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Image of the Day: MV-22B Osprey Lands aboard Iwo Jima

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) lands aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) to embark Marines aboard the ship. Iwo Jima deployed… [[ This is...

Radar Systems Ordered for UK Navy’s Three New OPVs

Terma’s SCANTER 4100 radar system has been selected and ordered by BAE Systems for integration on board the Royal Navy’s three new River class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). The latest version of the… [[...

HMAS Huon Crew Recovers Longlines

Australian Navy personnel have come to the rescue of sharks trapped in abandoned longlines recently, whilst on patrol east of Ashmore Island. HMAS Huon, a Coastal Mine Hunter, discovered five… [[ This is a...

Gallery: LHD Canberra Receives Its Four Landing Craft

Australian Navy’s newly commissioned ship Canberra III embarked its LHD Landing Craft for the first time. The Navy’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) moored at the Point Piper buoy in Sydney… [[ This is...

Lockheed Martin Wins F-35 Deal

Lockheed Martin Corp. is being awarded a $34,8 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for modification management of deployable spares packages for F-35 Lightening… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

CPPD Welcomes Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command

Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command Rear Adm. Eric Young visited the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) Dec. 12 for an overview of the command’s training and education… [[ This is a content...

USS Rodney M. Davis Soon in Homeport

The U.S. Navy frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean to her homeport at Naval Station Everett Dec. 19....

USS John Paul Jones Changes Command

The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) held a change of command ceremony at Bravo Pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Dec. 17. Cmdr. Matthew Hall relieved Cmdr. Andrew Thomson… [[ This...

USCGC Decisive Seizes USD 44 Mln Worth of Cocaine

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Decisive offloaded approximately 1,328 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $44 million at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg,… [[ This is a...

Taiwan Pressing On With Local Sub Build

Taiwan Navy officials are committed to their submarine build plans and will not wait for the US government to fulfill a 2001 pledge to sell Taiwan eight diesel submarines, a senior Navy official said....

Portugal sells surplus C212s to Uruguay

Portugal is to transfer to Uruguay two C212-300 Patrullero maritime surveillance aircraft formerly in service with the Portuguese Air Force (FAP). A contract for the transfer was signed in Lisbon on 18 December between...

Indian MoD delays decision on MTA again

Key Points The Indian Ministry of Defence has again delayed a decision on whether to approve the Medium Transport Aircraft programme to replace the air force’s Avro 748Ms The programme was touted as the...

UK contracts for additional Phalanx Block 1B buy

Key Points UK contracts Babcock to deliver four Phalanx Block 1B CIWS upgrade kits and their embodiment on four Land Phalanx weapons systems being returned to original marinised configuration for the Royal Navy Three...

UK Navy orders additional Phalanx systems from Babcock

Babcock has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver four additional Phalanx 1B kits and four conversions of the land-based Phalanx weapon system in the original marinised configuration....

Navy To Compete Radar For Larger Fire Scout

The Navy plans to launch a competition early next year for a radar system that will deploy on the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, the service’s program manager said Wednesday. Capt. Jeff Dodge of...

DoD Awards Japan, Australia Pacific Regional F-35 Maintenance Work

The Defense Department on Wednesday selected Japan and Australia to provide the Asia-Pacific portion of its global F-35 airframe and engine sustainment posture. Japan will provide airframe maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) capability...

Shipbuilder: Russian Mistral Sailors To Leave France

About 400 Russian sailors are returning home, French shipbuilder DCNS said Wednesday, as Paris weighs whether to deliver the Mistral-class warship to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Read more here:: Defense News...

Shipbuilder: Russian Mistral Sailors To Leave France

About 400 Russian sailors are returning home, French shipbuilder DCNS said Wednesday, as Paris weighs whether to deliver the Mistral-class warship to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Read more here:: Defense News...

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