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Portugal approves military programming law

Portugal approved its military programming law for the next 12 years on 22 January, although the plan to complete this in 2026 will be reviewed every four years. The Portuguese Ministry of National Defence...

Norwegian submarine poised for IDAS test

Key Points An Ula-class submarine will conduct Norway’s first IDAS test launch in 2015 A German Navy requirement could pitch IDAS against France’s A3SM system The Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) is preparing to conduct...

Myanmar announces 2015 budget of USD2.5 billion

Myanmar’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has proposed a 2015 defence budget of MMK2.61 trillion (USD2.5 billion), according to reports in the country on 28 January. The figure represents a year-on-year nominal increase of 10%...

Navy Preps to Build New Amphibious Assaults Ship

The Navy is getting ready to take the next step in its ongoing competition to build a new amphibious assault ship for the service, officials said. Called the LX®, the new amphib will replace...

USS Carl Vinson Hosts NAVCENT/C5F

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F), Vice Adm. John Miller held an admiral’s-call aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Jan…. [[ This is a content summary...

UK’s New RFA Tankers to Get Military Capabilities

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £15 million contract to A&P Group to install high-end military capabilities in four new tankers so that they are ready for operations by the Royal Fleet…...

SLC San Diego Changes Command at USS Roncador Memorial

Submarine Learning Center (SLC) Detachment (Det) San Diego held a change of charge ceremony at the USS Roncador submarine memorial Jan. 23 at Naval Base Point Loma. Cmdr. Robert Jezek was relieved by… [[...

Image of the Day: USS Fort McHenry Hoists Romeo Flag

Sailors aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) hoist a Romeo flag in preparation for an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition… [[ This is...

SNMG2, French Navy Engage in Mediterranean Sea Drills

Over the past week, Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 and the French Navy’s CHARLES DE GAULLE Carrier Strike Group (TF 473) conducted exercises across the Mediterranean Sea in a demonstration of the… [[ This...

GBP15M Defence Contract for A&P Group in Falmouth

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has visited A&P Group in Falmouth, where he announced that the firm has been awarded a major new pound15 million contract by the Ministry of Defence to install...

US Navy Hires BAE Systems for Combat Systems Support

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract to provide full life-cycle engineering and technical support for communication and combat systems on… [[ This is a content...

NAVSUP WSS Acquires Gatling Gun

The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Mechanicsburg site recently acquired a M61A1 20mm Gatling gun from Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, California. The 20mm Vulcan Gatling gun… [[ This is a...

The Pathfinders Get to Know USS Fort Worth

The “Pathfinders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35, Det. 1, the Navy’s first composite expeditionary helicopter squadron, are currently deployed aboard the littoral… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

Australian Navy’s Young Endeavour Rounds Cape Horn

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour rounded Cape Horn on Australia Day, 36 days into a 12-month circumnavigation of the world. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett… [[ This...

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