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  • 25 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Dynamics Mission Systems unveiled its new Bluefin-9 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at the Oceans 2018 event in Charleston, South Carolina. GDMS said the completely reengineered vehicle offers defense, commercial and academic customers highly-detailed subsurface data in minutes rather than hours. The two-man portable UUV provides the same data collection capabilities of larger UUVs, […]

  • 27 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle has reached Milestone C.

  • 5 June 2018

    General Dynamics Mission Systems on June 4 announced completion of sea acceptance trials for the US Navy’s Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). The trials took place off the coast of Boston and followed contractor trials which concluded in October 2017. The latest tests were carried out using navy mine test targets and included […]

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy and the General Dynamics Mission Systems Knifefish team recently completed an evaluation of Knifefish, an autonomous surface mine countermeasure (SMCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). The test events took place off the coast of Boston using submerged navy mine test targets. According to General Dynamics, the evaluation demonstrated the UUV’s capability to detect and […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has completed contractor trials for the US Navy’s Knifefish program, the company announced Oct. 26. The Knifefish UUV is a mine countermeasure (MCM) unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) operated in multiple mine test target fields at-sea using buried, bottom and volume type mine-test targets. According to the company, the Knifefish system successfully demonstrated […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian government has awarded General Dynamics Misssion Systems a CAD186 million contract for upgrades and maintenance of underwater sensors on Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates. The majority of this work will occur in Canada, creating and maintaining about 120 highly skilled jobs while supporting the continued growth of the underwater sensor industrial capabilities in […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Saab’s Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) now incorporates new mission equipment and an expanded operational payload, the company announced on May 16. According to the company, the Swordfish can now be armed with up to six lightweight-torpedoes for the ASW role and can also carry the Saab RBS 15EF anti-ship missile or a mix of missiles […]

  • 30 November 2017

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Richard V. Spencer has issued a Secretarial Letter of Censure to a now-retired senior officer, Rear Adm. Kenneth Norton, following a thorough review into his interactions with Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA). While serving as the commanding officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) from 2008-2010 in the U.S. 7th Fleet […]

  • 24 June 2016

    A former U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) supervisory contracting officer pleaded guilty June 23 to charges that he accepted bribes from foreign defense contractor GDMA in what became known as one of the biggest U.S. Navy bribery and fraud scandals. Paul Simpkins, 61, of Haymarket, Virginia, was a senior DoD contracting official who supervised contracting officers […]

  • 8 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Danish Navy is scheduled to commission its third and final Knud Rasmussen-class patrol vessel, HDMS Lauge Koch (P572), in a ceremony at Naval Station Korsør on December 11. Like its two predecessors, Lauge Koch will be patrolling the North Atlantic performing fisheries inspections, search and rescue and ice-breaking tasks. HDMS Lauge Koch does not […]

  • 25 November 2016

    A retired U.S. Navy Captain became another official to plead guilty in a massive bribery case which allowed a foreign defense contractor to take over $20 million out of the navy’s pocket. Michael Brooks, a retired Navy Captain, and former U.S. naval attaché in the Philippines, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit […]

  • 14 October 2016

    A U.S. Navy lieutenant commander on Thursday pleaded guilty in federal court where he admitted to accepting bribes from a Malaysian subcontractor in exchange for sensitive information about U.S. Navy operations. An expanding investigation into a bribery scheme orchestrated by a businessman nicknamed “Fat Leonard” has so far resulted in 11 Navy officials getting charged for […]

  • 14 August 2017

    New details of the extent of one of the biggest bribery cases the US Navy has ever been involved in revealed that a corruption and fraud scheme cost the navy in excess of $34.8 million. Two former executives of the foreign defense contractor responsible for the fraud Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) were sentenced on August 12 […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Danish Navy able seaman died in an accident aboard support ship HDMS Absalon on Monday, September 18. According to the Danish defense forces command, the sailor sustained a severe head injury while the ship was at sea, taking part in an international drill in the Baltic Sea. The ship called for a rescue […]

  • 26 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Danish Navy ship HDMS Absalon and the Republic of Korea Navy ship ROKS Chungmugong joined forces for mutual training in the Gulf of Oman this week. The sea training began with replenishment-at-sea (RAS) navigation manoeuvres. HDMS Absalon made the first of these manoeuvres with ROKS Chungmugong standing in for a large tanker. HDMS Absalon made […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    His Danish Majesty’s Ship (HDMS) Niels Juel sailed into the Canadian port of Halifax for a two-day visit. Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic, stated: Canada and Denmark share many common traits; we are maritime countries, long-time Arctic partners and share similar views and approaches to international peace and security. It is […]

  • 28 November 2014
    Training & Education

    The NATO counter-piracy flagship of Task Force 508 (CTF 508) HDMS ESBERN SNARE and the Royal Navy of Oman corvette RNOV AL-RASIKH on November 24th conducted a naval exercise in the Arabian Sea off Salalah to improve interoperability and strengthen relations between the forces. The exercise focused mainly on communication, navigational exercises and demonstration of […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships, the flagship, FGS Hamburg, and HDMS Absalon, arrived for a port visit to Haifa, Israel on December 7. The crews of the ships will have opportunities to interact with their Israeli counterparts. On conclusion, NATO and Israeli naval forces plan to participate in a passing exercise (PASSEX) to […]

  • 16 August 2017

    An active-duty U.S. Navy commander accused of trying to obstruct a federal criminal investigation into a massive US Navy bribery scandal pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court on August 15. Bobby Pitts, 48, of Chesapeake, Va., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the US for his involvement in a corruption scheme […]

  • 21 June 2018

    A retired US Navy admiral and two other officers have been censured by the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer for their involvement in the ongoing ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery case. The Secretarial Letters of Censure were issued to now-retired US Navy Rear Adm. Richard Wren, Captain Timothy Conroy and Captain Charles Johnson. The censures are […]

  • 16 October 2015

    Danish ship HDMS Absalon’s crew have recently welcomed local Somali authorities aboard the vessel to engage in discussions on maritime security off the coast of Somalia. Absalon’s Commanding Officer, Commander Per Moll Petersen, twice welcomed Somali leaders from the town of Hobyo aboard to discuss the situation ashore and the importance of continuing efforts at […]

  • 29 October 2015

    The Danish Navy ship HDMS Absalon met at sea with local Somali leaders on Monday and conducted medical outreach with the citizens of the coastal town of Hobyo, within the framework of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD. The overall focus of the meeting was to build stronger relations between Somalia and NATO, and provide fertile ground […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Danish Navy decommissioned the last of its three Agdlek-class cutters during a November 30 ceremony held in Nuuk, Greenland’s capital and largest city. Greenland is where the cutter HDMS Tulugaq spent the majority of its 40-year service life protecting and patrolling Greenlandic territorial waters as part of the Royal Danish Navy’s Joint Arctic Command. The ship’s […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Danish Navy command and support ship HDMS Absalon hosted the crew of Spanish naval oiler ESPS Cantabria in the Mediterranean Sea last week. Danish Commander Per Moll Petersen who is at the helm of HDMS Absalon hosted Commander Santiago de Colsa Trueba, commanding officer of the Spanish naval oiler ESPS Cantabria, and a few of his crew […]

  • 25 January 2017

    Danish Navy’s Iver Huitfeldt-class frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes is set to depart its homeport on January 26 and head towards the Mediterranean Sea where it is to meet U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush. Danish parliament decided last Friday to send a frigate in addition to some 60 special forces as a contribution to […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

          Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, led by Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup, trained with ships from the Danish Task Group (DATG) in waters of Kattegat on Tuesday. The SNMG1 is on a routine maritime situational awareness patrol for NATO in the North sea and the Baltic Sea. In addition […]

  • 11 February 2015

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has issued Secretarial Letters of Censure to three senior officers following a thorough review into their interactions with Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) in the 2006-2007 timeframe. GDMA is the subject of a federal fraud and bribery investigation which was initiated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Mabus […]

  • 2 July 2015

    Five coastal patrol ships (PC) of the US Navy that have been outfitted with the Griffin Missile System (GMS) conducted a test and proficiency fire June 26-28. The patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) conducted the test fire while USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6) and USS Whirlwind […]

  • 13 January 2017

    A U.S. federal court has sentenced former U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Gentry Debord to more than two years in prison for his involvement in one of the biggest U.S. Navy bribery cases. Debord earlier admitted to accepting bribes from a Malaysian subcontractor in exchange for sensitive information about U.S. Navy operations. An expanding investigation into a […]