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French Navy Pays Visit to India

French Navy’s vessels Dixmude (Landing Platform Dock) and Aconit (Frigate) are on a visit to Visakhapatnam, India, from 16 to 22 Jun 15. Rear Admiral Antoine Beaussant, ALINDIEN… [[ This is a content summary...

Boeing’s Key Defence Systems: MSA

Boeing’s MSA is the ideal platform for monitoring large coastal areas, long-range search and rescue situations, and humanitarian efforts. (Photos: Stefan Nitschke) The Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) on display at the Langkawi International Maritime...

Royal Navy of Oman Accepted Second Patrol Vessel

The four “Al-Ofouq” class patrol vessels built for the Royal Navy of Oman are based on the 75m variant of the 55m FEARLESS patrol vessel in use with the Republic of Singapore Navy. (Photo:...

Energy-Rich Patches of the Sea

Caspian Sea Littoral States to Bolster Naval Capabilities The Turkmen Navy operates the two “Molniya” class (Projekt 12418/12421) missile corvettes “Gayratly” and “Edermen” built by Russia’s Vympel and Srednij Neva shipyards, respectively. Note their...

SAS Protea Sails into East London, South Africa

South Africa Navy’s vessel SAS Protea entered the country’s only river port in East London on Sunday, June 14, to celebrate World Hydrography Day (WHD). The week-long visit will involve a… [[ This is...

International Naval Helicopters Conference

A Helicopter is the workhorse of any Naval Aviation Command, required to undertake an exhaustive list of roles from transport to strike to reconnaissance – these roles place great strain on the platforms and...

Noske-Kaeser

More than Air Conditioning and Piping Noske-Kaeser GmbH ranks among the world’s leading suppliers of marine equipment. NAVAL FORCES spoke to the company at its headquarters in Hamburg. Today, Noske-Kaeser GmbH, as an international...

HII Wins Further CVN 70 Works

Huntington Ingalls Inc. received a $27,8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) fiscal 2015 planned incremental availability. A planned incremental… [[ This is a content summary only....

HMS Sultan Tests Disaster Relief Skills

For a period of 48 hours, Royal Navy’s HMS Sultan was transformed into a Type 46 Hurricane class frigate as the personnel of HMS Sultan took the chance to put their disaster relief skills...

USS Preble Joins Bonhomme Richard ESG

The Pearl Harbor based guided missile destroyer, USS Preble (DDG 88), joined USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) on patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations. USS Preble… [[ This...

Manila, Philippines Welcomes TCG Gediz

A Turkish Navy warship arrived to Manila, Philippines, on Monday for a four day Goodwill Visit marking the first time that a Turkish vessel has ever visited the country. TCG Gediz (F 495), headed...

BALTOPS Participants Carry Out Amphibious Landing

NATO and partner nations conducted an amphibious landing rehearsal, June 13 during BALTOPS 2015. The landing was a rehearsal for the main event happening in Ustka, Poland, June 17. The troops arrived… [[ This...

VIDEO: DCNS Presents FREMM Provence

DCNS released a video of the French Navy’s new FREMM multi-mission frigate Provence. The vessel joined the Navy’s fleet on June 12 in Brest. It is the second in a series of vessels… [[...

Royal Navy Tests Aircraft Drone over HMS Diamond

A tiny drone flies high above the distinctive main mast of destroyer HMS Diamond as the Royal Navy tests remote-controlled aircraft to survey its fleet. Trials have been carried out in Portsmouth… [[ This...

Image of the Day: View from USS Anchorage

Lightning strikes the water as the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) navigates between storms. The image was taken on June 13 in the South China Sea. The Essex… [[...

USNS Safeguard Takes USNS Salvor’s Place in 7th Fleet

Military Sealift Command rescue and salvage ship USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) relieved USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) of duties in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility, June 12. Safeguard relieved Salvor after… [[ This is...

VIDEO: Australian, New Zealand Navies Seize Drugs

Maritime security operations by Australian and New Zealand frigates operating in the Middle East region during the past six weeks have seized almost a tonne of narcotics worth an estimated street… [[ This is...

New Commander Boards USS Forrest Sherman

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) held a change of command ceremony aboard the vessel in Salalah, Oman, June 13. Cmdr. Todd Zenner relieved Cmdr. John… [[ This is a...

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