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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
ARLINGTON, Va.: Using a high-temperature technology developed by the Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Navy has successfully launched a new counter-mine tool to protect its fleet at sea. In a time of increasing irregular warfare threats, the Navy has […]
Government of Canada awarded a contract to Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH of Schneizlreuth, Germany, to provide 14 Ship’s Offboard Passive Electronic Countermeasures Systems (ECM) for the Halifax Class Ships.