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Keel laid for Royal Navy of Oman’s HSSVs

Austal Australia has completed the keel laying for two 72m high-speed support vessels (HSSVs), which will be deployed by the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Netherlands MoD resumes deliveries of NH90 helicopters

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has resumed deliveries of the final seven NH90 helicopters, following a new agreement with the manufacturer, Netherlands Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has said. …read more Read more here::...

V-22 Readiness Not Optimal, Marine Commander Says

The commander of a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) that recently completed a nine-month run in the Mediterranean and Middle East regions said the readiness level of V-22 Ospreys was below average compared to the...

ITS Andrea Doria, Madagascan Navy Engage in LMCB Training

On 16 December, during her port visit to Antsiranana, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, conducted Local Maritime Capacity Building (LMCB) training with personnel from the Madagascan… [[ This is a content...

UK Defence Secretary Tours Naval Base Clyde

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today (Thursday 18 December) visited Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, ahead of Christmas, to meet the personnel who will be based there over the festive period,… [[ This is a...

DCNS Tests New Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Piracy System

DCNS has successfully tested a real-time demonstrator for an asymmetric response to terrorist and piracy attacks in the Toulon harbor, France. This DCNS system is the result of several years of… [[ This is...

USS Arlington Carries Out Small Craft Attack Team Drills

US Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) recently conducted small craft attack team drills as part of its training. The drill included firing a .50-caliber machine gun as… [[ This is...

Brazilian Submarine Construction Shipyard Moves Forward

On 12 December, the President of the Brazilian Republic, Dilma Rousseff, officially inaugurated the main hall of the submarine construction shipyard, located in Itaguaí in the Bay of Sepetiba. This… [[ This is a...

UK Navy to Organize First ‘Robot Wars’

The Royal Navy is holding its first ‘robot wars’, inviting firms at the cutting-edge of science to demonstrate unmanned aircraft, boats and submarines. The head of the Navy – First Sea Lord Admiral… [[...

857 Naval Air Squadron Returns to Cornwall

Personnel from 857 Naval Air Squadron have completed their latest deployment in the Persian Gulf and have started the journey home to Cornwall for Christmas. For some of the Squadron, this will be… [[...

US Continues Strategic Rebalance to the Pacific

Adm. Harry Harris Jr., commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet conducted an all hands call at Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) in Singapore, Dec. 18, during a trip to strengthen… [[ This...

Yaroslav Mudry Nears MED Permanent Task Force

Russian Navy’s Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727), a part of the Baltic Fleet (BF), continued its voyage toward the Mediterranean Sea through the Suez Canal. As soon as the vessel… [[ This is...

USS Cole, USNS Kanawha Engage in RAS

US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) conducted replenishment-at-sea on December 14 in the Mediterranean Sea. The vessel engaged in the operation with the Military Sealift… [[ This is a content summary only....

Image of the Day: MV-22B Osprey Lands aboard Iwo Jima

An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) lands aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) to embark Marines aboard the ship. Iwo Jima deployed… [[ This is...

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