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  • 27 August 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Expeditionary Warfare USV, an unmanned surface vessel armed with a Longbow Hellfire missile system and a .50 gun mounted on a remote weapon station, showed off its capabilities at the 2019 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The unique weaponized USV is capable of performing force protection and long-range USV missions […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman announced it has operated the AQS-24 minehunting sonar at depths greater than 400 feet during system testing off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Embarked on the M/V Richard Becker, the Northrop Grumman test team demonstrated the sonar performance of AQS-24 at all tested depths, while using the system to classify bottom objects […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US Navy’s new Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) USNS Brunswick has successfully completed Navy acceptance trials on October 23. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the sixth ship of the EPF class. The EPF class ships were formerly known as Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). The ship’s trials included dockside testing […]

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The USS Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed a 23-day ARG/Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (ARG/MEU Ex) Sept. 24 and Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) Amphibious Assault Direction System (AADS) engineers were there to support. The exercise was the first fully integrated, pre-deployment 2014 Iwo Jima ARG and 24th MEU exercise […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s new expeditionary sea base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), departed Naval Station Norfolk on July 27, on the ship’s inaugural deployment following its commissioning in March.

  • 26 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. amphibious forces arrived in Turkish waters to participate in the Turkish-led and hosted amphibious exercise Egemen 2015, Oct. 24. The exercise is designed to enhance operational and tactical-level expeditionary warfare skills while increasing interoperability and strengthening partnerships between United States and Turkish forces. Capt. Augustus P. Bennett, Commodore, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4, said: The […]

  • 24 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has wrapped up the inaugural patrol following its homeport shift to the US 7th Fleet area of operations earlier this year.  Wasp and other ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) have been operating with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for nearly two months as […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) concluded the Task Group Exercise (TGEX) which took place off the coast of Southern California from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6. TGEX is a U.S.-Canada multi-warfare exercise designed to train units in various mission areas including amphibious warfare, air defense, anti-submarine warfare, […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Austal Limited on May 5 announced it was awarded a US$18.5 million contract to procure long-lead-time materials for the twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EPF 12), for the U.S. Navy. The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, water jets, stern ramp and other long-lead-time items, to support the detail design and construction of EPF 12. Chief […]

  • 3 August 2020
    UUV/UAV, Vessels

    One marine has been pronounced dead, while eight service members remain missing and are presumed dead after an amphibious assault vehicle with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit suffered a “mishap” on Thursday, July 30, off the Southern California coast. 15 Marines and one sailor were inside the vehicle during the time of the incident,  eight […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4) spent three days in the Chesapeake Bay testing an anti-mine system developed for the littoral combat ships. T-ESB 4 used the littoral combat ship mine countermeasure (MCM) mission package portable control station to maneuver the MCM equipment and the launch and recovery […]

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

    More than 4,500 Sailors from 19 countries got underway to train across a range of simultaneous, and near simultaneous, crisis response missions during Exercise Bold Alligator, the largest, multinational, amphibious exercise conducted in a decade. Rear Adm. Cindy Thebaud, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2, leads the multinational, maritime force of 18 ships, including platforms from […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The opening ceremonies for Talisman Sabre 2015 were completed in Darwin, Australia, July 7, as Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 is underway with U.S. Sailors, Marines and embarked Australian military preparing for the high-level, amphibious training over the next two weeks. Australian service members, from the Royal Australian Navy and Air Force and the Australian […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps expeditionary forces are scheduled to participate in exercise Culebra Koa (CK15) in the Hawaii Operating Area May 18-21, 2015. CK15 is a U.S. Pacific Fleet training exercise designed to demonstrate and increase joint proficiency in expeditionary operations. The exercise will also serve as additional training for the USS Essex (LHD […]

  • 18 August 2014

    Capt. Larry S. Vincent relieved Captain F. J. Schuller as commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (HSCWP), during a change of command ceremony held Aug. 15 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.   After assuming command, Vincent gave remarks reaffirming HSCWP’s mission and priorities. “Whether it’s HSC-23 flying Airborne Use […]

  • 9 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has commissioned its newest expeditionary sea base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during a ceremony held in Norfolk, Virginia, on March 7. The future Hershel “Woody” Williams is the first ship to bear the name of Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer Four Hershel Woodrow Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US sailors and marines from Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) gathered in Southern California to kick off the amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz 2017. Dawn Blitz 2017 is a scenario-driven amphibious exercise designed to train and integrate the staffs of ESG-3 and 1st MEB. It provides realistic, relevant training necessary […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the amphibious ready group assembled around USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) got underway from Morehead City, North Carolina, June 21, to start the navy’s first East Coast surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise. In addition to Kearsarge, ships taking part in the first East Coast SWATT include USS Arlington (LPD 24) […]

  • 19 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval shipbuilder Austal Limited announced January 15 that Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) was delivered to the U.S. Navy on January 14 during a ceremony aboard the ship at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, USA. The delivery of the USNS Brunswick (EPF 6) marks the first ship in its class Austal has delivered […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps expeditionary forces are scheduled to participate in exercise Culebra Koa (CK15) in the Hawaii Operating Area May 18-21, 2015. CK15 is a U.S. Pacific Fleet training exercise designed to demonstrate and increase joint proficiency in expeditionary operations. The exercise will also serve as additional training for the USS Essex (LHD […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2 concluded participation in Exercise Bold Alligator 2016 (BA16) upon exercise completion Aug. 25. Exercise Bold Alligator 2016 was an 11-day synthetic, scenario-based simulation exercise that began Aug. 15. The exercise scenario was based on joint forcible entry operations (JFEO) in a medium-threat environment and involved more than 30 Navy, […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Close to 5,ooo US Navy sailors and marines, utilizing seven ships and 33 aircraft, completed the amphibious exercise Dawn Blitz off the Californian coast on October 30. Dawn Blitz is a scenario-driven exercise designed to train and integrate Navy and Marine Corps units by providing a robust training environment where forces plan for and establish expeditionary […]

  • 25 June 2019

    The United States Navy has taken delivery of its newest Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), Australian shipbuilder Austal said.  The newbuild has been handed over by Austal USA’s Mobile ship manufacturing facility in Alabama. “This program continues to improve with efficiency and is delivering a first rate capability for […]

  • 14 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has unveiled the names of new expeditionary fast transport (EPF) and littoral combat ships. Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, announced on February 13 that the next Freedom and Independence variant littoral combat ships will be named USS Nantucket (LCS 27) and USS Savannah (LCS 28), while a new expeditionary fast […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The amphibious transport docks ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) participated in a live-fire missile exercise (MISSILEX), June 14, while underway with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). During the exercise, Arlington fired three MK31 guided missiles at a target simulating an inbound real world threat. Detailed preparation, rehearsals, […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Leadership from Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (Commander, Task Force 75), Naval Special Warfare and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 toured littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) while the ship stopped to refuel in Guam en route to Southeast Asia, Dec. 11. With an eye toward engagement opportunities and contingency operations throughout […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Following a four-month patrol, the US amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) will now start maintenance works in Sasebo, Japan. The vessel returned to its forward-deployed home port on November 4. It will now begin a maintenance availability period to sustain the ship’s readiness posture as a forward-deployed Naval force asset before beginning operations again […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Netherlands’ Defense Material Organization (DMO) procurement agency has awarded Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH) a contract to design, build and deliver a prototype expeditionary survey boat (ESB) for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The ESB is to be optimized for rapid environmental assessments and hydrographic surveys in harbors, river mouths, shallow waters, coastal […]

  • 10 December 2019

    The US Navy has christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Mobile (LCS 26). The christening ceremony took place at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on December 7, 2019. U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne, representing Alabama’s first district, delivered the christening ceremony’s principal address. His wife, Rebecca Byrne, president and […]