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Category: Naval

GD to build first 17 launch tubes for future Trident submarines

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat was been awarded a USD83.8 million contract modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-2128 to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment (CMC) for the US Navy’s (USN’s) Ohio replacement...

NAVSEA tests market for riverine boats

Officials at US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) are conducting market research to determine the availability of 20 centre console boats for the riverine forces of an unidentified Spanish-speaking country. A request for information...

RMN fires Black Shark torpedo for first time

A Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Scorpène-class submarine carried out the service’s first successful firing of a Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS) Black Shark torpedo on 31 October. KD Tun Abdul Razak fired the torpedo...

Taiwan makes progress on Taiping Island harbour

Taiwan is making progress on its construction of a harbour on Taiping Island in the Spratly Islands, according to satellite imagery provided by Airbus Defence and Space and analysed by IHS Jane’s. The 6...

Is Islamic State Group Getting Into the Piracy Business?

An expert is downplaying concerns raised last week by the United Arab Emirates that Islamic State militants could unite with al-Shabab terrorists and expand to the seas, since no evidence has been established of...

Top News of the Week Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine… [[ This is a content summary...

TGEX Comes to an End

Canadian, Japanese and U.S. ships completed a two-week long Task Group Exercise (TGEX) Oct. 31 off the coast of Southern California. The exercise, led by U.S. 3rd Fleet gave Carrier Strike Group… [[ This...

Top News of the Week of Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine… [[ This is a content summary...

F-35 Ahoy! Navy Version Of JSF Faces Nimitz’s Tests

WASHINGTON: The next two weeks will be enormously important for the Navy’s carrier-based version of the Joint Strike Fighter as two F-35Cs undergo extensive testing operating from the USS Nimitz. The Navy has been...

Insitu Launches New ScanEagle 2 UAS

The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has become one of the most widely used and recognized light reconnaissance vehicles around the world, and after 10 years in operation is used by at least 17...

Spanish Navy’s ‘Navarra’ Trains with Tanzanian Navy

The Spanish Navy frigate ‘Navarra’ integrated into the counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean has organized a training session with Tanzanian Navy servicemen during a port visit to… [[ This is a content...

Spouse Accidentally Wins ‘Slutty Sailor’ Costume Contest

NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia-based sailor is furious after his wife accidentally won the ship-wide “slutty sailor” costume contest this Halloween, although they were unaware there was a competition taking place, sources confirmed. The...

UK Navy Divers Challenge Each Other in Iceland

Devising highly complex explosive devices and then challenging each other to disarm them was the name of the game for Royal Navy divers during a NATO exercise in Iceland. Ten men from Fleet Diving…...

US 6th Fleet’s Gallery of Captured Moments

The US Naval Forces Europe-Africa/US 6th Fleet released a gallery highlighting daily operations in their most recent Status of the Fleet. Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conducted… [[ This is a...

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