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US Navy 7th Fleet Waves Goodbye to Langkawi, Malaysia

Sailors and aircraft from U.S. Navy 7th Fleet departed Langkawi, March 21, at the conclusion of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2015 with a deeper understanding of… [[ This is a...

Japan Receives Biggest Warship Since WWII

The biggest Japanese warship since the WWII was delivered to Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. The vessel, named Izumo, represents the latest move in Japan’s expansion of naval… [[ This is a content summary...

SECNAV Pays Visit to Indonesia

US Navy Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus completed a partnership-building visit to Indonesia on March 24. Mabus was in the area to meet with senior military and civilian officials to discuss bilateral… [[...

FGS Brandenburg Contributes for VBSS Ops

Boarding teams from five Gulf of Guinea countries are using the German navy frigate FGS Brandenburg (F215) to enhance their abilities to complete visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) operations… [[ This is a...

Sutherland Leaves Babcock’s Devonport Dockyard for Sea Trials

Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland left Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard for sea trials today (24 March) with increased structural sustainability and fighting capability, as part of a significant upgrade and substantial maintenance programme by...

Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Lands aboard USS Ross

An SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Ghostriders of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71). The operation was undertaken in the… [[ This is...

HMS Sutherland Deploys for Sea Trials

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland left Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard for sea trials yesterday, 24 March. The vessel has increased structural sustainability and fighting… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

MARCOM Welcomes Visitors for TRIDENT JEWEL

NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) welcomed the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Philip M. Breedlove, and the Commander of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO),… [[ This is a content summary only....

EU Naval Force Reaches WFP Milestone

The EU Naval Force achieved a milestone this week by successfully completing its 300th close protection of a World Food Programme (WFP) vessel along the Somali coastline. This means that nearly one… [[ This...

Beach Party Team Delta Ends Deployment

Members of Beachmaster Unit One (BMU 1) Beach Party Team (BPT) Delta returned to homeport Feb. 23 after completing a seven-month deployment with the Makin Island Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) to… [[ This is...

Indian Navy Gets Second Batch of ISVs

The second batch of Indian Navy’s three Immediate Support Vessels (ISVs), comprising T-38, T-39 and T-40, was commissioned yesterday at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam. These three ISVs are an… [[ This is a content summary...

UK, Gabon Join in Gulf of Guinea Exercise

Royal Navy sailors are taking part in an exercise in the Gulf of Guinea to increase maritime safety and security in the region. Currently on her way home from Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South), HMS…...

USS Mount Whitney Paints Its Anchor Gold

The crew of the U.S. 6th Fleet command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), painted the ship’s anchor gold March 19, after being awarded the Retention Excellence Award, for fiscal year 2014…. [[ This...

USS Kidd Hosts Philippine Ambassador

Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia Jr. and his distinguished guests visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) at Naval Base San Diego,… [[ This...

Japan commissions helicopter carrier Izumo

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned first-in-class helicopter carrier JS Izumo (DDH 183) in a ceremony in Yokohama on 25 March. The 248 m-long vessel, which displaces 24,000 tonnes at full load, is...

Russia lays keel for fifth Yasen-class boat

Construction has started on Arkhangelsk , Russia’s latest Yasen-class nuclear-powered multipurpose attack submarine. The keel laying took place on Submariners’ Day, 19 March, at Sevmash Shipyard in Severodvinsk near Arkhangelsk, Northern Russia. The Yasen-class...

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