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Category: Naval

Russia to expand Kaliningrad naval shipyard

Russia has announced plans to expand the capacity of its Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad with a view to creating a local naval technologies cluster. The aim is to commence work on expansion in 2017...

US Navy F-35C jet successfully conducts maiden night-flight

The US Navy’s F-35C Lightning II carrier-variant joint strike fighter (JSF) has successfully completed its maiden night-flight on USS Nimitz (CVN 68), off the San Diego coast. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

USN decommissions Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

The US Navy (USN) has inactivated the first of its final 10 Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates. USS Ingraham (FFG 61) was decommissioned on 12 November after 25 years of service. The Washington, Everett-based...

Fort Worth First LCS to Deploy with Drone Aircraft

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship will deploy with an unmanned aircraft system on board for the first time when the USS Fort Worth leaves here next week on deployment to...

1st Sailors Trained on Navy’s Newest Launch System

In late October, 16 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) became the first in the fleet officially trained to operate the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The initial 10-day training was...

Image of the Day: Flight Deck Sprinklers On!

Taking an unusual shower aboard an aircraft carrier sometimes seems to be just a part of the job in the US Navy. This is exactly what happened when Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd… [[...

IMCMEX Concludes in Bahrain

This year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) concluded in Bahrain Nov. 13, after nearly three weeks of seminars and training maneuvers. The exercise provided a wide array of… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Ingraham Retires after 25 Years of Service

Sailors and guests bade farewell to Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship concluded 25 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Naval Station Everett… [[ This is...

Exercise DISTANT SHORES Comes to an End

Four days of maritime activity off the Western Australian coast has concluded with the end of Exercise DISTANT SHORES. The anti-submarine exercise in the deep waters south of Albany involved… [[ This is a...

USS Ingraham Decommissioned after 25 years of Service

Sailors and guests bade farewell to Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship concluded 25 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Washington, Nov....

USS Shippingport Maintenance Deal Awarded

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $6,7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, level of effort contract for the operation, maintenance and protection of the floating… [[ This is a content summary only....

White House Withdraws Navy Nominee

After languishing more than a year in political purgatory, the name of Jo Ann Rooney has been quietly withdrawn to become under secretary of the US Navy. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

Australia Updates on Inappropriate Behaviour Charges

Two sailors have been found not guilty of inappropriate behaviour and another two await details of their punishment after pleading guilty to some of the charges they faced for their role in incidents… [[...

Australia Keeps a Close Eye on Russian Vessels

Australian Defence is monitoring Russian naval vessels that are currently transiting through international waters to the north of Australia. In accordance with international law, Defence have been… [[ This is a content summary only....

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