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  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Bersama Shield, an annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) Field Training Exercise, started April 18. The exercise is attended by the founding members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements: Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. More than 200 Australian Defence Force personnel will participate in the exercise being held in FPDA exercise […]

  • 11 April 2018

    The UK defense ministry confirmed on Wednesday it is sending amphibious transport dock HMS Albion to North East Asia to support UN sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Albion set sail from the Devonport Naval Base in February this year and was initially scheduled to spend five months in the Mediterranean Sea as […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements started exercise Bersama Shield 2017 on April 27 in Malaysia and Singapore.  The long-running Bersama exercise series aims to enhance the interoperability between the founding members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) – Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Australia’s Acting Chief of Joint Operations, […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has hosted the 16th iteration of the Asia-Pacific submarine conference discussing submarine survivability, escape and interoperability of rescue assets. The conference was conducted at the Western Australian Maritime Museum, in Fremantle from 19 to 21 September, with 53 representatives from 21 nations and agencies in attendance. Established by Commander, Submarine Force, […]

  • 14 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having wrapped up her participation in the Australian Navy exercise Ocean Explorer on March 5, Italian Navy FREMM frigate ITS Carabiniere headed for Jakarta, Indonesia as part of her deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. The Carlo Bergamini-class frigate arrived in Jakarta on March 9 and hosted the Italian ambassador and a number of Indonesian officials […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Melbourne departed her home port of Fleet Base East bound to start a seven month deployment to the South West Pacific and North East Asia. Melbourne’s deployment will include participation in the second iteration of Indo-Pacific Endeavour, exercise Kakadu in Australia’s north and a variety of port visits and community […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Adm. Cecil D. Haney highlighted the U.S. Pacific Fleet mission and how the Navy is supporting the U.S. strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific during a keynote address Jan. 30 at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) West Conference. Speaking to a group of hundreds, representing industry, academia, and the military services, among others, […]

  • 12 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command-operated hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the US 7th Fleet area of operations on March 10 to serve as a platform for exercise Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18). PP18 is scheduled to have more than 800 US military personnel stationed worldwide, working side-by-side with host nation counterparts to […]

  • 23 July 2015

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) departed Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, for an Indo-Asia-Pacific region patrol, July 22. Chancellorsville is the latest addition to the Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) in Japan, from her previous homeport in San Diego. While in San Diego, the ship underwent upgrades to include a new Aegis Baseline […]

  • 26 August 2019

    After deploying from Portsmouth for operations in the Asia Pacific earlier this month, Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender has now been ordered to Persian Gulf where it would aid in the protection of shipping in the Middle East. Following a series of attacks on tankers in the region and Iran’s seizing of British-flagged […]

  • 11 January 2019

    The Royal Navy will deploy Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose to Japan later this year, where the ship will contribute to the enforcement of UN sanctions on North Korea. Montrose will be the fourth British warship to visit Japan and operate in the region in the past 12 months. Fellow Plymouth-based frigate Montrose will head […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The operation will see the frigate visit 5 countries and transit more than 16700 nautical miles.

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates returned from a five-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific on August 8. Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Ships Winnipeg and Ottawa returned to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt concluding a deployment which the Canadian Navy refers to as Poseidon Cutlass 17. Poseidon Cutlass provided an opportunity to engage in numerous exercises […]

  • 24 September 2019

    US Navy’s Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered the US 7th Fleet area of operations on September 23. Led by amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), the group arrived in Asia Pacific after spending three months in the US 5th Fleet. Joining 7th Fleet’s Naval […]

  • 19 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver departed Pearl Harbour August 18 and will now conduct operations in the Asia-Pacific after participating in the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise. According to the Canadian Navy, the frigate’s activities will include participating in Exercise Kakadu, a joint, biennial exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Navy, […]

  • 5 February 2019

    After becoming the first Royal Navy ship to visit Auckland, New Zealand, in 20 years, Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose visited Darwin, Australia. Continuing a trend, the frigate became the first Royal Navy warship in a decade to visit Australia’s northernmost and remotest city. The Plymouth-based warship is on a three-year mission, the bulk of […]

  • 7 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Canadian Navy ships departed Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on March 6 to start the Poseidon Cutlass deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. During their near six-month deployment, Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Ships Winnipeg and Ottawa will take part in exercises with regional partner navies at sea, as well as in key events and engagements in ports across […]

  • 16 May 2018

    US Military Sealift Command operated ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) met with the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver while underway in Asia Pacific, on May 15. While it was not stated, the exercise likely took place in the South China Sea as hospital ship USNS Mercy departed Sri Lanka on May […]

  • 9 February 2015

    The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) resumes operations in the Asia-Pacific areas of operation (AOR) after a four-month maintenance availability period at the Vigor Industrial Shipyard in Portland. The ship underwent repairs to its hull and propulsion plant to maintain maximum operational readiness. Capt. Robert Clark, the Commanding Officer of Emory S. […]

  • 7 February 2019

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Regina on Wednesday departed the Esquimalt naval base in company of support ship M/V Asterix, starting a deployment which will see the duo operate in the Pacific Ocean, Asia, Middle East and East Africa. Asterix returned to sea after completing a five-month Asia-Pacific deployment in December last year. The deployment of […]

  • 2 August 2018

    Following a 90-day deployment, the US Coast Guard cutter Alex Haley returned to Kodiak on August 1, patrolling more than 18,000 nautical miles throughout the Pacific Ocean, including transits through the Aleutian Islands, Tokyo Bay and the Sea of Japan. Alex Haley’s crew departed its homeport on May 3 and transited to Yokohama, Japan, for […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland and her crew started a somewhat out-of-the-ordinary deployment on January 9, getting underway from their homeport at HM Naval Base Devonport. What is special about the Type 23 frigate’s deployment is that Sutherland will be the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. Her deployment to […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) arrived at the Singaporean Changi Naval Base to begin a rotational deployment in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. Coronado’s arrival in Singapore on October 16 marks the first deployment of an Independence-variant littoral combat ship to Southeast Asia and the third overall, following USS Freedom (LCS 1) and USS Fort […]

  • 14 September 2015

    Seven Australian organisations will receive Australian Government funding of $14.2 million to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies that can enhance defense capability. The funding is made available under the Capability and Demonstrator Program managed by the Defense Science and Technology Group. Seven technology proposals from Australian companies, universities and science organisations have been selected this […]

  • 29 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) started a routine patrol departing her forward-deployed base of Sasebo, Japan, on May 26. Ashland and other amphibious ships of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group will embark their forward-deployed Marine counterparts, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), to conduct operations in […]

  • 30 April 2014
    Training & Education

    U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Yokosuka to patrol the Indo-Asia-Pacific region April 29.   Blue Ridge will provide advanced communications for 7th Fleet, enabling theater security cooperation and coordination of fleet engagement goals during the patrol. “It’s good to get back into our regular operational routine,” said Logistics Specialist 3rd […]

  • 6 April 2016

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Hamilton will depart Hawaii April 5 after more than twenty years of being homeported at the Pearl Harbor naval base. The U.S. Navy announced recently that USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) will swap homeports with USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) this summer. William P. Lawrence departed San Diego […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Senior leaders from U.S. 7th Fleet visited Colombo, Sri Lanka and Male, Maldives and attended the Galle Dialogues international Maritime Conference Dec. 1-6, building relationships to improve maritime security in the Indo-Asia Pacific. While in Sri Lanka, 7th Fleet leaders met with officials from the Indian Navy, PLA(N), Royal Australian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Okinawa-based marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11 completed their regularly-scheduled deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region aboard the ships of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. The marines returned to White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, on September 19. Embarked aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), […]