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  • 12 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong set sail for Port Moresby this month to take part in Exercise Paradise off Papua New Guinea. The annual event aimed at strengthening ties between the Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies. Commanding Officer of the patrol boat, Lieutenant Commander Scott Wilson, said Australia’s closest neighbor […]

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

    The Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Broome has departed Papua New Guinea after a successful bilateral maritime engagement. Exercise PARADISE coincided with 40th anniversary celebrations for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element (PNGDF- ME). Commanding Officer Broome, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Michael Kerrisk said his crew enjoyed working with their regional counterparts. During […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval forces from Australia and Papua New Guinea have kicked off the bilateral maritime exercise Paradise off the coast of Darwin with patrol boat crews from both countries meeting at Australian Navy base HMAS Coonawarra. Australian exercise director, Commander Alex Hawes said this year’s iteration promised to be one of the most challenging with a busy […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    MBDA and Lockheed Martin announced they have completed a series of trials aimed at qualifying the integration of MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) with Lockheed Martin’s Extensible Launching System (ExLS) 3-Cell stand alone launcher. ExLS is Lockheed Martin’s low-cost alternative for integrating new missiles and munitions into naval surface combatants. The compact vertical launch 3-cell […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The ability of the Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies to work together in maritime security is stronger than ever following the conclusion of Exercise PARADISE this month. The exercise is the Royal Australian Navy’s primary bilateral maritime engagement activity with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element. This year it involved HMAS […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Over 12,000 people, including children, thronged the Paradip port on Saturday for a glimpse of the six warships that were thrown open to the public… (timesofindia) [mappress] Source: timesofindia, November 08, 2011;

  • 15 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated the latest variant of its new launching system that maximizes the use of existing hardware and electronics to reduce the integration costs of weapons by more than 50 percent. During a May 5 test at the Royal Australian Air Force’s Woomera Test Range in South Australia, the new Extensible Launching System […]

  • 30 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy ship Blue Ridge changed command during a port visit to Sri Lanka on March 29. Captain Matthew Paradise relieved Captain Kyle P. Higgins as commanding officer of the Command-class ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Higgins served as commanding officer for over 14 months, leading the ship and crew through two patrol cycles, […]

  • 20 December 2012

    The Navy announced the realignment of approximately 2,000 Sailors from the Engineman (EN) rating to the Machinist’s Mate (MM) rating and disestablishment of the Full Time Support (FTS) EN rating according to a Navy message released Dec. 19. The move will enhance surface ship readiness and improve diesel engine proficiency and effectiveness, according to NAVADMIN […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Paradise, the bilateral maritime engagement between Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies, got underway in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. One of Australia’s Armidale class patrol boats, HMAS Wollongong, is taking part alongside the local Pacific class patrol boats, HMPNG Ships Seeadler and Moresby. The two navies will practice tactical communications, surveillance, force protection, […]

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

    Australia and Papua New Guinea are strengthening cooperation in the areas of maritime surveillance and policing, with Exercise PARADISE 2014, officially opened at a ceremony on 4 November. Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome is in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for the exercise and is working alongside Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element […]

  • 25 August 2011
    Training & Education

      It might be the height of summer in the UK but half a world away its the depths of the austral winter – as HMS Edinburgh found on a visit to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. The Portsmouth-based destroyer is on a six-month stint in the southern ocean to provide reassurance to the […]

  • 20 March 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Clyde recently paid a visit to the isolated island paradise of South Georgia where the winter is fast approaching. Before icebergs, growlers, bergy bits and mountainous seas set in, the patrol ship left her more regular waters around the Falklands and headed out across 860 miles of the South Atlantic. Aboard, aside from her […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Defence and security company SAAB has selected a cutting-edge Kongsberg Maritime hydroacoustic package for installation on two Swedish A19 submarines. The delivery will consist of SA9510S Mine Avoidance and Navigation Sonar for submarines and the leading EM 2040 Dual RX multibeam echosounder. The main purpose of the SA9510S sonar is to detect mines, obstacles and […]

  • 6 November 2014

    Falklands guardian HMS Clyde braved spring storms to pay her first visit of the Austral summer to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. The patrol ship crossed 850 miles of ocean to reach the remote island – part of its domain as the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the Falklands – to work with British […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s battle tanker HMAS Success has recently welcomed aboard the vice chief of the Timor-Leste Defence Force during a visit to the nation’s capital, Dili. Commanding Officer of Success, Commander Michael Letts, showed Brigadier General Filomeno da Paixão de Jesus around the warship before hosting a luncheon onboard. Commander Letts said Navy maintained […]

  • 19 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s Antarctic patrol ship HMS Protector ventured further south than ever before on her maiden deployment as she delivered vital supplies to polar scientists. The Portsmouth-based survey ship sailed to Rothera research base – 800 miles south of Cape Horn – allowing her sailors and marines to experience some of the frozen continent’s stunning […]

  • 2 April 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy announced a revised Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) enlisted selection board schedule in NAVADMIN 108/12, released March 30. NAVADMIN 108/12 announced new selection board convening dates for the active duty E-9, active duty E-8 and the FTS/AGR/CANREC (Reserve) E-7 selection boards. The message also announced new “received by” deadlines for candidates to submit their letter […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMS Clyde helped preserve the wildlife paradise that is South Georgia by clearing up the debris left by a shipwreck. The crew joined scientists on the remote South Atlantic island picking up flotsam from a fishing vessel which broke apart near the ‘capital’ Grytviken. For nearly a decade, the Lynn has been grounded […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In a sign of a cooldown after the Chinese prohibited a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier from entering the Hong Kong port, the Navy’s 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), arrived in Shanghai, China for a regularly scheduled port visit May 6. Shanghai is one of several port visits during Blue Ridge’s 7th Fleet 2016 patrol season, […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) got underway from its San Diego homeport on June 18 to take part in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Carl Vinson is joining more than 50 surface ships and submarines, and representatives from 26 […]

  • 30 June 2011
    Training & Education

    HMS York is coming home from the cold of Bermuda after a penultimate pit-stop on her five-month North and South Atlantic deployment. Yes, you read that correctly. It was cooler in the tropical island than the destroyer’s home port. Admittedly it was only half a degree Celsius hotter in Portsmouth (27.5˚C – we checked with […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) has rescued five mariners stranded in shallow water near Hawaii’s Niihau island. The five mariners issued a distress call from their 36-foot vessel on July 27. Two MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 airlifted the mariners from […]

  • 3 September 2012

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) departed Bahrain Aug. 24 following a regularly-scheduled port visit. The visit helped to continue U.S. 5th Fleet effort building global maritime partnerships with Middle Eastern nations and improving maritime safety and security in the region. “It was good to have some much needed (rest and relaxation) after a lengthy […]

  • 19 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Houston (SSN 713) arrived at its new homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Jan. 17, after completing a change of homeport from Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 in Apra Harbor, Guam. Houston, with a crew size of 150, departed Guam Jan. 6 after nine years of being forward deployed. While at […]

  • 24 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit Aug. 21. The ship’s arrival marks the first time a carrier has visited the island in more than two years. Capt. Thom Burke, Ronald Reagan’s commanding officer, said that he always looks forward to a […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Exelis has successfully delivered to the U.S. Navy the first nine full rate production, next-generation electronic self-protection systems for F/A-18 fighter aircraft.   The ALQ-214(V)4/5 is the latest variant of the onboard jammer subsystem in the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (IDECM) suite. Through a series of enhancements, including miniaturization and improved electronics packaging, the ALQ-214(V)4/5 […]

  • 25 January 2012
    Training & Education

      Submarine tender USS Frank Cable(AS 40) arrived in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a port visit, Jan. 23. Frank Cable is currently in the Pacific Ocean headed to Portland, Ore., for a regular overhaul and dry-docking (ROH). “I’m kind of excited,” said Yeoman 2nd Class Christopher Brown, a Sailor assigned to the USS Frank Cable. […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Equipment & technology

    Exelis has received a contract valued at more than $91 million from the U.S. Navy to begin full rate production on Lot 11 of the ALQ-214 electronic self-protection system for F/A-18C/D Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft.   The Exelis ALQ-214(V)4/5 is a cutting-edge jamming subsystem at the heart of the Integrated Defensive Electronic […]