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US Navy Searching for Missing Aircrew Member

US Navy Searching for Missing Aircrew Member

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the North Arabian Gulf are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who went into the water at 2:10 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, when the aircraft the member was aboard lost power on takeoff from USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Two air crewmen bailed […]

GD Awarded US, Australian Navy Submarines Contract Modifications

GD Awarded US, Australian Navy Submarines Contract Modifications

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded two contract modifications totaling $50 million to continue supporting the AN/BYG-1 combat control system aboard U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines, as part of the AN/BYG-1 modernization program for the tactical control systems (TCS) and weapons control systems (WCS).   General […]

Contract for Anti-Ship Missile Decoys Awarded

Contract for Anti-Ship Missile Decoys Awarded

Design of the next generation of anti-ship missile decoys is set to commence following the signing of two contracts between Australian Defence and BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd.   Defence Materiel Organisation Chief Executive Officer Warren King said the contracts represented continued investment in the jointly developed Australian—United States Nulka capability. “These contracts support both […]

BAE Systems Bags USS Lake Erie Maintenance Deal

BAE Systems Bags USS Lake Erie Maintenance Deal

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, was awarded a $25,4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Lake Erie (CG 70) fiscal 2014 extended dry-docking selected restricted availability.   An extended dry-docking selected restricted availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the […]

Warfare Officers Train aboard HMS Richmond

Warfare Officers Train aboard HMS Richmond

UK Navy’s HMS Richmond has trained Warfare Officers from 10 International and Commonwealth countries in a series of exercises off the South Coast exercises.   Officers from Sweden, Chile, Pakistan, Brunei, Nigeria, Malaysia, Singapore, Algeria, Morocco and Kuwait have all been put through their paces on board the Type 23 frigate, taking part in warfare […]

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 […]

Spanish Exercise Seaborder 2014 Concludes

Spanish Exercise Seaborder 2014 Concludes

The maritime security exercise ‘Seaborder 2014’ carried out off the coast of Malaga was attended by different authorities from ‘5+5 Defense Initiative’ states and Spanish Navy command personnel.   The joint-combined exercise, with participation of more than 900 people, five ships, three airplanes and three helicopters, was also followed by the Ministers of Defense of […]

UK Naval Investment Sustains Thousands of Jobs

UK Naval Investment Sustains Thousands of Jobs

UK MOD has awarded £3.2 billion of contracts to support the management of the UK’s naval bases.   The contracts will also cover the maintenance and repair of the Royal Navy’s warships and submarines, directly sustaining more than 7,500 jobs across the UK. Babcock, which manages Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport and Clyde, has […]

Indian Coast Guard’s Eleventh FPV Launched

Indian Coast Guard’s Eleventh FPV Launched

Cochin Shipyard launched the eleventh of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built for Indian Coast Guard yesterday.   The vessel named ‘ICGS ANAGH’ was launched at a ceremony at Cochin Shipyard, after which the keel of BY – 512 the twelfth FPV was laid. CSL has so far delivered 8 vessels in the 20 vessel series […]

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