Fisheries Police Operation off Martinique

August 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 26 to 28 June a fisheries police cross-jurisdictional transaction was coordinated by the direction of the sea of ​​Martinique in several quartering areas and fishing prohibited. This operation, which notably involved the Coastal Tugboat Coastal Maïto of the French Navy, the Littoral Unit of Maritime Affairs Thazard and divers of the nautical brigade of the Marin gendarmerie, allowed the lifting and destruction of twenty-five traps. unlawful. Upstream, a registration by an unmanned submarine of the regional coastguard (DRGC) Antilles-Guyana was also allowed to…

Read More

US Navy TH-57 Replacement Contender’s TH-119 Receives IFR Certification

July, 1919 – Leonardo announced today that its TH-119 helicopter received IFR supplemental type certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The TH-119 is the only single engine helicopter in decades to meet current IFR requirements, allowing pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by Genesys Aerosystems and redundant helicopter flight systems. Based on the successful AW119, the TH-119 is Leonardo’s bid to replace the U.S. Navy’s fleet of aging TH-57 training helicopters. IFR certification is a core requirement for…

Read More

History made as UK F-35s complete first operational missions

June 25, 2019 – The UK’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the Lightning F-35B, has successfully completed its first operational missions. F-35s have flown alongside Typhoon aircraft on operational flights over the skies of Syria and Iraq, as part of the ongoing fight against Daesh, the Defence Secretary has confirmed. This follows a successful training period in Cyprus, known as Exercise Lightning Dawn, aimed at building capability for the aircraft and supporting elements. Due to the exceptional performance of the aircraft, pilots, and support staff during this time, it…

Read More

Naval squadron reforms after 60 years to test cutting-edge weaponry

November 14, 2018 – There’s an old name back on the roster of Fleet Air Arm Squadrons to test cutting-edge weapons and sensors for Britain’s air power. 744 Naval Air Squadron will be instrumental in introducing the Navy’s new ‘eyes in the sky’ – Crowsnest Merlin – to front-line service over the next 18 months, plus the RAF’s upgraded Chinook Mk5s and Mk6s. Pooling 15 of the best aircrew and aviation engineers from the three Services, the new unit – based at Boscombe Down on Salisbury Plain – formally stood…

Read More

West Indies: Training for the State Action Division at Sea

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Monday, October 15, at the initiative of the Division of “Action of the State at Sea” (AEM) of the Armed Forces in the West Indies (FAA), a training to the Organization of Civil Security Response (ORSEC) Maritime having for theme assistance to a ship in difficulty took place at the open bay of Fort-de-France in Martinique. The scenario of this training foresaw the impossibility for the ship in difficulty to quickly solve a damage. The delegate of the Government for the Action of the…

Read More

Rockwell Collins to help U.S. Navy meet civil navigation standards on multiple aircraft

August 30, 2018 – Rockwell Collins is helping multiple U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft obtain safety-critical Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) capabilities through a contract issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Air Combat Electronics program office (PMA-209). Under the agreement, Rockwell Collins will supply its Mission Flight Management Software (MFMS-1000) and Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) Calculator (LPVC-1000) applications, which will enable these aircraft to meet RNP-RNAV requirements and obtain global airspace access and perform GPS approach procedures. These procedures improve airspace utilization…

Read More

U.S. Protests Chinese Interference With U.S. Planes in Djibouti

By Jim Garamone May 3, 2018 — The United States has protested to China after repeated instances of lasers interfering with U.S. military aircraft landing in Djibouti, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said here today. In her weekly news conference, White confirmed that two Air Force crewmen were slightly injured in one incident. “They are very serious incidents,” White said. “There have been two minor injuries. This activity poses a true … threat to our airmen.” The United States has formally “demarched” the Chinese government, and requested that the…

Read More

U.S. Navy Transfers RHIBs to Hellenic Navy

U.S. Navy and Hellenic Navy personnel gathered at Marathi NATO piers to commemorate the transfer of four ridged-hulled inflatable boats (RHIB) to the Hellenic Navy based on an Excess Defense Articles (EDA) grant, Oct. 31.  Section 516 of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA) of 1961 authorizes the Department of Defense to transfer EDA to foreign governments. Under the FAA, military departments determine what is or is not excess. RHIBs are typically used for modernization of partner forces, and are transferred at a reduced price based on the condition of the…

Read More