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Navies of New Zealand and US conducts combined operations

Navies of New Zealand and US conducts combined operations

The Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) and the Arleigh Burke-class USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) guided-missile destroyer carried out joint operations in the eastern Pacific from 8 Dec to 9 Dec.

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For the first time since her almost three-year frigate system upgrade, Te Kaha is under way.

“One of the last operational activities Te Kaha did before the starting the upgrade was working with the Nimitz Strike Group. It is quite fitting that one of the first activities we do post upgrade is renew those friendships and levels of interoperability with the United States Navy," said Cmdr. Brock Symmons, commanding officer of Te Kaha.

The two ships strengthened interoperability through bilateral ship maneuvers and contact exercises without breaching their respective COVID-free environments.

The Navy of New Zealand and the US Most recently, the Navy worked together in the U.S. During RIMPAC 2020, a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands, the Third Fleet area of operation.

Michael Murphy is a member of the US 3rd Fleet, which leads naval forces in the Pacific Ocean and provides the necessary practical and relevant preparation for an efficient global Navy. US 3rd Fleet continuously coordinates with US 7th Fleet to prepare and conduct missions based on their complementary strengths to foster ongoing peace, protection, and stability in the entire Pacific theater of operations.

Michael Murphy is a member of the US 3rd Fleet, which leads naval forces in the Pacific Ocean and provides the necessary practical and relevant preparation for an efficient global Navy. US 3rd Fleet continuously coordinates with US 7th Fleet to prepare and conduct missions based on their complementary strengths to foster ongoing peace, protection, and stability in the entire Pacific theater of operations.

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