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USCGC Decisive Seizes USD 44 Mln Worth of Cocaine

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Decisive offloaded approximately 1,328 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $44 million at Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg,… [[ This is a...

Taiwan Pressing On With Local Sub Build

Taiwan Navy officials are committed to their submarine build plans and will not wait for the US government to fulfill a 2001 pledge to sell Taiwan eight diesel submarines, a senior Navy official said....

Portugal sells surplus C212s to Uruguay

Portugal is to transfer to Uruguay two C212-300 Patrullero maritime surveillance aircraft formerly in service with the Portuguese Air Force (FAP). A contract for the transfer was signed in Lisbon on 18 December between...

Indian MoD delays decision on MTA again

Key Points The Indian Ministry of Defence has again delayed a decision on whether to approve the Medium Transport Aircraft programme to replace the air force’s Avro 748Ms The programme was touted as the...

UK contracts for additional Phalanx Block 1B buy

Key Points UK contracts Babcock to deliver four Phalanx Block 1B CIWS upgrade kits and their embodiment on four Land Phalanx weapons systems being returned to original marinised configuration for the Royal Navy Three...

UK Navy orders additional Phalanx systems from Babcock

Babcock has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver four additional Phalanx 1B kits and four conversions of the land-based Phalanx weapon system in the original marinised configuration....

Navy To Compete Radar For Larger Fire Scout

The Navy plans to launch a competition early next year for a radar system that will deploy on the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, the service’s program manager said Wednesday. Capt. Jeff Dodge of...

DoD Awards Japan, Australia Pacific Regional F-35 Maintenance Work

The Defense Department on Wednesday selected Japan and Australia to provide the Asia-Pacific portion of its global F-35 airframe and engine sustainment posture. Japan will provide airframe maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade (MRO&U) capability...

Shipbuilder: Russian Mistral Sailors To Leave France

About 400 Russian sailors are returning home, French shipbuilder DCNS said Wednesday, as Paris weighs whether to deliver the Mistral-class warship to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Read more here:: Defense News...

Shipbuilder: Russian Mistral Sailors To Leave France

About 400 Russian sailors are returning home, French shipbuilder DCNS said Wednesday, as Paris weighs whether to deliver the Mistral-class warship to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Read more here:: Defense News...

General Dynamics NASSCO Celebrates Opening of Bremerton Facility

General Dynamics NASSCO celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Bremerton, Wash., yesterday. The facility will support the company’s recently-awarded contract to repair and maintain U.S. Navy aircraft carriers home-ported in and...

Sammy B Ends Six-Month Deployment

The US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) pulled into Naval Station Mayport after completing a six-month deployment in the U.S. Africa Command area of… [[ This is...

Naval Artifacts Move to New Home in Richmond

The curators of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) completed the transfer of artifacts previously warehoused at its facility on the Washington Navy Yard NHHC officials announced Dec. 16…. [[ This is a...

GBP1.5M Contract Awarded for Carrier Engineering Support

The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems a 12 month pound1.5 million contract to design the engineering support solution for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. The contract award is part of...

Red Reef 15 Comes to a Conclusion

U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, officially concluded exercise Red Reef 15 with a joint demonstration in the… [[ This...

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