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  • 2 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A £36M (USD 60.6M) contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has been placed with MBDA for the Land variant of the Future Local Area Air Defence System (FLAADSLand).   This will fund an Assessment Phase that will demonstrate the adaptation and evolution of core weapon system subsystems (e.g. command & control) for the […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Australian Government has awarded an in-service support contract to maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement. The contact has an initial value of $60.6 million and will see the […]

  • 3 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US State Department has approved a possible sale of 24 MH-60R multi-mission helicopters to India under a deal which, in case it is realized, would cost an estimated $2.6 billion. In addition to helicopters, the ale would include APS-153(V) multi-mode radars, a thousand sonobuoys, AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, APKWS rockets, MK 54 torpedoes, M-240D and […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Danish Department of Defence celebrated the delivery of its first three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters by having one of the aircraft land aboard the Danish frigate Iver Huitfeldt in Copenhagen Harbor, Denmark, June 6. The helicopters were delivered by the U.S. Navy under a $686 million foreign military sales (FMS) agreement. Overall, nine MH-60Rs will replace the Royal […]

  • 23 September 2013

    An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 crashed in the central Red Sea Sept. 22, while operating with the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). Three personnel are accounted for and stable. Search efforts continue for two remaining personnel. Assisting in the search and rescue are USS Nimitz […]

  • 18 April 2014
    Industry news

    Lockheed Martin, a US-based global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company, has received a USD 7.2 million contract to repair 12 items of the common cockpit for the U.S. Navy’s H-60R/S helicopters.   The MH-60R is the Navy’s primary anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare platform, and the most advanced maritime multi-mission helicopter in operation and […]

  • 27 January 2020

    Five aircrew were rescued after the US MH-60S helicopter went down in the Philippine Sea on January 25, the US Navy said. The incident occurred approximately 180 kilometers off the east coast of Okinawa Island on Saturday afternoon, the Japanese Ministry of Defense confirmed in a separate statement. At the time of the crash, the […]

  • 11 May 2015

    Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific is scheduled to host a Sundown Ceremony for the SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. The Sundown Ceremony will commemorate 30 years of active service for the SH-60B. The SH-60B joined the operational fleet in 1985 when the […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new U.S. Navy development contract will see Lockheed Martin upgrade the navy MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Lockheed Martin’s advanced off-board electronic warfare (AOEW) active mission payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is a self-contained EW pod hosted by an MH-60R or MH-60S, which provides the Navy […]

  • 23 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval troops attached to SLNS Welusumana of the Northern Naval Command recovered a haul of grenades and ammunitions dumped in the lagoon on 21st July 2012. The full list of the recovered items is as follows: 1. RPGs – 37 nos. 2. 40mm GL Grenades – 55 nos. 3. Claymore Mines – 04 nos. 4. […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 60 visited Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) during a port visit Jan. 18. Capt. John Esposito and members of his staff visited the ship, where he held an all-hands call on the flight deck. Esposito told the crew what they could expect during the deployment, and […]

  • 23 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 Detachment 7 “Proud Warriors,” begin its last deployment while embarked aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), June 22. During the spring of 2013, the HSL 42 Proud Warriors will transition from the SH-60B helicopter to the new MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter and in the process become Helicopter […]

  • 21 September 2011
    Industry news

      Science Applications International Corp., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded $42,800,000 firm-fixed-price General Services Administration task order contract for integrated training support and execution by U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Work will be performed in Hampton Roads (30 percent); Bremerton, Wash. (28 percent); Newport, R.I. (6 percent); Groton, Conn. (6 percent); Ingleside, Texas (6 percent); […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Search and rescue (SAR) efforts for the remaining two crew members involved in a U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crash were suspended Sept. 23 at approximately 3 p.m. Bahrain time. Navy officials have concluded that given the time elapsed since the incident, aircrew survivability was extremely unlikely. The location of the crash site is known, […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) recovered more than 1,000 pounds of illegal narcotics while transiting the Mediterranean Sea, March 21, 2015. While conducting routine flight operations, the pilots of an MH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 46) spotted a small craft acting suspiciously. They followed the small craft […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Marine propulsion specialist Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the four main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the sixth ship in the US Navy’s Expeditionary Transfer Dock (ESD)/Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. The ESB 6 will be constructed by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California, and the MPDEs will […]

  • 25 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    An SH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Ghostriders of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28 lands aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71). The operation was undertaken in the Mediterranean Sea on March 21.   Ross is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security […]

  • 8 September 2015

    US Navy’s destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), skippered by Commander John Barsano, docked in Manila, Philippines, on Sunday, September 6. This three-day visit to the Philippines is part of the vessel’s regular port of calls to South East Asia. Just like any other visit of foreign navies, this activity offers a platform for knowledge, skills […]

  • 30 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Naval Aircrewman awaits takeoff on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). The vessel is was conducting operations in the East China Sea on March 24. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group […]

  • 15 September 2011

      The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $60,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to improve reliability, maintainability, and sustainability of the AH-64 aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of March 15, 2012. The bid was solicited through […]

  • 30 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy rescued 6 Sri Lankan fishermen who were drifting onboard a multi-day fishing trawler 60 nautical miles off Batticaloa on 26th November 2012. The trawler named “Buddhima” which had developed an engine defect was towed to Trincomalee by P 450 with the assistance of SLNS Udara and P 483 attached to the Eastern […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Naval Forces Europe-Africa/US 6th Fleet released a gallery highlighting daily operations in their most recent Status of the Fleet. Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conducted daily operations, port visits and engaged with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security. The above image […]

  • 8 July 2015

    US Navy’s “Screamin’ Indians”, of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6, held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California, July 2. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Ryan J. Logan relieved Cmdr. Stephen J. Bury as HSC-6’s commanding officer. While acting as HSC-6’s commanding officer, Bury led more than 230 […]

  • 29 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Bahamas Defence Force corvette HMBS Bahamas (P-60) has returned home after undergoing upgrades at Damen’s Maaskant Shipyard in Stellendam, the Netherlands. Bahama returned to Coral Harbour Base on October 27 after getting underway from the Netherlands on October 4. The 24-day journey took the ship’s company through the English Channel, and west of the […]

  • 9 July 2015

    An MH-60 Sea Hawk helicopter conducts a vertical replenishment on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). The operation was conducted on July 5 in the Indian Ocean. Green Bay, along with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), left, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard […]

  • 20 November 2012

    Cmdr. Ray Hartman was relieved as commanding officer of the amphibious dock-landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) by Cmdr. Eric Kellum, Nov. 19. Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, directed the accelerated change of command, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 12, due to an investigation into allegations of misconduct by […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors, operating forward in the U.S. 6th Fleet, conduct daily operations, port visits and engage with allies and partners to maintain a forward presence throughout Europe and Africa and improve maritime security. From all of the operations they conducted, we give you these highlights: While sailing in the Atlantic Ocean on April 6, USS Donald Cook (DDG […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 based at Naval Air Station North Island rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission near Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, at approximately 1430, PDT, Sept. 2.   All five crew members aboard — two pilots and three enlisted aircrew — […]

  • 17 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) entered 6th Fleet in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe, March 16. The TRCSG consists of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 staff, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG […]