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Sweden Still Investigating Missing Submarine

The Swedish Naval Forces have spent the weekend searching for a Russian submarine that could have been stranded underwater off the coast of Stockholm, according to media reports. 200 troops, along… [[ This is...

USS Mount Whitney Joins in American Corners Discussion

Sailors assigned to the U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) participated in an American Corners open discussion at the Batumi library, Oct. 15. American Corners is a… [[...

HMS Argyll Assists Bermuda after Hurricane Gonzalo

UK Navy’s HMS Argyll helped Bermuda recover from Hurricane Gonzalo by working with the Bermuda authorities to get key infrastructure working again. Approximately eighty sailors worked together… [[ This is a content summary only....

BMT Isis, MSubs to Develop Maritime Sea Range

BMT Isis, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd (BMT) and a leading supplier of safety and environmental risk management across sectors and Plymouth based MSubs Ltd, a principal supplier of manned and… [[ This...

Canadian, Japanese and US Forces Participate in TGEX

Royal Canadian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and U.S. Navy ships will participate in a Task Group Exercise (TGEX) off the coast of Southern California, Oct. 20-31. Participating units from… [[ This is a...

Italian Navy Engages in NATO’s Noble Justification

The Italian Navy is taking part in the NATO maritime exercise Noble Justification which launched on October 13 from Spanish Rota and Cartagena ports. Fourteen NATO nations, including Italy, are… [[ This is a...

USS Cole, TCG Salihreis Conduct Underway Engagement (Gallery)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) conducted a NATO Underway Engagement with the Turkish navy Barbaros-class frigate TCG Salihreis (F 246), Oct. 16. The engagements… [[ This is a content summary...

EOD Group One Changes Command

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One (EODGRU-1) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Oct 16. During the ceremony, Capt. Chris A. Merwin relieved Capt. Robert A…. [[ This is...

USS Mount Whitney Leaves Batumi, Georgia

The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Batumi, Georgia, Oct. 18 after completing a successful port visit. While in Batumi, Sailors had the opportunity to… [[ This...

New Commander aboard USS Nebraska

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) held a change of command ceremony, Oct. 17, at Deterrent Park, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Capt. Jason Geddes, a native of… [[ This is a content...

Air Force Civic Leaders Tour USS Columbus

The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762) recently welcomed members of the Air Force Civic Leader program as they toured the submarine at Joint Base Pearl… [[ This...

LM-Led Team Launches Future USS Detroit

The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led industry team launched the nation’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Detroit, into the Menominee River at the Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) shipyard. The ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Barbara Levin, christened...

USS Rodney M. Davis Carries Out Underwater Reenlistment

Sailors from the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) conducted an underwater reenlistment ceremony off the coast of Bandos Island, Oct. 8, during the… [[ This is a...

USS Peleliu Gets Ready for Decommissioning INSURV

The crew of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), currently on deployment, is preparing for the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), scheduled to take place Oct. 27-28. Peleliu’s… [[ This is...

Tender for 56 Indian Naval Choppers Scrapped

A tender for procuring 56 naval helicopters from abroad at an estimated cost of Rs 9,000 crore was on Tuesday scrapped by the Defence Ministry which decided to get them manufactured in India by...

HS Okeanos re-delivered to Hellenic Navy

Greece’s Type 209/1200 submarine HS Okeanos (S-118) was redelivered back to the Hellenic Navy (HN) from Hellenic Shipyards at Skaramangason on 20 October, having completed its Neptune II mid-life upgrade programme. Sea trials of...

AWD programme now AUD800 million over budget

The projected cost of Australia’s troubled Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme has risen to about AUD800 million (USD688 million) more than its AUD8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS Jane’s . This figure...

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