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Logistics and Partnerships Sustain Ships at Sea

To maintain a naval presence throughout the vast Indo-Pacific area of operations requires a logistics network that can supply and sustain naval ships while they are at sea. Singapore-based Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC)/Task Force 73 (CTF 73), is…

Japan Launches Lead Ship of 22 Mogami-Class Frigates

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force has launched the first of a new class of multi-mission surface combatant. The Mogami (FFM 1)-class frigate, also known as the 33FFM program, will be stealthy multi-mission surface combatants with the capability to employ unmanned surface and…

Italian Navy Commissions New Logistics Support Ship

The Italian navy commissioned its newest logistics support ship (LSS), the ITS Vulcano (A5335) at a ceremony at the Fincantieri Naval Integrated shipyard in Muggiano, Italy.  The 633-foot (193 meter), 27,200-ton LSS can replenish a surface ship task group and…

U.S. Navy Asserts Freedom to Navigate in International Waters

The U.S. Navy continues to assert its right to operate freely in international waters with yet another Taiwan Strait transit, following several recent freedom of navigation operations (FONOPS) in the South China Sea, particularly in the vicinity of the Spratly…

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