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Image of the Day: MH-60S Sea Hawk Tail Rotor Maintenance

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Nathan Mitchell, from Wichita, Kan., performs maintenance on the tail rotor of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat… [[ This is a content...

BNS Leopold I Carries Out Friendly Approaches

Whilst conducting EU counter-piracy patrols in the Horn of Africa, the Belgian EU Naval Force frigate, BNS Leopold I, has conducted friendly approaches on a dhow and several skiffs near the Somali… [[ This...

Mercury Systems Receives $2 M Order from US Navy for DRFM Jammers

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY), a leading provider of affordable, commercially developed, open sensor processing systems and services for critical commercial, defense and intelligence applications, announced that its Mercury Defense Systems...

USCG Expands Cutter Fleet

The fourth National Security Cutter Hamilton was delivered to the US Coast Guard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on Monday. Hamilton will be the first of two NSCs to be homeported in Charleston,… [[ This is...

US Navy Awards USS Virginia-Class Submarine Support Deal

3 Phoenix Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, is being awarded an $8,997,455 modification under a previously awarded contract for continuing engineering services to support software development, procurement… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

SINKEX Units Sink Former USS Fresno

Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014. … [[ This...

Australia Receives Third Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited (Austal) has delivered Cape Nelson, the third of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and in-service… [[ This is...

Valiant Shield 2014 Kicks Off

Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 kicked off with more than 18,000 joint force service members from 30 units, including 200 aircraft and 20 ships in, and around, the island of Guam beginning Sept. 15…. [[...

USS Warrior, ROK Navy Remember Incheon Landing

Sailors from USS Warrior (MCM 10) joined Republic of Korea navy ships in a naval demonstration and reenactment Sept. 15 to pay tribute to Korean War veterans who fought side-by-side during the… [[ This...

USS Ross, USS Cole Pay Visit to Haifa, Israel

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Haifa, Israel, yesterday for a scheduled port visit. USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in port, Sept. 14. This port visit… [[ This is...

Star-Spangled Spectacular Concludes

Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular drew to a close, Sept. 15, as more than 2,000 Sailors, Marines and foreign military personnel departed the area after successful participation in a… [[ This is a content summary only....

USNS Fall River Joins US Navy Fleet

The US Navy accepted delivery of Joint High Speed Vessel, the future USNS Fall River from the Austal USA shipbuilder, Sept. 15. The delivery marks a major milestone, the official transfer of… [[ This...

Signs of North Korea developing missile submarine: South Korea

North Korea appears to be developing a new weapons system capable of launching submarine-based ballistic missiles, the South’s defence ministry said Monday. “Based on recent US and South Korean intelligence, we have detected signs...

The Future USNS Fall River Delivered

The Navy accepted delivery of Joint High Speed Vessel, the future USNS Fall River from the Austal USA shipbuilder, Sept. 15. The delivery marks a major milestone, the official transfer of the vessel from...

Colombia conducts first DART firings

The Colombian Navy has completed the first firings of DART (Driven Ammunition Reduced Time of flight) guided ammunition from the 76/62 Strales inner-layer defence system fitted to its modernised FS 1500 Padilla-class frigates. Testing...

India ‘losing interest’ in Maitri SA-SAM joint venture

Key Points Indian officials appear to be losing interest in long-delayed plans to co-develop a short-range surface-to-air missile system with European missile house MBDA Recent acquisitions of the locally developed Akash system suggest the...

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