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Makeyev working on heavy ICBM and possible new SLBM

The first two deployment sites for Russia’s Sarmat heavy liquid-propellant intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) programme will be in Orenburg oblast (presumably to re-equip 13th Missile Division headquartered at Dombarovskiy) and in Krasnoyarsk kray (presumably...

Reports: Car Mag Accidentally Runs Photo of Secret Russian Sub

The automotive magazine, “Top Gear Russia,” accidentally published a photo of a classified Russian submarine, according to news reports. The Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, a Moscow-based think tank, was the first...

BAE Appoints Joseph Campbell to Lead Ship Repair Business

BAE Systems has named Joseph Campbell as vice president and general manager of the company’s Ship Repair business, effective Jan. 14. Campbell succeeds Bill Clifford, who will retire after a successful 46-year career in...

BAE Appoints Joseph Campbell to Lead Ship Repair Business

BAE Systems has named Joseph Campbell as vice president and general manager of the company’s Ship Repair business, effective Jan. 14. Campbell succeeds Bill Clifford, who will retire after a successful 46-year career in...

Navy Manning Up the DDD-1000 Zumwalt

The Navy is going to increase the manpower on the first of a new class of land attack destroyers known as the Zumwalt-class DDG-1000s to account for greater need in propulsion plant engineering and...

GD Awarded $26 M for MK46 Gun Weapon Systems Production

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $26.2 million contract for the production of MK46 Modification (Mod) 2 Gun Weapon Systems (GWS) for use on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS),...

Raytheon AESA Radar Soars in Flight Test

A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including: … [[ This is a content summary only....

US, Korean Navies Train Together

The guided-missile destroyers USS Mustin (DDG 89) and USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) are participating in a bilateral training exercise from Jan. 13-15 with their counterparts in the Republic of Korea… [[ This...

EU Naval Force Warship Replenishes at Sea

On Friday, 9th January 2015, EU Naval Force warship, ESPS Rayo, successfully conducted a Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) with United States supply ship USNS Charles Drew in the Gulf of Aden. Task Force… [[ This is...

Australian Navy : Resolutely on Patrol

Australian Navy ships and personnel were on duty across the region and the globe this festive season, no different to every other day of the year. Able Seaman Electronics Technician Ned Orchard, of… [[...

New Zealand Navy Chasing Poachers from Australian Waters

The Australian Greens spokesperson for Fisheries, Senator Peter Whish-Wilson, says that New Zealand’s efforts in recent days to use its Navy to round up illegal toothfish poachers in the Southern… [[ This is a...

Australian Navy Cadets Educate about Life at Sea

Staff and cadets from Australian Navy Cadet units Australia, Hawkesbury and Sirius joined HMAS Melbourne in December for a day of fun and education about life at sea. The aim of the day was...

USS Forrest Sherman Conducts Live Fire-Training

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) conducted live fire-training, Jan. 10. The crew fired its MK 45 5-inch gun against a remote-controlled unmanned surface… [[ This is a content summary...

ITS Andrea Doria Conducts Counter-Piracy Exercise

During a recent port visit to The Seychelles, the EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, conducted a counter-piracy exercise called ‘Exchange 2015′ with members of the Seychelles Coast Guard and… [[ This is...

US Navy, Boeing Deliver 21st P-8A to Fleet Operators

The Navy received the final production P-8A Poseidon aircraft of 2014 on Jan. 8 marking 21 deliveries to fleet operators in Jacksonville, Fla. “Boeing last month delivered the eighth P-8A Poseidon of 2014, completing...

Navy Names New Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that SSN 795, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Hyman G. Rickover. Mabus named the submarine to honor U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman G....

Cuba praises innovations to preserve combat capabilities

The Cuban vice minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, General Alvaro Lopez Miera, gave awards to six military and civilian personnel on 12 January for undertaking science and technology (S&T) projects to improve Cuba’s...

UK cuts support spending to boost naval and land projects

UK ministers have cut some GBP1.4 billion (USD2.1 billion) from its 10-year defence procurement spending plans and re-allocated spending from logistic support budgets to bolster new equipment purchasing, according to the country’s spending watchdog,...

Surface Navy 2015: SEWIP Lite set for LCS

Key Points Repackaged SEWIP Block 2 system demonstrated on board USS Freedom Ship fit plans developed for both LCS platform variants The US Navy (USN) is concluding an evaluation of a scaled-down version of...

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