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  • 29 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Earlier this month, scientists sponsored by the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) performed experiments to better understand the motions, forces and pressures generated by waves on boats with high-speed planing hulls. Planing hulls are like those used on a speedboat – they are designed to produce lift and allow the watercraft to glide […]

  • 10 January 2014
    Industry news

    During a ceremony at Mobile, Ala. on January 11th, the US Navy will christen Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Fall River being built by Austal USA. US Navy Secretary, Ray Mabus, who will attend the ceremony, said that the christening of the ship marks the culmination of the hard work, skill and dedication of shipyard […]

  • 19 August 2011
    Training & Education

      High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) departed Lagos, Nigeria, Aug. 13, following a two-week visit in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West. While in port, Rear Adm. Kenneth “K.J.” Norton, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa deputy chief of staff for strategy, resources and plans, hosted the Maritime Stakeholders Conference on board Swift. The conference […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The Austal designed, built and supported high speed vessel “WestPac Express” has been re-chartered for use by the United States Marine Corps, continuing a success story that began over 10 years ago. Commencing as a direct continuation of the ship’s current charter, the new contract with the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) will […]

  • 10 March 2014
    Industry news

    Austal Limited (Austal) has been awarded a contract from a naval customer in the Middle East for the design, construction and integrated logistics support of two 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs).   The value of the contract is approximately US$124.9 million. Austal will construct the HSSVs at its shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. […]

  • 22 March 2013
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock engineers released an innovative new software that provides the government, industry and academia a standardized method of analyzing data that is expected to improve high-speed craft design. The Standard G software uses a physics-based approach to analyze data recorded during wave-impact testing on watercraft and was developed in partnership […]

  • 9 April 2012
    Training & Education

      Children living at the Maestral orphanage received a guided tour aboard the High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 at Lora Naval Base Split, Croatia, April 5. The tour provided the children a chance to meet Sailors and help increase ties between Croatia and the United States. “It’s always nice to have the kids come […]

  • 27 April 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Ray Mabus, attended a ship naming ceremony for the future joint high-speed vessel (JHSV) USNS Yuma (JHSV 8) April 25 in Yuma’s Gateway Park.   Mabus chose the name Yuma as a tribute to the residents of the Arizona city and their close ties with the military. “The real reason […]

  • 17 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Congolese navy sailors greeted the crew of High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) after they arrived in Pointe Noire to conduct a theater security cooperation (TSC) visit as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012, May 15. During the visit, members of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force Africa (SPMAGTF) 12-2, Security Cooperation Team […]

  • 8 January 2015

    The US Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor. JHSV 5 will be the fourth naval vessel […]

  • 6 May 2011
    Industry news

      The Army has transferred to the Navy all five of its Joint High Speed Vessels. The Memorandum of Agreement was signed May 2, and clarifies… (mscoastshipbuilding) [mappress] Source: mscoastshipbuilding, May 6, 2011;

  • 31 January 2012
    Industry news

      The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has transferred two high speed vessels, the Huakai and the Alakai, to the U.S. Navy. The Navy plans to use the vessels to transport troops and equipment to training areas from Okinawa and other locations.  These vessels will help the Navy meet these unique operational requirements without […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Training & Education

    A senior Croatian defense official was joined by a U.S. congressional delegation for a visit to the high-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2) at Lora Naval Base in Split, Croatia, April 4. Dr. Dragan Lozancic, the assistant minister of defense for the republic of Croatia, toured Swift with U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, U.S. Ambassador to Croatia […]

  • 30 September 2011
    Training & Education

      High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 departed The Gambia Sept. 27, concluding the final training engagements as part of Swift’s role in Africa Partnership Station (APS) West. Swift hosted a closing ceremony aboard Sept. 23, which capped off two weeks of instruction between Gambian and U.S. personnel. Fifty-nine Gambian navy and civilian participants received […]

  • 15 September 2011
    Training & Education

      High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 kicked off the first day of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West training engagements with The Gambian navy in Banjul, Sept. 13. This APS training engagement is an international security cooperation initiative aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety […]

  • 16 February 2012

    High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift arrived at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Feb. 14, to prepare for the final stop of its four-month mission during HSV-Southern Partnership Station 2012 (HSV-SPS 12). Swift stopped in Cuba to on-load more than $4 million of Project Handclasp supplies scheduled to be delivered in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. Project Handclasp […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Training & Education

      High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift departed Cap-Haitien, Haiti, March 6, the final stop of its four-month mission during HSV-Southern Partnership Station 2012 (HSV-SPS 12). Swift held a closing ceremony aboard, March 5, which was attended by Minister Theirry Mayard Paul, Haitian minister of the Interior, to recognize the first port visit by a […]

  • 3 July 2011
    Training & Education

      High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) made a brief stop in Ghana to deliver goodwill materials and medical supplies that will be used for the upcoming bilateral medical exercise MEDFLAG 11 in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2011, June 29-30. Swift’s one-day stop in Ghana allowed for the offload of cargo bound for […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder CMN has launched the first two of a planned 39 high-speed interceptor boats it is building for the Royal Saudi Navy. The launching of the boats, with hull numbers 315 and 316, was announced by the Saudi Arabian defense ministry. The boats will be built and delivered through a transfer of technology agreement […]

  • 26 August 2012
    Training & Education

    High-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) completed a weeklong visit to Lagos, Nigeria, in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS) 2012, Aug. 24. During the visit, Swift conducted several classroom and field training engagements with Nigerian service members, hosted a health fair, and held a reception for the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria. Capt. Richard N. Soucie, […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard crews at Station South Padre Island have completed the qualification and trial run process, Tuesday, for the new 45-foot-Response Boat-Medium that was delivered to the station in late February.   The training focused on acclimating the crews to the boat’s advanced response capabilities. With twin diesel engines using water-jet propulsion, the […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The first of two high-speed multi-purpose vessels for the Italian Navy’s special forces – the Operational Raiders Group – was launched on May 26. The vessel was launched by Italian shipbuilder Intermarine SpA at its Messina shipyard. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Italian Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli. The lead ship […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Italian Navy’s two new high-speed vessels, designed and built by Intermarine (Immsi Group), will be featuring Rolls-Royce engines and waterjets, the engine manufacturer announced. Intermarine’s Sarzana shipyard recently began the construction of two high-speed multi-purpose units (UNPAV). They are more than 40 metres long, 8 metres wide and powered by three MTU 2000 series diesel engines connecting to three […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy accepted delivery of the second Joint High Speed Vessel, USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), from Austal USA, June 6 in Mobile, Ala.  JHSV 2 successfully completed acceptance trials in May, when the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated performance of the ship’s major systems and equipment. Delivery represents the official transfer of […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Industry news

    Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s leading engineering, manufacturing & construction major has received an order valued at `447 crores from the Ministry of Defence for the construction of 18 High Speed Interceptor Boats for the Indian Coast Guard. This follows the earlier contract, valued at ` 977 crores, for 36 similar vessels. With this order, […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Another Project 03160 high speed patrol boat built for the Russian Navy has passed state trials and is ready for delivery. The Russian defense ministry announced on September 25 that the 12th “Raptor” patrol boat completed trials in the Baltic Sea and that it would inducted into the Baltic Fleet shortly. The ministry added that the […]

  • 10 September 2012
    Industry news

    MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced an addition to its engine programme. The D7 high-speed engine delivers a 1.5 – 5 MW output at 1,000 – 2,000 rpm and is designed to serve a broad range of applications. The company states that the D7 will close the gap between its smallest medium-speed and largest high-speed […]

  • 13 December 2011
    Industry news

    Three high-speed patrol boats built by Strategic Marine for the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have been successfully delivered to the Indonesian Police Department. The patrol boats, built at Strategic Marine’s Singapore shipyards, have been specifically designed for maritime conditions in Indonesia and surrounding waters and have the capability to pursue at high speed, intercept and […]

  • 21 September 2012
    Training & Education

    High-Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) departed Lome, Sept. 19, wrapping up a four-day port visit and marking the conclusion to the embarked team of medical professionals’ mission with Swift for Africa Partnership Station (APS) West 2012. During the visit, the team conducted a health fair in the village of Zowla, reaching out to more than […]