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  • 1 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    French autonomous systems developer ECA Group announced its participation in the EU-led autonomous systems integration project OCEAN2020. With Italy’s Leonardo at the helm, ECA Group will join partners from 15 European countries to work on the first cross-European military research program to-date. OCEAN2020 will examine the integration of unmanned platforms of different types (fixed wing, rotary […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy ships assigned to the Carl Vinson carrier strike group arrived in Guam on January 30 and 31 for the first port call of their Western Pacific deployment. The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived with nearly 6,000 […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities

    Warships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) will enter the Black Sea to join their mine countermeasure countermeasure counterparts already operating in the region. After SNMG2 ships from the UK and Turkey enter the Black Sea through the Bosphorus, they are scheduled to join Standing NATO Mine Counter Measure Group 2 (SNMCMG2) during a […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Two European frigates, one from Norway and the other from Germany, arrived at Norfolk naval base Jan. 26 and 28 to join the US Navy carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Roald Amundsen (F 311) and Sachsen-class German frigate Hessen (F 221) will be joining […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy hosted a “multi-national fleet synthetic training group command exercise” recently at HMS Collingwood with the aim of preparing to work as part of a battlegroup with the country’s new aircraft carriers. Personnel from five Royal Navy ships took part in the latest validation exercise run by the US Navy and joined by French, […]

  • 17 January 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) left its homeport of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on January 15, to join the Carl Vinson carrier strike group on a Western Pacific deployment. Michael Murphy deployed with a crew of approximately 320 sailors and a detachment of MH-60R helicopters from Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 37, the […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French defense procurement agency DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) has awarded the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium a contract to develop a rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrator for the French Navy. According to a Naval Group announcement, the contract covers de-risking studies ahead of constructing a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator. The […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    German Navy’s F124 air-defense frigate FGS Hessen will be joining a US Navy aircraft carrier strike group off the US east coast for joint drills. Hessen is scheduled to depart her homeport of Wilhelmshaven on January 15 and will be joined by a Norwegian frigate which will also be integrating into a carrier strike group. […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The modernized Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster was deployed on January 5 to keep watch on a Russian Navy task group transiting the English Channel and areas of UK interest, the Royal Navy said. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate remained at sea over the weekend to meet up with the Russian vessels, keeping track of […]

  • 14 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has released first expressions of interest (EOIs) and requests for information (RFIs) for major equipment and common technologies on the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine program. “We are seeking Australian companies to take part in the largest defense acquisition project in Australia’s history, a project that will span 50 years,” said […]

  • 12 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy amphibious ready group (ARG) assembled around the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima is ready to deploy after tackling the final pre-deployment hurdle. Sailors aboard the three ships constituting the ARG completed a combined composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) December 9, proving they are ready to deploy. Iwo Jima is the lead ship […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    French defense technology company ECA Group has received a contract to deliver a steering console for the third South Korean KSS-III submarine which is to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries. ECA Group also has a contract for the delivery of steering consoles for the first two submarines in the class under construction at South […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A French Navy amphibious task group got underway from the Toulon naval base on Wednesday, November 21, for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. Composed of Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD FS Tonnerre and the Horizon-class air defense destroyer FS Chevalier Paul, the task group will also be spending time in the US […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The French Navy has received a new visual defense simulator (Simdav) at its base in Brest, the system manufacturer Naval Group announced on November 22. Brest is the second base to receive the Simdav after Toulon received one at the end of 2016. Both deliveries are part of a 5-year modernisation and through-life support contract awarded by the French […]

  • 10 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The United Arab Emirates Navy has ordered two Gowind corvettes from French shipbuilder Naval Group, French president Emmanuel Macron announced during a press conference in Dubai. Macron’s confirmation comes days after media reports emerged indicating UAE Navy’s interest in the vessels which are turning out to be an export success for the French shipbuilder. In […]

  • 31 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman met up with its carrier strike group for a three-week group sail off the coast of the Eastern United States. The group sail is the first time since July 2016 that the ships under DESRON 28 have operated in an integrated environment, DESRON 28 Commodore Capt. Kevin […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK-based ship repair and conversion company A&P Group is launching a defense division to better position itself for UK defense ministry’s future Type 31 frigate and Type 45 destroyer contracts. The new division will be headquartered at A&P Falmouth and managed by Gerald Pitts, who now takes the role of Managing Director of A&P Group Defence. […]

  • 24 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Guided missile cruisers and destroyers centered around Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) entered the US Navy’s 7th Fleet area of operations (AOO) on October 23. While there, USS Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group will carry out maritime security operations, theater security cooperation, and port visits as part of the US […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Chinese Navy three-ship task group has concluded a three-day visit to Brunei Darussalam and is currently en route to Cambodia. Composed of Type 052C destroyer Changchun, Type 054A frigate Jingzhou and Type 903 replenishment ship Chaohu, the task group started its deployment on April 23 and has visited 18 countries so far. The deployment has […]

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Whether Europe sees the creation of a “naval Airbus” will be known by June 2018. That is the date by which French and Italian shipbuilding giants Naval Group and Fincantieri are to define “a roadmap detailing the principles of the future alliance”. The announcement of the possible merger was made in Lyon, France, by French president […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BAT ARG), together with 4,000 sailors and marines aboard, returned to Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on September 23 following a seven-month deployment. The amphibious group consists of assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), […]

  • 17 September 2017
    Authorities

    The first woman to ever command a carrier strike group retired from active US Navy duty in a ceremony held aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on September 15. Retiring as the commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson was succeeded by Vice Adm. John D. Alexander at the ceremony […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval Group, the French shipbuilder picked to build Australia’s 12 new submarines has marked the official opening of its new Australian headquarters and has started master planning studies for the design and build of the Future Submarine construction yard in Adelaide. The new Naval Group office in Keswick, Adelaide was officially opened by Australian minister […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returned home to San Diego on August 28 following a five-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Sterett spent the majority of the deployment as part of the Sterett-Dewey surface action group (Sterett-Dewey SAG), the third deploying group operating under the command and control construct called […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and ships from its carrier strike group got underway on August to start the final work-up phase prior to deployment scheduled later this year. Composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) evaluates the strike group’s deployment readiness by testing command and control functions, crew safety evolutions, search and rescue operations, damage control […]