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21 May 2018 Military News

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  • Pacific Partnership 2018 Kicks-Off in Thailand for First Time NNS 21 May 2018 -- Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission, kicked off aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF-6) in Pattaya, Thailand, May 20.
  • Gonzalez Conducts Combined Operations NNS 21 May 2018 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) conducted combined operations with multi-purpose Italian frigate ITS Alpino (F594), May 16-17.
  • 7th Fleet Kicks Off Southeast Asia TSC Patrol NNS 21 May 2018 -- Sailors from U.S. 7th Fleet departed Changi Naval Base, Singapore May 19, aboard USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) for a theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol in Southeast Asia.
  • USNS Millinocket and Embarked 7th Fleet Staff POulls into Kota Kinabalu NNS 21 May 2018 -- USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet Sailors and Marines arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, May 21, as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol.
  • USS Farragut Arrives in Faslane NNS 21 May 2018 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived in Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, May 21, for a scheduled port visit to strengthen U.S. and United Kingdom relations as the two nations work in partnership to fortify security and stability in the region.
  • PLA marches on social media to gain public support People's Daily 21 May 2018 -- A recruitment video filled with rap lyrics and sci-fi weaponry, patriotic cartoons featuring endearing animal characters and computer games teaching the public to understand basic military skills – the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been adopting creative approaches to introduce itself to the world, gaining ground in the global military publicity arena.
  • Indian Warships Reach Vietnam for First Ever Joint Naval Exercise Sputnik 21 May 2018 -- For the last few years, India has stepped up its engagement with Vietnam in what is being seen as an attempt to boost its military exports. In 2016, India offered the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile and the Akash surface to air missile to Vietnam besides announcing $500 million loan for defense purchases.
  • India Successfully Tests BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile - Defense Ministry Sputnik 21 May 2018 -- Indian Defense Minister Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday congratulated the manufacturers and the country's Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on a successful test of a land-based supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.
  • UK poised for take-off on ambitious Defence Space Strategy with personnel boost Gov.UK 21 May 2018 -- As the UK space sector's world-leading experts gather for the first ever UK Defence Space Conference, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced the launch of the UK's first Defence Space Strategy and pledged an uplift in expertise to ensure we remain at the forefront of the space domain.

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