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Navy to Conduct Repairs to Cyclone-class Coastal Patrol Ships

Navy to Conduct Repairs to Cyclone-class Coastal Patrol Ships

WASHINGTON: Inspections of Cyclone-class patrol coastal (PC) vessels home-ported in Bahrain and Norfolk have revealed significant structural damage. As a result of the damage found during these inspections, the Navy has decided to cease operations of the vessels in the […]


Pressure on New Australian Minister to Scrap Submarines Plan

Pressure on New Australian Minister to Scrap Submarines Plan

New defence minister Stephen Smith will come under pressure to scrap Australia’s most expensive defence project – the plan to build 12 submarines at a potential cost of $36 billion. Defence sources have told The Age that the change in […]


French defence official for cooperation with Britain on subs

French defence official for cooperation with Britain on subs

Paris: The chairman of the French national assembly’s defence committee said Monday France and Britain might cooperate in the field of nuclear submarines. In an interview with right-wing daily Le Figaro, Guy Teissier of the ruling UMP said the two […]


Upgraded Aegis Weapon Systems Operational on US Navy Cruisers

Upgraded Aegis Weapon Systems Operational on US Navy Cruisers

MOORESTOWN, N.J.: The U.S. Navy, supported by Lockheed Martin, successfully completed Combat System Ship Qualification Trials for upgraded Aegis Combat Systems installed aboard two Navy ships. The Navy determined that the Aegis Combat Systems aboard the cruisers USS Mobile Bay […]


Valiant Shield exercise begins at Joint Region Marianas

Valiant Shield exercise begins at Joint Region Marianas

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam: Air Force bombers, fighters, tankers and support aircraft from the Pacific theater are arriving and making preparations for Valiant Shield 2010. The U.S. Pacific Command exercise, which runs Sept. 12 through 21, and will be […]


Northrop Grumman Supplies Radars for Spanish Navy Ships

Northrop Grumman Supplies Radars for Spanish Navy Ships

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.: Northrop Grumman is upgrading the navigation radar systems for two Spanish Navy Santa Maria Class frigates. The ships are being fitted with Northrop Grumman’s new-generation Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT™ navalized radars, which are replacing the existing radar sets. […]


US weighed shooting down runaway robotic helicopter: admiral

US weighed shooting down runaway robotic helicopter: admiral

Washington: US commanders considered shooting down an unmanned navy helicopter that flew out of control towards the US capital last month before communications were restored, a top US officer said Thursday. Admiral Sandy Winnefeld, who oversees the country’s air defenses, […]


China needs carrier-killer missile: press

China needs carrier-killer missile: press

Beijing: China needs a “carrier-killer” missile deterrent as a counter-balance to US naval supremacy in the Pacific, the state-controlled press said Monday. “China undoubtedly needs to build a highly credible anti-carrier capability,” the Global Times said in an editorial. “Not […]


Portable Undersea Training Range Ready to Exercise

Portable Undersea Training Range Ready to Exercise

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER, Md.: The Portable Undersea Training Range, located at the Pacific Missile Range Facility Kauai, Hawaii, completed a major operational evaluation in July. During the test, the range, also known as PUTR, accomplished key performance […]


 
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