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  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Chilean Navy frigates Almirante Cochrane, Almirante Condell and Almirante Lynch are set to undergo an obsolescence upgrade that will be undertaken by Cohort subsidiary Sea. The programme is being carried out in preparation for a major revamp of the Chilean Navy ships’ air warfare systems. The British company said it would fit the frigates with new […]

  • 10 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland returned to her homeport at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Devonport on August 10, concluding a seven-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific. Sutherland and her crew got underway on January 9, becoming the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. On her final stop en […]

  • 31 July 2017
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    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has returned to Plymouth after successful machinery and weapons trials at sea, the navy said. Montrose returned to port three weeks after leaving dry dock where it spent three years undergoing a mid.life upgrade. The ship’s engines have been pushed to the limits and have propelled the vessel […]

  • 11 July 2017
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    HMS Montrose, the latest Royal Navy frigate to complete her modernization in Devonport, set sail on July 7 for the first time in almost three years. The Type 23 frigate began her refit in 2014 and the opportunity was seized to fit her with the newly developed Sea Ceptor missile system. Sea Ceptor and the […]

  • 23 June 2014
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    For the “Wildcards” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) TWO THREE, Detachment 3, currently stationed on board the Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41), their departure on April 10 was to be one for the history books.   This landmark Counter-Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) deployment in support of Operation Martillio – in […]

  • 6 August 2015
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    The UK MOD has awarded contracts worth £80 million to upgrade the backbone of the Royal Navy surface flotilla, the Type 23 Frigates. A £68M contract, with Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU, which includes a training and transitional support package, will see each ship supplied with four new diesel generators and associated upgraded power distribution. A second […]

  • 29 March 2015
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    Japan Receives Biggest Warship Since WWII The biggest Japanese warship since the WWII was delivered to Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force. USS Theodore Roosevelt on Its Way to Portsmouth More than 5,000 American sailors are heading for Portsmouth on board the giant aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. HMS Diamond Ends Multi-Million Pound Upgrade The crew […]

  • 29 September 2013
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    VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA) The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 A.M. and is open to the public. UK DoD Buys HMS Protector The UK […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Training & Education

    In April, a group of 23 indigenous recruits from some of the most remote northern parts of Australia visited HMAS Watson as a part of the Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP).   Aside from having an opportunity to see what is arguably the best view in the country, the goal of their visit was to […]

  • 29 November 2015
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  • 31 August 2014
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    US DoD Expresses Concern to China for Dangerous Intercept The US Defense Department has expressed its concern to Chinese diplomatic officials about an Aug. 19 incident in which an armed Chinese fighter jet conducted a dangerous intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities

    A total of 23 Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and MOD civilian personnel have been awarded Fleet Commander Commendations for their efforts over the past year.   Fleet Commander Admiral Phil Jones CB presented the awards at a special ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. The Fleet Commander Commendations are given to sailors, marines […]

  • 24 November 2011
    Training & Education

    HMS Montrose has visited Ascension Island as part of her mission to promote British interests in the South Atlantic over the coming months. The island has always had very strong links with the military ever since HMS Zenobia and HMS Peruvian first anchored in English Roads in 1815; these strong military links continue today with […]

  • 29 May 2016
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  • 29 January 2017
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  • 23 July 2018
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    After concluding two weeks of exercises with the Finnish and Swedish Navy in the Baltic Sea, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose visited Stockholm for a few days’ break. The Devonport-based frigate joined Swedish and Finnish vessels for Baltic Cross, the first exercise involving the three navies since Britain committed to closer military co-operation […]

  • 26 October 2017
    Authorities

    Several UK and international reports said the UK defense ministry is considering selling a number of its frigates and two amphibious ships to the navies of Brazil and Chile. Previous reports indicated that the two Albion-class landing platform docks were likely to be sold due to the UK defense ministry’s funding gap. Previously unreported were talks […]

  • 19 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster welcomed her crew back on board as it is nearing the end of a two year overhaul. One hundred and twenty-nine crew of the Type 23 frigate HMS Lancaster have moved back on board the ship, breathing new life into the 4,500-ton warship following a two year overhaul […]

  • 11 July 2019
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    Royal Navy frigate HMS Lancaster is preparing to welcome crew back on board, two years after starting her overhaul in 2017. Upgrades to the ship included the installation of the new Artisan 3D radar, improved navigational radar and the new-generation Sea Ceptor missile system which replaces the now-retired Seawolf as the ship’s shield against air […]

  • 11 July 2018
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    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland formally rejoined the fleet in a rededication ceremony held at Whitehill Point Jetty in the Port of Tyne on July 6. In an unusual setting because ships are usually rededicated in their home ports, the location allowed more of the ship’s affiliates to attend the ceremony. Special guests of honor […]

  • 25 February 2016
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    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded French defence company Thales a £19 (approx. $26.4) million contract to perform a mid-life update to the External Communications Voice Distribution and Management System (called KMY) for the Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate fleet. Known as KRS (KMY Replacement System), this will replace the currently installed analogue KMY communications system, […]

  • 23 February 2017
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    Having completed sea trials in January following a two-year refit, Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Westminster and her crew started combat readiness drills. The frigate has flashed up her main gun for the first time in two years – putting down 23 rounds a minute – and welcomed a submarine-hunting Merlin Mk2 back aboard. […]

  • 10 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Sutherland and her crew started a somewhat out-of-the-ordinary deployment on January 9, getting underway from their homeport at HM Naval Base Devonport. What is special about the Type 23 frigate’s deployment is that Sutherland will be the first Royal Navy vessel to operate in Asia Pacific in recent years. Her deployment to […]

  • 10 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland has welcomed her crew back following a major refit at the frigate refit complex in Devonport. Justin Mills, ship project manager, handed over the Type 23 frigate to the new Commander Alexandra Pollard. This is Pollard’s first command having previously served as the executive officer aboard HMS Richmond. Now that […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities

    Sri Lanka Navy facilitated the repatriation of 23 Sri Lanka fishermen who had been released from the Indian custody.   The fishermen along with 4 fishing trawlers were taken over from Indian Coast Guard Ship “Vishwast” at the Indo-Sri Lanka International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) North of Kankasanturai on 03rd September 2014. Sri Lanka Naval […]

  • 12 September 2016
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    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates were given a major anti-air capability upgrade with the Sea Ceptor missile which was recently put on display to soldiers in charge of shooting down enemy aircraft. The HMS Westminster is in the closing stages of a major overhaul in Portsmouth Naval Base which has seen her become one of the first ships […]

  • 23 November 2014
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    Sweden Confirms Intruder in Stockholm Archipelago The Swedish Armed Forces confirmed that a submarine has violated Swedish territorial integrity. Results from the analysis following the intelligence operation conducted in October are unambiguous. Two US Naval Ships Collide in the Gulf of Aden Two U.S. Naval supply ships collided in the Gulf of Aden Nov. 20 […]

  • 14 June 2012
    Industry news

    Being repaired and modernized by JSC Zvezdochka shipyard, Indian diesel electric submarine INS Sindhurakshak will be withdrawn from covered slipway on June 23… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 14, 2012

  • 1 December 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth returned to Plymouth on December 1, concluding a nine-month deployment. Since leaving Devonport in March, the ship has travelled over 40,000 miles through the North Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and wider Middle East regions. While on counter-narcotics patrols HMS Monmouth successfully seized three-quarters of a tonne of heroin and hashish […]