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Image of the Day: Air Power Demonstration

An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 fires flares near the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power… [[ This...

Spanish Navy’s OPV Back Home in Cartagena

Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel (OPV) Alborán, has just returned to her home port in Cartagena after participating in the fisheries surveillance campaign in national and international… [[ This is a content summary only....

Australia’s Minister of Defence Visits TS15

Australian Minister of Defence, Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, will meet with personnel undertaking operations in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2015 in Darwin today. Andrews will tour key elements of the exercise… [[ This is a...

31st MEU Enhances Skills with USS Green Bay

US Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) paddle toward the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) on the waters of the East China Sea from...

SA Navy Vessels Sail to Knysna, South Africa

In light of the recent Oyster Festival in Knysna, South Africa, two SA Navy Mine Counter Measure (MCM) vessels paid a visit to the city. SAS UMZIMKULU and SAS UMHLOTI entered the Knysna heads...

USCG’s Cutter James Sails from Ingalls Shipbuilding

United States Coast Guard’s new National Security Cutter James (WMSL 754) sailed away from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division on Sunday, July 12, just one month… [[ This is a content summary only....

HMAS Perth Strengthens Ties with Thailand and Cambodia

Before Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth joined Exercise TALISMAN SABRE, she conducted a deployment to South East Asia, including two port visits in quick succession to Sattahip, Thailand and… [[ This is a content summary...

US Sailors and Marines Train aboard USS Ashland

US Sailors and Marines have been conducting amphibious exercises reinforcing combat readiness and interoperability among the two services. Cmdr. Daniel P. Duhan, commanding officer of Ashland, said:… [[ This is a content summary only....

HMAS ANZAC Pays Visit to Cape Town, South Africa

The Royal Australian Navy frigate Ship HMAS ANZAC paid a formal visit to South Africa, Cape Town V&A Waterfront on July 6, 2015. HMAS ANZAC conducted a port call with an objective to enhance...

USS Preble Joins Bonhomme Richard ESG

The Pearl Harbor-based guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) has joined the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) in the patrol of the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. The… [[ This is...

Netherlands shows interest in swimmer delivery vehicles

Key Points The Royal Netherlands Navy is interested in acquiring swimmer delivery vehicles for its special operations forces Dutch MoD is partly financing development of SDVs being produced by Ortega Submersibles The Royal Netherlands...

Indian MoD approves kit worth USD4.5 billion

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved procurements worth INR280.58 billion (USD4.52 billion) for the Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Army on 14 July. These included four additional Boeing P-8I Neptune long-range maritime patrol aircraft...

Safran plans expansion in Malaysia

French group Safran has outlined an intention to expand in Malaysia to meet emerging regional opportunities in aerospace, defence, and security. State-run news agency Bernama on 15 July quoted Jean-Pierre Cojan, Safran’s senior vice-president,...

USMC introduces JADOCS aboard USS George Washington

The US Marines Corps (USMC) has embarked aboard the US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and introduced the joint automated deep operation coordination system (JADOCS). …read more Read more here::...

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