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Canadian Ships End Participation in Operation Caribbe

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMC Ships) Brandon and Yellowknife ended their participation in Operation Caribbe 2014 on Thursday, December 4, concluding Canada’s annual contribution to the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Canadian Ships Ends Participation in Operation Caribbe

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMC Ships) Brandon and Yellowknife ended their participation in Operation Caribbe 2014 on Thursday, December 4, concluding Canada’s annual contribution to the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Haifa, Israel Welcomes USS Donald Cook

Sailors aboard USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Haifa, Israel for a routine port visit, Dec. 7. Cmdr. Charles Hampton, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS… [[ This is a...

Italian Navy’s Third HARDSUIT Undergoes Systems Upgrade

Italian Navy’s third Atmospheric Diving Systems (ADS) delivered to OceanWorks International’s Burnaby facility for major systems upgrade. OceanWorks International received the ADS, commonly referred… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

UCT 2 Helps Install Ocean Sensor System in Kwajalein

Construction Dive Detachment Alpha (CDDA) divers, assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, assisted with the installation of a modern ocean sensor system at the Kwajalein Missile Impact… [[ This is a content summary...

USNS Choctaw County Begins Concept Trial

The Military Sealift Command (MSC) joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) moored for the first time at Naval Weapons Station Cheatham Annex Dec. 1 for a weeklong proof of concept trial…. [[...

Metal Shark Announces Partnership with Damen Shipyards

Boat manufacturer Metal Shark has reached an agreement with Damen Shipyards to market Damen designs, which the company will construct at its Franklin, Louisiana, shipyard. “We are proud to offer globally proven Damen designs...

USS Louisville Docks in Changi Naval Base, Singapore

Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) arrived at Changi Naval Base Dec. 5 for a port call as part of her deployment to the Western Pacific. With an augmented complement of… [[...

Hellenic Navy trials new special operations craft

The Hellenic Navy is undertaking sea trials of a new special operations craft, as shown in photographs of the trials released by the navy on 4 December. Under the Okyalos programme, the all-aluminium fast...

Peru continues to rejuvenate its naval capability

Key Points The Peruvian Navy is continuing to develop a range of new capabilities A number of key programme milestones are set to be reached before the end of 2014 The Peruvian Navy (Mariña...

USS Vicksburg to take lead of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2

Key Points Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Vicksburg is to relieve sister ship Leyte Gulf as SNMG2 flagship SNMG2 continues to support NATO counter-terrorism operation ‘Active Endeavour’ in the Mediterranean Sea The US Navy’s (USN’s) Ticonderoga-class...

Vietnam to invest in developing local industry

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has pledged to invest in developing the country’s defence industrial base in a bid to strengthen the Vietnamese military and “especially the navy and air force”. In comments...

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