Category archives for: Middle East

Top News of the Week of Sep 22 – 28, 2014

Top News of the Week of Sep 22 – 28, 2014

US and UK Order Tomahawk Missiles from Raytheon Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $251,1 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 231 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missiles for the U.S. Navy (147 vertical launch systems and 64 capsule launch systems) and the United Kingdom (20 torpedo tube launch systems).   Lockheed Martin Bags US […]

US, Partner Nations Carry Out Airstrikes against Syria ISIL Targets

U.S. military forces and partner nations, including the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, undertook military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria overnight, using a mix of fighter, bomber, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles to conduct 14 strikes against […]

Navy Orders DSIT Solutions’ DDS System

DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, Inc., announced that a leading Mediterranean Navy has placed an order for its AquaShield™ Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system.   The system is expected to guard the underwater perimeter of a strategic coastal asset. Dan Ben-Dov, DSIT’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing commented, “In the last few […]

USS Roosevelt Leaves Jebel Ali, UAE

Guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates (UAE), after a scheduled port visit Sept. 4.   The visit gave Sailors an opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of the UAE. During the port visit, Sailors met the people of UAE and immersed themselves in the sights and sounds […]

Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014

Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014

VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM Testing Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the Foreign Comparative Testing program.   SINKEX Units Sink Former USS Fresno Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in […]

HMAS Toowoomba Joins Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba Joins Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba arrived in the Middle East Region (MER) on 10 August 2014 on Operation MANITOU for tasking within the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).   Operation MANITOU is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the MER. Toowoomba’s Commanding Officer, Commander Cath Hayes, said Toowoomba’s team […]

USS Ross, USS Cole Pay Visit to Haifa, Israel

USS Ross, USS Cole Pay Visit to Haifa, Israel

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Haifa, Israel, yesterday for a scheduled port visit. USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in port, Sept. 14.   This port visit will provide Ross and Cole Sailors with an opportunity to engage with their Israeli counterparts and meet with the people of Haifa, experiencing […]

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace the Collins Class vessels.   Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) […]

Russian “Yaroslav Mudry” Docks in Port of Salalah

Russian “Yaroslav Mudry” Docks in Port of Salalah

Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet (BF) has made ​​a visit at the port of Salalah (Oman) to replenish food and water supplies.   The vessel will be docked at the port until September 13. Afterwards the crew will continue to perform security operations in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. “Yaroslav Mudry” departed the main […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 30 – Sep 05, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 30 – Sep 05, 2014

Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).   HMS Queen Elizabeth Undergoes Inclining Test […]

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