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Officials Gather for APS Annual Planning Conference

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. began a 4-day conference aimed to enhance collaborative efforts to achieve maritime security in Africa, May 5. The Africa Partnership Station… [[ This is a content...

USS Carl Vinson Reaches Launch and Recovery Milestone

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently launched and recovered the 10,000th aircraft of the current deployment. An Airborne Early Warning… [[ This is a...

USS Kearsarge’s Amphibious Squadron Carries Out PMINT

Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4 and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) began PHIBRON-MEU Integrated Training (PMINT) May 4 off the northeast coast of the United States. During PMINT, more than… [[ This is a...

Thales fly high on back of Rafale orders

Thales reported a 36% increase in orders for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, with the company’s Transport and Defence & Security business lines posting the strongest growth. According to a company release on...

US approves V-22 sale to Japan

The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 17 Bell-Boeing V-22B Block C Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to Japan, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on 5 May. The sale is...

New Zealand Chief of Navy Pays Visit to MARCOM

NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) recently welcomed the Royal New Zealand Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer, to discuss Royal New Zealand Navy participation in NATO operations. The New… [[ This is a...

ITS Euro Leaves SNMCMG2, Arrives Home

Italian Navy’s frigate ITS Euro finished its mission as part of Standing NATO Maritime Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). ITS Euro returned to its homeport of Taranto on May 1 after being… [[ This is...

HNLMS Johan de Witt Receives Counter-Piracy Medal

On Thursday 30 April the ship’s company and international Force HQ staff based on board the EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, were presented with their Operation Atalanta counter-piracy… [[ This is...

USS Jason Dunham Sails into the Baltic Sea

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered the Baltic Sea May 4, 2015, to promote peace and stability in the region. Jason Dunham’s presence in the Baltic Sea… [[ This...

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