hall is scheduled to participate in UNITAS LX (60), hosted this year by Brazil, is an annual exercise comprised of both Atlantic and…

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Operation “BRACOLPER NAVAL” Turns 45

July 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – From July 9 to August 9, the “Raposo Tavares” and “Amapá” River Patrol Ships (NPaFlu) and the “Carlos Chagas” Hospital Assistance Ship (NAsH), subordinated to the Amazon Flotilla Command (ComFlotAM) , and a UH-12 aircraft from the First Northwest General Employment Helicopter Squadron, participate in Operation “BRACOLPER NAVAL 2019”, composing the Task Force (WG) of the 9th Naval District Command (Com9ºDN). Operation BRACOLPER (Brazil-Colombia-Peru), promoted since 1974, has the mission of conducting joint naval exercises in a riverside environment, especially in the Triple Border…

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Colombian Navy Inaugurated BRACOLPER 2019

July 25, 2019 – The Bracolper International Naval Operation, where Fluvial Units from Colombia, Brazil and Peru participate, performing tactical exercises for two months, navigating through the Amazon River, began in Leticia, with the presence of civil and military authorities from the three countries. Since 1974, the year in which this operation began, its main objective is to strengthen interoperability with the River Units and strengthen the brotherhood ties between neighboring countries of the common border areas, on the Amazon River, where the crews also they participate in the national…

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IHM Stefanini Participates in the Construction of the First Brazilian Nuclear Submarine

June 4, 2019 – IHM Stefanini is participating in the construction of Brazil’s first nuclear submarine, the SN-Álvaro Alberto. The project is part of the PROSUB (Submarine Development Program), established in 2008 by the Brazilian Federal Government through a technology transfer agreement signed between France and Brazil. Naval Group, a world reference in naval defense whose main shareholder is the French government, will coordinate the project. After a two-year long, rigorous process that consisted of the thorough analysis of technical expertise and ability to manage high-complexity project management of over…

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Ocean Patrol Ship “Araguari” Exercises with Cape Verde Navy

February 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – On February 12, the “Patriotic Oceanic Ship” (NPaOc) “Araguari” carried out exercises with the “Guardian” Patrol Ship of the Cape Verde Navy, on the occasion of Obango Express 2019 , an international joint operation with the participation of 29 countries on the African coast. Anti-piracy exercises were carried out, as well as leap frog and light line , with approach between ships and passage of cables. The activities had as objective the training of the crews and the partnership between the Marinhas do Brasil…

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US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s interconnected oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the…

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Unitas 2018 Multinational Exercise in Cartagena

Google Translation The Colombian National Navy will host the UNITAS LIX – 2018 Multinational Exercise that will be held in September, in which it is expected to have the participation of 18 naval units; both warships and submarines, with the purpose of strengthening the confidence and integration of the Naval Forces of the continent, as well as maintaining the training of the crews to cooperate with each other in the face of different hemispheric threats. In the facilities of the Caribbean Naval Force in Cartagena, the initial planning meeting was…

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UK agrees sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil

The MOD has agreed to sell HMS Ocean to the Government of Brazil after 20 years of service. Sold to the Brazilian Navy for around £84M, the profit generated from the sale will be reinvested in defence at a time when the Royal Navy is being strengthened with two types of brand new frigates and two huge aircraft carriers. HMS Queen Elizabeth, which will eventually take on the role as the nation’s new flagship, recently set sail from the port of Gibraltar carrying two Chinooks and four Merlin helicopters as…

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