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USS Zephyr Undocks as It Nears the End of Overhaul

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) oversaw the undocking of the coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8), which is nearing the end of a 12-month structural and systems overhaul as part of… [[ This...

USNS Mercy Continues PP15 in Suva, Fiji

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Suva, Fiji, June 7 for its first mission port visit of Pacific Partnership (PP15) 2015. This is the first visit to Fiji...

Brazilian Navy begins upgraded Skyhawk weapons trials

The Brazilian Navy’s recently redelivered McDonnell Douglas A-4KU Skyhawk (AF-1B Falcao) single-seat fighter-bomber began air-to-ground weapons trials at the Brazilian Air Force’s Maxaranguape test range in Rio Grande do Norte. The trials run from...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 52

In this issue: The future or arms control in Europe, times of trouble for Germany’s defence industry, the US Army’s ammunition recycling project, new information management tools for an increasingly connected battlefield, innovations in...

CACI to support US NSWC’s electro-optic sensors

CACI International has secured a $32m contract to deliver engineering and technical support to the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane Division’s electro-optic (EO) technology unit. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Forbes Leads House Battle For Ohio Replacement Fund

WASHINGTON: Two powerful committees are headed for a rare House floor fight over a controversial fund to build new nuclear missile submarines. Rep. Randy Forbes and Rep. Joe Courtney, the chairman and top Democrat...

Republic of Korea – Aegis Combat System

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea for Aegis Combat Systems and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of...

Vietnam-Era Boat Returns to Duty

Decades after patrolling the Mekong Delta, the Gamewardens are back on the river. …read more Read more here:: Military.com (Naval)

SENER Group Grows Again in 2014

The engineering and technology group SENER ended 2014 with a turnover of 1,315.7 billion Euros; an increase of 8.02% over the previous year. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

ESPS Galicia Meets Local Somali Fishermen

During the first week in June 2015, a team from Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia, met local Somali fishermen during an EU counter-piracy patrol along the Somali coastline. These meetings at… [[ This is...

Royal Navy Attends Yacht Clubs’ Anniversary

The Royal Navy played a lead role in helping one the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs celebrate its 200th anniversary. Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland provided a backdrop for four days of… [[ This...

SA Navy Vessels to Visit East London

The South African Navy will be celebrating World Hydrography Day in East London from 17 to 21 June 2015. As part of the celebrations, the SA Navy will be sending no less than three...

USS Laboon, USNS John Lenthall Meet for RAS

On June 4, two US Navy vessels rendezvoused in the Mediterranean Sea for a replenishment-at-sea (RAS). The guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) received goods from the Military Sealift… [[ This is a content...

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