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  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy recently put together an entire strike group to test the group’s gun weapon systems, combat systems, and unmanned vehicles’ interoperability with surface and air assets while firing on targets at the 2016 USS Dahlgren demonstration on August 30. According to the Navy, this was the first time an entire Navy strike group was brought […]

  • 24 September 2018

    The US Navy disestablished its two combat camera units in two separate ceremonies in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, California, on September 21. After 67 years of service, both Expeditionary Combat Camera (ECC) and Fleet Combat Camera Pacific (FCCP) officially disestablish Oct. 1, 2018 as part of an overall cost savings measure. The commemorative events […]

  • 23 July 2018

    The US Navy will disestablish its combat camera units on Sept. 30, 2018, after 67 years of service to the navy and defense department. The move is part of an effort to cut costs amid budget constrains, according to a Navy Times report. Thousands of US Navy Combat photographers who have recorded historical events from […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy confirmed February 4 that it performed four flight tests of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) off the Hawaiian coast between January 11 and 22. These tests, designated Alpha, Bravo, Delta, and Golf, are part of the SM-6 Blk I Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) events planned to assess […]

  • 20 February 2020
    Industry news

    Last week, ground was broken on a new expansion to Rolls-Royce’s Centre of Excellence for Naval Handling equipment in Peterborough, Ontario. The company welcomed Minister Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, Dave Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament, and Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien to break ground on the new facility. “We are pleased to welcome Minister […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Ocean has become the first Royal UK Navy warship to be operationally deployed with new state of the art computing equipment, known as Shared Infrastructure, demonstrating a step-change in ship technology. Developed by engineers at BAE Systems in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems team, Shared Infrastructure is an innovative […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government has extended the deadline for Canadian Surface Combatant bidders who previously said they didn’t have enough time to prepare. This is second time the submission deadline is postponed after the original April 27, 2017, deadline was moved to June 22, 2017. The current deadline is expected to be no sooner than mid-August 2017. The […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have entered a teaming agreement to partner on the Multi-mission Combat Ship (MCS), which is based on a DSME hull design and intended for the corvette market. The multi-mission ship is based on the Freedom-variant littoral combat ships Lockheed Martin is building for the U.S. Navy. Unlike […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Northern Fleet (NF) surface attack group started holding combat drills and interaction at naval ranges in the Barents Sea… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 13, 2012; Image: Nashflot

  • 12 January 2016
    Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) certified the latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System – called Baseline 9.C1 – for the U.S. destroyer fleet. The Aegis baseline, built by Lockheed Martin offers advanced defense capabilities and enhanced integration with other systems external to the ship. “The Aegis Combat System Baseline 9.C1 offers […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s third Astute-class submarine HMS Artful test fired its Common Combat System which will be used in the RN submarine fleet in the future. Using a Spearfish torpedo for the test, the system was able to interpret sonar readings, and then attack a moving target with a practice weapon. The CCS was completed ahead of time so […]

  • 5 March 2020
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year USD 188.2 million contract to provide the US Navy’s AEGIS Technical Representative (AEGIS TECHREP) organization with critical large-scale system engineering, integration, and testing expertise for the AEGIS weapons and combat systems aboard US Navy surface combatant ships. As part of the deal, BAE Systems will provide the US […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran visited Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), Oct. 23. CNP visited NECC to tour its facilities and familiarize himself with the Navy’s expeditionary forces and their capabilities. The tour showcased NECC’s assets and provided Moran with an opportunity to interact with the Sailors who make the […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, April 30. The delivery marks the official transfer of LCS-16 from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for late 2018 […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC), which manages and operates Fire Controlman (FC) “C” school, recently hosted the FC Combat Systems Strategic Training Ratings Review (CSSTRR) at Vista Point Catering and Conference Center onboard Naval Station Norfolk, March 31 to April 2. Twenty U.S. Navy commands and four ships, including USS Mahan (DDG 72), USS […]

  • 31 March 2020

    Ecuador’s Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos EP (ASTINAVE EP) shipyard has selected Fassmer’s MPV70 MKII design for the Armada del Ecuador new multipurpose combat vessel program. As informed, the vessel will be built by ASTINAVE EP in Guayaquil with design, engineering, technical support and material packages from Fassmer. The MPV70 MKII is part of a family of […]

  • 14 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS St. Louis (LCS 19), during a ceremony in Marinette, Wisconsin, on December 15. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, honors Missouri’s major port city along the Mississippi River. “The future USS St. Louis honors not just the great city of St. […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Equipment & technology

    With destroyer NUSHIP Hobart set to commence contractor sea trials next month before being delivered to the Royal Australian Navy next year, many of the growing number of the ship’s company have already undertaken AEGIS combat system training in the United States. Some of them were able to hone these skills onboard a US Navy […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. government approved a possible sale of four Lockheed Martin Corp multi-mission warships to Saudi Arabia, October 20. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified the U.S. Congress about the possible sale of a derivative of the US Navy’s Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ships, made by Lockheed Martin, and program office support to Saudi Arabia on Oct 19. […]

  • 24 February 2011

      The vice president and general manager of General Dynamics’ Pittsfield facility said on Wednesday that the company’s new combat ship contrac… By Tony Dobrowolski (berkshireeagle) [mappress] Source: berkshireeagle, February 24, 2011; 

  • 27 October 2011
    Training & Education

    Twenty-eight members of the Australian navy, army, and air force visited Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Oct. 24. Australian Forces met with Sailors from the expeditionary community to see how they operate and to learn about NECC capabilities. “We wanted to visit NECC as part of our Australian Command and Staff course,” said Australian navy […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command, U.S. 4th Fleet, visited Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), Sept. 19 to meet with Sailors from the expeditionary community and view capabilities of the expeditionary force. Rear Adm. Kurt Tidd toured hands-on displays showcasing tools and vehicles from NECC’s capabilities. Featured displays were explosive ordnance disposal robots providing […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On June 20, 2020, the US Navy commissioned its new Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the USS Kansas City (LCS 22).

  • 11 January 2013

    The Mine and Antisubmarine Warfare Center (MWTC) on board Naval Base Point Loma announced Jan. 10 that one of its instructors was selected as Shore Mineman of the Year for 2012-2013 by The Association of Minemen (AOM).  Mineman 1st Class Marco Antonio Navarro, MWTC’s Mineman “A” School course manager and leading petty officer (LPO), was […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US defense contractor Raytheon has been awarded an $83.3 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system is a mission module within the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Mission Package (MP). The system will be used to neutralize mines […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Industry news

    Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $7,917,425 modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for core Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class services for the LCS program.  Austal USA will assess engineering, baseline, and configuration management services in support of the basic construction, post delivery, test and trials phases of the LCS […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy “to move forward with a multi-mission small surface combatant based on modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull designs.” Consistent with the Fleet’s views on the most valued capabilities delivered by a small surface combatant, the modified LCS ship will be more lethal and survivable. It will […]

  • 8 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Mikel Inc., Fall River, Massachusetts, is being awarded an $8,7 million contract modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an option for research and combat system development and processing for Navy submarines. The majority of work will be performed in Middletown, Rhode Island, and is expected to be completed by January 2016. Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding […]

  • 9 July 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Alewijnse Marine recently signed a contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding for the installation activities, including of the military equipment, for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new combat support ship, HNLMS Den Helder.