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Australia-Japan bilateral exercise Ends

Apr 23, 2016

Ships and aircraft from the Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) have completed the bilateral Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT off the coast of New South Wales.The exercise, which has been conducted regularly between Australia and Japan since 2009…

Indian Navy Plane Thwarts Pirate Attack

Apr 21, 2016

The Indian Navy, with the help of its long-range anti-submarine warfare aircraft, has thwarted a 'piracy' attempt in the Western Arabian Sea, 800 nautical miles off Mumbai, targeted at a merchant vessel. According to a report in the Times of India…

Face Off: Russia, NATO Maritime Incidents in the Baltic

Apr 21, 2016

Last week's frightening incident in the Baltic Sea, where Russian warplanes repeatedly buzzed the destroyer USS Donald Cook over a two-day period, left many Americans wondering why the U.S. Navy didn't simply splash the SU-24 attack aircraft…

Indian Navy Dredger Completes Successful First Year

Apr 20, 2016

In mid-April of 2016, the Indian Navy’s grab hopper dredger, Dredger-1 was preparing to depart its birth shipyard following a comprehensive one-year warrantee review. Tebma Shipyards Ltd., Senior Vice President M. Balasubramaniam explained that the 44…

GMT Mobile Apps for Sailors Released

Apr 20, 2016

Two new mobile apps designed for Sailors to complete required Navy General Military Training (GMT) on Records Management (RM) and Privacy and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Awareness became available April 19.PII and RM are annual GMT Standardized Core Training (SCT) requirements…

ST Marine Celebrates LMV Sovereignty Launch

Apr 18, 2016

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the Launching Ceremony today for the second Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Sovereignty, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)…

Fiji farewells Australian Defence Force

Apr 17, 2016

Fijian dignitaries and troops have formally farewelled Australian Defence Force personnel who have provided humanitarian support and undertaken disaster relief work following Tropical Cyclone Winston.For almost two months ADF personnel have…

Australia, Japan Practice Naval Interoperability off Sydney

Apr 15, 2016

Royal Australian Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force counterparts have gathered in Sydney to conduct the bilateral Exercise NICHI GOU TRIDENT from 15-26 April 2016. This exercise, which has been conducted between Australia and Japan since 2009…

US Navy Sailors Reflect on Capt Phillips Rescue

Apr 14, 2016

U.S. Navy sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer took time to reflect on the anniversary of the rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden seven years ago. Phillips was rescued April 12, 2009 by special…

India Test-fires N-Capable K-4 Missile from Arihant Submarine

Apr 14, 2016

India has successfully tested its most ambitious weapon system - a long range submarine-launched ballistic missile, codenamed K-4, from submarine INS Arihant. The nuclear-capable missile can strike targets up to 3,500 kilometres away. The…

US Navy Honors Carl Levin with Naming of Ship

Apr 12, 2016

Today, during a ceremony in Detroit, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next Arleigh Burke class destroyer, DDG 120, will be named Carl M. Levin in honor of the longest serving senator in Michigan history.  During his 36 years in the Senate…

Search On for USS Carter Hall's Missing Sailor

Apr 12, 2016

A Sailor aboard the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) was reported missing April 9 as the ship was conducting routine training operations in support of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Composite Training Unit Exercise off the coast of Cape Hatteras…

U.S. Navy Leads 30-nation Maritime Exercise

Apr 10, 2016

The U.S. Navy is leading a 30-nation maritime exercise across Middle Eastern waters which it says will help protect international trade routes against possible threats, including from Islamic State and al Qaeda.The exercise, which is partly being held in the Arabian Gulf…

New Flag for NATO Research Vessel

Apr 10, 2016

The larger of CMRE’s ships is now operated by an Italian military crew under an Italian Navy Flag.On 9 April 2016, at the Italian Naval Base in La Spezia (Italy), the Raising of the Italian Flag Ceremony was held in the presence of Italian and NATO civilian and military authorities…

Australia, Indonesia Unite to Patrol Fisheries

Apr 08, 2016

Illegal fishing was the focus of a joint operation between Australia and Indonesia that concluded in Bali on 5th April. The fifth coordinated maritime security patrol, AUSINDO CORPAT 2016, had elements of the Australian Defence Force unite…

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