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Three Greek frigates upgraded to carry S-70B

The Hellenic Navy has certified three of its nine Elli (Kortenaer)-class frigates for accepting the Sikorsky S-70B Aegean Hawk helicopter. Work had been conducted at the Salamis Naval Base’s Technical Directorate to strengthen the...

France orders two Caribbean patrol vessels

The French defence procurement agency (the DGA) has ordered two light patrol vessels from Socarenam for the French Navy. The two Patrouilleur Léger Guyanais (PLG) vessels will be used for patrol and surveillance missions...

US Navy to christen new JHSV as USNS Trenton

The US Navy is set to christen its new joint high-speed vessel (JHSV) as USNS Trenton at Austal’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, US, on 10 January. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

US Navy starts Composite Training Unit exercise

The US Navy Carrier Strike Group-4 (CSG-4) has started the Composite Training Unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Austal launches sixth Cape-class patrol boat for Australia

Austal has launched Cape Leveque, the sixth of eight Cape-class patrol boats (CCPB) for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS), at the company’s Australian defence facility in Henderson, Western Australia. …read more...

Navy Adds Companies To CANES Mix, Awards Contracts

The Navy identified two more companies on Thursday that are now eligible to compete for the production of its ship-based information technology system known as CANES, and awarded each, CGI Federal and DRS Laurel...

US Navy to Christen Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

The US Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia… [[ This...

Navy to Christen 5th Joint High Speed Vessel

The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia...

ESPS Rayo Assists Local Yemeni Seafarers

EU Naval Force Warship ESPS Rayo provided much-needed medical assistance during a ‘friendly approach’ to local Yemeni seafarers during counter-piracy operations in the Internationally Recommended… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

USS Iwo Jima Transit Through the Strait of Messina

After paying a scheduled port visit to Civitavecchia, Italy on December 30, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), US Navy’s amphibious assault ship, continued it deployment. The vessel soon took on… [[ This is a...

US Navy Hires GE Aviation for Aircraft Maintenance

GE Aviation has been awarded a three-year (2015-2017), $460 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract from the U.S. Navy covering the repair, replacement and program support for F414 engine… [[ This is a content...

JSS Karel Doorman, RFA Argus Perform Uncommon RAS

JSS Karel Doorman, the Netherlands Navy’s Joint Support Ship, conducted replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with Royal Navy’s RFA Argus. The two ships met off the coast of Freetown, Sierra Leone,… [[ This is a content summary...

Sweden to Assist New EU Anti-Piracy Mission

A new EU anti-piracy mission will soon commence in the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast. The Swedish Navy will contribute by assisting in escorting World Food Programme vessels to Somalia, as well…...

USS Makin Island Waves Goodbye to Duqm, Oman

The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), embarked with Amphibious Squadron Five and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) concluded a seven-day port visit in Duqm, Oman Jan. 5, 2015. The… [[ This...

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