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Navy Ramps Up SM-6 Production

The Navy is ramping up production of its Standard Missile-6 as part of a broader effort to acquire up to 1,800 of the surface-to-air launched supersonic missiles, Raytheon officials said. Launched from ship-based vertical...

UK Naval Forces Celebrate VE Day

Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines around the world have taken part in national celebrations of the 70th anniversary of VE Day. Both personnel on ships deployed on operations across the world and… [[...

Malaga, Spain Welcomes USS McFaul

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrived in Malaga, Spain, on May 5, 2015. The port visit serves to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Spain through a number of… [[...

Ireland to Assist in Med Migrant Crisis

The Irish Navy vessel LE Eithne has completed its preparation for the deployment in the Mediterranean Sea humanitarian mission. Once the legal clarifications were made, the vessel started its… [[ This is a content...

HMS Iron Duke Expected in Jersey Today

Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke will arrive in Jersey on Friday, May 8 for a five-day visit to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces...

VDR: German Navy Should Widen Search Area

In the lead-up to the German federal government’s refugee summit on 8 May 2015, Ralf Nagel, Chief Executive Officer of the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR), argued that German Navy vessels… [[ This is a...

HMS Bulwark Helps Save More Than 100 Migrants

More than 100 migrants were today saved from their sinking boat in the middle of the Mediterranean in a joint rescue commanded by the Royal Navy. With Britain’s Flagship HMS Bulwark in the lead,...

HMS Lancaster Farewells Veracruz, Mexico

Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster departed the port of Veracruz, Mexico yesterday morning. The vessel was in port from Saturday, May 2. After a short break from operation, this… [[ This is...

US Navy on Stand-By in Strait of Hormuz

While the Strait of Hormuz appears calm in the aftermath of two reported Iranian acts of aggression toward commercial ships, U.S. military resources can respond quickly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs… [[ This is...

USS Laboon, USNS John Lenthall Engage in RAS

Two US Navy vessels recently met at sea for a replenishment operation. The guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) received supplies during a replenishment-at-sea with the Military Sealift… [[ This is a content summary...

Canada Remembers the Battle of the Atlantic

On the first Sunday of May each year, Canada and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) pay tribute to those lost at sea during the longest campaign of the Second World War. The Naval Reserve...

HMAS Anzac Pays Visit to Brindisi, Italy

The Royal Australian Navy’s helicopter frigate HMAS Anzac has arrived in Brindisi, Italy, as part of her NORTHERN TRIDENT 2015 deployment. While in Brindisi, members of ship’s company will… [[ This is a content...

NAVSEA Awards Further Submarine Combat Systems Work

Mikel Inc., Fall River, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,7 million contract modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for research and combat system development and… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Wayne E. Meyer Receives Spokane Trophy

The crew of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) assembled on the forecastle to receive the prestigious Spokane Trophy during a ceremony, May 7. The Spokane… [[ This...

USS San Diego Carries Out Ammunition Offload

The amphibious dock landing ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) completed an ammunition offload while moored pierside at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach on April 9. Sailors assigned to San Diego worked with… [[...

US 10th Fleet Releases Updated Strategic Plan

U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) released its updated strategic plan, May 6, during a media roundtable at the Pentagon. Vice Adm. Jan E. Tighe, commander, FCC/C10F, met with members of the media to discuss… [[...

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