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  • 28 September 2015
    Training & Education

    HMS Bulwark, together with helicopters from HMS Ocean, and elements of The Royal Marines, has been practicing amphibious landings in Cornwall. The elements have landed ashore via landing craft and helicopter at Tregantle fort in a demonstration of capability. These elements form part of the Joint Expeditionary Force (Maritime) – the UK’s very high readiness task […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In 2015 Swedish Navy joined an organization called the European Amphibious Initiative (EAI) formed by five EU nations in 2000. The initiators were France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The aim of this organization is to strengthen the interoperability of European forces and optimize and improve European amphibious operations capabilities through training and exercises. […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Adelaide has completed Exercise Sea Explorer off the North Queensland coast, continuing her integration into the Amphibious Ready Element. Adelaide embarked an additional 800 personnel at the beginning of the exercise, including Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment and Royal Australian Air Force elements. The ship conducted a range of training exercises to […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities

    Australia’s newest military capability, the Amphibious Ready Element, is preparing to demonstrate its capacity in waters off the North Queensland coast. Townsville-based 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment with MRH-90 helicopters from the 16th Aviation Brigade will combine with the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra and Air Force assets to conduct a series of amphibious training […]

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities

    Australia’s New Defense Minister, Senator Marise Payne, made her first official visit to a Defense unit on September 25, embarking in HMAS Canberra in Far North Queensland. Along with Chief of Defense, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, Defense Secretary Dennis Richardson and Service Chiefs, Senator Payne visited the Amphibious Ready Element and met with some of the sailors, airmen and airwomen training […]

  • 18 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A force of four ships, three British, one French, used their helicopters and landing craft to evacuate civilians from a ‘war-torn’ Mediterranean island in a mock humanitarian crisis during Exercise Corsican Lion. For the past week, more than 2,000 British and French sailors, soldiers, airmen and marines have been engaged on Exercise Corsican Lion which […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    After spending a year in the harbor conducting major shipyard maintenance, U.S. Navy’s Amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) completed sea trials February 1. Sea trials are conducted after ships complete major shipyard maintenance and tests the ship’s systems and to make sure the ship is ready for deployment. The ship’s repair officer, Chief […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships and personnel from eight European countries are set to begin the second European amphibious exercise Emerald Move 2016 (ERMO) off the coast of the Italian island of Sardinia on Monday, October 3. The ERMO 16 is an undertaking of the European Amphibious Initiative (EAI), an organization which aims to strengthen the interoperability of European forces and […]

  • 19 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Marines and amphibious forces were joined by armed forces of the United Arab Emirates on October 15 to start a two-week amphibious exercise called Iron Magic. Iron Magic enables regional partners to coordinate amphibious landing, infantry training, military operations in urban terrain (MOUT), mechanized assault and maneuver, life fire, helicopter assault and internal security training […]

  • 2 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship, USS Germantown (LSD 42) returned to White Beach, Okinawa after completing III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) exercise Blue Chromite 16. The operations were a combined effort that included 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines attached to the 4th Marine Regiment embarked aboard Germantown. This was the second consecutive year that Germantown participated […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    European naval ships and personnel spent the last two weeks honing their amphibious assault skills during the Italian-hosted Emerald Move 2016 which concluded today. Emerald Move is organized by the European Amphibious Initiative (EAI) while the Italian Navy was in command of the 2016 edition of the exercise for this year. About 4000 men and women […]

  • 18 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Marines from four nations came together during BALTOPS from June 7-17. U.S. Marines and partner nations integrated to practice expeditionary, ship-to-shore assaults to enhance their capability to work together as a combined amphibious force. Amphibious drills give each nation’s Marines the opportunity to improve their expeditionary warfare skills together as a NATO force. BALTOPS is […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter ship HMAS Canberra recently demonstrated its amphibious capabilities to the latest group of trainee sailors when it used its landing craft to transport personnel accross Western Port Bay, Victoria. The landing craft from Canberra that were used for the exercise gave new sailors a taste of life on board one […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Taking charge of the largest amphibious assault conducted by an Australian force in 70 years as part of exercise Talisman Saber presented an opportunity to shine for the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters. The assault, led from amphibious asssault ship HMAS Canberra, was a significant milestone in the Australian Defence Force’s development of a high end amphibious […]

  • 19 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Bataan amphibious readiness group (ARG) completed its ARG/marine expeditionary unit exercise (ARG/MEUEX) on December 19. During exercises like these, ship crews and defense forces personnel get the opportunity to improve cohesiveness and strategies developed during previous underway periods and training evolutions. The Bataan ARG is made up of commander amphibious squadron (COMPHIBRON) 8, […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Exercise Sea Lion 2013 has entered a critical phase with the go ahead being given for the Amphibious Task Force to rehearse evacuation of Australian citizens and foreign nationals from the troubled Tropicana Enclave. For the sake of the exercise, the country of “Tropicana”, located on the northern coast of Queensland, is experiencing extreme civil […]

  • 11 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), began Certification Exercise (CERTEX), Sept. 10, during a scheduled deployment. CERTEX is an evaluated event that focuses on the 31st MEU capability of conducting vital missions such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations or non-combatant evacuation operations with the […]

  • 6 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced December 4 that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $200 million, advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy for LPD 28, the 12th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class.  The funds will be used to purchase long-lead-time material and major equipment, including main […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Industry news

    Nearly 1,800 guests attended the christening of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ ninth amphibious transport dock, Somerset (LPD 25), at the company’s Avondale shipyard. LPD 25 is named to honor the courage of the passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa. “We thank […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. and Japan Self Defense Force service members are set to carry out amphibious operations off of Guam and Tinian during a bilateral U.S. – Japan training exercise called Keen Sword. U.S. Navy and Marine Corps units and personnel will combine with Japanese Self Defense Force units to conduct a range of amphibious missions between […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Vessels

    China is moving forward with its efforts to expand navy capabilities as the country launched its second amphibious assault ship.  The launching ceremony for the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) being built for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) took place at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard on April 22, part of the China State Shipbuilding […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO and partner nations conducted an amphibious landing rehearsal, June 13 during BALTOPS 2015. The landing was a rehearsal for the main event happening in Ustka, Poland, June 17. The troops arrived to shore via the U.S. Navy’s Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), the U.K. Royal Navy’s Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel (LCVP), the Finnish Marine […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy Marine Corps recently practiced amphibious operations with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship LHD Juan Carlos I and the Galicia-class landing platform dock LPD Castilla. The amphibious exercise, named ADELFIBEX-61, was conducted off the Gulf of Cadiz and the Spanish Naval Base Rota. This basic exercise was designed to train Spanish Navy amphibious units in […]

  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy amphibious ready group (ARG) assembled around amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) has completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. For the Bataan ARG, SWATT provided an important transition from single ship operations to multi-ship, aircraft, and landing craft operations in scenarios that spanned multiple warfare areas. SWATTs […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) wrapped up a series of strategic amphibious exercises with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as part of the Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX). Major Ben Reid, Commander of Special Forces Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, embarked aboard Germantown […]

  • 15 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) departed San Diego for deployment Monday, Nov. 14. USS Makin Island (LHD 8), one of the Navy’s newest, and most efficient amphibious assault ships, makes its maiden deployment as the flag ship for Amphibious Squadron 5 and the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit​ (MEU). Makin Island is the first […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    More than 120 Army personnel from across 1 Brigade have joined forces in Hawaii to form the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team for exercise Rim of the Pacific 2014 (RIMPAC) – the world’s largest naval exercise.   The soldiers, drawn from C Company – 5th Royal Australian Regiment, 8/12 Regt, RAA and Headquarters 1 Brigade, […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The ship’s company of NUSHIP Canberra recently had the opportunity to hear about amphibious operations from some international officers with first hand experience.   On May 26, Colonel John Mayer of the United States Marine Corps and Colonel Jim Hutton of the Royal Marines delivered a presentation to NUSHIP Canberra on the capabilities and roles […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) is participating in Exercise CONTEX/PHIBEX15 (CTX/PHI 15), a Portuguese Navy-led joint, multinational maritime exercise designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability. CONTEX/PHIBEX15, which runs through the end of the week, involves the training of naval forces supporting amphibious operations in a highly demanding and complex scenario. The exercise involves 20 […]