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ESPS Rayo Hosts JS Harusame Officials

On Friday 27 February, during her port visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, welcomed on board the commander of the Japanese Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, along with… [[ This...

Pakistan Navy Takes Command of CTF-151

Commodore Asif Hameed Siddiqui SI(M) from the Pakistan Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: USS New York Rests off Kuwait

The amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) is anchored off the coast of Kuwait in preparation for the on-loading of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU). New York is part...

HMAS Anzac Trains for NORTHERN TRIDENT Deployment

Crews of HMA Ships Anzac and Melbourne got busy recently in order to complete workups before Anzac’s NORTHERN TRIDENT deployment. Added to the mix on the south coast of New South Wales, the ships…...

USS Blue Ridge Carries Out Fast Cruise

Sailors aboard U.S 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a simulated underway known as a “fast cruise” Feb. 27, to prepare for their upcoming sea trials. The fast cruise is a...

USS Mesa Verde Welcomes CNSL

Rear Adm. Pete Gumataotao, commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic (CNSL) visited the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) while the ship is undergoing an extensive maintenance… [[ This is a content...

Malaysian Officials Board USS Bonhomme Richard

Malaysian Armed Forces and delegates from the State of Sabah, Malaysia, visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary… [[ This is a content summary...

Spanish Navy Marines Celebrate B-Day aboard USNS Spearhead

Members of the Spanish “Infanteria de Marina” or Spanish navy marines celebrated their service’s 478th birthday, while aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

HMS Duncan Leaves Portsmouth for Maiden Voyage

HMS Duncan, the Royal Navy’s newest warship, sailed from Portsmouth yesterday for her maiden deployment. The Type 45 destroyer will spend nine months working with allies in the Mediterranean, Middle… [[ This is a...

NAVFAC EXWC Tests New RO System for Littoral Combat Ships

The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed tests on a prototype reverse osmosis (RO) system for the Navy’s littoral combat ships (LCS) in February. The Littoral Combat Ship Program Office...

Victoria-Class Submarines Reach Operational Steady State

The Victoria-class submarine fleet is now operational with three out of four submarines available for operations. HMC Submarines Windsor, Victoria and Chicoutimi were all at sea in December 2014 and spent a cumulative total...

India to Buy Mine Sweeping Vessels, Trainer Aircraft

India’s defence ministry Saturday cleared a project worth Rs.32,000 crore for 12 mine sweeping vessels to be made in the country, along with some other projects including one for buying 38 basic trainer aircrafts....

Japan Coast Guard receives final EC225 helicopter

Airbus Helicopters Japan announced on 2 March that it had delivered the third and final EC225 LP helicopter on order for the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). According to the company, the latest delivery is...

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