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US approves patrol boat sale to Jordan

The US State Department has approved the possible sale of 35 m coastal patrol boats to Jordan, the US Defence Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced on 17 March. The DSCA said Jordan had requested...

Russia extends wide-ranging snap mobilisation exercises

Russia placed its Northern Fleet and elements of its Western Military District (WMD) and Airborne Troops (VDV) on combat readiness in preparation for snap mobilisation exercises in the Arctic on 16 March. Defence Minister...

AMSEC to support US Navy’s modernisation programme

Huntington Ingalls Industries’s (HII) subsidiary AMSEC has received a contract from the US Navy to provide engineering and technical services, which will support the navy modernisation programme. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology...

Italy boosts presence along North African coast

Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti announced on 19 March that the naval and air assets deployed by Italy in reaction to the increasing terror threat emanating from North Africa have been boosted. Further naval...

Watchdog takes UK MoD to task over costs

Surprise cost rises could derail the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) 10-year, GBP163 billion (USD240 billion) equipment procurement programme, according to a hard-hitting report from the UK Parliament’s spending watchdog. The Public Accounts Committee...

USS Carney Prepares Homeport Shift to Rota, Spain

Representatives from Naval Station Rota, Spain, spoke with Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) and their families March 17 and 18 to prepare them for their homeport… [[ This is...

Image of the Day: Blue Angels’ Performance

U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, delta pilots perform the Loop Break Cross maneuver during the Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show practice demonstration. The Blue Angels… [[ This is a...

HMS Pembroke Removes 500lb Bomb in North Sea

Lying in wait since the Second World War, Royal Navy’s HMS Pembroke has dealt with a 500lb bomb in the North Sea. As part of her NATO tasking the Faslane based minehunter has located...

Pearl Harbor Naval Facilities Get New Simulator

A new diesel generator simulator has been delivered to Pearl Harbor naval facilities by the TechSolutions program at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), officials at ONR announced March 18…. [[ This is a...

Destroyer Squadron 7 Strengthen SCC Skills

Destroyer Squadron 7 staff completed the Sea Combat Commander (SCC) course taught by instructors from Tactical Training Group, Pacific, March 19. The course is designed to reinforce SCC skills to… [[ This is a...

BNS Bags $26 Mln Integrated Logistic Support Contract

Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS), a subsidiary of BHB, received a contract from the Ministry of Defence Malaysia related to Royal Malaysian Navy’s 17th Patrol Vessel Squadron. The contract… [[ This is a...

US Navy Awards Modernization Program Support Deal

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide engineering and technical services in support of the Navy Modernization Program…. [[ This is a content summary...

VIDEO: HMAS Tobruk Deploys to Vanuatu for Op Pacific Assist

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) was tasked to support Australian Government assistance to the people of Vanuatu following the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam. Australian Navy’s vessel… [[ This is a content summary only....

USCGC Thunder Bay Back in Maine Homeport

Following a 61-day deployment on the Hudson River, US Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay returned to their homeport of Rockland, Maine, on March 17, after conducting icebreaking operations in support of… [[ This is...

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