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INS Sukanya Transport Fresh Water Supply to Male

The Indian Navy sent INS Sukanya to Male last night to help the Maldivian Government regarding the supply of fresh (potable) water. INS Sukanya, an offshore patrol vessel, was on a routine patrol off…...

Papua New Guinea Receives Former HMAS Labuan

Papua New Guinea held a commissioning ceremony for its new Landing Craft Heavy HMPNGS Lakekamu yesterday in Port Moresby. HMPNGS Lakekamu was formerly the Royal Australia Navy Landing Craft Heavy… [[ This is a...

Stockdale Leadership Award Presented

The 34th annual Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award ceremony was held Dec. 4, in the Pentagon Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C. Cmdr. Thomas J. Dickinson, a Whitehall, Michigan, native… [[ This...

Reactor Department Plays Vital Role during RCOH

The reactor department performs a vital role during the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) process that nuclear powered Nimitz-class aircraft carriers like USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) undergo…. [[ This is a content summary...

USS Harry S. Truman to Undergo Modernization Works at HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,9 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for nuclear propulsion and complex modernization work on… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

NAWCWD’s Surface Target Imaging System Hits Milestone

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division personnel developed a software that enables a radar to accurately alert the warfighter to adversary submarine periscopes on the cluttered and choppy surface… [[ This is a content...

General Dynamics to Conduct Non-Nuclear Submarine Repairs

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $44,5 million modification to a previously awarded contract for non-nuclear submarine repair work on Groton-based… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Ireland Orders OSI’s Software for Its Warships

Irish Naval Service has contracted OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) for the delivery of warship navigation systems, including OSI’s flagship ECPINS-W (Warship) software. Under the terms of this contract,… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Huon and HMAS Launceston Meet at Sea

Coastal Mine Hunter HMAS Huon and Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Launceston conducted a rendezvous in Australia’s northern waters recently to allow their bridge teams and junior watchkeeping… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Vicksburg Deploys on NATO Mission

Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) departed Naval Station Mayport Dec. 4 to relieve USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) later this month as the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 flagship… [[ This...

USS O’Kane to Return from Nine-Month Deployment

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) will return to its homeport Dec. 5 from a nine-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean. The ship and… [[ This is...

Another Cocaine Delivery Stopped by USS Vandegrift

US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) interdicted approximately 1,925 pounds of cocaine in… [[ This is a content summary only....

House Passes US Coast Guard Bill

The House voted overwhelmingly late Wednesday to approve a policy bill for the US Coast Guard, 413-3. The bill now moves to the Senate where, as of late Thursday, it has yet to be...

UK confirms Mk 41 VLS selection for Type 26

UK Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon has confirmed the selection of the strike-length Mk 41 Vertical Launch System (VLS) to meet the Flexible Strike Silo requirement for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type...

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