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HMAS Sirius Returns to Garden Island, WA

HMAS Sirius recently returned home to the Diamantina Wharf, Fleet Base West following a busy seven month deployment. It has been a very busy year for Sirius with two extended maintenance availability… [[ This...

USS New Orleans Leaves BAE Shipyards

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big Easy” spent the summer and...

India approves batch of defence production licences

India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has approved another batch of defence production licence proposals as part of the Indian government’s continuing campaign to promote growth in indigenous defence manufacturing. An undated...

Test pilot dies after ejection from MiG-29KUB

One of the two pilots from an RSK-MiG-owned and operated MiG-29KUB fighter that crashed outside Moscow on 4 December died at 21.40 hours local time the following day as a consequence of traumatic injuries...

First STP marines graduate

The first 24 members of São Tomé and Príncipe’s (STP’s) new naval infantry force have completed their four months of training, it was announced on 4 December. STP Press reported that the graduation ceremony...

The “Big Easy” Finishes Maintenance Period

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big… [[ This is a content...

Most Read News, December 1 – 7, 2014

HMS Queen Elizabeth Progress on Track UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. UK Navy’s… [[ This is...

US Navy Engineer Indicted For Trying To Sell Secrets

A naturalized American citizen working for the US Navy was arrested Friday for attempting to sell technical information about the nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford to an agent of the Egyptian government. …read...

Canada Takes Command of Combined Task Force 150

Canada assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) yesterday, a naval counter-terrorism task force that spans more than two million square miles in the greater Middle East region. Commodore… [[ This is a...

USS Michael Murphy, FS Vendemiaire Engage in PASSEX

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the French frigate FS Vendemiaire (F734), Nov. 28, while operating in the South… [[ This is a content summary...

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