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China sends warships to evacuate nationals from Yemen

Chinese warships conducting counter-piracy patrols off the Horn of Africa have been diverted to evacuate Chinese nationals from Yemen, state media reported on 30 March. Type 054A/Jiangkai II frigate Weifang is reported to have...

India issues equipment RfI ahead of new MCMV tender

Key Points The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RfI) on MCM systems The RfI shows that India may be considering autonomous systems for MCM operations The Indian Navy (IN) has issued...

France, UK swim ahead with MMCM demonstrator programme

Key Points Contract signed on 27 March for MMCM demonstrator first phase Thales to lead industry team on joint France/UK unmanned offboard mine countermeasures demonstrator An industry team headed up by Thales has been...

Upgraded HMS Sutherland sails for sea trials

The UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland has set sail for sea trials, after the completion of upgrade and substantial maintenance programme at Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard. …read more Read more here::...

Most Read News, March 23 – 29, 2015

Japan Receives Biggest Warship Since WWII The biggest Japanese warship since the WWII was delivered to Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. USS Theodore Roosevelt on Its Way to Portsmouth More than… [[ This is...

USS Porter Leaves Norfolk

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Norfolk Naval Station for the last time, March 27, before being forward deployed to Rota, Spain. Porter’s crew of about 270 Sailors are… [[ This is...

NATO’s Groups Neutralize Two Mines off France

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasure Groups recently engaged in operations to clear the sea lanes of World War II mines. During the North Sea operation, titled FR HOD (Historical Ordnance Disposal), the… [[ This is...

USS Bonhomme Richard Medevacs a Marine

A Marine, assigned to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) was medically evacuated (medevac) from the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) by an MV-22 Osprey… [[ This is a content...

Royal Navy’s New Merlin Aircraft Begins Sea Trials

The new addition to the Royal Navy’s Merlin family of aircraft has been conducting sea trials onboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Lyme Bay, operating daily from the Fleet Air Arm’s West Cornwall… [[ This...

Image of the Day: RAS in the Persian Gulf

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 transports cargo from during a replenishment-at-sea. Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS… [[ This is a...

HMAS Canberra Starts Helicopter Trials

Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has commenced the first phase of helicopter trials at sea off the coast of both New South Wales and Queensland. The Navy’s Aircraft… [[ This is a...

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