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Patrol Squadron Four Starts NATO Exercise

Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4) began Exercise Noble Justification 2014 (NEJN14), a NATO coordinated air, land, and sea exercise, in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean on October 13. “While the… [[ This is a...

USS Wayne E. Meyer Coming Back Home

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) will return to San Diego, Oct. 20 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. Deployed since March, the… [[ This...

USS Coronado Carries Out Unmanned Aircraft Testing

Sailors aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) recently conducted dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) NAVSEA. The tests… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Cerberus Incident Resolved

After a routine inspection at HMAS Cerberus yesterday morning resulted in suspected hazardous material being located in a residential unit, a 400 metre safety zone was established around the… [[ This is a content...

USS George Washington Nails AMI

The USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) earned a perfect score on their Aviation Maintenance Inspection (AMI), Oct. 9-11. The Naval Air Forces Aviation… [[ This is a content summary...

MBDA begins MdCN cruise missile production

European missile house MBDA has commenced low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the French Navy’s new Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile at its Selles-Saint-Denis plant in central France. Delivery of the first production...

PLAN fleet auxiliaries being fitted out at Guangzhou

Images have been posted online of two Chinese fleet auxiliaries being fitted out at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). One is the fifth Type 903/Fuchi class underway replenishment ship. The first two Type 903s were...

USN commissions aviation-centric amphibious assault ship

The US Navy (USN) has commissioned a new amphibious assault ship that will operate the US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) most advanced fleet of fixed-wing, tilt-rotor, and rotary-wing aircraft. Optimised to operate the F-35B Lightning...

Russia orders second Ivan Gren-class landing ship

The Russian Navy has ordered a second Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711) landing ship, Sergei Vlasov, the director general of the Nevskoe Design Bureau, told IHS Jane’s on 14 October. Designed by Nevskoe, the vessel...

US Navy’s second Triton UAS completes maiden flight

The US Navy’s second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its maiden flight at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale facility in California, US, ahead of its flight to a navy facility in Maryland...

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