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  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Prior to the Chinook helicopter starting sea trials aboard the Royal Navy’s first MARS tanker, UK company SEA has performed a successful simulated flight trial. The company is providing modelling and simulation support to the UK MoD Chinook project team as a method of assessing key aircraft handling qualities. The project has involved updating the Ship/Air Interface […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth welcomed Chinook helicopters on board for the first time as she got underway from Portsmouth for her next round of trials. HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed from Portsmouth on February 2 for the first time since being officially commissioned into the Royal Navy in December. She will be launching her first helicopter trials […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has started Chinook helicopter trials for the Tide-class tankers off Portsmouth and in the Navy’s South Coast exercise areas. The trials for the largest helicopter in the UK armed forces inventory are taking place aboard RFA Tidesurge, the third of four ships in the class. The undertaking will help to write the […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The CH-47F Chinook aircraft are now cleared for take-off from Australian Navy’s landing helicopter docks as the heavy lift helicopter has completed class trials onboard HMAS Adelaide. One of two LHD ships in the Australian Navy, HMAS Adelaide embarked the helicopter in early August to assess all aspects of the ship, aircraft and equipment interface to develop […]

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Australian Navy’s Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit along with C Squadron, 5 Aviation Regiment has conducted a ‘quick look’ trial of the CH-47D Chinook onboard the Navy’s Flagship, HMAS Canberra. The trials were conducted over a week with preliminary work being conducted at HMAS Albatross and the flying trials conducted at sea on […]

  • 23 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide has been working in Tasmanian waters to conduct cold weather aspects of the first of class flight trials for the ‘big birds’ of the Army – the new Chinook CH-47F. The trials are critical for the safe operation of helicopters on board the amphibious giant. Lieutenant Tammielee […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy Sea Harrier short take-off and vertical landing jet fighter made one last flight in preparation for its final mission. While it did not fly under its own power, it was still quite a sight seeing the aircraft slung beneath an RAF Chinook. A specialist team of RAF and RN engineers, plus the […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth entered Portsmouth on February 27, wrapping up her first of class rotary wing trials in the Atlantic. A team of 56 aircrew, analysts and engineers from the Air Test and Evaluation Centre (ATEC) at MOD Boscombe Down have been onboard the aircraft carrier for the past month with […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Warships, helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft from New Zealand, Pakistan, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces during Operation ‘Eureka’, a Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) counter-terrorism operation conducted in late February in the Northern Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman. Similar to previous CTF-150 operations, Operation Eureka demonstrated the international resolve […]

  • 11 August 2011

    The Taliban insurgents who shot down a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan, leaving 30 American troops dead, have been hunted down and killed in an air strike, a U.S. commander said Aug. 10. Gen. John Allen, the new chief of U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that “at approximately midnight on 8 August, […]

  • 26 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy landing ship HMAS Choules recently welcomed the Army’s CH-47F Chinook helicopter aboard for its first of class flight trials. Elements from the Australian Army’s 5th Aviation Regiment and the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit embarked Choules for the duration of the flight trials. The CH-47F conducted 206 launches and flew for a […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence has delivered some of the most technologically advanced and well supported helicopter fleets in the world over the last year. In the last 12 months, the Merlin Mk2, Puma Mk2, Chinook Mk6 and both the Royal Navy and British Army Wildcats have all been declared ready for operational use. As […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The amphibious dock landing ship, USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AAB), 2nd Marine Division (MARDIV), operated with Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) during exercise Keen Sword, Nov. 11-12. Keen Sword is a bilateral amphibious training exercise conducted with JSDF designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability. This portion of the […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    2017 will be a busy year for the Royal Australian Navy’s aircraft maintenance and flight trials unit which has seven first of class flight trials scheduled before September. The unit, along with Royal Australian Air Force’s aircraft research and development unit, and Army aviation test and evaluation squadron represents the Australian Defence Force’s core test and evaluation […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy Fleet flagship HMS Ocean has arrived in Toulon, France, for final preparations ahead of Exercise Corsican Lion. The exercise, part of the Royal Navy’s Cougar 15 deployment, provides an ideal opportunity to showcase the ship’s role as an amphibious assault ship. HMS Ocean carries the UK’s high readiness Lead Commando Group, from 45 […]

  • 4 April 2014

    After preparations onboard HMS Illustrious, new Merlin Mk 2 helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron are at the heart of Exercise Joint Warrior, now ending its first week in Scottish waters.   The Merlins are taking part in the largest naval war game of the year in European waters, involving ships, submarines, aircraft and marines […]

  • 2 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Eleven months after 846 Naval Air Squadron reformed with the Merlin Mk3 helicopter, the crews completed their Deck Landing qualifications on the Royal Fleet Auxilary (RFA) Argus. For a number of 846 NAS aircrew this was the first time in over three years they had operated with a ship due to being on exchange with […]

  • 9 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

      Being a critical element of Australia’s national security, submarines will see a future development within the framework of the 2012-2013 budget, since the Federal Government decided to allocate $214m for the next stage of the future submarine project. The Government announced that a number of projects will be progressed in order to improve the […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s amphibious helicopter platform, has sailed from Devonport to take part in Exercise Trident Juncture, the largest NATO exercise since 2002. Carrying Royal Marines from 45 Commando and Merlin, Apache and Chinook helicopters from the Fleet Air Arm, Army Air Corps and RAF, the ship will take her place in a task […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The UK Ministry of Defence is investing £80 million in new world-class equipment to help train the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy helicopter pilots and rear crews of the future. A £51 million contract with Lockheed Martin UK will support Chinook Mk 6 training and a £29 million contract has been awarded to AgustaWestland to […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy Merlin Mk 2 helicopter from 814 Naval Air Squadron – ‘The Flying Tigers’ – has spent a weekend on show to the German public at the annual Kiel Week, after a multinational exercise in the Baltic. Embarked in HMS Ocean for Exercise Baltic Operations 2016 (BALTOPS), the Grey Maritime Merlin has proved […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Industry news

    Israel-based ballistic protection company Plasan will be delivering armoring solutions for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates, the company announced on Thursday. Plasan received the armoring contract from BAE Systems, the main contractor for the Type 26 program. The frigates are to be built at BAE Systems’ Glasgow shipyard where the first three vessels […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean returned home to naval base Devonport on December 19, concluding her final deployment as a commissioned Royal Navy ship. The ship was scheduled to enter Devonport on December 20, welcomed by families and friends, but a forecast of thick fog brought her final operational homecoming forward by a day. Ocean, […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The names of all eight Type 26 frigates to be built for the Royal Navy have been revealed as the UK defense secretary announced HMS Edinburgh as the final name in the class. HMS Edinburgh will be the seventh Type 26 frigate and the seventh Royal Navy ship to bear the name. The last HMS […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy’s hydrographic ship HMAS Melville rescued over 400 stranded guests and staff from Daydream Island off Queensland, after tropical cyclone Debbie hit the region. The hydrographic ship was operating near Townsville when the cyclone hit the Whitsunday Islands, and followed the tail end of the system through rough seas as Debbie headed south. Melville’s commanding officer, […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus departed Falmouth Docks and started a busy training programme on January 23 under the command of Captain Peter N Selby.  Having completed a scheduled maintenance period (SMP) at A & P Falmouth, she began deck landing training (DLT) with 845 Squadron right away. On the 25th of January she topped […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean departed Gibraltar on Tuesday afternoon heading for the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean where it will deliver emergency supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma. During her time alongside in Gibraltar HMS Ocean loaded over 200 pallets of aid which included items such as timber, buckets, bottled water, bedding, clothing as […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Fleet Flagship of the Royal UK Navy, HMS Bulwark, sailed from Plymouth yesterday (Tuesday) to lead the Royal Navy’s major amphibious deployment, Cougar 14.   The amphibious command and control ship, carrying Royal Marines and a range of all-terrain vehicles, will be joined by recently refurbished HMS Ocean and other ships from the UK’s […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    RFA Tideforce, the final of four Tide-class tankers being built for the UK in South Korea, was named on January 24 in a ceremony at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard in South Korea. The ceremony was attended by Royal Marine General Gordon Messenger, British ambassador to Republic of Korea Charles Hay and a […]