Thursday, July 29, 2021

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MDA Conducts Most Complex SM-6 Firing Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 (FTM-33) in the broad ocean area northwest of Hawaii, July 24. The objective of FTM-33 was to intercept a raid of two...

Investigation Continues Into Covid Outbreak aboard ROKS Munmu the Great

The outbreak aboard the ROKS Munmu the Great destroyer is the largest cluster South Korea’s military has seen. A total of 247 of the ship’s 301 crew have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, and the entire crew...

Indonesian Navy commissions KRI Teluk Youtefa 522

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has commissioned its third Teluk Bintuni-class landing ship tank (LST), KRI Teluk Youtefa, on July 12, 2021. The Teluk Bintuni class, Indonesian designation AT-117M is a class of tank landing ships that is being built...

Iran’s Navy Chief: Iran’s presence in the Atlantic is a response to the US’ claims

The commander of the Iranian Navy, Hossein Khanzadi, has said that the presence of its vessels in the Atlantic Ocean “is a response to the US claims that Iran would never be able to have a presence in the...

U.S., Japan, Australia and Korea Conduct Exercise Pacific Vanguard 2021 Off Coast of Australia

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States met in the waters off the eastern coast of Australia to conduct cooperative maritime exercise Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) 2021 beginning July 5. The Royal Australian Navy is hosting...

USS Gettysburg catches on fire in repair yard, 4 sailors treated at hospital

4 sailors taken to hospital, later released after fire on USS Gettysburg. The U.S. Navy said four sailors were injured after a fire aboard the USS Gettysburg Wednesday (July 7) night at BAE Systems Ship Repair. The ship’s force and...

Report to U.S. Congress on China Naval Modernization

The Congressional Research Service report for “China Naval Modernization: Background and Issues for Congress” published on July 1, 2021. The summary of the report as follows. China Naval Modernization In an era of renewed great power competition, China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort...

CARAT Sri Lanka Wraps Up

The U.S. Navy, Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) concluded week-long training during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, June 30. CARAT Sri Lanka, the first CARAT event to be held in 2021,...

Littoral combat ship USS Savannah delivered to U.S. Navy

Austal USA has delivered its 14th Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama on June 28, 2021, builder Austal USA announced on Monday. Achieving significant gains in production efficiency, the future...

Iran to Open Maritime Security Coordination Center in Chabahar

Iran’s Navy commander unveiled plans for the inauguration of a center in the country’s southeastern port city of Chabahar for international cooperation on maritime security, Iran's Tasnim News Agency reported. Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi on...
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