Category archives for: Middle East

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 […]

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 […]

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