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  • 16 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rear Admiral Richard W. Butler who has been the Commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 since July 31, 2014 was succeeded by Rear Adm. Bruce H. Lindsey on December 11. The change of command ceremony was also a retirement ceremony since the former Commander Buttler retired from the Navy after more than 30 years […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first of the Royal Marines’ upgraded Mk4 Merlin helicopters recently visited its future home at Yeovilton air base for refueling. The second-generation battlefield Merlin, factory model MLSP 1, tail number ZJ122, made the debut as the air station prepared for its annual air day on July 8. The helicopter was originally a khaki green Merlin […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Marines spent four weeks at sea aboard aviation training ship RFA Argus preparing for the operation of the new Merlin Mk3 helicopters. Two Fleet Air Arm squadrons – 845 and 846 – have recently switched from Sea Kings to the green Merlin Mk3, transferred from the RAF. But in order to be able to support […]

  • 21 June 2019

    The US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed that a US Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR unmanned aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system. It has released a video of the shoot down. The command said the aircraft was operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately […]

  • 4 December 2019
    Equipment & technology

    KBR has been selected by the US Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) to install shore-based command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems at locations worldwide. As informed, NAVWAR chose KBR as one of eight awardees on the Shore Global C4ISR Installations multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract which has a maximum ceiling of $986 […]

  • 12 April 2018
    Equipment & technology

    India’s Mahindra Defence and Israel’s Aeronautics have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on naval shipborne unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). As informed, the duo intends to offer Orbiter 4, a UAV system which can be launched and recovered from Indian warships. “Aeronautics has entered into this partnership to offer the maritime version of Orbiter […]

  • 16 February 2017

    The U.S. Naval Station Mayport will be serving as the East Coast forward operating base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). According to a U.S. Navy announcement from February 15, Mayport will be a permanent duty station for about 400 Triton UAS personnel and will support rotational deployments outside the continental United States. Facility […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully executed the first live-fire over-the-horizon missile test using a Harpoon Block IC missile, July 19, during the Navy’s Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. The test event validated the operation of the Harpoon missile aboard a littoral combat ship and provided the necessary engineering data to support […]

  • 2 October 2017

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division a $25 million contract to provide training services for tactical afloat shipboard, ashore and submarine command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The three-year contract includes two one-year option periods, which, if exercised, could bring the value of the contract to […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Royal Marines first improved Merlin Mk4 performed its maiden flight earlier in the week at the Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. Working under a 2014-contract worth £330 million (€400), engineers from Leonardo are converting 25 Royal Air Force AW101 Merlin Mk.3 and Mk3A helicopters to replace the Royal Navy’s fleet of Sea King Mk4 helicopters. […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian government announced it is investing AU$1.4 billion in the acquisition of six MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The UAS will be acquired through a cooperative program with the US Navy. Australia is buying the UAS to complement the surveillance role of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft through sustained operations at long ranges as […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy has taken delivery of the first upgraded Commando Merlin Mk4 which has been designed for Royal Marine aircraft carrier operations. The helicopters are being upgraded to a faster and more powerful aircraft than their predecessors. With a new maritime grey coat, a folding main rotor and tail, upgraded flight controls and a tactical […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert delivered remarks to family, friends and chief petty officers as 44 new chief petty officers were pinned at an official pinning ceremony held at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16. This was the 122nd class of chief petty officers to join the Chiefs Mess, […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 visited the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) Sept. 6 during a training exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment. During the course of his visit, crew members provided Rear Adm. Richard Butler a tour of Ramage’s controlling stations to witness first-hand how Ramage executes various tactical […]

  • 9 December 2013

    Naval troops attached to SLNS Wasaba of the Northern Naval Command rescued 4 Indian fishermen who had been victimized fot the seas west of Delft Island on 05th December 2013. Their fishing boat had capsized while engaged in fishing due to an engine failure. The rescued fishermen were transferred ashore by the naval personnel and […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy officially welcomed the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the fleet with a ceremony on May 31. The ceremony marked the start of flight operations, seven months after the US Navy received its first operational Triton from Northrop Grumman in November 2017. Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu is home to the […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) arrived in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) on September 21. Commanded by Cmdr. Shea Thompson, the ship and crew of more than 300 Sailors are currently assigned to Destroyer Squadron 23 and will be conducting Maritime Theater Security Cooperation operations and engagements to enhance regional […]

  • 4 April 2019

    The Australian defense ministry announced it is buying the second of a planned fleet of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft. Australia is acquiring the Tritons through a cooperative program with the United States Navy. The MQ-4C is being acquired to complement Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft operations. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said the […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The system was put through its paces with over 70,000 operating hours in the test environment.

  • 10 February 2012

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 04 Indian fisherman who were drifting onboard an Indian fishing trawler in the seas north of Thalaimannar on 09th February 2012. The trawler bearing the registration number TN/10/MFB/176J, which had developed an engine problem, was towed to Thalaimannar by Sri Lanka Naval Ship “Ranadeera” attached to the Northern Naval Command with […]

  • 9 January 2015
    Training & Education

    With the temperatures dipping into the 20s and wind chills making it feel even colder, Sailors onboard several Navy vessels pulled lines, set sail and moved one step closer to deployment, Jan. 8. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 kicked off the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG). COMPTUEX, […]

  • 20 June 2019

    An MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, the US Navy’s newest aerial drone, was reportedly shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20. The surveillance system, which started entering service only a year ago, was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, media outlets reported anonymous US defense officials as saying. Earlier […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Several days after the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) was cleared for low-rate initial production, the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command awarded Northrop Grumman two contracts to produce the aircraft. The first contract, valued at $255.5 million, will see Northrop Grumman manufacture three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, one main operation control station and one forward operation control […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A video released by the Turkish Navy shows a retired Turkish frigate, which was formerly a U.S. Navy ship, being sunk by a torpedo during the exercise Beyaz Fırtına (White Storm) held in May 2016. The video covers the entire exercise spectrum but the moment which shows a Turkish submarine submerging to deploy the torpedo begins at 01:00. […]

  • 29 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Northrop Grumman a $255 million contract for the Lot 3 low-rate initial production of three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. The contract will also include trade studies and tooling in support of the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office. Work on the contract is expected to be completed by December 2021. The […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems a $303,9 million contract for the procurement of three low-rate initial production Lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. In addition to the three UAVs, the $303 million contract also covers the acquisition of one main operation control station, one forward operation control station, trade studies, and tooling. Triton UAS […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) was authorized for low-rate initial production approval following a successful Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) led review. This decision marks the beginning of the production and deployment phase of the U.S Department of Defense acquisition process. An integrated test team made up of Navy personnel from air test and evaluation squadrons VX-1 […]

  • 27 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Delegates from U.S. 4th Fleet met with members of the Chilean navy Nov. 25-26 during the annual Operational Naval Committee (ONC) conference hosted by 4th Fleet at Naval Station Mayport. The purpose of the ONC to discuss and plan upcoming maritime operations, exercises, and theater security cooperation events that the U.S. and Chile intend to […]

  • 28 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

      BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that Jersey Coastguard will be the first place in the world to use version 4 of its internationally recognised Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS). This technology is designed to help pinpoint anybody or […]