Coalition Exercise in Bay of Bengal: Led by French Carrier, the Charles de Gaulle

From 17 to 25 May 2019 , the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and his escort conducted a series of exercises in the Bay of Bengal with representatives from the United States Marines, Australia and Japan. [maxgallery id="125387"] Dubbed "La Pérouse", this series of naval exercises allows France to maintain…

Intrepid Sentinel 2019

The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) sails in formation with the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), the guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111), France’s Marine Nationale air defense destroyer FS Cassard (D 614) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) in the…

USS Essex and Stennis Carrier Strike Group 

The Essex Amphibious Ready Group and the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group are conducting integrated operations in the Arabian Sea to ensure stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. [maxgallery id="122190"] 12.13.2018 Photo…

USS Essex Deployment and F-35B

INDIAN OCEAN (Sept. 2 2018)  An F-35B Lightning II, attached to the “Avengers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211, prepares to launch from the flight deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) during a regularly scheduled deployment of Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine…

Australian P-8 Trains Over the Indian Ocean

A Royal Australian Air Force No 11 Squadron P-8A Poseidon with Harpoon missiles attached conducts a training sortie over the Indian Ocean. [maxgallery id="115538"] Australian Department of Defence March 28, 2018

Australia Sends the HMAS Arunta to Operation Manitou

12/02/2016: HMAS Arunta and her ship’s company of 191 departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. This is Arunta’s 3rd deployment to the area and the first time a ship will be deployed for nine months. HMAS Arunta and her ship’s…

Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group: Talisman Sabre 2015

09/10/2015: Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group formation during Talisman Sabre 2015. [maxgallery id="79482"] Credit: USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6):7/16/15 INDIAN OCEAN (July 16, 2015)Eleven of the ships that participated in Talisman Sabre 2015 steam in formation off the western coast of Australia.   The ships [from left to right] are…

Super Stallions in the Talisman Sabre 2015 Exercise

09/07/2015: INDIAN OCEAN (July 13, 2015) A CH-53 Super Stallion assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) sits on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). [maxgallery id="79500"] Credit:USS Green Bay: 7/13/15 Other photos show the CH-53E operating off of the ship.…