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Austal Names Third-in-Series Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited announces the third-in-series Cape Class Patrol Boat has been officially named Cape Nelson during a ceremony today at the Company’s Australian Defence Facility in Henderson, Western… [[ This is a content summary...

German MPRA Hits 4,000 Flying Hours Milestone

On Sunday 2 November the German Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA), which is currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force, reached an impressive 4,000 flying hours milestone with… [[ This is...

Operation RENDER SAFE Keeps HMAS Choules Busy

At anchor two kilometres off the coast of Bougainville sits HMAS Choules, the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Ship Dock, a 180 metre long, 16,000 tonne vessel, currently providing significant… [[ This is a content...

German Navy Vessels Meet at Sea

The German Navy’s oldest commissioned ship, GORCH FOCK (A 60), took a moment to bid farewell to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) German ship FGS NIEDERSACHSEN as the latter nears the end of…...

HMCS Cataraqui Hosts Exercise RIDEAU GUARD

The sailors of several divisions of the Naval Reserve in Ontario were aboard HMCS Cataraqui on October 18 and 19 to participate in exercise RIDEAU GUARD in Kingston Harbour. This exercise provided… [[ This...

Royal Visitors Board HMS Argyll in Colombia

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, accompanied by the President of Colombia, visited Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll alongside in Cartagena, Colombia on Friday, 31… [[ This is...

Brazilian Navy Pays Visit to South African Navy

The Brazilian Navy contingent led by Rear Admiral Renato Melo arrived on Saturday, 25 October 2014, to visit the South African Navy as the highest level representatives of the Brazilian Navy for… [[ This...

USS George Washington Gets 3M Program Evaluated

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted a maintenance and material management assist (3MA) team to evaluate the ship’s 3M program, Nov. 2-4. The 3MA team consists of… [[ This is a...

HMNB Clyde Changes Command

Commodore Mark Adams ADC has taken over as Naval Base Commander at HMNB Clyde from Commodore Keith Beckett ADC, CBE. The supersession took place on Tuesday, October 21 when Cdre Adams formally became… [[...

Coastal Riverine Squadron 4 Ends VBSS during BA14

Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 4 completed a training milestone by completing a successful visit, board search and seizure (VBSS) within a simulated environment during exercise Bold… [[ This is a content summary...

HMS Clyde Explores South Georgia

Falklands guardian HMS Clyde braved spring storms to pay her first visit of the Austral summer to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. The patrol ship crossed 850 miles of ocean to reach the…...

USNS Choctaw County Carries Out Proof-of-Concept Testing

Spearhead-class joint high speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) is conducting proof-of-concept testing during Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 as an afloat forward staging base style platform. Bold… [[ This is a content summary...

Bold Alligator 2014 Focuses on Crisis Response

More than 4,500 Sailors from 19 countries got underway to train across a range of simultaneous, and near simultaneous, crisis response missions during Exercise Bold Alligator, the largest,… [[ This is a content summary...

Italy’s GEM Elettronica develops new 3-D multifunction radar

Key Points GEM Elettronica reveals new 3-D multifunction air and surface surveillance radar Technology demonstrator awaits prototyping and sea trials funding Italy’s GEM Elettronica, which specialises in radar and navigation applications and integration, has...

IndoDefence 2014: DSME hints at Canadian destroyer interest

Key Points South Korean shipbuilder DSME indicates potential RCN interest in the company’s destroyers The RCN announced in September that it was retiring two destroyers early to allocate resources to new ship acquisitions South...

IndoDefence 2014: PT PAL, DSME submarines negotiations continue

Indonesian shipbuilder PT PAL and South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) are yet to conclude negotiations related to the workshare to support Indonesia’s indigenous construction of a DSME Chang Bogo-class Type 209/1200...

Details emerge on new Chinese survey ships

Key Points China is building at least three new oceanographic survey vessels, according to information at Shiptex China 2014 The vessels will improve China’s maritime research capability and will give it more flexibility in...

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