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Midshipmen Train aboard USS Lassen

During the months of July and August, eight Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy embarked Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) for their summer training… [[ This is a content...

USS Stethem Sailors Carry Out NSFS Course

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) conducted a navy security force sentry course Sept. 19. The course covers concepts related to appropriate use of force in… [[ This is a content...

HMS Westminster Docks in London, UK

London’s affiliated warship HMS Westminster sailed through the Thames Barrier and yesterday hosted guests to demonstrate her capability. The Type-23 frigate will also open her gangway to the… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Bataan Assist BPA in COMREL Project

USS Bataan (LHD 5) Sailors and Marines volunteered to assist Bradenton Preparatory Academy (BPA) in a community relations (COMREL) project by moving supplies Aug. 27, to help them prepare for the… [[ This is...

USS Ingraham Welcomes New CPOs

USS Ingraham (FFG 61) welcomed the US Navy’s newest chief petty officers during a pinning ceremony Sept. 16. Pinned were Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) (SW/AW) Aubin L. Miller,… [[ This is a content summary...

USNS Wheeler, USNS Fast Tempo Take Part in OPDS Drill

Military Sealift Command (MSC) vessels USNS Wheeler (T-AG 5001) and USNS Fast Tempo participated in an Offshore Petroleum Discharge System (OPDS) exercise off of Dogu Beach, Pohang, Republic of Korea… [[ This is a...

USS Coronado Successfully Fires Kongsberg NSM

The U.S. Navy successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from USS Coronado (LCS 4) Sept. 23, scoring a direct hit on its intended target, a Mobile Ship… [[...

Navy Successfully Tests Norwegian Missile from LCS 4

The U.S. Navy successfully performed a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from USS Coronado (LCS 4) Sept. 23, scoring a direct hit on its intended target, a Mobile Ship Target...

USN remains committed to plans for 68 Triton UAVs

Key Points The USN plans to purchase 68 Triton unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft, but high system reliability could alter that plan The programme of record has not changed, but the navy’s manager for the...

Royal Canadian Navy to retire four ships early

Key Points The RCN has announced the early retirement of two guided-missile destroyers and two oilers Losing the auxiliaries and two of its three destroyers will leave a short term capability and capacity gap...

OSI opens Canberra office to boost Asia-Pacific presence

Canadian firm OSI Maritime Systems, which specialises in developing naval navigation and tactical systems, has opened an office in Canberra to enhance the company’s business in the Asia-Pacific, it was announced on 24 September....

Israel’s first Dolphin AIP sub arrives in Haifa

Israel’s fourth Dolphin-class submarine, INS Tanin , arrived at the Haifa naval base on 23 September, completing an acquisition that has been hailed as a significant boost to the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF’s) long-range...

India opts to decommission recovered ‘Kilo’ sub

An Indian Navy (IN) board of inquiry (BoI) is believed to have recommended decommissioning INS Sindhurakshak , the Russian ‘Kilo’-class submarine that sank in Mumbai in August 2013 following an on-board explosion. Official sources...

Argentina focuses 2015 defence spending on upgrades, R&D

Argentina has proposed an ARS50.3 billion (USD5.9 billion) budget to fund its armed forces in 2015. While the budget includes funding for 102,403 air force, army, and naval personnel, capital investments comprise only ARS1.1...

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