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  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S Navy concluded the active portion of the regularly-scheduled multinational exercise, Noble Dina, along with Greece and Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, April 10.   Noble Dina is a combined exercise designed to increase interoperability by developing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations, as well as promoting friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation. […]

  • 10 April 2014

    The U.S. Defense Department has committed more than $7 million over the past 30 days in support of search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Army Col. Steven Warren, a Pentagon spokesman said on Wednesday in Washington.   “This includes the cost of our ships, helicopters and planes involved in the search,” he said. […]

  • 8 April 2014

    Up to eleven military planes, three civil planes and 14 ships will assist in today’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said this morning.   AMSA has directed the search of one large search area today of approximately 77,580 square kilometres, 2268 kilometres north west of Perth.The underwater […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from several East Coast-based expeditionary commands conducted an in port maritime staff exercise onboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) March 27-31 to refine their collective ability to respond to crises.   The exercise scenario tested the group’s evaluation of, and response to, a large scale earthquake on the border of Maine and […]

  • 2 April 2014

    Up to ten planes and nine ships will assist in today’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.   The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has determined a search area of about 221,000 square kilometres,1504 kilometres North West of Perth. Nine military planes will assist in the search, while one civil jet will provide a communications […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company has achieved another significant milestone for next generation Gallium Nitride (GaN) Radio Frequency (RF) semiconductor technology.   Through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Near Junction Thermal Transport effort under the Thermal Management Technologies program, Raytheon’s team is replacing GaN’s current substrate, Silicon Carbide, with diamond, a material with 3-5X higher thermal […]

  • 1 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Service members and civilians involved in the scheduled deployment of the joint high speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) this summer to the U.S. Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations met March 25 and March 26 at Naval Station Mayport to finalize plans for the mission.   The Spearhead is a 338-foot-long […]

  • 28 March 2014
    Industry news

    The fourth submarine of the project 636 named HQ-185 Da Nang, ordered from Russia in 2009 by the Vietnam People’s Navy has been launched today at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg, Russian News Agency Itar – Tass said. The boat is scheduled to begin anchor trials tomorrow at the shipbuilder’s wharf. The Vietnamese Navy […]

  • 28 March 2014

    The search area for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has been updated after a new credible lead was provided to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).   As a result today’s search will shift to an area 1,100 kilometres to the north east based on updated advice provided by the international investigation team in Malaysia. […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S Navy began the active portion of the regularly-scheduled multinational exercise Noble Dina, along with Greece and Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, on March 26.   Noble Dina is a combined exercise designed to increase interoperability by developing individual and collective maritime proficiencies of participating nations, as well as promoting friendship, mutual understanding and […]

  • 27 March 2014

    Yesterday’s search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 did not yield results, according to an upadate provided by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).   Three objects were spotted on Wednesday by two aircraft but were not able to be relocated despite several passes. They were unrelated to the credible satellite imagery provided to AMSA. […]

  • 26 March 2014

    Canadian Ship (HMCS) Glace Bay recovered 97 bales of cocaine during a patrol in the Caribbean Basin, as part of Operation CARIBBE, on March 15, 2014.   HMCS Glace Bay, in cooperation with her embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET), identified a suspect fishing vessel while patrolling the Caribbean Sea. The USCG […]

  • 26 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training has won a USD 93 million worth modification to previously awarded contract to exercise options for production of Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) in Poland and to provide multi-year procurement funding for Aegis Weapon System (AWS) MK 7 equipment sets.   The option for Aegis Ashore assembly is […]

  • 25 March 2014

    Three Russian warships sailed through Dardanelles Strait in Turkey on Monday morning, steaming their way toward the Mediterranean Sea, according to Xinhua.   The task force is said to be comprised of large landing ships Minsk, Olenegorskiy and Kaliningrad. The ships passed the Dardanelles Strait under the escort of a Turkish Coast Guard ship and […]

  • 24 March 2014

    Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur that “based on satellite imagery, it can be confirmed that no one on board the Malaysian flight MH 370, that went missing, survived.”   Earlier today, the Australian Navy’s P3 Orion detected two objects in the southern Indian Ocean search area that […]

  • 24 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed the Black Sea, on March 21.   While in the region, Truxtun conducted port visits in Romania and Bulgaria, and executed training scenarios with both navies that included a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) at sea. The PASSEX, conducted with Romanian and Bulgarian naval forces, provided participants […]

  • 21 March 2014

    On March 15, a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment aboard her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Glace Bay, assigned to Joint Interagency Task Force South, patrolling the Caribbean Sea, identified the King Gold, a Panamanian-flagged fishing vessel suspected of smuggling drugs. The LEDET boarded the vessel, but did not find contraband onboard.   The 70-foot […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in her homeport of Gaeta, Italy, March 20, after a three-day underway, in which a number of drills and training scenarios were completed.   Evolutions accomplished included basic and advanced damage control, steering casualties, helicopter deck landing qualifications, vertical replenishment qualifications, antiterrorism and force […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company delivered its ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency, six months ahead of schedule.   AN/TPY-2 is an integral element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. It is a mobile X-band radar that helps protect civilians and […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) partnered with regional NATO allies Romania and Bulgaria for a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Black Sea, March 19, to enhance maritime capabilities between these countries.   The exercise allowed Truxtun and the Romanian navy the opportunity to conduct a series of communication drills and data-sharing exercises to improve […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s first joint, high-speed vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), participated with 12 West African and European partner nations in the fourth year of Exercise Saharan Express in the waters off West Africa, March 10-14.   Exercise Saharan Express is one of four African regional exercises, called the Express series exercises, facilitated by U.S. […]

  • 18 March 2014
    Authorities

    U.S. Coast Guard and Customs & Border Protection (CBP) worked together to track and interdict a panga boat carrying approximately 6,900 pounds of marijuana with three men onboard approximately 140 miles south of San Diego, Saturday night.   A CBP Office of Air and Marine Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) and Coast Guard air and surface […]

  • 17 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 14.   Donald Cook is the first of four destroyers to be part of the Navy’s Forward Deployed Naval […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) arrived in Bulgaria for a port visit, March 13.   Truxtun’s stay in the Black Sea will allow the ship to host an exercise planning conference with NATO allies March 15. The conference will focus on a multilateral naval exercise in the spirit of reassuring allies. “We are certainly […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Authorities

    Though drug interdiction looms large among U.S. Southern Command’s responsibilities, it isn’t the only national security role filled by the command, the Southcom commander of the US Navy told media representatives at the Pentagon.   Engagement with the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and running the Guantanamo naval base and prison in Cuba […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Industry news

    The FREMM Normandie returned to port on Saturday 8 March on the DCNS site in Lorient, at the end of its third series of sea trials.   This frigate is the second of the series ordered by the French DGA (General Directorate for Armament) for the French Navy. OCCAR is the contracting agency for the […]