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USS New York Prepares to Leave Haifa, Israel

After it celebrated the New Year’s in Haifa, Israel, the San Antonio-class transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) prepared to continue its deployment on January 4, 2015. The vessel arrived… [[ This...

USS Donald Cook Strengthens Ties with Constanta, Romania

The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Constanta, Romania, for a scheduled port visit, Dec. 30. Donald Cook’s visit to Romania… [[ This is a content summary...

HMCS Fredericton Joins Operation Reassurance

Canadian Navy’s vessel HMCS Fredericton deployed on December 30 to join NATO’s Operation Reassurance. The ship will replace HMCS Toronto, which has been part of Standing NATO Maritime… [[ This is a content summary...

USCG Aids Disabled Fishing Vessel off Massachusetts

US Coast Guard crews assisted a disabled fishing vessel 35 miles east of Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Thursday, January 1. At about 4 p.m., Wednesday, the three person crew of the fishing vessel… [[ This...

HMS Dauntless Deploys on Anti-Piracy Mission

Royal Navy’s HMS Dauntless, a Type 45 destroyer, left Portsmouth on January 2nd for a five month routine deployment to the Gulf of Aden. The vessel will maintain a continuous presence in the… [[...

Civitavecchia, Italy Hosts USS Iwo Jima

Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) pulled in to Civitavecchia, Italy for a scheduled port visit Dec. 30, 2014. The visit provided the Sailors with the opportunity to build relations with… [[...

Turkish Navy, USS Donald Cook Engage in Exercises

USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, participated in an underway engagement with Turkish naval Forces Dec. 28. During the engagement, Donald Cook… [[ This is a content summary only....

2014: The year’s biggest Naval Technology stories

France suspended the first Russian Mistral warship delivery, Russian forces took control of another Ukrainian naval base in Crimea, and the UK Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth-class (QE) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was...

RN plans maritime autonomy demonstration in 2016

The UK Royal Navy (RN) has revealed plans to demonstrate a range of maritime autonomous systems (MAS) as part of a ‘Joint Warrior’ exercise scheduled for late 2016. Proposals have been invited from industry,...

Indian Navy selects OTO Melara 127/64 LW gun

Key Points OTO Melara’s 127/64 LW – Vulcano gun system has been chosen to arm 13 Shivalik-class frigates and Delhi-class destroyers OTO Melara was the sole bidder for the requirement after BAE Systems decided...

Nigeria’s second Hamilton-class cutter arrives

The Nigerian Navy’s second Hamilton-class cutter, NNS Okpabana , arrived in Lagos on 2 January, the News Agency of Nigeria (NNA) reported on 2 January. The vessel served as US Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin...

US Navy prepares for third MUOS satellite launch

The US Navy is preparing for the scheduled launch of its third mobile-user objective system (MUOS) spacecraft, onboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, on 20 January from Cape Canaveral Air Force...

US Navy supports search efforts for AirAsia QZ8501

The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Fort Worth has joined USS Sampson on a mission to support the search efforts for the wreckage of AirAsia Ffight QZ8501. …read more Read more...

South Korean defence exports reach record high in 2014

South Korean defence exports reached USD3.6 billion in 2014, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced 3 January. The sales represent a record high as well as a 6% increase over the USD3.4...

Most Read News, December 29 – January 4, 2015

USCG Searches for Toscana’s Crewmember The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for the master of a freight ship reported overboard approximately 60 miles east of Wake Island Sunday. Russia: Borey-A Class… [[ This is...

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