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ERAPSCO to Build Sonobuoys for US Navy

Sparton Corporation and Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) announce the award of subcontracts valued at $57 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, for the manufacture of sonobuoys for the United… [[ This is a...

Royal Navy Sailors Remember Dunkirk Evacuation

Patrol boats HMS Trumpeter and Ranger and sailors from HMS Collingwood crossed the English Channel with the little ships of Dunkirk, France, to mark the 75th anniversary of the evacuation. They are… [[ This...

Image of the Day: Sea Hawk Transfers Supplies

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 picks up supplies from the Military Sealift Command Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8)… [[...

USS Antietam Receives Ammo Load

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) completed an ammunition on load May 20, while at anchorage off of Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Sailors assigned to… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Anzac Docks in Portsmouth, UK

The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Portsmouth, UK, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment. Anzac departed Sydney in March 2015, and has transited the… [[ This is...

USS Michael Murphy Ends Seven-Month Deployment

After a successful seven-month deployment, the guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) returned May 21 to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH). With the conclusion of this journey the… [[ This is a content...

USS Freedom Concludes Rough Water Trials

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) completed Seakeeping and Structural Loads Trials, commonly referred to as Rough Water Trials (RWT) in late March the Navy reported May 21. The U.S. Navy… [[...

USS Ross Sails to the Black Sea

US Navy’s USS Ross (DDG 71) will enter the Black Sea, May 23, 2015, to promote peace and stability in the region. Ross’s presence in the Black Sea will reaffirm the dedication and… [[...

Ships Open for Tours during Fleet Week New York

Citizens from New York City and the surrounding tri-state area flocked to the Hudson River piers to tour U.S. Navy ships and Coast Guard cutters participating in Fleet Week New York, May 21. The…...

MdCN completes first firing from FREMM

Key Points The French Navy’s new Missile de Croisière Naval cruise missile was fired from multimission frigate Aquitaine on a DGA test range off the Île du Levant The qualification firing marks the first...

Belgian NH90s reach initial operational capability

Belgium’s NHIndustries NH90 multirole helicopters have declared their initial operating capability, it was announced on 20 May. The chief of the Belgian Air Component, Major General Frederik Vansina, said the 18th Squadron in Beauvechain...

Bangladesh PM calls for defence industry development

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has outlined a target for local defence companies to enhance capability in order to reduce dependency on imports. In comments published on 21 May by the government-run National News...

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