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IN outlines key technologies to ‘Make in India’

The Indian Navy (IN) has identified around 100 ‘critical technologies’ that it wants the public and private sectors to indigenously develop under the new government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative to domestically source its materiel...

Bangladesh receives second USCG high endurance cutter

Key Points Bangladesh Navy receives second cutter from US Coast Guard Ship will depart Alameda, California in September 2015 following maintenance, equipment installation, and crew training The Bangladesh Navy (BN) received in early May...

Indonesian Navy’s first French-built OSV arrives home

The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) new 60 m offshore support vessel (OSV) arrived in Indonesian territorial waters on 6 May, the service has announced. The vessel, KRI Rigel...

US Navy christens its sixth JHSV as USNS Brunswick

The US Navy has christened its future joint high-speed vessel (JHSV) as USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6), the sixth of ten such vessels that Austal is building for the navy. …read more Read more here::...

North Korea reportedly tests new ballistic missile

North Korea has reportedly carried out a successful underwater test of a newly developed ballistic missile, increasing the country’s defence capabilities. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Indra to deliver satcom terminals for German Navy

Spanish electronics firm Indra has secured an order to deliver five satellite communications (satcom) terminals for the German Navy’s Braunschweig-class (K-130) corvettes. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

US Navy’s Sixth JHSV Christened

US Navy christened its sixth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) on May 9 at Austal’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala. USNS Brunswick, a 338-foot shallow draft aluminum catamaran, is a… [[ This is...

Most Read News, May 4 – 10, 2015

Dynamic Mongoose 2015 Begins NATO’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2015 (DMON 15) began today, Monday, 4 May 2015, off the coast of Norway, with ships, submarines, aircraft and… [[ This is a content...

Brazilian Navy to Upgrade Super Lynx helicopters

The Brazilian Navy (MB) has initiated a program to modernize its Super Lynx helicopters. The program is valued at $ 160 million and includes CTS800-4N LHTEC engines, installation of three multifunction displays, new tactical...

Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production

The Navy is ramping up production of its Standard Missile-6 as part of a broader effort to acquire up to 1,800 of the surface-to-air launched supersonic missiles, Raytheon officials said. Launched from ship-based vertical...

UK Naval Forces Celebrate VE Day

Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines around the world have taken part in national celebrations of the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Both personnel on ships deployed on operations across the world and… [[...

Malaga, Spain Welcomes USS McFaul

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrived in Malaga, Spain, on May 5, 2015. The port visit serves to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Spain through a number of… [[...

Ireland to Assist in Med Migrant Crisis

The Irish Navy vessel LE Eithne has completed its preparation for the deployment in the Mediterranean Sea humanitarian mission. Once the legal clarifications were made, the vessel started its… [[ This is a content...

HMS Iron Duke Expected in Jersey Today

Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke will arrive in Jersey on Friday, May 8 for a five-day visit to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces...

VDR: German Navy Should Widen Search Area

In the lead-up to the German federal government’s refugee summit on 8 May 2015, Ralf Nagel, Chief Executive Officer of the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR), argued that German Navy vessels… [[ This is a...

HMS Bulwark Helps Save More Than 100 Migrants

More than 100 migrants were today saved from their sinking boat in the middle of the Mediterranean in a joint rescue commanded by the Royal Navy. With Britain’s Flagship HMS Bulwark in the lead,...

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