Atlantic 2, a true multipurpose platform

October 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – An Atlantic 2 detachment has just completed a deployment at the proposed air base in Jordan. He took part in the fight against Daesh. The Atlantic 2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (ATL 2) is specifically designed for anti-submarine warfare. Thanks to his abilities, he participates in the control of the air-sea environment in an area…

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Atlantique 2 (ATL2) Returns From Jordan

Google Translation Thursday, January 11, 2018, the maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 (ATL2) and his crew made their first mission intelligence of the year from the deployed air base in Jordan. After a few weeks of absence, the “sea of ​​heaven” are back on the deployed air base in Jordan since January 9. “Re-posting and prepare the first mission in…

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New meets old in Jordan

HMAS Newcastle has completed a five-day port visit alongside Aqaba, Jordan, after her second counter terrorism patrol of Middle Eastern waters. The visit was the first by an Australian warship since 2013 and provided an excellent opportunity to strengthen ties with Jordanian partners while experiencing the amazing culture and historical significance of the nation. Newcastle’s Commanding Officer, Commander Mark Sirois,…

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Somali Pirate Sentenced to Life for 2010 Attack on USS Ashland

April 26, 2017 – Mohamed Farah, 31, of Somalia, was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on the USS Ashland, a U.S. Navy ship, in April 2010. Today’s announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord, U.S. Attorney Dana J.…

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Fincantieri to build two more response boats for Jordan

February 1, 2017 – The U.S.-based Fincantieri Marinette Marine announced it has received a contract supply another two boats to the The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The contract for the two Response Boats–Medium (RB-Ms) vessels was issued by the U.S. Coast Guard and will be delivered under the foreign military sales contract. This award brings the total number of RB-M’s built by team RB-M…

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