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US and South Korea navies start Exercise Clear Horizon 2014
22 October 2014 Maritime forces from the US and South Korean navies have commenced the annual bilateral Exercise Clear Horizon off the south of the Korean...

Babcock to support PTFS system on UK Navy submarines
22 October 2014 The UK Royal Navy has awarded a life in-service support contract to Babcock to support the precise time and frequency standard (PTFS) system, which is integrated on the nuclear-powered Vanguard...

iRobot to upgrade US Navy's MTRS robots
22 October 2014 The US Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division has awarded a contract to iRobot to upgrade its transportable robotic...

US Navy's E-2D aircraft set for deployment
21 October 2014 The US Navy Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft has successfully achieved initial operational capability (IOC), paving the way for its operational...

UK's RFA Argus sails to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola
21 October 2014 The UK's Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel (RFA) Argus has sailed from Falmouth to Sierra Leone, as part of the country's efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa....

US Navy christens and launches new USS Detroit LCS
21 October 2014 The US Navy has successfully christened its seventh littoral combat ship-7 (LCS-7) as USS Detroit, which was followed by its launch at Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin,...

UK MoD shortlists sites to store waste from decommissioned nuclear submarines
20 October 2014 The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has shortlisted five nuclear facilities to store radioactive waste from the Royal Navy's decommissioned nuclear-powered...

Search continues for alleged underwater activity threat off Swedish coast
20 October 2014 Sweden has reportedly deployed helicopters, minesweepers and approximately 200 service personnel to search for suspicious foreign underwater activity off the Stockholm...

Raytheon signs US Navy's improved Laser Maverick missile contract
20 October 2014 Raytheon has received a $49.5m contract from the US Navy for the production of an improved version of laser-guided Maverick...

US Navy receives first maritime signals intelligence system from Boeing
17 October 2014 The US Navy has taken delivery of the first Ship’s Signal Exploitation Equipment Increment F (SSEE-F) system, a maritime signals intelligence system developed by...

US MSC extends Erickson's replenishment and logistics services contract
17 October 2014 Erickson has been awarded a contract extension from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to deliver comprehensive replenishment and logistics services for the US Navy's Military Sealift Command...

US Navy's second Triton UAS completes maiden flight
17 October 2014 The US Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its maiden flight at Northrop Grumman's Palmdale facility in California, US, ahead of its flight to...

UTC's Cloud Cap Technology to support US Navy's ISR programme
16 October 2014 Integrated Surveillance and Defense (ISD) has selected UTC Aerospace Systems' Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400 imaging payloads to support the US Navy's intelligence, surveillance and...

US Navy receives 18th Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft
16 October 2014 The US Navy has received its 18th P-8A Poseidon aircraft from Boeing, the fifth delivery this...

Australia requests CIWS Block 1B Baseline 2 upgrade from US
16 October 2014 The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential foreign military sale (FMS) of close-in weapon system (CIWS) Block 1B Baseline 2 upgrade kits and...

Warships start maritime module of Nato exercise
15 October 2014 Warships from the Nato Response Force (NRF) fleet are participating in the maritime module of Exercise Noble Justification in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic...

Babcock starts HMS Montrose upgrade programme
15 October 2014 Babcock has started upgrade and improvement works on the UK Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke-class frigate HMS Montrose, at its Devonport Royal...

ST Marine christens Royal Navy of Oman's first patrol vessel
15 October 2014 Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) has christened the Royal Navy of Oman's (RNO) first of four Al-Ofouq-class patrol vessels as Al Seeb, following its keel laying on 29 March 2013...

Australian Defence Force successfully tests BAE's laser-guided rocket
14 October 2014 The Australian Defence Force has successfully tested BAE Systems' advanced precision-kill weapon system (APKWS) laser-guided rocket at the Woomera Prohibited Area test range in South...

Multinational Task Group Exercise set to begin on 20 October
14 October 2014 Maritime forces from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the US Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force are set to take part in the Task Group Exercise (TGEX), which will be held off the coast...

US Navy christens new Virginia-class attack submarine
14 October 2014 The US Navy has christened its newest Virginia-class SSN 793 attack submarine as USS Oregon at Battleship Oregon Memorial in Portland,...


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