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HMAS Newcastle Consolidates Anti-Submarine Warfare Skills

While supporting HMAS Rankin’s unit readiness evaluation in the West Australian Exercise Area recently, HMAS Newcastle had the unique opportunity to consolidate anti-submarine warfare skills… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

NAS Jax Hosts Air Show

Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts… [[ This is...

NSWCDD Holds Small Business and Industry Brief

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Organized a Small Business and Industry Brief at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, Oct. 21. More than 220 business executives… [[ This is a content...

NUSHIP Canberra DCIs Under Spotlight

A team of Damage Control Instructors aboard the Australian Navy’s NUSHIP Canberra have been under the spotlight during the first Landing Helicopter Dock’s (LHD) duty watch certification… [[ This is a content summary only....

Canadian Navy Helps in WW2 Aircraft Recovery Ops

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is leading operations to recover its Northrop Nomad aircraft that crashed into Lake Muskoka on December 13, 1940, killing Lieutenant Peter Campbell and Leading… [[ This is a...

USS Germantown Changes Command in Okinawa, Japan

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) held a change of command ceremony in Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 27. Cmdr. Gary Harrington relieved Capt. Marvin Thompson as commanding officer…. [[ This is a...

Raytheon Awarded $205 M Phalanx Upgrade Contract

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a multi-year bulk buy contract totaling over $200 million to provide Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS) upgrade kits, support equipment and hardware spares to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense...

Euronaval 2014: Lebanese FAC contract yet to be finalised

Negotiations to supply Lebanon with three fast attack craft (FACs) are continuing, the French shipbuilder CMN told IHS Jane’s at Euronaval 2014. Lebanon is negotiating to acquire a new variant of CMN’s venerable Combattante...

South Korea’s DAPA introduces procurement inspection teams

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has established internal procurement inspection teams to increase transparency in defence contracting and subsequent development and production, DAPA spokesman Baek Yoon-hyung told IHS Jane’s on 30 October....

Canadian future Arctic patrol fleet numbers at risk

Canada’s plans to revitalise its Arctic naval presence have come under fire from the country’s Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO). According to the Budget Analysis for the Acquisition of a Class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships...

Shiptec China 2014: CSIC details progress on USV

China is developing a new unmanned surface vessel (USV) to conduct coastal patrol and surveillance, surveying, and mapping for the China Coast Guard (CCG) and various oceanographic research institutes under the State Oceanic Administration...

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