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CPR 8 Changes Command aboard USS Iwo Jima

The staff of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 8 held a change of command ceremony in the forecastle of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while underway in the Gulf of Aden,...

USS Jason Dunham Joins US 6th Fleet

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe, March 3, 2015. While… [[ This is a...

Members of JHC Tour USS Frank Cable

Seventeen members of the Japanese House of Councillors (JHC), equivalent to the U.S. Senate, toured the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Sasebo, Japan, March 2. The delegation included the… [[ This...

USS America Fully Certified in Air Operations

Harriers arrived aboard USS America (LHA 6) for the first time this week while underway off the coast of San Diego. The arrival of the Harriers marks a significant step for America in becoming...

Musashi Wreckage Located in Sibuyan Sea

One of the two largest and most technologically advanced battleships in naval history has been located in the Sibuyan Sea on March 1, 2015. The search for the vessel Musashi began more than eight…...

HMS St Albans Tests Firepower off Norway

The firepower of Royal Navy warship HMS St Albans has been tested at a range off the coast of Norway. The Portsmouth-based warship put down 160 rounds of high explosive on to an island...

USS Gunston Hall Catches on Fire

Sailors aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and the Portsmouth, Virginia, Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire aboard the amphibious dock landing ship at approximately 2 p.m. while the ship… [[ This...

Russian Navy to Receive 50 New Vessels

The Russian Navy will receive 50 vessels of different kinds in 2015, Navy Commander Viktor Chirkov reported. The Navy’s shipbuilding program has been planned from the current period until 2050. The navy intends to...

Royal Navy graduates first operational Wildcat crews

The UK Royal Navy (RN) has graduated its first operational crews to be trained on the AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat HMA.2 helicopter, the service announced on 2 March. Eleven pilots and seven aircrew from...

Hyundai offers custom-designed submarine to Thailand

South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has offered for sale to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) a submarine dubbed the HDS-500RTN. IHS Jane’s understands that HHI recently presented the HDS-500RTN to the RTN’s submarine...

US Navy purchases three OSVs from Hornbeck Offshore

The US Navy has purchased three 250EDF class offshore supply vessels (OSVs) from Hornbeck Offshore Services for a cash consideration of $114m. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Indian Navy seeks to purchase 50 shipborne drones

The Indian Navy is planning to purchase around 50 Naval shipborne unmanned aerial system (NSUAS) in a bid to increase maritime security in the country. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Navy Test Fires Trident Missiles

The Navy has conducted flight tests of two Trident II D-5 missiles from an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, U.S. Strategic Command said Tuesday. The D-5s are designed to carry multiple nuclear warheads as part...

Rolls-Royce LiftWorks Open, Ramping Up For F-35 Work

Rolls-Royce’s new $10 million repair and component overhaul facility for the vertical lift capability of the F-35B is open and gearing up in Plainfield, Ind., near other company facilities in Indianapolis, a company official...

Navies Commemorate WWII Battle aboard USS Sampson

Senior officials from the United States, Australia and Indonesia paid their respects to the crews of USS Houston (CA 30) and HMAS Perth (D 29) during a wreath laying ceremony March 1, commemorating… [[...

Russian Navy to Expand Its Black Sea Fleet

The Russian Navy plans to expand its Black Sea Fleet with at least one Admiral Grigorovich-class patrol vessel this year. The second warship of this project, Admiral Essen, should soon be launched… [[ This...

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