Eye on the Navy

N.Korean Navy Incursion Draws Warning Shots

A North Korean patrol boat crossed into South Korean waters early on Monday and retreated after the South Korean navy fired warning shots, a South Korean military official said.

SA Navy Acquires Damen ATD Tug

On 4 February 2016 the South African Navy took delivery of a second South African-built Damen ATD Tug 2909 at the naval base in Simon’s Town. Escorted by SA Navy's existing six tugs,

Antietam, McCampbell Build Relationships at IFR 2016

 Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived Feb. 4 in India

Indian Navy Shows Off Strength

 India’s naval might was on full display off the coast of Visakhapatnam today (Saturday) as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet.   Mukherjee,

HMAS Melbourne Makes Fifth Drug Bust

The crew of HMAS Melbourne have completed a fifth drug seizure for Operation MANITOU after seizing about 65kg of heroin from a dhow in the Indian Ocean.    The

Pentagon Chief Unveils Plans to Buy More High-end Ships

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday mapped out plans for the U.S. Navy to buy more high-end submarines, destroyers, fighter jets and unmanned underwater

BAE Systems Supports Thai Navy Patrol Boat Build

BAE Systems announced it has signed a contract with Bangkok Dock to assist in the licensed construction of a second 90-meter Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Royal Thai Navy.

Europe-Africa Sailors of the Year

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, Adm. Mark Ferguson announced the 2015 CNE-CNA Shore Sailor, Sea Sailor and Junior Sailor of the Year in a ceremony held at Naval Support Activity,

This Day In Naval History - February 2

1848 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War and establishes the boundaries between the two republics. 1862 - Capt. David G. Farragut,

Newport News Shipbuilding Rings in 130 Years

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division kicked off its 130th anniversary celebration January 28.   Newport News, the sole designer, builder and refueler of U.

CNO Seeks to Expand Partnerships in India

Aiming to help deepen United States’ maritime partnerships with India, U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson will make his first visit to India February 2 through February 6.

GE Extends Royal Canadian Navy Contract

GE Canada announced it recently extended a contract with Public Services and Procurement Canada to provide maintenance and logistics support services for a 15th year.

This Day In US Naval History - February 1

1800 - USS Constellation engages French frigate La Vengeance in a 5-hour battle during the Quasi War. 1902 - USS Plunger (SS-2), the lead ship of the Plunger-class submarine, launches.

China: U.S. Seeks "Hegemony" after South China Sea Sailing

China accused the United States on Monday of seeking maritime hegemony in the name of freedom of navigation after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed within 12 nautical

Beijing says U.S. Warship Violated Chinese Laws

China's foreign ministry said on Saturday a U.S. warship that sailed near an artificial island claimed by Beijing and several other nations has violated Chinese law by entering its territorial waters.

U.S. Navy Ship Sails near Island Claimed by China

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China in the South China Sea on Saturday, in an operation the Pentagon

Cutlass Express 2016 Commences

Maritime forces from Eastern Africa, Western Indian Ocean island nations, Europe and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the

Iranian Drone Flew over US Carrier -US Navy

An unarmed Iranian drone flew directly over a U.S. aircraft carrier operating in international waters in the Gulf this month in a move that was "abnormal and unprofessional," the U.

U.S. Navy Commander Guilty in Corruption Scandal

A U.S. Navy commander charged with accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

The Navy will christen its newest Freedom variant littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, Jan. 30 in Marinette, Wisconsin.

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