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Russia: Joint Three-Lateral Life Salvage Exercise Big Boat 2012 Kicks Off »

Coast guards of Russia, Finland, and Estonia kicked off the Big Boat 2012 joint three-lateral life salvage exercise. Ships and boats of all participating parties are involved, as well as associated agencies of Estonia. Russian...

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USS O’Kane Sailors Offer Assistance to USS Porter

USS O’Kane Sailors Offer Assistance to USS Porter »

Sailors from guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) are assisting the crew of guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) to recover from damage sustained in a collision with a large Japanese-owned merchant vessel near the...

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USS Carr Assists United States-Flagged Sailing Vessel

USS Carr Assists United States-Flagged Sailing Vessel »

Guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) assisted a United States-flagged sailing vessel in the Western Caribbean Sea Aug. 14. Carr discovered the U.S. flagged sailing vessel “Bob” which failed to answer calls on the bridge-to-bridge...

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African Illegal Immigrants Rescued Off Malta

African Illegal Immigrants Rescued Off Malta »

About 160 African illegal immigrants were rescued being in distress on two vessels in the Mediterranean, reported Interfax referring to the Maltese military. The first ship with about 60 men on board was noticed by...

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USS Hue City Aids Distressed Iranian-Flagged Dhow

USS Hue City Aids Distressed Iranian-Flagged Dhow »

Guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) rendered medical assistance and provided food, water and fuel to an Iranian-flagged dhow, M/V Payam, Aug. 15, approximately 45 miles southeast of Muscat, Oman. At approximately 2:20 p.m....

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USA: PANAMAX Exercise Concludes

USA: PANAMAX Exercise Concludes »

The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet (COMUSNAVSO/C4F) officially concluded the annual 2012 PANAMAX exercise Aug. 16 at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris along with Brazilian Rear Adm....

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UK: Ammo Facility Ready for Its First Ship

UK: Ammo Facility Ready for Its First Ship »

An £18m facility to load and unload ammunition – shells and hi-tech missiles – from Portsmouth-based warships has been completed. The new Upper Harbour Ammunitioning Facility replaces a jetty on the Gosport side of Portsmouth...

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China: Fast Attack Craft PNS Dehshat Delivered

China: Fast Attack Craft PNS Dehshat Delivered »

Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KSEW) yesterday held a ceremony, to mark the reception of the second Chinese-built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Pakistan Navy, PNS Dehshat. The first FAC, PNS Azmat was...

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HEADLINES

USA: BAE Systems to Overhaul, Upgrade MK 45 Naval Guns »

USA: BAE Systems to Overhaul, Upgrade MK 45 Naval Guns

BAE Systems recently received a $25.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to overhaul and upgrade two Mk 45 naval guns bringing them to...

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Bahamas Gov’t to Spend USD 200 Million on RBDF Improvements »

Bahamas Gov’t to Spend USD 200 Million on RBDF Improvements

The Bahamas Journal reports that the Bahamas Government intends to spend up to USD 200 million in order to make physical and equipment changes...

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AMSEC LLC Gets US Navy Contract »

AMSEC LLC Gets US Navy Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a task order under a previously awarded contract to provide engineering...

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Video: USS Porter Collides with Japanese Oil Tanker, No Injuries »

Video: USS Porter Collides with Japanese Oil Tanker, No Injuries

The Examiner reports that a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Porter collided with a Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan near the Strait...

Aug 13 2012 / No comment / Read More »

GDIT, U.S. Department of Navy Sign Contract »

GDIT, U.S. Department of Navy Sign Contract

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a contract in March 2012 by the U.S. Department of the Navy...

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USA: GDEB Lands USD 16.3 Million Submarines Contract »

USA: GDEB Lands USD 16.3 Million Submarines Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $16.3 million contract to perform nuclear-maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine...

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Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard Gets Substantial Royal Netherlands Navy Contract »

Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard Gets Substantial Royal Netherlands Navy Contract

Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard has been awarded a substantial Royal Netherlands Navy contract to modernise and upgrade the propeller shaft lines and generator...

Aug 9 2012 / No comment / Read More »

First Brazil OPV Ready for Ocean Voyage »

First Brazil OPV Ready for Ocean Voyage

Amazonas, the first of three BAE Systems built Ocean Patrol Vessels being delivered the Brazilian Navy, departed the UK for Rio de Janeiro this...

Aug 9 2012 / No comment / Read More »

USA: Austal, Marinette Marine to Build Four LCSs »

USA: Austal, Marinette Marine to Build Four LCSs

The Senate Defense Appropriations Bill for FY2013 contains $1,784,959,000.00 requested by U.S. Senator Herb Kohl and the Department of the Navy for the construction...

Aug 8 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

UK: Astute Programme Marks Another Significant Milestone »

UK: Astute Programme Marks Another Significant Milestone

Another significant milestone in the Astute programme has been achieved as the steelwork structure for the Command Deck Module of the fifth submarine was...

Aug 6 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »




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USA: Navy Days L.A. Starts »

USA: Navy Days L.A. Starts

The 16th annual Navy Days Los Angeles (L.A.) event series commenced with the arrival of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) to the Port of Los Angeles, Aug. 14. Navy Days L.A. is designed to educate the public through tours,...

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Russia: BF Coast Artillery Holds Encampment Drills »

Russia: BF Coast Artillery Holds Encampment Drills

Baltic Fleet (BF) coast artillery is carrying out encampment exercise which is to last till the end of Sept 2012. Over 300 servicemen and about 50 combat vehicles are involved in the drills at the Pavenkovo Range. Through the next two months, BF gunmen will...

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US Navy Helicopters Team with CALFIRE to Fight Wildfires in Eastern San Diego County »

US Navy Helicopters Team with CALFIRE to Fight Wildfires in Eastern San Diego County

Navy helicopters teamed with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection units Aug. 15 to conduct aerial firefighting against several wildfires in eastern San Diego County. At CALFIRE’s request for immediate response support, the Navy is providing three firefighting helicopters equipped with buckets for aerial...

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UK: Seaeye Appoints Defence Sales Manager »

UK: Seaeye Appoints Defence Sales Manager

Chris Lade has been appointed Defence Sales Manager at Saab Seaeye, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric remotely operated underwater vehicles. This is a new position with responsibility for sales of underwater vehicle systems to the defence industry and follows Saab Seaeye’s expanded role in...

Aug 16 2012 / No comment / Read More »

UK: Drug and Pirate-Busting Merlin Helicopter of HMS Westminster Returns Home »

UK: Drug and Pirate-Busting Merlin Helicopter of HMS Westminster Returns Home

The drug and pirate-busting Merlin helicopter of HMS Westminster is safely back home in Culdrose after seven months making a ‘tangible’ difference in the Indian Ocean. 02 Flight – callsign Red Bull – played a key role in three pirate busts and one drug smuggling...

Aug 16 2012 / No comment / Read More »

HMAS Perth, USS Houston Reforge Old Ties »

HMAS Perth, USS Houston Reforge Old Ties

On the evening of 28 February/1 March 1942, two proud ships fought together against overwhelming odds by facing the Japanese Western Java Invasion Convoy in the midst of the Sunda Strait. HMAS Perth (I) and USS Houston were both torpedoed and sank within 30 minutes of...

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Luxembourg Maritime Patrol Aircraft Passes 4.000th Operational Flight Hour »

Luxembourg Maritime Patrol Aircraft Passes 4.000th Operational Flight Hour

On 13 August the Luxembourg Maritime Patrol Aircraft Detachment deployed in support of the EU anti-piracy operation ATALANTA passed its 4.000th operational flight hour during its 707th operational sortie in theatre. This milestone occurred when Captain SOLOMON and his crew were crossing the equator over...

Aug 15 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Russia: NF Commemorates Wrecked SSN Kursk »

Russia: NF Commemorates Wrecked SSN Kursk

Memorial activities related to 12-th anniversary of tragedy happened to the crew of nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) Kursk were held on Aug 12 in Murmansk and Northern Fleet (NF) bases Vidyaevo, Gadzhievo, Zaozersk (Murmansk region), and Severodvinsk (Arkhangelsk region). In Murmansk and Vidyaevo, the activities...

Aug 15 2012 / No comment / Read More »

USS Blue Ridge Departs Fukuoka, Japan »

USS Blue Ridge Departs Fukuoka, Japan

Sailors aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific departed Fukuoka, Japan, Aug. 14. The port visit represented an opportunity for Sailors and Marines to serve as goodwill ambassadors of...

Aug 15 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

 

 

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