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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...

Aselsan, Thales continue LMM launcher development

Key Points Aselsan and Thales have signed a further agreement for joint development of shipborne launcher systems for the Thales Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) The agreement covers continued development of four- and eight-round LMM...

SEA to support UK Royal Navy’s weapons systems

Engineering and software design services provider S EA has secured a £1.4m contract to continue its support for core elements of the UK Royal Navy’s (RN) weapons systems. …read more Read more here:: Naval...

NSSN Virginia Class Attack Submarine

The Virginia Class new attack submarine is an advanced stealth multimission nuclear-powered submarine for deep ocean anti-submarine warfare and littoral (shallow water) operations. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Spearhead Class Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV)

Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) are being built by Austal USA as part of the JHSV programme initiated by the US Navy. Operated by the Military Sealift Command, the JHSV will support joint or...

HNLMS Johan de Witt, HMAS Success Engage in RAS

EU Naval Force flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, successfully conducted a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with Australian supply ship HMAS Success in the Indian Ocean on Saturday 28 February. After meeting… [[ This is...

Submarine Force US Pacific Fleet SOY Announced

Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) for Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) were announced Feb. 27 following a week of events where 9 SOY candidates representing various… [[ This is...

GEOS Carries out Several Tests Using Initiation Systems

The Special Operations Group (GEO), the Spanish Elite Police Unit, has trialled EXPAL’s latest developments in demolition charges and initiation systems at its facilities in Guadalajara. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

US Navy Buys Three Vessels from Hornbeck Offshore

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced today that it has closed the previously announced sale of three 250EDF class OSVs, the HOS Arrowhead, the HOS Eagleview and the HOS Westwind, that were… [[ This is...

Sri Lanka Navy Arrested 86 Indian Poachers

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 86 Indian fishermen poaching well inside Sri Lankan waters on 26th February 2015. The arrests were made by the SLN patrol craft attached to the Northern and the Eastern Naval…...

Canadian Defence Minister Visits RCN Pacific Fleet

Defence Minister Jason Kenney visited with the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Pacific Fleet in Esquimalt, B.C., today in his first official visit with the RCN since his appointment. During the visit,… [[ This is...

Commander CTF 150, SANDF Discuss Security Challenges

Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy, recently visited the Republic of South Africa to discuss common maritime security challenges and potential… [[ This is a content summary only....

SHAPE CCOMC Director, MARCOM Talk Cooperation

On Friday, February 27, Brigadier General Nico Tak, the Director of the Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Centre (CCOMC) at SHAPE, paid a visit to NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM)… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: LCAC Approaches USS Essex

A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) from Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5 begins its final approach into the well deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). Essex is underway… [[...

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