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India approves batch of defence production licences

India’s Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has approved another batch of defence production licence proposals as part of the Indian government’s continuing campaign to promote growth in indigenous defence manufacturing. An undated...

The “Big Easy” Finishes Maintenance Period

Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big… [[ This is a content...

Most Read News, December 1 – 7, 2014

HMS Queen Elizabeth Progress on Track UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. UK Navy’s… [[ This is...

US Navy Engineer Indicted For Trying To Sell Secrets

A naturalized American citizen working for the US Navy was arrested Friday for attempting to sell technical information about the nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford to an agent of the Egyptian government. …read...

Canada Takes Command of Combined Task Force 150

Canada assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) yesterday, a naval counter-terrorism task force that spans more than two million square miles in the greater Middle East region. Commodore… [[ This is a...

USS Michael Murphy, FS Vendemiaire Engage in PASSEX

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the French frigate FS Vendemiaire (F734), Nov. 28, while operating in the South… [[ This is a content summary...

Brazil plans naval mission in Africa

Friday, December 5, 2014 – 15:10 AAF Online The Brazilian Navy has said that it will establish a naval mission in São Tomé and Príncipe, the small African island nation in the Gulf of...

HMS Albion Slowly Awakening

After a period of three years in extended readiness, HMS Albion is finally turning into the nation’s future flagship. The assault ship has been in extended readiness since 2011 in her home base of…...

Commanders Discuss EUNAVFOR and French Forces Cooperation

Rear Admiral Rando visited Brigadier-General Philippe Montocchio, the Commander of French Forces in Djibouti. They both discussed the current piracy situation in the Gulf of Aden. During the meeting… [[ This is a content...

INS Sukanya Transport Fresh Water Supply to Male

The Indian Navy sent INS Sukanya to Male last night to help the Maldivian Government regarding the supply of fresh (potable) water. INS Sukanya, an offshore patrol vessel, was on a routine patrol off…...

Papua New Guinea Receives Former HMAS Labuan

Papua New Guinea held a commissioning ceremony for its new Landing Craft Heavy HMPNGS Lakekamu yesterday in Port Moresby. HMPNGS Lakekamu was formerly the Royal Australia Navy Landing Craft Heavy… [[ This is a...

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