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P-8A Training System Deal Goes to Boeing

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $171,1 million undefinitized modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of a P-8A… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

GD Wins Advanced Submarine Technologies Deal

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $36.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms. Electric… [[ This is a content summary...

US Navy Helicopter Crashes in Kuwait

A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC 26) crashed at 11:22 a.m. (EST), Dec.21, while on an overland training flight at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. All six… [[ This...

Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 180 Persons from Floods

Sri Lankan naval troops have been able rescue 180 persons during their deployment on flood relief operations in the Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Polonnaruwa and Anuradhapura districts. 75 persons were… [[ This is a content summary...

Indian Navy Test Its New LCA

Indian Navy’s first indigenously designed and developed 4th plus generation combat aircraft designed to operate from the decks of aircraft carriers took-off from Ski-Jump facility of Shore… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS New Orleans Elects PHIBRON 1 SSOY

A Sailor assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) was named Amphibious Squadron One (PHIBRON 1) 2014 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY), Dec. 5. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class… [[...

Australian STS Young Endeavour Set Sail

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe. Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Huon Recognized for RENDER SAFE Op Efforts

On 9 December, just prior to departing the wharf on patrol, HMAS Huon’s then Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton received a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation for his achievements and… [[ This is a content...

USS McCampbell Changes Command

The guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) received a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony, Dec. 19. Cmdr. Edward D. Sundberg relieved Cmdr. Sharif H. Calfee after 18… [[ This is...

Swiss Company Buys Two Former Danish Navy Vessels

Martrade BV of Sliedrecht, The Netherlands recently announced the sale of the two former Danish Navy guardvessels Milla A (ex VTS 3) and Mickey A (ex VTS 4). The sale was concluded in close…...

Tejas FOC suffers further delays

The deadline to secure the final operational clearance (FOC) for India’s locally designed Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) Mk 1 has again been delayed, this time by nine months to...

India hands over first ever warship built for export

India handed over its first ever warship export to Mauritius in the eastern port city of Kolkata on 20 December. Built by the state-owned Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata for USD58.5...

Kongsberg signs Polish NSM coastal defence contract

The Polish Ministry of National Defence has awarded a $177m contract to Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for the delivery of a naval strike missile (NSM) coastal defence system. …read more Read more here:: Naval...

Chinese yards show off new designs at INMEX 2014

The INMEX 2014 maritime expo, held in Guangzhou from 10-12 December, provided details on a number of new or recently completed vessels built by various Chinese shipyards. The most interesting of which were for...

Navy Helicopter Crashes in Kuwait; All Crewmembers OK

A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC 26) crashed at 11:22 a.m. (EST), Dec.21, while on an overland training flight at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. All six personnel aboard...

HMS Iron Duke Comes Home for Christmas

HMS Iron Duke returned to Portsmouth on December 19 from a successful South Atlantic patrol conducting maritime security operations and providing support to British Overseas Territories in the… [[ This is a content summary...

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