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30 July 2018 Military News

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  • Shanahan Discusses F/A-18s, Naval Aviation Readiness at Oceana AFPS 30 Jul 2018 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer toured the Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic facilities here July 26 to discuss enhancing naval aviation readiness.
  • CNO Strengthens Naval Partnerships in Chile NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson visited Chile, July 28, to meet with Chilean navy leadership, recognize the country's contribution to Pacific maritime security and discuss ways in which the U.S. and Chilean navies can continue to grow their partnership.
  • HM 14 supports mine countermeasure ops during RIMPAC SOCAL NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- SAN DIEGO (July 27, 2018) Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 conducted airborne mine countermeasure (MCM) operations during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in the Southern California (SOCAL) area of operations as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 177.
  • U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program Performs Mine Clearance Operations During RIMPAC SOCAL 2018 NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- Mark 7 Marine Mammal System (MMS) bottlenose dolphins in the U.S. Navy's Marine Mammal Systems Program (MMSP) supported dynamic mine countermeasure (MCM) training during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in the Southern California (SOCAL) area of operations.
  • Naval and Maritime Experts Train Together During RIMPAC for First Time NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- Naval and merchant maritime experts partnered together to deliver enhanced maritime domain awareness (MDA) for the first time in a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in 2018.
  • Royal New Zealand Navy leads undersea mine countermeasures effort in a RIMPAC first NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- In a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise first, Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin Martin, commander, HMNZS Matataua, based in Auckland, New Zealand, served as the undersea mine countermeasures commander (UMCMC) in the Southern California (SOCAL) area of operations.
  • Navy Fuels Army in Joint Exercise NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville (FLCJ) and U. S. Army 61st Quartermaster Battalion conducted QLLEX (Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise) at Defense Fuel Supply Point (DFSP) Jacksonville, 17-25 July.
  • NAVSUP FLC Bahrain Provides Night Operations Supply Support for USS IWO JIMA (LHD 7) NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain provided an overnight logistics support to the IWO JIMA (LHD 7) marking the first overnight port support replenishment in Bahrain, June 10.
  • Complex Mine Warfare Training Complete in RIMPAC SOCAL NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- The tactical free play phase of Mine Warfare operations in the Southern California (SOCAL) area of operations in support of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise finished here today. The tactical free play phase is one of the five phases of the exercise, and the most complex training for participating units in mine warfare operations.
  • Fabrication Begins on Amphibious Assault Ship Richard M. McCool, Jr. NNS 30 Jul 2018 -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) started fabrication of the 13th LPD-17 San Antonio class ship, LPD-29, July 30, at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut.
  • Russia's Kalibr-Equipped Corvettes Could Be Marketed to Pacific Region Countries Sputnik 30 Jul 2018 -- Russia's Project 22800 corvettes equipped with Kalibr cruise missiles could be marketed to the countries in the Pacific region, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters.
  • The main military-political department was created in the Ministry of Defense TASS 30 Jul 2018 -- The main military-political department was created in the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The former commander of the ZVO Kartapolov was appointed Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation - Chief of the Main Military-Political Directorate. The corresponding decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin was published on the official portal of legal information.
  • Japan May Withdraw PAC-3 Missile Interceptors As Korean Tensions Ease – Reports Sputnik 30 Jul 2018 -- The Japanese Defense Ministry is considering withdrawing on Monday surface-to-air Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) ballistic missile interceptors deployed in the country's north and west to counter possible missile launches from North Korea, the NHK broadcaster reported citing the ministry's officials.
  • EU to Relocate Headquarters of Naval Forces From UK to Spain Due to Brexit Sputnik 30 Jul 2018 -- The European Union extended the mandate of an anti-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia until December 31, 2020, while deciding to transfer the operational headquarters of the EU maritime forces from the United Kingdom to Spain from March next year due to Brexit, the EU Council's press service reported.
  • China Sending Triple the Number of Soldiers to SCO Military Drill Than India Sputnik 30 Jul 2018 -- The theme of the drill is "Preparation and Cooperation on Counter-terrorism among SCO Member States' Militaries." It is slated to be held from August 22 to 29 at Comprehensive Training Field No. 255 in Chebarkul, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
  • Kuwait - Munitions DSCA 30 Jul 2018 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of three hundred (300) AGM-114R Hellfire missiles, and related equipment, for an estimated cost of $30.4 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • Bahrain - Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) Launchers DSCA 30 Jul 2018 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain of twenty-eight (28) TOW Improved Target Acquisition Systems (ITAS), and related equipment, for an estimated cost of $80 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.

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