Tag: middle east

  • Australian Frigate Headed for the Middle East

    January 13: Earlier this week [January 13] the Australian Navy’s HMAS Toowoomba — an ANZAC-Class frigate — set sail from the Stirling naval base south of Perth in Western Australia for a six-month deployment in […]

  • Europe to Operate Gulf Maritime Security Mission Out of French Base in Abu Dhabi

    December 01: French Defence Minister Florence Parly has announced that a French naval base in Abu Dhabi, opened in 2009 and known as “Peace Camp,” will serve as the headquarters […]

  • Canada Concludes Maritime Security and Counter-Terrorism Mission

    May 30: Canada has concluded Operation Artemis, the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters. The successful deployment saw […]

  • Narcotics Worth Over AUD$1 Billion Seized Over 10 Operations in Middle East by Australian Frigate

    May 29: The crew of Australia’s HMAS Ballarat has stopped illegal narcotics in excess of AUD$1 billion from funding terrorism and other illegal activity. The Australian Navy frigate recently seized over […]

  • Redeploy navy to region

    Redeploy navy back to region, says admiral SIMON BENSON A former Australian admiral has called for the nation’s Middle East naval operations to be ­redeployed to Southeast Asia and the […]

  • Containerised missile launched

    Long-range weapons the size and shape of shipping containers can turn almost any ship quickly into an impromptu missile boat. Israel Just Launched A Containerized Ballistic Missile From The Deck […]

  • IOR Cold War?

    Great power competition between the US, India, Japan and Australia on one side, and China on the other, is raising the strategic stakes in the maritime area New Cold War […]

  • US Navy warns on terrorism

    Maritime terror threat persists. Naval commanders warn of terror threat against commercial shipping By Chris Church MANAMA, Bahrain —The possibility that al-Qaida, Islamic State and other terrorist groups could try […]

  • US Navy Reaches Out for Help

    Budget cuts force rethink. US Navy Reaches Out for Help from Allies as Budget Crunch Looms by Kris Osborn Lawmakers and Navy leaders said U.S. allies around the globe will […]

  • Surveillance Aircraft in Middle East

    Increased interest in special surveillance aircraft is reported in the Middle East, particularly in those utilized for oil spill detection, anti-piracy and fisheries protection purposes. Hawker Beechcraft Sees Increased Interest […]