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EPF-11 Finishes Integrated Sea Trials

The future Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Puerto Rico (EPF-11) finished its first integrated sea trials on Aug. 23 in the Gulf of Mexico, the Navy said on Friday. Integrated trials combine builder’s and...

South Korea’s Hanwha Systems to upgrade Philippine frigates

The Philippines defense department has contracted South Korean defense company Hanwha Systems for the upgrades of the Philippine Navy’s three Del Pilar-class frigates. The three frigates are… [[ This is a content summary only....

US Navy retires its testing LCAC

LCAC 66 was used in various mine sweeping, detection and lane breeching missions tests. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read more...

Canadian frigate Montreal concludes year-long upgrade

The frigate was overhauled at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax shipyard. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read more Read more here:: Naval Today...

US Navy welcomes new Chief of Naval Operations

The US Navy welcomed its new Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) in a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard on August 22, as Adm. Mike Gilday took over from Adm. John Richardson. Gilday became...

Sri Lanka commissions ex-Chinese navy frigate

Key Points The Sri Lanka Navy has commissioned an ex-People’s Liberation Army Navy frigate The vessel will be operated as an offshore patrol vessel and deployed mainly for maritime patrol duties The Sri Lanka...

Gilday In As New CNO

Promising to question assumptions while modernizing the Navy, Adm. Mike Gilday on Thursday officially relieved Adm. John Richardson to become the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). During the ceremony held at the Washington...

Submarine HMAS Sheean returns from five-month deployment

Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean returned to her Garden Island homeport earlier this month, completing a five-month deployment. Sheean departed Fleet Base West in early April and has… [[ This is a content...

Admiral Gilday takes over as USN CNO

Admiral Mike Gilday relieved Admiral John Richardson as the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), the most senior officer in the US Navy (USN) on 22 August. A seasoned surface warfare officer (SWO), Adm...

Swedish Armed Forces receive last NH90

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) announced on 20 August that it had handed over the last Helicopter 14 (NH90) to the armed forces in July. The handover took place in Marignane, France, after...

Philippine Navy welcomes Po Hang-class corvette home

Key Points The Philippine Navy’s ex-South Korean Po Hang-class corvette has arrived in Manila Vessel will transition the service over to its new anti-submarine warfare-capable José Rizal-class frigates The vessel, which is now in...

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