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Category: Naval

Irish Navy Decommissions Its OPV LÉ Aoife

The Irish Navy’s has decommissioned one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels after 35 years of service. LÉ Aoife (P22) was retired by the Irish Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe in Waterford,… [[...

USS Chosin Engages in Pre-Aim Calibration Fire

Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) recently conducted a pre-aim calibration fire. During the drill, USS Chosin crew fired a short burst with the MK-15 Phalanx close-in… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Canberra in the Heart of Australia Day Celebrations

Australian Navy’s newly commissioned Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra took centre stage in Sydney Harbour for the Australia Day celebrations. The LHD was positioned in the waters between… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Shiloh Concludes Routine Patrol

US Navy’s Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) recently concluded another routine patrol. The vessel moored in Yokosuka, Japan, on January 30, where it is deployed… [[ This is a content summary only....

Cutlass Express 2015 Drills Commence

The underway portion of Exercise Cutlass Express 2015 commenced as boarding team members from Comoros, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda began visit, board, search, and… [[ This is a content summary...

USNA Midshipmen Select First Ships

Two hundred and forty-three U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) midshipmen selected the ships that they will serve on after graduation and commissioning during Ship Selection Night in Mahan Hall, Jan. 29. Ship… [[ This is...

Frigate USS Elrod Retires from Service

Placed into commission nearly 30 years ago, the guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) was decommissioned on Friday, January 30, during a Naval Station Norfolk ceremony, led by Cmdr. Brad… [[ This is a...

Fighting Marlins Return from US 7th Fleet Deployment

The “Fighting Marlins” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 40 returned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington, Jan. 29, following a seven-month deployment to the Pacific in the U.S…. [[ This is a content...

Esterline completes Barco unit acquisition

US-based Esterline announced on 2 February that it had completed the acquisition of the aerospace and defence display business of Netherlands-based Barco. The deal was closed for EUR150 million (USD169 million) in cash, primarily...

Iran launches new version of domestic crew vessel

Iran has launched a new version of its first indigenously built crew boat, Parmida 6, which has also started its maiden voyage in the Persian Gulf. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Huntington Ingalls acquires submarine technology firm

US naval shipbuilding firm Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on 30 January that it had acquired the Engineering Solutions Division (ESD) of The Columbia Group for an undisclosed amount. The ESD business, based in...

Three companies in bid for Portsmouth ship halls

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 30 January that it had shortlisted three bids for the ship halls at Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Portsmouth. The three shortlisted bids were received from...

Croatian defence exports rise 25% in 2014

Croatian defence exports rose 25% in 2014 to HRK1.5 billion (USD220 million) compared with 2013, Croatian Defence Minister Ante Kotromanovic said on 30 January. Small arms remained a key export, with firearms manufacturer HS...

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