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Navy Awards Deal to Plan for Carrier Defueling

The U.S. Navy awarded a contract to begin planning to defuel the USS George Washington, which may be targeted for decommissioning due to budget cuts. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

UK casts doubt on Harpoon future beyond 2018

The UK could remove the GWS60/Harpoon Block 1C anti-ship missile from Royal Navy (RN) service as early as 2018, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed. Withdrawal of Harpoon would leave RN warships without...

Indonesian attack craft complete test of C-705 missile system

The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentera Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) first two KCR-40-class attack craft, KRI Clurit and KRI Kujang , have completed sea acceptance tests of its C-705 surface-to-surface missiles’ fire-control system....

Marines to Get Fewer Assault Ships

The Corps needs 38 amphibious assault ships for crisis-response missions around the world but the sea service will likely have to settle for 33. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

European Human Powered Submarine Races

European Human Powered Submarine Races by Clare Anderson The return of the biennial European International Submarine Races to the UK earlier this month saw the skills and talents of the next generation of engineers...

Chinese Spy Ship Arrives Near RIMPAC

The Chinese sent an electronic surveillance ship to the edge of the region of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

Japan Preparing to Finance Vietnamese Patrol Vessels

The Japanese government is preparing to offer financial assistance to Vietnam to support the construction of new patrol vessels for the country’s coast guard, the Vietnam government announced on 8 July. Following meetings in...

Thales Australia Wins Adelaide Class Frigate Contract

Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced that Thales Australia Ltd has been awarded the Navy’s Adelaide Class guided missile frigate’s (FFG) Group Maintenance Contract. Senator Johnston said the contract will be for an...

Live fire tests demonstrate Aegis Baseline 9, NIFC-CA capability

The US Navy’s (USN’s) Baseline 9C Aegis Combat System has completed a series of exercises designed to demonstrate the over-the-horizon Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) capability. Undertaken in mid-June, live fire testing performed...

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