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US Navy prepares for third MUOS satellite launch

The US Navy is preparing for the scheduled launch of its third mobile-user objective system (MUOS) spacecraft, onboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, on 20 January from Cape Canaveral Air Force...

US Navy supports search efforts for AirAsia QZ8501

The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Fort Worth has joined USS Sampson on a mission to support the search efforts for the wreckage of AirAsia Ffight QZ8501. …read more Read more...

South Korean defence exports reach record high in 2014

South Korean defence exports reached USD3.6 billion in 2014, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced 3 January. The sales represent a record high as well as a 6% increase over the USD3.4...

Most Read News, December 29 – January 4, 2015

USCG Searches for Toscana’s Crewmember The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for the master of a freight ship reported overboard approximately 60 miles east of Wake Island Sunday. Russia: Borey-A Class… [[ This is...

USS Fort Worth Standing By In AirAsia Recovery

The USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), the third of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships, has left its port in Singapore for a possible role in the search and recovery of an AirAsia passenger jet that...

HMCS Fredericton Deploys on Op REASSURANCE

The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of Canadian National Defence, on December 30, 2014, attended the deployment ceremony for Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship… [[ This is a content...

South Korea receives its third Incheon-class FFX frigate

Key Points The navy’s third FFX frigate is reported to have been received The vessel, which will bolster South Korea’s submarine prosecution capabilities, is scheduled to become operational in May 2015 The Republic of...

Taiwanese MND approves design study for indigenous submarines

Key Points Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense has approved a four-year design contract for an indigenous submarine programme, an official announced on 29 December The programme could lead to Taiwan’s first ever locally built...

Rescinded RFI gives insight to USN’s railgun plans

Key Points NAVSEA said it required a railgun fire-control sensor operational prototype by 2018 An operational capability – capable of defending against ballistic missile, air, and surface raids – was sought for the 2020-25...

UK: Neptune Sailors Gather for Memorial Service

Officers and Ratings from HM Naval Base Clyde gathered on Friday, December 19, to mark the anniversary of the sinking of wartime battleship HMS Neptune. HMS Neptune, which the Naval Base’s shore… [[ This...

USS Sampson Supports Search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501

USS Sampson (DDG 102) is supporting the ongoing Indonesian-led search and recovery operations for the downed AirAsia flight QZ8501 and assisted in locating the crash debris field on December 29th. At… [[ This is...

HMS Severn Spends Festive Season in Caribbean

It may be frosty in the UK for the festive period but for HMS Severn December was spent in the sunshine of the Caribbean as she visited Antigua, Barbados and Montserrat. Her most recent...

US Navy Prepares Communications Satellite Launch

The U.S. Navy military and civilian engineers are preparing the latest military communications satellite for a planned Jan. 20 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite is… [[ This is a...

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