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HMAS Canberra Practices Evacuation Procedure

A small group of sailors from Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Adelaide had the chance to try out their acting skills this month when sister ship, HMAS Canberra conducted Non-Combatant Evacuation… [[ This is a...

USNS Spearhead Joins Saharan Express 2015

The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) and its embarked crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and civil service mariners arrived in Dakar, Senegal to begin their 10-day… [[ This is...

US Navy’s New LCS to Be Named USS St. Louis

US Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently announced that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the…...

Malaysia reveals plans for Laksamana-class corvette upgrades

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has given further details of the proposed service life extension programme (SLEP) for its Laksamana (ASSAD)-class corvettes. The plans, which include a replacement of the ships’ surface-to-surface missile launchers...

India launches first-of-class Project 15B destroyer

Mazagon Dockyard Limited launched Vishakhapatnam , the first of four 7,300-tonne Project 15B guided missile destroyers being built for the Indian Navy (IN), in Mumbai on 20 April. IN officials said it would be...

Izumo-Class Helicopter Destroyer

Izumo-class, the largest surface combatant in Japan, was put into service with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) in March 2015. The Izumo Class destroyer ships replace the Hyuga-class destroyers, which were commissioned...

OCCAR orders last two FREMM frigates for Italian Navy

Orizzonte Sistemi Navali has received an order from OCCAR, the organisation for joint armament cooperation, to construct the ninth and tenth frégate européen multi-mission (FREMM) for the Italian Navy. …read more Read more here::...

SAS 2015: Expeditionary Mk VI patrol boats advance

The US Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) is expected to take delivery of the first two of ten Mk IV patrol boats later this year. Speaking at Sea-Air-Space 2015, Chris Rozicer, assistant programme manager...

Most Read News, April 13 – 19, 2015

NOAA: USS Independence Wreck “Amazingly Intact” NOAA, working with private industry partners and the U.S. Navy, has confirmed the location and condition of the USS Independence, the lead ship of its… [[ This is...

USS Gary Ends Final Deployment

U.S. Navy frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) returned to Naval Base San Diego, April 17 from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 3rd...

CH-53K Program Grappling With Gearbox Glitch

The CH-53K transport helicopter program has found a mechanical problem in the main gearbox and is in the process of designing a fix, according to a Navy official. Quill rods that hold the gearbox...

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