Russian Navy conventional attack submarine Rostov-on-Don has arrived in Sevastopol after it has completed its patrol in eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Rear Admiral (Spanish Navy) Jose Enrique Delgado Roig took command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from Rear Admiral Alberto Manuel Silvestre Correia, (Portuguese Navy) on Dec. 18.
USS Georgia was heading to its home port at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay last month when it struck a buoy in the channel. The incident was serious enough for the boat to enter dry dock in order to carry out a full engineering assessment of the damage.
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IHS concluded that defense spending of Gulf Arab states fell from $86.7 billion last year to $81.6 billion this year. Low oil prices is cited as a factor for the drop.
The Indonesian Navy is still reviewing offers from three submarine vendors, Navy Chief of Staff, Admiral Ade Supandi said. According to him, it’ll be some time before a winner is selected.
The South Korean Navy fired warning shots at a patrol boat it thought was North Korean, it later turned out that the boat belongs to China.