Exercise Griffin Strike 19 off Scotland

October 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – Maritime Exercise Griffin Strike 19 began its tactical sequence on Monday, October 07, 2019 following the build-up of the force. Thus, until October 18, the joint means of the Navy and the Royal Navy, associated with those of the French and British armies and the Royal Air Force, are mobilized off Glasgow. Approximately 2,000 soldiers are training to qualify the Maritime Combined Command (MCC), the Combined Joint Expeditionary Force (CJEF ). Through the Lancaster House agreements concluded in 2010, France and the United Kingdom…

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USS Carney Departs Faslane

May 2, 2019 – USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Faslane, Scotland, following a scheduled port visit, May 1, 2019. During Carney’s three-week port visit in Faslane, the crew was able to conduct system maintenance, host the afloat training group, and tour the submarine facilities at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde. “We are extremely grateful to Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde and the people of Scotland for hosting us for an extended period of time,” said Cmdr. Tyson Young, commanding officer of Carney. “Our crew not only had the chance to…

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USS Carney Departs Faslane for JW 19-1

April 1, 2019 – Following a port visit to Faslane, Scotland, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Her Majesty’s Naval Base, Clyde, en route to the coastal waters of the United Kingdom to participate in the Exercise Joint Warrior 19-1 (JW 19-1), March 31. JW 19-1 is a biannual United Kingdom led exercise focusing on a maritime training environment in which allies and partners can improve interoperability and prepare forces for combined operations. Other U.S. Navy units involved in JW 19-1 include: Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers…

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AECOM selected by AWE plc to deliver key project as part of the U.K.’s nuclear deterrence program

January 23, 2019 – AECOM, a premier, fully integrated infrastructure firm, and AWE plc. have signed a contract naming AECOM as the delivery partner to AWE for its Nuclear Capability project, a key component of the U.K. government’s nuclear deterrence program. The scope of the contract includes the decommissioning and demolition of current facilities, the completion of new facilities and the management and transportation of material across sites. The contract, for an initial commitment of £2 million (approximately USD$3 million) until 2020, has a potential expenditure of £360 million (approximately…

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HMS St Albans and HMS Astute Practice ASW Skills

November 30, 2018 – Two of the Royal Navy’s heavyweight anti-submarine weapons have pitted their wits against each other. Type 23 frigate HMS St Albans and hunter-killer sub HMS Astute have been operating alongside each other, honing their Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) skills. But it was also an opportunity for them to go up against each other, testing their ability to deal with the threat one another brings to the battlefield. “To be the best at what we do, it is essential that we train both against and alongside the very…

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USS Bulkeley Returns to Norfolk Following Deployment

November 13, 2018 – USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) returned to Naval Station Norfolk following a seven-month deployment to the Navy’s U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility, Nov. 11. The ship operated as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and also conducted independent operations in support of 6th Fleet combatant commander requirements. “I could not be prouder of these naval warriors as they completely bought-in to the mantra of ’Engaging, Fighting, and Winning‘ and established a new standard of excellence,” said Cmdr. John Lucas IV, the ship’s…

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HMS Diamond arrives in Aberdeen

August 13, 2018 – Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond is visiting Aberdeen for three days after she shadowed two Russian warships through the English Channel. The Portsmouth-based destroyer is affiliated with the city of Aberdeen, and will take the opportunity to hold a reception on board for guests from the community. Commander Ben Keith, the Commanding Officer of HMS Diamond, said: “HMS Diamond treasures its affiliation with the city of Aberdeen and we are thrilled to be visiting once again. “We always receive a warm welcome from the local community…

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USS Farragut Arrives in Faslane

USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, May 21, for a scheduled port visit to strengthen U.S. and United Kingdom relations as the two nations work in partnership to fortify security and stability in the region. “This is a great chance for Farragut to visit a NATO partner and take in the rich history Scotland has to offer,” said Cmdr. Casey Baker, Farragut commanding officer. “The crew is looking forward to visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh while the ship takes on much needed supplies. The ongoing support…

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FS Commandant L’Herminier & Cassiopeia in Joint Warrior 2018

Google Translation The High Seas Patrolman (RHP) Commander L’Herminier , alongside the Cassiopée and Andromède Tripartite Mine Hunters (CMT) , a Nuclear Attacking Submarine (SNA) and a Detachment of the 21F , participated in Joint Warrior 18.1 . In Faslane (Scotland), the French sailors participated in the presentation of this complete and imposing training by the quality of the means deployed and the complexity of the scenario and the programmed exercises. More than 10 000 soldiers (sailors, airmen and land) train for two weeks. Upon arrival in the Hebrides and…

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Royal Navy Able to Provide Three Ships for Exercise Formidable Shield

Exercise Formidable Shield, a US-led multinational maritime integrated air and ballistic missile defense exercise has begun today off the coast of Scotland. US-led Exercise Formidable Shield has today begun in waters off the West Coast of Scotland. A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer and two Type 23 frigates will, alongside ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States, join one of the most sophisticated and complex air and missile exercises ever undertaken in the UK. Lasting a month, allies will work together to detect, track…

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Scotland set to host largest military exercise in Europe

A major UK-led multinational exercise is set to begin next week when Exercise Joint Warrior gets underway. One of the largest military exercises of its kind in Europe, Joint Warrior will run from October 1-12, providing NATO allies and partners with an opportunity to improve the tactics and procedures vital in today’s complex battlefield. Fourteen nations will participate, bringing ships, aircraft and troops to military ranges across the country and to maritime exercise areas off the west and north coast of Scotland. Activity will feature: Thirty-five naval units from Belgium,…

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USS Donald Cook Departs Rota for Exercise Formidable Shield

USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Rota, Spain after conducting preparations for exercise Formidable Shield, Sept. 18. While Donald Cook was in port, Sailors, technical representatives, and Navy contractors completed upgrades and prepared the ship for Formidable Shield. “It is great to be heading out to sea on the USS Donald Cook to finish this patrol,” said Command Master Chief Jeremy E. Douglas. “I am very excited and feel very lucky to be working with such a fine crew. This crew is tough and has a very strong work ethic.…

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Royal Marines Future “Secure” in Scotland

February 2, 2017 – Sir Michael’s announcement came as he watched a battle demonstration at Arbroath as 45 Commando begin training to play a lead role in NATO’s Very High Readiness Group from 2018. This will see them working and training with allies, and place them at the forefront of an international emergency should any arise. Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon said: Our Royal Marines are at the heart of Britain’s global role as we do more to support our NATO allies. Their future in Scotland is secure, with those…

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