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Photo: Two future US Navy ships transit Panama Canal

The US Navy’s future amphibious dock landing ship USS Portland (LPD 27) and future littoral combat ship USS Omaha transited the Panama Canal on January 9 en route to their commissioning sites…. [[ This...

Rolls-Royce merges operations, sets up single defense unit

Rolls-Royce announced it is reducing its current five operating businesses into three core units based around civil aerospace, defense and power systems. This means the naval marine and nuclear… [[ This is a content...

Sixth Project 22160 corvette laid down in Zelenodolsk

Zelenodolsk Shipyard laid the keel for the Russian Navy’s sixth Bykov-class (Project 22160) corvette, Nikolay Sipyagin , on 13 January. Designed by Severnoye design bureau, the new class is primarily intended for maritime security...

Chinese navy commissions another Type 056A corvette

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its latest Jiangdao-class (Type 056/056A) corvette on 15 January, according to a report published on the PLA’s 81.cn website. Named Wuhai (with pennant number 540), the 89...

Albania extends Aegan Sea deployment

Albania’s Naval Forces (Forca Detare, FD) has extended its participation in Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) deployment in the Aegean Sea for an additional 12 months. For this purpose, the FD’s Iliria-class patrol...

Chilean Navy refits SSKs

The first of the Chilean Navy’s two German-built Type 209 diesel-electric submarines (SSKs), Thomson, is set to start a final refit and upgrade programme during January 2018 to extend its service life for another...

Vice ADM Rowden: Scapegoat?

WASHINGTON: After a string of firings and retirements, the highest-ranking naval officer yet stepped down over accidents that killed 17 sailors. But was Vice Adm. Tom Rowden truly culpable in the summer 2017 collisions,...

Geurts Sees OA Helping the Navy Keep Pace With Technology

The Navy’s new Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition (RD&A) James Geurts last week emphasized the importance of open architectures in acquisition for the Navy. While speaking with reporters at...

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