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SNMCMG-2 Takes Part in Exercise Ariadne 2014

After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to… [[ This is a...

HMAS Huon Recovers Ghost Fishing Net

Australian Navy’s minehunters are designed to track sea mines and other underwater hazards but there is another man made threat that can be just as dangerous to marine life and shipping –… [[ This...

HMAS Stuart Marks Remembrance Day

The crew from HMAS Stuart took time from providing support to the G20 to pause and remember those men and women who had gone before them in service to the nation and had made...

US Navy’s EA-6B Prowler Retires

As the sun sets on USS George H.W. Bush’s (CVN 77) current deployment, it also sets on the illustrious career of the EA-6B Prowler with the US Navy. The jet is retiring after 42...

HMAS Brunei Ends Last Mission

HMAS Brunei, has completed her last mission prior to decommissioning, finalising the last job for the landing craft in Royal Australian Navy service. In late October, Brunei embarked a team in Gove,… [[ This...

USS Dewey, Yemeni Coast Guard Train Together

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) conducted visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) training with Sailors aboard the Yemeni Coast Guard patrol… [[ This is a content summary only....

IMCMEX: USS Gridley Carries Out VBSS aboard HMS Bulwark

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) conducted visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training aboard the royal navy amphibious assault ship HMS… [[ This is a content summary only....

US rule change smoothes way for exports to Vietnam

The US government has amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to reflect its decision to ease restrictions governing military sales to Vietnam. The updated regulations, announced in the Federal Register on 10...

Russia and Kazakhstan to agree sharing of missile-warning radar

Russia has begun negotiations with Kazakhstan on the incorporation of the latter country’s Dnepr-class early-warning radar at Balkhash into Russia’s missile-warning network. The Russian defence and foreign ministries hope to agree the terms under...

Dstl funds underwater defensive aids system research

The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has contracted an industry team led by Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK) to conduct a three-year programme of research into underwater defensive aids...

Bharat Electronics reports second quarter revenue surge

State-run Indian company Bharat Electronics (BEL) posted robust growth in the second quarter of 2014 thanks to a number of major defence sales secured during the period. The company said in results issued to...

Avibras denies merger talks with Odebrecht

Rumours of a possible merger or acquisition of AVIBRAS by infrastructure giant ODEBRECHT’s defence-dedicated ODEBRECHT Defesa e Tecnologia (ODT) business unit have been denied by AVIBRAS president Sami Hassuani. The news emerged in the...

China unveils new submarine-launched missile

China Aerospace Science and Industry (CASIC) has unveiled its new CM-708UNA submarine-launched cruise missile at the tenth China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Russia confirms plans to conduct Bulava missile test

Russia has confirmed plans to test-launch the Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by the end of this year, dismissing recent media reports that the event had been postponed. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Nuclear Work Resumes at Norfolk Naval Shipyard

Nuclear activity has resumed at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth after safety and training violations prompted a work slowdown that lasted at least a month. …read more Source:: Military.com (Naval)

HMS Argyll Docks in Willemstad, Curacao

British warship HMS Argyll has visited Willemstad, Curacao as part of her six month deployment to the Caribbean. The most capable Type 23 Frigate visited in order to conduct integration meetings with… [[ This...

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