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Category: Naval

Mauritius to Take Delivery of OPV Barracuda

Defence shipbuilder Garden Reach Shipyard & Engineers is expected to deliver a 1,300 tonne offshore patrol vessel named “Barracuda” to Mauritius on Saturday. The $58 million vessel is… [[ This is a content summary...

Image of the Day: Approaching Coronado Bay Bridge

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) approaches the Coronado Bay Bridge while pulling into Naval Base San Diego. Green Bay is making preparations for forward deployment to… [[ This is...

Peru Buys Five New Zealand Navy Seasprite Helicopters

Five Royal New Zealand Navy Seasprite helicopters have been sold to Peru, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today. Brownlee says: Our recent purchase of eight new, more sophisticated… [[ This is a content summary...

Poland Orders NSM from Kongsberg

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace has signed a contract with the Polish Ministry of National Defence for an NSM (Naval Strike Missile) Coastal Defence System valued at NOK 1.3 Billion. The scope of… [[ This...

HMAS Bundaberg Retires Due to Extensive Fire Damage

HMAS Bundaberg was decommissioned from Royal Australian Navy service at a small ceremony in HMAS Cairns on 18 December. The Armidale Class Patrol Boat sustained extensive internal and external damage… [[ This is a...

Almirante Juan de Borbón Docks in Home Base Ferrol

The Spanish Navy’s frigate Almirante Juan de Borbón (F-102) returned to Ferrol after finishing its deployment in Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2). During this deployment the F-102, commanded… [[ This is a content...

Marines Board USS Rushmore during Steel Knight 2015

The officers and crew of USS Rushmore (LSD 47) welcomed elements of the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion and amphibious assault vehicles… [[ This is a content...

US Naval Base Guam Celebrates Wharf Extension

The Tango Wharf extension ribbon-cutting ceremony on U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), was conducted Dec. 18 to celebrate the improvements in infrastructure and capabilities the base can provide to support… [[ This is a...

HMS Grimsby Returns Home to HMNB Clyde

Royal Navy minehunter HMS Grimsby returned to HM Naval Base Clyde yesterday, December 18. The Clyde-based ship and the 40-strong Crew 6 have spent the past four months on Mediterranean deployment,… [[ This is...

HMS Argyll Docks in Plymouth Naval Base

Sailors from the Royal Navy warship HMS Argyll returned home to Plymouth Naval Base yesterday, 18th December, after a successful six-month deployment to the Caribbean and North Atlantic seizing… [[ This is a content...

USS Shoup Reopens Its Galley

The officers and crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) celebrated the reopening of the ship’s galley Dec. 16 following 20 weeks of repair, maintenance and upgrades as part of… [[...

VCNO Pays Visit to NS Guantanamo Bay

Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Michelle Howard visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Dec. 15-16. During the visit, Howard toured the Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay (JTF), enlisted… [[ This is a...

Royal Netherlands Navy Purchases Thales’s New NS100 Radar

Hengelo, The Netherlands – The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and Thales have signed a contract for the delivery of a NS100 dual-axis multi-beam surveillance radar. The system will be installed on HNLMS Rotterdam,...

Netherlands MoD resumes deliveries of NH90 helicopters

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has resumed deliveries of the final seven NH90 helicopters, following a new agreement with the manufacturer, Netherlands Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has said. …read more Read more here::...

Italian Navy unveils fifth FREMM frigate

Key Points Italian Navy unveils fifth FREMM frigate Alpino at Riga Trivoso, before shipping the vessel to Muggiano for final outfitting A currently planned delivery for December 2015 would see the navy receive the...

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