Archive for August 9th, 2017

American and British flattops

Posted in Navy on August 9th, 2017 by alert5 – Be the first to comment
170808-N-KB401-139 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 8, 2017) Left to right, Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS Iron Duke (F 234), Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS Westminster (F 237), Royal Norwegian Navy frigate Helge Ingstad (F 313), Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), and guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) sail in formation during exercise Saxon Warrior 2017, Aug.8. Saxon Warrior is a United States and United Kingdom co-hosted carrier strike group exercise that demonstrates interoperability and capability to respond to crises and deter potential threats. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Zingaro/Released)

170808-N-KB401-139 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 8, 2017) Left to right, Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS Iron Duke (F 234), Royal Navy Duke-class frigate HMS Westminster (F 237), Royal Norwegian Navy frigate Helge Ingstad (F 313), Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08), guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), and guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) sail in formation during exercise Saxon Warrior 2017, Aug.8. Saxon Warrior is a United States and United Kingdom co-hosted carrier strike group exercise that demonstrates interoperability and capability to respond to crises and deter potential threats. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Zingaro/Released)

U.S. aircraft carrier to visit Vietnam next year

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The United States Navy will be sending an aircraft carrier to Vietnam next year. The decision was reached by U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Vietnamese Minister of National Defense Ngo Xuan Lich.

CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam (Oct. 2, 2016)  Sailors, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), man the starboard-side rails while pulling into Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, during a Naval Engagement Activity with the people of Vietnam, Oct. 2. In it's seventh year, NEA Vietnam is designed to foster mutual understanding, build confidence in the maritime domain and strengthen relationships between the U.S. Navy and Vietnam People's Navy and the local community. Frank Cable is one of two forward-deployed submarine tenders and is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support of deployed U.S. naval force submarines and surface vessels in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Alana Langdon)

CAM RANH BAY, Vietnam (Oct. 2, 2016) Sailors, assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), man the starboard-side rails while pulling into Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, during a Naval Engagement Activity with the people of Vietnam, Oct. 2. In it’s seventh year, NEA Vietnam is designed to foster mutual understanding, build confidence in the maritime domain and strengthen relationships between the U.S. Navy and Vietnam People’s Navy and the local community. Frank Cable is one of two forward-deployed submarine tenders and is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to conduct maintenance and support of deployed U.S. naval force submarines and surface vessels in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
(U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Alana Langdon)

Watch dummy F-16s getting destroyed by Chinese, Russian warplanes

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Indonesia will deploy its Su-35s at Makassar

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The Chief of Staff of the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Hadi Tjahjanto, disclosed that the 11 Su-35s being procured will be delivered and station at Makassar initially.

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By Dmitry Terekhov from Odintsovo, Russian Federation (Sukhoi Su-35S) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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RAAF retires Heron UAV

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The Royal Australian Air Force has retired its Heron unmanned aerial vehicle. The last flight was from RAAF Base Tindal during Exercise Diamond Storm on Jun. 23.

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Photo: RAAF
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