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  • 22 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Republic of Korea Navy received its fourth and final Cheon Wang Bong-class tank landing ship LST-2 on November 21, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced. The vessel is named ROKS No Jeok Bong (pennant number 689) and is the third to be delivered by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries. The lead ship in […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Republic of Korea Navy received its new landing ship on August 1, according to an announcement from the country’s arms procurement agency DAPA. The Hyundai Heavy Industries-built ship is named ‘Cheon Ja Bong’ and is the second of overall four LST ships to be delivered to the Republic of Korea Navy. Cheon Wang Bong, […]

  • 3 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries launched the fourth and final Republic of Korea Navy LST-2 tank landing ship on November 2. The 4,500-ton ship was launched at HHI’s Ulsan shipyard with pennant number 689. According to an announcement from the Republic of South Korea Navy, the vessel is named Nojeokbong and will be delivered […]

  • 9 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Soldiers from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Korea, along with the Bonhomme Richards strike group and ROK Navy vessels started exercise Sang Yong 16 in the Republic of Korea on March 9. Ssang Yong, which translates to “Twin Dragons,” is a biennial combined exercise conducted by Navy and Marine Corps forces with the […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Thai, Republic of Korea and U.S. Navy sailors swapped places on their respective ships during the amphibious component of the multi-national exercise Cobra Gold, February 12. Service members from USS Ashland, Korea’s amphibious landing ship Cheon Wang Bong (LST 686) and Thailand’s landing platform dock HTMS Angthong (LPD 791), welcomed visitors aboard their ships. This […]

  • 3 May 2016

    Republic of Singapore Navy Rear Admiral Ken Cheong, Commander of the Combined Task Force 151 (CCTF 151), recently visited two Republic of Korea ships while they were anchored at Mina Zayed Port, Abu Dhabi. Rear Admiral Cheong made his first Key Leadership Engagement (KLE) visit to the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) ships Choe Yeong and […]

  • 3 November 2015

    Two ships of the South Korean Navy, ROKS Dae Cheong and ROKS Kang Gam Chan, conducted a port visit to Rotterdam, the Netherlands on Oct 31. The ships were open to public during the weekend and everyone could board the ships for a tour. The 134 meter long supply ship Dae Cheong and the 150 […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Industry news

    China is planning an initial sea trial of its first aircraft carrier next month, a Hong Kong newspaper said Tuesday, a move likely to furthe… (chron) [mappress] Source: chron, June 21, 2011;

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has contracted Spanish defense technology company Indra to equip the Mexican Navy’s new long-range offshore patrol vessel (POLA) with its RIGEL electronic defense system. The system will allow the vessel, which is currently under construction, to detect the presence of other platforms. Indra’s system detects and analyzes radar signals in the vessel’s […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Training & Education

      India has tested two versions of its short-range missiles capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads, a defense ministry off… (chron) [mappress] Source: chron,March 11, 2011;

  • 7 April 2011

      A U.S. Navy cargo ship docked in Haiti on Wednesday carrying nearly $1 million worth of relief supplies for orphanages… (chron) [mappress] Source: chron,April 7, 2011;

  • 2 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 departed Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor Dec. 30 after a three-day port visit. The Vinson crew welcomed aboard more than 400 visitors to the ship’s hangar bay Dec. 27 for a reception. U.S. service members mingled with their […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Training & Education

    I am honoured to welcome our partners on this historic occasion, said Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). This visit will offer a valuable opportunity for the Royal Canadian Navy to renew friendships and strengthen the ties between our two navies. The ROKN ships, Hwa-Cheon and Dae Jo Yeong, with 630 Korean sailors […]

  • 24 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new £18 million contract for work on the Royal Navy’s Long Range Radar (LRR) was announced by UK defense minister Harriett Baldwin as she visited BAE Systems’ Great Baddow site on November 23. The contract will ensure the continued availability of Long Range Radar (LRR) equipment on the UK’s six Type 45 destroyers, including maintenance and repairs. The […]

  • 21 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Amphibious forces from the navies of Thailand, Republic of Korea and the US carried out a combined amphibious assault during the Thailand-hosted exercise Cobra Gold 2018. The assault featured a wave of US-Thai-Republic of Korea amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) with coordinated air cover overhead from a range of attack aircraft. After landing on Thailand’s Hat […]

  • 6 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrived in Hong Kong, Feb. 5, for a port visit during a routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations. Hopper is deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and sails with a crew of approximately 300 sailors. While in Hong Kong, Hopper […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two South Korean Navy ships arrived in New York on November 22. According to Yonhap News, the ships will spend four days in the Manhattan Cruise Terminal and then depart for Colombia on Wednesday. The 630 Korean sailors arrived on board the 134 meters long supply ship ROKS Dae Cheong and the 150-meter destroyer ROKS […]

  • 11 November 2013

    Exercise Steadfast Jazz concluded successfully on Nov. 8 after two weeks of intense multinational joint military training in locations across Europe. About 6,000 personnel from 28 NATO member nations as well as three-partner nations (Sweden, Finland and Ukraine) trained together in a combined multinational setting. Joint Force Command Brunssum Headquarters succeeded in meeting a host […]

  • 15 May 2012

    Chiefs of European Navies (CHENS) have held their annual meeting in Ostend from May 10 to 11, 2012. This event serves as an opportunity for maritime leaders to discuss common interests, define the major themes of research for work and trade, and set forth their findings from the studies undertaken during the past year, Belgium […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) arrived in Hong Kong’s harbor Dec 2. as part of its forward deployment to the Western Pacific region. Cable’s mission is to conduct maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Sailors assigned to Frank Cable represent the Navy […]

  • 22 October 2015

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), with embarked elements of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, conducted a five day quality-of-life port visit to Hong Kong, China. After completing an arduous operational patrol of multinational exercises with regional partners over the summer and fall, the vessel entered the port of Hong Kong on October […]

  • 22 April 2019

    The flagship of the US Navy’s Japan-based Seventh Fleet, USS Blue Ridge ,arrived in Hong Kong on April 20 for its first visit to the port in more than three years. “Hong Kong is always an incredible port visit and I’m thrilled Seventh Fleet and Blue Ridge sailors can enjoy this world-class city,” said Vice […]

  • 21 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A US Navy carrier strike group centered around the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived in Hong Kong for a scheduled port visit on November 21. The arrival of Ronald Reagan to Hong Kong follows China’s refusal to allow amphibious assault ship USS Wasp to visit the city in September this year. The […]

  • 9 May 2018

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on May 3 for the first port visit of her Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. The Esquimalt, British Columbia, based frigate will visit several ports in the Indo-Asia-Pacific during a deployment dubbed operation Projection. HMCS Vancouver was joined by the Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian […]

  • 29 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 arrived in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor for a port visit Dec 27. CSG 1 includes the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and guided-missile destroyers USS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS Chafee […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) anchored in Hong Kong Harbor together with guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) on October 2. The ships arrived in Hong Kong for a regular port call during their regional patrol. “The sailors and airmen of Carrier Strike Group Five look forward to rich and diverse experiences […]

  • 18 February 2011

    Signaling a new found closeness in China-U.S. military ties, a U.S. Navy vessel has been permitted to call at Hong Kong, the state-run RTHK… (quote) [mappress] Source: quote, February 18, 2011; 

  • 1 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and embarked Marines from amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit Oct. 30. Sailors and embarked Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will enjoy the city’s sights and culture as well as experience tours and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) events. “This is […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, April 30. During the stay, Mustin Sailors will be involved in several community service projects. Mustin, forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, and part of Destroyer Squadron 15, is on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support […]