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Tackling trafficking with joint forces

Over 127,000 migrants – men, women and children – made the hazardous trip across the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe’s shores in the first six months of 2015 alone. Although just two countries bore...

Oshkosh Wins Initial $6 Billion Contract To Build JLTV

Oshkosh [OSK] has been awarded a $6.7 billion contract to build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), which replaces large portions of the Army and Marine Corps Humvee fleets. Oshkosh’s light combat tactical all-terrain...

Navy to Issue RFP for MQ-8C Radar By End of August

The Navy intends to release a request for proposals (RFP) by Aug. 31 for a maritime search radar for the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial system, according to a solicitation from Naval Air Systems...

FGS Erfurt Welcomes Operation Atalanta Force Commander

On Monday 24th August 2015, the Operation Atalanta Force Commander, Rear Admiral Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, was welcomed on board FGS Erfurt. The Force Commander flew to FGS Erfurt via Galicia’s… [[ This is...

Spanish Navy Conducts VBSS on a Merchant Vessel

Spanish Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship Cantabria, a part of NATO’s counter-terrorist operation Active Endeavor, has conducted a VBSS (Visit, Board, Search and Seizure)… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Navy Lays Keel of Second Ford-Class Carrier

The U.S. Navy formally laid the keel of its second next-generation Ford-class aircraft carrier — the USS John F. Kennedy — at Huntington Ingalls Industries in Newport News, Virginia over the weekend. The USS...

ESPS Galicia Hosts EUNAVFOR Deputy Commander

On Sunday 23rd August 2015, the Deputy Commander of Operation Atalanta, Rear Admiral Christoph Joachim Müller-Meinhard, visited ESPS Galicia whilst at sea in the Gulf of Aden. Rear Admiral… [[ This is a content...

Over 400 People Saved by Royal Navy Vessel

As the nearest ship to the scene the Royal Navy hydrographic ship HMS Enterprise contributed to a major rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean, working under an Italian-led EU mission. The vessel… [[ This...

ESPS Galicia, ARC 7 De Agosto Meet off Somalia

On Saturday 22 August, ESPS Galicia rendezvoused with ARC 7 De Agosto off the coast of Somalia as part of the Colombian warship’s collaboration with Operation Atalanta. Whilst carrying out a… [[ This is...

Australia to Demonstrate Amphibious Skills

Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, is preparing to demonstrate its capacity in waters off the North Queensland coast. Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, Royal… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

US CPO Selectees Take Part in Damage Control Challenge

US Navy’s Chief petty officer (CPO) selectees competed in a Damage Control (DC) Challenge on the Pearl Harbor waterfront Aug. 20, sponsored by the Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet… [[ This is a...

Muscat, Oman Hosts ITS Libeccio

ITS Libeccio, Italian Navy’s frigate engaged in EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta, docked at the Sultan Qaboos Port in Muttrah, Muscat, Oman. The vessel is in port for EUNAVFOR’s… [[ This is a content summary only....

Spanish Navy’s Patrol Vessel Rests in Malaga

Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Vencedora (P79) took a short break from its operations in the city of Malaga. The vessel, which is deployed on a maritime patrol mission in the Gulf of Cadiz and…...

US Marines, Coast Guard Launch Small UAS

US Marines and Coast Guard members recently conducted a demonstration of a small unmanned aircraft system. The Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC) member launched an RQ-20A Puma unmanned… [[ This is a content...

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