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ESN Awarded US Naval Surface Warfare Center Contract

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division, has hired Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN) for Combat Systems Operational Sequencing System (CSOSS). The $13.5 million contract will… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USS New York Hosts U.S. 6th Fleet Commander

U.S. 6th Fleet commander, Vice Adm. James Foggo, visited the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) for a distinguished-visitor tour with the U.S. Ambassador to Israel… [[ This is...

Spanish Chief of Defence Staff Tours ESPS Rayo

During their recent port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed the Spanish Chief of Defence Staff, General Admiral Fernando García Sánchez, on board. General Admiral García… [[ This is a...

Crewless Vessel Intercepted off Italy

The Italian Navy, along with the Icelandic Coast Guard, managed to rescue some 360 migrants who were left adrift at sea off Italy’s southern coast. Ezadeen, the ageing Sierra Leone-flagged… [[ This is a...

Two Russian Navy Ships to Celebrate Christmas Together

Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) will rendezvous with the Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) “Alexander Shabalin” in the Mediterranean… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

ONR Names New Chief of Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has received its new chief of naval research (CNR). Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter, a decorated aviator with advanced degrees in both computer science and national… [[ This...

ITS Caio Duilio, French Navy Conclude Training Period

Italian Navy’s destroyer Caio Duilio is back at La Spezia base after a training period with the French Marine Nationale. During the first fortnight in December, the vessel was in the Gulf of… [[...

Phoenix Upgrades US Navy Deep Drone ROV

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) recently completed an upgrade of the U.S. Navy’s 8,000-foot depth capable remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Deep Drone. All work was performed under a multi-year contract with the U.S. Navy’s...

Italian DNSSM Concludes Operations

The end of year 2014 coincides with the end of the operations carried out by the Italian Maritime Security and Surveillance Naval Fleet (Dispositivo Navale di Sorveglianza e Sicurezza Marittima… [[ This is a...

BAE Systems Lands USS Roosevelt Modification Deal

BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport is being awarded a $14,5 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the selected restricted availability of USS Roosevelt (DDG-80). The contract… [[ This is a content summary...

Australia to Invest in Defence Projects

The Australian Coalition Government continues its commitment to increasing investment in Australian defence infrastructure. According to a report by Hon Kevin Andrews MP, Minister for Defence,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USCG Repatriates 121 Cuban Migrants

The US Coast Guard repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday interdicted in seven separate events in the past week. All seven interdictions included unseaworthy, homemade… [[ This is a content...

India to simplify defence procurement procedures

India’s government aims to simplify its cumbersome Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) norms and establish a “promotional” organisation to boost the country’s indigenous military-industrial sector. Secretary of Defence Production G Mohan Kumar declared in New...

COMINT/DF suite revealed on Indian Project 17 frigates

Analysis of the Indian Navy’s new Project 17 Shivalik-class frigates has revealed that the vessels are fitted with a new-generation very high frequency / ultra high frequency (VHF/UHF) communications intelligence/direction finding (COMINT/DF) system supplied...

UK to assign A400M crews according to their abilities

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to assign roles to its crews for the Airbus Defence and Space (DS) A400M Atlas transport aircraft depending on their particular skillsets and competencies, a senior service...

Iranian Navy rescues oil tanker from pirate attack

The Iranian Navy’s 32nd fleet has foiled an attack on an Iranian oil tanker in international waters in the northern parts of the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden. …read more Read more here::...

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