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  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities

    233 officers and sailors departed for the Middle East region yesterday onboard HMAS Melbourne from Garden Island, Sydney. Australian Navy’s Melbourne will spend six months conducting counter terrorism, counter piracy and narcotics interdiction operations as part of Combined Maritime Forces’ Operation MANITOU. While deployed, the vessel will build on the success of recent Navy rotations, disrupting […]

  • 3 January 2014

    The Italian Navy Landing Platform Helicopter (LPH) ship San Marco saved 233 migrants from an ill-fated journey in the Mediterranean waters south of Sicily late Wednesday, Reuters reports. The immigrants were subsequently transferred to a frigate, which ferried them to Augusta, a port town in eastern Sicily, according to Italian Navy officials. The migrants are […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Iran declared three large military projects had been completed. The presentation of new achievements was associated with Iranian Defense Industry Day and attended by the president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and defense minister Ahmad Vahidi. Presentation of missile Ghader (stands for “mighty”), torpedo Ajdar (“dragon”), and warship’s powerplant was held during the ceremony, reports ITAR-TASS. According […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform, USNS John Glenn, passed Acceptance Trials, which took place off the coast of San Diego on February 7.   The trials and tests were conducted off the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO) shipyard by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). USNS John Glenn was […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Industry news

    General Dynamics NASSCO delivered yesterday the USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), the second ship of the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class, to the U.S. Navy.   The ship is named after the Honorable John Glenn for his exceptional and decorated service as a U.S. Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and U.S. Senator. Construction of the USNS […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s second of three Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) vessels, USNS John Glenn (MLP-2) was christened on Saturday morning, February 1st at General Dynamics’ NASSCO arm in Sand Diego.   The godmother of the ship, Lyn Glenn, daughter of the legendary U.S. astronaut John Glenn, in whose honor the ship was named, christened the […]

  • 31 January 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S.Navy’s future USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), the second ship of the Montford Point-Class, will be christened tomorrow in San Diego, Calif.   USNS John Glenn completed Builder’s Sea Trials on January 13 passing all tests with flying colors at its shipbuilder General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASSCO). Once delivered to the […]

  • 1 July 2011
    Industry news

      General Dynamics NASSCO announced today that it has received a $60 million contract from the U.S. Navy to purchase long-lead materials for the construction of a third Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship. NASSCO is already under contract to build two MLP ships. With this new contract, NASSCO will place orders for the ship’s engines […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities

    The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) helped U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) conduct an emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) of a sailor in need of medical attention on September 11. At approximately 11 a.m., Decatur notified Commander, Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 15 that a sailor on board required MEDEVAC. Decatur was over a hundred miles from shore and […]

  • 1 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors stationed at U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka and airmen stationed at Yokota Air Base participated in a joint operational readiness exercise Feb. 26. The exercise simulated an active-shooter scenario at Yokota Air Base in which aircrews from the air base airlifted four simulated patients to Fleet Activities Yokosuka in two UH-1 Huey helicopters. USNH […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $43,9 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the design, development, and engineering analysis of the AIM-9X Block II Missile System for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the governments of Turkey, Oman, Belgium, Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, and Morocco.   This modification includes […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The elite saturation divers of the Navy, set a new national record for the deepest ocean dive when they dived to 257 meters on 9th January in the Arabian Sea about 35 nautical miles off Kochi. The divers from INS Nireekshak – Lieutenant Malkeet Singh, Mukesh Kumar Leading Seaman, BS Bora Leading Seaman, Rithesh Kumar […]

  • 28 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE) received the Battenberg Cup in recognition of outstanding achievements over the course of 2012. The Battenberg Cup is awarded annually to the best all-around ship or submarine in the Atlantic Fleet on the accumulation of the crew’s success. For IKE, the award adds to a […]

  • 27 February 2014

    The Spanish Navy’s Oceanic Patrol Vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Elena’ has left Cartagena to take part in different cooperation-related activities in the African continent that the Ministry of Defense and the Spanish Navy carry out as part of the ‘Africa Partnership Station’ (APS) initiative. The deployment is scheduled to conclude on May 11th.   During this […]

  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities

    UK’s Defence Equipment and Support agency has awarded Thales a £23 million contract to equip Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships with new V/UHF radios. As announced by the agency, the radios will be installed on 39 ships in total, including Type 23 frigates, survey and ice patrol vessels, minehunters and RFA supply ships and will be […]

  • 19 May 2015
    Authorities

    Swedish Navy’s Visby-class corvette is scheduled to visit Gothenburg on May 23. The vessel, HSwMS Härnösand (K33), will be open for visitors during its stay. HSwMS Härnösand is the third of the new Visby-class corvettes ordered by the Swedish Government and built by Kockums. The vessel was launched on December 16, 2004. [mappress mapid=”16018″] Naval Today Staff, Image: Swedish Armed […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities

    290 migrants were rescued at sea from three dinghies off the coast of Lybia on November 24. With the contribution of the Spanish aircraft Cisne10 Orion P3, that spotted one of the dinghies during a patrol and surveillance flight, the German supply ship FGS Berlin and the British frigate HMS Enterprise saved respectively 236 and […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The latest design for the Fleet’s frigates of tomorrow have been unveiled as the first contracts were placed for equipment to be fitted to them. Thirteen Type 26 Global Combat Ships will replace the existing baker’s dozen of Type 23 frigates which have served the RN with distinction since the early 1990s. This is the […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During the joint German-Italian military exercise SMART HUNT 2015, the Navies conducted a crew exchange. From February 15th to March 6th an Officer of the Italian Navy Submarines Command and Submarine Training Instructor, worked on board of the German submarine U33. Several different military exercises have taken place during the SMART HUNT 2015, during which, […]

  • 23 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors participating in FRUKUS 2011 received firefighting and damage control training at the Farrier Firefighting Facility at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., June 21. FRUKUS 2011, scheduled for June 20 to July 1 in Norfolk, Va., is an invitational exercise designed to enhance communication and interoperability between the navies of France, Russia, the United Kingdom […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of the USS Kearsarge and pilots with Marine Attack Squadron 223 (VMA-223) continued integration training Jan. 20, building the squadron’s proficiency for operations at sea. The squadron, which is scheduled for deployment as part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit later this year, coordinated with the Kearsarge to complete the initial qualifications for […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Chinese Navy is gearing up to send two Jin-class submarines, carrying nuclear missiles, to patrol through the northern Pacific Ocean, according to USNI News.   The submarines will come within range of at least two US states. Their missiles are capable to fly no less than 14,000 kilometers with ability to deliver a single […]

  • 28 July 2015

    LÉ NIAMH, Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Irish Navy, successfully conducted a Search and Rescue Operation 80 kilometres north-west of Tripoli, Libya on July 27th, rescuing 243 migrants from a wooden barge. There was a slight swell and south easterly breeze at the time, the operation commenced at 8.31 am and was completed at 11.38 […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities

    The Wizards of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 executed an airborne change of command two hundred feet above the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Aug. 9 as Cmdr. Darren B. Wilkins was relieved by Cmdr. Blake J. Tornga as commanding officer. Revitalizing a time-honored naval tradition, the light division of three EA-18G […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) gathered on the track at Huntington Hall not just for weekly physical fitness training, but for the results of the advancement exams, Nov. 21. The tension was thick and the faces were painted with nervous excitement as Sailors waited to hear their names called. […]

  • 19 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 turned over duties to NMCB-133 during a change of charge ceremony at Camp Covington on U.S. Naval Base Guam Aug. 15.   Capt. James Meyer, commodore of 30th Naval Construction Regiment, served as the keynote speaker during the ceremony and commended NMCB-1 for an outstanding deployment. Lt. Travis Brinkman, […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 gathered to celebrate 70 years of service with a cake cutting ceremony aboard the Construction Battalion Center Sept. 17. Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jeff Powell, spoke briefly to remind those in attendance of the battalion’s tremendous legacy – a story that stretches from the “Black Hell” of Iwo […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Sailors, veterans, family members and Naval Support Activity Washington staff gathered in the Cold War Gallery at the Washington Navy Yard to bid farewell to Display Ship Barry (DD933), October 17. Naval Support Activity Washington hosted the departure ceremony, honoring the ship and its past crew members. The event served as the final send-off before […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Vessels

    The German Navy’s corvette Oldenburg (F263) is to deploy to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).  The ship is scheduled to leave its homeport Warnemünde with its Delta crew on September 10, 2018, according to the navy. The patrol of the coast of Lebanon comes twelve months after the previous deployment, Corvette captain Thorsten Vögler said, adding […]