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13 August 2021 Military News

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  • Gerald R. Ford, John F. Kennedy Sailors Work Together for Ford-Class Success US Navy 13 Aug 2021 -- USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is a first-in-class ship with unique equipment and systems found exclusively on Ford-class aircraft carriers. The challenge of manning and operating these systems is not lost on Ford's Sailors, who routinely test the nuances and capabilities of these complex warfighting technologies.
  • First Visit by U.S. Warship to Egypt's Berenice Naval Base US Navy 13 Aug 2021 -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt's Berenice Naval Base, Aug. 12, marking the first time a U.S. warship has pulled into the Red Sea base, which officially opened in January 2020.
  • Pacific Partnership Concludes in Palau US Navy 13 Aug 2021 -- U.S. Pacific Fleet's annual humanitarian assistance mission, Pacific Partnership 21 concluded in Palau, as U.S. Pacific Fleet and the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) cohosted a Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief (HADR) workshop Aug. 10-12, with Taiwan disaster management experts.
  • China, Russia joint drills conclude with live-fire anti-terrorism operation featuring J-20 Global Times 13 Aug 2021 -- China and Russia on Friday wrapped up the five-day Zapad/Interaction-2021 joint strategic exercises in Northwest China with the live-fire phase featuring some of the most advanced weapons in the world and strong, saturation firepower that analysts said would be overwhelming to any enemy.
  • China-Russia joint exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 wraps up PLA Daily 13 Aug 2021 -- The China-Russia joint exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 (Xibu Unity-2021) wrapped up at the combined-arms tactical training base of the PLA Army in Qingtongxia City of West China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on Friday. General Wei Fenghe, Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister, observed the live-fire drill, held a bilateral talk and witnessed the signing of cooperation paper with Russian Defense Minister General Sergei Shoigu .
  • Russian Defence Minister notes the coordination of actions of the Russian and Chinese military personnel in Sibu/Interaction 2021 exercise PLA Daily 13 Aug 2021 -- Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu praised the joint actions of Russian and Chinese military personnel during Sibu/Interaction 2021 exercise, the active phase of which took place today in the PRC at the Qintongxia training ground.
  • Russia and China increasing the interaction of their armed forces on land, in the air and at sea PLA Daily 13 Aug 2021 -- After the active phase of Sibu/Interaction 2021 exercise at a meeting of the heads of the military departments of Russia and China, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, said that building up cooperation between the Russian and Chinese armed forces on land, in the air and at sea is an important area of military activity. departments of the two countries.
  • Exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021: Live-fire drill kicks off PLA Daily 13 Aug 2021 -- The live-fire drill of joint exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 kicked off at the combined-arms tactical training base of the PLA Army in Qingtongxia City of West China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, on August 13.
  • Russian commander: Chinese and Russian militaries reach new height in coordinated operations PLA Daily 13 Aug 2021 -- The first-phase joint planning drill of the exercise ZAPAD/INTERACTION-2021 has been successfully wrapped up. Lieutenant-General Mikhail Nosulev, the deputy commander of Russia's Eastern Military District and deputy commander of the exercise's joint command, said that the Chinese and Russian armed forces have reached a new height in coordinated operations through the exercise, and demonstrated their military professionalism and strong determination in combating international terrorism.
  • Court approves seizure of US$400 million in Lafayette frigate scandal CNA 13 Aug 2021 -- The Supreme Court has granted a request to seize over US$400 million in funds from the heirs of Andrew Wang (汪傳浦), an arms broker at the center of a scandal involving the Taiwan Navy's purchase of Lafayette frigates from France in the 1990s.
  • Quad countries discuss 'peace and security' in Taiwan Strait CNA 13 Aug 2021 -- Senior officials from the United States, Japan, India and Australia discussed the importance of maintaining peace and security in the Taiwan Strait during a virtual meeting on Thursday, according to the U.S. State Department.
  • Navy's most advanced warships ready for operations Australia DOD 13 Aug 2021 -- The Royal Australian Navy's most advanced warships are now ready for operational deployment, boosting Australia's capacity to work with our strategic partners and maintain peace and prosperity in our region.
  • HMAS Supply conducts first replenishment at sea Australia DOD 13 Aug 2021 -- HMAS Supply is one step closer to supporting Australian and partner nation ships after successfully completing the first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) for the Supply Class.
  • Advanced warships ready for operations Australia DOD 13 Aug 2021 -- The Royal Australian Navy's most advanced warships are now ready for operational deployment, boosting Australia's capacity to work with our strategic partners and maintain peace and prosperity in our region.
  • Raring to supply the fleet Australia DOD 13 Aug 2021 -- HMAS Supply, one of Navy's two new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships, has completed its first ever Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with HMAS Anzac.
  • Secretary Blinken's Call with Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Tileuberdi US Dept. of State 13 Aug 2021

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