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Timor-Leste, HMAS Diamantina Complete Training

Timor-Leste’s maritime defence capability has received a boost with the recent visit by HMAS Diamantina to Dili to help train members of the naval component of the Falantil-Forcas Defensa… [[ This is a content...

King of the Junglies Engages in Exercise Albanian Lion

Two Sea King Mk 4 helicopters and 52 personnel of 845 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) recently deployed on Exercise Albanian Lion, along with two full companies from 40 Commando Royal Marines, for what will…...

USS George H.W. Bush Embarks Final Phase of Deployment

US Navy’s Nimitz-class supercarrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) departed Manama, Bahrain, Oct. 9. Sailors experienced the local culture through tours sponsored by the ship’s Morale,… [[ This is a content summary only....

US Navy Promotes Energy-Saving Programs

The US Navy is spreading the word about its energy and environmental programs as part of Fleet Week San Francisco, with exhibits aboard USS America (LHA 6), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and at Pier...

Spanish Navy Caries Out Anti-Air Missile Firing Drills

Spanish Navy conducted an anti-air missile firing exercise (LANMIS 01/14) in the Gulf of Cadiz from 4th to 6th October. In the exercise, 5 ‘Santa Maria’ and ‘Álvaro de Bazán’ class frigates, and… [[...

US Navy Establishes New Missile Defense Base in Romania

Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia (CNREURAFSWA) established Naval Support Facility (NSF) Deveselu Friday, Oct. 10, during an establishment and assumption of command ceremony on base. NSF Deveselu, formerly a disused Romanian airfield,...

Latest GQM-163 SSST contract includes first sale to Japan

Orbital Sciences has received a USD27.7 million contract from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for an eighth Full Rate Production (FRP-8) lot of GQM-163A Coyote Supersonic Sea Skimming Target (SSST) vehicles. The...

PLAN commissions fourth Dahua-class vessel

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned its fourth Type 909 Dahua-class research ship at a military port in Zhanjiang, a PLA-sponsored news outlet reported on 11 October. The vessel, with pennant number...

RNO names first Al-Ofouq patrol vessel

The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) held a naming ceremony for the first-of-four Al-Ofouq-class patrol vessels at ST Marine, Singapore on 14 October. The patrol ship with pennant number Z 20 has been named...

Malaysia increases 2015 defence budget by 10%

The Malaysian government announced on 10 October a 2015 defence budget of MYR17.76 billion (USD5.4 billion), a year-on-year increase of 10%. The allocation amounts to 6.5% of projected yearly government expenditure and around 1.5%...

Army Configures Apaches for Sea Duty

The U.S. Army is engineering its Apache AH-64 attack helicopters with additional avionics, radar and sensor technology so that the aircraft can better function in a maritime environment …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

Army Steps Up Pacific Sea-Based Exercises

The Army plans to conduct more maritime exercises with Navy ships in the Pacific as part of the services’ rebalance to the region. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

Textron to start building one of first LCAC replacement vessels

U.S. Navy shipbuilding experts are authorizing construction of one of the first vessels that will replace the Navy’s fleet of fast air-cushioned hovercraft designed to transport Marines, soldiers, combat vehicles, and other equipment ashore...

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