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Commonwealth Accepts 1st LHD from BAE

The Commonwealth of Australia has accepted the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships, NUSHIP CANBERRA, from prime contractor BAE Systems. The 27,000 tonne warships are the largest vessels ever constructed for the...

Naval Forces Conclude SIFOREX

Naval forces from four partner nations concluded Silent Forces Exercise (SIFOREX) 2014 in Lima, Peru, Oct. 7. SIFOREX is a biennial Naval exercise that focuses on anti-submarine warfare (ASW)… [[ This is a content...

Managing The Chaos Of Electronic Warfare

WASHINGTON: If you know both the enemy and yourself, you will not be defeated in a hundred….ducks? “We’ve got twenty shotgun shells and a hundred ducks” in the electronic warfare world today, lamented Strategic...

METOC Officers Tour USS America in Chile

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) hosted five meteorology and oceanography (METOC) officers while in port Valparaiso, Chile, Aug. 26. The five METOC officers, all from various… [[ This is a...

CSG 5 Gets New Commander

Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 5 welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a port visit to… [[ This is a...

USS Wasp Ends Repairs, Returns Home

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) departed BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair after a yearlong dry-dock phased maintenance availability (DPMA) to return to her homeport, Naval Station… [[ This is a content...

Taiwan CGA Awards Coastal Surveillance Deal

Transas Marine Pacific and its local partner Mercuries Data Systems (MDS) have secured a multi-million contract from the Taiwan Coast Guard Administration for installation and commissioning of the… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Mesa Verde Pays Visit to Split, Croatia

The USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19), arrived in Split, Croatia, for a port visit, Oct. 6. While in port, Mesa Verde provides tours for government, military and embassy officials while her officers and crew…...

US Navy’s Autonomous Swarmboats Can Overwhelm Adversaries

A technological breakthrough will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously “swarm” offensively on hostile vessels, officals at the Office of Naval...

Piriou progresses B2M first-of-class build

Shipbuilding group Piriou is near to completing the hull of the French Navy’s first Bâtiment Multi-Mission (B2M) oceangoing support vessel at its Concarneau shipyard in Brittany, northwest France. Piriou was in December 2013 contracted...

SENER opens new UK office

Spanish engineering and technology company SENER announced on 8 October that it had opened a new division in the UK city of Manchester. The new Engineering and Construction division will help support SENER’s existing...

Navy Developing Unmanned Swarming Boat System

The Navy’s Office of Naval Research has developed the capability of using small, unmanned autonomous boats working together to carry out an attack on a surface vessel. The Office of Naval Research said it...

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