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Image of the Day: US, French Warships Sail Together

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), left, and the French navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) transit the northern Persian Gulf. Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area…...

USS Albuquerque Works with Australian Submariners

The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) is using its opportunity during her down time to work with Australian submariners at HMAS Stirling. The US West coast based… [[ This is...

Navy Lays Keel on Future Littoral Combat Ship Omaha

Austal USA shipyard held a keel laying ceremony for the sixth Independence variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), Feb. 18. With Austal USA as the shipbuilder, teamed with General Dynamics...

DDG 51 Modernization Program Meets Key Milestones

The Navy’s DDG 51 modernization program has met two key milestones Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced Dec. 22. The milestones involve the successful installation and testing of the new Aegis baseline 9 combat...

Raytheon Upgrades SM-3 Block IBs

Raytheon has begun enhancing Standard Missile-3 Block IBs with ‘threat upgrade’ software, giving the weapon’s kill vehicle the ability to hunt down more complicated, more lethal… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USNS Spearhead Starts Cameroonian Phase of APS

The USNS Spearhead and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil service mariners and U.S., Spanish and British Marines began the Cameroonian phase of Africa Partnership Station (APS) March… [[ This is a...

Indian CNS Reviews TROPEX

The Indian Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral RK Dhowan PVSM AVSM YSM ADC, presided over the debrief of the recently concluded annual Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) at Kochi on… [[ This...

USS Essex Recognized for Its Efforts

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) was awarded the San Diego Military Advisory Council Achievement (SDMAC) Award and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Afloat Environmental Award… [[ This is a content...

TR Begins Journey Around the World

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed its homeport in Norfolk for an around-the-world deployment, March 11. TR and its Sailors will conduct operations in the U.S…. [[ This is a...

UK Invests More in Submarine Successor Programme

The UK’s submarine industry will benefit from £285 million of investment to continue design work for the Royal Navy’s next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines. The release of funding for the… [[ This is...

US anti-submarine surveillance project picks up speed

Key Points US Navy proceeds with the development of a surveillance system intended to locate submarines in shallow waters The autonomous system is designed to provide prompt and accurate detection, tracking, classification, and reporting...

US Navy’s first NIFC-CA CSG sails on deployment

Key Points The Theodore Roosevelt CSG has deployed to support US Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Fleet operations The CSG will be testing the navy’s NIFC-CA concept for the first time on deployment A US...

China starts work on Mischief Reef land reclamation

China has begun to create land on Mischief Reef in Beijing’s latest move to firm up its South China Sea claims. Satellite imagery dated 30 January 2015 provided by Airbus Defence and Space shows...

Singapore retires two submarines, launches training centre

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has retired two Challenger (ex-Sjöormen)-class submarines, the country’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) announced on 11 March. The vessels, RSS Centurion and RSS Challenger , were originally in service...

Update: USN, USMC project future munitions shortages

The US Navy (USN) and US Marine Corps (USMC) may face future munitions shortfalls in the next five years, service leaders told Congress on 10 March. Admiral Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, said...

South Korea and Colombia agree to enhance defence ties

The defence ministers of South Korea and Colombia have signed an agreement to strengthen ties in areas such as military industrial activity and cyber security, it was announced on 11 March. The agreement –...

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