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  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Egyptian Navy has signed an in-service support agreement with Naval Group for the upkeep of Egyptian Navy vessels delivered by the French shipbuilder. The agreement was announced on December 3 at the Egypt Defense and Security Exhibition (EDEX) and lays ground to the contract framing the maintenance activity related to Naval Group’s vessels sold to […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Surface combatants from the US Navy’s USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) carrier strike group have completed the Navy’s first East Coast Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Cruiser-Destroyer (CRUDES) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. “The first East Coast SWATT is a milestone event not only for the Surface Fleet, but also for the Navy as […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Russian Navy task group composed of Sava-class missile cruiser Varyag, Udaloy-class ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev and sea tanker Boris Butoma arrived in Singapore as part of their three-month deployment to Asia-Pacific. During their stay at Changi Naval Base, the ships will host the Russian ambassador to Singapore in addition to meeting with the Royal […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), along with other Norfolk-based cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units, completed a “Live Fire With A Purpose” (LFWAP) missile exercise (MSLEX) off the East Coast earlier this month. As explained by the navy, the LFWAP program is a reinvigorated MSLEX program designed to increase […]

  • 14 November 2018

    US Navy destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) returned to Naval Station Norfolk on November 11, completing a seven-month deployment to the Navy’s US 6th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship operated as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and also conducted independent operations in support of 6th Fleet combatant commander requirements. […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has established a Dutch subsidiary, Naval Group Netherlands, in a bid to secure a role in the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarine and Tripartite-class mine countermeasures ship replacement programs. Led by Mark van Rooij, Naval Group Netherlands will serve the group’s commitment to establish long-term industrial activities. “Naval Group’s new subsidiary, […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from US Navy’s Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) have wrapped up the three-week composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). The ARG’s COMPTUEX focused on simultaneous missions and enhanced realism to test the capabilities of the Kearsarge ARG and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) prior to their upcoming deployment. The exercise included embarked Marine Medium […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy cruisers and destroyers assigned to the carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and other Norfolk-based units got underway from Naval Station Norfolk for the surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise on November 2. SWATT is the Surface Force’s premier advanced tactical training exercise developed and led […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Vessels

    French shipbuilder and submarine specialists has unveiled a new submarine concept at the Euronaval show in Paris with which it prepares for future imagined threats, needs and constraints. The concept is a digital submarine adapted to the future generations. SMX 31 builds on the SMX 30 (introduced by the company in 2016) which displaced 3,000 […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italy’s Fincantieri and French Naval Group have outlined plans for a possible future joint venture at the Euronaval conference taking place in Paris, France. The latest agreement is the result of a year’s work during which the two sides looked at ways of creating “a more efficient and competitive” European shipbuilding industry and to reinforce […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    French defense technology company Naval Group has unveiled a new Li-ion batteries system which will provide its conventional submarines with improved operational capabilities, as well as an optimized immersion period and reloading time. The system was developed in close technical partnership with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) and in close cooperation between Saft, CEA […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to the Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) departed Naval Station Norfolk on October 13 to start the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is the final pre-deployment exercise that certifies the ARG’s abilities to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit through joint planning […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    ECA Group has released a new INSPECTOR 120 unmanned surface vehicle (USV) as a part of its robotic and autonomous systems portfolio for naval applications. As explained by the company, the 12-meter USV has been developed to automatically deploy the ECA Group unmanned systems (UUVs) such as autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) A18-M, towed sonars T18-M, […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Southern African Shipyards has awarded subsea and offshore solution specialist Unique Group a contract to deliver dynamic positioning systems and navigational equipment for its hydrographic newbuilds. Through its Marine & Subsea division, Unique Group will be delivering the equipment for multiple – main and support vessels. Among the vessels to be fitted with the systems is […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived at Naval Base Guam for a port visit after completing participation in exercise Valiant Shield. Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Guam on September 24. Over […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group announced it will showcase its Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) 90 at ADEX 2018 exhibition taking place in Azerbaijan this week. According to local media reports, Azerbaijan’s defense officials have started talks with a number of French defense contractors regarding the acquisition of vessels, missiles and mine countermeasures equipment. Naval Group argues […]

  • 29 August 2018

    Russia has reportedly amassed a large task group in Syrian waters as Syrian president Bashar al-Assad mulls an assault on rebel positions in the northern Idlib province. With over ten warships deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, this is Russia’s largest naval buildup since the country stated supporting the Syrian president in 2015. According to Russian media […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Denmark’s defense ministry announced on Friday it’s intention to deploy one of its frigates to France where it would join the French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle for exercises in early 2019. Early 2019 is when the Marine Nationale’s sole aircraft carrier is expected to make a return to the fleet after an […]

  • 24 July 2018

    Mistral-class amphibious assault ship Dixmude and La Fayette-class frigate FS Surcouf wrapped up the French Navy’s annual Jeanne D’Arc mission returning to naval base Toulon on July 19. The two ships got underway in late February and sailed a total of 26,500 nautical miles over a period of 145 days. In addition to French Gazelle and Alouette helicopters, […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Ships of the US Navy’s Harry S. Truman carrier strike group (HSTCSG) returned to Naval Station (NS) Norfolk on July 21 after a shortened three-month deployment. Some 6,500 sailors from aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and strike group ships USS Normandy (CG 60), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    German Navy frigate FGS Hessen is en route home after spending six months with the US Navy carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The F124 air-defense frigate is set to return to its home port in Wilhelmshaven on July 21, as the US Navy decided to return the CSG home […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) carried out an air defense exercise (ADEX) in the Philippine Sea July 6-7. Milius is the most recent forward-deployed Navy vessel, having joined US 7th Fleet after arriving from San Diego […]

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) announced it has completed its final critical design review (FCDR) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) program. The FCDR was accomplished on June 29, 2018, after a week of discussions, demonstrations, and design presentations by ESG’s design team to the USCG and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). FCDR […]

  • 18 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and Marines attached to 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California, June 15. COMPTUEX is a sea and land-based deployment certification event involving the full embarkation of the Marine Expeditionary Unit. Essex ARG is […]

  • 14 June 2018

    Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey relieved Rear Adm. John Fuller as commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, during a pierside change of command ceremony, June 12, aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Vice Adm. John D. Alexander, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, presided over the ceremony and thanked Fuller for his efforts over the past 11 months as […]

  • 12 June 2018

    US Navy ships from the carrier strike group centered around aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman returned to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea on June 10 for flight operations in support of operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). USS Harry S. Truman’s carrier air wing returned to flying OIR sorties after supporting the Baltic Sea drill BALTOPS 2018. […]