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HMAS Anzac Hosts Prime Minister of Australia

On the eve of the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, the crew of HMAS Anzac was joined by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Tony Abbot, and the Chief of the Australian Defence...

USS Pearl Harbor Appoints New Commander

US Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) held a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the USS Midway (CV 41) Museum, April 24. In the time-honored ceremony...

Officials Find Cocaine in North Sea Boat Raid

A quantity of cocaine has been seized following a joint NCA, Border Force and Royal Navy operation in the North Sea. Acting on intelligence supplied by the NCA, the ocean-going tug MV Hamal was…...

USS Michael Murphy Sails to Hong Kong

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Hong Kong, April 24, for a port visit during the ship’s maiden deployment. Michael Murphy will spend… [[ This is a content...

New Commander aboard USS California

Cmdr. Eric Sager relieved Cmdr. Shawn Huey as commanding officer of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) during a change of command ceremony held onboard the ship at U.S…. [[ This is...

USS Wasp Showcases Capabilities at New Orleans

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) sailed into New Orleans this past Thursday to showcase their warfighting and humanitarian assistance capabilities during public ship tours as part of New… [[ This is...

IDCERTEX to Train and Certify Independent Deployers

U.S. Navy ships are scheduled to participate in an independent deployer certification exercise (IDCERTEX) in the Southern California operating area April 25-May 3. IDCERTEX will provide a multi-ship… [[ This is a content summary...

US Navy Wraps Up Participation in Joint Warrior

Five U.S. Navy ships and participants from several other U.S. Navy supporting commands concluded their participation in the latest in a series of successful Joint Warrior exercises in Faslane,… [[ This is a content...

USS Bonhomme Richard Changes Command

The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) held a change of command ceremony on the flight deck of the ship April 24. Capt. Jeffrey A. Ward relieved Capt. Murray J…. [[...

NATO hones ASW skills in ‘Joint Warrior’

Key Points NATO navies have been conducting ASW exercises off the west coast of Scotland The ‘Joint Warrior’ exercise comes at a time of increased tension between Russia and NATO, and of repeated reports...

RBC acquires Sargent Aerospace & Defense

US ball-bearing manufacturer RBC Bearings announced on 26 March that it had agreed to acquire Sargent Aerospace and Defense from manufacturing firm Dover Corporation for USD500 million. The deal, which is financed through cash...

Spain, Qatar to sign defence MoU

Spain is to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on defence with Qatar in the near future, the European country’s embassy has revealed. While no further details were given, Spain’s ambassador to Qatar Ignacio...

Indian defence imports rise 56% in three years

India has spent a total of INR838 billion (USD13.1 billion) on defence imports over the past three years, with related expenditure climbing by more than 50% during this period, new figures published by the...

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