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  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Mexican Navy commissioned the offshore patrol vessel ARM Chiapas and logistic support support ship ARM Isla Maria Madre during a ceremony on November 23. The two new vessels were commissioned in the presence of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and the secretary of the Mexican Navy, Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz. ARM Chiapas is the fifth Oaxaca-class patrol vessel and […]

  • 30 December 2019

    Mexican Navy’s POLA-class ARM Reformador, the Mexican equivalent of Damen’s SIGMA Frigate 10514, has completed sea trials, Dutch shipbuilding group Damen said. The program of sea trials included testing of platform and combat systems in addition to training of Mexican Navy crews. Damen said that the completion of these sea trials indicates how the project […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Mexican Navy tall ship ARM Cuauhtémoc is set to visit New London, USA, May 2 – 6. The ship set out on a journey that will include stops in 13 countries, including the U.S., Canada and Europe. A 270-foot (82 meters) barque built in 1982, the Cuauhtémoc serves as a training ship for the Mexican […]

  • 20 September 2019

    The Norwegian Armed Forces Logistics Organization (FLO) has awarded a framework contract to Endúr Maritime for supplementary maintenance assignments at the naval base Haakonsvern in Bergen. Specifically, the contract comprises maintenance services and alteration work for all vessel classes the navy base at Haakonsvern has or will receive during the framework agreement period. This includes […]

  • 7 March 2019

    Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria has awarded Rolls-Royce a contract for the supply of a marine propulsion package for the new offshore patrol vessel being built for the Armed Forces of Malta. The 1800-ton, 74.8-meter, twin-screw vessel will get a pair of PROMAS controllable pitch propellers and rudders, SC722 FCP steering gear, a TT1300 bow […]

  • 12 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Indian Navy launched a massive search operation for a Mexican cadet who reportedly fell overboard from the Mexican sail training ship STS Cuahtemoc off Goa, on June 11. The navy even launched P8I maritime patrol aircraft for search and rescue operations on June 11 and 12. The search is still ongoing and initial reports […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico has launched the final of eight Oaxaca-class patrol ships to be built for the Armada de México. Launched on July 20, the vessel was named Tabasco, with hull number P-168. The Mexican Navy noted that in comparison with its predecessors, Tabasco features improvements to its stability and […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Navy officers recently got a one of a kind opportunity to become first British sailors to sail with the Mexican Navy when they were invited aboard the tall ship ARM Cuauhtémoc. The officers from the River- class offshore patrol vessel HMS Tyne became the first ones to sail with the ship on part of her […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Industry news, Vessels

    On November 27, 2017, Fincantieri delivered Offshore Patrol Vessel P61 to the Armed Forces of Malta, following upgrading activities carried out at the Group’s drydocking facility within the Port of Genoa. The aim of the works, which lasted about 6 months, was to improve the reaction capability of the vessel. The upgrade included the installation […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Mexican Navy has launched the eighth Tenochtitlan-class patrol vessel ARM Monte Albán (PC-338) during a ceremony held at the Navy’s Astimar 1 yard in Tampico on July 11. Monte Albán is one of the twenty patrol vessels the Navy intends to operate in its maritime zones conducting surveillance operations, interdiction, search and rescue operations and combating illegal activities at […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Mexican Navy floated out the SIGMA design-based long-range off-shore patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance – POLA) in a ceremony in Oaxaca on November 23. The launch ceremony of ARM Reformador – as the vessel is named – coincided with Mexican Navy Day. The 107-meter ship was floated out with a Sikorsky helicopter on board and […]

  • 15 September 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

      Over 1,100 companies from 35 countries participate in the DSEi 2011 international defense systems and equipment exhibition taking place in London in Sept 13-16, said a representative of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC). The show is held in ExCeL exhibition center. “Over 1,100 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their participation. […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Training & Education

    In yet another step toward becoming a fully mission-capable aircraft carrier, Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) weapons department worked around-the-clock Feb. 17-18, making her a warship poised to do the nation’s tasking. “A weapons onload is when we receive the ammunition the ship requires to be combat-ready from an […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto commissioned the Mexican Navy’s tenth Tenochtitlan-class patrol vessel ARM Chichen Itza (PC 340) in a ceremony on November 6. The ship was built at the Mexican Navy yard in Tampico (ASTIMAR 1) and launched in June 2017. The 42-meter patrol vessels are based on the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 design for which the […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Mexican Navy has launched a new, Astimar-built, logistic support ship, the ARM Isla María Madre (BAL-11). The 53-meter ship will be used to transport people and goods to and from the Islas Marías Federal Penal Colony located in the Marías Islands archipelago. BAL-11 was launched May 27, 2016, at the Port of Guaymas, Sonora, by Claudia Pavlovich […]

  • 10 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Mexican Navy informed through social media that it has launched PO-166 Hidalgo, the seventh of eight Oaxaca-class offshore patrol vessels constructed by the Mexican Secretariat of the Navy (SEMAR). The launching ceremony took place August 9 at the Astilleros de Marina No 20 (ASTIMAR 20) shipyard located at the Salina Cruz port in the […]

  • 10 February 2020

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered the long-range ocean patrol (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance – POLA) class vessel, ARM Reformador, to the Mexican Navy. A ceremony marking final acceptance and delivery of the newbuild has been held by the Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (SEMAR). Speaking at the ceremony, Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán, […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Marines and sailors from the Bonhomme Richard expeditionary strike group (ESG) are scheduled to take part in a joint exercise with the Armed Forces of the Philippines which is set to start next week. The 33rd iteration of the Philippines amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX 33) will take place on multiple locations in Luzon and Palawan between […]

  • 5 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy intercepted on March 28 a dhow carrying a large amount of weapons which the United States estimate to have originated in Iran and was likely bound for Iran. The Coastal Patrol ship USS Sirocco, operating as part of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, intercepted and seized the shipment of weapons hidden aboard a […]

  • 21 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Dutch and Australian armed forces are looking into ways to intensify their cooperation with regard to cyber warfare, submarines and the F-35. This was announced during the visit to Australia by the Netherlands Chief of Defence, General Peter van Uhm. “Due, among other things, to the strategic position of Australia with regard to Asia, […]

  • 6 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) conducted small arms qualification training at the Naval Air Station North Island small arms range in San Diego, Sept. 4. New arrivals and many of the existing crew assigned to Preble participated in the Navy Handgun Qualification Course (NHQC) and Practical Weapons Course (PWC) to […]

  • 4 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Philippine armed forces are hosting this year’s Balikatan which is set to run from April 4 – 16 in the province of Antique, Philippines. Balikatan is an annual multi-layered exercise between the Philippines and the U.S. Pacific Command which spans humanitarian and civic assistance events, and joint field training exercises. The Australian department of defense also […]

  • 5 October 2011

      Cyprus is preparing legislation that will allow armed guards to board merchant ships to protect the crew, vessel and cargo from pirate attacks. Details of the new law will be discussed at the “Maritime Cyprus 2011” conference in Limassol that started on Monday where some 700 delegates also debated on trade issues such as […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Winnipeg is patroling in the Eastern Pacific as part of Operation CARIBBE 2015, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean. HMCS Winnipeg’s deployment marks the beginning of several naval and air deployments under Operation CARIBBE scheduled for 2015.The Canadian Armed Forces […]

  • 3 October 2014

    HMS Defender has hosted representatives from the Qatari Armed Forces during a recent visit to Doha, Qatar. The Type 45 Destroyer, one of the most advanced warships ever built for the Royal UK Navy, welcomed officers from the Navy, Army and Air Force. Senior representatives from the Gulf nation’s Armed Forces took the opportunity to […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 40,000 active-duty service members, retirees and civilians from the Pacific Northwest gathered in Bremerton, Wash. to watch the 65th annual Armed Forces Day Parade May 18. The parade was presented by the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce as part of the city’s Armed Forces Festival to pay tribute to all veterans past and present. […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Armed Forces of Malta awarded the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri a contract for upgrade works on their offshore patrol vessel P61. The P61 was built by Fincantieri ten years ago based on the design of Italian Coast Guard’s Diciotti-class patrol boat. The contract was signed by Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi, Commander of the Armed Forces of […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      Russian government will continue to appropriate considerable funds for arms procurement, but foreign weapons won’t be purchased in series, reported Interfax referring to Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. According to him, arms would be imported just “to understand what foreign armies are equipped with”. “We will buy foreign weapons, but in quite limited volumes, singular […]

  • 18 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Mexican Navy has launched their seventh Tenochtitlan-class patrol vessel ARM Tulum (PC-337) during a ceremony held at the Navy’s Astimar 1 yard in Tampico on February 11. The latest addition to the fleet will have the task of conducting surveillance operations, interdiction, search and rescue operations and combating illegal activities at sea in the Mexican maritime zones. […]