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Royal Saudi Naval Forces Tour MARMC

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) welcomed the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RNSF) to in Norfolk, Virginia, April 7-9. The purpose of the visit was to demonstrate how one of the… [[ This is a...

Indian Navy Nets Narcotics Haul

In a closely coordinated operation undertaken by the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, a boat carrying a large quantity of narcotics was apprehended in international waters, off the coast of… [[ This is...

USS Kentucky Gets New Commander

US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Cmdr. Jeffery S…. [[ This is a...

Exercise Saharan Express 2015 Begins

Maritime forces from West and North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Saharan Express 2015, April 20, 2015. Saharan Express 2015, sponsored and facilitated by U.S. Africa… [[ This is a...

Spanish Navy’s Patrol Boat Responds to Distress Call

The Spanish Navy’s patrol boat Serviola (P-71) was called in for an emergency aboard Moisés Daniel fishing trawler. One of the vessel’s crew members needed immediate medical attention…. [[ This is a content summary...

HMNZS Wellington Arrives to Homeport for Anzac Day

Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Wellington sailed into Wellington, her homeport, today. The vessel was joined by New Caledonia-based FNS Vendemiaire for a formation entry. HMNZS Wellington… [[ This is a content summary only....

Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER: The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River air space. The radar, known as the Multi-Function...

Indian Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Launched

India Navy’s new stealth destroyer, Visakhapatnam, designed indigenously and fitted with advanced features, was launched here on Monday, boosting the maritime force’s firepower capability. The Kolkata-class warship, the first of P15-B stealth destroyers, was...

US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the...

Bolivia provides details of upcoming defence acquisitions

Bolivian defence minister Reymi Ferreira announced in a 20 April press conference that Bolivia soon expects to sign a contract with France for the procurement of new airspace control radars. According to Ferreira, the...

Australian defence minister calls for alliance with industry

Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has outlined a requirement for a new alliance between the government, the Department of Defence (DoD) and its associated agencies, and the country’s naval shipbuilding industry. In a statement...

Colombia finalising strategy for new frigate acquisition

Colombia will soon finalise acquisition plans for its Colombian Frigate Programme (PES), which will mark a major new undertaking for the state-run COTECMAR (Science and Technology Corporation for the Development of Naval, Maritime, and...

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