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Spanish Navy’s Canarias Saves Four Castaways

Spanish Navy’s frigate SPS Canarias (F86) saved four North African castaways after their boat capsized in the Strait of Gibraltar. The Navy vessel deployed to the scene of the incident after… [[ This is...

USCGC Alert Back from Counter Narcotics Patrol

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria Sunday following a 61-day counter narcotics patrol off the coast of Central and South America. The crew of the 46-year old ship…...

BMT Surveys Victorian Water Police’s Vessels

BMT Design & Technology (BMT) recently supported the Victorian Water Police with condition surveys on 15 of their fleet vessels. The task used BMT’s proven risk based survey tool to assess the… [[ This...

VCNO Pays Visit to Naval Support Activity Naples

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard visited Sailors aboard Naval Support Activity Naples, March 6, 2015. While on board, Howard took time to visit U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, served… [[ This is...

USNS Spearhead, Angolan Forces Carry Out Weapons Drills

U.S., British and Spanish Marines embarked aboard Military Sealift Command joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead conducted a full schedule of weapons and tactics training alongside Angolan military… [[ This is a content summary only....

HMAS Newcastle Open for Visitors

Adelaide class guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle recently sailed into the Fleet Base East, Sydney, and opened its doors to curious visitors. The crew provided visitors the opportunity to hear… [[ This is a...

EODTEU 1 Gets New Commander

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1 held a change of command ceremony at Point Loma, California, March 6. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Kevin P. Childre relieved Cmdr…. [[ This is a...

SPAWAR Improves USS Curtis Wilbur’s Combat Readiness

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) integrated a system of systems operability testing (SOT) capability for combatant ships onboard USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), which just completed an… [[ This is a content...

DCNS to Contribute to NATO Ballistic Missile Defence

DCNS has been selected – as part of a multinational industrial team led by the US Company Leidos – to participate in the system engineering and the integration of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence…....

Modi heads to IOR states on charm offensive

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin a five-day tour of three Indian Ocean Region (IOR) states on 10 March that is intended to counter China’s growing strategic, economic and diplomatic influence. Beginning in...

DCNS to support Nato ballistic missile defence programme

France-based DCNS has been awarded a single-award, firm fixed-price contract to participate in the system engineering and integration of the Nato ballistic missile defence (BMD) programme. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

SAIC to continue USMC AAV upgrade programme

The US Marine Corps (USMC) Programme Executive Office – Land Systems has exercised options under a contract awarded to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to support its assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) upgrade programme. …read...

Northrop Grumman awarded SEWIP Block 3 contract

The US Navy has awarded a $267m contract to Northrop Grumman to develop and manufacture the next-generation surface electronic warfare improvement programme (SEWIP) Block 3 system. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Undocked USS Maryland

Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully undocked USS Maryland (SSBN 738) Feb 21. SSBN 738 is now pier-side to finish its Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO), a complex, major shipyard availability… [[ This is a content...

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