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Raytheon tests its next-generation jammer prototypes

Raytheon has successfully completed effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) testing for its next-generation jammer (NGJ) array prototypes at the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California. …read more Read more here:: Naval...

HMS Shoreham Back from Gulf Deployment

Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Shoreham returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Friday, August 28, after three years of operations in the Persian Gulf. The Sandown Class mine hunter...

Black Duke Guards Dartmouth Regatta

The Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth carried out the duties of the Guard Ship at the Dartmouth Regatta. Monmouth, known informally as the ‘Black Duke’ after James Scott, the Duke of Monmouth, sailed… [[...

Dili, Timor Leste Hosts HMAS Huon

Australian Navy’s HMAS Huon has conducted an official visit to Dili, Timor Leste, in support of the 40th Anniversary of Falantil Day. As part of the visit, Huon hosted 12 members of the naval…...

USCG Cutter James Arrives Home

The Coast Guard Cutter James, the second National Security Cutter for the East Coast, docked on Friday at its inaugural homeport in Charleston. During its maiden voyage following commissioning events… [[ This is a...

FGS Erfurt Undertakes First RAS off Somalia

On Saturday, August 22, FGS Erfurt carried out her first replenishment at sea (RAS) since deploying with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. A RAS is a specialised manoeuvre that requires a… [[...

SNMG2 Prepares for Dynamic Guard in Rota, Spain

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 entered Rota Naval Base at the western coast of Spain last week, where the force will prepare for the NATO exercise Dynamic Guard. Two Spanish naval vessels, combat… [[...

USS Chung-Hoon Fit for Deployment

US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) has completed the Composite Training Unit Exercise/Joint Task Force Exercise (COMPTUEX/JTFEX), earning a ready-for-deployment… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full...

Royal Navy’s Faslane Naval Base Gets £500 Mln

Royal Navy’s submarine base HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane received £500 million of funding which will secure 6700 jobs and creating thousands more. UK’s Chancellor George Osborne, who made… [[ This is a...

USCGC Alert Concludes Three Month Deployment

The US Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to Astoria, Oregon, on Monday following a three month that stretched from the waters of Mexico to Canada. During their deployment the cutter’s crew conducted… [[ This...

Eighth and Final Patrol Boat Delivered to ABF

Cape York, the final of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats built by Austal, has been delivered to the Australian Border Force. Commenting on this $330 million design, build and in-service support… [[ This is...

US Navy Orders Additional P-8A Aircraft

The U.S. Navy awarded a nearly $1.5 billion contract Aug. 27 to Boeing Defense, Space & Security for the procurement of 13 Full-Rate Production (FRP) Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Nine planes… [[ This...

Marines Explore ‘Augmented Reality’

Think of it as Google Glass goes to war — only less nerd and more Marine. Budget cuts and readiness shortfalls have the US military looking at virtual reality as a partial replacement for...

HMAS Canberra Hits Trials Milestone

The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability. The program… [[ This is a content summary...

RFA Lyme Bay to Assist Relief Efforts in Dominica

Royal Navy’s RFA Lyme Bay has been rerouted to assist humanitarian relief efforts in the Commonwealth country of Dominica following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika. The British… [[ This is a content...

Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Changes Command

Rear Adm. John B. Nowell assumed command of Amphibious Force SEVENTH Fleet, Expeditionary Strike Group Seven (ESG 7) and Task Force 76 (CTF 76) from Rear Adm. Hugh D. Wetherald during a change of…...

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