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MARCOM Commander Visits Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE, paid official visits to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania last week as part of ongoing NATO efforts to assure Allies… [[ This...

USCG Cutter Boutwell Stops By Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

The 14th Naval Zone of the Mexican Navy hosted military unit tours, professional exchange visits and some spirited sports competition for the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell during a… [[ This...

Second Italian Naval Group Engages in Spanish Minex 2014

On September 11, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) continued sailing the Mediterranean after a short port visit in Casablanca. SNMCMG2 is currently composed of the… [[ This is a content summary...

Image of the Day: Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks

Ship’s crew and guests aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) look at the fireworks in Baltimore during the city’s Star Spangled… [[ This is a content summary...

Budget concerns hold up UCLASS RfP public release

Key Points The DoD is carefully considering how much funding to allocate for UCLASS before allowing the navy to solicit bids for the effort. The USN has reportedly been studying two UCLASS alternatives-a smaller,...

UK Navy Sailors “Plant” WWI Tribute

Royal UK Navy sailors have played their part in ‘planting’ a stunning tribute to the fallen of World War 1. Volunteers from HMS Bristol put in a shift at the Tower of London, creating...

HMAS Toowoomba Joins Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba arrived in the Middle East Region (MER) on 10 August 2014 on Operation MANITOU for tasking within the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). Operation MANITOU is the Australian… [[ This is a content...

Indian Navy’s Chetak Makes Hard Landing

Indian Navy’s Chetak helicopter made a hard landing at Uran, across the harbour, at about 1015 h on 18 September, whilst on a routine training sortie off Mumbai. Two pilots and two… [[ This...

USS Chancellorsville Test AWS Baseline 9A

USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) concluded a series of live-fire exercises to assess the ship’s newly installed AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) Baseline 9A, Sept. 5. Chancellorsville is the first… [[ This is a content summary...

USCG Station Miami Beach Offloads 719 Kilos of Cocaine

US Coast Guard Station Miami Beach offloaded approximately 719 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $23 million on Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach,… [[ This is...

Navy to Conduct Strike Missile Demo Aboard LCS 4

The Navy is scheduled to conduct a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg-built Naval Strike Missile (NSM) aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) while underway in the Pacific Ocean Sept. 24. The Kongsberg NSM is a...

AN/SPY-1 Solid-State Switch Assembly Completes CDR

The Critical Design Review (CDR) stage for AN/SPY-1 radar Solid-State Switch Assembly’s (SSSA) high voltage modulator completed Aug. 26, confirming that the design is expected to meet performance requirements. A CDR confirms the system...

Four Fishermen Rescued after Their Boat Sinks

The US Coast Guard and a Mexican shrimper rescued four Mexican fishermen Wednesday after their boat sank about 22 miles offshore of South Padre Island. At approximately 6 p.m., the crew of the… [[...

UK Navy’s Lynx Awarded for Achievements

Two Royal UK Naval Lynx helicopter Flights were recognised on Friday, 12 September 2014, with the award of the prestigious Osprey Trophy and the Sopwith Pup Trophy. The Osprey trophy was… [[ This is...

OSI Finishes SAT for RNZN’s ANZAC Frigate Program

As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC Frigate program, OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has successfully completed the SAT (Sea Acceptance Trials) of OSI’s Integrated Bridge System (IBS), or… [[ This is a...

USS Barry Pays Tribute to Ship’s Namesake

USS Barry (DDG 52) Sailors traveled to Philadelphia Sept. 7, to pay tribute to their ship’s namesake, Commodore John Barry. They visited the site of the Commodore Barry Bridge and held a… [[ This...

Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile Drills

Cruisers and destroyers from Commander, Task Forces (CTF) 70 and a supply vessel from CTF 73, participating in exercise Valiant Shield 2014, conducted the missile exercise Sept. 16, to hone their… [[ This is...

Coastal Riverine Positions Open for Women

The US Navy announced this week that women can now be assigned to the Coastal Riverine Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (CRF JTAC) training and positions. The 30-day Congressional… [[ This is a content...

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