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Category: Naval

India asks Japan to offer Soryu subs for Project 75I requirement

India has invited Japan to compete in the Indian Navy’s (IN’s) long-delayed INR500 billion (USD8.1 billion) Project 75I (India) requirement for six diesel-electric submarines with land attack and air independent propulsion (AIP) capabilities. Official...

Australia to donate heavy landing craft to Philippines

Australia is donating two recently decommissioned Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft (LCH) vessels to the Philippines, Defence Minister Kevin Andrews announced on 29 January. The last three of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) 364-tonne, 45...

Navy Shifts Sequestration Strategy To Save Ships

The Navy has adopted a different strategy to cope with sequestration if it returns, one that would aim to curtail the number of ships that would be cut from the fleet but would likely...

Kendall Unveils Sixth Gen Fighter Project For 2016

CAPITOL HILL: The United States will begin serious development of prototypes for so-called sixth generation fighters — successors to the F-35 and F-22 — for the Navy and the Air Force in the 2016...

USCG Arrests Mexican Poachers

The US Coast Guard interdicted a Mexican fishing crew who fled from authorities Sunday, after poaching shark, red snapper, and eel in the waters off South Texas. At approximately 12:30 p.m. Sunday,… [[ This...

Philippine Coast Guard Saves Eleven

Philippine Coast Guard rescued 11 people off Roxas City, the Philippines, after their vessel capsized. On January 24 the vessel, MBca Vickey, which was sailing towards Banica Wharf, encountered… [[ This is a content...

USS Kearsarge, VMA 223 Prepare for Operations

The crew of the USS Kearsarge and pilots with Marine Attack Squadron 223 (VMA-223) continued integration training Jan. 20, building the squadron’s proficiency for operations at sea. The squadron,… [[ This is a content...

SNMG2 Vessels Receive Fuel from German Oil Tanker

Two Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) vessels recently met with the German oil tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea operation. While on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea, the… [[ This is...

FGS Lubeck Escorts WFP Vessel to Kismayo, Somalia

EU Naval Force German frigate, FGS Lubeck, has safely escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel from Mombasa to the port of Kismayo in southern Somalia. The escort of WFP vessels along the Somali…...

Canadian Armed Forces Join Operation CARIBBE

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is patroling in the Eastern Pacific as part of Operation CARIBBE 2015, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against transnational criminal… [[ This is a content summary only....

Production of Philippine Navy’s First SSV Starts

PT PAL Indonesia Shipyard commenced the production of the first of two strategic sealift vessels (SSVs) for the Philippine Navy. The steel-cutting ceremony was held in Surabaya, Indonesia, on January… [[ This is a...

Countdown for OTO Gunship Concept

OTO Melara’s gunship concept, a development for a roll-on/roll-off palletised gunship system for use in modern transport aircraft, awaits results from next phase of live airborne trials. The Italian manufacturer provided additional details on...

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