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Pakistan to Acquire Global Response Cutters in $350M Sale

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan for GRC43M Cutters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $350 million. The...

HMS Severn Prepares for Atlantic Patrol North Mission

UK Navy’s vessels HMS Severn and Tyne sailed in company in the waters off Scotland’s west coast as they prepared for very different missions. Tyne is safeguarding the nation’s fishing stocks by… [[ This...

USS Philippine Docks in Barcelona, Spain

The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) pulled into Barcelona, Spain for a scheduled four day port visit, Nov. 1. The visit marks the ship’s 10th total port visit during… [[ This is...

USS Truxtun Pays Visit to Villefranche-sur-Mer, French

The guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) arrived in the southern French anchorage of Villefranche-sur-Mer for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 1. The visit serves as a means to enhance… [[ This is...

New Commander aboard USS Stockdale

Command of guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) passed from Cmdr. Bo Johns to Cmdr. Sean Grunwell during a traditional change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Oct. 30. Johns… [[ This...

Future USS Daniel Inouye Launched

Bath Iron Works (BIW) celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) during a ceremony at BIW shipyard, Oct. 31. This first major ship milestone symbolizes that the… [[...

USS Sampson Deploys to the Western Pacific Ocean

The guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) departed Oct. 31 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. The ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors, assigned to Destroyer… [[ This...

Marseille, France Hosts USS George H.W. Bush

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived in Marseille, France for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 1. Sailors will get the opportunity to relax and enjoy the vibrant culture of Marseille. USS George H.W…....

Fabrication Begins for the Future USS Daniel Inouye

Bath Iron Works (BIW) celebrated the start of fabrication of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) during a ceremony at BIW shipyard, Oct. 31. This first major ship milestone symbolizes that the first...

Taiwan makes progress on Taiping Island harbour

Taiwan is making progress on its construction of a harbour on Taiping Island in the Spratly Islands, according to satellite imagery provided by Airbus Defence and Space and analysed by IHS Jane’s. The 6...

RMN fires Black Shark torpedo for first time

A Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Scorpène-class submarine carried out the service’s first successful firing of a Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS) Black Shark torpedo on 31 October. KD Tun Abdul Razak fired the torpedo...

NAVSEA tests market for riverine boats

Officials at US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) are conducting market research to determine the availability of 20 centre console boats for the riverine forces of an unidentified Spanish-speaking country. A request for information...

GD to build first 17 launch tubes for future Trident submarines

General Dynamics (GD) Electric Boat was been awarded a USD83.8 million contract modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-2128 to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment (CMC) for the US Navy’s (USN’s) Ohio replacement...

Euronaval 2014: LCAT launches new options for French Navy

Key Points L-CAT gives new amphibious choices for French Navy, operational experience shows Concept delivers both high speed and high payload The Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM) variable-draft L-CAT (amphibious landing catamaran) is...

Russian Navy conducts first Bulava training launch

A Bulava (SS-NX-32) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) was successfully launched from the Borey-class submarine Yuri Dolgoruky on 29 October. The boat made the launch while submerged in the Barents Sea, and the missile’s warheads...

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