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HMS Defender, HMS Middleton to Visit London

Royal Navy Type 45 Air Defence Destroyer HMS Defender will sail into London on Wednesday, 22 April for a six day visit. She will be joined by minehunter HMS Middleton on Friday, 24 April....

Image of the Day: Under the Rainbow

The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) pulls alongside the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE 13) before a replenishment-at-sea…. [[ This is a content summary...

Indian Navy Vessels Return from Op Rahat

Indian Navy vessel INS Tarkash, which participated in the Operation Rahat, returned to Mumbai harbour on April 18, while INS Mumbai had entered on 16 April 15. Earlier this year, a raging civil war…...

Second German Type F125 Frigate Named

Type F125 Building Programme Maintains High Tempo The frigate “Nordrhein-Westfalen” (F 223) is scheduled to be handed over to the BAAINBw defence procurement agency in mid-2018. (All photos: Stefan Nitschke) On 16 April 2015,...

HMAS Warramunga Completes Missile Upgrade

Australian Navy’s HMAS Warramunga returned to the water on 8 April after over a year out of the water in upgrade. Warramunga is the fourth Anzac class frigate to undergo the Anti-Ship Missile… [[...

HMAS Anzac Sails to Crete, Greece

The Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac arrived in Souda Bay on the island of Crete in Greece on 18 April as part of its deployment on NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015. Anzac departed Sydney...

Australian, New Zealand Navy Vessels Head to Gallipoli

In the western reaches of the Indian Ocean two Anzac class frigates, Australia’s HMAS Anzac and New Zealand’s HMNZS Te Kaha, met up with the Australian Navy’s battle tanker, HMAS Success, marking the… [[...

Navy Officials Seize Record Amount of Cocaine

Officials from the U.S. and Canada welcomed back a U.S. Coast Guard cutter with more than 28,000 pounds of cocaine on Thursday as allied forces set record drug seizure rates in the Eastern Pacific…...

HMAS Canberra Practices Evacuation Procedure

A small group of sailors from Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Adelaide had the chance to try out their acting skills this month when sister ship, HMAS Canberra conducted Non-Combatant Evacuation… [[ This is a...

USNS Spearhead Joins Saharan Express 2015

The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners arrived in Dakar, Senegal to begin their 10-day… [[ This is...

US Navy’s New LCS to Be Named USS St. Louis

US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently announced that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the…...

Malaysia reveals plans for Laksamana-class corvette upgrades

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has given further details of the proposed service life extension programme (SLEP) for its Laksamana (ASSAD)-class corvettes. The plans, which include a replacement of the ships’ surface-to-surface missile launchers...

India launches first-of-class Project 15B destroyer

Mazagon Dockyard Limited launched Vishakhapatnam , the first of four 7,300-tonne Project 15B guided missile destroyers being built for the Indian Navy (IN), in Mumbai on 20 April. IN officials said it would be...

Izumo-Class Helicopter Destroyer

Izumo-class, the largest surface combatant in Japan, was put into service with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) in March 2015. The Izumo Class destroyer ships replace the Hyuga-class destroyers, which were commissioned...

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