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Boeing Rolls Out First Australian E/A-18G Growler

ST. LOUIS — The Royal Australian Air Force on Wednesday got its first look at its inaugural E/A-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft, which will be flying in the Australian fleet in 2017. The Growler...

USS Kearsarge Conducts NEO Exercise

Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) exercise while underway… [[ This is a content summary...

Unmanned Technology Boosts Mine Warfare Capabilities

UK Royal Navy Realises MHC Sweep Capability Launched and recovered from a “Hunt“ class MCMV, ARCIMS can be remotely-operated from shore with the minimum of support. (Photo: ATLAS Elektronik UK) Stefan Nitschke, Bonn (Germany)...

HMAS Sirius Plays Vital Role in TALISMAN SABRE

HMAS Sirius has played a vital role in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Living up to her motto ‘to serve and provide’, the ship provided support to a number of task groups operating off Australia’s… [[...

Bath Iron Works Gets USS Zumwalt’s Propellers

Rolls-Royce has delivered the twin fixed pitch propellers to Bath Iron Works for installation on the US Navy’s most modern surface combatant, the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000… [[...

USS Jacksonville Docks in Singapore

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) arrived in Singapore for a port visit as a part of its Western Pacific deployment, July 27. After a successful completion of… [[ This is...

SENER Announces Software Contract with BAE Systems

The Spanish company SENER, Ingeniería y Sistemas SA has closed a contract with UK-based BAE Systems for the integration between FORAN CAD / CAM system and PTC’s Windchill PLM System to be used in...

USS Porter Arrives in Haifa, Israel

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Haifa, Israel, for a scheduled port visit July 26. The port visit serves to enhance U.S.-Israeli relations as the two… [[ This is...

Colombian Navy Warship Ready for Operation Atalanta

Colombian Navy warship, ARC 7 de Agosto, recently completed sea trials with the Spanish Navy prior to her collaboration with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. Conducted at the Spanish Navy… [[ This...

Central, South America Partners Gather for PANAMAX 2015

More than 75 military personnel, including 54 members of partner-nation navies, assembled July 27 on Naval Station Mayport for PANAMAX 2015, an exercise aimed at developing strong working… [[ This is a content summary...

HSV-2 turns up off Aden

The ex-US naval logistics ship Swift is now operating under the flag of United Arab Emirates (UAE), which may be using it to support an amphibious operation in Yemen. Built by Australia’s Incat shipyard...

Dockstavarvet delivers first IC 20 M interceptor to Norway

The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has accepted the first of two 20 m high-speed interceptor craft from Swedish boat builder Dockstavarvet. The all-welded aluminium IC 20 M boats (hull numbers NB581 and NB582)...

EUNAVFOR-MED gains air support

The European mission to monitor migrant smuggling from Libya has been bolstered by the arrival in Sicily of a Swearingen Merlin IIIC maritime patrol aircraft from Luxembourg. European Union Naval Force – Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR-MED)...

SeaRAM set for Rota-based DDG 51 destroyers

The US Navy (USN) is moving ahead with a fast-track programme to install Raytheon Missile Systems’ Mk 15 Mod 31 SeaRAM inner-layer missile system on four DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided-missile destroyers forward deployed...

Saudi JSOW contract awarded to Raytheon

The US Department of Defense announced on 24 July that it had awarded a USD180 million contract to Raytheon’s Missile Systems division to produce 355 AGM-154C-1 Joint Stand-Off Weapons (JSOWs) for Saudi Arabia and...

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