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Keel Laid for Future USS Carl M. Levin

The keel of the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard,...

U.S. Navy commissions Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor

The U.S. Navy on Saturday (Jan 26.) commissioned its newest Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor. "USS Michael Monsoor is one of the most...

The construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127) is...

The construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127) is officially underway at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard. The milestone was marked...

The Royal Australian Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane

The Royal Australian Navy welcomed a new ship into the fleet today (Oct 27) , with the commissioning of the guided missile destroyer, HMAS...

South Korean Navy will make a port call to Sasebo Japan

Three South Korean naval ships carrying hundreds of military cadets will make a port call at Japan's Sasebo naval base early next month, officials...

USS Decatur Has Close Encounter With Chinese Warship

Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73) was approached Sunday (Sept 30) morning in the South China Sea by a Chinese warship in what...

US Navy awards $9 billion in contracts for 10 Arleigh Burke...

The U.S. Navy awarded Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $3.9 billion for the construction of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. It also awarded Huntington...

Russia starts development of new generation frigates

Research and development for a new generation frigate of project 22350M has begun in Russia, according to the Russian TASS. "We participate in this...

Sailors injured in fire aboard Schleswig-Holstein frigate

A fire broke out aboard the Schleswig-Holstein frigate of the German Navy on the Baltic Sea off Kiel on September 17. According to the Deutsche...

HMS Dragon leaves Portsmouth for the Persian Gulf

HMS Dragon leaves Portsmouth for the Persian Gulf Portsmouth based HMS Dragon left her homeport today (Sept.18) to embark on an operational deployment to the...

Joint U.S. Forces Team for Exercise Valiant Shield 2018

U.S. military forces from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2018, Sept. 16-23, around the Marianas Island...

Japan Missile Defense Flight Test Successful Through Intercept

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announce the successful completion of an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense...

U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area are preparing for...

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordered all Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area to get underway ahead of Hurricane Florence. There are nearly 30...

Taiwan plans to invest NT$500bn on ships after 2026.

According to the Taiwanese press, The Taiwan Ministry of National Defense plans to invest an estimated NT$500 billion (US$16.2 billion) after 2026 on next-generation...

Second Zumwalt Destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor, Needs New Engine

Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) will need to have a main turbine engine replaced before the ship can sail to San Diego for its combat system...

Southern Seas 2018 Deployment Begins

The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) with Destroyer Squadron Four Zero (DESRON 40) has deployed to the waters...

Ensign Aboard USS Jason Dunham Dies Following Small Boat Accident in...

A U.S. sailor assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) has died from injuries following a Sunday (July 8) small-boat incident in the...

US Navy destroyers crossed into the Taiwan Strait

US Navy destroyers USS BENFOLD and USS MUSTIN crossed into the Taiwan Strait from the south and were continuing on a northeasterly course, Taiwan's...

PLA navy to get first female captain in history

The People's Liberation of Army (PLA) Navy is expected to have a female captain for the first time in history, the official PLA Daily...

China launches next-generation destroyers expected to be armed with electromagnetic railgun

Type 055 likely to be armed with experimental electromagnetic railgun Two of China's newest-generation guided missile destroyers - Type 055 - have been launched in...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. Japan will send its large...

USS Jason Dunham and Egyptian Navy Conduct PASSEX

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and the Egyptian Navy frigate El Zafer (F951) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX), July...

The cost to repair collision-damaged destroyer USS FITZGERALD DDG62 keeps going...

The cost to repair collision-damaged destroyer USS FITZGERALD DDG62 keeps going up, with Huntington Ingalls Industries  getting another $27.5 million to fix and modernize...

The Chinese navy plans to equip an electromagnetic railgun onto a...

The Chinese navy plans to equip an electromagnetic railgun onto a second type of surface warfare vessel, before the United States Navy puts such...

Australia cleared to buy $185 million in Aegis equipment

The U.S. State Department has cleared Australia to purchase long-lead equipment for integrating its CEAFAR 2 phased array radar system with the Aegis combat...

Chinese naval formation conducts real combat training

A flotilla sent by China's Eastern Theater Command has been undertaking a real combat training in high seas since it set out on June...

USS Farragut forced into maintenance in Norway

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class USS Farragut (DDG 99) was underway as part of the Harry S. Truman carrier strike group when a cooling fan...

The Iranian Navy dispatched its logistic warship, Khark, to the international...

Khark which is the biggest logistic warship in West Asia was sent on a mission in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and...

Russia developing new amphibious assault ship with 8,000-tonne displacement

The Severnoye Design Bureau is working on the project of a principally new amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, Russian  TASS repotted on...

Turkish Defense giant Aselsan completed the factory acceptance test succesfully of...

Turkish Defense giant Aselsan completed the factory acceptance test succesfully of ÇAFRAD Multi Functional Active Phased Array Radar. Radar will be fitted to Turkey's TF-2000...

Australia’s third Air Warfare Destroyer, SYDNEY 42, was launched Saturday (May...

   Australia's third Air Warfare Destroyer, SYDNEY 42, was launched Saturday (May 19) morning in Adelaide. The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched...

Chinese president Xi Jinping presided over the country’s largest-ever naval parade...

Chinese president Xi Jinping presided today (Apr 12) over the country's largest-ever naval parade and review. Held in the South China Sea with submarines,...

China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean’

China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean’ The assessment came as Beijing announced it had carried out a successful test of its...

Japanese destroyer to dock in Manila for 3-day visit

Japanese destroyer JS Amagiri (DD-154) will conduct a three-day portvisit to Manila/Philippines, the Philippine Navy announced on Wednesday (Jan 31). The JS Amagiri (DD-154) with...

The French Navy will reportedly retire the last of its Alouette...

The French Navy will reportedly retire the last of its Alouette III light helicopters after more than 55 years of service and at least...

USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Pascagoula for Restoration

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Jan. 19, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf inward bound...

U.S. Navy Seeks to Prosecute Top Officers for Crashes

Five officers involved in two U.S. Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide,...

USS Carney departs Alexandria, Egypt

USS Carney departs Alexandria, Egypt The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Alexandria, Egypt, Jan. 17, 2018, after a port visit that...

The U.S. Navy will test a new laser weapon

The U.S. Navy will test a new laser weapon aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious ship Portland as early as this fall. The integration of a...

Japanese government is making arrangements to introduce a new missile intercept...

Japanese government is making arrangements to introduce a new missile intercept system on two new Aegis-equipped destroyers that will be deployed in fiscal 2019...

The French DGA has awarded a contract for technology development in...

The French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval...

Iranian Navy destroyer hit the breakwater and damaged.

According to the Public Relations Division of the Fourth Division of the Iranian Navy (Nedaja), the Damavand destroyer hit a breakwater and slightly damaged...

Two Chinese naval ships arrived in Algiers, capital of Algeria, for...

Two Chinese naval ships arrived in Algiers, capital of Algeria, for a four-day friendly visit on Jan. 7, local time. The guided-missile destroyer Haikou and...

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan heads for NATO SNMG2 deployment

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan heads for NATO SNMG2 deployment Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan got underway from naval base Portsmouth on December...

USS Carney Arrives in Odessa, Ukraine

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, Jan. 8, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. This is the destroyer’s...

Indian Navy to exhibit maritime prowess along west coast

Indian Navy to exhibit maritime prowess along west coast More than ten ships, including the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, a submarine and various naval aircraft...

New Chinese naval destroyer is being outfitted in Shanghai

The first Type 055 destroyer is being outfitted at Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) in Shanghai. Workers are installing conduits and cables in the 10,000-tonne vessel, Zhou...

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs for Deployment to Western Pacific

More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson Strike Group ships and units departed the U.S. West Coast, Jan. 4-5, for a regularly scheduled...

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning enroute to South China Sea.

According to Taiwan media's report, CV Liaoning task force has sailed through the Taiwan Strait last night, en route to South China Sea to...

USS Carney Departs Brindisi, Italy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Brindisi, Italy, Jan. 2, 2017, after a scheduled port visit. The port visit was the...

U.S.Navy Seeks Better Sleep For Crews With New Rest Guidelines, Special...

The U.S.Navy established new rest guidelines for surface ship crews and is exploring whether specially tinted eyewear can help sailors fall asleep faster during...

Japan Considers Refitting Helicopter Carrier For Stealth Fighters 

Japan is considering refitting the Izumo helicopter carrier so that it can land U.S. Marines F-35B stealth fighters, government sources said on Tuesday (Dec...

USS James E. Williams Returns Home.

The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport Dec. 23, completing a seven-month deployment to the...

Japan to acquire 3900 tons class destroyers.

The Japanese government approved a record draft defence budget for fiscal 2018 totaling 5.19 trillion yen ($46 billion) amid the growing North Korean and...

Japan to buy Aegis Ashore missile defense systems

Japan’s Cabinet on Tuesday (19 Dec) approved a plan to purchase a set of costly land-based U.S. missile combat systems to increase the country’s...

USS Michael Monsoor cut short its first sea trials

The second stealthy destroyer being built for the U.S. Navy cut short its first sea trials because an equipment failure prevented testing of propulsion...

The Royal Australian Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of...

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades...

USS Fitzgerald departs Yokosuka for Pascagoula

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed anchorage in Yokosuka Harbor  Dec. 9, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf bound...

USS Michael Monsoor departed the shipyard for at-sea trials.

Future USS Michael Monsoor, the US Navy's newest stealth destroyer & 2nd of 3 Zumwalt-class destroyers being built by Bath Iron Works, departed the...

USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) visits in Odessa-Ukraine

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, Nov. 29, 2017, for a scheduled port visit. While...

Second Royal Australian Navy destroyer enters sea trials

  The second Australian Air Warfare Destroyer 'Brisbane' heads out for its first phase of sea trials. The second Hobart class destroyer, NUSHIP Brisbane, has commenced her...

Lockheed Martin and Indra Partner to Provide State-of-the-Art AESA Radar to...

Lockheed Martin and Indra Partner to Provide State-of-the-Art AESA Radar to Worldwide Anti-Air Warfare Platforms Indra and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently signed a Heads...

USS John S. McCain Departs Subic Bay en route to Yokosuka

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departed Subic Bay, Philippines aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure in...

Iran’s flotilla docks in Bangladesh

Iran's 49th Navy flotilla, comprising of Sabalan destroyer and Bandar Sabalan destroyer and bandar Abbas logistic warship arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday morning to...

Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov returns to Barents Sea from long voyage

Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov returns to Barents Sea from long voyage Crew of the Russian Northern Fleet’s large antisubmarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov has begun...

Search ends for Sailors in C-2A crash

 The U.S. Navy ceased search and rescue operations at 10:00 a.m. Japan Standard Time on Nov. 24 for three Sailors not immediately recovered after...

France’s CATG Departs Port for a Bilateral Deployment

France’s amphibious task group (CATG), comprised of the French Navy Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre and the Horizon-class air defense destroyer Chevalier Paul,...

Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset shadowed a Russian naval destroyer through...

Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset shadowed a Russian naval destroyer through the Moray Firth this weekend. Somerset, a Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate, detected and monitored...

Guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin returns after 7-month deployment.

The guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin returned to Norfolk Friday (Nov 16)after seven months abroad. The Oscar Austin had been supporting U.S. naval operations...

Vice-Admiral Kulakov has passed through the English Channel

The Russian Northern Fleet’s large anti-submarine destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov has passed through the English Channel and is continuing along its long route in the...

The guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) departed Joint Base Pearl...

The guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific, Nov. 3. O'Kane has a...