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USS Ross to Enter the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) forward deployed to Rota, Spain, will enter the Black Sea Nov. 4 to promote peace and stability in the region. Ross is deployed in a…...

HMS Prince of Wales Leaves A&P Tyne

Staff at A&P Tyne in Hebburn have been working for 18 months on a project to build components for the HMS Prince of Wales on behalf of BAE Systems – one of two new-generation...

USS Iwo Jima Engages in Exercise Bold Alligator 2014

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) is currently participating in Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14), a multi-national amphibious exercise along the Eastern Seaboard, scheduled to take place Oct. 29-Nov. 10. BA14… [[ This is a...

USS Peleliu Docks in Changi Naval Base, Singapore

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) pulled into Changi Naval Base for a scheduled port call following completion of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 2015. Capt. Paul C. Spedero,… [[ This is a...

F-35C To Navy: Note My Lovely USS Nimitz Landings

ABOARD USS NIMITZ: The first F-35C seemed to float through the air toward the slowly pitching deck of the USS Nimitz, looking as if it was hanging by a wire and heading implacably to...

F-35C Makes First Arrested Landing on Aircraft Carrier

An F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, made an arrested landing aboard a flattop today, an important milestone both in the development of the stealth fighter and in naval...

F-35C Lands First Time on Carrier

The Navy’s F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing Nov. 3. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

ATR 72 ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) Aircraft

The ATR 72 ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) is a multi-role, special mission aircraft based on ATR 72-600 modern regional turboprop aircraft from Alenia Aermacchi. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Colombia launches first locally built CPV-46

The Colombian Navy-run COTECMAR shipyards in Cartagena launched ARC Punta Espada coastal patrol vessel on 31 October. The 286-ton Punta Espada is powered by two diesel engines and armed with a 25 mm remote-controlled...

UK MoD offers contracts to companies for acquisition expertise

The UK Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) announcement on 4 November had offered managed-service provider contracts to three companies to provide business expertise as part of the ministry’s efforts to improve its acquisition process. CH2M...

USN launches 10th amphibious transport dock

The US Navy’s (USN’s) penultimate San Antonio-class (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock ship has entered the water. 10th-in-class John P Murtha (LPD 26) was launched at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII’s) Ingalls Shipbuilding division in...

Libyan naval vessel damaged in Benghazi fighting

The Libyan Navy’s only potentially repairable corvette has been badly damaged during the current fighting in Benghazi. Reuters cited a security source as saying the ship was sinking after being hit during fighting between...

Australian DoD warns of tough decisions in annual report

Tough decisions will be required to better align Australia’s defence funding and capability, the secretary of the Department of Defence (DoD) has warned in the DoD’s 2013-14 annual report. Dennis Richardson said a firm...

Indodefence 2014: PKR frigate construction on course

Key Points DSNS and PT PAL move ahead with TNI-AL SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal guided-missile frigate build Work is taking place in both the Netherlands and Indonesia Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding...

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