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New Riverine Command Boats for CTF-75

Sailors assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF-75), Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 helped off-load two Riverine Command Boats… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Faded and Torn American Flags Retire

Sailors from amphibious dock landing ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined members of the American Legion, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps to help lay to rest faded… [[...

New Commander aboard USS Chafee

Commander Shea S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Anthony Littmann as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held pierside at Joint Base Pearl… [[ This is a...

USCG Saves Four off Grand Isle, Louisiana

The US Coast Guard medevaced four people from a vessel fire 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the report from the offshore supply… [[ This...

USS Vandegrift, USCG LEDET Stop Cocaine Delivery

USS Vandegrift (FFG 48), the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate, along with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) interdicted almost 2,000 pounds of cocaine being… [[ This is a content summary...

Swedish Armed Forces to Test CybAero RPAS from Visby Corvette

First North-listed CybAero has been selected by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden’s world-leading Visby class corvette in Q3, 2015. Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of...

Brazil Picks MBDA’s Sea Ceptor for New Corvettes

The Brazilian Navy has selected MBDA’s Sea Ceptor to provide the local area air defence for its next generation Tamandaré class corvettes. After the UK’s Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal New Zealand Navy...

RAN helicopters begin deck handling trials on HMAS Canberra

Royal Australian Navy helicopters have started the initial phase of deck handling trials on the newly commissioned HMAS Canberra, marking the beginning of the Naval Operational Test and Evaluation programme. …read more Read more...

Brazil delays A-4 aircraft upgrade programme

The Brazilian Navy (MB) will delay finalisation of its A-4BR Skyhawk upgrade programme from September 2015 to November 2017, according to a contract extension revealed at the end of November. The first upgraded McDonnell...

China denies building overseas base in Walvis Bay

Monday, December 1, 2014 – 22:08 AAF Online The People’s Daily Online reported that a spokesman for China’s Defence Ministry denied reports that China was planning to build an overseas base in Walvis Bay,...

Turkey Signs Logistical Ship Deal With Shipyard Selah

Local shipyard Selah Makine ve Gemicilik Endustri Ticaret AS will produce two logistical support ships for the Turkish Navy, the Turkish procurement authority announced. …read more Read more here:: Defense News (Naval)

HMS Queen Elizabeth Progress on Track

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited Scotland to see the progress being made in building the UK’s Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carriers. While visiting the Aircraft Carrier… [[ This is a content summary...

Image of the Day: MH-60S Sea Hawk in RAS

Sailors attach a container to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN…...

Alexander Nevsky Tests Bulava Missile

The Russian Navy’s Borei class submarine Alexander Nevsky, of the Northern Fleet, successfully tested a SLBM Bulava ballistic missile in the Barents Sea. The Russian Department of Defence… [[ This is a content summary...

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