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Royal Navy’s HMS Portland visits Faroe Islands

The UK Royal Navy’s Type 23 Duke-class frigate, HMS Portland, has become the first Royal Navy warship to visit the Faroe Islands in 25 years. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Navy Secretary: Cut Pentagon Bureaucracy, Not Us

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has a solution for the military’s budget woes. Instead of looking to cut funding from the services, the Pentagon should turn an eye to its own bureaucracy and overhead, he...

Ukrainian Navy Ka-27 Conducts Flight Ops with USS Ross

Ukrainian navy Helix 05 conducts flight operations aboard USS Ross (DDG 71) during an underway exercise June 2, 2015. Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in...

DSIT Solutions to Attend UDT 2015

DSIT Solutions has announced it will be attending the Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) 2015 conference. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

French Navy’s Frigate Seizes Drugs off Dominica

French Navy’s light monitoring frigate Ventôse recently intercepted a vessel carrying drugs off Dominica. With the help of US maritime patrol aircraft, the frigate was able to locate… [[ This is a content summary...

Canada Awards Unit Commendations to US Navy

On behalf of General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Rear-Admiral Bill Truelove, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific, presented the Canadian Forces Unit… [[ This is a content...

USS Carl Vinson Helps Mariner in Distress

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) crew and embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 “Red Lions” rendered assistance to a mariner, who had been alone at sea for more than 30 days aboard his…...

USS George Washington Frocks 15 Sailors

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) frocked 15 new senior chief petty officers on May 29. The frocking ceremony was a rite of passage to the next pay grade as each...

US Navy’s CANES Shipboard Networking Milestone Reached

Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program’s design, development and limited deployment phase for the U.S. Navy. CANES… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

HMCS Yellowknife, USCG Conduct Hoist Ex

After departing for coastal patrol on May 22, the Canadian Navy vessel Yellowknife took part in an exercise with Unites States Coast Guard Helicopter. The vessel and the helicopter conducted Hoist Ex… [[ This...

SLNS Sayura Returns to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Sayura, returned home on 27th May 2015 after attending the International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX Asia 2015) in Singapore from 19th to 21st May… [[ This is...

Image of the Day: From Dusk Till Dawn

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) transits the Pacific Ocean at dusk. The Essex Amphibious Ready Group is operating in the U.S. 7th fleet area of… [[ This is...

HMS Middleton Sails to the Shetland Islands

HMS Middleton has made the first visit by Royal Navy warship to Lerwick on the Shetland Islands, for nearly a decade. The visit helped to promote the relationship between the Royal Navy and the…...

USS Antietam Promotes 33 Sailors

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) frocked 31 Sailors and pinned two senior chiefs to their new pay grade during a frocking and pinning ceremony at-sea on the… [[ This is a...

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