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  • 26 July 2017

    In one of Iran’s more daring challenges to U.S. Navy vessels operating in the Persian Gulf, an Iranian naval vessel came within 150 yards of a U.S. Navy ship forcing it to fire warning shots. According to the U.S. Central Command, coastal patrol ship USS Thunderbolt was operating in international waters of the Persian Gulf on […]

  • 6 August 2019

    The UK has confirmed its navy ships would join US assets on a new international maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf. The mission will see the Royal Navy working alongside the US Navy to assure the security of merchant vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. The push to organize an international mission in the […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy minehunter HMS Middleton departed her home in Portsmouth for a three-year deployment to the Persian Gulf where she will protect vital sea lanes and provide wider maritime security to the region. The crew sailed off for the Gulf yesterday, November 9. Although Middleton will be based in Bahrain for three years, the 45 ships company […]

  • 22 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy-led International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19) that will involve participants from over 50 nations kicked off in the Persian Gulf on October 21. The exercise will span from the Suez Canal south to the Bab-al-Mandeb, through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Northern Arabian Gulf. It will consist of four phases: […]

  • 22 November 2016

    The U.S. Navy has shared a report of its guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) helping three Iranian mariners in distress in the Persian Gulf on November 18. According to the U.S. Navy, Nitze received notification from aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) of a small fishing vessel in distress. Once Nitze’s crew […]

  • 27 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 transports cargo from during a replenishment-at-sea. Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) and the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) engaged in RAS on March 25, while conducting operations in the Persian Gulf.   In the […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Iran is in full command of the Strait of Hormuz, semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday citing Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s Navy Commander. While speaking on the upcoming maritime drills, the U.S. plans to hold in partnership with 20 other nations in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf in September, Sayyari discarded them […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and Royal Navy completed a UK/US mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) in the central Persian Gulf on December 7. This quarterly event doubled as the certification for the staff of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52 by Surface Mine Warfighting Development Center. The exercise involved a range of training and a variety of supporting […]

  • 19 December 2017

    US Navy destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) assisted an Iranian vessel in the Persian Gulf, stranded 60 nautical miles from nearest land with no communication capabilities.  An MH-60R Sea Hawk embarked with Preble was conducting routine flight operations on December 16 when they spotted the Iranian vessel whose crew waved their hands to get the helicopter […]

  • 9 August 2017

    An Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle forced a US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet to alter course in order to avoid collision in the Central Persian Gulf on August 8. According to the US Naval Forces Central Command, the Iranian QOM-1 UAV executed unsafe and unprofessional altitude changes in the close vicinity of an F/A-18E . The F/A-18E was in […]

  • 11 July 2019

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose has chased off five Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessels trying to impede the passage of tanker British Heritage in the Persian Gulf on Thursday. According to media reports, HMS Montrose positioned itself between the tanker and Iranian vessels and issued verbal warnings before the Iranian boats retreated. The incident took place […]

  • 24 September 2012

    Iranian submarine Tareq-901 and destroyer Sahand departed from the port of Bandar-Abbas and set a course for the Persian Gulf… Source: Russian Navy, September 24, 2012

  • 6 September 2012

    Somali piracy gives the US and allies an opportunity to maintain massive military presence in the region under a specious pretext, said Iranian Navy Commander ADM Habibollah Sayyari on Sept 4. Iranian Navy permanently tracks all movements of American warships in the Persian Gulf, Sayyari said. According to him, Iran’s intelligence follows all actions of […]

  • 15 August 2017

    An Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle flew dangerously close to a US Navy aircraft carrier sailing in the Persian Gulf in the second such event in the region in seven days. According to the Washington Post, an Iranian drone flew past the USS Nimitz several times on Sunday coming as close as 1,000 feet to the […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Five Bahrain-based U.S. Navy coastal patrol ships carried out a proficiency fire test of their MK 60 Griffin Missile Systems (GMS) July 18-20 in the Persian Gulf. Coastal patrol ships USS Tempest (PC 2), USS Squall (PC 7), USS Chinook (PC 9), USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) launched surface-to-surface Griffin missiles at […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A 1000lb bomb has been located and destroyed by Royal Navy minehunter HMS Penzance in the Persian Gulf. Following a five-day exercise with her French and US counterparts designed to improve cooperation between the three nations, the British minehunter then worked with the French to find and blow up four pieces of historic ordnance scattered […]

  • 1 August 2017

    F/A-18 jets from the U.S. aircraft carrier USS Nimitz have started flying sorties from the Persian Gulf targeting ISIS positions in Iraq and Syria. This is the first time the carrier and ships from its carrier strike group are supporting operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition fight against ISIS, since deploying from Naval Base Kitsap on June […]

  • 20 February 2015

    After patrolling the Gulf of Aden and the northern Indian Ocean, the French Navy’s Task Force 473 sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, February 15. The Task Group, built around the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, is now sailing in the Persian Gulf. Here, the Group is expected to join the Task Force 50 and operate […]

  • 1 October 2015

    Royal Navy warship HMS Duncan has come to the aid of an injured Iranian fisherman injured in the central Persian Gulf. The Type 45 destroyer was on a routine day at sea when crew heard a ‘Mayday’ call and immediately turned to help the dhow OLI-1. Less than an hour after the emergency request was […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    US Navy plans to considerably enhance its presence in the Persian Gulf in the nearest time, writes The Los Angeles Times. According to ADM Jonathan W. Greenert, the Fifth Fleet stationed in the gulf will be reinforced with four minesweepers, same number of mine-searching helicopters CH-53 Sea Stallion, and robots capable to deactivate mines under […]

  • 26 November 2018

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized three tons of hashish in a Persian Gulf operation, the Royal Navy informed. The Portsmouth-based destroyer was on patrol in the Middle East when they came across a suspicious dhow – a type of vessel common to the Middle East – in a notorious drug smuggling […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Feb 4 kicked off naval maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz which is the key oil traffic route in the Persian Gulf. So far, Iran has not tried to block the strait which is the transit route for one fifth of world’s oil shipment. The US and allies said they […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from Australia, Great Britain, France and the U.S. concluded their participation in the multi-national exercise Unified Trident that was held in the Persian Gulf. More than 15 ships, plus numerous aircraft from the four navies completed many different evolutions from January 31 to February 2. U.S. Navy liaison officers from U.S. Naval Forces Central […]

  • 27 February 2015

    HMS Kent made history this week when she became the first British warship to sail into the Persian Gulf as part of a joint UK/French carrier strike group. At 42,000 tonnes the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle is the pride of the French Navy and on her current deployment she is being escorted by […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) launched on Wednesday a 3-day naval war-games, codenamed Fath 91, in the Persian Gulf, according to Fars News Agency. During the war-games they will exercise different tactics of naval defense. What is more, within the framework of planned drills the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps will also conduct coordination tactics […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Frigates, destroyers and an aircraft carrier from four nations are currently underway in the Persian Gulf as part of the annual, multinational exercise Intrepid Sentinel 2019. The multilateral exercise is designed to increase capability and interoperability between the four nations. According to photos shared by the US Navy on January 15, aircraft carrier USS John […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship has been at the heart of a major exercise to safeguard oil platforms and harbours in the Persian Gulf. RFA Fort Austin was used as a stand in oil platform during a recent International Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise which tested the skills of navies and coastguards from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, […]

  • 8 March 2016

    Having sailed 23000 nautical miles safeguarding the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle in the Middle East, the German frigate FGS Augsburg has bid farewell to the international group and headed home.   During the group’s deployment in the Persian Gulf, French aircraft conducted 23 reconnaissance flights while Dassault Rafale fighter jets performed an overall […]

  • 14 May 2019

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Mendez Nunes broke off from the US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and its carrier strike group (CSG) as it headed for the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tension between the US and Iran. The Spanish frigate’s withdrawal from the carrier strike group was first reported by Spanish news outlet El […]