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USCG, CBP Disrupt Drug Smuggling Attempt

U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection crews disrupted an apparent drug smuggling operation approximately 30 miles west of San Simeon earlier this week. A suspicious panga-type… [[ This is a content...

FS Surcouf Becomes Part of CTF-150

French Navy’s frigate FS Surcouf joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) to take part in maritime security operations throughout the Gulf of Aden, Somalia Basin and Indian Ocean. FS… [[ This is a...

SNMG2 Ships Sail to Riga, Latvia

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) ships arrived in Riga, Latvia, today for a port visit, having recently completed exercises in the Baltic Sea with the Lithuanian Navy. The Group is in the… [[...

USS Alabama Celebrates 30th Birthday

The Blue and Gold crews of USS Alabama (SSBN 731) celebrated the ship’s 30th anniversary with a small ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor on May 22. With this milestone, Alabama becomes the…...

US Navy’s New Sub to Be Named USS New Jersey

Secretary of the US Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony yesterday in Jersey City, New Jersey, to announce that SSN 796, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS New Jersey…. [[...

Australian Navy Gets New Destroyer NUSHIP Hobart

The first of Australian Navy’s new destroyers, NUSHIP Hobart, got to ‘feel the water’ as she was launched at the ASC shipyard in Adelaide on 23 May. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim… [[...

USS Normandy Sailors Prepare for Advancement

Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) completed a three-day petty officer leadership and advancement course, May 20, in preparation for their upcoming advancement. Each cycle… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Midway Hosts Veteran’s Remembrance Ceremony

Dozens paid tribute to honor the legacy and sacrifice of the more than 300,000 lives lost in World War II, during the Veteran’s Wreath Remembrance Ceremony held aboard the USS Midway. The… [[ This...

Indian, Singapore Navies Strengthen Ties

The Indian Navy’s Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, is on an operational deployment to South Indian Ocean and South… [[ This is...

USS Chafee Joins US 7th Fleet AOR

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), May 22, after departing from her homeport of Joint Base Pearl… [[ This is a content...

NNSY Completes USS Harry S. Truman Availability

The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) May 22 following the successful completion of its carrier incremental availability. Harry S. Truman marked the… [[ This is a...

Vietnamese Navy looks at ASW/MP helicopters

Vietnamese Navy has a requirement for ship based anti-submarine and maritime patrol helicopters, also armed for anti ship missions. Candidates include French AS565, UK/Italy AW159, Russian Ka-28. …read more Read more here:: Defence Blog...

Carl Vinson CSG Leaves US 7th Fleet

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 departed the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations (AOR) after supporting maritime security operations and theater security… [[ This is a content...

CMN Offers Stealth Corvette to Malaysia and Vietnam

French shipyard Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (CMN) has introduced a new 95 m missile corvette design to the Asia-Pacific market. A model of the corvette, known as the C Sword 90, was unveiled at...

Asia Navies Introduced to the «Tank Boat»

Indonesian shipyard PT Lundin and turret manufacturer CMI Defence are working on an innovative craft aimed at the riverine and amphibious assault market. Dubbed the X18 Tank Boat, the design essentially wraps a boat...

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