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KONGSBERG to Deliver NSM Ships Equipment

KONGSBERG has received a Letter of Award worth approx. 20 MEUR with Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BN Shipyard) in Malaysia, for NSM (Naval Strike Missile) ships equipment. BN Shipyard is to… [[ This...

ESPS Rayo Trains with Malagasy Navy

On Thursday 26 March, EU Naval Force warship ESPS Rayo conducted maritime training with the Malagasy Navy during her port visit to Antsiranana. Following a short tour of the ship, the Malagasy Navy… [[...

SECNAV Pays Visit to NEA Vietnam Participants

US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited sailors participating in the sixth annual Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam 2015, April 9. Mabus addressed the crews of the littoral combat… [[ This is...

Image of the Day: USS Ross Enhances Firefighting Skills

Sailors demonstrate proficiency with firefighting techniques on the flight deck of the guided-missile USS Ross (DDG 71) during crash-and-salvage training exercises. The drills were conducted in April… [[ This is a content summary only....

HMAS Success Hosts CTF150 Commander

The Commander of Combined Task Force 150 visited HMAS Success during the ship’s recent self-maintenance period at the half way point of its Operation MANITOU deployment in the Middle East region. In… [[ This...

Global Defence Technology: Issue 50

In this issue: Simulation training steps up a gear, progress in micro UAVs, potential replacements for the UK’s Nimrod programme, Canada’s navy at the crossroads, the evolution of the LCS and more …read more...

Essex ARG Wraps Up COMPTUEX

The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) successfully completed a two-week Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) April 1 off the coast of Southern California. COMPTUEX is the second of three… [[ This is a content...

USS America Ends Final Contractor Trials

The US Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS America (LHA 6), completed final contractor trials (FCT) April 3. FCT, ran by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), is part… [[ This is...

USS Iwo Jima Completes Repairs in Duqm, Oman

The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulled out of port in Duqm, Oman after completing mid-deployment voyage repairs and maintenance aboard the ship. Sailors and Marines aboard Iwo Jima… [[ This...

ESPS Infanta Cristina Visits Somali Fishermen

On Tuesday 31 March EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, carried out a Friendly Approach with local Somali fishermen during one of her counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden. Once… [[ This...

CNO Environmental Award Goes to USNH Yokosuka

U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka recently received the distinction of being selected as a 2014 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Award Winner in the category of Environmental Quality… [[ This is a content...

USS Donald Cook Leaves England. Continues FOST

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Plymouth, England, April 6, 2015, to continue Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) at sea. FOST is based out of naval… [[ This is...

eSailor Initiative Launched at RTC

The US Navy’s top enlisted Sailor, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike D. Stevens, was on hand to distribute the first electronic tablets (e-tablets) to the Navy’s newest… [[ This is...

Defence becomes hot topic in UK election

Defence has become a hot political topic in the United Kingdom ahead of the country’s upcoming May general election. Just as in the last general election in 2010, the future of the country’s nuclear...

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