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Navy Testing Route Planning Software On Cruiser

Software the Navy employs on submarines to expeditiously map waterway routes and chart possible hazards during mission planning is being installed on a surface ship for the first time, the Office of Naval Research...

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....

Royal Navy Subs To Get Upgraded Spearfish Torpedo

Royal Navy submarines are to be equipped with an upgraded version of the Spearfish heavyweight torpedo in a £270 million deal announced Monday by the British Ministry of Defence and BAE Systems Maritime Services....

UK Orders Phalanx Weapons Systems

Babcock, in association with Raytheon, is to deliver four Phalanx 1B kits and convert four land Phalanx Weapons Systems to their original marinised configuration to provide naval Close-In Weapon… [[ This is a content...

LANDCOM Pays Visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command

The Deputy Commander of Allied Land Command (LANDCOM), Lieutenant General Ed Davis, CBE, visited the NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to meet with the MARCOM Command Group to discuss… [[ This is a content...

ESPS Rayo Carries Out LMCB Training

On Monday 15 December, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training in support of and in coordination with, the EU… [[ This...

HMS Bulwark Returns Home to Plymouth

The Fleet Flagship of the Royal Navy, HMS Bulwark, returned to her base port of Plymouth on 15 December from its amphibious and diplomacy deployment. After four months deployed to the Mediterranean… [[ This...

CTF-151 Commander Tightens Bonds with Djibouti, Africa

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich, the Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151) visited senior leadership in Djibouti on 9 December 2014, building on existing relationships to cement and reinforce the… [[ This is a...

US, UK Navies Agree on Future Cooperation

Leaders of the U.S. and British navies agreed on a shared vision for closer cooperation Dec. 11, the culmination of a yearlong effort that will build on a long-standing maritime partnership over the… [[...

ITS Caio Duilio Engages in French Gabian 2014

Italian Navy’s Andrea Doria class destroyer Caio Duilio has just returned to La Spezia following a period of training at sea with the French Navy. The vessel, under the command of Captain… [[ This...

Image of the Day: USS Cole Fires at Simulated Targets

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Mathew Vogel, left, from Bolton, Mo., and Operations Specialist Seaman Ryan Larson, from Bothell, Wash., fire a .50-caliber machine gun at simulated targets during a… [[ This is a content...

Image of the Day: USS Cole Fires at Simulated Targets

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Mathew Vogel, left, from Bolton, Mo., and Operations Specialist Seaman Ryan Larson, from Bothell, Wash., fire a .50-caliber machine gun at simulated targets during a… [[ This is a content...

Italian Navy’s Fifth FREMM Vessel Alpino Launched

Riva Trigoso (Genoa) shipyard recently celebrated the launch of the frigate “Alpino”, the fifth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates, ordered from Fincantieri by… [[ This is a...

US Forces, Beninese Navy Collaborate on Small Boat Maintenance

US Marines and Coast Guardsmen from SPMAGTF (Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force) for Crisis Response-Africa worked alongside the Beninese Navy, 17-27 November. U.S. service members… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

CTF-151 Commander Attends Maritime Security Meeting

Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy, the Commander of Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, attended the Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators’… [[ This is a content summary only....

Kuwait Navy Delegation Tours MARMC

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) welcomed a Kuwait Navy Delegation to Naval Station Norfolk for a tour, Dec. 11. MARMC personnel briefed the delegation on MARMC’s dive locker… [[ This is a content summary...

French Frigate Joins CMF Counter-Terrorism Ops

On 5 December 2014, the French frigate Guépratte sailed out of the Suez Canal into the Red Sea, ready and willing to support Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-terrorism operations under… [[ This is a...

CMF Welcomes Head of Lebanese Navy

The Head of the Lebanese Navy, Rear Admiral Nazih J’baily, was welcomed to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain by Commodore Keith Blount OBE Royal Navy on 11 December 2014…. [[ This...

CVW 9 Commander Hits 1.000th Trap

The catapult was ready for launch. The F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot saluted and the aircraft propelled off the flight deck, into the sky. It was a process Capt. Stuart Baker had repeated countless… [[...

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