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USS Antietam, JMDSDF Aim to Improve Regional Security

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) hosted an Air Defense Syndicate along with U.S. Air Force and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) personnel, Feb. 19. Held… [[ This is a content summary...

Canada Boosts Marine Security

One of the most unique examples of Canadian inter-agency cooperation is now fully functional, with staff from a host of government departments working together to monitor maritime activity on each… [[ This is a...

Maritime Test Bed to Contribute to Naval Capability Gaps

Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how its leading-edge Maritime Test Bed can help the U.S. Navy accelerate the fielding of various sensor intelligence capabilities in the maritime and Joint… [[ This is a content summary...

French Navy’s Vessels Enter Persian Gulf

After patrolling the Gulf of Aden and the northern Indian Ocean, the French Navy’s Task Force 473 sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, February 15. The Task Group, built around… [[ This...

French Navy’s Vessels Enters Persian Gulf

After patrolling the Gulf of Aden and the northern Indian Ocean, the French Navy’s Task Force 473 sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday, February 15. The Task Group, built around… [[ This...

Romeo Helicopter Lands aboard HMAS Perth

The future warfighting capability of the Royal Australian Navy took further shape in Sydney Harbour recently as Romeo met the Anti-Ship Missile Defence Upgrade. The first of the Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk… [[ This is...

USS Cole, ROS Regina Maria Take Part in PASSEX

In another exercise aimed at improving maritime capabilities and reassuring NATO allies and regional partners of the United States’ commitment to the alliance and to maritime security and… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Jason Dunham Gets New Gas Turbine Engine

When the gas turbine engine that powers one of the generators aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) failed, a fly-away team from Mayport, Florida, was dispatched from the… [[ This is...

HMCS Toronto to Receive US Navy Unit Award

The U.S. Navy’s top admiral will present a U.S. Navy unit award to a Canadian warship Feb. 20. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is to present the U.S. Navy Meritorious… [[...

UK commits to Type 26 demonstration phase

BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships has been awarded a GBP859 million (USD1.32 billion) contract to move forward with the demonstration phase of the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme,...

Nigerian Navy commissions four vessels

In a landmark event in the Nigerian Navy’s recapitalisation programme, President Goodluck Jonathan commissioned four naval vessels in Lagos on 19 February. The four warships were the NNS Centenary (F91), the first of two...

Egypt to acquire FREMM frigate

Key Points Egypt to purchase FREMM frigate Normandie Normandie was scheduled to be the second FREMM to enter French Navy service Egypt is to buy a FREMM multimission frigate from France’s shipbuilding, systems, and...

Aero India 2015: First BrahMos-armed Su-30 handed over to IAF

India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over its first Su-30MKI fighter armed with the BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile to the Indian Air Force (IAF) at Aero India 2015 on 19 February. Official sources...

South Korean coastguard inducts Griffon hovercraft

Key Points The Korea Coast Guard has become the first military customer for Griffon Hoverwork’s new BHT 150 hovercraft The craft is particularly suited to operations on winter ice in the Yellow Sea littorals...

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