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Canadian, American Naval Vessels Sail for TRIDENT FURY

Seven Canadian and American naval vessels sailed from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt yesterday to participate in Exercise TRIDENT FURY, a biennial multinational exercise that takes place off the… [[ This is a content summary...

Australian Navy’s Helicopter Crew Supports NATO Op

Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter crew embarked in HMAS Success operated in support of Operation OCEAN SHIELD, a NATO counter-piracy operation around the Horn of Africa, in early April. The… [[ This is a content...

Colombian Navy Stops 41 Migrants in Gulf of Uraba

The Colombian Navy recently interrupted a human smuggling attempt in the Gulf of Uraba. 41 migrants of different nationalities were being transported aboard three vessels operated by six Colombian… [[ This is a content...

USNS Richard E. Byrd Overhaul Contract Awarded

Vigor Industrial LLC received an $11,9 million contract for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4). The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the… [[ This...

USCG’s New Cutter James Completes Acceptance Trials

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ fifth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC), James (WMSL 754), has successfully completed her acceptance trials. The Ingalls-built NSC spent two full… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

HMS Bulwark Ready to Work in the Mediterranean

Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark and three Merlin helicopters are now ready to operate in the Mediterranean, working closely with the Italian Navy, and coordinated via Rome. The 19,000 tonne amphibious… [[ This is a...

USS Mount Whitney Leaves Dry Dock Staging Area

The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed the Viktor Lenac dry dock staging area in Rijeka, Croatia, April 30 for the first time since staging began Jan....

VFA 151 CO Relieved Due to Misconduct

The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 151 was relieved for cause due to misconduct May 2. Cmdr. Kurt Bohlken was relieved by Rear Adm. Ron Boxall, commander, Carrier Strike Group 3,… [[...

Welcome Home USS Mitscher

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk May 4 completing a seven-month independent deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of… [[ This is a content...

USS Enterprise Moves to Original Birthplace at HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries has moved the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) on Saturday from Pier 2 at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division to her original birthplace, Dry Dock… [[ This is a...

New Tensions in the World’s Most Pirated Waters

After the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines plane on 8 March 2014 started an investigation assisted by eight countries – Malaysia, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United...

India Set to Scout for 100 Naval Helicopters

The armed forces’ quest for new helicopters has seen controversies, scams and scrapping of tenders, much like the lingering Bofors ghost not allowing the induction of any new artillery howitzer in the Army for...

Austal delivers sixth ACBPS Cape-class patrol vessel

Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited announced on 3 May that it has delivered the sixth of eight Cape-class offshore patrol boats on order for the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS). The vessel, ACV...

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