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USS Jason Dunham Gets New Gas Turbine Engine

When the gas turbine engine that powers one of the generators aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) failed, a fly-away team from Mayport, Florida, was dispatched from the… [[ This is...

HMCS Toronto to Receive US Navy Unit Award

The U.S. Navy’s top admiral will present a U.S. Navy unit award to a Canadian warship Feb. 20. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is to present the U.S. Navy Meritorious… [[...

UK commits to Type 26 demonstration phase

BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships has been awarded a GBP859 million (USD1.32 billion) contract to move forward with the demonstration phase of the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme,...

Nigerian Navy commissions four vessels

In a landmark event in the Nigerian Navy’s recapitalisation programme, President Goodluck Jonathan commissioned four naval vessels in Lagos on 19 February. The four warships were the NNS Centenary (F91), the first of two...

Egypt to acquire FREMM frigate

Key Points Egypt to purchase FREMM frigate Normandie Normandie was scheduled to be the second FREMM to enter French Navy service Egypt is to buy a FREMM multimission frigate from France’s shipbuilding, systems, and...

Aero India 2015: First BrahMos-armed Su-30 handed over to IAF

India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over its first Su-30MKI fighter armed with the BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Aero India 2015 on 19 February. Official sources...

South Korean coastguard inducts Griffon hovercraft

Key Points The Korea Coast Guard has become the first military customer for Griffon Hoverwork’s new BHT 150 hovercraft The craft is particularly suited to operations on winter ice in the Yellow Sea littorals...

Modi approves Indian Navy plan to build 6 SSBNs, 7 frigates

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security on 17 February approved the indigenous construction of seven frigates and six nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) for an estimated INR1 trillion (USD16.66 billion). Senior Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

French Navy Official Meets with MARCOM Command Group

Today, the Deputy Chief of Staff “Naval Operations” of French Navy Rear Admiral Anne Cullere paid a first visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to meet with the MARCOM Command Group. During… [[...

MARCOM Hosts CAOS UEDEM

The Commander of Combined Air Operations Centre (CAOC) UEDEM, Lieutenant General Joachim WUNDRAK, paid a visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) on February 17. He met with the Command Group… [[ This is...

TCG TURGUTREIS Marks 1,000th Sailing from Port

Turkish ship TCG TURGUTREIS (F 241) recently completed a routine port visit to Trieste, Italy, as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). However, her departure was much more than routine…. [[ This...

Russian Navy’s Modern Motor Boats Train in Novorossiysk

Raptor and Grachonok, Russian Navy’s modern motor boats, were involved in the training of the anti-sabotage detachment in the Tsemes Bay. In the course of the training servicemen practiced… [[ This is a content...

Sailors Train for Royal Navy’s Future Carriers

Flight deck teams at Culdrose are training 70 sailors to ensure F-35 jets, and Merlin, Chinook, Apache and Wildcat helicopters are safely marshalled around the Navy’s two new carriers. Fourteen… [[ This is a...

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