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  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Officers and Sailors gathered at US Naval Base Yorktown’s Cheatham Annex in Williamsburg, Virginia, to witness the disestablishment of Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MSRON) 12, Sept. 27.   The ceremony commemorated MSRON 12’s accomplishments and duties as a member of the Coastal Riverine Forces in which they defended high value assets and conducted offensive combat operations. […]

  • 21 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), embarked aboard Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Apra Harbor on Aug. 20, as it nears the completion of its nearly five-month deployment on the largest annual humanitarian civic assistance HCA mission in the Asia Pacific. The ship is scheduled to spend four days in Guam, […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Industry news

      BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,124,464 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4407) for the USS Green Bay (LPD 20) fiscal 2011 non dry-docking phased maintenance availability (PMA).  PMAs provide for an extensive renovation and modernization of an LPD class ship, including alterations and repairs as well […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in the Philippines June 18, to begin the second host nation visit of the Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) mission. Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is the largest annual humanitarian and civic action (HCA) mission in the Asia Pacific region and is designed to […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Cambodia, July 28, to begin the final mission phase of Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12). This is the U.S. Pacific Fleet’s seventh annual Pacific Partnership humanitarian and civic assistance (HCA) mission. Prior to arriving in Cambodia, Mercy and her PP12 embarked personnel visited the […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    On February 18, 2015, Austal and the US Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), the fourth Independence-variant LCS class ship built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal as prime contractor by the Navy in 2010. Captain Tom Anderson, Littoral Combat Ship Program […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb are preparing to test themselves in a realistic warfare scenario, off the coast of Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2012. With 22 nations taking part, it is the largest exercise of its kind in the world. HMAS Farncomb has travelled 7000 nautical miles to […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Phoenix Express 2012 (PE12), a multi-national exercise between Southern European, North African and U.S. naval forces, officially kicked off at the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operation Training Center (NMIOTC) in Souda Bay, May 7. Phoenix Express is an at-sea maritime exercise designed to improve cooperation among participating nations to help increase maritime safety and security in […]

  • 12 October 2015

    The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated 12 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Saturday. While on routine patrol a Coast Guard aircraft spotted a vessel with migrants aboard south of Marquesas Keys, Florida, Wednesday. The aircraft notified Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders who quickly diverted the Coast Guard […]

  • 18 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Queen Elizabeth Tests 13-Tonne Anchors The mighty anchors on Britain’s biggest warship have been tested for the first time. Royal Navy’s Diamond Gets New Gadgets The new-look, souped-up HMS Diamond makes her way to sea for the first time since the summer of 2014. Infographic: Operation Sophia in Numbers The EU anti-migrant smuggling operation […]

  • 18 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education
  • 6 April 2017

    Damen Shipyards Group has submitted a tender for the SEA 1180 Phase 1 Project to deliver twelve Offshore Patrol Vessels to the Royal Australian Navy. To demonstrate its commitment to on time and within specification delivery Damen submitted its response early. Damen has teamed with ASC Forgacs Shipbuilding, a joint venture established to build the […]

  • 11 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), embarked aboard Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), will return to its home port of San Diego Sept. 14, after completing a nearly five-month deployment on the largest annual humanitarian civic assistance mission in the Asia Pacific region. More than 1,200 service members and civilians took part in […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) concluded its visit to Vinh, Vietnam July 24. Aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), the PP12 team of more than 1,200 crew spent 14 days by the invitation of Vietnam to take part in a multitude of events. While in Vietnam PP12 providers conducted more than 12,000 […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Training & Education

    This year’s fourth and final mission port for Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) was Cambodia, bringing an end to nearly three full months of working ports in Southeast Asia. While in Cambodia, the PP12 team of more than 1,200 crew members, spent 14 days at the invitation of host country to take part in many evolutions […]

  • 29 May 2014

    Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 frocked three Sailors to their new pay-grade during a ceremony held in the foc’sle aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), May 28.   Frocked Sailors receive the right to wear the insignia and assume the responsibilities of their next pay grade but do not receive pay of […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Industry news

    Eitzen Maritime Services ASA (EMS) today announced that the Company has been awarded a USD 12 million order from the navy of an undisclosed European NATO country. The order is for general supplies to the country’s naval fleet operating mainly in Mediterranean and Atlantic waters over the remaining of the year. The deliveries will be […]

  • 15 February 2012

    Results from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted (SECB) were posted in Bupers Online (BOL) for individual Sailors access, according to NAVADMIN 054/12, released Feb. 14. More than 7,000 senior enlisted Sailors reviewed by the FY-12 performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted were selected for continuation. “A performance-based […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The multinational Exercise Sea Breeze 2012 (SB12) concluded with a closing ceremony at the Odessa Officer’s Club in Odessa, Ukraine, July 21. This year’s exercise was the 15th iteration of Sea Breeze and many participants are calling this the exercise’s most successful year to date. “This year we have challenged ourselves more than ever. All […]

  • 12 January 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Canadian Navy Submarine to Return to Service after Decade The Canadian Navy submarine HMCS Chicoutimi will return to the fleet almost a decade after a major fire onboard the ship, as reported by CBC news. British, Russian Ships Meet at Sea The Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer, HMS Defender, returned to Portsmouth yesterday having ensured […]

  • 15 August 2014

    Sri Lanka Naval troops attached to SLNS Gajaba of the North Central Naval Command arrested 12 persons engaged in illegal fishing.   The fishermen were using explosives in the general area of Periyakadai in the Mannar District on 13th August 2014. The arrested persons, along with 533 kilograms of illegal fish catch, were handed over to […]

  • 5 June 2015

    Yesterday, the Irish Navy’s vessel LÉ EITHNE successfully located and rescued a small craft with 12 persons on board that was in distress 30 miles north of Lampedusa, the largest of the Italian Pelagie Islands. After departing Palermo, LÉ EITHNE received a PANPAN distress message relayed by Italian Search and Rescue Authorities of a small […]

  • 18 August 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    India: Major Milestone in Construction of INS Vikrant INS Vikrant, India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) has hit the waters today at Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) in Cochin, Kerala state. VIDEO: Walk through USS Kearsarge Warships, the giant steel superstructures piercing through the waves are constructed in such a way that they give out a […]

  • 26 January 2015

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12 Command Master Chief Petty Officer Bryan Bymer was relieved of his duties Jan. 23 as a result of misconduct. Following an official investigation, Commanding Officer of EODMU-12 Cmdr. Ken Kleinschnittger relieved Bymer due to admitted fraternization that occurred at a previous duty station. Bymer has been temporarily reassigned […]

  • 18 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Chinese Warships Dock in Portsmouth, UK Three Chinese Naval ships were given a rapturous welcome as they arrived in Portsmouth for a formal visit aimed at enhancing military understanding between the UK and China. Damen Completes Build of Two FCS 5009 Patrol Vessels Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has completed the build of two FCS […]

  • 12 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Finnish Navy Shows Off New Jehu Class Ship One of the new Jehu class landing ships, which the Finnish Navy received in June, will be presented to the audience for the first time on 9 July in the South Harbour of Helsinki, Finland. HMAS Canberra Prepares for More Tests Australia’s biggest warship completed the first […]

  • 18 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy Sailors Drive Potent New Riverine Boat It’s small, fast, heavily armed, networked and one of a kind. But the new coastal command boat just starting to operate in this region is giving sailors in the Persian Gulf a taste of the swift and bad-ass boats coming to the brown-water Navy.  Construction of Royal Navy’s HQ in […]

  • 22 August 2011
    Industry news

      Corporation Irkut will deliver 40 multirole fighters Su-30SM to Russian defense ministry within the nearest few years, reports Interfax citing the corporation’s president Alexei Fedorov. “State Arms Program plans the deliveries of those airplanes to start in 2013. Perhaps, we’ll hand over a couple of them next year to complete state tests, and hopefully, […]

  • 14 February 2011
    Industry news

    The armed forces will lose equipment worth more than £12 billion as part of wide-ranging government cuts targeting the country’s public defi… (thenews) [mappress] Source: thenews, February 14, 2011;