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USS Mustin Pays Visit to Otaru, Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) pulls into Otaru, Japan, for a scheduled port visit. The ship, which is forward-deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, is currently on a… [[ This is a...

USS Lassen Conducts Patrol in 7th Fleet AOR

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) departed its forward deployed location of Yokosuka, Japan, for a routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, Feb. 3,… [[ This is a...

New Commanding Officer aboard HMS Bulwark

The Royal Navy’s Fleet Flagship, HMS Bulwark, has welcomed her new commanding officer. Captain Nick Cooke-Priest assumed command of the Plymouth-based amphibious assault ship from Captain Dean… [[ This is a content summary only....

Vietnam Coast Guard receives refurbished Japanese vessel

The Vietnamese Coast Guard (Canh Sat Bien Vietnam, or CSBV) has taken delivery of the first vessel pledged by the Japanese government to bolster Vietnam’s maritime patrol capabilities. IHS Jane’s reported in August 2014...

DARPA’s LRASM prototype successfully completes flight tests

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), together with the US Navy and Air Force, has successfully completed flight tests of the long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM). …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology...

UK stands up F-35 operational trials unit

The United Kingdom has stood up its operational trials unit for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 9 February. 17 (Reserve) Squadron has...

Engility to offer tech support services to NAWCAD ATC unit

Engility has received a contract from the US Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Department (NAWCAD) to deliver a wide range of technical services support to its Air Traffic Control (ATC) Systems Division at Patuxent...

Airbus recommends Germany lift NH90 grounding order

Airbus has recommended that Germany resumes flight operations of its NHIndustries NH90 helicopters, having assessed that there is ‘no short-term airworthiness issue’ with the aircraft, a company spokesperson told IHS Jane’s on 9 February....

Portugal takes twin-track approach to frigate upgrades

Significance The Portuguese Navy is planning to modernise both of its frigate classes Vasco Da Gama class to receive limited modernisation but Bartolomeu Dias class undertaking major refit for future NATO operations The Portuguese...

Indonesian Navy seeks to replace two minesweepers

The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) will soon be in the market for two mine-countermeasures vessels (MCMVs) to replace its ageing coastal minesweepers. TNI-AL chief of staff Vice Admiral Ade Supandi told...

Sparks of Life: LM-Led Team Lays Keel on Nation’s 13th LCS

The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s thirteenth Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Wichita, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette,...

Navy Issues Contract For Work On Flight III Destroyers

The Navy has issued contracts to Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] and General Dynamics [GD] Bath Iron Works for ongoing work at the detailed design for the flight III version of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51)...

Russia Successfully Tests Anti-Submarine System

Russia has successfully tested its newest anti-submarine system, which features anti-torpedo capabilities, during military exercises in the Baltic Sea. Russia’s stealth corvette Soobrazitelny has successfully tested the country’s newest Paket-NK small-sized anti-submarine system with...

Navy expands Triton facilities at Point Mugu

U.S. Navy leaders are expanding the basing and infrastructure to support the Navy’s future fleet of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance long-range unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Southern California, issuing a...

Argon ST to provide Navy with torpedo-spoofing decoys

Torpedo-defense experts at Argon ST in Fairfax, Va., are building five shipboard electronics systems for the U.S. Navy that use torpedo-spoofing decoys to lure enemy torpedoes away from U.S. and allied surface ships. …read...

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