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E-2D begins debut deployment

The US Navy’s (USN’s) new Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft has begun its maiden deployment, the service disclosed on 13 March. Five E-2Ds assigned to Carrier Airborne...

Most Read News, March 9 – 15, 2015

Swedish Navy’s Minesweeper Experiences Weapon Malfunctions Swedish Navy’s minesweeper HMS Ulvön (M77) experienced malfunctions during weapon fire tests yesterday south of Ronneby, Sweden. UK Invests… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

HMS Tyne Resumes Duties

Following an extensive refit period in January, Royal Navy’s River-class patrol ship HMS Tyne has swiftly resumed her duties, protecting natural resources and the integrity of her territorial… [[ This is a content summary...

Sea Forces Update Maritime Strategy

The Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have issued an updated maritime strategy that outlines the changing environment throughout the world and how the services intend to address new threats, while at the same...

Boeing to upgrade airborne communications

Military strategic communications experts at Boeing are moving forward on a major project to upgrade low-frequency communications designed to connect U.S. command authorities with submerged ballistic missile submarines in times of national emergency. …read...

The Maritime Strategy’s Missed Opportunities

Bryan Clark worked on the new Maritime Strategy while he was a top aide to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and he remains an influential voice on naval issues from his current...

USS Cole Ends Deployment in US 6th Fleet

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOO). Cole, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,… [[ This is a...

Teaching Drones How To See: Fire Scout & Kestrel

The military is drowning in video. Figuring out what’s worth watching can literally be a matter of life and death. The standard technique today is to sit young servicemembers down at screens to stare...

HMS Portland Hosts Trainee Navigators

Plymouth based frigate HMS Portland played host to the trainee navigators who had to navigate complex passage plans close to navigational risks while travelling at high speed. During this Specialist… [[ This is a...

Submarine Squadron 1 Changes Command

The commanding officer of Submarine Squadron 1 passed on his duties March 12 during the time-honored tradition of a change of command ceremony at the historic submarine piers of Joint Base Pearl… [[ This...

USS Rhode Island’s Motor Generator Restoration Finished

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) completed restoration of the motor generator set for the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) three days ahead of schedule Feb. 23. PNSY… [[ This is a content...

HMAS Anzac Hosts Commander Australian Fleet

HMAS Anzac, the Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate, recently hosted the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, for a short visit. Together with the guided missile frigate HMAS… [[ This is a content...

HII Awarded Further CVN 68 Works

Huntington Ingalls Inc. received an $8,3 million modification to previously awarded contract for fiscal 2015 propulsion plant engineering activity support for Nimitz (CVN 68) class life-cycle… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

The 22m CPB – Coastal Patrol Boat

The 22m CPB – coastal patrol boat has waterjet propulsion for shallow water operations. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

The 39FCP – Fast Coastal Patrol

The 39FCP – fast coastal patrol has integral hull outboard mounting. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

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