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  • 14 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Although the U.S. Navy’s fifth Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the USS Milwaukee, was commissioned November 21, the ship arrived at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB), Virginia, December 11. This delay was caused by the discovery of metallic debris in the port and starboard combining gear filter systems. USS Milwaukee was en route to Little Creek following the […]

  • 2 November 2015

    The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Oct. 31, after completing theater security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet. The KSGARG is comprised of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24), amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill […]

  • 3 December 2018

    US Navy Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, US Naval Forces Central Command / US 5th Fleet commander, was found in his Bahrain residence, the US Navy has informed. In a statement on Saturday, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said that Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, was found deceased on Saturday. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Israeli Navy last week concluded a drill aimed at testing its vessels’ ability to respond to an attack on one of the country’s offshore oil and gas platforms. The drill was led by the Haifa-based 3rd (missile boat) flotilla and joined by Sa’ar 4,5 corvette INS Kidon and Sa’ar 5 corvette INS Lahav. Two major […]

  • 3 July 2013

    The Spanish Navy has organized the first meeting of the Naval Coordination Group of the 5+5 Initiative which was held at the Naval Warfare College in Madrid, where the terms of reference were discussed. The Group will be presided over by Spain in 2014. The meeting was attended by members of the following 5+5 Initiative […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US 5th Fleet’s Task Force 55 and commercial shipping industry representatives joined forces recently to complete exercise Lucky Mariner 19. The annual exercise concluded March 15 and was led by the task force’s Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) detachment designed to exercise command and control and provide standardized direction during contingency and crisis […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The MD-5 will be used to control the navy’s first aerial refueling drone.

  • 7 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy and defense contractor Raytheon have completed another round of tests of the Excalibur N5 munition, demonstrating the round’s various short-, mid- and long-range capabilities. The sea-based Excalibur N5 precision-guided projectile is expected to double the maximum range of conventional 5-inch munitions and provide the same accuracy as the land-based version, Raytheon said […]

  • 22 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded the American engineering company Charles Stark Draper Laboratory a contract to produce guidance systems for the Trident (D5) MK 6 fleet ballistic missile. The overall maximum value of the contract can reach $163,5 million if all options are exercised. Draper will also provide failure verification, test, repair and recertification of inertial measurement units, electronic […]

  • 25 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Despite having a reputation for being notoriously secretive about the systems used, or considered for use, by its operators, the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) recently gifted one of the submersibles it considered for use as the next-generation of dry-SEAL delivery vehicles to the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum & Memorial in Florida. The SDV was one […]

  • 20 September 2017

    Command of the US 5th Fleet naval forces changed hands in a September 19 ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Vice Adm. John C. Aquilino relieved Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan as commander of naval forces in the central command area of responsibility. Donegan has served as the NAVCENT/C5F/CMF (Combined Maritime Forces) commander since assuming […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Ministry of Defence is returning two former Royal Navy Sea King Mk5 aircraft to service and will lease them to HeliOperations UK so that the organisation can train aircrew in the German Navy in search and rescue skills. The two helicopters were once used for Royal Navy search and rescue by the 771 Naval Air […]

  • 8 October 2014

    Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 5 welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) during a port visit to Guam, Oct. 5. Rear Adm. John Alexander assumed command of CSG 5 from Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery during the ceremony, which was presided over by […]

  • 11 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Leidos a $36 million contract for work on the development of torpedo countermeasure technologies for submarine defense. The single award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a two-year base period of performance, three one-year option years, and a potential value of approximately $36 million, if all options are exercised. Leidos […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarine carried out four successful Trident II D5 missile launches over a three-day period, the U.S. Navy announced. The missile launches were part of what is called a Follow-on Commander’s Evaluation Test (FCET) and were concluded on February 16. The primary objective of an FCET is to obtain, under operationally representative conditions, […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) successfully completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California, Aug. 25. The 14-day event is the second of three integrated training evolutions aimed at preparing the ARG/MEU team for deployment. “COMPTUEX gives the […]

  • 21 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $13 million contract for work on the U.S. and UK Trident II submarine launched ballistic missile programs. Under the contract, which is potentially worth $46 million if all options are exercised, General Dynamics will perform alterations on U.S. and UK submarines, provide technical engineering support, attack […]

  • 10 September 2015

    The US Navy’s top personnel officer is visiting Sailors this week assigned to Bahrain as well as those units deployed to the Navy’s U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Middle East. So far, Moran has met with Sailors assigned to the U.S. 5th Fleet’s headquarters, as well as those stationed aboard the amphibious […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has forward deployed the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).   ALMDS is a sensor system designed to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored mines. Operated from the MH-60S helicopter, ALMDS provides rapid wide-area reconnaissance and assessment of mine threats in littoral […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 together with the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) completed carrier qualifications, September 9-12. To certify, Ronald Reagan and CVW-5 were required to conduct approximately 200 sorties, take-offs and landings, as well as demonstrate proficiency in flight related operations during both day and night. Each pilot […]

  • 17 December 2014

    The time honored title of commodore was passed from one senior leader to another during a change of command ceremony for Commander, Amphibious Squadron 5 (PHIBRON 5), Dec 14. The formal program was held in the fo’c’sle of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), where Capt. Vic Cooper transferred the title and leadership […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An F-5N Tiger II tactical fighter aircraft the US Navy purchased from the Swiss Air Force crashed into the Atlantic Ocean forcing the pilot to eject, the U.S. Navy said. The incident took place on August 9, about 20 nautical miles southeast of Naval Air Station Key West. The pilot, assigned to Fighter Squadron Composite […]

  • 11 January 2015

    2014 Battle “E” Winners Announced Vice Adm. Michael J. Connor, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (COMSUBLANT), has announced the winners of the 2014 Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) competition. HMS Victory in Need of a Makeover UK’s oldest naval ship still in commission, HMS Victory, is facing it’s last chance to survive. US Navy to Christen Fifth […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Industry news

    Austal christened USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) on January 10th at its state-of-the-art shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. USNS Trenton is the fifth of ten Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as part of an overall 10-ship block-buy contract worth over $1.6 billion. The 338-foot catamaran vessel was named […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) along with the US Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 Missiles on March 26. The unarmed test missiles were launched as part of Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) 28 in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of […]

  • 11 August 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Lassen Docks in Melbourne, Australia The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) arrived in Melbourne for a port visit, Aug. 7. During the port visit Lassen will be involved in several community engagement projects including a visit to an after school program and a soccer game with the local community.  USA: X-47B […]

  • 20 November 2015

    The United States Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL November 19 when AV-8B Harriers launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). The Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162 conducted their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). USS Essex supported the last Naval Aviation OIR missions […]

  • 20 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington’s embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, conducted their fly off to return to Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan, Nov. 17. “The 2012 patrol for the air wing went extremely well,” said Command Master Chief Jason Eckard, CVW 5’s command master chief. “The ship’s company and air […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commander of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed air wing approached the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to join a club of distinguished and experienced naval aviators who have achieved the career milestone of 1,000 arrested landings, or “traps.”   Capt. William “Condor” Koyama, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, flying an F/A-18E […]