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Navy Aiming To Put Railgun On Third DDG-1000 Destroyer

The Navy has begun formally studying the possibility of putting an electromagnetic railgun on the third ship of the new Zumwalt-class of destroyers, the chief of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said Thursday. Vice...

GD NASSCO to Christen US Navy’s Future MLP 3

US Navy’s future USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) will be christened on Saturday, February 7, at General Dynamics NASSCO Shipyard, in San Diego. The MLP AFSB is designed to provide dedicated… [[...

HMS Dauntless Supports CMF Organisation

HMS Dauntless, Type 45 destroyer, which arrived in the Middle East just weeks ago, has already demonstrated the UK’s commitment to the security and safety of the region, providing vital support to… [[ This...

Seychelles Officers Train aboard FGS Lubeck

During a recent visit to Port Victoria in The Seychelles, EU Naval Force frigate, FGS Lubeck, conducted training with five officers from the local Marine Police Patrol Unit. Once on board, the… [[ This...

LCS Crew 103 to Deploy on USS Fort Worth

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Crew 103 and Detachment Two from the “Magicians” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Three Five (HSM-35) are scheduled to depart San Diego for Singapore Feb…. [[ This is a content...

USCG Cutter Sherman Changes Command

US Coast Guard Cutter Sherman held a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Honolulu, Wednesday. Capt. Aldante Vinciguerra relieved Capt. Kevin A. Jones as commanding officer of Coast Guard… [[ This is...

US Navy Hires NAI for Its Ship to Shore Connector Program

North Atlantic Industries (NAI) was awarded a contract for the delivery of advanced, rugged intelligent I/O and communications subsystem for Data Acquisition and Control solutions for the U.S. Navy’s… [[ This is a content...

USCG Saves Four after Their Vessel Capsizes

US Coast Guard rescue crews rescued four men from the water after their vessel capsized one nautical mile east of Port Everglades inlet Wednesday evening. An additional male was taken to Broward… [[ This...

SECNAV Strengthens Ties with Colombia

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus completed a visit to Colombia Feb. 4 after meeting with the nation’s minister of defense, chief of defense and chief of naval operations. The visit was… [[...

Spanish Navy Engages in Bay of Biscay Fisheries Campaign

The Spanish Navy’s patrol boat ‘Alboran’ deployed on a fisheries campaign in the Bay of Biscay. The vessel departed its homeport Cartagena to take part in fisheries inspection and surveillance tasks… [[ This is...

USS New York Faces Urgent Blade Repair

The Dive Locker at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center in Mayport accomplished a first-ever waterborne repair on one of USS New York’s (LPD 21) propeller blades, enabling the ship to deploy… [[ This is a...

Mauritius President Tours USS Simpson

The President of Mauritius, Kailash Purryag, visited the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56), while it’s moored in Port Louis, Mauritius taking part in Exercise Cutlass Express 2015, Feb. 3…. [[ This is a...

Firefighting Robot Presented at Naval Tech EXPO

Scientists unveiled a firefighting robot prototype Feb. 4 at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO, revealing details about its successful demonstrations last fall. The Shipboard… [[ This is a content summary only....

HII to Undertake Further USS George Washington Works

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding has secured a $224,3 million modification to previously awarded contract for the material and first year of advance planning of the… [[ This is a content summary only....

Sekondi, Ghana Welcomes USNS Spearhead

The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Sekondi, Ghana, for a routine port visit Feb. 3, 2015. Spearhead is currently in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of… [[...

New arrest in US Navy bribery scandal

A former top US Navy officer was arrested Tuesday over a bribery scandal centered on a Singapore-based contracting firm, in which seven people have already pleaded guilty, officials said. Paul Simpkins, 60, was arrested...

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