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  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    For various reasons, the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has not deployed since 2004. But after a highly successful combat systems ship qualification trial (CSSQT), Wasp has sent a clear, concise, and concussive message to the fleet: She is back in the fight. After completion of a successful CNO availability at BAE shipyard […]

  • 22 May 2013
    Industry news

    The EU will provide some €37 million to strengthen the fight against piracy in several Eastern and Southern African countries through support for the Programme to promote Regional Maritime Security (MASE). In the past decade, the level of maritime insecurity in the region’s waters has become the highest in the world, undermining development and affecting […]

  • 28 February 2013

    On 24 February 2013, whilst on counter piracy patrols in the International Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) the Force Commander of EU NAVFOR, Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes, met with the Commander of the NATO counter-piracy Operation Ocean Shield, Rear Admiral Antonio Natale. The meeting between the two force commanders was an opportunity to discuss […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Submariners have spent a week in the fires of hell to ensure they can deal with the biggest threat to the Silent Service. Despite the public perception of submarines, fire – or rather smoke – will knock you out long before your boat floods. So experienced submariners from across the RN Submarine Service […]

  • 11 July 2014

    Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 “Fighting Tigers” returned home at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville after a seven month multi-site deployment to the 4th and 5th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR) July 8.   Following a turnover with the VP-10 “Red Lancers,” the final crew of Fighting Tigers arrived on July 8, completing the squadron’s last […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Richmond has been playing host to personnel in the final stages of advanced warfare training while also completing trials to ensure her engines are fit to fight. The training, which was held off the South West coast, saw the Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate come under simulated attack from land, sea and air as part […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    UK Navy’s Plymouth-based warship HMS Argyll has re-joined battle against Caribbean drug traffickers.   The frigate has left Key West to begin her patrols of the Caribbean after intense preparations for the mission – Operation Martillo – alongside 14 other nations and navies, led by the United States. On her previous patrol in the region, […]

  • 17 February 2015

    On Tuesday 10 February, Royal Netherlands Navy warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, joined the EU Naval Force. The warship, which is a Landing Platform Dock, will be deployed in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden for three months as the EU Naval Force flagship. It will accommodate the Force Headquarters staff, led by Swedish […]

  • 12 February 2016

    NATO ships will be patrolling the Aegean Sea on the look out for people smugglers in the region. The patrols will monitor migrant and smuggler movement in waters between Greece and Turkey. This decision with immediate effect came from a joint German, Greek and Turkish initiative at a NATO meeting in Brussels which also outlined further security and […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The UK Navy’s fifth Type-45 destroyer HMS Defender is on station east of Suez as she knuckles down to fighting pirates on her first deployment.   The Portsmouth-based warship – the fifth of six £1bn warships built to shield the Royal Navy’s Fleet from air and missile attack – has taken her place with the […]

  • 30 June 2011

    New Zealand navy ships could be deployed to help fight the “growing issue” of piracy in the Indian Ocean… (stuff) [mappress] Source: stuff, June  30, 2011;

  • 20 March 2014

    HMS Defender has flexed her considerable muscle in the final phase of her pre-deployment training package to see off attacks from fighter jets, pirates and small boat attack.   The Royal Navy’s most powerful destroyer has proven her worth across the full spectrum of the ships war fighting capability. The ship has just completed 5 […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The presence of Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus is already being felt in Sierra Leone, one of the countries worst affected by Ebola. Within minutes of her arrival crew members were already unloading Department for International Development stores and 32 off road vehicles which are now being used by the Government of Sierra Leone […]

  • 28 April 2015

    In early April, Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Success again joined the Combined Maritime Force 150 (CTF150) organisation to help the fight against terrorism in the Arabian Sea. CTF 150’s mandate is about promoting the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment by countering terrorist acts and related illegal activities, which terrorists use […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s HMS Sutherland has once again proven her fighting worth by firing her 4.5in main gun for the first time since coming out of refit in March. The firing, in the South Coast exercise area, demonstrated that HMS Sutherland’s weapons systems are working correctly and saw 88lbs of steel and power leaving the barrel […]

  • 27 November 2015

    A frigate, four to six reconnaissance aircraft, and aerial replenishment of French fighter jets will be the German contribution to the French fight against ISIS. The German government appropriated these assets one day after the meeting between the French President Francois Hollande and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a […]

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

    USS Iwo Jima (LHD7), USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and USS Farragut (DDG 99), have overcome challenges brought on by inclement weather in order to execute complex mission sets during Exercise Bold Alligator 2014 (BA14), while ensuring the safety of personnel, ships and equipment. When weather forecasters predicted conditions in the operating area, consisting of […]

  • 20 February 2013

    On 12 February 2013, during a port visit by the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta flagship ESPS Méndez Núnez to Port Victoria in the Seychelles, the EUNAVFOR Force Commander, Rear Admiral Pedro García de Paredes, met the Chief of Defence of the Seychelles People’s Defence Forces, Brigadier Leopold Payet, and the […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A team of Australian scientists will be evaluating the possibility of using UV technology in the fight against biofouling which slows ships down and increases their fuel consumption. The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the Australian Department of Defence Science and Technology (DST) division have signed a five year agreement to work on finding […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Delivering enough fuel in an hour to fill the tanks of over 5,400 family cars, support ship RFA Fort Victoria tops up frigate HMAS Melbourne to sustain the ongoing fight against piracy and terrorism. Fort Vic can pump 700,000 litres of fuel an hour during a replenishment at sea – enough to fill the tanks […]

  • 23 January 2015

    The Type 23 Frigate HMS Kent has started 2015 by stepping up the fight against international terrorism. Having spent the end of 2014 working with the carrier task group of the USS Carl Vinson, in the Middle East, the Portsmouth-based warship’s focus for 2015 has shifted to the Indian Ocean and keeping seafarers safe. Kent […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Argus is preparing for a journey to Sierra Leone as part of the UK’s leading role in response to the Ebola outbreak. The members of the Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Royal Marines will deploy to West Africa later this week taking three Merlin helicopters and aircrew and engineers from 820 […]

  • 10 May 2013
    Training & Education

    During a recent visit to Djibouti, EU Naval Force warship HSwMS Carlskrona conducted fire-fighting training with five members of the Djiboutian coastguard. The event began with a classroom based review of fire-fighting techniques and procedures, as well as a detailed explanation of the equipment available on board the Swedish ship. The personnel from Djiboutian Coastguard […]

  • 14 July 2016

    French president Francois Hollande said the French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle would be sent back to the Middle East this fall to reinforce the fight against ISIS terrorists. The president also said there was a possibility for France to send additional ground troops for training and support to take back Mosul, in Iraq, […]

  • 11 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy sailors, airmen and Royal Marines will be taking part in the largest military exercise in Western Europe this year. Exercise Joint Warrior takes place during April 13-29 in the waters off, skies above and soil of Scotland. More than a dozen Royal Navy (RN) warships and submarines are committed to the annual war […]

  • 8 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Four months to the day before the 68th anniversary of the landing at Normandy, the Navy and Marine Corps team conducted another historic amphibious operation. Exercise Bold Alligator 2012, the largest amphibious exercise in the past 10 years, culminated Feb. 6 with a D-Day landing on the beaches of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Amphibious craft and […]

  • 7 December 2015

    German Bundestag authorized the deployment of German troops and units against ISIS in Syria on December 4, 2015. The German Navy will support the French group assembled around the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle. The frigate FGS Augsburg will be sent to aid the aircraft carrier’s operations in Syria. FGS Augsburg is still […]

  • 31 October 2014

    The Royal Fleet Auxiliary aviation support ship RFA Argus has arrived in Sierra Leone – offloading vital equipment and stores that will aid their government’s fight against Ebola. Argus left Falmouth on Friday, October 17 and made good progress down the West Coast of Africa to Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. She arrived yesterday morning, […]

  • 9 October 2014

    Merlin helicopters, Royal Marines and the Royal UK Navy’s ‘floating clinic’ RFA Argus will join the fight to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Three Merlins from 820 Naval Air Squadron will join Argus and sail to Sierra Leone to support UK’s growing effort on land to deal with the […]