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SNMG2 Vessels Receive Fuel from German Oil Tanker

Two Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) vessels recently met with the German oil tanker FGS Spessart (A 1442) for a replenishment-at-sea operation. While on patrol in the Mediterranean Sea, the… [[ This is...

FGS Lubeck Escorts WFP Vessel to Kismayo, Somalia

EU Naval Force German frigate, FGS Lubeck, has safely escorted a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel from Mombasa to the port of Kismayo in southern Somalia. The escort of WFP vessels along the Somali…...

Canadian Armed Forces Join Operation CARIBBE

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is patroling in the Eastern Pacific as part of Operation CARIBBE 2015, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against transnational criminal… [[ This is a content summary only....

Production of Philippine Navy’s First SSV Starts

PT PAL Indonesia Shipyard commenced the production of the first of two strategic sealift vessels (SSVs) for the Philippine Navy. The steel-cutting ceremony was held in Surabaya, Indonesia, on January… [[ This is a...

Countdown for OTO Gunship Concept

OTO Melara’s gunship concept, a development for a roll-on/roll-off palletised gunship system for use in modern transport aircraft, awaits results from next phase of live airborne trials. The Italian manufacturer provided additional details on...

Image of the Day: MH-60S Sea Hawk Prepares for Take Off

Airman Ryan Carpenter prepares an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 for take off on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS… [[ This...

USS Simpson Docks in Port Louis, Mauritius

The guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius for a scheduled port visit Jan. 28, 2015. This port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th… [[ This is...

HMS Trenchant Reaches Maintenance Milestone

Babcock has marked a major milestone in the substantial Revalidation and Assisted Maintenance Period (RAMP) on Trafalgar class submarine HMS Trenchant – the largest RAMP undertaken to date in… [[ This is a content...

USS Makin Island Inducts New Shellbacks

Sailors, Marines and DoD civilians aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) participated in a “crossing the line” ceremony aboard the ship Jan. 23. The ceremony is a… [[ This is...

Navantia increases presence in Latin America

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia announced that it begun the process of establishing a wholly owned subsidiary in Brazil on 23 January. The new company, Navantia Brasil projetos Navais LTDA, will be owned 90% by Navantia...

Second batch of U212As to enter German Navy service in 2015

Key Points Germany’s second batch of U212A submarines will enter service in 2015 The two boats, U35 and U36, have improved communications and special forces capabilities Germany’s fifth U212A submarine, U35, will enter service...

Portugal approves military programming law

Portugal approved its military programming law for the next 12 years on 22 January, although the plan to complete this in 2026 will be reviewed every four years. The Portuguese Ministry of National Defence...

Norwegian submarine poised for IDAS test

Key Points An Ula-class submarine will conduct Norway’s first IDAS test launch in 2015 A German Navy requirement could pitch IDAS against France’s A3SM system The Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) is preparing to conduct...

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