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HMS Torbay Submariners to March Through Torquay

On Wednesday 20 May more than 100 sailors of the Plymouth-based submarine HMS Torbay will be hosted by Torquay Council taking part in a ceremony underlining the close relationship between the Royal… [[ This...

Australia, US Get Ready for TALISMAN SABRE 2015

Australia and the United States are preparing for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015, the largest combined military exercise undertaken by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The exercise, scheduled to… [[ This is a content summary...

MDSU 2 Prepares to Salvage 150 Year-Old Vessel

Since returning from deployment, US Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 have been nothing but busy, with their schedules packed with training evolutions in preparation of… [[ This is a content...

AMDR Program Ends System Critical Design Review

The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program, AN/SPY-6(V), successfully completed its System Critical Design Review (CDR) April 29 the US Navy reported May 15. The review assessed the complete… [[ This is a...

US Navy: New RAM Reaches Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 15. RAM is… [[ This is...

USS Mitscher to Undergo Modernization at NASSCO

General Dynamics NASSCO is being awarded a $36,4 million firm-fixed-price with award fee contract for execution of USS Mitscher (DDG 57) extended selected restricted availability with docking… [[ This is a content summary only....

BAE Systems Wins Further USS Lake Champlain Works

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair received a $36,9 million modification to previously awarded contract for USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) fiscal 2015 selected restricted availability with emergent… [[ This is a content summary...

USCG Cutter Bertholf Returns to Homeport

The crew of an Alameda-based US Coast Guard cutter returned to its homeport Friday after the cutter and its crew seized more than $188 million worth of illegal narcotics during four and a half...

French Navy’s OPV Visits Cape Town, South Africa

French Navy’s offshore patrol vessel L’Adroit (P725) moored in Cape Town, South Africa, for a port call on Monday, 11 May. OPV L’Adroit came alongside after being at sea for three months, and… [[...

Australian Navy Engages with Malta

At the entrance to the Grand Harbour of Valletta, Malta, the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac was joined by STS Young Endeavour for a formation entry, kicking off a few days of engagement…...

SAES to Participate in Spanish Pavilion Exhibition

SA Electrónica Submarina (SAES), specialist in underwater electronics, is participating in the Spanish Pavilion (INKA Pavilion 174-176), which brings together other Spanish companies belonging to TEDAE, the Spanish Association of Defence, Aeronautics… …read more...

LÉ Eithne Deploys on Mediterranean Sea Mission

Irish Navy’s vessel LÉ Eithne deployed to the Mediterranean Sea on migrant humanitarian and search and rescue operations. Minister of Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D accompanied by Rear Admiral… [[ This is a content...

US, Greece and Israel Wrap Up Exercise Noble Dina

The U.S. Navy, along with its allies from the Hellenic and Israeli navies, concluded Exercise Noble Dina in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, May 14, 2015. Noble Dina is an annual trilateral naval… [[ This...

Maritime Forces Launch Exercise Phoenix Express

Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States kicked off Exercise Phoenix Express 2015 with opening ceremonies in Tunisia. The at sea portion of the exercise begins today, Monday,… [[ This is...

DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2015 Concludes

Ships, submarines, and maritime patrol aircraft successfully completed the annual NATO anti-submarine warfare (ASW) Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE on May 14. 10 Allied nations participated in this… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

EU Force Commander Tours ESPS Infanta Cristina

On Tuesday 12 May 2015, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, hosted the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gomez (Spanish Navy), during one of their counter-piracy patrols off the… [[ This is...

HM Ships Dauntless and Kent Arrive in Portsmouth

Royal Navy’s ships Dauntless and Kent returned from their missions on Friday when they both sailed into Portsmouth within minutes of each other. Dauntless left home at the turn of the year and… [[...

Commander US 3rd Fleet Takes Part in Ardent Sentry 15

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet participated in training exercise Ardent Sentry 15 (AS15), May 11-15. A Joint Exercise Program (JEP) led by North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) and U.S. Northern… [[ This is a content...

Navy’s AMDR Completes System Critical Design Review

The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) program, AN/SPY-6(V), successfully completed its System Critical Design Review (CDR) April 29 the Navy reported May 15. The review assessed the complete radar system design baseline including...

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