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  • 3 September 2015
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $33 million contract for the production, integration, testing and delivery of AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems. The contract includes an option for additional systems for U.S. inventory and potential Foreign Military Sale. The option, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to […]

  • 26 March 2013

    After being alerted to the situation by Milford Haven Coastguard, the duty RAF search and rescue (SAR) helicopter from A Flight, 22 Squadron, arrived on the scene to find French fishing vessel, ‘Alf’, being tossed around in the water like a piece of driftwood. Weather conditions were so atrocious that the ‘Alf’ was pitching and […]

  • 24 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Raytheon Company is being awarded a $158,571,809 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 48 MH-60R Full Rate Production Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems, including associated program management support. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity. This contract was announced by the Department of Defense on Dec. 20, 2012, and […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of nine AN/AQS-22 airborne low frequency sonar (ALFS) systems and six hundred AN/SSQ-36/53/62 sonobuoys for its fleet of MH-60R helicopters. The possible sale has an estimated value of $200 million, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The ALFS and sonobuoys are central […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Romeo helicopter has had another system added to its arsenal, with the commencement of dipping operations off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida on 13 May.   After five months of flying operations from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, NUSQN 725 received its first Airborne Low Frequency Sonar System (ALFS) and […]

  • 23 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon company has received a USD 42.58 million contract for the manufacture and delivery of AN/AQS-22 Airbone Low Frequency Sonar spares for the Royal Australian Navy. The sonar is an undersea warfare sensor of the MH-60R helicopter, which enables the aircraft to accomplish the assigned undersea warfare missions like submarine detection, tracking, localization and classification. […]

  • 13 June 2014

    Commander Australian Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Vince Di Pietro, recently visited New Squadron 725 (NUSQN 725) in Jacksonville, Florida.   The Commander Fleet Air Arm spent a very busy three days at Jacksonville visiting the Squadron and all the other people and moving parts that make up the Royal Australian Navy’s future Seahawk Romeo helicopter […]

  • 29 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The last known Staten Island resident survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack visited Fleet Week New York 2012 at the The Sullivans Pier, May 27. Former Chief Boatswain’s Mate Alf Kongslie and three generations of his family visited Fleet Week and were treated to a tour of the pier and USS San Jacinto (CG-56) as […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Industry news

    “Over the past month the ADF has moved thousands of tonnes of aid, evacuated displaced people, and helped around 15,500 kids get back to school.” The majority of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have returned to Australia after completing their Typhoon Haiyan recovery assistance mission in the Philippines. The ADF recovery mission officially ended Monday, […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst on November 2 officially opened a new facility that will help integrate aircraft launch and recovery equipment (ALRE) systems before they are sent out to the fleet. The ALRE Technology Integration Center (A-TIC) will provide NAWCAD Lakehurst engineers with a shipboard representative environment to test and integrate […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Training & Education

    It’s all change in the Gulf with the arrival of two new ships and two new crews to sustain the Royal Navy’s long-term mine warfare force in the region. Her Majesty’s Ships Atherstone and Shoreham have arrived to replace outgoing Middleton and Pembroke, whilst the crews of HMS Quorn and Ramsey have traded places with […]

  • 12 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The new Living In Accommodation for single ADF members at HMAS Coonawarra was officially opened in a ceremony today at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin. Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon said Project Single Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct (Single LEAP) Phase 2 would deliver improved accommodation across 14 bases around Australia. “Single LEAP is […]

  • 13 October 2017

    The Australian Border Force worked with Indonesian Coast Guard and ministry of marine affairs and fisheries to carry out a trilateral maritime security patrol in the Timor Sea north-west of Darwin. The patrol, which targeted illegal exploitation of natural resources, concluded on October 11. Operation Shearwater and the MMAF Coordinated Patrols are usually standalone patrols but, […]

  • 3 April 2015

    Humanitarian assistance will continue to flow into the most heavily affected areas of Vanuatu over the Easter period. The remote islands of Erromango, Tanna and Ambrym Islands are now receiving vital aid, supplies and personnel from the Australian Defence Force, easing suffering during the important religious holiday. Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Vice Admiral […]

  • 5 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the launch of the second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) at the Navantia shipyard in Spain. The launch represented a major milestone in the shipbuilding process and was attended by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs. Australia is acquiring two […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australian defense personnel joined the U.S. and Philippines for the 2017 annual multi-layered exercise Balikatan. Taking place in the Philippines, the exercise will run from May 8 – 19 and include humanitarian and civic assistance events, and joint field training exercises. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has deployed 80 personnel to the Philippines for what will […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Training & Education

    An assessment and planning assistance team of 11 ADF personnel has arrived in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara to support assessment of the damage caused by widespread flooding.   The 11 person assessment and planning assistance team is supporting specialist advisers from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A second RAAF C-130J Hercules […]

  • 1 October 2015

    US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens held an all hands call at both Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. and Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Sept. 29. Richardson opened each visit by first highlighting his four priorities that will guide him and the […]

  • 1 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

    THE Royal Navy’s revolutionary warship HMS Warrior is 150 years old today… By Michael Powell   (portsmouth) [mappress] Source: portsmouth, August 1, 2011;

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

    The sailors and officers of HMAS Success have passed the half way mark of their RIMPAC 2014 experience, and so far, they have given the world’s largest naval exercise an excellent report card.   Success has an important role at RIMPAC, refuelling ships from the 22 participating Pacific Rim nations and allowing them to stay […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Strike Group 11, Carrier Air Wing 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23 arrived in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, July 5 for a scheduled port visit. While in port, the Sailors will have the chance to visit the sites, shop and enjoy liberty. […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Northern Shield wrapped up earlier in September in Derby, Western Australia, with more than 1,200 troops and millions of kilograms of equipment returning to bases all over Australia. The exercise, which began in late August, was the latest major military activity to be held in the remote north-west region within the last 12 months, and tested the […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth recently prepared for its move out of the floating dock onto the hard stand prior to Intermediate Maintenance Availability (IMAV). The vessel docked at the Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility at Henderson in Western Australia on 11 August 2015. The docking is required to conduct maintenance on the ship’s underwater fittings […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates (UAE), after a scheduled port visit Sept. 4.   The visit gave Sailors an opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of the UAE. During the port visit, Sailors met the people of UAE and immersed themselves in the sights and sounds […]

  • 18 November 2011

    The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, addressed troops at RAAF Base Darwin as part of his visit to Australia. Hosted by the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, the President spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of approximately 1,800 people, consisting of Australian Defence Force personnel, U.S Marines and members of the […]

  • 30 April 2012
    Training & Education

    llegal fishing has been the focus of a joint Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Indonesian Armed Forces operation that concluded in Darwin today. The third Australian-Indonesian coordinated maritime security patrol, AUSINDO CORPAT 2012, started in Kupang, West Timor on 16 April and was held in the waters between Australia and Indonesia from 19-27 April 2012. […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy frigate FGS Hamburg entered her homeport in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on December 20 thereby concluding her duty as flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG2) during the second half of 2015. On June 25, Rear Admiral Jörg Klein (German Navy) assumed command of SNMG2 in Kiel, Germany and the German frigate FGS Hamburg […]

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

    Two Australian Defence Force (ADF) medical officers have joined the Peoples’ Liberation Army (PLA) – Navy hospital ship Peace Ark on its medical assistance mission currently under way in the South Pacific.   The deployment results from an invitation from the Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Peoples’ Republic of China, General […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), Aug. 7, while operating as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG). COMPTUEX is designed to prepare and assess Arlington and the other ships in the KSGARG […]