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USS New Orleans Passes Aviation Certification

Helicopters roared to life on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) as crew members went to work qualifying and passing the Afloat Training Group (ATG)… [[...

Noble Dina 2015 Exercise Commences

Naval and air forces from the U.S., Greece, and Israel commenced the annual maritime exercise Noble Dina 2015, April 29. Noble Dina 2015 is a trilateral naval exercise designed to increase… [[ This is...

HMS Ocean Expected in Sunderland

The Royal Navy’s largest warship HMS Ocean will sail into Sunderland at approximately 3pm on Friday, May 1 for a five day visit. She will be berthed at the Port of Sunderland’s Corporation Quay....

Norway rethinks defence in wake of Ukraine crisis

Norway must urgently reform its military in the wake of the Ukraine crisis, an advisory report commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence (MoD) published on 28 April has urged. Improvement priorities are cited...

Navantia launches Australia’s last LHD landing craft

Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia has launched the final LCM-1E amphibious fast landing craft ordered by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to equip its two new Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels. The landing craft...

U.S. Must Lead on Unmanned Systems, Mabus Says

The U.S. military must continue to aggressively develop unmanned systems or risk losing its advantage to other countries that are pursuing the technology, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus warned April 30. “If we don’t keep...

Arleigh Burke Class Equipment Deal Awarded

Timken Gears & Services Inc. is being awarded a $62,5 million modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option to procure two Main Reduction Gear (MRG) shipsets for Arleigh Burke… [[ This is...

Hong Kong Welcomes USS Mustin

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit, April 30. During the stay, Mustin Sailors will be involved in several community service… [[ This is...

USS Blue Ridge Docks in Singapore

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked staff arrived in Singapore, April 30, to emphasize the U.S. Navy’s commitment to building and strengthening relationship’s in the… [[ This is a...

Colombian Navy Seizes 420 Kg of Cocaine

In a joint operation conducted by the Colombian Navy and Air Forces, an amount of 420 kg of cocaine was seized. The operation was conducted south of San Andres. The officials intercepted a fishing…...

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