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  • 3 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Italian Navy, with the help of its Sauro-class submarine Giuliano Prini (S 523), managed to stop 16 human traffickers in the Mediterranean Sea in the night of October 1. During this operation, which employed the Italian Navy’s frigate Maestrale (F570) and the Comandante Borsini (P491) patrol vessel, over 300 African illegal immigrants were rescued. Two boats used in the illegal ops, together with […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Authorities

    The first of the two Patrol Boats built for the Spanish Guardia Civil was launched at Gondan Shipyard’s facilities in Ribadeo yesterday. The contract was signed last summer. With an overall length of 20.5 m and a beam of 5.0 m, these boats have been built in Aluminum and Fiber (GRP) in Gondan’s Vegadeo yard. Both are scheduled […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Air and Marine agents and international partners intercepted a suspicious vessel loaded with 570 pounds of cocaine in international waters off the coast of Panama. The estimated street value of the drugs is more than $42 million. A CBP OAM crew aboard a P-3 Orion fixed-wing aircraft detected […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Authorities

    US Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73), Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, as the ship transited the Strait of Magellan. Mabus’ visit included a tour of the ship, observing transit of the strait, a group photo, and an all-hands call. The secretary also conducted award presentations, […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Mexican Navy floated out the SIGMA design-based long-range off-shore patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance – POLA) in a ceremony in Oaxaca on November 23. The launch ceremony of ARM Reformador – as the vessel is named – coincided with Mexican Navy Day. The 107-meter ship was floated out with a Sikorsky helicopter on board and […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Segura-class minesweeper ESPS Turia will join NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group 2 which operates in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Crewed by 44 sailors and commanded by Captain Enrique Miguel García Morera, the ship set sail from Naval Base Cartagena, Spain on May 12 and is scheduled to stay with the group until […]

  • 27 March 2018
    Authorities

    French Navy destroyer FS Jean de Vienne intercepted 570 kilos of heroine from a dhow in the Arabian Sea, achieving its second successful drug interception on its deployment as part of the Combined Maritime Forces. The operation took place on March 25 in international waters of the Arabian Sea. Jean de Vienne’s seizure is the tenth […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Industry news

    Textron, Inc., New Orleans, La., is being awarded a $212,722,820 fixed-priced incentive-fee contract for the detail design and construction of a ship to shore connector (SSC) test and training craft and technical manuals. The SSC program is the functional replacement for the existing fleet of landing craft, air cushion vehicles, which are nearing the end […]

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

    Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, currently under construction at Rosyth, Scotland, welcomed a royal visitor as The Prince of Wales, also known as The Duke of Rothesay, visited the ship for the first time June 21. The Prince of Wales gave the royal seal of approval as he signaled for the final structural […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities

    Off the coast of Chile the heads of the Royal, Canadian, German and Chilean Navies saluted the fallen of the Great War. Nearly 1,600 British and Commonwealth sailors who were killed when their ships went down at the Battle of Coronel in 1914 – the Royal Navy’s first major defeat in more than a century. […]

  • 22 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s new-design aircraft recovery system, Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), has completed its most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The two-day series of testing Oct. 23-24 evaluated the AAG thermal management system’s ability to […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn returned to Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 28, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility, providing underway replenishment services primarily to U.S. and NATO forces supporting Operation Unified Protector. Big Horn travelled 39,355 nautical miles during the deployment […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returned home to San Diego on August 28 following a five-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Sterett spent the majority of the deployment as part of the Sterett-Dewey surface action group (Sterett-Dewey SAG), the third deploying group operating under the command and control construct called […]

  • 11 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Military leaders, government officials, staff and friends gathered for the dedication of the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, at Bethesda (WRNMMC), Nov. 10 The facility is the world’s largest military hospital with more than 2.4 million sq. ft. of clinical space, providing care to about a million beneficiaries per year. Walter Reed Army […]

  • 17 April 2014

    The oil sample collected by Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield on Sunday within the search mission for missing MH 370 has now arrived in Perth and will be subject to detailed testing and analysis. Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said that it will provide details of the results when they become available.   […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 February 2014

    The Canadian Navy ship HMCS Regina is en route to the Arabian Sea to replace HMCS Toronto and resume the Canadian duties within Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) in mid-February.   This is the second deployment on Operation ARTEMIS for HMCS Regina. HMCS Toronto, which departed Halifax on January 14, 2013, has completed her […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, “Inazuma – 105” and “Umigiri – 158”, arrived at the Port of Colombo on a goodwill and logistics visit on the 1st of April 2014.   The ships are en route for counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. Commander […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Authorities

    HMS Dragon called at Tristan da Cunha – one of the most remote islands on the planet – on the latest stage of her Atlantic deployment. There is no land to the west for more than 2,000 miles, South Africa is 1,750 miles to the east and the nearest inhabited locality is another British Overseas […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Bluefin-21 deployed last night from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield within the MH 370 search mission, Australian JACC said.   After completing around six hours of its mission, Bluefin-21 exceeded its operating depth limit of 4,500 metres and its built in safety feature returned it to the surface. The six hours […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on January 28 issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the procurement of new TH-XX helicopter training aircraft. The new TH-XX aircraft will replace the TH-57B/C aircraft currently used by the US Navy for advanced helicopter training for undergraduate pilots. NAVAIR said it intends to award a single […]

  • 25 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) announced an early end to Ice Camp Nautilus on March 23. The ice camp was a temporary structure built and operated especially for Ice Exercise 2014 (ICEX-2014).   Personnel at Ice Camp Nautilus, which is built into the ice floe north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, began a careful breakdown of the […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Authorities

    The town of Albany in Western Australia played host to a unique international visitor on 9 April when the People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) vessel Qiandaohu visited.   The Fuchi class replenishment ship had spent more than a month at sea with a Chinese fleet as part of the international search for missing Malaysia […]

  • 8 April 2014

    Up to eleven military planes, three civil planes and 14 ships will assist in today’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said this morning.   AMSA has directed the search of one large search area today of approximately 77,580 square kilometres, 2268 kilometres north west of Perth.The underwater […]

  • 10 April 2014

    The U.S. Defense Department has committed more than $7 million over the past 30 days in support of search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Army Col. Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday in Washington.   “This includes the cost of our ships, helicopters and planes involved in the search,” he said. […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Launching of an F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 on board USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   The launch was conducted during USS Carl Vinson’s training off the coast of Southern California on February 7 in the Pacific Ocean. USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) SPECIFICATIONS Length 1,092 feet (332.8 […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Slavutych U510, a command ship pertaining to the Ukrainian Navy, has completed exercises with commanders of sea force, ships and motor boats, and support ships.   The Navy Commander, Admiral Yurii Ylyin, said that these events help them to create common opinions and approaches. Cadets from the fourth year of P.S. Nakhimov Naval Academy also […]