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4 août 2014 1 04 /08 /août /2014 11:35
FAPF : participation de la frégate de surveillance Prairial à l’exercice RIMPAC 2014


18/07/2014 Sources : EMA


Du 26 juin au 15 juillet 2014, la frégate de surveillance (FS) Prairial de la Marine nationale a participé à l’exercice maritime multinational RIMPAC 2014 (Rim of the Pacific – ceinture du Pacifique) organisé par l’US Navy à Hawaii.


Organisé tous les deux ans sous la direction de l'United States Pacific Command depuis 1971, cet exercice aéronaval de grande ampleur a pour but de favoriser les relations de coopération entre les marines nationales des pays présents dans l’océan Pacifique. Ces déploiements conjoints leur permettent également d’entretenir et de renforcer leur interopérabilité tout en contribuant au maintien en condition opérationnel des matériels et des hommes.


Durant deux semaines, les participants ont préparé, à quai, les différentes phases de l’exercice, qui comprend des opérations navales, amphibies et aériennes articulées autour d’un scénario de crise (dissuasion, intervention, sécurisation, stabilisation, phase civilo-militaire). Les différentes unités ont ensuite été déployées pour une séquence d’exercice à la mer de cinq jours.


Cette 24e édition de l’exercice RIMPAC a rassemblé 23 nations du Pacifique, 55 navires et sous-marins, et près de 25 000 hommes. Le Prairial avait déjà participé en 2010 et 2012 à l’exercice RIMPAC. Dotée d'équipements performants, cette frégate de surveillance (FS) fait partie du dispositif de présence française dans le Pacifique.


En coordination avec les Forces armées de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (FANC), les FAPF constituent un dispositif aéromaritime de premier plan sur le théâtre « Pacifique ». Cette importance stratégique du dispositif des forces prépositionnées est confirmée par le nouveau Livre blanc sur la défense et la sécurité nationale.

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15 juillet 2014 2 15 /07 /juillet /2014 07:35
EX RIMPAC 14 - Orion touchdown in Hawaii


13.07.2014 NZDefenceForce


A Royal New Zealand AirForce P-3K2 arrives at the airfield in Marine Corps Base Hawaii as part of Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 14. The plane joins the multitude of other nations in support of the Naval assets involved in the exercise.


RIMPAC is the world's largest maritime military exercise involving 23 nations and more than 25,000 personnel.


The New Zealand Defence Force is also contributing HMNZS CANTERBURY, a light infantry platoon from 1RNZIR and the Operational Dive Team and a Mine Countermeasures Team based out of San Diego. There are more than 250 NZDF personnel participating in this six-week-long exercise, which covers a wide spectrum of military training activities ranging from Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief to complex warfighting.

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27 juin 2014 5 27 /06 /juin /2014 06:35
Largest International Maritime Exercises Beginning in Hawaii


PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, June 26, 2014 – Pacific Sentinel


RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime exercise consisting of 20 plus nations and hundreds of aircraft, ships and submarines begins today in and around the Hawaiian Islands.


The exercise will provide a unique training opportunity for fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th such exercise since 1971 and for the first time will include Brunei and China.


Ships taking part in an international group sail to Hawaii ahead of the exercise included USS Chosin and USS Howard; along with KDB Darulaman and KDB Darussalam of the Royal Brunei navy; PLA(N) Haikou , PLA(N) Yueyang, PLA(N) Qiandaohu, and PLA(N) Peace Ark from the Chinese navy; and Singapore’s RSS Intrepid. Each of the ships, with the exception of Howard, will participate in RIMPAC.


The 2014 RIMPAC exercise will focus on developing maritime safety and security capabilities. The event is scheduled to take place in the Hawaiian Operating Area and off-shore ranges including: Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Bellows Air Force Station, Pohakulao Training Area and Schofield Barracks. Some training events are also scheduled to occur off the coast of southern California.



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10 janvier 2014 5 10 /01 /janvier /2014 08:35
USS John Paul Jones to Replace USS Lake Erie in Hawaii; USS Preble also moving to Aloha State



Jan 7, 2014 ASDNews Source : US Navy


The U.S. Navy announced Jan. 7, that USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) will swap homeports with USS Lake Erie (CG 70) this summer. USS Preble (DDG 88) will also leave San Diego for Hawaii this summer to replace the decommissioned frigate, USS Reuben James (FFG 57).


Moving the two guided-missile destroyers to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam will provide updated, advanced Aegis capabilities to Commander, Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific (CNSGMP). It will also allow Lake Erie, a Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser, to proceed to San Diego for a scheduled, extended docking ship repair availability (EDSRA).


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23 juin 2012 6 23 /06 /juin /2012 11:30



June 22, 2012 defpro.com


PATUXENT RIVER, Md. | Escorted by military police and with a crowd of onlookers, Hawaii’s first CH-53E Super Stallion containerized flight training device, or CFTD, made its debut recently at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.


The CFTD simulator is a self-contained, fully transportable device that arrived via ship at the Port of Honolulu. It was loaded on two tractor trailers and delivered to the Marine Corps base April 9.


“The simulator is the first-of-its-kind for the Super Stallion community,” said Capt. John Feeney, Naval Aviation Training Systems program manager, whose office oversaw the development of the device. “With the Marine Corps’ transition from CH-53Ds to the ‘E‘ variant, the CFTD will provide pilots with the capability to complete critical, simulator designated tactical training and readiness (T&R) requirements.”


Manned Flight Simulator and J.F. Taylor personnel from Patuxent River, Md., were on-hand to begin the two-week construction process required to install the CFTD.


The two halves of the simulator, each comprising an inner and an outer section, were lifted off the tractor trailers and placed on a concrete pad equipped with power connections. The outer sections were vertically lifted to reveal the inner wall surrounding the cockpit, forming a contained “airspace” above the cockpit.


Finally, the two halves were joined together to form a fully enclosed apparatus.


“Until the CH-53E CFTD is ready for training, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 463 pilots will continue to conduct basic mission skills training in a legacy Weapon Systems Trainer (WST),” said Maj. Kevin Halpin, Marine Aviation Training Systems Site officer-in-charge. “Once the CH-53E CFTD is operational, pilots will increase their combat readiness through completion of T&R training, which preserves CH-53E aircraft flight hours for real-world missions and dramatically reduces cost.”


This CFTD fully supports training for CH-53E crew coordination, emergency procedures, aerial refueling, terrain flight, confined area landings and shipboard operations. Training can be conducted in day mode or simulated night environment using night-vision goggles.


An enhanced aircrew externals trainer (EAET) that will support enlisted aircrew training is due to arrive late summer. The EAET can be linked with the CFTD to support full aircrew mission rehearsal and proficiency training.

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