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Australia replaces defence minister

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott announced major changes to his cabinet on 21 December, including replacing the government’s defence minister. David Johnston, who took over as defence minister upon Abbott’s election in 2013, had...

Indian Navy tests indigenously built light combat aircraft

The Indian Navy has successfully completed the maiden test-flight of the first indigenously designed and developed fourth-plus generation naval light combat aircraft (LCA) prototype. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Navy Awards Base Ship Contract To NASSCO

The Navy has awarded a $498 million contract to General Dynamics [GD] NASSCO yard for the detailed design and construction of a ship intended to serve as a mobile base. The contract is for...

Aegis Upgrades Complete On Two Destroyers

The Navy has finished upgrading the Aegis Weapon System for two destroyers that give the ships the capability of carrying out in-theater air fighting as well as taking out ballistic missiles, the Navy said...

Sparton Acquires Sonar Components Maker Argotec

Sparton Corp. [SPA] on Monday said it has acquired sonar transducer products and components maker Argotec, Inc., adding to its core expertise in navigation and exploration. “Although not material in size, Argotec brings valuable...

USS Gary, USCG Seize 590 Kilos of Cocaine

USS Gary (FFG 51), with its embarked helicopter squadron and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), seized more than 590 kilos of cocaine after intercepting a “Go Fast”… [[ This is a content...

USS Peleliu Decommissioning Ops Awarded to GD

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $7,2 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Peleliu (LHA 5) fiscal 2015… [[ This is a content...

Jakarta, Indonesia Welcomes USS Fort Worth

Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 22 as part of a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance. The port visit is Fort… [[ This...

USS Halsey Docks in Laem Chabang, Thailand

The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) arrived in Laem Chabang, Thailand, Dec. 22, for a port visit. The sailors will participate in a series of Community Relations (COMREL)… [[ This...

BAE Systems Bags USS Barry Repair Contract

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $7,4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Barry (DDG-52) fiscal 2015 emergent docking availability. The… [[ This is a content...

New Commander of USFF Command Named

Adm. Phil Davidson assumed command of U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), Dec. 19, following his promotion to the rank of Admiral. The small ceremony was officiated via teleconference by Adm. Bill… [[ This is...

USS Vicksburg Becoms SNMG2’s New Flagship

USS Vicksburg (CG 69) relieved USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) as the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 2 flagship in the Port of Naples. Vicksburg, home-ported in Mayport, Fla., departed North America Dec…. [[...

Austal USA to Provide LCS Support Services

Austal USA is being awarded a $14,3 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for class services in support of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)… [[ This is a...

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