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US, JSDF Conclude Exercise Keen Sword 15

U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) wrapped up Exercise Keen Sword 15 with a display of naval and air power of 19 ships and seven aircraft operating in formation a few hundred miles off...

Australian Navy’s Remaining LCHs Lower White Ensign

As the sun slipped below the horizon, the Australian White Ensign was lowered for the final time on Navy’s three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH). Past and present crew from HMA Ships Brunei,… [[...

Australian DF: Russian Flotilla Leaves Coral Sea

Australian Defence Force vessels and aircraft have completed monitoring a Russian Surface Task Group that was operating in the Coral Sea to Australia’s north. The Russian ships did not enter… [[ This is a...

HMAS Toowoomba Stops 388 Kilos of Heroin off Africa

HMAS Toowoomba has intercepted a vessel carrying approximately 388 kilograms of heroin in international waters off the east coast of Africa. The drug seizure on 17 November 2014 was part of a… [[ This...

HMNZS Canterbury Changes Command

In a ceremony onboard the New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, at Devonport Naval Base, Commander David Turner relinquished command of the ship to Commander Simon Rooke. Chief of… [[ This is a...

Australia decommissions last Balikpapan-class LCHs

The last three of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) 45 m Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft (LCH) were decommissioned in Cairns on 20 November. The 364-tonne vessels – HMAS Brunei , HMAS Labuan , and...

ONR to swim ahead on ASW package for large UUV

The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is to brief industry on plans for the development of an Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Mission Package (ASWMP) for its future Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (LDUUV). This...

US Navy supply ships collide in Gulf of Aden

Two US naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden on 20 November, US Navy (USN) officials announced. Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and Henry J Kaiser-class...

LCS Fort Worth Underway On Deployment to Singapore

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS-3) has begun its journey to Singapore on its first major overseas deployment that will be the longest of any so far for the class of ships...

Lockheed Martin Unveils New Surface Warfare Innovation Lab

MOORESTOWN, N.J–Lockheed Martin [LMT] unveiled a new laboratory at its Aegis Combat System production facility in New Jersey this week designed to explore cutting edge technologies for the Navy with a significant focus on...

F-35C Finishes Tests 3 Days Early? Really.

WASHINGTON: Hard as it may be to believe in light of the F-35′s history, the carrier version of the plane completed its shipboard developmental tests three days early. Now the program did build several...

F-35C Finishes Tests 3 Days Early? Really.

WASHINGTON: Hard as it may be to believe in light of the F-35′s history, the carrier version of the plane completed its shipboard developmental tests three days early. Now the program did build several...

Fire Scout and Seahawk Deploy Together For First Time

An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and MQ-8B Fire Scout are deploying together on the same ship – a first for manned and unmanned integration aboard a surface combatant. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

The Chilean Navy

Naval Defence Without DepthSome countries have an unfavourable territorial situation that does not help establish a line of defence and, instead, requires a comparably higher amount of resources and assets. The very same concept...

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