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  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Researchers from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have found a new use for a 90’s-designed autonomous underwater vehicle called Autonomous Mobile Periscope System (AMPS). When it came time to evaluate the Periscope Detection and Discrimination (PDD) capability, a radar interface that detects the presence of elusive diesel-electric submarines by spotting their periscope, navy engineers needed […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 January 2012
    Industry news

      The oldest naval destroyer in the world will be protected against hull corrosion by a Cathelco impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system. The ORP Blyskawica, a Grom-class destroyer which served in the Polish Navy during World War Il is currently moored in Gdynia as a museum ship. As the vessel has a length of […]

  • 29 February 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Cathelco are supplying equipment for two force projection and command vessels, BPC Mistral Class, which are being built in France for the Russian Navy. DCNS will act as the prime contractor for the warships to be constructed at St -Nazaire, the first ship due for delivery in 2014. With a displacement of 22,000 tonnes […]

  • 22 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Navy aviators from the Fleet Air Arm observed a minute of silence on the top of the 26 storey AMP Building in Circular Quay on Friday, before gearing up and abseiling off the side for charity. The 10 personnel team from HMAS Albatross removed their helmets before their descent to pay tribute to fellow ‘gentle thrill seeker’ CPOATA […]

  • 9 November 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) has supported the testing of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) off Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH), Kaneohe, Hawaii, on the Island of Oahu. In October 2018, the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at the University of Hawaii, with funding […]

  • 5 August 2011

    U.S.-flag vessel operators and allied industries engaged in domestic waterborne commerce today recognized the vital role the U.S. Coast Guard plays in keeping America’s waters safe and secure. The salute comes on the 221st anniversary of the legislation that established the Revenue Cutter Service, the forerunner of today’s U.S. Coast Guard. “The U.S. Coast Guard […]

  • 23 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Obangame Express, an exercise sponsored by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) and designed to improve regional cooperation, kicked off on March 21 with an opening ceremony in Libreville, Gabon. The annual exercise aims to enhance maritime domain awareness (MDA), information-sharing practices, and tactical interdiction expertise of Gulf of Guinea and West African nations to counter sea-based illicit […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Merseyside shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird has completed the first year of the second five-year period of its cluster contract with the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA).   Cammell Laird CEO John Syvret CBE said the first anniversary marked ‘a period of significant progress’ and added that the company would now be redoubling […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Industry news

    BIRKENHEAD (Liverpool City Region UNITED KINGDOM) shipyard and engineering service provider Cammell Laird has begun a £47m refit of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria.   The massive refit will be the biggest ever undertaken by the yard since it began its 25 year through life support ‘cluster’ contract to maintain nine of the […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Industry news

    On April 28th Fleetway and Irving Shipbuilding announced a $15 million contract to Halifax-based company Bluedrop Training & Simulation for the design of the training and simulation software for the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) vessels under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. To date, over $1 billion in AOPS contracts have been delivered to over 190 […]

  • 25 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Missile systems developer MBDA has unveiled a navalized version of the MMP 5th generation ground combat missile at Euronaval. MDBA said the decision to introduce the system follows the operational evaluation campaign carried out at the end of the summer by the French armed forces in Djibouti to confirm the reliability and operational performance of […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Defense technology company Saab has signed a contract with an unidentified navy for delivery of the multi-role naval radar Sea Giraffe AMB and associated equipment including spare parts. As informed, the work for the initial phase of the contract will be carried out during the period of 2018-2019. The contract also includes options for more than […]

  • 12 June 2018

    Offshore oil and gas systems company Forum Energy Technologies announced June 11 that it received an order from Submarine Manufacturing and Products for the delivery of a submarine rescue system to a “Far East navy”. The system to be delivered will consist of a submarine rescue vehicle (SRV), a work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and associated […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Cohort company SEA a contract to upgrade the ambient noise prediction system (ANPS) for the Royal Navy. The ANPS takes meteorological and oceanographic forecasts, together with oceanographic databases, and performs complex acoustic propagation calculations to produce regular forecasts of ambient noise conditions in the ocean. The results enable the Royal […]

  • 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 […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Kongsberg Maritime announced February 1 that it has been selected by L-3 MAPPS to provide the CCTV system for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new class of Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). L-3 MAPPS is one of the suppliers to Irving Shipbuilding, a prime contractor delivering the AOPS vessels as a part of the Canadian National Shipbuilding […]

  • 14 April 2015

    An Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named after Margaret Brooke, a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry during the Second World War. The actions followed the torpedoing and subsequent sinking of the Newfoundland ferry SS Caribou on October 14, 1942, in the  off Newfoundland. Jason Kenney, Minister of National Defence, said: Arctic/Offshore […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A number of female sailors graduating boot camp with their division on December 2 made history by becoming the first U.S. Navy sailors to graduate with the new female enlisted dress blue jumper uniform. Previously, the uniform traditionally known as the dress blue “Crackerjack” has only been worn by males, but as part of the Navy’s efforts towards […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Irving Shipbuilding Inc. ordered Integrated Platform Management System for Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). The Shipyard hired L-3 MAPPS to provide the system. L-3 MAPPS is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers for delivering the AOPS vessels as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Under this contract, L-3 MAPPS […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Industry news

    The management of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Australia (tkMSA) announced it completed the buyout of the business from its parent company. On September 1, the ownership of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Australia transferred to its management team who renamed the company to Australian Maritime Technologies Pty Ltd (AMT), returning the name by which the company was previously […]

  • 7 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    The US Military Sealift Command has selected General Electric for work on a pilot program which will help detect “performance degradation that leads to potential failure”. GE’s Predix Asset Performance Management (APM) pilot program will be used onboard two dry cargo ammunition ships, William McLean (T-AKE 12) and Medgar Evers (T-AKE13), with the aim of improving performance […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Analysis of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites during the U.S. Navy’s 2014 Ice Exercise (ICEX) shows they provided nearly 150 hours of secure data connections. This was the first time military users could transfer large megabyte data files over stable satellite connections in the arctic.   Working atop a floating ice camp above the […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Australian Maritime College recently hosted future Australian Navy autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) pilots for a two-week course in Sydney. As a first of its kind, the course was designed to prepare future AUV pilots to conduct activities as part of a new Navy counter-mine project. Conducted at HMAS Penguin’s Pittwater annex in Sydney, the course […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Eight (HSC 28) used the Baltic Sea exercise BALTOPS to test the service’s new Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) and Airborne Mine Neutralization System – Archerfish (AMNS-AF) in the region. “You should not underestimate the significance of this deployment for this squadron or naval aviation or […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Australian Maritime College is expanding its scope with the establishment of a new study center at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The College will deliver two postgraduate maritime degrees from its waterfront base at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) from February 2018, with plans for a third degree to come online in 2019. “The establishment […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Newcastle has conducted an Airborne Mine Disposal (AMD) training exercise while patrolling in the Gulf of Aden in support of Operation SLIPPER. Leading Seaman Aircrew Richard Close, who controls the aviation aspects of the training from onboard the helicopter said AMD is a method of destroying a mine by inserting Navy Clearance Divers from a helicopter […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Landing dock ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed her amphibious warfare (AMW) certification June 18 during routine operations off the coast of Japan. The AMW certification involves 18 separate events including administration and supply, small boat operations, ballasting and de-ballasting, cargo handling, crane operations, and a wide range of amphibious landing craft exercises.  “This amphibious […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canada’s defense minister has announced that the government will fund the construction of a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. The announcement was made at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax, Nova-Scotia, shipyard on Friday. “A sixth patrol ship will greatly increase the capacity of the Royal Canadian Navy to deploy AOPS simultaneously, […]