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GDBIW Gets DDG 1000 Services Contract

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $32,5 million modification to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract to exercise options for DDG 1000 class services. This… [[ This is a content summary...

Counter-Piracy Vessels Meet at Sea

On Saturday 18 October sailors from EU Naval Force Spanish frigate, ESPS Navarra, embarked on the Danish frigate HDMS Esbern Snare. The Danish frigate is part of NATO’s counter-piracy operation,… [[ This is a...

Australian Navy Decides on CARIS Software

Royal Australian Navy recently decided to standardize their data processing workflow for their Survey Motor Launches (SML) on CARIS software. CARIS has been used successfully for several years on the… [[ This is a...

USS Ingraham Completes Final Deployment

The US Navy frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) is scheduled to return from its final deployment to the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Oct. 27 to make preparations for decommissioning. During this… [[...

Arunta and Parramatta Dock in Melbourne

HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta visited Melbourne 17-20 October, coinciding with the centenary of the departure of convoys for the First World War from Port Phillip Bay. Seventeen troopships departed… [[ This is a...

China launches new 3,000-tonne coastguard cutter

The Guangzhou Huangpu Shipyard has launched a new cutter for the China Coast Guard (CCG), Chinese media reported on 14 October. Zhongguo Haixun 2303 – literally ‘China Sea Police 2303’ – is expected to...

Details emerge on India’s mystery OSS project

Details are slowly coming to light of the mystery Indian Navy (IN) vessel being built under the secretive Ocean Surveillance Ship (OSS) project at the Ministry of Defence-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL). IHS Jane’s...

Swedish ‘mystery submarine’ hunt called off

Sweden’s Deputy Director of Operations, Rear Admiral Anders Grenstad, announced on 22 October an almost week-long hunt for a suspected foreign submarine in the Stockholm Archipelago was over. Whatever the object or objects were,...

India moves to firm up ties with Sri Lanka, Maldives

Key Points India’s defence minister has met his counterparts from Sri Lanka and Maldives as Delhi looks to head off any potential ‘encirclement’ by China under its Maritime Silk Route initiative Arun Jaitley offered...

MQ-8C Fire Scout readied for upcoming ship-trials

The US Navy (USN) has undertaken land-based flight tests of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in preparation of seat-trials later in the year, the company disclosed on 23 October....

Thailand orders more Airbus helicopters

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has ordered two more EC 725 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters, manufacturer Airbus Helicopters announced on 22 October. The company also confirmed that it had signed a contract...

Philippine Navy Members Honoured

Three members of the Philippine Navy were given awarded during the flag raising ceremony held at the Headquarters Philippine Navy (HPN). Capt. Alberto B Carlos, Commissary Steward 2nd Class Felix B… [[ This is...

USS Mount Whitney, USS Cole Leave Constanta, Romania

The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) departed Constanta, Romania, following a scheduled port… [[ This is a...

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