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Cutlass Express 2019 kicks off in Djibouti

The eighth iteration of the annual multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express taking place in the vicinity of Djibouti, Mozambique and Seychelles began on January 28. Maritime forces from East… [[ This is a content...

USS Abraham Lincoln starts pre-deployment exercise

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and ships from its carrier strike group (ABECSG) departed Naval Station Norfolk for the final pre-deployment exercise on January 25. The undertaking is… [[ This is a...

US destroyer exits Black Sea after drills in Georgia

US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) exited the Black Sea after nine days of operations in the region. The destroyer transited the Bosphorus Strait en route to the Mediterranean… [[ This...

Brazilian ships to switch command of UNIFIL MTF

The Brazilian Navy Niterói-class frigate Liberal (F 43) will hand over the UN Interim Force in Lebanon Maritime Task Force (UNIFIL MTF) peacekeeping mission flagship role to Niterói-class ship União (F 45) on 15...

Marine Corps Looking To Purchase Three ACV Variants

The Marine Corps is officially looking for three variants of its new Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) with a request for information (RFI) Monday to detail its requirement for command and control, turreted and recovery...

Singapore launches final Littoral Mission Vessel

ST Engineering’s Benoi Shipyard launched the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s eighth and final Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Fearless, in a ceremony on January 26. The launch ceremony… [[ This is a content summary...

HHIC contracts eMarine for further ROK Navy PKX-B deliveries

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) has awarded communications systems manufacturer eMARINE Global a second contract for the delivery of its warship electronic… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USS McFaul deploys on maritime security operations

US Navy destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) departed Naval Station Norfolk on January 25 to start a regularly-scheduled deployment to conduct maritime security operations. The ship, and its roughly 300… [[ This is a...

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