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ESPS Galicia Conducts SAR Drills in Seychelles

During her recent visit to Mahé, Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia conducted a training exercise that implemented the Seychelles national contingency plan for anti-pollution, search and… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Spanish Navy’s Minehunters Take Part in ITA MINEX-15

Spanish Navy’s minehunters ‘Segura’ and ‘Sella’ took part in Italian Navy’s Mine Countermeasures (MCM) exercise ITA MINEX-15 in the Gulf of La Spezia and the Ligurian Sea. The exercise… [[ This is a content...

USS Preble Takes a Rest in Fremantle, Australia

US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88), arrived in Fremantle, Australia, June 25, for a scheduled port visit. Preble’s Sailors manned the rails as they entered port. Cmdr…. [[ This is a content...

USS Green Bay Sails to Australia

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) arrived in Fremantle, Australia, June 25. Sailors and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are visiting the city in… [[ This is...

Brisbane, Australia Welcomes USS Fitzgerald

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile-destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a port visit, June 25. The port visit will provide Fitzgerald Sailors time to unwind and… [[ This is a content...

HMAS Tobruk Sails to Homeport for the Last Time

Australian Navy’s HMAS Tobruk (II) sailed through Sydney Heads back to her home port at Garden Island for the last time today. The amphibious heavy lift is scheduled to decommission on Friday… [[ This...

USNS Lewis B. Puller Gets C4I Suite

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) installed the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) suite aboard the afloat forward staging base variant of… [[ This is a content summary only....

US Navy Awards Further USS Laboon Repair Works

Marine Hydraulics International Inc. is being awarded an $11 million modification to a previously awarded contract for fiscal 2015 selected restricted availability for the destroyer USS Laboon… [[ This is a content summary only....

USNS Lenthall Overhaul and Dry Docking Deal Awarded

Detyens Shipyards Inc. received a $13,2 million contract for 55-calendar-day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and dry docking of USNS Lenthall (T-AO 189). Work will include general ship… [[ This is a content...

USCG Cutter Diligence Sails to Wilmington Homeport

The US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is scheduled to return to its homeport in Wilmington today, Thursday, following a 60-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During this patrol, Diligence performed a… [[ This is...

Navy Installs C4I Aboard Mobile Landing Platform Ships

Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) installed the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) suite aboard the afloat forward staging base variant of the mobile landing platform USNS Lewis B....

Port Hueneme Seabees Board USS Ronald Reagan

Seabees stationed at Port Hueneme visited the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) June 16 to get a better feel for how being a master-at-arms (MA) on an aircraft carrier actually works. Vice…...

USS Jason Dunham Farewells Kiel, Germany

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed Kiel, Germany, after a five-day scheduled port visit, June 24. Jason Dunham’s presence in Kiel reaffirmed to… [[ This is a content summary...

Russia sets out ship plans to substitute for Mistrals

Key Points Russia’s plans for renewing its amphibious fleet include ships to replace two Mistral-class helicopter carriers which may not now to be received from France Moscow is also building two 5,000-tonne Ivan Gren-class...

France says Saudi Arabia to order H145 helicopters

Saudi Arabia plans to order 23 Airbus H145 light helicopters as part of a series of deals worth USD12 billion, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius told reporters on 24 June. Fabius said the helicopter...

South Korea debuts indigenous LST in amphibious drill

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) will debut a locally produced 127 m landing ship tank (LST) vessel in a large-scale joint amphibious landing drill, the Yonhap news agency has reported. The vessel, RoKS...

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