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USS Ross Back in Naval Station Rota after 6th Fleet Ops

USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to Naval Station Rota, Nov. 18, after completing a four-month patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. While on patrol, Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile… [[ This...

Personnel Stays Response Ready with Fire Drills

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka Fuels personnel hosted a Mutual Aid Fire Drill that brought together Commander Navy Region Japan (CNRJ) and Yokohama City… [[ This is a content...

Human Systems Integration Used for Optimal Warship Performance

US Navy human systems integration (HSI) engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Human Performance Laboratory see transformed warship spaces as such that enable Sailors to… [[ This is a content summary...

US Navy Intelligence Forces Join BA14

As the US Navy operates forward to support real-world events, so does the Information Dominance Type Commander (ID TYCOM), as was evident during Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14), Oct. 29 –… [[ This is...

China and Namibia reportedly discuss naval basing

China is planning to establish a naval support base at the Namibian port of Walvis Bay, The Namibian newspaper reported on 19 November. It quoted Chinese press sources and reported the Namibian Defence Force...

Teledyne completes Bolt acquisition

US aerospace and defence engineering firm Teledyne Technologies announced on 18 November that it had completed the acquisition of Bolt Technology Corporation. The announcement was made following the agreement by Bolt shareholders at a...

New Report Says Surface Navy Should Go On Offensive

The U.S. Navy needs to embrace a more offensive surface warfare strategy which finds additional uses for long-range weapons and missiles, adds lasers and electromagnetic rail guns when available, according to a new study....

German Naval Staff Chief Visits EU NAVFOR HQ

Earlier today the Chief of the German Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, visited the EU Naval Force Operational Headquarters in Northwood, London. The visit was an opportunity for Vice Admiral… [[ This is...

Image of the Day: Super Stallion Prepares to Land

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown… [[ This...

Naval Forces Rescue 1,500 North African Migrants

Naval forces rescued more than 1,500 North African migrants over the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, according to the Italian Navy. The Portuguese Navy’s Offshore patrol vessel Viana do… [[ This is a...

UK, US Navies Join in Pirate Role Play

Royal Navy Sailors and Marines practised taking down pirates in the Indian Ocean. Plymouth-based HMS Bulwark and Portsmouth-based HM Ships Chiddingfold and Penzance, as well as Royal Fleet Auxiliary… [[ This is a content...

Yaroslav Mudry Leaves Malaysia, Heads to Sri Lanka

Russian Navy’s Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727), a part of the Baltic Fleet (BF), departed the Malaysian Penang Port and is now on its way to Sri Lanka. The vessel will pass the…...

ESPS Navarra Hosts Spanish Ambassador to Oman

On Sunday 9 November the Spanish Ambassador to Oman, His Excellency Mr Juan José Urtasun, paid a visit to ESPS Navarra during her port visit to Muscat, Oman. Port visits such as this are...

HMCS Toronto Concludes Exercise Mavi Balina

Canadian Navy’s HMCS Toronto completed participation in the Turkish-led Exercise Mavi Balina November 13 as part of her Operation Reassurance deployment in the Mediterranean Sea in response to… [[ This is a content summary...

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