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Future USS Portland arrives in San Diego

Three days after the arrival of future littoral combat ship USS Omaha, naval base San Diego welcomed the future amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) to its new homeport on January 22…....

7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge undocks

US Navy’s forward-deployed command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) completed her dry dock maintenance, undocking and mooring pierside at Fleet Activities Yokosuka on January 21. Blue Ridge is the… [[ This is a...

Carrier strike operations a step closer for Royal Navy

Another milestone has been reached in the UK’s return to carrier strike operations. Personnel from five Royal Navy ships took part in the latest validation exercise, learning how to work as part of a...

Canada in talks with Davie for leasing four icebreakers

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed his government is in talks with Quebec-based shipbuilder Davie about leasing four icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard. Trudeau on 18 January said negotiations with Davie were to...

Indonesia’s PT PAL aims to double revenues in 2018

Indonesia’s naval shipyard PT PAL doubled its revenues in 2017 and is aiming for a similar performance in 2018, president of the company Budiman Saleh said on 22 January. In comments to state-run news...

HII Wins $125 Million Modification For More Fitz Repair Work

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Huntington Ingalls Inc. [HII] its largest modification yet, $125 million, for the contract repairing the heavily damaged USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), the Pentagon said on Friday. The modification...

Sixth Independence-variant LCS arrives in San Diego

US Navy’s sixth Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), completed her maiden voyage arriving in San Diego on January 19. Following construction and acceptance… [[ This is a content summary...