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USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Christened

Austal christened USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) this morning at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. USNS Trenton is the fifth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) that Austal has under contract with the...

Australian Navy Supports Spanish Anti-Piracy Patrol

HMAS Success has conducted her first replenishment at sea as part of Operation MANITOU. Spanish Meteoro class corvette ESPS Rayo was off the coast of Djibouti on 2 January assigned to Combined Task… [[...

USS Normandy Sets Sail For COMPTUEX

Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) set sea and anchor detail and heaved in all mooring lines for an early start to their beginning phases of deployment preparation, Jan. 7…. [[ This...

North Korea developing submarine-based missiles: US think-tank

Recent satellite images offer fresh evidence of North Korea developing a marine-based missile system that would give the nuclear-armed state a survivable second-strike nuclear capability, a US think-tank said Friday. The commercial satellite pictures...

IWO ARG Enters US 5th Fleet AOO

The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transited the Suez Canal Jan. 10, 2015 entering the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO). While… [[ This...

Sweden confirms second ‘submarine’ sighting

Sweden’s military on Sunday confirmed a second sighting in October of what appeared to have been a submarine in waters near Stockholm city center, not long after a search had been launched for a...

Journalists Top Gear Filmed Russian Top Secret Nuclear Sub

Journalists “Top Gear” filmed russian Top secret nuclear sub Project 210 Losharik. On the shores of the White Sea motorists magazine staged a photo session, passing at the same time remembering the innocent passage...

US Navy Christening Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia...

UK looks to examine enhanced active soft-kill decoy

Key Points Selex ES contracted to undertake risk reduction work on an upgraded version of the UK RN’s Mk 251 ADR The nine-month contract is valued at GBP1.2 million Selex ES has been contracted...

South Korea to establish submarine command

Key Points South Korea’s navy is to set up a formal command in anticipation of a larger submarine fleet The move could pave the way for improvements in organisation and effectiveness The Republic of...

Austal launches sixth Australian Cape-class patrol boat

Key Points The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) is set to receive its sixth Cape-class patrol boat by mid-2015 The new vessel will further bolster the service’s role in Australia’s ‘Sovereign Borders’...

Boeing completes P-8A aircraft deliveries to US Navy

Boeing has successfully delivered the last P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the US Navy, marking the completion of eight deliveries on time and on budget. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Marotta to support Lockheed’s LRASM development programme

Lockheed Martin has selected Marotta Controls to support the development of the long-range anti-ship missile (LRASM), which is being undertaken in collaboration with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Department of the Navy...

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