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Navy Readying Wish list That Could Include Super Hornets

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert is completing a list of unfunded priorities for Congress this week that could outline a need for buying additional F/A-18 Super Hornets separately from last month’s the...

McCain Warns Navy On LCS Upgrade

CAPITOL HILL: The war over the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship is far from over. This morning, Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain warned Navy leaders that their drive towards an upgraded LCS frigate...

Navy Projects Munitions Shortfall By 2020

Based on the Navy’s current planned purchase of weapons and future warfighting contingency planning, the service could experience a shortfall across a host of munitions supplies starting around 2020, Chief of Naval Operations Adm....

General Dynamics To Upgrade MUOS Waveform

General Dynamics [GD] Tuesday said it received an Army contract with a potential total value of $13 million to support upgrades to the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform used in the Army’s AN/PRC-155...

BlueLine Cables for Shipbuilding

More than 60 years of experience in temperature measurement and control technique as well as in cable production have made a one man business a company with nearly 500 staff members. …read more Read...

Navy Lays Keel for PCU Colorado

The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Colorado (SSN 788) at General Dynamics Electric Boat, March 7. The initials of the submarine’s sponsor, Annie Mabus, were...

HMS Argyll Docks in Glasgow

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll returned to Glasgow on Friday, March 6, for the first time in five years. The Clyde-built warship was alongside the city’s King George V Dock for a...

NAVSUP GLS Tours USS Frank Cable

Commander, Naval Supply Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS), Rear Adm. James McNeal, toured the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) while the ship was in port in Sasebo, Japan, March 10. This… [[...

NATO Mine Countermeasures Groups Meet in Amsterdam

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Groups ONE and TWO (SNMCMG1 and SNMCMG2) arrived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Friday, March 6, in advance of historic ordnance disposal (HOD) operation… [[ This is a content summary...

SNMG2, Turkish Navy End Black Sea Exercises

NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) recently completed exercises in the Black Sea with ships from the Turkish Navy. SNMG2 is in the Black Sea to assure allies in the…...

USCG Assists Disabled Vessel

A US Coast Guard Station Valdez 45-foot Response Boat – Medium crew assisted three recreational mariners aboard the disabled 24-foot Bayliner Herrisea in Blackstone Bay near Whittier, Alaska,… [[ This is a content summary...

USS John S. McCain, USNS Pecos Engage in RAS

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) conducted a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) yesterday. While the vessel was in the waters to the west of the Korean… [[ This is a...

HMAS Success, USS Iwo Jima Meet in the Gulf of Aden

As part of its deployment on Operation MANITOU, HMAS Success spent some time in the company of the USS Iwo Jima while transiting through the Gulf of Aden. Success conducted a Replenishment at Sea…...

Image of the Day: Marine Casts Out of Helicopter

A Spanish marine casts out of a U.S. Navy SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Dragon Whales of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28. The training was conducted during helicopter rope… [[ This...

Sonardyne’s Equipment Used during IMCMEX

Diver detection sonar technology developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played an important part in a major international exercise organised to train naval forces in mine countermeasures,… [[ This is a content summary...

Ka-52K naval attack helicopter makes its fisrt flight

Russian Ka-52K ‘Hokum B’ naval attack helicopters for the Russian Navy’s Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels makes its fisrt flight. Russian Naval Aviation will need no fewer than 40 Ka-52Ks, the first of...

Keel Laid for US Navy’s Future Sub Colorado

Continuing a time-honored shipbuilding tradition, on Saturday, March 7, Ship Sponsor Annie Mabus laid the keel of the submarine Colorado, marking the ceremonial start of construction for the 15th… [[ This is a content...

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