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China converting old frigates into coastguard cutters

Work appears to be underway to modify a number of Type 053H2G ‘Jiangwei I’-class frigates for transfer from the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to the China Coast Guard. Photographs show two ‘Jiangwei I’...

Australia drops plans to use AWD hulls for Future Frigates

The option of using the Navantia-designed hull of Australia’s Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) as the basis for the proposed Future Frigate that will replace the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Anzac-class fleet has been...

Australian, US Navies Train Onboard USNS Mercy

Australian and United States personnel involved in PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2015 onboard hospital ship USNS Mercy have exercised their cooperative response to a notional disaster as part of their training… [[ This is a content...

USS Wisconsin Hosts Change of Command Ceremony

Rear Adm. Christopher W. Grady relieved Rear Adm. Pete A. Gumataotao as commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT) July 24 during a ceremony aboard USS Wisconsin (BB 64). Gumataotao served as… [[ This is...

RAN Medical Teams on Task During TALISMAN SABRE 2015

Medical personnel on the Royal Australian Navy’s landing ship dock HMAS Choules undertook a period of intensive training as Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015 moved into full swing off the coast of the… [[ This...

USS Laboon Returns to Norfolk

The guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, on July 24th, after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOR). The ballistic missile… [[ This is...

Italian Navy’s HARDSUIT ADS Upgraded

OceanWorks International has completed system upgrades to the third Italian Navy’s HARDSUIT™ Atmospheric Diving System (ADS), designed and delivered by OceanWorks. The conclusion of the work on the… [[ This is a content summary...

US Navy Names Next Freedom-Variant LCS

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Saturday that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship will be named USS Cooperstown (LCS 23). The future Cooperstown will be the first ship to bear the… [[...

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