Navy’s AW-159 chopper crew to undergo intensive training

June 20, 2019 – Naval Air Group personnel tasked to man the two state-of-the-art AgustaWestland (now Leonardo) AW-159 “Wildcat” helicopters, will undergo extensive training on the proper handling of the Philippine Navy’s (PN) first bonafide anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platforms. “The two AW-159s are purposely built for anti-submarine warfare. Being the latest and most advanced ASW capable platform of the PN, pilots, crew and even commanders will be undergoing extensive training to better prepare the command in properly operating and maintaining this weapon system,” Navy spokesperson, Capt. Jonathan Zata, said in…

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HMS Montrose Trains in Baltic

Just days after Britain committed to closer military co-operation with nations bordering the Baltic, Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose threw herself into two weeks of training with the Finnish and Swedish Navies. The Plymouth-based frigate – fresh from shadowing Russian corvettes in the North Sea – headed to the tip of the Baltic for a two-week workout with stealth ships and missile boats. On the eve of Exercise Baltic Cross, the Defence Ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom signed a ‘memorandum…

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Departure of the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2018

Google Translation On February 26, 2018, Vice-Admiral Béraud, Major General of the Navy, went to Toulon for the departure of the mission Jeanne d’Arc 2018. This mission will mobilize for 5 months an amphibious group composed of the building of projection and command (BPC) Dixmuide, the La Fayette frigate (FLF) Surcouf, an Alouette III and a British Royal Navy detachment with two Wildcat helicopters. During the departure ceremony of the group, he was accompanied by Rear-Admiral Vandier, Deputy Commander of the Maritime District of the Mediterranean, Rear-Admiral Velly, Chief of…

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HMS Duncan deploys to Mediterranean and Gulf

Royal Navy warship HMS Duncan today deployed to the Mediterranean to take over as flagship to a major NATO task group. The Type 45 destroyer left Portsmouth Naval Base this morning to resume the role after a three-month stint in charge last year. HMS Duncan will conduct defense engagement activities alongside the UK’s NATO partners and will lead Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 through a series of high-profile exercises. [smartslider3 slider=54] On completion of this task, Duncan will then sail to the Persian Gulf to take up the UK’s standing…

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