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Constanta, Romania Welcomes USS Cole

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in Constanta, Romania, for a scheduled port visit, Feb. 9, 2015. Cole’s presence in Romania reaffirms to NATO allies that… [[ This is a...

MARCOM Commander Visits Swedish Navy

The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CB CBE, paid an official visit to the Swedish Navy on Thursday, February 5, to discuss the security situation in the… [[...

USNS Lewis B. Puller Christened at GD NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB). The ship is named in honor of...

TCG Buyukada Becomes Part of NATO’s Ocean Shield

Turkish Navy’s Corvette TCG Buyukada (F-512) joined NATO’s counter piracy Operation Ocean Shield on Friday, February 6. The ship will conduct regular counter piracy patrols in Gulf of Aden and… [[ This is a...

Cutlass Express: USS Simpson Plays the Bad Guy

US Navy’s USS Simpson (FFG 56), an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate, engaged in counter-piracy operations, has taken the role of one of “the bad guys” during… [[ This is a content summary only....

Denmark Presents New Anti-Piracy Strategy

The Danish government recently announced its new anti-piracy strategy. Covering a period from 2015 until 2018, this strategy sets the framework for Denmark’s overall political, developmental… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

JS Harusame Advises Omani Fishermen on Piracy Issues

The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship, Japanese Ship Harusame, engaged with local fishermen during a recent port visit to Salalah, Oman. JS Harusame, currently supporting the counter-piracy task… [[ This is a content summary...

Italian TFA in Djibouti Ends EUNAVFOR Deployment

On the 7th February 2015, the Italian Task Force Air (TFA) in Djibouti completed its deployment with the EU Naval Force. The detachment, which boasts a Predator Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV),… [[ This is...

HMS Caroline Coming Back to Life

Urgent repairs to halt the deterioration of historic World War One vessel HMS Caroline have been completed making the ship safe for the next stage of a massive restoration programme. Repairs… [[ This is...

USS Emory S. Land Continues Mission in Asia-Pacific AOR

The submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) resumes operations in the Asia-Pacific areas of operation (AOR) after a four-month maintenance availability period at the Vigor Industrial Shipyard in… [[ This is a...

USCG Catches Mexican Fishing Vessel Poaching

The US Coast Guard interdicted one Mexican fishing vessel, Friday, after observing the vessel’s crewmembers poaching in U.S. waters. At approximately 12:00 p.m., while on a routine patrol, an… [[ This is a content...

DoD Tests Next-Generation Anti-Ship Missile

The Navy, Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) completed a successful test of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Feb. 4, marking a significant step in maturing key technologies for the future...

Gerald R. Ford Support Works Awarded to HII Newport News

The contract modification for onboard repair parts material procurement to support outfitting Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has been awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News. The work, valued… [[ This is a content...

Image of the Day: HMAS Success Seahawk

We bring you this impressive image of the Australian Navy’s Leading Seaman Aviation Technician Matthew Galloway signalling to the HMAS Success Seahawk “ODIN” as it is secured after… [[ This is a content summary...

DDG 51 Class Deal Goes to HII

Huntington Ingalls Inc. was awarded a $13,5 million modification to previously awarded contract for DDG 51 Class Flight III upgrade design services. The main goal of the Flight III upgrade is to… [[ This...

Canadian Navy’s Mine-Countermeasures ROV Finishes Refit

The Canadian Navy’s Mine-Countermeasures (MCM) Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is ready to be returned to the customer after its recent refit by International Submarine Engineering Ltd. TrailBlazer,… [[ This is a content summary only....

USNS Lewis B. Puller Christened

General Dynamics NASSCO on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB). The ship is named in honor of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis… [[...

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