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Pakistan requests GRC43M cutters from US

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of global response cutters (GRC43M), support and associated equipment to Pakistan. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

China slams sale of six MCMVs to Taiwan

Key Points China has protested at the inclusion of foreign components and systems in six MCMVs to be built for RoCN The MCMVs will likely form a key component of Taiwan’s defence against China’s...

China completes sea trials for Nigerian OPV

China has completed sea trials of a 95 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on order for the Nigerian Navy (NN), a Chinese state-run media outlet reported on 29 October. The vessel, with pennant number...

Is Islamic State Group Getting Into the Piracy Business?

An expert is downplaying concerns raised last week by the United Arab Emirates that Islamic State militants could unite with al-Shabab terrorists and expand to the seas, since no evidence has been established of...

Top News of the Week Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine… [[ This is a content summary...

TGEX Comes to an End

Canadian, Japanese and U.S. ships completed a two-week long Task Group Exercise (TGEX) Oct. 31 off the coast of Southern California. The exercise, led by U.S. 3rd Fleet gave Carrier Strike Group… [[ This...

Top News of the Week of Oct 27 – Nov 2, 2014

Rolls-Royce Exhibits Naval Defence Propulsion and System Solutions at Euronaval Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine… [[ This is a content summary...

F-35 Ahoy! Navy Version Of JSF Faces Nimitz’s Tests

WASHINGTON: The next two weeks will be enormously important for the Navy’s carrier-based version of the Joint Strike Fighter as two F-35Cs undergo extensive testing operating from the USS Nimitz. The Navy has been...

Insitu Launches New ScanEagle 2 UAS

The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has become one of the most widely used and recognized light reconnaissance vehicles around the world, and after 10 years in operation is used by at least 17...

Spanish Navy’s ‘Navarra’ Trains with Tanzanian Navy

The Spanish Navy frigate ‘Navarra’ integrated into the counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’ in the Indian Ocean has organized a training session with Tanzanian Navy servicemen during a port visit to… [[ This is a content...

Spouse Accidentally Wins ‘Slutty Sailor’ Costume Contest

NORFOLK, Va. — A Virginia-based sailor is furious after his wife accidentally won the ship-wide “slutty sailor” costume contest this Halloween, although they were unaware there was a competition taking place, sources confirmed. The...

UK Navy Divers Challenge Each Other in Iceland

Devising highly complex explosive devices and then challenging each other to disarm them was the name of the game for Royal Navy divers during a NATO exercise in Iceland. Ten men from Fleet Diving…...

US 6th Fleet’s Gallery of Captured Moments

The US Naval Forces Europe-Africa/US 6th Fleet released a gallery highlighting daily operations in their most recent Status of the Fleet. Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conducted… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: Divers Exploring during IMCMEX

Clearance divers from Fleet Diving Unit 3, assigned to Task Group 523.3, and divers from the Royal Naval Force of Jordan, conduct a search dive while participating in International Mine… [[ This is a...

MBDA Naval Cruise Missile Conducts Final Qualification Flight

The Délégation Générale de l’Armement (DGA) conducted a successful final qualification flight of the MBDA naval cruise missile, with a launch from a ground-based site at the Biscarosse test center, the procurement office said...

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