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USS Ronald Reagan Fires RAM

Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) tested one of its weapon systems, May 6, by launching multiple RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) against multiple airborne and low… [[ This is a...

APS Planning Conference Concludes in Italy

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe, and the U.S. completed an Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference at Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, May 8, 2015. The four-day… [[ This is a content summary...

Polish President Tours USS Jason Dunham

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) welcomed aboard President of the Republic of Poland Bronisław Komorowski, while the ship was in port in Gdynia,… [[ This is a content...

USNS Comfort Docks in Kingston, Jamaica for CP-15

An opening ceremony was held at Kingston, Jamaica’s National Indoor Sports Complex May 6 to commence the visit of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) and its crew… [[ This...

USS America Holds First Change of Command

The crew of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) hosted its first change of command May 7, while moored at Naval Base San Diego. In front of a crowd of close to...

CVN 77 Back in Norfolk after CQ Ops

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to its homeport of Norfolk after conducting carrier qualification (CQ) operations for pilots from the “Gladiators” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA)… [[ This is a content summary...

Visiring the 681 Brigade of the Navy Vietnam

There’s a proud feeling with confidence in the protection of maritime sovereignty when visiting the 681 shore missile brigade, the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Navy (7-5-1955 – 7-5-2015). 681 shore missile brigade...

IN outlines key technologies to ‘Make in India’

The Indian Navy (IN) has identified around 100 ‘critical technologies’ that it wants the public and private sectors to indigenously develop under the new government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative to domestically source its materiel...

Bangladesh receives second USCG high endurance cutter

Key Points Bangladesh Navy receives second cutter from US Coast Guard Ship will depart Alameda, California in September 2015 following maintenance, equipment installation, and crew training The Bangladesh Navy (BN) received in early May...

Indonesian Navy’s first French-built OSV arrives home

The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) new 60 m offshore support vessel (OSV) arrived in Indonesian territorial waters on 6 May, the service has announced. The vessel, KRI Rigel...

US Navy christens its sixth JHSV as USNS Brunswick

The US Navy has christened its future joint high-speed vessel (JHSV) as USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6), the sixth of ten such vessels that Austal is building for the navy. …read more Read more here::...

North Korea reportedly tests new ballistic missile

North Korea has reportedly carried out a successful underwater test of a newly developed ballistic missile, increasing the country’s defence capabilities. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Indra to deliver satcom terminals for German Navy

Spanish electronics firm Indra has secured an order to deliver five satellite communications (satcom) terminals for the German Navy’s Braunschweig-class (K-130) corvettes. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

US Navy’s Sixth JHSV Christened

US Navy christened its sixth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) on May 9 at Austal’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala. USNS Brunswick, a 338-foot shallow draft aluminum catamaran, is a… [[ This is...

Most Read News, May 4 – 10, 2015

Dynamic Mongoose 2015 Begins NATO’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2015 (DMON 15) began today, Monday, 4 May 2015, off the coast of Norway, with ships, submarines, aircraft and… [[ This is a content...

Brazilian Navy to Upgrade Super Lynx helicopters

The Brazilian Navy (MB) has initiated a program to modernize its Super Lynx helicopters. The program is valued at $ 160 million and includes CTS800-4N LHTEC engines, installation of three multifunction displays, new tactical...

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