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Spanish Navy’s Training Ship Ends 86th Cruise

The Spanish Navy training ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ concluded its 86th training cruise. The vessel with a total of 76 midshipmen arrived for a port call in Marin recently, where the Naval… [[...

Ultra Electronics Receives Submarine Deal

Ultra Electronics’ PMES business based in Rugeley, Staffordshire has been awarded a £18m contract relating to the design and development of reactor control and cooling systems for Royal Navy… [[ This is a content...

Five Marvels of British Engineering

Take a look at the five marvels of British engineering captured in a single image courtesy of RN photographer PO(Phot) Owen Cooban. In the background, the iconic Forth Rail Bridge. Then the old Forth…...

European Navies to Learn about Protecting Marine Mammals

Three Member States gathered under the framework of the European Defence Agency to launch a project aimed at developing European navies’ knowledge of marine mammals activity while mitigating the… [[ This is a content...

HMCS Montréal Changes Captain for a Day

Canadian Navy’s ship HMCS Montréal set sail July 10, 2015 with Odin Camus, a 13-year-old boy from Peterborough, Ont., who obtained the rank of honorary ship’s Captain before the ship returned… [[ This is...

CTF 152 Concludes Exercise Falcon Warrior

Combined Task Force (CTF) 152, which operates in the Persian Gulf, successfully completes another Exercise Falcon Warrior. Naval and Coast Guard vessels from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates,… [[ This is a content summary...

US Marines Improve Maritime Missions during TS15

Marines embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and introduced the Joint Automated Deep Operation Coordination System (JADOCS) during exercise Talisman Sabre… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

EU Ambassadors Get Update on Op Atalanta

On Wednesday 15 July Major General Martin Smith MBE welcomed Ambassadors from European Union countries to the EU Naval Force HQ in London. The Ambassadors were given an update on ‘Atalanta’, the code… [[...

Saab announces second quarter results

Swedish company Saab announced its second quarter results on 17 July, with sales increasing by 4% year over year and order bookings increasing by 251%. Sales for the second quarter of 2015 were SEK5.9...

Sinai militants attack Egyptian patrol boat

The local branch of the Islamic State in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula claimed on 15 July that it had destroyed an Egyptian frigate with a missile. The statement from Wilayat Sinai was accompanied by still...

India to licence-build three Russian frigates

The Indian Navy (IN) is in negotiations with Russia to build three Project 11356M Admiral Grigorovich-class frigates at an Indian shipyard, Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral P Murugesan said in New Delhi...

Canada names fifth Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship

The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) fifth Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) is to be named after a French-Canadian naval officer who fought in the War of 1812, officials announced on 16 July. Lieutenant Frédérick Rolette,...

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