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Valiant Shield 2014 Concludes

The fifth iteration of Valiant Shield came to a close here Sept. 23 after nine days of joint air, land and sea interoperability training between the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army. …...

Lockheed Martin Bags US Navy’s Electronic Warfare Deal

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this… [[ This is a content summary only....

Two NATO Ships Dock in Varna, Bulgaria

Last weekend from 19 till 22 September 2014, the two ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) Task Unit TWO (TU.02) stayed in Varna for a scheduled port visit during their… [[...

USS Cowpens Executive Officer Replaced

The executive officer of USS Cowpens (CG 63), Cmdr. Armando Ramirez, was relieved of his duties Sept. 18 by Commanding Officer, Capt. Scott Sciretta, due to an alcohol-related incident. Cmdr…. [[ This is a...

LM Receives Additional EW Contract To Protect The Navy?s Fleet

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet’s electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for...

UK Naval Reservists Practice aboard HMS Ocean

Royal Naval Reservists have been playing their part in exercises on board the Royal Navy’s Landing Platform Helicopter ship, HMS Ocean, with a high tempo, fast moving scenario. The… [[ This is a content...

China’s PLAN Commander Tours SWOS

Surface Warfare Officers School (SWOS) hosted the commander of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy Sept. 18. Adm. Wu Shengli was accompanied by seven officers from the PLA Navy… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Mitscher to Join US 5th Fleet AOR

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) departed Naval Station Norfolk for deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). Led by Cmdr. Frank… [[ This is a content summary...

Malaysia selects UK torpedo launch system for Gowind corvettes

The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN’s) Second Generation Patrol Vessel – Littoral Combat Ships (SGPV-LCSs) will be equipped with torpedo launchers from UK-based marine and naval systems developer J+S Ltd, the company confirmed to IHS...

US, S Korean sources suggest North has SLBM ambitions

US and South Korean sources have claimed that North Korea is building a tube capable of firing a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), a move that could potentially give Pyongyang a second strike nuclear capability....

Navy Award’s Lockheed Martin SEWIP Contract

The Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin [LMT] a $147.5-million contract for the low-rate production and fielding of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) to help sailors know if an enemy ship is tracking them,...

George Washington CSG Conducts Valiant Shield Torpedo Exercise

Ships assigned to the George Washington Carrier Strike Group conducted a complex, live-fire anti-submarine torpedo training evolution as part of exercise Valiant Shield, Sept. 17-18. Arleigh… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USCG Investigates Reported Fuel Spill

The Coast Guard and California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel are investigating a reported fuel spill that occurred near Pier 45 at Fishman’s Wharf in the San Francisco Bay on Saturday…. [[ This...

Norwegian Warship Pays Visit to Halifax

Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic issued the following statement on Friday 19th September, regarding a port visit of the Norwegian Navy vessel His Norwegian Majesty’s… [[ This is a content...

HMCS Regina Returns Home

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina arrived home at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C., September 17, after an eight-month deployment in support of Operations Artemis and Reassurance. … [[ This is a content summary...

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