Eye on the Navy

The Martitime Security Focus Is Shifting

Former Vice-Admiral and Commander-in-chief of the German Navy Hans-Joachim Stricker, President of the German Maritime Institute (DMI), believes that in terms of

VSTEP Wins Mexican Navy Simulator Contract

The Mexican Navy selected VSTEP to supply a Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator and 24 NAUTIS desktop trainer stations for the Naval Academy in Veracruz.

S.Korea Ferry Boss's Driver Turns Self In

The driver of a South Korean businessman wanted over the sinking of a ferry that killed 304 people turned himself in on Tuesday, potentially unlocking the mystery

HMS Prince of Wales Delivery Begins

A huge section of hull for HMS Prince of Wales, the second aircraft carrier being delivered to the Royal Navy, has today departed BAE Systems in Glasgow on a 600-mile

South Korean Teens: Left to Escape Sinking Ferry

Students testify no help came from crew; Coastguard rescuers were passive, only pulling passengers out. Crew in a state of panic, witness says. Six teenagers

House Subcommittee Hearing Highlights “Dismal State” of U.S. Icebreaking Capability

At the July 23, 2014, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic” the committee chairman, Rep.

Saab Completes Acquisition of TKMS (Kockums)

  Defence and security company Saab's acquisition of the Swedish shipyard Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS, formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition

VIDEO: HMS Queen Elizabeth Floats Out

A timelapse video of HMS Queen Elizabeth floating out of her dock for the first time is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ZjQz9vEKw. The float out of the 65,

SeaBotix vLBV in Air-Deployed MCM Exercise

The SeaBotix vLBV300 ROV was recently part of a MCM test exercise put on by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit One (EODTEU ONE) in San Diego.

Russia Doubts France Will Cancel Warships Sale

A senior Russian official said on Monday he doubted France would cancel its sale of warships to Russia, despite coming under pressure from other Western leaders

Cameron Questions France's Sale of Warships to Russia

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday questioned France's plan to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, saying fulfilling such an order would be

Australian LCHs Bid Farwell

The Australian Navy’s three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels put on a proud display of thanks to the Cairns community, sailing in formation from the city’s harbor this morning.

Andrew Weir to Support UK Navy in Antarctica

Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process.

Manila Urges Unity in China Sea Dispute

The Philippines is pushing for a meeting among four Southeast Asian nations with conflicting claims to waters in the South China Sea so that they can hammer out a common stand in dealings with China,

UK, Spain Dispute 'Provocative' Gibraltar Naval Activity

The British government said on Thursday it had summoned Spain's ambassador over what it described as "provocative" activity by the Spanish navy near the disputed territory of Gibraltar.

HMS Queen Elizabeth Floats for the First Time

The U.K.'s largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has today been floated out of the dock in which she was assembled. In an operation that started earlier this week,

Seven NATO Countries End Black Sea War Games

Seven NATO countries completed naval exercises in the Black Sea on Thursday, officials said, in a signal of the alliance's resolve to support east European members

Boustead Signs $2.8 bln Contract with Malaysian Navy

Malaysian conglomerate Boustead Holdings Bhd said on Thursday it had signed a 9 billion ringgit ($2.8 billion) contract to supply six patrol vessels with littoral

Historic Navy Ship Baylander Shortly Open to New Yorkers

An historic U.S. Navy vessel that was originally deployed during Vietnam and later used to train U.S. helicopter pilots will temporarily dock at Pier 5 of Brooklyn

More than 1,700 Boat Migrants Rescued in 3 Days

Italy's search and rescue mission saved more than 1,700 migrants in the Mediterranean in the past three days and found one person dead on a half-submerged raft, the navy said on Tuesday.

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