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  • 31 August 2020
    Authorities, Operations, Vessels

    The US Navy, Coast Guard and U.S. law enforcement partners seized 225 kilograms of cocaine and apprehended three suspected smugglers following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast in the Caribbean Sea last Monday.

  • 12 August 2020
    Authorities, Operations, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked US Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 120 kilograms of suspected cocaine in the Caribbean Sea on July 24.

  • 22 July 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    Today, Naviris, a 50/50 owned joint venture by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and its French counterpart Naval Group, has signed a contract with Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) for a feasibility study on the mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the four Horizon-class frigates. Since its launching in January 2020, this contract is the second one Naviris […]

  • 14 July 2020

    The US Navy’s Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport, Florida, on July 11, following its maiden deployment to the US 4th Fleet area of operations.

  • 10 June 2020

    Today, the German Navy commissioned Nordrhein-Westfalen (F223), the second of four F125 Baden-Württemberg-class frigates.

  • 2 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Australia’s dedicated submarine sustainment organisation, ASC, is collaborating with Australian national science agency, CSIRO, and DMTC Limited, to pioneer the use of additive manufacturing for the repair of the six Collins-class submarines.

  • 28 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) with embarked US Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team seized over 2,700 kilograms of suspected cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean on May 16.

  • 25 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney, with an embarked US Coast Guard law enforcement detachment team, recently seized an estimated 3,000 pounds of cocaine in the eastern Pacific Ocean. In the May 14 operation, a US Navy maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the “Tridents” of Patrol Squadron 26 spotted the low-profile vessel. […]

  • 19 May 2020

    The first steel plate of the hull of the first of the French Navy’s four new logistic support ships (LSS) has been cut in a ceremony at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. The ceremony held on May 18 marked symbolically the start of the construction of the first vessel of the France’s FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program. […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) with embarked US Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) team recovered more than 3,500 pounds of marijuana on May 2. While on routine patrol approximately 15 miles northeast of Navassa Island, an embarked MH-60R Sea Hawk assigned to the “Proud Warriors” of […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Equipment & technology

    KBR has been awarded two recompete task orders totaling $140 million to support engineering and rapid prototyping efforts for the US Navy. The U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) awarded KBR these cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract. As informed, the US-based engineering, procurement and […]

  • 16 April 2020

    The construction of submarines with nuclear propulsion systems is on the agenda of the Iranian government, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was cited by semi-official Fars News Agency as saying.  Explaining that many countries in the world are using nuclear propulsion technology, Khanzadi said: “certainly, the development program of nuclear submarine propulsion is […]

  • 2 April 2020

    Apart from the two hospital ships sent to New York and Los Angeles, the US Navy is also deploying a large expeditionary medical unit from Jacksonville, Florida to fight the spread of COVID-19. The unit will be split between Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and New Orleans to expand medical capability. They will receive and treat non-COVID-19 […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Germany’s defense procurement agency BAAINBw has taken delivery of Nordrhein-Westfalen, the second F125 Baden-Württemberg-class frigate.  The newbuild was handed over to the agency by the ARGE F125 consortium at the naval base in Wilhelmshaven on March 3, 2020, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems said. Following the delivery, the “complete prerequisites for the operability of the ship” will […]

  • 3 February 2020

    The Royal Netherlands Navy’s amphibious transport ship Johan de Witt will receive a midlife upgrade (MLU) as it has almost reached the halfway point of its expected lifecycle. The upgrade will guarantee its capabilities until 2032 and keep the ship operational, Dutch shipbuilder Damen said. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and RH Marine, which specializes in […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    France’s Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered eight diving support fast boats for the French Navy.  The contract was awarded to Merré Shipyard on December 18, 2019, the country’s Ministry of Armed Forces said in a statement. The units — Vedettes de soutien à la plongée (VSP) — are slated for delivery by the end […]

  • 15 January 2020

    The Philippine Navy has deployed two ships to help repatriate Filipinos in the Middle East as tensions in the region are rising. A send-off ceremony for the landing dock BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602) and offshore patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) took place at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila, on January 14, 2020. The […]

  • 10 January 2020

    Japan revealed plans to send a warship and patrol planes to the Middle East in order to ensure the safety of Japan-affiliated vessels in the region.  The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Takanami-class destroyer Takanami (DD-110) and two Japanese Deployment Air-Force for Counter-Piracy Enforcement Forces (DAPE) P-3C maritime patrol aircraft will be deployed in the […]

  • 13 December 2019

    One person died and a dozen people have been injured after Russia’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov caught fire while undergoing repairs in Murmansk. The fire broke out in the first power unit of the eight deck in the morning hours of December 12, according to Russian news agency Tass. More than 400 workers were […]

  • 27 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar has welcomed the first members of her ship’s company. Four Royal Navy personnel joined teams from BAE, DE&S and MCTA for contractor sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. Tamar is the fourth Batch 2 River Class OPV to be built in Scotstoun, Glasgow, and has the accolade […]

  • 15 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has launched the third Daegu-class frigate for the Republic of Korea Navy. The future ROKS Seoul was launched on November 11 and is scheduled for delivery in early 2021. In addition to being the third ship in its class and the fourth ROK Navy ship to bear the […]

  • 12 November 2019

    USS Grayback (SS-208), a US Navy submarine missing for 75 years, has been found in Japanese waters. Veteran ocean explorer and Tiburon Subsea CEO Tim Taylor along with his “Lost 52 Project” team have discovered the WWII submarine wreck. The US Navy officially verified the discovery of Grayback which was made on June 5, 2019, […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    RSNS Fearless, the Republic of Singapore Navy’s eighth and final Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), has arrived at its home port ahead of an official commissioning ceremony. Fearless was delivered by ST Engineering’s Benoi Shipyard less than a year after it was launched in January this year. Designed and built locally, the Independence-class LMVs are jointly […]

  • 5 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Royal Thai Navy has awarded Austrian unmanned aerial system (UAS) manufacturer Schiebel a contract for the delivery of its CAMCOPTER S-100 UAS. The S-100 is scheduled to be deployed in 2020 to the Pakphanang District, in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat in Thailand and on the RTN frigate fleet to deliver land and […]

  • 4 November 2019

    USS Detroit’s is the first deployment of an LCS in support of operation MARTILLO.

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French naval air station Lann-Bihoué received the first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft upgraded to standard 6 in late October. Carried out by Dassault Aviation, the aircraft upgrades included the installation of a Thales Search Master with active antenna, a new Thales acoustic subsystem to gather and process signals from the air-dropped sonobuoys for […]