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Russian warship to continue escorting vessels off Somalia

Russian warship to continue escorting vessels off Somalia

Moscow: A Russian warship will escort a regular convoy of commercial vessels through pirate-infested waters off the Horn of Africa on Tuesday, a Navy spokesman said. The Admiral Chabanenko destroyer from Russia’s Northern Fleet, which is presently replenishing its supplies […]


HDW and HSY Cancel Shipbuilding Contracts

HDW and HSY Cancel Shipbuilding Contracts

HAMBURG, Germany / SKARAMANGAS, Greece: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW), Kiel, Germany, and Hellenic Shipyards S.A. (HSY), Skaramangas, Athens, today canceled the construction programs signed with the Greek defense ministry in 2000 and 2002. The first contract involves the construction of […]


Committee Approves FY 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill

Committee Approves FY 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC: The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee today unanimously approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations bill. I. Summary: FY 2010 Defense Appropriations The bill: Provides $636.3 billion in new discretionary spending authority for the Department of Defense […]


Construction of Royal Navy’s New Aircraft Carriers Begins

Construction of Royal Navy’s New Aircraft Carriers Begins

Construction began on the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers, their largest ever warships, today with Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal performing the initial steel-cutting for the first of the ships. The steel-cutting ceremony took place at BVT Surface Fleet’s […]


Russian ships return home after anti-piracy duty

Russian ships return home after anti-piracy duty

VLADIVOSTOK: The Russian Pacific Fleet’s Admiral Panteleyev destroyer and Irkut tanker returned on Wednesday to their base in Vladivostok after an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden. The Udaloy-class destroyer, accompanied by a salvage tugboat and two tankers, joined […]


Singapore Navy to Upgrade Mine Countermeasures Vessels

Singapore Navy to Upgrade Mine Countermeasures Vessels

Following a call for international tender, the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) of Singapore awarded Thales with the Life Extension Programme (LEP) of its 4 Bedok class mine-countermeasure vessels. This significant contract highlights the relevance of both Thales’s naval […]


UNITAS Ships Begin At-Sea Training Operations

UNITAS Ships Begin At-Sea Training Operations

ATLANTIC OCEAN: Ships from eleven nations got underway April 23 for UNITAS Gold, the 50th iteration of the longest-running multinational maritime exercise. Maritime forces from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, the United States and Uruguay left […]


China to flex naval muscle in unprecedented show

China to flex naval muscle in unprecedented show

BEIJING: China is set to display its maritime might in an unprecedented show Thursday as it parades its warships and nuclear submarines with 14 other nations to mark its navy’s 60th anniversary. The fleet parade takes place in the eastern […]


Russian cruiser to lead foreign ships in China naval parade

Russian cruiser to lead foreign ships in China naval parade

VLADIVOSTOK: The missile cruiser Varyag, the flagship of Russia’s Pacific Fleet, will lead a fleet of foreign warships participating in a parade to mark the 60th anniversary of China’s Navy. The China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) kicked off the grand […]


 
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