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Singapore, Australia conclude SINGAROO

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Stuart and tanker HMAS Sirius wrapped up the two-day maritime exercise SINGAROO with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) corvettes RSS Valiant and Vigour. The… [[ This is a...

Fincantieri, Leonardo agree Orizzonte Sistemi Navali revamp

Italian defense contractors Fincantieri and Leonardo have agreed basic guided guidelines under which their Orizzonte Sistemi Navali joint venture will be restructured. As announced by the two… [[ This is a content summary only....

US-Japan Advance New Amphibious Capability

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) became the first U.S. Navy ship in the 7th Fleet to conduct amphibious operations with the newly established Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Amphibious...

Pakistan receives decommissioned MCMV from Belgium

Shipping company Peters & May Ltd has transported a decommissioned mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV) from Belgium to Pakistan. The UK-based company announced on its website that the 540-tonne ship, along with three 40 ft...

Leonardo and Fincantieri recommit to naval joint venture

Italian defence electronics and aerospace manufacturer Leonardo plans to “revamp” its joint venture with the country’s main naval supplier, Fincantieri, the company announced on 9 October. Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a naval systems integrator and...

Royal Navy to base all Type 26 frigates in Devonport

The eight Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy will be homeported in Devonport, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The 6,900-tonne frigates will be anti-submarine… [[ This is a content...

USS Harry S. Truman visits Portsmouth

US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman arrived into Portsmouth on October 6 for a port visit while on a Mediterranean Sea deployment. The carrier most recently visited France and Greece and… [[...

Canada names 1st Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

The Royal Canadian Navy’s first ship built under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project, Harry DeWolf, has been named at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard. Harry DeWolf is… [[ This is a content...

UK awards £1b in fleet auxiliary ship upkeep contracts

The UK defense ministry announced it has awarded over £1 billion worth of contracts for the maintenance of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships and the Royal Navy’s survey and hydrographic fleet over the next… [[...

USS Michael Murphy visits PNG ahead of APEC 2018

The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on October 6. As the first US Navy ship to visit Port Moresby since USS Comstock… [[...

NATO’s SNMCMG1 returns to Baltic Sea operations

Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) transited the Kiel Canal and arrived in Wismar, Germany, October 5, returning to the Baltic Sea for another routine patrol…. [[ This is a...

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