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USA: HSV Swift Marks Completion of SPS 2013 Mission

first_img View post tag: (HSV) Military Sealift Command-charted vessel HSV Swift (HSV 2) arrived to Mayport, Fla., May 23 to officially mark the completion of the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2013 mission.The 4th Fleet initiative, designed to strengthen civil and maritime services’ capabilities to respond to a variety of maritime missions, included teams of Riverine, Seabees, explosive ordnance disposal specialists, Marines and Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) physical security specialists who worked closely with partners in Belize, Guatemala and Honduras to share knowledge and build interoperability.More importantly, it allowed members of the U.S. services and partners nations to build friendships.“It goes beyond our training,” Belizean coast guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Merlon Alvarez said. “When the Americans come, I feel as though we truly become a joint force and a family.”The Swift left Mayport, Fla., in mid-February with its first stop in Belize. From there the SPS mission continued in Guatemala and Honduras.U.S. Marine Corps and Seabee detachments remained in Honduras as the Swift successfully tested an Aerostat inflatable aircraft and Puma UAV that could possibly serve as future platforms to conduct Operation Martillo counter drug operations in the Caribbean Sea.The Aerostat and Puma UAV are equipped with state-of-the-art radars, cameras and sensors that could prove to be useful in detecting Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) organizations attempting to smuggle drugs and other illicit materials (guns, people, drug money) in the maritime and littoral environments. The Aerostat and Puma UAV were testing in actual counter drug operations.“Frankly, these platforms aren’t new to anybody, but it’s technology that we’re putting inside them and the application of these assets to a maritime environment, specifically the efforts of the Joint Interagency Task Force to combat the flow of drugs and other contraband by transnational organized crime, that’s new.” Rear Adm. Sinclair M. Harris, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, said.Mission Commander, Cmdr. Bob Poling discussed the conclusion of a successful deployment.“It’s difficult to quantify how truly successful this SPS was,” said Poling. “We were able to work closely with three partner nations to improve our abilities to work together and improve maritime security in the Central American and Caribbean regions. More importantly, the professional and personal interactions between U.S. service members and our partner-nation hosts added a level of understanding that cannot be cultivated any other way than to get dirty while working and playing together.”Poling went on to say, “I think we’ve certainly made great strides in ensuring future operations between our nations happen smoothly.”COMUSNAVSO/COMFOURTHFLT supports U.S. Southern Command joint and combined full-spectrum military operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain, to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, stability, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions.[mappress]Press Release, May 23, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: HSV Swift Marks Completion of SPS 2013 Mission View post tag: Marks Training & Education View post tag: SPS Share this article View post tag: Swift View post tag: Defence USA: HSV Swift Marks Completion of SPS 2013 Missioncenter_img May 23, 2013 View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mission View post tag: Navy View post tag: 2013 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: completionlast_img read more

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Sainsbury’s escalates bread price war

first_imgSainsbury’s has added to the supermarket bread price war by slashing prices of large Hovis loaves to 75p. The retailer dropped 800g Hovis white and wholemeal and 750g Best of Both loaves from £1 as well as cutting nine of its 800g own-label from 75p to 55p, according to British Baker’s sister title The Grocer. The cuts mean Sainsbury’s now has the lowest base price for a large branded and standard own-label loaf of the Big Four.Sainsbury’s lower prices could be here to stay, as it branded loaves at 75p as “a new regular price” in ads. It matches promotional prices of two Hovis loaves for £1.50 in Waitrose, which has run since mid-January.Morrisons offers the next-cheapest 800g own-label loaf of the Big Four, with six lines priced at 59p each. Discounters Aldi and Lidl sell the same sized loaf for as little as 45p.In September, Sainsbury’s shaved 30p off the price of specified 800g loaves including in-store bakery loaves of that size, which took the price down to £1. And last April The Co-operative launched a new range of 75p own-label 800g loaves as part of its then-new Value for Money campaign. Around the same time, Tesco and Asda also reduced loaves to 75p and 79p respectively.Unit sales of wrapped bread across the three major brands and own-label have fallen 4.5% year-on-year and price deflation has pushed value down 9.6% [IRI 52 w/e 6 December 2014].The market is also under pressure from wheat prices, with costs set to remain high until the start of the 2015 crop in August.last_img read more

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