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  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has delivered the first Guardian-class patrol boat to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force. The boat will be commissioned HMPNGS Ted Diro on return to PNG and is named after the first Commander of the PNG Defence Force post-independence. It is the first of four boats scheduled for delivery to PNG. The […]

  • 12 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Papua New Guinea Defence Force commissioned the first Guardian-class patrol boat HMPNGS Ted Diro in a ceremony on February 1. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of the Australian Defence Force and the ship’s company of the Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale-class patrol boat HMAS Wollongong. Ted Diro is the first of 21 Guardian-class […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s new Pacific patrol boat Ted Diro has completed sea trials, one week after its delivery. The boat passed the initial sea-readiness evaluation with support from the Australian Navy’s Sea Training Unit – Defence Cooperation Program. Commander Sea Training Defence Cooperation Program, Captain John Cowan, said Ted Diro’s ship’s company had […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMPNGS Rabaul, a Papua New Guinea Defence Force patrol boat which was gifted to the island country by Australia, has completed its final voyage to Port Macquarie from Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island after 31 years of service. The patrol boat was gifted to Papua New Guinea in May 1987 under the Pacific Patrol Boat […]

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

    Australia and Papua New Guinea are strengthening cooperation in the areas of maritime surveillance and policing, with Exercise PARADISE 2014, officially opened at a ceremony on 4 November. Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Broome is in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for the exercise and is working alongside Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element […]

  • 5 December 2014

    Papua New Guinea held a commissioning ceremony for its new Landing Craft Heavy HMPNGS Lakekamu yesterday in Port Moresby. HMPNGS Lakekamu was formerly the Royal Australia Navy Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Labuan, which was decommissioned from Australian service at a ceremony in Cairns last month. Defence Minister Senator David Johnston welcomed the gifting of MMAS […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The ability of the Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies to work together in maritime security is stronger than ever following the conclusion of Exercise PARADISE this month. The exercise is the Royal Australian Navy’s primary bilateral maritime engagement activity with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element. This year it involved HMAS […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Equipment & technology

    Sailors from Britain’s new aircraft carrier got all-mod-cons accommodation in double-quick time, after DIO provided a solution to Rosyth’s shortage of beds. The 2 future aircraft carriers of the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, are currently being built in Rosyth. Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) run MOD Caledonia is supporting the […]

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

    The Royal Australian Navy patrol boat HMAS Broome has departed Papua New Guinea after a successful bilateral maritime engagement. Exercise PARADISE coincided with 40th anniversary celebrations for the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element (PNGDF- ME). Commanding Officer Broome, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Michael Kerrisk said his crew enjoyed working with their regional counterparts. During […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Navantia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Veercraft Marine, the shipbuilding company located in South Africa, in which both parties wish to collaborate with regards to the construction of Offshore Patrol Vessels and Inshore Patrol Vessels for the South Africa Navy, in relation with BIRO Project. The objective of both companies is to identify […]

  • 17 August 2012
    Training & Education

    An £18m facility to load and unload ammunition – shells and hi-tech missiles – from Portsmouth-based warships has been completed. The new Upper Harbour Ammunitioning Facility replaces a jetty on the Gosport side of Portsmouth Harbour which has served the Royal Navy well for more than 80 years. Work on a new £18m jetty in […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from several nations concluded their participation in the Turkish-led exercise Mavi Balina in the Mediterranean Sea. Participating nations included Pakistan, Romania, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. NATO Maritime Group 2, as well as observers from Algeria, Nigeria, and Georgia also participated. During the first phase of the exercise conducted in Aksaz, […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The upcoming flagship NATO exercise Trident Juncture 2018 is expected to be one of the largest ever with 40,000 personnel, around 120 aircraft and as many as 70 ships converging this fall in Norway. Compared to the 2015 edition of the exercise which was said to be “the largest NATO exercise in a decade”, Trident […]

  • 23 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Aircraft Carrier Returns to the Fleet After conducting a three-month refit and repair period, the Russian Navy’s aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is ready to head home to Severomorsk. USS Simpson Prepares for Decommissioning When USS Simpson (FFG 56) decommissions at the end of September, the U.S. Navy will be left with only one […]

  • 5 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) will return from her six-month, independent deployment conducting counter transnational organized crime (C-TOC) operations in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR), April 5. Gary was deployed to Central and South America in support of Operation Martillo and U.S. Fourth Fleet’s mission, Southern Seas 2012. Operation […]

  • 23 February 2017

    Armscor, the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence, announced the preferred bidders for the construction of South African Navy’s project “Biro” and “Hotel” vessels. In 2014, Armscor solicited offers on a multi-source tender basis from prospective shipyards for the supply of three offshore patrol vessels and three inshore patrol vessels that would be […]

  • 15 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Paradise, the bilateral maritime engagement between Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies, got underway in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. One of Australia’s Armidale class patrol boats, HMAS Wollongong, is taking part alongside the local Pacific class patrol boats, HMPNG Ships Seeadler and Moresby. The two navies will practice tactical communications, surveillance, force protection, […]

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

    Sri Lanka Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel, SLNS Samudura took part in the coastguard exercise “DOSTI – XII” held in the seas off Male from October 28th to 31st 2014. The 4-day exercise was conducted jointly by Indian, Sri Lankan and Maldivian Coast Guards with the aim of strengthening bonds of friendship and enhancing mutual operational […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Training & Education

    After almost a month of operating together in-company, HMAS Broome, on 15 October, parted company with four Pacific Patrol Boats visiting Australia for the International Fleet Review 2013 and ExerciseTriton Centenary. Federated States of Micronesia patrol boat, FSS Micronesia, Tonga Defence Service, Voea Savea and Papua New Guinea Navy boats HMPNGS Rabaul and Dreger joined HMAS Broome in Cairns on 19 September and formed the Minor War […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    His Excellency Gilles Garachon, the French Ambassador to the Philippines together with Lieutenant Colonel Yann Dirou, the Non-Resident Defence Attache of France to the Philippines visited Headquarters Philippine Navy (HPN) and paid a courtesy call on the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Jesus C Millan last November 22, 2012. The visit aims to discuss some […]

  • 19 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    A new $2 billion Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Program unveiled on June 17 by Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Defence Minister David Johnston aims to significantly strengthen security in the region.   “The Pacific Patrol Boat Program is an important pillar of the Australian Government’s commitment to working with our regional partners […]

  • 28 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton recently opened a new facility which will provide survival training in the event of a helicopter incident or accident over the water. The Royal Navy School of Maritime SERE (survive, evade, resist, escape) and underwater escape training unit (UETU) was opened by Rear Admiral Keith Blount who welcomed all […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Industry news

    BMT Isis Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has announced the completion of its latest project to validate BMT’s design for the Portsmouth Approach Channel, a design conceived to ensure that the Royal Navy’s new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales can transit safely into and out of […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Upgrade works on the roll on roll off jetty in Mare Harbour were completed recently and officially opened by the UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). The improvements to the RORO jetty are part of a £19m (approx. $26.5M) contract with VolkerStevin for design and construction aimed at improving military capability in the Falkland Islands. The new […]

  • 12 October 2012
    Industry news

    The commanding officer of the new facility that are being built for the Royal Navy’s fleet of landing craft, hovercraft and fast offshore raiding craft has hailed it as a fantastic site. This part of the Devonport Landing Craft Collocation Project is a £30.2 million project located within HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth and will […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy Armidale-class patrol boats Glenelg and Albany have been training together with Her Majesty’s Papua New Guinean ships (HMPNGS) Seeadler and Moresby in the Arafura Sea as part of exercise Kakadu. The ships have been conducting officer-of-the-watch maneuvers, engineering casualty control drills, man overboard exercises and gunnery serials during the biennial exercise. Commmanding Officer Moresby, Lieutenant Collen […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    South African defense procurement agency Armscor has awarded Damen a contract for the construction of three inshore patrol vessels as part of the South African Navy’s Project Biro. South African Navy Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) will build three 62-meter vessels after being selected as a preferred bidder for the contract in February 2017. The vessels […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canadian navigation system manufacturer OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced it has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) for the Project BIRO vessels being built for the South African Navy. Under the announced contract, the three multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPV) will receive OSI’s integrated navigation & tactical system (INTS), tactical asset control […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval forces from Australia and Papua New Guinea have kicked off the bilateral maritime exercise Paradise off the coast of Darwin with patrol boat crews from both countries meeting at Australian Navy base HMAS Coonawarra. Australian exercise director, Commander Alex Hawes said this year’s iteration promised to be one of the most challenging with a busy […]