Author Archives: J Fusco

The United Kingdom assumes command of CTF 150 from Australia

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
The Royal Australian Navy has handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 to the Royal Navy at a formal change of command ceremony held in Bahrain on 10 April 2014. Saluting the Australian and UK national anthems at the CTF 150 change of…

All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer. The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be installed on USS Ponce for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf, fulfilling plans announced by […]

All the world’s territorial disputes, graded by intensity

US 7th Fleet MH370 Update

The U.S. Navy team operating the towed pinger locator (TPL) onboard Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield detected pinging signals, April 6. The detected signals are consistent with sounds that would come from a black box. The TPL heard consecutive pings at one second intervals. At the time of detection the TPL was at a depth […]

CTF 150’s HMCS Regina seizes 130kg heroin off Tanzanian coast

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina has seized over 130kg of high-grade heroin off the coast of Tanzania. Members of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Regina’s Naval Boarding Party prepare to board a suspected drug-smuggling vessel. The illicit narcotics were seized after HMCS Regina intercepted and boarded a suspect…

Building momentum: Enduring relationships key to countering narcotics

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
In preparation for the transition of leadership from Australia to Great Britain, the current and future Commanders of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) have teamed up to meet key maritime security leaders in the east African nations of Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania. Commander Combined Task Force 150,…

ROKS Kang Gam Chan carries out joint exercise with EU NAVFOR

Originally posted on Combined Maritime Forces (CMF):
The Republic of Korea Ship (ROKS) Kang Gam Chan, took part in a joint exercise with EU NAVFOR’s flag ship French Ship (FS) Siroco. ROKS KGC (bottom) and FS Siroco (top) manoeuvring in a formation ROKS Kang Gam Chan is part of ROK Naval Escort Task Group and…