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Photo : Chinese PLA Navy Liaoning

Liaoning , is the first aircraft carrier commissioned into the People’s Liberation Army Navy Surface Force. She is classified as a training ship, intended to allow the Navy to practice with carrier usage. …read...

DCNS trying to sell Russia’s Mistral ships to Canada

French newsletter Intelligence Online says shipbuilder DCNS has activated lobbyists in Canada in order to sell to Ottawa the Mistral-class ships that Russia ordered. In 2011, France and Russia signed a $1.5 billion deal...

EUNAVFOR Commander Visits EU Teams in Djibouti

On Tuesday 30 June 2015, during a port visit to Djibouti, the EUNAVFOR Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, took the opportunity to visit Operation Atalanta and EUCAP… [[ This is...

Canada Awards CCGS Martha L. Black Refit Deal

The Government of Canada has awarded a $1.7 million contract to Heddle Marine Service Incorporated for important refit and maintenance work for the CCGS Martha L. Black. The CCGS Martha L. Black is a…...

USS Kauffman, USCG Seize USD 25 Mln Worth of Drugs

In two separate operation conducted in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, the US Navy’s guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59), along with the U.S. Coast Guard, intercepted a large quantity… [[ This is a content...

GWCSG Conducts ASWEX as Part of Talisman Sabre

The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) participated in a multi-unit anti-submarine warfare exercise (ASWEX) as part of Talisman Sabre 2015 (TS15), July 7-8. During the exercise the strike… [[ This is a content...

Theodore Roosevelt Hosts Saudi Defense Minister

The Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, flew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) July 7 to observe carrier operations at sea. The arrival of His Royal Highness…...

Fincantieri to provide four OPVs for Bangladesh Coast Guard

Key Points Fincantieri to supply four converted ex-Italian Navy corvettes to Bangladesh The vessels will be transferred in two pairs, beginning with two retired in May 2015 Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has received a contract...

Indonesian Navy details capabilities of new OSV

Key Points The Indonesian Navy has revealed systems details for its new survey ship programme Indonesia is procuring two 60 m OSVs from French shipbuilder OCEA SA, under a USD100 million October 2013 contract...

Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East Conference

Enhancing Security in the Middle East, Overcoming Operational Challenges for Navies and Coast Guards, and Focusing on the Future Roles of Egyptian Maritime Security Forces After three enormously successful editions of OPV Middle East,...

CTF 150 Ships Help Mariners in the Gulf of Aden

Mid-June 2015 saw Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 coordinate ships involved in maritime security operations to provide help to mariners in need in the Gulf of Aden. In the afternoon of June 15,… [[...

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