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US Navy Orders COBRA for LCS Mine Countermeasures Mission

Arête Associates, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $11,7 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for one AN/DVS-1 coastal battlefield reconnaissance and analysis… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Heritage Listed SMB Returns to Australian Navy

A 1950 heritage listed wooden survey motor boat (SMB) has been returned to Australian Navy after a long absence. In a small ceremony at the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre on Garden Island, SMB…...

NAVFAC: 2015 Engineers of the Year Announced

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East announced its 2015 Engineers of the Year, Nov. 7. Commanding Officer Michelle LaDuca congratulated Military Engineer of the Year Lt. Cmdr…. [[ This is a content summary...

Marines Conduct Exercises aboard USNS Medgar Evers

Exercise Bold Alligator 14 provided an opportunity for the Navy-Marine Corps team to place service members aboard the cargo and ammunition ship USNS Medgar Evers, not only to assist with resupply… [[ This is...

US Navy Receives 200th Romeo Helicopter

The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72). The… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

French, Indian Navies Discuss Cooperation

Admiral Bernard Rogel, Chief of Naval Staff, French Navy is on an official visit to India from 13 to 18 November 2014 to discuss existing Navy to Navy cooperation, cement existing bridges of… [[...

Pacific Submarine Force Remembers Fallen Veterans

Submarine veterans, active-duty military and family and friends of the Pacific Submarine Force came together to honor all Americans who have served in the military on Veterans Day at the USS Parche… [[ This...

Sri Lanka Navy Hosts Korean Naval Ships

Two Korean Naval ships, Choi Young and Cheonji, paid a visit to the Sri Lankan Port of Colombo on 11th November 2014. The ships belongs to the South Korean Navy’s Cruise Training Task Group...

USS Gerald R. Ford Sailors Train on EMALS

In late October, 16 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) became the first in the fleet officially trained to operate the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The initial 10-day… [[ This...

Sept Drug Bust: USS Vandegrift Seizes 750 Pounds of Cocaine

Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), in support of Operation Martillo, intercepted approximately 750… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

Australian Divers Inspect Brisbane River for G20

Australian Navy’s role in the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders’ Summit Security Task Force is helping to keep the Brisbane River safe. Lieutenant Sean Aitken of the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving… [[ This...

USS Sampson Visits Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

The US Navy’s San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit on November 6. Sampson, a part of the Naval… [[ This is...

LM Delivers the 200th Romeo Helicopter to US Navy

The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72). The cornerstone of the U.S. Navy’s anti-surface and...

USN decommissions Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

The US Navy (USN) has inactivated the first of its final 10 Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates. USS Ingraham (FFG 61) was decommissioned on 12 November after 25 years of service. The Washington, Everett-based...

US Navy F-35C jet successfully conducts maiden night-flight

The US Navy’s F-35C Lightning II carrier-variant joint strike fighter (JSF) has successfully completed its maiden night-flight on USS Nimitz (CVN 68), off the San Diego coast. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

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