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Thales Nederland awarded contract for RNZN frigate upgrade

Thales Nederland has been contracted by Lockheed Martin Canada (LMC) to supply its SMART-S Mk 2 E/F-band medium-range 3D radar for New Zealand’s ANZAC Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) programme. Under the contract, the value...

Indonesia commissions third KCR-60M missile craft

The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentera Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) third KCR-60M missile attack craft, KRI Halasan (630), was commissioned in a 17 September ceremony presided over by defence minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro. The...

Brazilian Navy to reveal indigenous OPV design at Euronaval 2014

Brazilian state-owned naval project management company EMGEPRON (Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais) is to unveil the design for Brazil’s first indigenously developed offshore patrol vessel (OPV) at the Euronaval 2014 exhibition, taking place in...

Spain to deploy Patriot SAMs to Turkey

Spain has agreed to send a battery of six Raytheon Patriot surface-to-air missile (SAMs) systems backed by 130 troops to Turkey as part of NATO’s deployment to help protect the country’s southern borders with...

ST Marine launches third Omani patrol vessel

Singapore Technologies (ST) Marine has launched the Royal Navy of Oman’s (RNO’s) third Al-Ofouq-class patrol ship, a company official confirmed to IHS Jane’s . Replacing the Dhofar class, the as yet unnamed 75 m...

Big Navy Supply Ship Inactivated

Weeks of disagreement over the future of the Navy’s biggest supply ships has ended with a decision to inactivate one of the four vessels. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

US Ship That Destroyed Syrian Chemical Weapons Returns Home

The MV Cape Ray, which successfully disposed of hundreds of tons of Syrian chemical weapons this summer in the Mediterranean Ocean, returned to homeport of Portsmouth, Va. Wednesday. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

UK Navy Lays wreath over HMS Pathfinder Wreck

One Hundred years after the sinking of the first naval warship during World War One, the Royal UK Navy marked the loss by laying a wreath at sea over the wreck. HMS Pathfinder was...

RFA Cardigan Bay, HMS Shoreham Test Capabilities

UK Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Cardigan Bay, and the minehunter, HMS Shoreham, have rendezvoused to test their capability to safely raft – or tie up alongside – in order for the smaller… [[...

Image of the Day: HMS Argyll’s Dazzling Display

As the sun sets on five days of commemorative celebrations in Baltimore, HMS Argyll’s sailors look back on the key role they played in the biggest party in town, in honour of the 200th...

BNS Awards Radar Systems LOA

BHIC Defence Technologies’ joint venture company, Contraves Advanced Devices Sdn. Bhd. (“CAD”), has received a Letter of Award from Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn. Bhd. for the supply… [[ This is a content summary only....

Peruvian Navy Organizes UNITAS Professional Symposium

Junior officers from the United States, Mexico, Honduras, Chile, and Peru attended a professional symposium hosted by the Peruvian Navy Sept. 12, during UNITAS, an annual multinational maritime… [[ This is a content summary...

USS TR Promotes CPOs

Twenty Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) donned the khaki uniform for the first time as chief petty officers (CPO) during a chief pinning ceremony in the… [[ This is...

Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators

The Bulgarian Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in Varna purchased a 360° Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator and an Incident Management Simulator for training of its Naval and Merchant marine… [[ This is a...

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