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Japanese, US Navy Vessels Carry Out RAS

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force training vessel JDS Shimayuki (TV-3513) recently met with US Navy vessels in the Pacific Ocean. JDS Shimayuki and the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)… [[ This is...

ESPS Infanta Cristina Meets Somali Fishermen

Whilst on a counter-piracy patrol off the Somali coastline, Spanish warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, visited local fishermen at sea. The vessel’s crew spoke to the fishermen about the EU Naval… [[ This is a...

USS Harry S. Truman Offers Education Opportunities

US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) began accepting registrations for the Navy College Program for Afloat College Education Distance Learning (NCPACE-DL) placement tests,… [[ This is a content summary only....

HMAS Success Awarded the Gloucester Cup

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK MC (Retd) Governor General of Australia presented HMAS Success with the Royal Australian Navy’s most prestigious annual award for… [[ This is a content summary...

Defence Exports 2015 Conference

We are delighted to announce the 10th annual Defence Exports conference convening on the 30th September and 1st October 2015, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This is your opportunity to discuss and network with key government...

USS Laboon Sails to the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) was scheduled to arrive in the Black Sea on June 21 to promote peace and stability in the region. Laboon’s presence in the Black… [[...

HMS Quorn Wraps Up BALTOPS 2015

Royal Navy’s HMS Quorn brought the curtain down on the largest military exercise of 2015 by sending three quarters of a tonne of high explosive to its maker. Quorn plus half a dozen other…...

Kiel, Germany Welcomes USS Jason Dunham

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrived in Kiel, Germany, for a scheduled port visit, June 19. Jason Dunham’s visit to Kiel marked the conclusion of… [[ This is a...

USS George H. W. Bush Undergoes PIA at NNSY

Aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth June 16 for an extended Planned Incremental Availability (PIA). Maintenance on Bush is scheduled… [[ This is...

CARAT 2015 Launches in the Philippines

Members of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps along with their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts kicked off the 2015 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series… [[ This is a...

Spain to boost R&D spend on new frigates, AFVs

The Spanish government is to boost research and development (R&D) spending on two key defence re-equipment programmes: the F-110 frigate and the VCR 8×8 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle. The total figure has been set...

Israeli Navy expands role of RHIB unit

The Israeli Navy is assigning more offensive roles to one of its three fast inflatable boat units that are traditionally used for port security missions, a senior naval source said on 27 May. The...

US Navy conducts CARAT exercise with Philippines

The US Navy, Marine Corps and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have started the 2015 cooperation afloat readiness and training (CARAT) exercise series in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. …read more Read more here::...

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