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US, ROK Discuss ASW Cooperation

Senior leaders from the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies met at the headquarters of the Republic of Korea Fleet April 27, for a series of staff talks on anti-submarine warfare (ASW) cooperation. The…...

ESG 7 Finishes Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint Exercise

Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 completed their annual Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint Exercise (FST-J) 15-72 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) April 20-24…. [[ This is a content summary...

USS Farragut Sent to Help Maersk Tigris

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Bahrain answered a distress call yesterday morning issued by the Maersk Tigris container ship, after an Iranian Navy ship fired shots across its bridge and… [[ This is...

Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

Finland said Tuesday its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki in the early hours of the morning. “During surveillance of (Finland’s) territorial integrity, the navy detected...

Thailand increases defence budget by 7%

Thailand’s military-run government has proposed a 2016 defence budget of THB207 billion (USD6.3 billion), a nominal increase of 7% over military spending in 2015. According to budgetary figures announced by the government on 29...

House Boosts Funding to Keep Tomahawk Production Open

The House Armed Services Committee added money to the 2016 defense bill to keep the Tomahawk Block IV missile production line open even after the Navy had chosen to close it. Committee leaders included...

Australia – Hobart Class Destroyer Sustainment

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for Hobart Class Destroyer Sustainment and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $275 million....

Bangladesh Naval Ship Docks in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Bangladesh naval ship, “SOMUDRA JOY” arrived at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka on a three-day goodwill visit on April 28, 2015. The ship was welcomed by the officials from the High… [[...

US Navy Orders LRAD-RX Systems

LRAD Corporation today announced orders from the United States Navy totaling $560,000. Both orders are scheduled to ship this fiscal year. The United States Navy orders are being delivered under the… [[ This is...

Spanish Ambassador to UAE Boards ESPS Rayo

On Wednesday 22nd April, during her port visit to Dubai, Spanish warship ESPS Rayo welcomed on board the Spanish Ambassador to United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Mr José Eugenio Salarich. Port… [[ This is...

HMAS Success Fights Terrorism in the Arabian Sea

In early April, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Success again joined the Combined Maritime Force 150 (CTF150) organisation to help the fight against terrorism in the Arabian Sea. CTF 150’s… [[ This is a...

French Frigate Aconit Pays Visit to Pulau Indah

French Navy’s stealth frigate Aconit is taking a rest in the Port Klang Cruise Centre, Pulau Indah. The vessel departed Toulon, France, on March 5 and sailed into Pulau Indah on April 22 for...

Welcome Home HMS Pembroke

Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Pembroke returned home on Thursday, April 23, to HM Naval Base Clyde following a four-month deployment. The Sandown Class Mine Counter Measures Vessel has been assigned to… [[ This...

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