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SNMG2 Commander Updates on Group Ops (Interview)

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two, part of NATO’s four Standing Maritime Groups, recently took part in a multinational military exercise Joint Warrior 2015. In an interview with Rear Adm. Brad… [[ This is a...

Spanish Dignitaries Tour Spanish Warships

The Spanish Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Mr Miguel Angel Fernandez-Palacios Martinez, and the Spanish Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Mr. José… [[ This is a content summary...

BPMI Wins Further Nuclear Propulsion Deal

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. (BPMI) is being awarded a $42,1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS Abraham Lincoln Reaches Milestone during RCOH

Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Newport News Shipbuilding’s shipyard workers reached another milestone during the current refueling and complex… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Chief of Naval Operations Nominations

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced during a Pentagon press briefing that he has recommended Adm. John M. Richardson as the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). A career submarine officer,… [[ This is...

USS Jason Dunham Visits Haakonsvern, Norway

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Haakonsvern, Norway, for a scheduled port visit, May 13, 2015. Jason Dunham’s presence in the Norway serves to… [[ This is a...

New Commander aboard USS Lassen

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) held a change of command ceremony May 13, while moored at its forward-deployed home port in Yokosuka, Japan. As the… [[ This is a...

HMAS Success Sails Home to Sydney

Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Success has completed her five-month deployment to Operation MANITOU and is heading home to Fleet Base East, Sydney. Deployed as part of Australia’s Joint Task Force… [[ This is...

MAST Asia 2015

MAST Rises, Exhibitors Say YOKOHAMA, 14 May 2015 Defence industry representatives participating in the MAST Asia exhibition say that this event offers invaluable benefits for them to enter into more in-depth discussions over possible...

USNA Freshman Class Carries Out Sea Trials

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) freshman class endured 14 hours of rigorous physical and mental challenges during the annual Sea Trials training exercise, May 12, as part of the culmination of their… [[ This...

USS Kauffman Recovers 630 Kg of Cocaine

In collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, the guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) recovered approximately 630 kg of cocaine, worth an estimated wholesale value of approximately $23 million… [[ This is a content...

US F-18 fighter crashes in Gulf, crew rescued: Navy

A US F-18 fighter jet crashed in the Gulf after taking off from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday but both crew members survived without major injuries, military officers said Tuesday. The Super Hornet aircraft...

China-Russia Joint Drill Not Aimed At Any Third Party

Chinese and Russian naval forces on Monday launched a joint naval exercise in the southern Russian port city of Novorossiysk. Code-named “Joint Sea 2015-I”, it is the fourth since joint China-Russia sea drills began...

China Is Developing Naval STOVL Fighter Aircraft

China’s aviation industry is working on the development of aircraft with short takeoff and vertical landing capabilities needed for an important role in the Chinese navy’s future operations, military experts said. “Research and development...

China Builds Latest ASW-Capable Corvette Warship

Images from Chinese state television suggest that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has commissioned the latest in its Type 056 Jiangdao-class corvette vessels. Under the name Huangshi, the vessel was built at the...

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