Top Stories SNMG2 Starts Drills in Support of OAE

SNMG2 Starts Drills in Support of OAE »

Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) has begun exercises in support of Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR (OAE), two days after Rear Admiral Brad Williamson (US Navy) assumed command.   Williamson and his embarked international NATO command...

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ESPS Navarra Joins EU Naval Force

ESPS Navarra Joins EU Naval Force »

On Tuesday 22 July 2014 Spanish frigate ESPS Navarra joined the EU Naval Force Somalia Operation Atalanta.   Over the next five months the task of the 214 men and women on board will be...

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USS Denver to Retire after 46 Years of Service

USS Denver to Retire after 46 Years of Service »

After 46 years of service, USS Denver will hold its decommissioning ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at Naval Station Pearl Harbor on 14 August, 2014.   “It is with a great sense of pride that Denver...

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Keel Laid for Indian Coast Guard’s New OPV

Keel Laid for Indian Coast Guard’s New OPV »

Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) held a keel laying ceremony for Indian Coast Guard’s fifth of the New Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) on 22nd July 2014.   The contract for the construction of six OPVs for...

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HMS Protector to Undergo Maintenance

HMS Protector to Undergo Maintenance »

Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd have been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process.   HMS Protector is the Royal UK Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship, and...

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USS Blue Ridge Organizes Live-Fire Exercises

USS Blue Ridge Organizes Live-Fire Exercises »

The crew of U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held live-fire exercises designed to test the crew’s defensive abilities in order to complete the Air/Surface Warfare Live Fire Certification Exercise (AW/SW CERTEX)...

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Turkish Navy Newbuilds Get SEVD Systems

Turkish Navy Newbuilds Get SEVD Systems »

Oceanworks International is providing three Submarine Emergency Ventilation and Decompression Systems (SEVDS) consisting of Hose, LARS and control systems to Istanbul Shipyard for installation on the three specialist vessels they are building for the Turkish Navy.   The delivery of the SEVDS...

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US Navy Hires Northrop Grumman for Ship Self-Defense System

US Navy Hires Northrop Grumman for Ship Self-Defense System »

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $12 million task order for a full range of engineering services to continue modernizing the Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS MK2). The contract has a...

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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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CSG 12 Vessels Conduct Joint Sea Maneuvers »

CSG 12 Vessels Conduct Joint Sea Maneuvers

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) joined ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 to conduct a pass-and-review as part of Carrier Strike...

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UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly »

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 of Britain’s two new aircraft carriers has been completed....

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Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract »

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $278,6 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II...

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NATO’s Warship, Tanzanian Navy Work Together »

NATO’s Warship, Tanzanian Navy Work Together

NATO’s counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield warship ITS Mimbelli has concluded a port visit to Dar es Salaam designed to deepen ongoing cooperation with the Tanzanian Navy in a common effort to eradicate piracy off the coast of eastern Africa, protect maritime trade and ensure safe...

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US CNO Pays Visit to Italian Navy Chief »

US CNO Pays Visit to Italian Navy Chief

US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert conducted a two-day visit to Italy to visit the chief of the Italian navy and attended the Naval Forces Europe change of command ceremony this week.   Chief of Staff of the Italian navy, Adm. Giuseppe...

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Raytheon Wraps Up Program Reviews for New AMDR »

Raytheon Wraps Up Program Reviews for New AMDR

Raytheon Company completed two critical program reviews for the new Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), the U.S. Navy’s next generation integrated air and ballistic missile defense radar.   Successful completion of the hardware Preliminary Design Review and the Integrated Baseline Review are both key...

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Image of the Day: Sailors Practice Hose Handling »

Image of the Day: Sailors Practice Hose Handling

Sailors practice hose handling in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a general quarters (GQ) drill.   GQ drills prepare Sailors for the highest state of readiness in the event of actual casualties. USS Harry S. Truman...

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Allied JFC Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Gets New Commander »

Allied JFC Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Gets New Commander

U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson assumed command as Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, relieving Adm. Bruce W. Clingan in a ceremony, July 22.   U.S. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, presided over the change of command ceremony....

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HMS Illustrious Hands Over Her Duties to HMS Ocean »

HMS Illustrious Hands Over Her Duties to HMS Ocean

In a symbolic gesture the UK’s outgoing helicopter carrier has handed over duties to her successor.   In the waters off the south coast HMS Illustrious and HMS Ocean met yesterday morning and the baton of protecting the nation’s interests handed between the two. The two...

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USS Blue Ridge Boosts U.S. – Japanese Relations »

USS Blue Ridge Boosts U.S. – Japanese Relations

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Otaru, Japan, after a four-day port visit devoted to boosting U.S.-Japanese ties July 22.   During the visit, Blue Ridge crew members, embarked 7th Fleet Staff, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 and Marines from...

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USS Roosevelt Ends Replenishment-at-Sea »

USS Roosevelt Ends Replenishment-at-Sea

Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), successfully completed a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) the afternoon of July 20.   The RAS lasted roughly two hours with more than 120,000 gallons of fuel being...

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VIDEO: Moving HMS Queen Elizabeth »

VIDEO: Moving HMS Queen Elizabeth

UK’s biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth was recently moved out of dry dock to a neighbouring jetty where she will be completed over the next two years.   Below is a video of the float up and move of the vessel: A small fleet of tugs was...

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