Friday, May 27, 2022

Maritime Security

Australia approves plan to replace aging Harpoon missiles

Australian authorities have approved the plan to acquire Naval Strike Missiles from Kongsberg as a replacement for the current Harpoon missiles on the Hobart class Destroyers and Anzac class Frigates. The Australian government has approved the accelerated acquisition of...

Royal Australian Navy accepts first evolved Cape-class patrol boat

The Australian Government Department of Defense announced on Friday that Royal Australian Navy has accepted delivery of the first evolved Cape-class patrol boat. According to a press release, the new patrol boat will strengthen Australia’s naval capability while...

US Navy guided missile destroyer arrives in Poland

The U.S. Navy announced on Sunday that Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrived in Gdansk, Poland for a scheduled port visit, on March 27.  USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) is deployed to the European...

US Marines transitions from Harrier to F-35B

Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), conducted a re-designation ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Arizona, March 25, 2022. As part of the transition from the AV-8B Harrier...

Japan, US conducts remote island defense drills

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps have been conducting remote island defense drills amid tenesions with Russia. According to local media, the GSDF's Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade and the Okinawa-based U.S. 31st Marine Expeditionary...

Italian Navy adds first Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ship to the fleet

The Italian Navy took delivery of its first Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ship last week. The delivery of the Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ship (PPA – Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura) “Paolo Thaon di Revel”, first of seven vessels, took place at Fincantieri’s...

US Marines evaluates transportability of its new ship-killing system

The U.S. Marine Corps is evaluating a transportability of its Navy/Marine Corps Expeditionary Ship Interdiction System, also known as NMESIS, aboard of the amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7). Tripoli is the first L-class ship to embark...

USS Springfield fast-attack submarine arrives in Guam

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) arrived March 21 at Naval Base Guam from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, shifting its homeport as part of the U.S. Navy strategic laydown plan for...

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