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In-Service Support Contract Awarded for HMAS Choules

The Australian Government has awarded an in-service support contract to maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd...

Thailand edges closer to Chinese submarine procurement

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) is edging closer to a decision to procure China’s Type 041 Yuan-class (Type 041) platform to meet a long-standing requirement for up to three submarines. IHS Jane’s understands that...

Australian government to launch strategic review of ASC

Australia’s ASC is to undergo a strategic review intended to strengthen the state-owned naval shipbuilder’s position in meeting the future requirements of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Confirming the move on 28 June, Australia’s...

US aborts Aegis Ashore test after target malfunction

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has reportedly terminated an intercept test of the Aegis Ashore missile defence system following a target malfunction. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Thailand may procure three submarines from China for $1bn

The Royal Thai Navy has reportedly shortlisted Chinese diesel electric attack submarines, after the Thai Naval procurement committee voted in favour of China’s offer. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

USNS Mercy Sails to Papua New Guinea for PP15

The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy ship (T-AH 19) arrived in Arawa, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on June 26 for its second mission stop of Pacific Partnership… [[ This...

Most Read News, June 22 – 28, 2015

LHD Adelaide Begins Sea Trials Australian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) NUSHIP Adelaide left BAE Systems Williamstown on June 17 to begin sea trials. BAE Systems to Prepare HMNB Portsmouth… [[ This is...

Navy Debuts New LCS Maintenance Strategy with USS Fort Worth

The Navy’s third Littoral Combat Ship is launching a new expeditionary maintenance capability designed to improve the ship’s ability to conduct repairs in transit while on deployment in the Pacific theater, service officials said....

US Naval Academy Midshipmen Board USS Shamal

Four U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen joined the crew of patrol coastal ship USS Shamal (PC 13) for a two-day underway, June 17. During their visit, the midshipmen were able to experience live gunfire… [[...

New Commander Appointed for USS Princeton

After 22 months in the captain’s chair, Capt. Chuck Good turned over command of the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) to Capt. Chris Alexander while pierside at Naval Base San Diego,… [[ This...

FREMM Tahya Misr Delivered to Egyptian Navy

Egyptian Navy has received its new FREMM frigate Tahya Misr on June 23, in a transfer ceremony that marks a major step for the continuation of the crew training and seal trials. The ceremony...

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