U.S. and Israel Complete Unmanned Exercise in Gulf of Aqaba
220921-N-NO146-1002 GULF OF AQABA (Sept. 21, 2022) Vessels from the Israeli Navy and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command operate in the Gulf of Aqaba with two unmanned surface vessels, a Devil Ray T-38, top, and Saildrone Explorer, bottom, during exercise Digital Shield, Sept. 21. Digital Shield is a bilateral training exercise between U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Israeli naval forces that focuses on enhancing maritime awareness using unmanned systems and artificial intelligence in support of vessel boarding operations.
Sept. 22, 2022 - Forces from Israel and the U.S. completed a four-day exercise in the Gulf of Aqaba, Sept. 22...

Bahrain, U.S. Sharpen Maritime Skills at Sea
220922-N-NO146-2001 MANAMA, Bahrain (Sept. 22, 2022) Graphic image depicting a training event between Sailors assigned to patrol coastal ship USS Chinook (PC 9) and members of the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, Sept. 20, in the Arabian Gulf.
Sept. 22, 2022 - The U.S. Navy enjoys a decades-long partnership with the Kingdom of Bahrain based on shared commitment to maritime security and stability in the Middle East. Regional waters are very dynamic and have central importance to...

Saudi Arabia, U.S. Complete International Coalition Exercise
220920-A-JJ498-1143 ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 20, 2022) Royal Saudi Navy ship HMS As-Siddiq (PGG 511) sails with U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 20, during the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) exercise Sentinel Shield. Sentinel Shield is a monthly exercise series conducted by IMSC to enhance communication and coordination among partner naval forces.
Sept. 21, 2022 - Maritime forces from Saudi Arabia and the United States participated in a monthly international coalition exercise in the Arabian Gulf, Sept. 20...

International Naval Forces Partner in Seychelles to Build Cooperation
VICTORIA, Seychelles (Feb. 15, 2022) Cutlass Express participating forces perform visit, board, search, and seizure training in Victoria, Seychelles, Feb. 15, 2022. Cutlass Express, sponsored by U.S. Africa Command and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, is designed to improve regional cooperation among participating nations in order to increase maritime safety and security in the East Africa regions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Charest)
Sept. 18, 2022 - The world’s largest multinational naval partnership, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), launched a two-week mission in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Seychelles with other international organizations Sept. 18 to...

Top Coast Guard Chefs Excel in Bahrain
Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Christian Bostick, left, and Culinary Specialist 1st Class Adrian Hernandez, right, pose for a photo aboard U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141), Aug. 25.
Sept. 13, 2022 - As U.S. Coast Guardsmen step onto the main deck of the fast response cutter USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141), savory scents from the galley captivate their attention. Memories from home, friends and family enter their...
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U.S. Navy Foils Iranian Attempt to Capture Unmanned Vessel in Arabian Gulf
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet
Aug. 30, 2022 | 1:35
ARABIAN GULF (Aug. 30, 2022) A video showing support ship Shahid Baziar, from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy unlawfully towing a Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel in international waters of the Arabian Gulf as U.S. Navy patrol coastal ship USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) approaches in response, Aug. 30. (U.S. Navy video)

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea. The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.