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Congress Places Potential Freeze on LCS Construction

Congress has frozen the construction of several new Littoral Combat Ships until the Navy provides the House and Senate defense committees with specific analytical reports on the program, according to a newly released Congressional...

NGC Delivers 1st Operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. A photo...

Image of the Day: American Flag Retirement Ceremony

Lt. Earl Wilson, from the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) places an unserviceable American flag into the fire during an American flag retirement ceremony at American Legion… [[ This is...

Russian Navy Pacific Fleet Back in Vladivostok

After a month-long deployment to the south-eastern Pacific, the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet group returned to the port city of Vladivostok. The group, consisting of the large anti-submarine vessel… [[ This is a content...

USS Cole Helps Keep German Navy’s Vessel Running

German Navy’s Brandenburg-class frigate FGS Schleswig-Holstein (F 216) experienced an engineering casualty recently in one of its diesel engines and requested assistance from the US… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Future USNS Brunswick Keel Authenticated

The keel of the future USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6) was authenticated at the Austal U.S.A. shipyard in Mobile, Dec. 2. Longtime civil servant and ship sponsor, Alma B. Booterbaugh served as the keel authenticator,...

Canada Awards CCGS Dumit VLE Deal

The Government of Canada has awarded a $5.9 million contract to Northern Transportation Company Limited for Vessel Life Extension (VLE) and refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Dumit. Based… [[ This is...

Denel starts new maritime division

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – 15:05 AAF Online Denel group CEO Riaz Saloojee has said that through the establishment of the new Denel Integrated Systems and Maritime (DISM) division, State-owned Denel was adding to...

HMS St Albans Continues Voyage. Leaves London

Following a successful visit to London, HMS St Albans has set sail to continue with her national tasking. The Type 23 frigate arrived in London last Wednesday where she hosted a number of events...

UK Navy’s New Strike Fighter Flies Fully Bombed-Up

This is UK Navy’s next-generation strike fighter fully bombed-up in flight for the first time. High above Maryland, just 50 miles outside the US capital, two of Britain’s F35 Lightning IIs carried… [[ This...

CNO, MCPON Tour USS Carl Vinson

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens recently visited aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). During the visit… [[ This is...

NAVFAC Awards Refurbishment Deal

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $7.72 million firm-fixed-price task order Nov. 21 for the refurbishment of Taurman Avenue electrical substation at Naval Station (NS)… [[ This is a content summary only....

Japanese Vessels Attend Galle Dialogue in Sri Lanka

Accepting the invitation extended by the Sri Lanka Navy, two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, Harusame DD-102 and Amagiri DD-154 arrived in the island on December 1, 2014 to attend… [[ This...

Imergy’s Flow Batteries Selected for US Navy

Imergy Power Systems, a company dealing with advanced energy storage systems, announced that Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy’s ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USCG Assists Disabled Fishing Vessel Madison Kate

A US Coast Guard Station Brant Point, Massachusetts, crew transferred the tow of the 90-foot fishing vessel Madison Kate to a contracted salvage company at about noon, Tuesday, in the Great Round… [[ This...

Austal, US Navy Celebrate Keel-Laying of USNS Brunswick

Austal and the U.S. Navy celebrated the keel-laying of the future USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6), the second keel-laying ceremony for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program since the beginning of the… [[ This...

EUNAVFOR German Frigate FGS Luebeck Visits Madagascar

The Republic of Madagascar welcomed the EU Naval Force German frigate, FGS Luebeck, and her crew in to the port of Antsiranana on Monday, 24 November. As a German warship has not visited Madagascar…...

USCG to Commission Its Newest Cutter Hamilton

The US Coast Guard will commission its newest national security cutter, Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) during an 11 a.m. ceremony Saturday at the Port of Charleston-Union Pier Terminal in… [[ This is...

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