Ronald Reagan CSG & Boxer ARG Joint Operations

October 6, 2019 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group joined forces to conduct security and stability operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. Ships and aircraft from the U.S. Navy, as well as aircraft from the U.S. Marine Corps, conducted a multitude of joint, high-end warfighting exercises while forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Our operations in the Indo-Pacific are focused on maintaining regional stability and security,” said Rear Adm. George Wikoff, commander, Task Force 70. “Our presence…

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U.S. Navy Aircraft Join Aero India 2019

February 19, 2019 – U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets and P-8A Poseidon aircraft joined Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru, India, Feb. 20. Held biennially since 1996, Aero India is India’s premier aerospace exhibition, trade and airshow. “Aero India offers an excellent opportunity to showcase the P-8A Poseidon to our regional partners throughout the Indo-Pacific,” said Lt. Cmdr. David Shultz, the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 Aero India 2019 detachment officer in charge. “We are also looking forward to strengthening military-to-military relationships and showcasing…

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Shared Vision of India-Indonesia Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

During the official visit of the Prime Minister of India to the Republic of Indonesia on 29-30 May 2018, President of Indonesia, H.E Mr. Joko Widodo, and H.E. Shri Narendra Modi discussed the Shared Vision of the two countries on Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. Recalling the Joint Statement by the two countries on Maritime Cooperation on 12 December 2016 during the State visit of President Jokowi to India; Noting that both India and Indonesia are maritime neighbours and sea faring nations, whose relations are rooted in civilizational contacts developed…

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HMAS Adelaide hosts President Duterte in the Philippines

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, the Secretary for National Defense Delfin Lorenzana and a delegation of senior government and military officials visited HMAS Adelaide today as Australia continues to work closely with the Government of the Philippines to counter the threat of terrorism in the region. Australia has a long history working with neighbouring nations including the Philippines to maintain regional security and counter terrorism in the Indo-Pacific. In June 2017, Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft commenced surveillance flights over the southern Philippines to collect information that is assisting…

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