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  • 6 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth embarked 820 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) on February 5 in what is the first time that any squadron has embarked the ship. The Merlin Mk 2 helicopters of 820 NAS have been working with the ship since she sailed for the first time from Rosyth in June last […]

  • 6 April 2017
    Training & Education

    820 Naval Air Squadron has returned home to RNAS Culdrose following a six-month deployment on HMS Ocean, which took them through Europe and on to the Middle East. During her time away, HMS Ocean steamed over 23,000 miles, visited 11 countries and took part in various International exercises with local and NATO countries. HMS Ocean […]

  • 13 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    UK’s 820 Naval Air Squadron conducted ‘remarinisation’ training when all of the squadron’s personnel was reunited at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose for the first time in two years. Part of the process was building on their resourcefulness and resilience by undertaking adventurous training (AT) at various sites around the Cornish coast. The squadron are now embarked on […]

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

    Two Merlin Mark 2 helicopters and 48 personnel from 820 Naval Air Squadron have flown on board HMS Ocean to join Exercise Cougar 14.   The first of the ship’s air crews to arrive, 820 NAS will now join their shipmates for the annual workout of the Royal Navy’s Response Force task group (RFTG). This […]

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

    Merlin helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron have been operating in the utility role during Exercise Albanian Lion, alongside the Green Junglie Sea King of Commando Helicopter Force.   Merlin Mk 2s onboard HMS Ocean and Sea King Mk 4s from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship Lyme Bay deployed for this first training exercise on […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    820 Naval Air Squadron of the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, whose Merlin’s are set to be the first helicopters on the Queen Elizabeth carrier, now have a new commander. On February 8, Commander Jon Holroyd took the helm of RNAS Culdrose’s 820 Naval Air Squadron from his predecessor Commander Ross Spooner OBE, who takes […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Fleet Commander visited Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose to meet service personnel from across the Base, discuss current operations and see for himself the Navy’s next generation anti-submarine maritime patrol helicopter, Merlin Mk 2. Vice Admiral Philip Jones CB, Fleet Commander & Deputy Chief of Naval Staff is the second most senior officer in […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After a ten day work-up on-board HMS Illustrious around the Cornish coast, the Merlin Carrier Air Group (MCAG) prepare to “Go Deep” as they sail westwards out into the Atlantic in pursuit of Submarines.   Exercise Deep Blue has so far seen the Merlin Mk 2s from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose put through their […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aviators embarked aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will be taking part in submarine-hunting tests with the US Navy. According to the Royal Navy, the 820 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) are sending a team and two of their Merlin Mk2 helicopters to the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre, to take part […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    The recently-commissioned Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has kicked off preparations for her rotary wing trials which are set to start in the coming weeks. According to the Royal Navy, a Merlin helicopter from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has been training aboard the aircraft carrier in Portsmouth Naval Base as part of the […]

  • 17 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is scheduled to get underway from HMNB Portsmouth on Saturday for her first-of-class F-35B flight trials. The deployment is dubbed Westlant 18 and will see the carrier spend four months off the Eastern Seaboard of the United States with the aim of developing the operating envelope – the parameters […]

  • 25 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Around 1.700 of Royal Navy personnel are away from home and on duty over Christmas, said the Royal Navy today, December 25. From the Gulf and the fight against Daesh to the frozen Antarctic, 18 warships, Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, Fleet Air Arm squadrons, submarines and Royal Marines units are deployed or on duty as […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently undergoing extensive F-35B flight trials with the aim of determining the operational limits of both the ship and the fifth-generation stealth jets it is poised to operate. One of the trial evolutions included loading one of the jets with weaponry it would typically carry on a […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Industry news

    The first five next-generation Merlins have been handed over to crews at Culdrose to prepare the souped-up helicopter for front-line duties. The innards of the Mk1 has been ripped out and replaced in a £750m upgrade of the Merlin fleet to ensure it stays one step ahead of our foes until the end of the […]

  • 29 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Helicopters from HMS Illustrious have begun to deliver aid, people and equipment to small Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan over a fortnight ago. The Portsmouth-based helicopter and commando carrier arrived in the region to the north of Panay on Monday and immediately began surveying nearby islands to assess their needs. Recce teams were sent […]

  • 21 October 2011
    Training & Education

    The flight deck of Britain’s aircraft carrier hums and throbs again as two months of rigorous training begin for HMS Illustrious off the South Coast. Lynx helicopters from 702 Naval Air Squadron in Yeovilton and Merlins of 820 Naval Air Squadron in Culdrose have joined Lusty in the Channel ahead of seven weeks in the […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Dutch Navy submarine HNLMS Walrus paid a weekend visit to Portsmouth, UK, becoming the first submarine in two years to visit the Royal Navy base. Walrus is on the return leg of her operational sea training which she is undergoing after completing a dry-dock maintenance in 2017. Prior to entering Portsmouth, Walrus made a […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An overnight battle at sea with the fictional ‘Redland’ fleet during Exercise KAKADU 2014 saw victory by the ‘Blueland’ forces.   During the battle, the Blueland fleet of HMAS Sydney and JS Hatakaze, supported by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) AP3C Orion and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) S-70-B Seahawk helicopter engaged the Redland fleet […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities

    The US Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, said it would open an Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) Monday, October 15, in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael which hit the Florida Panhandle on October 10. According to the navy, the EFAC will be manned with navy counselors prepared to assist evacuated military personnel and their families that are […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts at its airfield, Oct. 24-26. The air show broke previous NAS Jax air show attendance records with more than 297,000 people and 2,100 boaters […]

  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Norwegian ministry of defense announced that it plans to replace its ageing fleet of nine maritime reconnaissance aircraft with five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA). Under a project that is expected to cost 9,825 million Norwegian Krone (approx. EUR 1,1 billion) including the acquisition of sensors, anti-submarine weapons and supporting equipment, Norway is replacing the […]

  • 5 November 2012
    Training & Education

    For the second consecutive year, Commander, Navy Region Southeast selected Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville as the 2012 Installation Excellence Award nominee for the Commander, Naval Installation Command’s (CNIC) Installation Excellence Award Oct. 31. The station was also the recipient of the CNIC Installation Excellence Award and the 2012 Presidential Installation Excellence Award. It will […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Norway’s plans to replace its ageing fleet of P-3 Orion and DA-20 Jet Falcon maritime patrol aircraft became official on Wednesday with the signing of a contract for the acquisition of the Boeing built P-8A. The contract for five aircraft was signed by the Norwegian defense equipment agency, on behalf of the ministry of defense, and […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s role in the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders’ Summit Security Task Force is helping to keep the Brisbane River safe. Lieutenant Sean Aitken of the Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group based at HMAS Kuttabul is the Officer in Charge of the Navy Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Force Element deployed to […]

  • 10 June 2015
    Authorities

    The “Cougars” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 139 returned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island June 4 after a nearly 10-month deployment in support of U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. VAQ-139 arrived home after participating in exercise Valiant Shield, Operation Inherent Resolve and contingency operations while deployed in support of the war […]

  • 5 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Pensacola-area naval commands, and the local community remembered the Battle of Midway during a ceremony held at the National Museum of Naval Aviation, June 4. The Battle of Midway, which is considered by many military historians to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific theater, was fought in the vicinity of […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has awarded B.L. Harbert International a $41.8 million contract to build the MQ-25 Unmanned Air System Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) hangar at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The MQ-25A Stingray will be the world’s first carrier-based unmanned aircraft and will provide an aerial refueling capability to the carrier air wing […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Authorities

    Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California, Oct. 8. At the ceremony, Cmdr. Katie Mullen Ellis relieved Cmdr. Chad M. Falgout as the commanding officer of the “Magicians” of HSM-35. Falgout, a native of Hahnville, Louisiana, is a 1996 graduate of […]

  • 29 July 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), Adm. Mark Ferguson, visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella July 26. The scheduled visit marks Ferguson’s first visit as VCNO to the base. He was joined by Fleet Master Chief April Beldo from the Bureau of Personnel. The VCNO addressed Sailors at an all hands call and discussed […]