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Future DDG 119 to Be Named USS Delbert D. Black

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced that the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG 119) will be named USS Delbert D. Black after the first master chief petty officer… [[ This is...

USS Gary, USCG Seize over 143 Kg of Cocaine

USS Gary (FFG 51), her embarked Helicopter Squadron (HSL 49 Det. 4) and embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment intercepted over 143 kilograms of cocaine Feb. 10 after intercepting a… [[ This is...

China building second aircraft carrier: PLA colonel

China is building its second aircraft carrier, a senior naval officer has told media, the most explicit confirmation yet of a widely expected move that will boost Beijing’s maritime power. China’s first aircraft carrier...

Russia places 38,000 troops on alert for snap exercises

Russia placed its Northern Fleet and elements of its Western Military District (WMD) and Airborne Troops (VDV) on full combat readiness on 16 March in preparation for mobilisation and deployment test snap military exercises....

France seeking new opportunities in Brazil

Despite Brazil’s financial troubles, the French defence industry is seeking to attract more business within the Brazilian Armed Forces and to increase co-operation with local companies. The chairman of the French Aerospace Industries Association...

US Sea Services unveils new revised maritime strategy

The US Sea Services has unveiled its new revised maritime strategy, which has been designed to better support the security interests of the country and to help achieve homeland security objectives. …read more Read...

E-2D begins debut deployment

The US Navy’s (USN’s) new Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft has begun its maiden deployment, the service disclosed on 13 March. Five E-2Ds assigned to Carrier Airborne...

Most Read News, March 9 – 15, 2015

Swedish Navy’s Minesweeper Experiences Weapon Malfunctions Swedish Navy’s minesweeper HMS Ulvön (M77) experienced malfunctions during weapon fire tests yesterday south of Ronneby, Sweden. UK Invests… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

HMS Tyne Resumes Duties

Following an extensive refit period in January, Royal Navy’s River-class patrol ship HMS Tyne has swiftly resumed her duties, protecting natural resources and the integrity of her territorial… [[ This is a content summary...

Sea Forces Update Maritime Strategy

The Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard have issued an updated maritime strategy that outlines the changing environment throughout the world and how the services intend to address new threats, while at the same...

Boeing to upgrade airborne communications

Military strategic communications experts at Boeing are moving forward on a major project to upgrade low-frequency communications designed to connect U.S. command authorities with submerged ballistic missile submarines in times of national emergency. …read...

The Maritime Strategy’s Missed Opportunities

Bryan Clark worked on the new Maritime Strategy while he was a top aide to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert and he remains an influential voice on naval issues from his current...

USS Cole Ends Deployment in US 6th Fleet

The guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOO). Cole, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer,… [[ This is a...

Teaching Drones How To See: Fire Scout & Kestrel

The military is drowning in video. Figuring out what’s worth watching can literally be a matter of life and death. The standard technique today is to sit young servicemembers down at screens to stare...

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