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Distinguished Military Officials Tour Bogue Field FOB

Sailors assigned to Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and tenant commands welcomed an entourage of high-profile military officials for a tour of a simulated forward operating base (FOB) during… [[ This is a content...

Yokosuka, Japan Welcomes USS Columbia

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Columbia arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 5, for a visit as part of its deployment to the Western Pacific. With a crew of 150, Columbia Sailors will… [[...

USS Harry S. Truman Starts Maintenance

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transited the Elizabeth River and entered Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Nov. 5 to begin its carrier incremental availability. Capt. Bob Roth, Truman’s commanding… [[ This is a content...

Palfinger Marine’s Crane Tackles Explosives

Palfinger Marine, a global manufacturer of marine, offshore and wind cranes, has deployed one of its cranes on Haithabu to undertake explosive tasks and protect the environment. Costing €10 million,… [[ This is a...

Gabon selects Nexter guns for naval vessels

Gabon has selected Nexter Systems 20 mm Narwhal remote control naval guns for its Raidco RPB20 patrol boats and the new ocean patrol vessel (OPV) that it has on order, the French company announced...

Seychelles receives another donated patrol boat

India donated a second SDB Mk 5 patrol boat to the Seychelles on 7 November in a bid to forge closer strategic ties with the island republic and neutralise China’s growing influence in the...

Kratos successfully tests BQM-177A target UAS

Kratos Defense & Security’s unmanned systems division (USD) has successfully tested its BQM-177A subsonic aerial target (SSAT) unmanned aerial drone system at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Sea Range in Point Mugu,...

US Navy successfully tests upgraded Aegis weapon system

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has successfully completed an intercept flight test of the upgraded Aegis ballistic missile defence (BMD) system on the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53),...

Spanish Navy begins training with ScanEagle

The Spanish Navy has begun training with Boeing subsidiary Insitu’s ScanEagle, as it seeks to meet a requirement for an onboard unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Armada Espanola said that ScanEagle is its “definitive”...

IndoDefence 2014: PTDI highlights benefits of KFX programme

State-owned PT Dirgantara Indonesia aims to utilise the capabilities it acquires through its co-development programme with South Korea and the technologies it hopes to obtain through Indonesia’s Northrop F-5E replacement programme to provide enhanced...

IndoDefence 2014: BAE Systems signs Bofors deal with PT Lundin

BAE Systems has signed an agreement with Indonesian shipbuilder PT Lundin to support ageing Bofors naval guns in service with the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) as the UK-headquartered company looks...

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