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Image of the Day: E-2C Hawkeye On the Move

US Navy Sailors stand by to move an E-2C Hawkeye in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).   Ronald Reagan is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in […]

HMS Chiddingfold Engages in NATO Ex Breeze

HMS Chiddingfold Engages in NATO Ex Breeze

Royal UK Navy minehunter HMS Chiddingfold has been taking part in an annual NATO workout in the Black Sea.   HMS Chiddingfold is one of four NATO ships that took part in Exercise Breeze 2014 off the Bulgarian coast. The ships are all part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2), one […]

F-35 Lightning Fleet Resumes Flight

Airworthiness authorities for the Navy and the Air Force approved the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter fleet to resume limited flight, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said July 14.   Kirby said this is a limited flight clearance that includes an engine inspection regimen and and restricted flights that will remain […]

Thales Awarded Australian Navy’s Frigate Maintenance Contract

Thales Awarded Australian Navy’s Frigate Maintenance Contract

Australian Minister for Defence David Johnston announced on July 6 that Thales Australia Ltd has been awarded the Navy’s Adelaide Class guided missile frigate’s (FFG) Group Maintenance Contract.   Senator Johnston said the contract will be for an initial period of four and half years with the potential for contract extensions to an anticipated value […]

Brazilian Navy to Upgrade Lynx Mk21A Helicopters

Brazilian Navy to Upgrade Lynx Mk21A Helicopters

Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation has signed a contract for a major midlife upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters with Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland.   The contract, valued in excess of US$160 million (€117 million), includes replacement of the aircraft’s engines with the CTS800-4N product from LHTEC, navigation, displays suite and mission avionics. A comprehensive support and […]

USS Kidd Changes Command

USS Kidd Changes Command

A time-honored change of command ceremony was held aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) while underway in the South China Sea, June 25.   During the ceremony, Cmdr. Thomas Zerr assumed command of Kidd from Cmdr. Gabriel Varela, marking the end of three years as executive and commanding officer for Varela. […]

HMS Tireless to Be Decommissioned

HMS Tireless to Be Decommissioned

The Royal UK Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Tireless is due to be officially retired from active service at a ceremony in Plymouth on Thursday (June 19).   The nuclear-powered Trafalgar Class submarine returned to her base-port of Devonport, in Plymouth, for the last time on June 1 before decommissioning after nearly 30 years of service. […]

USS Peleliu Deploys for RIMPAC

USS Peleliu Deploys for RIMPAC

The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) departed Naval Base San Diego June 17 for a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.   Peleliu will participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), a large multinational naval exercise, as the command ship for the expeditionary strike group. Following RIMPAC, Peleliu will […]

USS James E. Williams, Tunisian Navy Conduct Underway Engagement

USS James E. Williams, Tunisian Navy Conduct Underway Engagement

The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participated in a bilateral underway engagement with the Tunisian Navy’s Patrol Ship 501 La Galite and an Archangel-class patrol boat, June 14.   The engagement provided an opportunity to enhance U.S.-Tunisian interoperability and strengthen Tunisian capabilities for maritime security in its waters. “It was great to […]

USS Samuel B. Roberts Ready to Deploy Mayport

USS Samuel B. Roberts Ready to Deploy Mayport

The Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) will depart Naval Station Mayport June 16, for a deployment to U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.   Upon arrival in the Mediterranean Ocean, Samuel B. Roberts crew will conduct Theater Security Operations and provide deterrence, promote peace and security, and preserve freedom […]

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