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UK to Commercialize Part of Devonport Naval Base

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today visited Defence facilities in Plymouth and Devonport, meeting key Royal Navy personnel and engaging with city officials and industrial partners over forthcoming… [[ This is a content summary only....

ESPS Rayo Joins EUNAVFOR

On Monday 8 December Spanish warship ESPS Rayo joined the EU Naval Force. The ship will be deployed at sea in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for the next 6 months. Following...

HMS Grimsby Ends NATO’s Mediterranean Mission

After covering 7,300 miles attached to a NATO minehunting force in and around the Mediterranean Sea, the Sandown-class ship HMS Grimsby has parted company with her Allied friends. The ship has spent… [[ This...

Sri Lanka Navy Apprehends 43 Indian Fishermen

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 43 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters north-east of Point Pedro on 9th December 2014. The authorities also apprehended 5 Indian fishing trawlers. The arrested… [[ This is a...

CTF-150 Commander Visits US Naval Forces Europe-Africa

The incoming Commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) maritime security and counter-terrorism task force, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), conducted successful staff talks with the US Naval… [[ This is a content summary...

New Commander aboard HMAS Arunta

After a challenging year bringing HMAS Arunta out of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade and a deployment around Australia including participating as lead ship in the Albany Convoy Commemorative… [[ This is a content...

SECNAV Discusses Partnership with Republic of Korea

The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) Dec. 8-9 to meet with Sailors, Marines, and senior leaders to reaffirm the Department of the Navy’s strong commitment to… [[ This...

Russia Increases Air Activity over Baltic Sea

The past few days have seen unusually intense Russian air activity over the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. Air activity intensified on December 6 and has continued during the first days of...

USS Peleliu Remembers Attack on Pearl Harbor

The officers and crew of amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) gathered to remember those lost during the attacks on Pearl Harbor during a Remembrance Day ceremony, Dec. 7. The attacks brought… [[...

UPDATE: Ultra wins Sonar 2050 capability upgrade prize

Key Points Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems has received a GBP27 million contract to deliver the UK’s Sonar 2050 Technology Refresh programme The contract will see Ultra supply and support new hull-mounted sonars for eight...

US Congress agrees to USD554bn defence appropriations bill

Key Points The bill includes USD490.2 billion in base funding and USD64 in wartime supplemental funding If enacted, the legislation would mainly support acquisition programmes and military operations Congressional appropriators late on 9 December...

Peru continues to rejuvenate its naval capability

Key Points The Peruvian Navy is continuing to develop a range of new capabilities A number of key programme milestones are set to be reached before the end of 2014 The Peruvian Navy (Mariña...

US Navy starts concept trial of USNS Choctaw County JHSV

The US Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) has started the week-long proof of concept trial of its joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), at the Naval Weapons Station Cheatham. …read more Read...

Saab to deliver sensor systems for Swedish submarines

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract to Saab to deliver new sensor systems for the Royal Swedish Navy’s two A26-type and two Gotland-class submarines. …read more Read more here:: Naval...

Australia releases RfT for AUD10bn land vehicles programme

A request for tender (RfT) for the first tranche of what will be the Australian Army’s largest-ever acquisition programme will be released in early 2015, the project’s website disclosed on 10 December. Project Land...

V-22 Capable Of Firing Rockets, Missiles, Builders Say

The V-22 Osprey has shown it can fire missiles in rockets forward, a capability that will allow the tilt-rotor aircraft to deploy faster without needing the protection of other armed aircraft, manufacturing partners Bell...

Drawings on Demand

You are designing a new offshore vessel. Space is tight. You need to integrate a davit. Easy. You click on Vestdavit’s new digital library and download the drawings you need and paste theminto the...

ESPS Navarra, ITS Andrea Doria Rendezvoused at Sea

On Friday 5 December EU Naval Force Spanish frigate, ESPS Navarra, rendezvoused at sea with the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, off the coast of Somalia. After sailing near to each other,…...

INS Sukanya Enters Port of Colombo

The Indian Naval Ship “Sukanya” arrived at the Port of Colombo for logistic support on 09th December 2014. It was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on… [[ This...

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