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Category: Naval

Navy Expects LCS Mine Killing Drone Prototype by 2016

The Navy is building a 40-foot-long unmanned surface vehicle designed to launch from a Littoral Combat Ship and detonate and destroy underwater mines while keeping ships and sailors at a safe distance, service officials...

Sequester Could Kill Shipyards, Says Greenert. Really?

WASHINGTON: Navy readiness won’t fully recover from the second-order effects of the 2013 sequester for another year, the Chief of Naval Operations said this morning — and if the Budget Control Act cuts return...

Battle Rages For San Diego (Navy) House Seat

SAN DIEGO: There’s a hot race on here to represent much of the home of naval aviation. Scott Peters, the incumbent Democrat from the 52nd district, faces a rare bird, an openly gay Republican...

NATO Warns France of Warship Sale to Russia

Gen. Breedlove said he had renewed NATO warnings to France against selling two Mistral-class helicopter assault ships to Russia. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

Astrophysics Awarded $6 M US Navy Contract

Astrophysics, Inc. , a leader in conventional and air cargo security X-ray inspection systems, today announced it has won a $6 million contract from the United States Navy to help protect entry control points...

HMS Richmond’s Engines Fit to Fight

HMS Richmond has been playing host to personnel in the final stages of advanced warfare training while also completing trials to ensure her engines are fit to fight. The training, which was held off…...

Image of the Day: LCAC 59 During Pacific Horizon Ex

Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Garrett Osborne and Quartermaster Seaman Yasmin Wild, assigned to Beachmaster Unit 1, signal Landing Craft Air Cushion 59 off the beach after delivering the last load of… [[ This is...

USCGC Hamilton Departs from Ingalls Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s fourth National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753), sailed away from the shipyard on Saturday afternoon. The U.S. Coast… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

USS Cole Operations Gallery (10 Photos)

While on its long journey from the Mediterranean Sea, across the Aegian Sea to the Black Sea, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) conducted multiple operations. The… [[ This is a...

UK MOD Offers Managed Service Provider Contracts

The UK MOD has offered a set of managed service provider contracts to provide private-sector expertise to support the transformation of DE&S. Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) buys and… [[ This is a content...

Philippine Navy and Air Force Hold Joint Drills

Aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the Philippine Navy (PN) and Philippine Air Force (PAF) in combined maritime operations, the annual interoperability exercise between the two forces codenamed… [[ This is a content summary...

MQ-8C Fire Scout readied for upcoming ship-trials

The US Navy (USN) has undertaken land-based flight tests of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in preparation of seat-trials later in the year, the company disclosed on 23 October....

Gabonese Navy Orders Two OPVs from Kership

Kership, a jointly owned company between French firms Piriou and DCNS, recently received an order for two offshore patrol vessels from the Gabonese Navy. One of the vessels, a modernized 54m patrol… [[ This...

USS Jimmy Carter Propulsion Deal Goes to DRS Technologies

DRS Power & Control Technologies is being awarded a $17,9 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the accomplishment of the redesign of… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

HMAS Huon Sails in Support of Operation RESOLUTE

HMAS Huon recently departed HMAS Waterhen to head north on a three-month deployment in support of Operation RESOLUTE. Having recently completed an extensive training and evauation period, the crew… [[ This is a content...

HMAS Success Nears Middle East Deployment

As HMAS Success began the last phase of her preparation for a lengthy deployment in November, the ship’s company welcomed a new Commanding Officer. Captain Justin Jones took command at the gangway of… [[...

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