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USS Pennsylvania Recognized for Outstanding Work

The Blue and Gold crews of USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) were named as the recipients of the 2014 Trident Submarine Outstanding Performance Award Feb. 13 in a letter signed by Commander, Submarine… [[ This...

US Navy Vessels Ends IDCERTEX

Five U.S. Navy ships concluded a two-week independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) off the coast of Southern California and Hawaii Feb. 20. The exercise provided a multi-ship… [[ This is a content summary only....

India delays induction of first Scorpene submarine

The Indian Navy has delayed the induction of the first of six Scorpene-class submarines, according to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Russian Navy ships granted access to Cypriot ports

Russia has signed an agreement to dock its naval vessels at Cypriot ports, amid escalating tensions with the West over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

IDEX 2015: China reveals ‘new’ LPD concept

The China Shipbuilding and Trading Company (CSTC) used the IDEX show in Abu Dhabi to reveal a model of a new landing platform dock (LPD) that it could build for export. A CSTC official...

IRGC attacks replica carrier in latest exercise

Key Points The mock aircraft carrier that Iran was seen constructing in 2014 has been used as a target in an IRGC exercise The exercise appears to have been an expensive propaganda effort that...

Aegis ships tested against a three-missile salvo

At approximately 0230 h local time (0730 h GMT) on 24 September, a salvo of three short-range ballistic missile targets was launched near-simultaneously from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, in an exercise intended to...

US Coast Guard still wrangling with ice breaker shortage

Key Points US ice breaker capability requirements still stand at three medium and three heavy ice breakers The USCG is considering options including Polar Sea reactivation and a new acquisition As human activity in...

DCNS releases year-end results

French contractor DCNS released its 2014 year-end results on 24 February, reporting that earnings had declined 7% and that the firm had lost EUR336 million (USD382 million). DCNS had earnings of EUR3.1 billion for...

Navy Looking To Add Missile Payloads To Virginia Subs Sooner

The Navy is examining the possibility of moving up plans to increase the capacity of the Virginia-class (SSN-774) attack submarines for carrying land attack cruise missiles, the service acquisition chief said Wednesday. Sean Stackley,...

Somali Coast Guard Cadets Tour ESPS Rayo

During their port visit to Djibouti on Monday 23 February 2015, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, hosted 35 Somali Coast Guard (SCG) cadets. The visit was organized in support of the European… [[...

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