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  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States are conducting the 13th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2017. The drill began May 10 with an opening ceremony at the Spanish Naval Base Arsenal de Cartagena and will take place throughout the Mediterranean Sea, to include territorial waters of North African nations. Sponsored by […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from three continents are set to begin the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express on January 31. Units from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations will converge for nine days of drills in Djibouti, Djibouti, and Port Louis, Mauritius […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Armed forces from 33 nations gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, for the start of exercise Obangame Express 2019, a US Africa Command (AFRICOM) led exercise which is now in its ninth iteration. Obangame Express 2019 will be conducted in multiple areas at sea and ashore. At-sea operations will be throughout the Gulf of Guinea. The largest […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Authorities

    Cutlass Express, one of four regional Express Series exercises facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet is scheduled to take place in the West Indian Ocean from January 30, to February 6. The exercise focuses on increasing interagency capabilities in deterring counter-piracy, counter illicit trafficking, and other maritime threats in the waters off East Africa. The […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first joint, high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), participated with 12 West African and European partner nations in the fourth year of Exercise Saharan Express in the waters off West Africa, March 10-14.   Exercise Saharan Express is one of four African regional exercises, called the Express series exercises, facilitated by U.S. […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express taking place in the vicinity of Djibouti, Mozambique and Seychelles began on January 28. Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations are taking part. Sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and conducted […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Training & Education

    Maritime forces from eastern Africa, west Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations concluded the sixth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express, Feb. 8, in concurrent closing ceremonies in Le Chaland, Mauritius and Djibouti, Djibouti. “We had great partners and great teamwork, and every year […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the Royal Canadian navy made their Phoenix Express debut as they joined the exercise on March 29. The 15th edition of the training event kicked off in the western Mediterranean Sea, in and around the territorial waters of various North African countries. For the next week, they worked cooperatively to enhance their responses […]

  • 3 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. facilitated exercise Cutlass Express 2016 is currently taking place in the western Indian Ocean, focusing on cooperation and teamwork. Its principle goal is to build and help to maintain the capability to protect the free flow of trade by countering maritime illicit activity. The eight-day maritime exercise kicked off January 30 and is scheduled […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international maritime law enforcement exercise Cutlass Express 2018 kicked off in Djibouti, January 31, under the sponsorship of US Africa Command. The seventh iteration of the annual exercise is led by US Naval Force Africa and is aimed at assessing and improving combined maritime law enforcement capacity, promoting national and regional security in East […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navies and maritime security forces from Europe, South America, the United States, and Gulf of Guinea nations began training for the multinational maritime exercise, Obangame Express, March 20, 2017. Obangame will officially kick off on March 23, when nations begin executing real-world scenarios. For the next three days, African countries are preparing for the exercise by participating in […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express concluded with a closing ceremony at the Escuela de Infanteria de Marina General Albacete Fuster in Cartagena, Spain, on May 17. Maritime forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States came together to celebrate the 13th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise that began May 8. I said Rear Adm. Shawn Duane, […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2016 was kicked off May 17, in the Mediterranean. Navies from Europe, North Africa, and the United States gathered to begin the 10th iteration of the exercise. Phoenix Express is sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and facilitated by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet. It is designed to improve regional cooperation, […]

  • 6 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and several international organizations concluded the fourth iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2015, Feb. 4. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command, was designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, and information sharing practices to increase capabilities of […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Obangame Express, an exercise sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and designed to improve regional cooperation, kicked off on March 21 with an opening ceremony in Libreville, Gabon. The annual exercise aims to enhance maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from North Africa, Europe and the U.S. started another round of planning for Phoenix Express 2015 at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center in Souda Bay, Greece, Dec. 2. The four-day planning event, the second of three before exercise execution in spring 2015, seeks to further develop exercise scenarios aligned with specific […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Djibouti is one of two African countries serving as an exercise location for the annual naval training exercise Cutlass Express 2017, which kicked off Jan. 31. Representatives from Uganda and Mozambique arrived to learn alongside their Djibouti naval and coast guard counterparts about increasing, among other topics, their knowledge of combat medicine. For the first […]

  • 22 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from West and North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 20, 2015. Saharan Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa Command, is designed to improve regional cooperation, maritime domain awareness, information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise to counter sea-based illicit activity in the region. Rear. […]

  • 2 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The underway portion of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 commenced as boarding team members from Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda began visit, board, search, and seizure scenarios while at sea, Jan. 31, 2015. Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), is designed to leverage a Global Network of Navies […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The eighth iteration of Phoenix Express 2014 concluded June 4, after three weeks of maritime security training scenarios ashore and at sea.   Phoenix Express, one of four U.S. Africa Command-sponsored regional maritime exercises, brought together maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the U.S. to refine tactics and techniques in a number of maritime […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Eight maritime interdiction boarding teams and six participating ships continue at-sea maritime security training scenarios as part of Phoenix Express, May 30.   During the scenarios, teams are taking turns boarding simulated suspect commercial vessels and executing tactics to counter-illicit trafficking. Participating ships include the Hellenic navy frigate HS Navarinon, Royal Moroccan navy frigate Hassan […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Maritime professionals from South and East Africa, Europe, Indian Ocean nations and the U.S. met for the Cutlass Express 2016 Main Planning Event (MPE) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Aug. 4 – 7. The four-day planning event aimed to further develop exercise scenarios for partner nations, participant force offerings, schedule of events and participant manning […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners arrived in Dakar, Senegal to begin their 10-day participation in Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 17, 2015. Saharan Express, one of Africa Partnership Station’s premier Express-series events is a U.S. Africa Command-sponsored […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), along with its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners, departed Dakar, Senegal, after completing its participation in Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 27. The recently-concluded Saharan Express is one of Africa Partnership Station’s premier Express-series exercises. This U.S. Africa Command-sponsored […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Students from Wales University Royal Naval Unit (URNU), currently deployed in the Baltic on board HMS Express, made a visit to the Swedish National Defence College (SNDC) in Stockholm on 9th July. The SNDC is an important organisation for Sweden; it aims to be an instrument for change within the areas of Swedish Defence and […]

  • 21 April 2014
    Training & Education

    U.S., European, South American and African naval forces concluded two days of in-port familiarization drills at the Nigerian navy’s Joint Maritime Security Training Center, April 17.   The evolutions were part of Obangame Express, a Gulf of Guinea-based multinational maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation, interdiction expertise and information sharing among West and Central African […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities

    The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters Aug. 22.   The aircraft was on a routine […]

  • 24 March 2011
    Industry news

      Pipavav Shipyard Ltd said on Thursday it has received clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board for warship building in the defe… (FinancialExpress) [mappress] Source: FinancialExpress, March 24,2011;

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The seventh iteration of the annual maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2018 concluded in Seychelles on February 7. Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe, and the United States, as well as several international organizations worked together to assess and improve combined maritime law enforcement capacity and promote national and regional security in […]