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

Defense Secretary Orders Vessel to Arabian Gulf

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Arabian Gulf, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

F-100 Frigates Engage in Exercises off Galician Coast

The F-100 frigates ‘Álvaro de Bazán’, ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’, ‘Blas de Lezo’ and ‘Méndez Núñez’ from the 31st Escort Squadron have participated in a series of exercises off the Galician coast from the 9th to the 13th of June.

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).

Australia Presents New Pacific Patrol Boat Program

A new $2 billion Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Program unveiled on June 17 by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston aims to significantly strengthen security in the region.

HMS Montrose in Baltops 2014

Fourteen countries, 30 ships, 52 aircraft and a massive expanse of water for one of the largest naval exercises of the year – Baltops 2014 is now underway.

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