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  • 5 September 2018

    Australia plans to establish a center for strategic analysis of information to help strengthen maritime domain awareness and provide security alerts and advice for Pacific security agencies. The Pacific Fusion Centre was announced by Marise Payne, Australian foreign affairs minister, during the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru on September 5. As informed, the center will fuse information […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Industry news

    Navantia Australia announced it has formally opened its Naval Design and Engineering Centre in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. The opening ceremony took place on April 24, with Victorian defense industry advocate, Greg Combet, Navantia’s global chairman Esteban Vilasanchez and Navantia Australia chairman Warren King in attendance. Navantia says the facility would complement its Adelaide operations and […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The Netherlands-Belgian Operational School has opened its doors at the naval port in Den Helder. This binational centre of expertise conducts 170 different maritime training courses every year, with 2,500 to 3,000 attendees from the Netherlands and abroad. The school offers many state-of-the-art facilities, including a large multifunctional room, where students can work out tactical […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK Minister for Portsmouth Matthew Hancock opened a new £4 million centre for research into unmanned autonomous boats, submarines and other vessels on November 17. This market is estimated to be worth £9 billion each year over the next 8 years. The Centre for Maritime Intelligence Systems (CMIS) was announced by the Prime Minister in […]

  • 23 June 2016

    The team on the Royal Navy’s largest survey ship HMS Scott were asked to help experts from the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton with one of its scientific buoys over the Porcupine Abyssal Plain. The center receives daily data from a series of buoys in the Atlantic some 300 miles southwest of the tip of […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Training & Education

    A new medical simulation centre to benefit medical training for LHD conditions was opened at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School at HMAS Penguin by the Director General Health Capability and Director General Navy Health Service, Commodore Elizabeth Rushbrook, on Monday 19 August. Now the largest and most modern of the three simulation units, the centre is […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    German authorities have received a new centre that will allow a number of authorities to work together, integrated into the Maritime Safety and Security Centre. The centre was officially opened during a ceremony in Cuxhaven on February 9. The Maritime Safety and Security Centre has been acting as the communication and cooperation network for the operational forces […]

  • 27 December 2012

    All 22 hostages from the MV Iceberg 1 have now been released from pirate captivity. They had been held since the Iceberg 1 was pirated on 29 March 2010, a period of two years and nine months. The former hostages are now recovering from their ordeal and are receiving food and medical care. On 21 […]

  • 12 October 2012
    Industry news

    The commanding officer of the new facility that are being built for the Royal Navy’s fleet of landing craft, hovercraft and fast offshore raiding craft has hailed it as a fantastic site. This part of the Devonport Landing Craft Collocation Project is a £30.2 million project located within HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth and will […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Cammell Laird has completed its first centre blocks for a second aircraft carrier set to become the centrepiece of Britain’s military capability. The Birkenhead marine and engineering services company has fabricated and outfitted two blocks for the new PRINCE OF WALES aircraft carrier, which are being transported by sea to the Rosyth shipyard in Scotland. […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Trainee submariners passing through their dedicated school at HMS Raleigh now earn a qualification recognised by industry should they leave the Silent Service. The RN Submarine School has become the first Armed Forces training school to be recognised as an ‘approved centre’ for the instruction it delivers. Training provided to new ‘deeps’ at the RN […]

  • 13 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir George Zambellas, has visited a facility in Portsmouth dedicated to the advancement of maritime technology. Adm Zambellas visited the Centre for Maritime Intelligent Systems (CMIS), in Portsdown Technology Park, to see some of the cutting edge technology focussed on using unmanned boats, underwater vehicles and aircraft in a maritime […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The number of reported attacks and suspicious activity is down over the last week.  This decrease in reports may be due in part, to an improved understanding of the operating environment as ship’s masters and security teams continue to transit the region.  Another factor could be the recent meetings between industry and military organizations which provided opportunities to increase the level […]

  • 3 June 2015

    On Friday, 29 May 2015 the Chief of the South African Navy, Vice Admiral M.S. Hlongwane, cut the ribbon as a symbol to officially open the Simulation Centre at SAS SIMONSBERG (Maritime Warfare Training Centre). The SA Navy embarked on a joint venture with industry to enhance Naval training with the opening of a cutting […]

  • 9 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      Weather prediction, a vital factor in Naval operations planning, received a fillip on 6 September, 2013 with the inauguration of Indian Naval Meteorological Analysis Centre (INMAC) at the Naval Base Kochi. Vice Admiral Pradip Kumar Chatterjee, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff inaugurated the modern facility in the presence of Vice Admiral Satish Soni, Flag […]

  • 9 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMS Northumberland spent a day helping to revamp a community centre in Tanzania during a break from anti-piracy patrols. Members of the Kigamboni showed their appreciation for the frigate’s efforts at the day’s end by performing a stunning acrobatic dance. During a break from anti-piracy and maritime security operations off the east coast […]

  • 9 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The Royal Navy will be taking centre stage in the international spectacular – the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo – from Friday (5th August) to 27th August. A worldwide audience of millions (218,425 watching the live show in Edinburgh and a TV audience judged at over 100 million) for the spectacular event will see the […]

  • 10 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has opened its first-ever US Defence Operations Centre in Indianapolis to enhance service and technical support for US defence customers. The Defence Operations Centre will provide round-the-clock response for customers in the field to speed support and technical assistance for engine-related issues. Paul Craig, Rolls-Royce, President – Defence Services, […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    The training centre was officially opened at Horsea Island on February 22, to give current and future Navy personnel the best preparation if the worst thing were to ever happen at sea. The centre was opened by Commodore Adrian Nance Royal Navy (Retired) and his wife Mrs Barbara Nance. It was a poignant moment for […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Marines small craft training squadron will be arriving at a new multi-million pound amphibious centre in the South West next week. The unit of specialist amphibious assault troops (10 Landing Craft) Training Squadron Royal Marines and craft is moving permanently from its base at Royal Marines Poole to Royal Marines Tamar in HM […]

  • 28 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HRH the Duke of York visited Devonport Naval Base on Friday 25 October to open a new education and resettlement centre for sailors, their families and civilians. The Duke unveiled a plaque at the Education and Resettlement Centre and spoke to several servicemen and women already benefiting from the facility. The centre, housed in a […]

  • 19 May 2011
    Industry news

      General Dynamics Canada, a pioneer in the development of underwater acoustic processing systems, today announced the creation of a new Underwater Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (UW ISR) Centre of Excellence. The latest in a series of initiatives made to reinforce General Dynamics Canada’s underwater ISR technical and product leadership, the Centre is designed to […]

  • 14 March 2012
    Research & Development

    ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a world leading provider of naval electronic systems, has founded a Naval Support Centre (NSC) in Thailand in order to support the Royal Thai Navy. This ATLAS NAVAL SUPPORT CENTRE is a joint venture company with strong Thai shareholding. Based on the good and trustful cooperation with Suprom Chaiyakul of Prompaiboon Associates, this […]

  • 27 June 2013

    During the past week the NATO Shipping Centre received reports on two incidents involving fishing vessels in the High Risk Area. The first is a report of a pirated fishing vessel, while the second incident appears to be a SOLAS related accident. The first report confirms that pirates continue to display both a capability and […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new centre containing facilities to support the British Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers is nearing completion at Portsmouth Naval Base. Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans visited Portsmouth Naval Base to see how it is preparing to accommodate the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers. The Queen Elizabeth Class Centre of Specialisation […]

  • 16 February 2012
    Industry news

    A new state of the art global anti-piracy centre has been unveiled in Portsmouth, helping Shipowners and Charterers to save hundreds of thousands of pounds on Maritime Security. The centre opens one week before senior representatives from around the world arrive in the UK to discuss breaking the piracy business model in Somalia. “We expect […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    On Wednesday,  June 23 His Excellency Ismail Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti, attended the opening of the new Djiboutian Naval Operations Centre. Djiboutian military and civilian authorities were present, along with representatives from the USA and France, who provided support to Djibouti for the building and fitting of the operations centre. The […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Work has begun on a new £2.4m Royal Navy Sea Survival Training Centre at Horsea Island, Portsmouth. The project will replace the old facility established in 1982 following the introduction of a statutory requirement for all Royal Navy personnel to undertake regular training in ship abandonment and sea survival procedures. During the Falklands conflict, […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Industry news

      In order to strengthen its knowledge and expertise regarding cyber threats, the Netherlands Defence organisation has joined the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. The official membership ceremony was held in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, on 24 April. The Netherlands is the eleventh nation to join the centre, which was established in […]