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HMAS Larrakia Leaves Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

HMAS Larrakia recently departed the Vietnamese port of Ho Chi Minh City, after a successful four-day visit that included a mixture of official receptions, a sporting engagement and shore leave for the 34 members of ship’s company.   The port visit, which coincided with a visit to Vietnam by Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim […]

HII Appoints New Corporate Director of Customer Affairs for Submarine Programs

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs.   Brenton served most recently as deputy director of the Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs, overseeing strategic weapons systems. He began his new position on Monday. “Kevin brings a wealth of leadership […]

VIDEO: Selected Moments of US 6th Fleet Operations

The U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet released a multimedia production featuring selected images from around the fleet received during the month of September 2014.   The images represent the work of naval photographers deployed in the U.S. 6th Fleet. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full range of maritime security operations […]

Image of the Day: RFA Wave Knight’s Art in the Sea

We bring you the image of the Royal UK Navy’s RFA Wave Knight performing some amazing moves during its deployment in Cougar 14, posted by the Navy on its social media page.   This four-month deployment, currently named Cougar 14, includes a series of demanding amphibious and maritime-based exercises with partner nations throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East […]

CTF 51 Commander Boards USS Makin Island

The commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 51 visited Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) to tour the ship and pass along a few words of encouragement, Sept. 28 and 29.   Makin Island is the flagship for the current Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit (ARG/MEU) operating in the […]

USS Rodney M. Davis Waves Goodbye to Singapore

The US Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) departed Singapore Sept. 28 following a weeklong port visit.   While moored in Singapore, the ship’s crew held a “Halfway Party” to mark the mid-point of the ship’s final deployment. Sailors also had a chance to explore Singapore and participate in […]

USS TR Rescues Fishermen

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR) sprang into action to assist a fishing vessel engulfed in flames off the east coast of Florida, Sept. 29.   TR watchstanders spotted a rescue flare around 4:30 a.m. approximately 90 miles off the coast and coordinated rescue efforts with nearby Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) vessel 38 to […]

New EDGE Facility to Enhance Canadian Navy Capabilities

General Dynamics Canada announced the opening of the 17th EDGE facility in the EDGE® Innovation Network.   The new Undersea Warfare EDGE Innovation Centre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will become a vital resource that brings Canada’s top naval technology suppliers together with academia and government to develop leading-edge, operation-enhancing capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy and ally naval […]

Sri Lanka Navy Arrests 16 Indian Poachers

Sri Lanka Navy arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with 04 Indian fishing trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters.   The poachers were conducting the illegal ops north-west of Kareitivu when they were apprehended on 29th September 2014. The fishermen were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Jaffna […]

Raytheon’s SM-2 AURs Ordered for DDG 1000 Vessels

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded an $8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for 18 SM-2 Block IIIA All-Up-Rounds for DDG 1000 class ships.   Most of the work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona and Andover, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by November 2016. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 research, development, […]

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