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Category: Naval

US Increases Presence at Rota Naval Base

The US is increasing its military presence in Europe by adding two more ballistic missile ships to its Rota Naval Base in Spain. These are the first American ships home-ported here since… [[ This...

NASA Completes First Orion Program Test Flight

The Lockheed Martin-built Orion Crew Module descends to the Pacific Ocean under its three main parachutes as part of the NASA’s Orion Program tests. The Orion spacecraft gently splashed down into the… [[ This...

USCG Cutter Hamilton Enters into Active Service

US Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton, the first national security cutter homeported on the East Coast, entered into active service on December 6, at Union Pier Terminal in downtown Charleston. The… [[ This is a...

DSACEUR Pays Visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command

The Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR), General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB OBE, visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to meet with Commander MARCOM Vice Admiral Peter Hudson, CBE,… [[ This is a content...

Vard Names Norway’s New Surveillance Vessel

Vard Holdings Limited, a designer and shipbuilder of offshore and specialized vessels, held a naming ceremony for Norway’s new surveillance vessel “Marjata” at Vard Langsten. The vessel was… [[ This is a content summary...

Sweden Orders Saab’s Sensor Systems for Its Submarines

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class… [[ This is a content summary...

Raytheon Awarded DDG 1000 Engineering Deal

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is being awarded a $12 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide additional hours for non-recurring engineering in support of the DDG 1000… [[ This is a content...

USS O’Kane Changes Command

Cmdr. Gina McCaine relieved Cmdr. James Juster as commanding officer of the guided missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) during a change of command ceremony at sea, Nov. 19. McCaine, the former… [[ This...

USS Momsen Finishes Scheduled Repairs and Upgrades

After nine lengthy months at the Vigor Shipyards in Seattle, the guided missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) has completed scheduled repairs and upgrades and returned to Naval Station Everett, Dec…. [[ This is...

HMS Alliance Restoration Bears Fruit

The £7m pumped into restoring Britain’s only WW2-era submarine reaped instant rewards as HMS Alliance doubled visitor numbers in a year. More than 100,000 people have toured the new-look boat – and… [[ This...

73rd Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 1941 is a day that America will never forget. Claiming more than 2,400 American lives, 21 ships sunk or damaged, and more than 300 aircraft lost, the attack on Pearl Harbor goes...

HMS Northumberland Ends Middle East Deployment

The Royal Navy frigate HMS Northumberland returned to Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth on Friday, 5 December, after a successful patrol policing international shipping lanes in the Middle East. The… [[ This is a...

Naval Undersea Museum Opens USS Thresher Exhibit

Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, Washington, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the unveiling of a new USS Thresher (SSN-593) exhibit Dec. 3. USS Thresher was the Navy’s most advanced submarine… [[ This is a...

HMAS Sirius Returns to Garden Island, WA

HMAS Sirius recently returned home to the Diamantina Wharf, Fleet Base West following a busy seven month deployment. It has been a very busy year for Sirius with two extended maintenance availability… [[ This...

USS New Orleans Leaves BAE Shipyards

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big Easy” spent the summer and...

India approves batch of defence production licences

India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has approved another batch of defence production licence proposals as part of the Indian government’s continuing campaign to promote growth in indigenous defence manufacturing. An undated...

Test pilot dies after ejection from MiG-29KUB

One of the two pilots from an RSK-MiG-owned and operated MiG-29KUB fighter that crashed outside Moscow on 4 December died at 21.40 hours local time the following day as a consequence of traumatic injuries...

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