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USS Gary Retires After 31 Years of Service

Past and current crew, plank owners, former and current commanding officers, namesake relatives and friends and family gathered at Naval Base San Diego July 23 to bid farewell to USS Gary (FFG 51),… [[...

Bilateral Exercise Noble Melinda 2015 Ends

Maritime forces from the U.S. and Israeli navies concluded the annual bilateral exercise Noble Melinda 2015 in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Haifa, Israel July 23, 2015. Noble Melinda was… [[ This...

Canada Gets Ready for Its New Supply Ships

For 40 days, Chilean replenishment ship AO-52 Almirante Montt will be conducting at-sea training with Canadian Pacific Fleet sailors to prepare for the arrival of Canada’s new Queenston-class supply… [[ This is a content...

EUCAP Nestor Trains Somali Coast Guard

This week EUCAP Nestor again took up the training of 29 members of the Somali Coast Guard in Jazeera Training Camp in Mogadishu. The training is a joint venture between the maritime security mission…...

GD Wins Further Submarine Modernization Deal

General Dynamics received a $20 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue modernizing the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build… [[ This is a content summary only....

SNMG2 Departs for Op Active Endeavour

Having concluded a successful port visit, Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) got underway on July 22 from Palma de Mallorca to support NATO’s Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR. The Group’s flagship… [[ This is a...

EUNAVFOR Assists Italian Merchant Vessel

Whilst conducting counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force flagship, ESPS Galicia, responded to a mayday call from an Italian merchant vessel, MV Altina. The merchant vessel had… [[ This is...

USNS Spearhead Wraps Up Fleet Experimentation Period Two

USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), completed Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) period two from July 15 – 22. Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS North Dakota Gets New Commander

Cmdr. Michael Hollenbach relieved Capt. Douglas Gordon as commanding officer of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS North Dakota (SSN 784) during a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine… [[ This is a content...

Reliance Group to establish aerostat JV with Augur

India’s Reliance Group has signed an agreement with Singapore-based Augur Overseas Operation – an affiliate of Russian aerostat manufacturer Augur Aeronautical Centre (AAC) – to establish a joint venture (JV) in India. Reliance said...

Japan agrees to Aegis tech transfer, re-export

The government of Japan agreed on 23 July to transfer to the United States software and components that will be installed on international versions of the Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis combat system. The Ministry of...

Israel, Greece sign SOFA

In a move that reflects the growing scope of joint military training and bilateral defence co-operation between Israel and Greece, the two Mediterranean countries signed a status of forces accord (SOFA) on 19 July....

Chinese shipyard makes progress on second Algerian corvette

Images on the Chinese internet suggest that China’s Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard has begun outfitting the second of three C28A corvettes destined for the Algerian Navy with main weapon systems. IHS Jane’s reported in February that...

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