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RAF deploys Typhoons to Iceland

The United Kingdom has sent fighter aircraft to Iceland for the first time since a diplomatic spat between the two countries over the Nordic nation’s banking crisis scuppered a previous planned deployment in 2008....

Truman Repaired And Headed To Sea Soon

Repairs to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) have been finished and the aircraft carrier will soon return to sea for operations, the Navy said Tuesday. The Navy started emergent maintenance for an electrical...

USS Detroit Underway, Forward Deployed

USS Detroit (LCS 7) completed a major milestone when it got underway as scheduled Oct. 31, becoming the first Freedom-variant block-buy East Coast littoral combat ship (LCS) deployer. To ensure the 4th Fleet’s newest...

US Navy tackles Truman’s electrical issues

The US Navy has managed to complete repairs to aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), which has been plagued electrical issues since August this year. Works are now underway to prepare the…...

Bulgaria stretches deadline for patrol vessel bids

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has extended the deadline for bids on a tender to build two multirole patrol vessels. Lurssen Werft of Germany, Fincantieri of Italy, and Bulgarian shipbuilder MTG Dolphin have...

Japanese naval shipbuilders linked with partnership move

Japan’s Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding company (Mitsui E&S) is reportedly looking to form a business partnership with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in a move to amalgamate two of the country’s biggest naval shipyards. The...

Angola to send naval vessels to Namibia for maintenance

The Angolan Navy is to send two naval vessels to Namibia’s Walvis Bay for dry dock maintenance and support. Namibian company Namdock will perform undisclosed work on the vessels in a contract that has...

USN completes repairs on carrier Truman

The US Navy (USN) has completed repairs on aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the service is now preparing the ship and its air wing to resume operations at sea, USN...

GD Wins $732 Million Contract For MUOS Ground Sustainment

The Navy awarded General Dynamics [GD] a $732 million contract on Nov. 8 for ground sustainment of its new narrowband satellite communications system. The Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is a five-satellite constellation...

Midway movie makes hating Japan cool again

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The numbers are in from opening weekend, and Midway has captured America’s hearts as equally as it has rekindled a history of deep-seated racism against the Japanese. “We couldn’t be happier!”...

WWII US submarine wreck found after 75 years

USS Grayback (SS-208), a US Navy submarine missing for 75 years, has been found in Japanese waters. Veteran ocean explorer and Tiburon Subsea CEO Tim Taylor along with his “Lost 52… [[ This is...

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