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Hashim bin Saddique appointed vice chief of Naval Staff

Vice Admiral Khan Hasham bin Saddique has been appointed vice chief of Naval Staff by President Mamnoon Hussain with immediate effect. Prior to his appointment as vice chief of Naval Staff, Saddique served as...

Pakistan Navy performs guard duty at Iqbal’s mausoleum

A prestigious Change of Guards ceremony was held by Pakistan Navy at Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s mausoleum in Lahore on Iqbal Day to commemmorate the 137th birth anniversary of the great philosopher of the 20th...

PLAN commissions first ASW variant Type 056 corvette

Key Points China has inducted its first Type 056 Jingdao-class platform dedicated primarily to submarine prosecution At least four of the class could be fitted with towed array variable-depth sonar systems The People’s Liberation...

Barak 8 successfully completes trial

The Barak 8 naval surface-to-air missile system passed its first fully operational trial on 10 November, according to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the system’s prime contractor. “All the weapon system’s components met the test’s...

HMS Triumph submarine to undergo eight-month refit

The UK Royal Navy’s seventh and last Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarine, HMS Triumph, is set to undergo an eight-month refurbishment programme in Faslane, UK. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

White House Seeks $5 Billion More To Fight ISIL

The Obama administration on Monday sent Congress a $5.6 billion budget amendment, including $5 billion for the Defense Department, to fund war-related operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The...

NGC Appoints Todd Leavitt VP of Maritime Systems Business Unit

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Todd Leavitt, vice president of the company’s Maritime Systems business unit, effective immediately. In his new position, Leavitt will have executive responsibility for all Maritime Systems programs and...

USS Germantown Joins Blue Chromite

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) took part in the Blue Chromite 15 exercise on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Blue Chromite demonstrates the Navy and Marine Corps’ amphibious… [[ This is...

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