View post tag: Naval View post tag: Frigate Authorities April 8, 2015 View post tag: Turkish Navy Turkish Navy Frigate Takes Part in OCEAN SHIELD View post tag: Navy View post tag: piracy The Turkish Navy Frigate TCG GEDIZ (F-495) joined NATO’s counter piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD.The ship will conduct regular counter piracy patrols in Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean and provide support to NATO’s regional capacity building efforts in order to enhance interoperability and cooperation between the nations in the area. The ship will also conduct training with the counter-piracy naval forces operating in the Indian Ocean.Built in San Diego, California, the ship completed its service in U.S. Navy in 2000 and was transferred to the Turkish Navy in 2001. TCG GEDIZ, under the Turkish National warship program, has been equipped with software and hardware of the GENESIS Combat System that has been designed and developed by Turkish Navy Research Center.[mappress mapid=”15611″]Image: MARCOM View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkish Navy Frigate Takes Part in OCEAN SHIELD View post tag: Ocean Shield Share this article View post tag: NATO
A Downing Street spokesperson said: The Prime Minister held a bilateral meeting with the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Downing Street earlier today. They agreed the bond between the UK and New Zealand was unique and enduring, based on friendship and shared values, and underpinned by strong security, prosperity and people-to-people links. The Prime Minister said New Zealand was an indispensable partner for the UK, noting the relationship has always been important, but is arguably even more vital today, given our shared commitment to free trade and protecting the rules-based international system. The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Ardern for New Zealand’s support over the attack against the Assad regime, and following the chemical nerve agent attack in Salisbury. They agreed it was essential to reassert the international norm against chemical weapons use. They agreed that part of reinvigorating the Commonwealth was about fostering more intra-Commonwealth support, and to explore the possibility of working together on development assistance in the Pacific region. They also discussed the bilateral trade and investment relationship, agreeing that UK-New Zealand trade working group discussions were progressing well and confirming our shared ambition to form a new bilateral UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement once we have left the EU. They welcomed the approach agreed at the March European Council to provide continuity during the implementation period for international agreements, which could be swiftly transitioned into new bilateral agreements once the implementation period ends.