Post Tagged with: "Navy & Maritime Security News"

U.S. Navy Pursuing Its Own Offset Strategy Led by the Rail Gun

Electromagnetic Railgun

The Department of Defense is struggling to define a strategy for recapturing the high ground in military technology and countering the proliferation of so-called anti-access/area denial (A2AD) threats. Senior Pentagon officials acknowledge that the military’s ability to project power and […]


China planning naval base in Namibia: report

Chinese Navy Guided Missile Destroyers

Namibia and China are discussing plans for a Chinese naval base in the southwest African country, the Namibian newspaper reported Tuesday, prompting an immediate denial from Beijing. The Namibian quoted a confidential letter from Namibia’s Beijing ambassador to his foreign […]


Russia Sends France Formal Inquiry on Non-Delivery of Mistral Warship

BPC Dixmude (L9015) in Jounieh bay, Lebanon 2012.

Moscow has sent Paris an official inquiry for an explanation of why a Mistral helicopter carrier was not delivered to Russia according to an earlier signed agreement, a high-ranking official from the Russian Defense Ministry’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation […]


Navy Names New Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

Navy Names New Virginia-Class Attack Submarine

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today that SSN 795, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Hyman G. Rickover. Mabus named the submarine to honor U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the man credited for developing […]


Amphibious Squadron Five/11th MEU Transits from U.S. 5th Fleet to US 7th Fleet

Amphibious Squadron Five/11th MEU Transits from U.S. 5th Fleet to US 7th Fleet

After an extensive operational period with a variety of operations and exercises, two of the three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of […]


US Navy Christening Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

US Navy Christening Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of […]


Thales to Upgrade Fire Control System On French Aircraft Carrier

Thales to Upgrade Fire Control System On French Aircraft Carrier

On behalf of the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA), the Joint Armaments Cooperation Organization (OCCAr) has awarded Thales a contract to upgrade the fire control system for the anti-air missiles deployed by the French Navy’s Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. […]


France to deploy aircraft carrier to Gulf in IS fight: report

France to deploy aircraft carrier to Gulf in IS fight: report

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its fleet will be deployed to the Gulf to support operations against the Islamic State group, a military news site reported on Tuesday. The deployment of the marine battle group is due […]


Norway Launches New Submarine Project

Norway Launches New Submarine Project

A project led by the Ministry of Defence has since 2007 studied Norway’s future submarine capability. Several options have been looked at in the process. The Government has now decided that the project will enter a definition phase and evaluate […]


 
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