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USCG, Nigeria to Engage in Maritime Training

A small team of U.S. Coast Guardsmen joined forces with Marine Corps 1st Lt. Brian Elender, from SPMAGTF Crisis Response-Africa, to work alongside service members of the Nigerian Navy for a training… [[ This...

US Navy Gets MQ-8C Fire Scout from Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s… [[ This is a content...

USS Gettysburg Honored with Top Community Service Award

The chief of naval operations named guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) as the recipient of the Navy’s highest award for community service, Nov. 24. Gettysburg received the 2014… [[ This is a content...

US Naval Academy Spreads Holiday Spirit

Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy’s 6th Company and representatives from the Annapolis chapter of the Salvation Army gathered in Bancroft Hall Dec. 2 for the 24th annual Giving Tree… [[ This is a...

ONR Wins Top Manufacturing Award for F-35 Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) received one of the nation’s top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35… [[ This is a content...

Norway Launches New Submarine Project

A project led by the Ministry of Defence has since 2007 studied Norway’s future submarine capability. Several options have been looked at in the process. The Government has now decided that the project will...

Sweden to test CybAero APID UAS from Visby corvette

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has selected CybAero to conduct unmanned air system (UAS) test and demonstration flights from a Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) Visby-class corvette. Testing, scheduled to take place in Swedish...

Croatia orders five new patrol boats

Croatia has ordered five patrol boats from the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, signing a contract with the firm on 2 December. Valued at HRK396 million (USD63.5 million), the agreement was signed by Croatian Minister...

Norway sets sights on new submarines

Key Points Norway has announced its intention to build a new class of submarines, rather than extend the life of its existing boats Its future submarine project will now enter a definition phase to...

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