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Completion of Incat Hull 068 (Akane)

After six months of intense work, CBG Systems completed the supply and installation of Rapid access stainless and Rapid Access composite on-board Incat Hull 068 (Akane) engine rooms and vehicle deck. …read more Read...

US Forces to Take Part in Exercise Culebra Koa

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps expeditionary forces are scheduled to participate in exercise Culebra Koa (CK15) in the Hawaii Operating Area May 18-21, 2015. CK15 is a U.S. Pacific Fleet training… [[ This is...

Essex ARG to Depart for Deployment

More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines from the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are scheduled to depart San Diego today, May 11, for a deployment in support… [[...

Japanese Warships Pay Visit to Manila, Philippines

Two ships of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Escort Division Two docked in Manila’s South Harbour for a visit. The JMSDF ED2 vessels, JS Harusame (DD-102) and JS Amigiri (DD-154), arrived… [[ This...

USS Ronald Reagan Fires RAM

Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) tested one of its weapon systems, May 6, by launching multiple RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) against multiple airborne and low… [[ This is a...

APS Planning Conference Concludes in Italy

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. completed an Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, May 8, 2015. The four-day… [[ This is a content summary...

Polish President Tours USS Jason Dunham

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) welcomed aboard President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, while the ship was in port in Gdynia,… [[ This is a content...

USNS Comfort Docks in Kingston, Jamaica for CP-15

An opening ceremony was held at Kingston, Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Complex May 6 to commence the visit of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and its crew… [[ This...

USS America Holds First Change of Command

The crew of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) hosted its first change of command May 7, while moored at Naval Base San Diego. In front of a crowd of close to...

CVN 77 Back in Norfolk after CQ Ops

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to its homeport of Norfolk after conducting carrier qualification (CQ) operations for pilots from the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)… [[ This is a content summary...

Visiring the 681 Brigade of the Navy Vietnam

There’s a proud feeling with confidence in the protection of maritime sovereignty when visiting the 681 shore missile brigade, the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Navy (7-5-1955 – 7-5-2015). 681 shore missile brigade...

IN outlines key technologies to ‘Make in India’

The Indian Navy (IN) has identified around 100 ‘critical technologies’ that it wants the public and private sectors to indigenously develop under the new government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative to domestically source its materiel...

Bangladesh receives second USCG high endurance cutter

Key Points Bangladesh Navy receives second cutter from US Coast Guard Ship will depart Alameda, California in September 2015 following maintenance, equipment installation, and crew training The Bangladesh Navy (BN) received in early May...

Indonesian Navy’s first French-built OSV arrives home

The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) new 60 m offshore support vessel (OSV) arrived in Indonesian territorial waters on 6 May, the service has announced. The vessel, KRI Rigel...

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