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Indian Navy’s first Scorpene submarine nears completion

The first of the Indian Navy’s six Scorpene-class submarines has successfully floated in water, marking the nearing of its completion at Mumbai’s Mazagon Docks (MDL). …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Hale Hamilton-High-Performance Valves and Valve Systems

Hale Hamilton is part of the Flow Technologies business of Circor International. Since 1947 the company has designed, developed, manufactured, supplied and supported high-performance valves and valve systems. …read more Read more here:: Naval...

USS Normandy Recovers 17 Packages of Illegal Narcotics

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) recovered more than 1,000 pounds of illegal narcotics while transiting the Mediterranean Sea, March 21, 2015. While conducting… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

HMAS SUCCESS Joins NATO’s Counter-Piracy Operation

The Royal Australian Navy Oiler HMAS SUCCESS (OR 304) joined NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD on Monday, 23 March 2015, joining New Zealand (2014) and Ukraine (2013) as partner… [[ This is a content...

Sevmash OJSC Lays Keel for Russian Navy’s New Sub

Russian Navy’s Sevmash OJSC new generation project Yasen-M started with the keel laying ceremony for the multipurpose nuclear submarine Arkhangelsk. Designed by the St…. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

ESPS Rayo, Somalia Strengthen Bonds

While conducting counter-piracy patrols near to the Somali coastline, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board local Somali leaders. The Somali leaders joined the crew in the Officers’… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: Marines Enter Essex after CRRC Drill

Marines assigned to Marine Recon Force Detachment enter the well deck of Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) after conducting combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC) raiding practice…. [[ This is a content...

TR Welcomes Distinguished Visitors in Portsmouth

US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) hosted high-level government and military officials for a day at sea as part of the Navy’s distinguished visitor program… [[ This is a content...

USNS Pathfinder Supports SPS-O 15

USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60), a Military Sealift Command oceanographic survey ship, moored in Cartagena, to conduct subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) with the Oceanographic and Hydrographic… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USNA Superintendent Visits Spanish Naval Academy

On March 17th and 18th Vice-admiral Ted Carter, Superintendent of the U.S. Navy Naval Academy (USNA) paid a visit to the Spanish Naval Academy (ENM) to strengthen the ties between the two… [[ This...

SNMG2 Ends Black Sea Training Operations

NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) completed their participation in joint NATO training exercises and maritime situational awareness operations in the Black Sea on March… [[ This is a content...

Spanish Navy Takes Part in Obangame Express

The Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Vencedora (P-79) attended the opening ceremony of the at-sea maritime exercise “Obangame Express” in Port Gentil, Gabon, on March 19. The vessel,… [[ This is a content summary only....

Minefields At Sea: From The Tsars To Putin

This is the first of three stories on the crucial but neglected question of sea mines and how well — or not — the United States manages this very real global threat. Since World...

USS Arlington Concludes Five-Day Visit to Boston

The amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) wrapped up a five-day port visit to Boston and set sail for her Norfolk homeport, March 18. During the visit, Sailors and Marines… [[ This...

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