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Japan Builds Response to Chinese Area-Denial Strategy

Japan’s response to Chinese anti-access/area-denial threats rest on three planks: increasingly large helicopter carriers, next-generation 3,300-ton Soryu-class submarines and new Aegis destroyers. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

Italy Closing in on Major Patrol Vessel Deal

The Italian Navy has nearly finalized its design for a new fleet of offshore multipurpose patrol vessels, one step in a massive 20-year, €5.8 billion (US $7.3 billion) funding package. …read more Source:: Defense...

Europe Struggles With Naval Sector Cooperation

DCNS was awarded a relatively light €6 million (US $7.6 million) when the French warship builder this year won a little-noticed claim against Italian underwater specialist WASS over the F21 heavy torpedo. …read more...

Sagem Promotes 'Complete System' of Protection

Pirates on the high seas and fast small boats are seen as today’s threats to commercial shipping and naval vessels, opening potential markets for naval technology to detect and track such targets, a Sagem...

USS North Dakota Enters Navy’s Fleet

USS North Dakota (SSN 784) officially became the Navy’s newest addition to the submarine force following a commissioning ceremony held Oct. 25, at Naval Submarine Base New London. North Dakota… [[ This is a...

Top News of the Week of Oct 20 – 26, 2014

USS Milius to Deploy to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans The guided missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) is scheduled to depart Oct. 20 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and…...

Navy SM-6s Score Hits With Remote Targeting

Two Navy SM-6 missiles fired off a ship successfully engaged targets after being launched using targeting information provided by another vessel as part of the development of “engage on remote” capabilities, the manufacturer of...

Navy Makes Submarines Quieter, More Stealthy

The Navy is outfitting a prototype Virginia-class attack submarine platform with a series of upgrades designed to improve sonar detection and make boats less detectable and more stealthy. The work includes the addition of...

Selex, Raytheon Compete To Supply IFF System to UK

Raytheon UK and Selex ES are going head-to-head to supply a new identification friend-or-foe (IFF) system for the British military, the Ministry of Defence announced. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

NATO Provides Public Health Education off Somalia

NATO medical personnel have begun conducting public health peer education off the east coast of Somalia in recent weeks, in conjunction with NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD, as part of… [[ This is a...

HMS Iron Duke’s ‘Duchess’ Prepared for Action

HMS Iron Duke’s embarked Lynx Aircraft – 404 – also known as ‘Duchess’ receives the regular TLC she needs to keep her flying during busy periods at sea and alongside. The work never ends...

US Navy’s PEO LCS Wins Customer of the Year Award

The U.S. Navy’s Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS) received the 2014 Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Business Alliance Customer of the Year Award at a ceremony Oct. 22 at… [[ This is...

ONR, SPAWAR Support Maritime RobotX Challenge

Sailors and civilian personnel from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) journeyed to Singapore to support the inaugural Maritime RobotX Challenge,… [[ This is a content...

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