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  • 2 June 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) frocked 258 Sailors to their new pay-grade during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay, May 30.   Frocked Sailors receive the right to wear the uniform and assume the responsibilities of their next pay grade but do not receive pay of their new grade until […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Norwegian/Finnish aerospace and defense group Nammo has released video footage of its 30 mm Swimmer (APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1) supercavitating ammunition that swims through water. The company says the projectile was developed in cooperation with the US Navy. According to Nammo’s design engineer Jan Hasslid, the Swimmer is unique because of the combination of powerful […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Belgian Frigate LEOPOLD I, part of EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia Task Force, entered Augusta harbour, in Italy, on November 6 to disembark 258 migrants saved from a wooden fishing vessel. While sailing towards Italy, the involved Belgian personnel has individuated, among the 254 male and 4 female saved, 4 suspect smugglers now in the hands […]

  • 19 November 2015

    Belgian frigate Leopold I said farewell to the European Task Force EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA after 38 days of activity in the Mediterranean Sea. The crew, composed of 158 sailors, including 9 women, provided support to Operation Sophia. They ran on duty within a Task Force composed of 8 naval units and 9 air assets, […]

  • 6 November 2015

    In yet another rescue operation five Eunavfor Med Force units saved the lives of more than 500 migrants yesterday, November 5. Two air assets, the Spanish Orion P3 and the Luxembourgian SW3 Merlin III “Seagull” aircraft, spotted 3 overcrowded boats, 1 fishing vessel and 2 skiffs, early in the morning. The European mission Flagship, ITS Cavour, […]

  • 25 January 2016

    The Belgian frigate Leopold I (F930) has docked at her homeport Zeebrugge, Belgium on Saturday, January 23. The ship departed the naval base on October 5, 2015 to combat human trafficking in the Mediterranean unde Operation Sophia and later escort the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle in the Persian Gulf. The Leopold I has been part of […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) returned to Hawaii on August 29 for their first U.S. port visit in six months. New Orleans, part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), left its home port of San Diego Feb. 12 and deployed to the U.S. 3rd, 5th […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $19.1 million contract modification to accelerate design work on the U.S. Navy’s amphibious warfare ship replacement, known as LX(R). In the original announcement on June 30, Ingalls was selected to perform the majority of the contract design work for LX(R) as part of the contract to build […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Japan is considering turning one of its helicopter destroyers into a “multi-purpose aircraft carrier” as part of a review of the country’s National Defense Program Guidelines, Japan’s defense minister Takeshi Iwaya has confirmed. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the defense minister said the country is evaluating plans to convert one of its two Izumo-class helicopter destroyers into […]

  • 9 March 2011

      Moving a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla., could cost less than half of what the Navy estimated it would, according to a federal report. The U.S. Government Accountability Office estimates the cost of moving a carrier to be between $258.7 million and $356 million. The Navy previously had estimated it would cost more […]

  • 10 March 2016

    Having seized more than $141 million worth of illegal narcotics, the United States Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned to its Naval Station Mayport homebase on March 9 from an eight-week counter-drug deployment. The Valiant was deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South, operating off the coast of Central […]

  • 7 October 2013

    Canadian Ship HMCS Toronto made an important drug seizure on Saturday, October 5 during her patrol in the Arabian Sea region, while deployed on Operation Artemis. This drug seizure marks HMCS Toronto’s seventh narcotics shipment disruption as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean. “Canada remains steadfast in its involvement in the fight […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) held an African American/Black History Month observance on the ship’s mess decks Feb. 21.   This year’s theme highlighted civil rights in America and how it has shaped the country. The program recognized how the Civil Rights Act helped to strengthen the Navy. The master of ceremonies, […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Cardiff based P2000 HMS Exploit has recently completed a transit of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Loch Ness as part of Operation Celtic Conquerer – Birmingham URNU’s annual Easter deployment.   “Travelling up the spectacular scenic Caledonian Canal through Loch Lochy and Loch Oich with snow capped mountains tumbling down into the sea […]

  • 2 January 2012
    Industry news

    The Danish Naval Design and Marine Consultancy Knud E. Hansen A/S and joint venture partner ABB have developed a highly fuel efficient 2000 TEU Container Feeder Vessel. The vessel’s main dimensions have been optimised for calling in Bangkok, but the design features will deliver great benefits to operators and the environment on any route. The […]

  • 4 February 2019

    The US Navy has awarded B.L. Harbert International a $41.8 million contract to build the MQ-25 Unmanned Air System Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) hangar at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The MQ-25A Stingray will be the world’s first carrier-based unmanned aircraft and will provide an aerial refueling capability to the carrier air wing […]

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

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon $25.4 million under a contract modification to exercise an option for the DDG 1002 Zumwalt-class destroyer mission system equipment MK 57 vertical launch system. Named after U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, DDG 1002 is the second of overall three Zumwalt-class destroyers in the U.S. Navy. The lead […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded Boeing a contract to design and build the MQ-25A Stingray, the first operational carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft. This fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract with a ceiling price of $805.3 million was awarded August 30 and provides for the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery, and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles, including integration […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) recently became the first US Navy aircraft carrier to be fitted with a carrier-based Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center (UAWC), the US Navy has announced. During a brief ceremony attended by Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, and Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, Rear Adm. […]

  • 15 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $278,6 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract (N00019-11-C-0083).   This modification provides for non-recurring sustainment activities, to include procurement of Depot Phases I-IV sustainment activities. Work will be performed in Fort […]

  • 12 October 2011
    Industry news

      Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $38,268,248 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure 14 aircraft for the United Arab Emirates. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2012. One bid was solicited, with one bid […]

  • 23 July 2019

    The Indian Navy has commissioned its fifth Dornier aircraft squadron in a July 22 ceremony at Naval Air Enclave, Meenambakkam. The newest squadron, INAS 313, will operate 12 Dornier 228 aircraft built by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) under a production licence from former German aircraft manufacturer Dornier GmbH. A contract for procurement of 12 Dornier multi-role […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore Navy’s first Type 218SG submarine is scheduled to be launched later this month in Germany, in a ceremony attended by Singapore’s defense minister Ng Eng Hen. The defense minister will attend the 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich on February 16, before attending the submarine launch ceremony in Kiel on February 18. The […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Singapore’s ministry of defense announced the signing of a contract with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the acquisition of additional two Type 218SG submarines. The ministry said the contract includes a logistics package and a crew training arrangement in Germany. This contract brings the number of Type 218SG submarines on order for the Singapore Navy to four. The […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Industry news

    Kiltan, the Indian Navy’s third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette, designed under Project-28 (P-28) by the Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design, was launched in Kolkata on Tuesday, March 26, the Hindu writes. The launching ceremony was attended by numerous dignitaries, including GRSE, Rear Admiral (Retd) A K Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral DK Joshi, […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore has started construction of additional two Type 218SG, air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarines, the country’s defense ministry announced. According to the defense ministry, the steel cutting ceremony for the third and fourth boats in the class took place on January 12. The ceremony was attended by the chief executive of Singapore’s Defence […]

  • 28 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Pakistan Naval Ship “Saif” (FFG-253) arrived at the Port of Colombo on 26th November 2011 on a goodwill visit. The ship was ceremonially welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy in accordance with naval traditions on her arrival. The ship’s Commanding Officer Captain Muhammad Zubair Shafique called on Director General Naval Operations Rear Admiral Jayantha Perera […]

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

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $122,2 million modification to a previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI cost-plus incentive fee contract for the procurement of support equipment for the F-35 aircraft such as sensor covers, tool sets, vacuum clamp sets, and heat gun […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    European defense contractor Leonardo will be delivering its Seaspray 5000E AESA radars for two new Dornier 228 multirole aircraft being built for the Bangladesh Navy. The Bangladesh Navy already operates two Dornier aircraft delivered by German company RUAG Aviation in 2013 and now has two more on order. The new aircraft will be used to monitor and […]