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China to join US-led naval drill for first time: PLA

China to join US-led naval drill for first time: PLA

China has confirmed it will participate in a major US-organized naval drill for the first time, official media said Monday, amid heightened distrust between the two military powers. The Chinese navy will participate in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) […]


USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

USS Ross to be Forward Deployed to Rota, Spain

USS Ross (DDG 71) departed its Norfolk homeport June 3 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the second of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be forward deployed there. To enhance the security of the European region, two additional […]


New Corvette Handed Over to the Royal Navy of Oman

New Corvette Handed Over to the Royal Navy of Oman

HM Naval Base in Portsmouth was lit up red, white and green this morning as BAE Systems handed over the third of three new warships to the Royal Navy of Oman. AL RASIKH is a 99 meter corvette designed, built […]


China, Russia show off naval forces amid disputes

China, Russia show off naval forces amid disputes

China and Russia started joint naval exercises off Shanghai on Tuesday as their leaders promised to strengthen relations in the face of international criticism over their territorial disputes. President Xi Jinping launched the drills at a ceremony in a room […]


Second French FREMM Frigate Pursues Sea Trials

Second French FREMM Frigate Pursues Sea Trials

The FREMM Normandie multi-mission frigate, second of the series ordered by OCCAR (*) on behalf of the DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) and the French Navy, left the DCNS site in Lorient on 14 May on its way to the […]


Navy’s X-47B Program Ramps Up Flight Test

Navy’s X-47B Program Ramps Up Flight Test

The X-47B unmanned combat air system is gearing up for shore-based flight test activities in preparation for the next round of sea trials this summer. The program’s test team will conduct various test events with the X-47B over the next […]


General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by US Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines

General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by US Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines

The U.S. Navy today underscored its commitment to an advanced and adaptable submarine force by awarding General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued at $17.6 billion for the construction of 10 additional Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned […]


Russia to Build Network of Modern Naval Bases in Arctic – Putin

Russia to Build Network of Modern Naval Bases in Arctic – Putin

Russia will build a unified network of naval facilities on its Arctic territories to host advanced warships and submarines as part of a plan to boost protection of the country’s interests and borders in the region, President Vladimir Putin said […]


Russia, Pakistan Discuss Joint Naval Drills Expected This Week

Russia, Pakistan Discuss Joint Naval Drills Expected This Week

Russian and Pakistani naval representatives have discussed the possibility of joint exercises, which could be held as early as this week, a Russian military spokesman told RIA Novosti Monday. A detachment of Russia’s Pacific Fleet called at the port of […]


US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

US Navy to Christen Future USS Zumwalt, New Class of Destroyer

The Navy will christen the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) April 12, during a ceremony at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) […]


 
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