Category archives for: Middle East

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 23 – 29, 2014

US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters […]

ITS Andrea Doria Docks in Fujairah, UAE

ITS Andrea Doria Docks in Fujairah, UAE

Italian Navy’s destroyer Andrea Doria (D553) docked in the port of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, where it was visited by the Ambassador of Italy to the United Arab Emirates, Giorgio Starace.   Prior to the docking, the vessel spent a long period of time at sea during which it took part in a replenishment at sea operation with RFA Wave […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 16 – 22, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 16 – 22, 2014

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract, 2014 Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $232,7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract.   USS Saratoga Departs Newport for Final Cruise Korean War era aircraft carrier USS Saratoga will depart […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 9 – 15, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 9 – 15, 2014

  UK Awards £348 Million Warship Contract More than 800 Scottish jobs have been protected thanks to a £348 million contract to build 3 new vessels for the Royal Navy. The offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), which will be used by the Royal Navy to undertake various tasks in support of UK interests both at home […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 2 – 8, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 2 – 8, 2014

North Dakota Submarine Completes Alpha Sea Trials The US nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.   Austal USA: USS Montgomery Hits Production Milestone The future USS […]

USS Truxtun Leaves Manama, Bahrain

USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed Manama, Bahrain July 19, following a scheduled six-day port visit.   Sailors experienced the local culture and life during Ramadan, and took advantage of the activities available at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. The port visit also gave the crew a chance to conduct maintenance and topside preservation. “Bahrain afforded us […]

South Korean Frigate, Italian Destroyer Meet in Oman

ITS Francesco Mimbelli continues her engagement in NATO Ocean Shield antipiracy operation in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, within Combined Task Force 508 (CTF 508).   Following a long activity at sea, the Italian destroyer’s personnel, during an operational stop at Salalah harbor (Oman), have met their counterparts from the South Korean […]

ITS Andrea Doria Heads to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

ITS Andrea Doria Heads to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

After passing through the Suez Canal, and meeting Italian ship Esploratore, (commanded by LT Gianpaolo Misseritti) – one of the patrol boats belonging to the Tenth Naval Coastal Group based in Sharm El Sheikh – Destroyer Andrea Doria sailed south, towards the biggest port of the Red Sea, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.   During the short […]

ASRY’s Dedicates New Department to Naval Market

ASRY’s Dedicates New Department to Naval Market

ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has launched a new department dedicated to military projects called the Navy Defence and Industrial Projects (NDIP) Department.   The specialised team, headed by Anthony Haile, formerly of the UK Royal Navy is expanding ASRY’s strong experience in the defence sector to become […]

HMAS Toowoomba Sails for Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba Sails for Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba deployed as part of Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region to support maritime security including counter-piracy and counter-narcotics operations.   Commanding Officer Commander Catherine Hayes, who will be the first female to lead an Australian ship to the region, said the past months of intensive training had prepared the sailors and officers for the […]

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