Asia Beckons for Naval Task Group

September 26, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia. Departing today from Sydney, the lead element of a nine ship Task Group will participate in bilateral and multi-national activities over the next four months. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said the deployment is focused on strengthening Australia’s regional defence engagement through practical cooperation activities with key partners. “From high end warfare exercises,…

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JMSDF Fleet Review October 14 Participating Ships

JS Aishima 688 JS Akebono 108 JS Ariake 109 JS Asahi 119 JS Atago 177 JS Chikuma 233 JS Chokai 175 JS Fuyuzuki 118 JS Hatakaze 171 JS Harusame 102 JS Hatsushima 606 JS Hayabusa 824 JS Hirado 305 JS Ikazuchi 107 JCG Izu PL31 JS Izumo 183 JS Kaga 184 JS Kokuryu 506 JS Kongo 173 JS Kumataka 827 JS Kunisaki 4003 JS Mashu 425 JS Murasame 101 JS Otaka 826 JS Samidare 106 JS Setoshio 599 JS Setoyuki 3518 JS Shimakaze 172 JS Soryu 501 JS Takanami 110…

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PLAN Peace Ark Takes Part in Chilean Fleet Review

December 7, 2018 – The Chilean Navy hosted an international fleet review to mark its 200th anniversary in Valparaiso December 2, 2018, local time. Twenty-four surface ships, two submarines and 15 aircrafts from countries such as Chile, China, the US and UK participated in the fleet review. The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866), currently on its Harmonious Mission 2018, arrived in the port city of Valparaíso on November 29 for its first friendly visit to Chile. The Peace Ark participated in the celebration to mark the 200th…

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PLA Navy Sends Destroyer to AESEAN Fleet Review in Thailand

At the invitation of the Royal Thai Navy, China’s guided-missile destroyer Zhengzhou (Hull 151) set sail Thursday from a naval port in Zhoushan in east China’s Zhejiang Province for Thailand to participate in the International Fleet Review 2017 marking the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The International Fleet Review 2017 will be held in and around Pattaya Bay of Thailand from 13 to 22 November. The Chinese destroyer and its sailors will join more than 40 warships and 10,000 naval soldiers from 30 countries…

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ASEAN Fleet Review Ships Known So Far

13-22 November 2017 HTMS Thalang (Reviewing Ship) 621 JS Ohnami DD 111 ROKS Gang Gam Chan DDH 979 ROKS Hwachun AOE 59 RFS Boris Butoma Nil RFS Alatau Nil RFS Admiral Pantaleyev 548 RFS Admiral Vinogradov  572 PLAN TBC TBC IRAN TBC TBC (Cambodia) Koh Kras Nil VPN Ly Thai To HQ 012 UMS King Kyan Sit Thar F 22 KRI Raden Eddy Martadinata 331 BRP Davao Del Sur LD 602 BRP Ramon Alcaraz 16 INS Satpura  F 48 INS Kadmatt P 29 HMAS Melbourne FFG 05 SLNS TBA TBA…

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Eastern Fleet Ships on Overseas Deployment to East and South-East Asia

In pursuant of the India’s ‘Act East Policy’, two Indian Naval Ships proceeded on deployment to East and South-East Asia this year. INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt departed Visakhapatnam today to visit 12 ports in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Brunei and Russia. The two ships will be deployed for more than 3 months away from home port. During this deployment, the ships will participate in the International Fleet Review hosted by the Association of South East Asian Countries (ASEAN) at Thailand. They will visit…

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