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US Navy liberates Israeli tanker seized by Houthi forces

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Action taken by US Navy forces operating off the coast of Yemen have liberated an Israeli chemical products tanker, the 19 998-dwt Central Park...

US Navy seizes large ammunition shipment in Gulf of Oman

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US naval forces in the Middle East have intercepted a fishing trawler smuggling more than 50 tons of ammunition rounds, fuses and propellants for...

Massive drug bust for US Navy in the Gulf of Aden

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The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze has seized an estimated $20 million worth of illegal drugs from a fishing vessel while patrolling the...

US Navy intercepts explosive material bound for Yemen

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The US Navy has intercepted a large quantity of explosive materials being smuggled from Iran to Yemen along with what it describes as other...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives Namibia

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After a brief stop in Cape Town, the US Navy’s Lewis B Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has arrived in Walvis...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives in Cape Town

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The United States Navy’s Lewis B Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has arrived in Cape Town for a scheduled port visit. The...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives in Tanzania

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The US Navy ship USS Hershel “Woody” Williams has arrived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for a port visit. The visit will include engagement opportunities...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams honors its namesake while in Seychelles

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The US Navy’s Lewis B Puller-class expeditionary sea base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) at the beginning of July arrived in the Seychelles...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams completes Gulf of Guinea maritime security patrol

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB 4) has arrived at Naval Station Rota, Spain, following a successful maritime security...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams joins partners, allies for Ex Obangame Express...

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) joined partners and allies for the 11th iteration of Exercise Obangame Express...

China builds mockups of US Navy ships in area used for...

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China's military has built mockups in the shape of a US Navy aircraft carrier and other U.S. warships, possibly as training targets, in the...

USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams arrives in Mozambique

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The United States Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) arrived in Maputo, Mozambique, for a scheduled port visit on 15 October...

US Navy and Africa Command engaging with SA Navy during ship...

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Senior officers from the US Navy and US Africa Command (Africom) are holding talks with the SA Navy as part of the United States...

Hershel “Woody” Williams crew joins Brazilian Navy for inaugural Operation Guinex

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The US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) participated in the first iteration of the Brazilian-led, Gulf of Guinea exercise...

US warship pays first visit to Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

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The United States Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base on 12 August, marking the first time a US...

USS warship seizes huge cache of weapons in the Arabian Sea

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The US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) seized a massive shipment of illicit weapons from a stateless dhow in international waters in...

US Navy Expeditionary Mobile Base visits Cape Town

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The United States Navy’s newest Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Cape Town on Saturday 20 February for a...

US looks to increase cooperation with African navies

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Both the United States Navy and US Coast Guard are looking for increased opportunities to partner with African countries, including South Africa. Speaking to journalists...

US Navy destroyer visit curtailed amid virus fears

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The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Carney (DDG64) arrived in Cape Town for a planned port visit on Sunday 15 March, but...

Suspected Iranian weapons seized at sea

A US Navy warship seized weapons believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture,” including 150 anti-tank guided missiles and three Iranian surface-to-air missiles,...

Gabon unveils new VN1 armoured vehicles

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Gabon’s Republican Guard (GR) presented VN1 8×8 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), manufactured by Chinese company Norinco, for the first time during the country’s Independence...

Phoenix Express 2019 opens in Casablanca

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Maritime forces from Europe, North Africa, and the United States began the 15th iteration of the multinational maritime exercise Phoenix Express 2019, with an...

U.S. Navy seizes hundreds of weapons from boat in Gulf of...

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The U.S. Navy seized hundreds of small arms, including AK-47s, from an unflagged boat in the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. defence...

US Navy rescues migrants, recovers bodies

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An American naval vessel went to the aid of a rubber boat sinking off the coast of Libya, rescuing 41 people and...

U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Somalia raid on militant compound

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A U.S. Navy SEAL was killed and two troops wounded in a raid on an al Shabaab militant compound in Somalia, U.S....

ISS: US and West Africa join forces on maritime security

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This year's US-led Obangame Express, a military exercise designed to help countries along the western coast of Africa counter illicit sea-based activity,...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2017 begins

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Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States, as well as several international organizations, began the...

U.S. Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian vessels

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A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots towards four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels on Sunday after they closed...

Phoenix Express 2016 concludes

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Maritime forces from North Africa, Europe, and the United States concluded exercise Phoenix Express 2016 with closing ceremonies in Souda Bay, Greece,...

USNS Spearhead departs Libreville, Gabon

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The US Military Sealift Command's expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, Marines, civil service...

U.S. military christens self-driving ‘Sea Hunter’ warship

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The U.S. military on Thursday last week christened an experimental self-driving warship designed to hunt for enemy submarines, a major advance in...

USNS Spearhead arrives in Libreville for Africa Partnership Station

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The US Military Sealift Command's expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) and its embarked detachment of U.S. Navy Sailors, civil...

World’s largest maritime exercise underway in Middle East

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The International Mine Countermeasures Exercise, the largest maritime exercise in the world, kicked off April 4, with international naval and civilian maritime...

USNS Grapple deploys to Africa

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The US Military Sealift Command's USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) departed from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach on 29...

Ghana, U.S. conclude Africa Maritime Law Enforcement operations

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Ghanaian and U.S. maritime forces completed Africa Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP) operations on 16 February. The combined Ghana-U.S. efforts—an example of the...

USS McFaul Visits Cape Verde

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The Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) arrived in Praia, Cape Verde for a scheduled stop for fuel and...

Kenyan Navy to get six US-made patrol boats

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The US Naval Sea Systems Command is seeking to acquire six 4.7 metre-long rigid inflatable boats for the Kenyan Navy to boost...

U.S. Navy starts to accompany U.S. ships passing through Strait of...

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U.S. Navy ships started accompanying U.S.-flagged commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, seeking to ensure freedom of navigation...

X-47B demonstrates first autonomous aerial refuelling

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Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated fully autonomous aerial refuelling (AAR) with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D)...

US Navy railgun set for ground, sea trials In 2016

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The Electromagnetic Railgun is a high-risk, high-payoff technology that the US Navy says is meeting its objectives. But ideas alone rarely make...

Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months

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A U.S. Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take...

SSI speaks with congress/navy brass about LCS

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SSI USA director of Operations Patrick Roberts recently had meetings with US senators, congressmen and navy brass to discuss the upcoming Pentagon Department of...

SSI speaks with congress/navy brass about LCS

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SSI's Patrick Roberts commented on the economic impact of the Pentagon's proposed plan for reducing the Littoral Combat Ship block buy currently under contract. SSI USA...

Malaysia airliner search baffles even US Navy super plane

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Of all the 20 aircraft and ships out scouring the vast Indian Ocean for debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the US...

Boeing wins $2.1 billion contract for 16 more P-8 spy planes

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Boeing has been awarded a contract valued at $2.1 billion to build 16 P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime spy planes for the U.S....

USS Elrod trains with Tunisian Navy

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The US Navy's Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate USS Elrod conducted training with the Tunisian Armed Forces during a port visit and...

USS Elrod conducts passing exercise with Royal Moroccan Navy corvette Allal...

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The US Navy's Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Elrod (FFG 55) and the Royal Moroccan Navy Sigma-class corvette Allal Ben Abellah...

HSV Swift Departs South Africa

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The US Navy's High-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) yesterday departed from Durban, after concluding a two-week theatre security cooperation visit to the...

US maritime cooperation in Africa

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A high-speed catamaran operated by the United States Navy is visiting a number of South African ports on a maritime security cooperation...

US Navy begins test firing railgun prototype

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Engineers have fired the US Navy's first industry-built electromagnetic railgun (EM Railgun) prototype launcher, marking one of the key steps towards eventually...