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Hi-Tech Navy Sonar Searches for Air Asia Flight Wreckage

The Navy is using a special, hi-tech side-scanning sonar system to assist Indonesian authorities searching for debris and bodies from Air Asia flight QZ8501, the passenger jet which recently crashed into the Java Sea....

USS Kauffman to Embark on Final Voyage

US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) is scheduled to deploy on its last mission on Wednesday, January 7. The vessel will join the 4th Fleet area of responsibility… [[...

USS Nimitz to Undergo Repairs in Bremerton

US Navy’s supercarrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) will head to Bremerton for a 16 month scheduled Planned Incremental Availability today. As reported by Bremerton Patriot, the aircraft carrier will… [[ This is a content summary...

ESN Awarded US Naval Surface Warfare Center Contract

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, has hired Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN) for Combat Systems Operational Sequencing System (CSOSS). The $13.5 million contract will… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USS New York Hosts U.S. 6th Fleet Commander

U.S. 6th Fleet commander, Vice Adm. James Foggo, visited the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) for a distinguished-visitor tour with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel… [[ This is...

Spanish Chief of Defence Staff Tours ESPS Rayo

During their recent port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed the Spanish Chief of Defence Staff, General Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, on board. General Admiral García… [[ This is a...

Crewless Vessel Intercepted off Italy

The Italian Navy, along with the Icelandic Coast Guard, managed to rescue some 360 migrants who were left adrift at sea off Italy’s southern coast. Ezadeen, the ageing Sierra Leone-flagged… [[ This is a...

Two Russian Navy Ships to Celebrate Christmas Together

Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) will rendezvous with the Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) “Alexander Shabalin” in the Mediterranean… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

ONR Names New Chief of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has received its new chief of naval research (CNR). Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, a decorated aviator with advanced degrees in both computer science and national… [[ This...

ITS Caio Duilio, French Navy Conclude Training Period

Italian Navy’s destroyer Caio Duilio is back at La Spezia base after a training period with the French Marine Nationale. During the first fortnight in December, the vessel was in the Gulf of… [[...

Phoenix Upgrades US Navy Deep Drone ROV

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) recently completed an upgrade of the U.S. Navy’s 8,000-foot depth capable remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Deep Drone. All work was performed under a multi-year contract with the U.S. Navy’s...

Italian DNSSM Concludes Operations

The end of year 2014 coincides with the end of the operations carried out by the Italian Maritime Security and Surveillance Naval Fleet (Dispositivo Navale di Sorveglianza e Sicurezza Marittima… [[ This is a...

BAE Systems Lands USS Roosevelt Modification Deal

BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport is being awarded a $14,5 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the selected restricted availability of USS Roosevelt (DDG-80). The contract… [[ This is a content summary...

Australia to Invest in Defence Projects

The Australian Coalition Government continues its commitment to increasing investment in Australian defence infrastructure. According to a report by Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Minister for Defence,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USCG Repatriates 121 Cuban Migrants

The US Coast Guard repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday interdicted in seven separate events in the past week. All seven interdictions included unseaworthy, homemade… [[ This is a content...

India to simplify defence procurement procedures

India’s government aims to simplify its cumbersome Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) norms and establish a “promotional” organisation to boost the country’s indigenous military-industrial sector. Secretary of Defence Production G Mohan Kumar declared in New...

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