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Category: Naval

Brazilian study recommends procuring Siroco LPD

A Brazilian Navy (MB) evaluation commission from the General Directorate of Naval Material recommended procurement of the French Navy Siroco (L 9012) Foudre-class landing platform dock (LPD) in late January, according to local reports....

HII signs USS George Washington advanced planning contract

The US Navy has awarded a contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for advance planning of the refuelling and complex overhaul (RCOH) work on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). …read...

Greece scopes plan for MEKO 200HN mid-life modernisation

Significance EUR400 million cap has been set on planned Hydra-class frigate modernisation Upgrade work will address key sustainability and capability priorities The Hellenic Navy is progressing plans to move forward with the mid-life upgrade...

Second batch of U212As to enter German Navy service in 2015

Significance Germany’s second batch of U212A submarines will enter service in 2015 The two boats, U35 and U36, have improved communications and special forces capabilities Germany’s fifth U212A submarine, U35, will enter service at...

US Navy launches new SAFFiR fire-fighting robot prototype

The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) has launched a fire-fighting robot prototype, called the Shipboard Autonomous Fire-fighting Robot (SAFFiR), at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology EXPO in Washington, US. …read...

New Destroyer A Good Candidate For Railgun, Navy Chief Says

The Navy’s new class of Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) destroyers would make for a good candidate to deploy the electromagnetic railgun the service is developing to lessen dependence on traditional munitions, Chief of Naval Operations Adm....

CMF Commander Visits Two Ships in Oman

The commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force visited two ships assigned to counter-piracy duties during a recent visit to Oman. Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the… [[ This is a...

French CSG Gets Support from HSM Kent

HSM Kent, the Type 23 Frigate, has assumed a vital role protecting the French carrier strike group’s mission in the Middle East. Ushering in a new era of British and French military cooperation, HMS…...

HMS Dragon Explores Tristan da Cunha

HMS Dragon called at Tristan da Cunha – one of the most remote islands on the planet – on the latest stage of her Atlantic deployment. There is no land to the west for...

USS Fort Worth Ends Preventive Maintenance in Singapore

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) got underway from Singapore Feb. 2 after completing her first six-day scheduled preventive maintenance period during a maiden 16-month rotational… [[ This is a content...

Ex-Senior DoD Employee Arrested in Navy Bribery Scheme

A former senior Defense Department employee was arrested Tuesday on allegations he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in exchange for helping a Malaysian defense contractor, in one of the Navy’s worst corruption cases....

USS San Diego Joins 7th Fleet Area of Operations

The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) and transitioned into the 7th… [[ This...

NATO AWACS, US Navy Improve Maritime Integration

NATO AWACS took part in a live, scenario-driven tactical exercise with the U.S. Navy from Jan. 16 to Jan. 28, 2015. For 12 days, two aircraft and more than 70 personnel from the E-3A...

HMS Iron Duke Recognized for Above Water Warfare

Royal Navy’s HMS Iron Duke was recognised with the Fleet Effectiveness Award for Above Water Warfare (AWW). This award recognises the work that the Iron Duke team has put in over the last… [[...

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