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  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Irish Navy’s vessel LÉ EITHNE rescued some 500 migrants in three separate operations over the weekend. Starting on Friday, June 5, the vessel located and rescued a small craft with 113 persons on board 40 km north of Tripoli, Libya. Acting on information received from the Italian Marine Rescue Coordination Centre, a rubber inflatable craft […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Authorities

    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, […]

  • 20 January 2015
    Authorities

    Italian Navy’s Cassiopea class patrol boats Libra P 402 rescued almost 500 migrants on Thursday night, January 15. As part of the Frontex Triton operation, the vessel encountered two boats carrying migrants 60 nautical miles off Tripoli. The boats were carrying 111 and 175 migrants respectively. Once they were rescued by a port authority vessel, the migrants boarded […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Naval forces rescued more than 1,500 North African migrants over the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, according to the Italian Navy. The Portuguese Navy’s Offshore patrol vessel Viana do Castelo conducted its first rescue operations as part of the EU Operation Triton, which was launched on November 1. All rescued migrants were transferred to ITS San Giorgio on […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Authorities

    German Navy’s combat support ship Frankfurt am Main has rescued over 500 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast. Rescued migrants are now being brought to the Italian port city Messina, Sicily. The ship first rescued 293 people in three separate operations 70 kilometers off the Libyan capital Tripoli early Thursday. A Migrant […]

  • 19 May 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton offloaded approximately 18.5 tons (16,856 kilograms) of cocaine in Florida, on May 18. The wholesale value of the seized cocaine is estimated at around $498 million and is the result of a number of interdictions made by Canadian and U.S. ships along Central and South America. Royal Canadian Navy ship HMCS Saskatoon, sailing […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Industry news

    Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed a major step in its overhaul and saved the Navy nearly $500,000 when all four catapults of the Lincoln’s flight deck were removed, along with their bottom sheathing Jan. 18, due to the effort of 30 V-2 division Sailors. “Not only is the catapult removal process unprecedented […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Ocean took a brief break from her Olympic security training in London to host members of the public as the helicopter carrier opened her gangway. More than 3,500 people took advantage of the free opportunity to tour Britain’s biggest warship while he was moored in the Thames at Greenwich. Amid her high-profile Olympic security […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Lying in wait since the Second World War, Royal Navy’s HMS Pembroke has dealt with a 500lb bomb in the North Sea. As part of her NATO tasking the Faslane based minehunter has located and dealt with a number of unexploded mines, bombs and torpedoes in the North and Baltic Sea during her current tasking. […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Navy is to benefit from a new highly advanced anti-ship missile thanks to a £500m investment (circa USD 831.4 million) from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and French Government.   Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy) (FASGW(H)) missiles use sophisticated homing technology to attack small and medium sized targets and will be carried […]

  • 23 August 2011
    Industry news

      Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $500 million maximum, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract (MAC) to Island Pacific Energy LLC, Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, and Photon Finance LLC, Aug. 19. The MAC contract will be used for the purchase of reliable, locally generated power from Solar Power Generation Systems (SPGS) at […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s submarine base HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane received £500 million of funding which will secure 6700 jobs and create thousands more. UK’s Chancellor George Osborne, who made the announcement, added that this funding will guarantee the Naval Base’s future to at least 2067. Work is expected to start in 2017 and will focus on ship lifts, sea walls, […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    In addition to being delayed, German Navy’s new Multi-role Combat Ship 180 (Mehrzweckkampfschiff MKS 180) will come with an additional cost of over €500 million, according to media reports. A letter sent by deputy defense minister Markus Gruebel to lawmakers on Tuesday said the extra €500 million are to be spent on improving the ships’ capabilities. The cost […]

  • 10 January 2020
    Vessels

    On January 5, 2020, French frigate Courbet (F 712), currently operating in support of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), seized 1,500 kg of hashish from a vessel in the Arabian Sea. This is the second seizure for the French Marine Nationale frigate in the last 30 days and the third for CTF 150 since […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a seven-year contract worth up to more than $500 million to build and deliver more than 200+ electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems (eCASS) to maximize aircraft readiness. The previous Navy CASS contract awarded in 2000 to Lockheed Martin was worth $287 million. According to Navy Naval Air Systems […]

  • 5 July 2011

      AMX®, the leading provider of solutions that simplify the implementation, maintenance, and use of technology to create effective environments, announced today a collection of its government dealers have been awarded a $500 Million, five (5) year, Multiple Award Contract (MAC) from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Charleston. The contract is a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Lockheed Martin completed 500 hours of reliability testing on the U.S. Navy’s Remote Multi-Mission Vehicle (RMMV), marking a critical testing milestone. The system will provide mine reconnaissance capabilities to the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). RMMV is an unmanned, semi-submersible, semi-autonomous vehicle that tows a variable-depth sensor that can detect and identify undersea threats. “RMMV is […]

  • 14 November 2017
    Authorities

    The Australian government is giving out AUD $500,000 to support an expedition aiming to find HMAS AE1, the first submarine to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy. Defense minister Marise Payne announced the government would match a private investment which would allow Find AE1 Limited to proceed in its attempt to find the submarine and its […]

  • 30 March 2011

      AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for government and commercial clients around the world, announced today that the AECOM-Envirocon joint venture was one of six entities awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest for environmental remediation services. Under […]

  • 29 May 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The contract to maintain the eyes and ears of the Royal Navy’s ships and submarines, signed yesterday by Thales and the UK Defence Ministry, will sustain 530 defence jobs across the UK. The £600 million Sensor Support Optimisation Project will provide a decade of maintenance and repair for 17 different systems across the Royal Navy […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The South Korean Navy destroyer ROKS Choi Young has finished a joint exercise with the Ukrainian Navy frigate Hetman Sahaydachnyi in the Gulf of Aden.   This was the first time in the history of the Ukrainian Navy to conduct an exercise with the South Korean Navy. The primary goal of the exercise was to […]

  • 24 February 2014

    Ukrainian Hetman Sahaydachnyi frigate with the Ka-27PR helicopter and special team on board resumed its patrolling within the EU Navfor Atalanta.   Her fourth patrolling will last until February 26. According to Capt. 2nd Rank Roman Pyatnytsky, the frigate has passed over 18,000 nautical miles since September 24, 2013 when she left for participation in […]

  • 31 January 2014

    Hetman Sahaydachnyi, a Krivak class frigate of the Ukrainian Navy, has completed the second patrolling within EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta and docked in Djibouti for logistic support, replenishment and maintenance work.   During the patrol, the ship completed some onboard trainings and exercises along with a few friendly approaches to small vessels. The primary […]

  • 3 August 2011

      The largest combined Australian and United States military training exercise, Talisman Sabre 2011 (TS11), concluded with a closing ceremony at Camp Rocky, Rockhampton on Thursday, 28 July. Talisman Sabre is a biennial military exercise that trains Australian and U.S. forces to plan and conduct combined task force operations to improve combat readiness and interoperability […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Commander, Navy Region Southeast has recognized NAS Jacksonville for its exceptional community outreach program according to a message released Oct. 16 announcing the winners of the Regional Navy Community Service awards. NAS Jacksonville placed first overall in the Health, Safety and Fitness Flagship (Shore – 500 or more) and tied with NSB Kings Bay, Ga. […]

  • 9 January 2012
    Industry news

    Two more giants of the sea moved into Mina Zayed this week highlighting the port’s major role in handling ships of different sizes and backgrounds. The 59,000 ton MSC Lirica, a commercial cruise liner berthed near to the USS New Orleans in the port demonstrating its capacity to accommodate to vessels of all shapes and […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The front section of HMS Prince of Wales, weighing 26,500 tonnes, was skidded back with millimetre precision to the 11,200 tonne section of the rear of the carrier in Rosyth, Scotland. HMS Prince of Wales, the second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier under construction for the Royal Navy, is being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. The builders’ […]

  • 5 March 2014

    The Ukrainian Navy’s flagship Hetman Sahaydachny passed through the Dardanelles Tuesday steaming her way toward the Black Sea, as informed by the Ukrainian Government yesterday.   The frigate met up with the Turkish boat Ruşen Bey in the strait and soon passed through the Bosporus and entered the waters of the Black Sea. The General […]

  • 18 November 2013

    HMS Daring loaded her stores at Cebu port with lifesaving humanitarian aid and is on her way to Philippine islands that have been without help since Typhoon Haiyan struck. The flight crew flew their Lynx helicopter from HMS Daring on six reconnaissance sorties over remote areas for signs of destruction, covering a total of 48 […]