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New Commander aboard USS California

Cmdr. Eric Sager relieved Cmdr. Shawn Huey as commanding officer of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) during a change of command ceremony held onboard the ship at U.S…. [[ This is...

USS Wasp Showcases Capabilities at New Orleans

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) sailed into New Orleans this past Thursday to showcase their warfighting and humanitarian assistance capabilities during public ship tours as part of New… [[ This is...

IDCERTEX to Train and Certify Independent Deployers

U.S. Navy ships are scheduled to participate in an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) in the Southern California operating area April 25-May 3. IDCERTEX will provide a multi-ship… [[ This is a content summary...

US Navy Wraps Up Participation in Joint Warrior

Five U.S. Navy ships and participants from several other U.S. Navy supporting commands concluded their participation in the latest in a series of successful Joint Warrior exercises in Faslane,… [[ This is a content...

USS Bonhomme Richard Changes Command

The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) held a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the ship April 24. Capt. Jeffrey A. Ward relieved Capt. Murray J…. [[...

NATO hones ASW skills in ‘Joint Warrior’

Key Points NATO navies have been conducting ASW exercises off the west coast of Scotland The ‘Joint Warrior’ exercise comes at a time of increased tension between Russia and NATO, and of repeated reports...

RBC acquires Sargent Aerospace & Defense

US ball-bearing manufacturer RBC Bearings announced on 26 March that it had agreed to acquire Sargent Aerospace and Defense from manufacturing firm Dover Corporation for USD500 million. The deal, which is financed through cash...

Spain, Qatar to sign defence MoU

Spain is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence with Qatar in the near future, the European country’s embassy has revealed. While no further details were given, Spain’s ambassador to Qatar Ignacio...

Indian defence imports rise 56% in three years

India has spent a total of INR838 billion (USD13.1 billion) on defence imports over the past three years, with related expenditure climbing by more than 50% during this period, new figures published by the...

Most Read News, April 20 – 26, 2015

HMS Prince of Wales’ Bridge Ready for First Sea Voyage The most iconic section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier has been loaded out of its dock hall in Glasgow ahead of...

USS TR Back in the Arabian Gulf

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) escorted by USS Normandy (CG 60), transited the Strait of Hormuz from its station in the Arabian Sea to the Arabian Gulf April 24, to rejoin...

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