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US Navy welcomes new 5th Fleet commander

Command of the US 5th Fleet naval forces changed hands in a September 19 ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Vice Adm. John C. Aquilino relieved Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan as commander of…...

Fourth OPV for Portugal floated out

Portuguese shipbuilder West Sea-Estaleiros Navais floated out a fourth new Viana do Castelo-class NPO (Navio de Patrulha Oceanica) offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on 13 September. The OPV, designated Setúbal (P363) , is the second...

WWI German submarine wreck found off Belgium

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The well-preserved wreck of a German submarine sunk during World War I has been found in the North Sea and may have the bodies of its crew still on board, Belgian officials...

CASC unveils next generation USV concepts

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) outlined its plans for a new family of unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at the 2017 International Ocean Science and Technology (OST) exhibition in Qingdao. The platforms are...

Vietnam’s third Gepard frigate departs Russia on voyage home

Key Points The People’s Army of Vietnam Navy is on track to receive its third Gepard 3.9-class frigate in 2017 Platform will significantly improve the service’s anti-submarine warfare capabilities A Russian-built Modified Gepard 3.9...

Austal delivers USS Omaha littoral combat ship to US Navy

Austal has delivered the US Navy’s twelfth Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), at its manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, US. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Marine Corps Wants Open, Plug-And-Play Combat Vehicles

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.–The Marine Corps has enshrined open architecture in its master technology investment plan as a means to rapidly upgrade communications technology as new equipment emerges. Listed in the 2017 Advanced...

Canadian Navy ‘X-Ship’ frigate arrives in Europe

Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal arrived in Western Europe on September 18 for three months of exercises with European and NATO partners. Deploying as part of the Royal Canadian Navy’s… [[ This is...

Australian frigate HMAS Newcastle wraps up ops with USS Nimitz

Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle concluded her cooperation with US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf. The frigate joined the US Navy’s… [[ This is a content summary...

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