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Swedish ‘mystery submarine’ hunt called off

Sweden’s Deputy Director of Operations, Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad, announced on 22 October an almost week-long hunt for a suspected foreign submarine in the Stockholm Archipelago was over. Whatever the object or objects were,...

India moves to firm up ties with Sri Lanka, Maldives

Key Points India’s defence minister has met his counterparts from Sri Lanka and Maldives as Delhi looks to head off any potential ‘encirclement’ by China under its Maritime Silk Route initiative Arun Jaitley offered...

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....

Thailand orders more Airbus helicopters

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered two more EC 725 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters, manufacturer Airbus Helicopters announced on 22 October. The company also confirmed that it had signed a contract...

Philippine Navy Members Honoured

Three members of the Philippine Navy were given awarded during the flag raising ceremony held at the Headquarters Philippine Navy (HPN). Capt. Alberto B Carlos, Commissary Steward 2nd Class Felix B… [[ This is...

USS Mount Whitney, USS Cole Leave Constanta, Romania

The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) departed Constanta, Romania, following a scheduled port… [[ This is a...

Two WWII Vessels Found in the Graveyard of the Atlantic

A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter… [[ This...

BSF Donuzlav Completes Mediterranean Sea Expedition

Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet (BSF) hydrographic ship Donuzlav completed its operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel’s month long oceanographic expedition included studies of… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Canadian Coast Guard Expands Fleet of MSPVs

The Canadian Coast Guard expanded its fleet of Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (MSPVs) by accepting the delivery of CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M. on October 15. CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M.is the last of nine… [[ This...

USCG Hoists Three from Sailboat in Chesapeake Bay

The US Coast Guard hoisted three people, a cat and a dog from a sailboat Wednesday in the Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads in Portsmouth received a…...

EID at INDODEFENCE 2014

EID will once again participate in the 2014 edition of INDODEFENCE, the International Tri-Service Defence Expo & Forum, that will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 5 – 8 November 2014. …read more Source::...

Image of the Day: Waiting for an MV-22B Osprey to Land

US Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Christopher Sewell, from Cincinnati, Ohio, stands by for the landing of an MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365… [[ This is a content...

HMS Argyll Assists Bermuda after Hurricane Gonzalo

Sailors from HMS Argyll have completed a four-day clear-up operation in Bermuda to help the island recover from the destruction wrought by Hurricane Gonzalo. They have left the tiny British territory… [[ This is...

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