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Marines Defend New Wheeled Amphibious Vehicle Design

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill today voiced concerns about the U.S. Marine Corps’ new amphibious vehicle, questioning the service’s selection of wheels over the venerable tracked design. Marine Corps leaders testified before the Senate Armed...

Essex ARG, 15th MEU Conclude PMINT

The Sailors and Marines of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) returned to San Diego March 10, following a twelve day at-sea PHIBRON-MEU… [[ This is a...

USS Hawaii Ends Western Pacific Deployment

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on March 10, after completing a deployment to the Western Pacific. Hawaii returned home with a… [[ This is a...

Divers Prepare for Canadian Arctic Ops

Clearance divers from Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) and underwater archeologists with Parks Canada conducted an Ice Dive Exercise at Quebec City Old Port from March 2-6, 2015 in preparation for… [[ This is a...

USS Frank Cable Supports Many US Vessels in Sasebo

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) finished repair support on multiple U.S. naval assets while in port Sasebo, Japan, March 11. Frank Cable conducted repairs and maintenance on the San… [[ This...

www.mastconfex.com Japan’s First-ever International Defence Event The 12th MAST – the only conference and exhibition series for senior-level maritime* defence & security operators and technologists is exclusively and officially supported by the Ministry of...

Image of the Day: USS Essex Fires Sea Sparrow Missile

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) fired a RIM-7 NATO Sea Sparrow Missile (NSSM). The operation was conducted in the Pacific Ocean, on March 9, during a live-fire exercise from… [[...

OPVs & Corvettes Asia Pacific 2015 Conference

Enhancing the Versatility of OPV and Corvette Capabilities for Diverse Maritime Operations The 5th Annual OPVs & Corvettes Asia Pacific 2015 will bring you the latest discussion topics surrounding the roles of OPVs and...

Swedish Navy’s Minesweeper Experiences Weapon Malfunctions

Swedish Navy’s minesweeper HMS Ulvön (M77) experienced malfunctions during weapon fire tests yesterday south of Ronneby, Sweden. The malfunction resulted in the vessel’s gun swinging and… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Five Navy Officers Arrested After MACC Investigation

Five Royal Malaysian Navy staff, including a female officer, were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in and around the naval base in Lumut, on Monday evening, Malay Mail… [[ This is a...

USS Jason Dunham Docks in Portugal

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) makes a stop in Portugal. The vessel, which is a part of the US 6th Fleet area of responsibility, entered Funchal, Portugal on March 7. Jason… [[...

USCG Saves Two near Everglades National Park

US Coast Guard rescued two men from their partially submerged vessel near Everglades National Park Tuesday morning. Coast Guard 7th District Command Center watchstanders received an Emergency… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS Laboon Carries Out Live-Fire Exercise

US Navy’s Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) recently conducted a live-fire exercise. The vessel fired its MK 45 5-inch gun while it was sailing in the Atlantic… [[ This is a...

Australian Defence Force Heading Toward Pay Increase

The Australian Government has adjusted the framework for the 2014 Australian Defence Force Workplace Remuneration Arrangement to include provision for personnel to receive a pay increase. In a joint… [[ This is a content...

Theodore Roosevelt to Deploy Today

US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which was supposed to deploy on Monday, is expected to embark on its journey today. The vessel was supposed to depart Norfolk Naval Station… [[ This is...

Theodore Roosevelt Deployment Delayed

US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which was supposed to deploy on Monday, is expected to embark on its journey today. The vessel was supposed to depart Norfolk Naval Station… [[ This is...

Zumwalt Destroyers to Join the Fleet a Year Later

The US Navy’s two new Zumwalt-class destroyers will arrive to the fleet a year later due to complications with new technology. Reuters writes that the issues arose due to challenges with the… [[ This...

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