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Russia: Yasen Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Submarine to Get Caliber Supersonic Cruise Missiles »

Project 885 Yasen nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) Severodvinsk will be armed with Caliber supersonic cruise missiles. With flight range exceeding 2,500 km, the Caliber missile has no analogs worldwide. The missile meets all specifications...

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USS John C. Stennis to Depart For 8-Month Deployment

USS John C. Stennis to Depart For 8-Month Deployment »

The flagship of the John C. Stennis Strike Group (JCSSG), Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), will depart Monday, Aug. 27, to begin an eight-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and...

August 24 2012 / No comment / Read More »
Russia: Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Returns to Service

Russia: Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov Returns to Service »

Murmansk branch of JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center has completed technical recovery works on Northern Fleet (NF) aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov. On Thursday, Aug 23 the ship was recommissioned into Russian Navy. The carrier (project...

August 24 2012 / No comment / Read More »
USS Cape St. George Concludes Journey

USS Cape St. George Concludes Journey »

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) and embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 Detachment 2 returned to Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), Aug. 22 after circumnavigating the globe. Cape’s...

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Russia: INS Tarkash Completes State Sea Trials

Russia: INS Tarkash Completes State Sea Trials »

Built by Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, frigate INS Tarkash (stands for “Quiver”) is finishing state sea trials, reports the shipyard’s press service. INS Tarkash is the second out of three Project 11356 frigates ordered by...

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Russia: BSF Completes Confidence-2012 Demonstration Exercise

Russia: BSF Completes Confidence-2012 Demonstration Exercise »

Active phase of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) exercise Confidence-2012 has finished near Novorossiysk. The activity was attended by 7 warships and auxiliary vessels, a naval helicopter, and over 300 men. The sea phase was directed...

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USA: Chief of Naval Operations Establishes LCS Council

USA: Chief of Naval Operations Establishes LCS Council »

The chief of naval operations (CNO) established a board known as the LCS Council Aug. 22 made up of four Navy vice admirals to oversee continued fleet testing and introduction of littoral combat ship (LCS)...

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Russia: PF Holds Fifth Military Historical “Cruise of Memory”

Russia: PF Holds Fifth Military Historical “Cruise of Memory” »

Since Aug 25 through Sept 17, Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit will carry out the fifth military historical “Cruise of Memory”. The cruise is associated with the 365-th anniversary of Okhotsk which is the cradle...

August 24 2012 / No comment / Read More »
HEADLINES

US Navy Announces Cost Estimated to Restore USS Miami »

US Navy Announces Cost Estimated to Restore USS Miami

The Navy’s revised cost estimate to restore USS Miami (SSN 755) is approximately $450 million, with an estimated date of completion for the repairs...

Aug 23 2012 / No comment / Read More »

NASSCO Gets USD 104 Million Contract Modification from US Navy »

NASSCO Gets USD 104 Million Contract Modification from US Navy

General Dynamics NASSCO has been awarded a $104 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to renovate and modernize the dock landing ship USS...

Aug 23 2012 / No comment / Read More »

US Navy, BAE Systems Sign USD 78 Million Contract »

US Navy, BAE Systems Sign USD 78 Million Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $78 million contract modification to produce canisters for Mk 41 and Mk 57 Vertical Launching Systems...

Aug 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »

US Navy Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for AGOR Vessels »

US Navy Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for AGOR Vessels

The Navy held a keel laying and dedication ceremony for its two newest Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research vessels (AGOR 27 and AGOR 28)...

Aug 21 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

UK: MoD Unveils Latest Future Warship Design »

UK: MoD Unveils Latest Future Warship Design

The latest design of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS), the next generation of warships, has been unveiled. The Ministry...

Aug 21 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Russia: Serbank Approves Two USD 509.8 Million Loans for Severnaya Verf Shipyard »

Russia: Serbank Approves Two USD 509.8 Million Loans for Severnaya Verf Shipyard

State-owned Sberbank has approved two $ 509.8 Mln loans for the Severnaya Verf shipyard, United Shipbuilding Corporation subsidiary, to be used in the construction...

Aug 21 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

BAE Systems Inks USS John Paul Jones Repair Contract »

BAE Systems Inks USS John Paul Jones Repair Contract

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Inc., San Diego, Calif., was recently awarded a $36,825,375 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract to definitize...

Aug 20 2012 / 3 comments / Read More »

Hull of First of RAN’s New Amphibious Ships Departs Spain »

Hull of First of RAN’s New Amphibious Ships Departs Spain

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the departure of the hull of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) new amphibious...

Aug 20 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

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...

Aug 17 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

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...

Aug 16 2012 / 3 comments / Read More »




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UK: Medical Training Onboard HMS Diamond »

UK: Medical Training Onboard HMS Diamond

  The Royal Marines and the Royal Navy Boarding Team in HMS Diamond have had their First Aid knowledge put to the test. As a continuation of their training, the sailors and marines are receiving instruction in life saving techniques by the onboard medical team....

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USA: Celebrity Fitness Guru Visits Naval Base Ventura County »

USA: Celebrity Fitness Guru Visits Naval Base Ventura County

A celebrity fitness guru visited Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Aug. 21, exercising and talking nutrition with Sailors and Marines and helping the Navy promote a culture of fitness. Tony Horton, best known for his P90X series of workouts, is visiting several military installations in...

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USS Bonhomme Richard Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary of Establishment of Dental Corps »

USS Bonhomme Richard Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary of Establishment of Dental Corps

Dentists aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the establishment of the Dental Corps Aug. 22. In 1912, 30 acting assistant dental surgeons were appointed to be apart of the Navy’s medical department by an act of Congress....

Aug 23 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Sri Lanka Naval Troops Recover Magazines »

Sri Lanka Naval Troops Recover Magazines

Naval troops attached to SLNS Kanchadewa of the Northern Naval Command on information received recovered 11 filled T56 magazines and 25 empty T56 magazines buried in the area of Velani East on 21st August 2012. Naval Today Staff, August 23, 2012; Image: Sri Lanka Navy...

Aug 23 2012 / No comment / Read More »

US Navy, Raytheon Start JSOW C-1 Integrated Testing »

US Navy, Raytheon Start JSOW C-1 Integrated Testing

The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target. “This flight test further demonstrates that JSOW C-1 can...

Aug 22 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

US Navy Commemorates Women’s Equality Day »

US Navy Commemorates Women’s Equality Day

Commands are encouraged to celebrate Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26, as announced by NAVADMIN 251/12. Established by Congress in 1971, Women’s Equality Day was designed to commemorate the long struggle of generations of women to gain the right to vote. The observance also calls attention...

Aug 22 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

USS Blue Ridge Departs Busan »

USS Blue Ridge Departs Busan

Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff personnel, and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific departed Busan, Republic of Korea Aug. 20, after a three-day port visit focused on promoting goodwill. While in Busan,...

Aug 21 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

PP 12 Arrives in Guam »

PP 12 Arrives in Guam

Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), embarked aboard Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Apra Harbor on Aug. 20, as it nears the completion of its nearly five-month deployment on the largest annual humanitarian civic assistance HCA mission in the Asia Pacific....

Aug 21 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

USA: Navy Personnel Command Leaders to Meet Pensacola Sailors »

USA: Navy Personnel Command Leaders to Meet Pensacola Sailors

Representatives from Navy Personnel Command’s fleet engagement team will be in Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 28-30 to meet with Sailors and discuss the latest personnel policies and initiatives impacting the fleet. The team will discuss recently announced initiatives like Limited Directed Detailing, Chief Petty Officer (CPO)...

Aug 21 2012 / No comment / Read More »

 

 

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