'

DFNS.net Naval Blog

HMS Portland to Visit Her Namesake Port

Captain Simon Asquith OBE will sail his Type 23 frigate HMS Portland into her namesake port on Saturday March 7 for a short visit. The ship will remain in Deep Water Berth for 4...

USS Blue Ridge Ready for Operations

U.S. 7th Fleet flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) successfully completed sea trials March 4, after undergoing a six-month scheduled maintenance availability period. Sea trials allows the crew to… [[ This is a...

Welcome Home USCGC Waesche

The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returned to homeport at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., Sunday, following a 79-day, 13,000 nautical-mile patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Since… [[ This is...

USCGC Diligence Finishes Patrol Duties

The US Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington on March 2, following a 46-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. During the patrol, the crew aboard the Diligence was diverted… [[...

ESPS Infanta Cristina Joins Operation Atalanta

Today Spanish Navy warship, ESPS Infanta Cristina, joined the European Union’s counter-piracy mission, Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. The warship departed her home port of Cartagena in… [[ This is a content...

Support Services Deal for LCS Program Awarded

Computer Sciences Corp is being awarded an $8,3 million modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for professional services in support of the Littoral Combat Ship program…. [[ This is a content...

HMAS Parramatta Starts Missile Defence Upgrade

Australian Navy’s HMAS Parramatta embarked on an important mission in February – the Anti Ship Missile Defence upgrade. The upgrade will involve a seven month deployment for ship’s… [[ This is a content summary...

Exercise Good VI Kicks Off

Exercise Good VI commenced on Monday, 2 March, with the arrival of three German vessels; FSG Hessen, FSG Brandenburg and FSG Karlsruhe. This is a joint exercise taking place every two years between… [[...

USS Mobile Bay Gets New Commander

US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) changed command during a pierside ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, March 3. Capt. Timothy Kott turned over command of the… [[ This is a...

Spain, India plan to expand industrial ties

India and Spain are to expand their military co-operation, including closer industrial ties as a prelude to possible future contracts, as a result of an accord signed by their ministers of defence in Delhi....

South Korea names sixth KSS-2 submarine

The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has named its sixth Type 214 KSS 2-class diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine. A report carried by state news agency Yonhap, citing RoKN officials, revealed the name to be...

China announces 10% military spending increase

China’s government announced on 5 March a 2015 defence budget of CNY886.9 billion (USD141 billion), which it said is a 10.1% increase over military spending in 2014. State news agency Xinhua stated the budget...

Germany approves Sea Lion helo procurement

Germany has approved the purchase of 18 Sea Lion-variant NH90 helicopters valued at EUR1.4 billion (USD1.6 billion), the Reuters news agency reported on 4 March. The deal, which had already been previously announced, was...

Reliance acquires Pipavav shipyard

Mumbai-based Reliance Infrastructure has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering, in what is India’s largest-ever defence industry acquisition. As per the terms of a purchase agreement signed on...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close