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Philippine Navy Receives Its First Oil Tanker

A former motor tanker from Philippine National Oil Company was added to the Philippine Navy’s inventory during a Christening and Commissioning Ceremony on May 23, 2015 at Naval Station Pascual… [[ This is a...

Naval Commanders’ Conference Underway

The first edition of this year’s Naval Commanders’ Conference is taking place in New Delhi, India, from 25 to 28 May 15. During the Conference the Indian Chief of the Naval Staff reviews… [[...

Anti-DUI Presentation Organized for Carl Vinson Sailors

The Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) organization and the Second Class Petty Officer’s Association (SCPOA) on board USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) conducted an anti-DUI… [[ This is a content summary only....

Intrepid Museum Hosts Memorial Day Ceremony

Veterans, service members and civilians gathered in the shadow of the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Intrepid to pay tribute to fallen heroes during the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum… [[ This...

Australia Launches First Air Warfare Destroyer

In an important milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program, the first of three destroyers, Hobart, was launched alongside the Port River wharf in Adelaide today. This is a key achievement for the...

Rheinmetall expands into Kazakhstan

German defence equipment manufacturer Rheinmetall has signed an agreement to begin collaboration with Kazakhstan’s state-owned defence manufacturer Kazakhstan Engineering, the latter announced on 22 May. Little about the agreement was revealed by Kazakhstan Engineering,...

France and Russia close to severing Mistral contract

France and Russia plan to come to an agreement in late May on terms for severing the contract for supply of Mistral-class helicopter carriers to Russia, a source in the Russian military-technical sphere has...

Kazakh Coast Guard gets new FC-19 patrol craft

Kazakhstan’s Zenit Uralsk Shipyard has launched a new FC-19 interceptor craft for the Kazakh Coast Guard. Mergen (pennant 509) is the 20th vessel to be built for the coastguard by Zenit since the early...

USS George Washington completes carrier qualifications

The US Navy’s Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the sixth Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) has successfully completed its carrier qualifications (CQ). …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

USCG, CBP Disrupt Drug Smuggling Attempt

U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection crews disrupted an apparent drug smuggling operation approximately 30 miles west of San Simeon earlier this week. A suspicious panga-type… [[ This is a content...

FS Surcouf Becomes Part of CTF-150

French Navy’s frigate FS Surcouf joined the Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) to take part in maritime security operations throughout the Gulf of Aden, Somalia Basin and Indian Ocean. FS… [[ This is a...

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