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New Destroyer A Good Candidate For Railgun, Navy Chief Says

The Navy’s new class of Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) destroyers would make for a good candidate to deploy the electromagnetic railgun the service is developing to lessen dependence on traditional munitions, Chief of Naval Operations Adm....

CMF Commander Visits Two Ships in Oman

The commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force visited two ships assigned to counter-piracy duties during a recent visit to Oman. Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the… [[ This is a...

French CSG Gets Support from HSM Kent

HSM Kent, the Type 23 Frigate, has assumed a vital role protecting the French carrier strike group’s mission in the Middle East. Ushering in a new era of British and French military cooperation, HMS…...

HMS Dragon Explores Tristan da Cunha

HMS Dragon called at Tristan da Cunha – one of the most remote islands on the planet – on the latest stage of her Atlantic deployment. There is no land to the west for...

USS Fort Worth Ends Preventive Maintenance in Singapore

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) got underway from Singapore Feb. 2 after completing her first six-day scheduled preventive maintenance period during a maiden 16-month rotational… [[ This is a content...

Ex-Senior DoD Employee Arrested in Navy Bribery Scheme

A former senior Defense Department employee was arrested Tuesday on allegations he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for helping a Malaysian defense contractor, in one of the Navy’s worst corruption cases....

USS San Diego Joins 7th Fleet Area of Operations

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) and transitioned into the 7th… [[ This...

NATO AWACS, US Navy Improve Maritime Integration

NATO AWACS took part in a live, scenario-driven tactical exercise with the U.S. Navy from Jan. 16 to Jan. 28, 2015. For 12 days, two aircraft and more than 70 personnel from the E-3A...

HMS Iron Duke Recognized for Above Water Warfare

Royal Navy’s HMS Iron Duke was recognised with the Fleet Effectiveness Award for Above Water Warfare (AWW). This award recognises the work that the Iron Duke team has put in over the last… [[...

Royal Navy Museum Brings D-Day Ship Back to Life

One of the last surviving D-Day ships has been given £1m from bank fines to help turn her into a centrepiece of 75th anniversary of the landings. UK Chancellor George Osborne said money from...

Crew Embarks US Navy’s Future Submarine John Warner

The US Navy’s future Virginia-class submarine, John Warner (SSN 785) reached a milestone on Monday as the crew began moving aboard. The submarine, named after former Senator John Warner, is in… [[ This is...

Leidos’ Prototype Completes First Self-Guided Voyage

A prototype maritime autonomy system for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program was recently tested…. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

French Frigate Jean Bart Departs Operation Chammal

The French frigate Jean Bart (D615) has completed its engagement in the Operation Chammal. The vessel was part of the US Fifth Fleet’s Combined Task Force 50 led by the US Navy aircraft carrier…...

CMF: French Ship Guépratte Assists Dhow in Distress

For the second time since beginning operations with Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), the French Ship Guépratte provided assistance to a fishing dhow in distress. As part of her regular tasking, FS… [[ This is...

Yaroslav Mudry, Cola Head to Spanish Ceuta Port

Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet (BF) frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) met with tanker “Cola” in the Mediterranean Sea yesterday. From that point the vessels deployed towards the Spanish Ceuta port on the… [[ This is...

USCG Decommissions Cutter Rush

The US Coast Guard held a decommissioning ceremony for Coast Guard Cutter Rush at Base Honolulu, Tuesday. The ceremony honored 45 years of Rush’s service to the Coast Guard. Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray,…...

Image of the Day: USS Green Bay Sails the Pacific Ocean

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) transits the Pacific Ocean. Green Bay is replacing the decommissioned Austin-class amphibious transport dock ship USS… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Success Sailors Awarded MSM Qualification

On 24 December 2014, the Commanding Officer HMAS Success, Captain Justin Jones, awarded four proud Sailors their Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) Endorsed Marine Systems Manager (MSM)… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

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