Top Stories Teamwork Key to Anti-Submarine Warfare for RIMPAC Participants

Teamwork Key to Anti-Submarine Warfare for RIMPAC Participants »

Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise is providing Anti-Submarine Warfare Force 3rd Fleet (CTF-34) the opportunity to bring together a cooperative training environment for multinational anti-submarine warfare (ASW).   Liaison naval officers (LNOs) from...

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Dutch Frigate Holds Memorial Service for Families Affected by Malaysia Airlines MH17

Dutch Frigate Holds Memorial Service for Families Affected by Malaysia Airlines MH17 »

On Sunday morning 27 July a memorial service for the victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 was held on board HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën.   The Dutch frigate is currently at sea off the coast of...

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DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Program Continues to Progress

DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Program Continues to Progress »

The DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program continues to progress, meeting key program milestones on the path to Initial Operational Capability (IOC).   As the prime mission systems integrator for the DDG 1000 ship class, Raytheon...

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Australian ATG Gets Mission Ready at RIMPAC

Australian ATG Gets Mission Ready at RIMPAC »

From its RIMPAC 2014 headquarters, onboard the United States Navy Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu, the Australian Amphibious Task Group (ATG) has commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group made up of 13 warships and a combined...

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USNS Mercy Takes Part in Mass Casualty Drill

USNS Mercy Takes Part in Mass Casualty Drill »

The crew of the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) took part in a mass casualty drill July 27 during the sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.  ...

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US Navy, JMSDF VBSS Teams Build Unity aboard USS John S. McCain

US Navy, JMSDF VBSS Teams Build Unity aboard USS John S. McCain »

The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was the stage for a compliant boarding exercise involving visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) teams from U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force...

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VSTEP Bags Mexican Navy Simulator Contract

VSTEP Bags Mexican Navy Simulator Contract »

The Mexican Navy selected VSTEP to supply a Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator and 24 NAUTIS desktop trainer stations for the Naval Academy in Veracruz.   The simulators will be installed at...

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Exercise CARAT Singapore Kicks Off

Exercise CARAT Singapore Kicks Off »

The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore commenced with an opening ceremony at Changi Naval Base, July 29.   Vice Adm. Robert Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, delivered remarks before several...

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USNS Richard E. Byrd Saves Nine »

USNS Richard E. Byrd Saves Nine

USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4), a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued nine crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel that had...

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Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014 »

Top News of the Week of July 21 – 27, 2014

USS Makin Island ARG Leaves San Diego Nearly 4,000 Sailors and Marines from the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary...

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Bollinger to Build Six More FRCs for USCG »

Bollinger to Build Six More FRCs for USCG

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, Louisiana, announced the award of six additional Sentinel Class Fast Response Cutters (FRCs).   The U. S. Coast Guard awarded...

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BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard »

BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, will, together with Ares Shipyard (Ares), design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites for...

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Saab Finalizes ThyssenKrupp Acquisition »

Saab Finalizes ThyssenKrupp Acquisition

Defence and security company Saab’s acquisition of the Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition...

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Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ? »

Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ?

An urgent Senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s multi-billion dollar naval shipbuilding industry – employing over 15,000 direct jobs – started in Canberra this...

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Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014 »

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly Just days after the naming ceremony for her sister, a giant segment of the second...

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Fourth OPV Enters Indian Navy Fleet »

Fourth OPV Enters Indian Navy Fleet

The Indian Navy received the fourth 105 m class Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) INS Sumitra on 16 July, 2014.   Goa Shipyard Limited was...

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Boustead to Build Malaysian Navy’s SGPV LCSs »

Boustead to Build Malaysian Navy’s SGPV LCSs

Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) has received an order to construct six Second Generation Patrol Vessels with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) capability for the...

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Senate Subcommittee Approves $800 Mln LPD Funding »

Senate Subcommittee Approves $800 Mln LPD Funding

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) yesterday said the FY2015 Defense Appropriations Bill fits within budget constraints while fortifying the nation’s long-term security interests, including...

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UK: HMS Argyll Remembers Fallen »

UK: HMS Argyll Remembers Fallen

A Plymouth ship has paid her respects to those who sacrificed their lives in past conflicts during a visit to Antigua.   HMS Argyll has recently paid visits to both Antigua and Montserrat and during her stopover in Antigua a small service was held at...

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Former Naval Academy Superintendent Leaves Legacy of Ethical Leadership »

Former Naval Academy Superintendent Leaves Legacy of Ethical Leadership

Two-time U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Adm. Charles R. Larson was laid to rest in the Academy cemetery July 30 after funeral services held in the Naval Academy Chapel.   Larson served as superintendent from 1983-1986 and 1994-1998. His vision led to the foundation of what...

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Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 50 Fishermen »

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 50 Fishermen

Naval Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command on routine patrol arrested 50 Indian fishermen and 7 Indian fishing trawlers poaching well within Sri Lankan waters North of Point Pedro (PPD) and Kovilam bay area on 28th July 2014.   The arrested fishermen were handed...

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New RAN Maritime Combat Helicopter Fires Its First Hellfire Missile »

New RAN Maritime Combat Helicopter Fires Its First Hellfire Missile

The Royal Australian Navy’s newest maritime combat helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’, successfully fired its first Hellfire missile in the United States on 26 July 2014.   The AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missile was fired by Navy’s 725 Squadron from aircraft currently deployed to the United...

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Japanese Coast Guard Commander Pays Visit to Sri Lanka Navy HQ »

Japanese Coast Guard Commander Pays Visit to Sri Lanka Navy HQ

Commanding Officer of the Japanese Coast Guard Ship “YASHIMA”, Coast Guard Superintendent Akihiro Hirano paid a call on Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on 28th July 2014.   They held discussions and exchanged mementos...

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RIMPAC’s Maritime Component Commander Thanks Hawaii »

RIMPAC’s Maritime Component Commander Thanks Hawaii

A veteran newscaster in Hawaii and anchor of KHON(FOX)2′s Wake Up 2day show, gave Canadian Rear Adm. Gilles Couturier an honorary title during an interview July 24 about Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014.   Couturier, who has participated in five RIMPAC exercises over the...

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Raytheon Gets New Chairman of the Board »

Raytheon Gets New Chairman of the Board

The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company has elected Thomas A. Kennedy, age 59, as Chairman of the Board of Raytheon Company effective October 1, 2014.   This action follows notice to the Board by William H. Swanson, Raytheon’s current Chairman of the Board, of...

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HMAS Ballarat Celebrates Tenth Birthday »

HMAS Ballarat Celebrates Tenth Birthday

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat proudly celebrated her tenth birthday recently, on a characteristically windy day at Fleet Base West.   It was a busy time for the ship’s crew as they were preparing Ballarat to enter the Anti Ship...

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USNS Mercy Holds Hospital Corpsmen Academy »

USNS Mercy Holds Hospital Corpsmen Academy

Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) held a three-day hospital corpsmen academy during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, July 24-26.   The academy’s purpose was to train non-clinically assigned hospital corpsmen in core skills so that they are better able...

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