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Category: Naval

Future USS Daniel Inouye Launched

Bath Iron Works (BIW) celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) during a ceremony at BIW shipyard, Oct. 31. This first major ship milestone symbolizes that the… [[...

USS Sampson Deploys to the Western Pacific Ocean

The guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) departed Oct. 31 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. The ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer… [[ This...

Marseille, France Hosts USS George H.W. Bush

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Marseille, France for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 1. Sailors will get the opportunity to relax and enjoy the vibrant culture of Marseille. USS George H.W…....

Fabrication Begins for the Future USS Daniel Inouye

Bath Iron Works (BIW) celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) during a ceremony at BIW shipyard, Oct. 31. This first major ship milestone symbolizes that the first...

China slams sale of six MCMVs to Taiwan

Key Points China has protested at the inclusion of foreign components and systems in six MCMVs to be built for RoCN The MCMVs will likely form a key component of Taiwan’s defence against China’s...

Pakistan requests GRC43M cutters from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of global response cutters (GRC43M), support and associated equipment to Pakistan. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

China completes sea trials for Nigerian OPV

China has completed sea trials of a 95 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on order for the Nigerian Navy (NN), a Chinese state-run media outlet reported on 29 October. The vessel, with pennant number...

Russian Navy conducts first Bulava training launch

A Bulava (SS-NX-32) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) was successfully launched from the Borey-class submarine Yuri Dolgoruky on 29 October. The boat made the launch while submerged in the Barents Sea, and the missile’s warheads...

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...

Euronaval 2014: LCAT launches new options for French Navy

Key Points L-CAT gives new amphibious choices for French Navy, operational experience shows Concept delivers both high speed and high payload The Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM) variable-draft L-CAT (amphibious landing catamaran) is...

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