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V-22 Loses Power In Persian Gulf; Crew Member Missing

A Marine Corps V-22 Osprey lost power while lifting off a an amphibious ship in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday; one crew member remained missing after bailing out of the tilt-rotor aircraft, the Navy...

BAE, Babcock Win $5.2B for UK Naval Base Management

BAE Systems and Babcock have been handed £3.2 billion (US $5.2 billion) worth of contracts to continue management of the Royal Navy’s three main bases in the UK and the maintenance and repair of...

Contract for Anti-Ship Missile Decoys Awarded

Design of the next generation of anti-ship missile decoys is set to commence following the signing of two contracts between Australian Defence and BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd. Defence… [[ This is a content...

Japan To Make Major Switch on Sub Propulsion

Japan has decided to power its new batch of Soryu-class submarines with Lithium-ion batteries instead of air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology – a move that could raise eyebrows after similar types batteries were faulted for...

BAE Systems Bags USS Lake Erie Maintenance Deal

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, was awarded a $25,4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Lake Erie (CG 70) fiscal 2014 extended dry-docking selected… [[ This is...

HMAS Larrakia Leaves Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

HMAS Larrakia recently departed the Vietnamese port of Ho Chi Minh City, after a successful four-day visit that included a mixture of official receptions, a sporting engagement and shore leave for… [[ This is...

Warfare Officers Train aboard HMS Richmond

UK Navy’s HMS Richmond has trained Warfare Officers from 10 International and Commonwealth countries in a series of exercises off the South Coast exercises. Officers from Sweden, Chile,… [[ This is a content summary...

VIDEO: Selected Moments of US 6th Fleet Operations

The U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet released a multimedia production featuring selected images from around the fleet received during the month of September 2014. The images… [[ This is a content summary only....

Spanish Exercise Seaborder 2014 Concludes

The maritime security exercise ‘Seaborder 2014′ carried out off the coast of Malaga was attended by different authorities from ‘5+5 Defense Initiative’ states and Spanish Navy command personnel…. [[ This is a content summary...

CTF 51 Commander Boards USS Makin Island

The commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 51 visited Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) to tour the ship and pass along a few words of encouragement, Sept…....

USS Rodney M. Davis Waves Goodbye to Singapore

The US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) departed Singapore Sept. 28 following a weeklong port visit. While moored in Singapore, the… [[ This is a content summary...

New Commander aboard USS Boxer

The commanding officer of USS Boxer (LHD 4), Capt. Wayne R. Brown, was relieved Sept. 29 by Rear Adm. Frank L. Ponds, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, of his duties as commanding… [[...

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