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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...

Final Farewell to RCN Vessels

Three out of four Royal Canadian Navy vessels will receive a final salute from their current and former sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen on their respective coasts this spring and summer. On… [[ This...

Sri Lanka Navy Upgrades Ship Maintenance Facilities

Upgrading the ship maintenance facilities, the Sri Lanka Navy commenced the expansion of the existing slip way at SLNS Dakshina in Galle by adding a side-slip way on 13th March 2014 to cater to...

Tiny Team Beefs Up Marines’ Comms To SOCOM

BALLSTON, VA: A soufflé is fluffy but a SOFLE – a brand new military acronym that stands for Special Operations Forces Liaison Element — is sinewy and powerful. Just ask Marine Lt. Col. Andrew...

HMCS Whitehorse and Nanaimo Back from Operation Caribbe

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Whitehorse and Nanaimo returned to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, B.C., after a deployment on Operation Caribbe. The combined efforts of Whitehorse and Nanaimo… [[ This is a content summary...

Option Exercised for the 9th and 10th FREMM Frigate

Trieste/Rome – Orizzonte Sistemi Navali S.p.A., a joint venture between Fincantieri (51%) and Finmeccanica (49%), and prime contractor for Italy within the international Italian-French FREMM – Multi Mission European Frigates – program, was notified...

US, Singapore Leaders Tour USS Fort Worth

U.S. Pacific Command Fleet Master Chief Mark Rudes visited Singapore for a Senior Enlisted Leaders (SEL) exchange with the Master Chief of the Singapore Navy April 15-17. The event was part of an SEL…...

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