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  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Two more Hunt-class minesweepers of the Royal Navy have started their mid-life refit in the Portsmouth ship hall. The two 196ft vessels entered the shed just days after refurbished HMS Brocklesby, another minesweeper, completed the overhaul. The shed was built to construct giant sections first of Type 45 destroyers then, once extended, even larger segments of […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Industry news

    US shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine announced it has welcomed retired US Navy Vice Admiral Richard W. Hunt as its chief strategy officer and head of institutional relations. At Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Adm. Hunt will communicate the shipbuilder’s technological and performance advantages. He will also manage and expand the company’s relationships with government customers and federal, state, […]

  • 10 August 2017
    Authorities

    Two Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessels arrived in Oman recently to relieve two of their counterparts who spent the last three years forward-deployed to Bahrain. Returning home to the UK are HMS Penzance (bound for Faslane) and HMS Chiddingfold (Portsmouth) after completing their three-year stints in the Gulf. Assuming their places in Bahrain are Sandown-class minehunter […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

      Sweden has decided to end the search for the mysterious submarine in Stockholm archipelago, BBC News writes. The hunt for the submarine, which included naval vessels and planes and lasted for a week, is considered to be Sweden’s biggest military mobilisation since the Cold War. Although the submarine could not be identified, there were some […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy submarine, HMAS Sheean, has been hunted from the air and sea as part of Exercise Bersama Shield off the Malay Peninsula.   Exercise Bersama Shield is designed to enhance the interoperability of Five Power Defence Arrangement member nations. Australian Defence Force (ADF) elements have joined with forces from Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Ships, submarines, and maritime patrol aircraft from seven nations commenced the anti-submarine warfare Exercise Shark Hunt in the Norwegian Sea, May 18, 2015. Shark Hunt is a U.S.-led multinational anti-submarine exercise that seeks to enhance interoperability and tactical proficiencies of participating units. During the exercise, participating units will practice detecting and tracking submarines and then […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Maintenance works on the Royal Navy Hunt-class minesweeper HMS Brocklesby have begun in BAE Systems’ new Small Ships Centre of Specialisation at Portsmouth Naval Base. BAE said the work is part of a £600 million Maritime Services Delivery Framework (MSDF) contract to support half of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet on UK and global operations as well […]

  • 1 September 2011

      Specialists and ships dispatched to hunt a rapacious shark hitting people in Primorsky Krai are quite enough; no Pacific Fleet (PF) assets are involved. “Nine fishing vessels are engaged in shark-hunting off Primorsky Krai. Professional fishermen work on those ships. Ten motorboats operate in monitoring mode. They do not need any additional aid. Recently […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In a U.S. Navy field test, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s AQS-24B mine hunting system successfully demonstrated the ability to perform synthetic aperture sonar processing at 18 knots in real time. The AQS-24B was developed at Northrop Grumman’s Undersea Systems campus in Annapolis. The field testing took place at the U.S. Navy Central Command in Bahrain, May […]

  • 9 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal UK Navy minehunter has been working alongside NATO forces in the Mediterranean to practise hunting and destroying mines as part of an international task force.   HMS Blyth exercised her skills as part of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) which is made up of ships from the UK, Italy, Spain, […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Sandown-class minehunter HMS Pembroke located nine WW2 bombs and mines in the murky waters off Kiel, Germany. The Faslane-based ship joined four other NATO vessels hunting for historic ordnance on the latest stage of her deployment with the international force. Wars past continue to occupy warships present as an international force of minehunters – […]

  • 19 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet engaged in a search for imaginary enemy submarines in the Black Sea. The Navy’s patrol vessel Pytliviy, as well as small anti-submarine ships Suzdalets and Aleksandrovets, together with naval aviation conducted the training. Other vessels involved,  Kovrovets (913), Ivan Golubets (911), Valentin Pikul (878) and Mineralnye Vody (150), carried out minesweeping assignments during the exercise. […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The director of the US Navy staff talked at the most recent Navy Now Forum March 14 in Washington, D.C., about the future of the program for the littoral combat ship (LCS), one of the Navy’s newest warship platforms. Vice Adm. Richard Hunt took advantage of the session intended to enhance the relationship between the […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Northrop Grumman Corporation said it would be participating in the Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior exercise where the company intends to put its unmanned mine hunting capabilities on show. The unmanned mine hunting element of Unmanned Warrior will feature Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24B towed mine hunting sensor operated from an Atlas Elektronik UK ARCIMS Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV). The AQS-24B, which […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The UK and Norway have advanced their plans for international Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) cooperation in the North Atlantic. The nations’ defence ministers flew in an American P-8A Poseidon from RAF Lossiemouth on May 3. Defence Minister Guto Bebb hosted Secretary Tone Skogen, State Secretary in Norway’s Ministry of Defence, on her visit aboard a […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s frigate HMS Westminster staged a submarine hunt east of the Suez Canal, where she is wrapping up her anti-piracy deployment in anticipation of the arrival of her sister HMS Somerset, which will take over in early February.   The tests included firing of a red-tipped dummy torpedo Sting Ray into the ocean […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has received the first of three lots of Northrop Grumman’s mine hunting sonar upgrade kits which will be used by the the HM-12, -14 and -15 Mine Countermeasures Squadrons. Under the Navy’s contract, Northrop Grumman is to upgrade 27 AQS-24A mine hunting systems into the more advanced AQS-24B system. Work is being done in three production lots. […]

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

    When members of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2’s Area Search Platoon (ASP) participated in a controlled exercise with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 12, EOD technicians were able to execute their mission in a fraction of the time. EODMU 12 was tasked to find mine shapes off the coast of Key West, […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Northrop Grumman Corporation, in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, announced the successful demonstration of an unmanned mine-hunting mission. In the demonstration, the Mine Hunting Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MHU) was used in tandem with Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24A Mine Detecting Sensor System in the Arabian Gulf. The demonstration highlighted the unmanned capabilities […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) conducted a special trial for USS Freedom (LCS 1) May 22-24. “INSURV found Freedom fit for service and on an appropriate readiness glide slope,” said Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, commander, Naval Surface Forces. “There are clearly identified issues to work on in the post-shakedown availability (PSA) this […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s Hunt-class mine counter measure vessel HMS Brocklesby has started her sea trials after spending 18 months in refit. According to shipbuilder BAE Systems, the trials started four months earlier than usual. Despite undergoing the largest work package for a Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessel (MCMV) to date, thanks to a new way of […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy Hunt-class minehunter HMS Cattistock got underway from naval base Portsmouth on Thursday to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1). Cattistock will be spending the next three months in the Baltic Sea contributing to NATO mine countermeasure operations. “The ship’s company have worked incredibly hard to ready themselves and the ship […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Three Merlin helicopters will go a-hunting off Sicily this weekend as they join the biggest anti-submarine exercise in western Europe. The aircraft, plus 75 personnel from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, are Britain’s contribution to NATO’s Proud Manta, a two-week war game involving the forces of ten Allied nations. The Royal Navy’s best submarine hunting helicopters […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Bahrain-based minehunter HMS Chiddingfold has welcomed its new operators, Crew 3 from the Hunt-class Mine Countermeasures Squadron who flew out from their native Portsmouth to take charge of the ship into early 2017. In the latest switchover of sailors running the Royal Navy’s four-strong minehunter force in Bahrain, Crew 3 are the proud ‘owners’ of the […]

  • 1 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Royal Navy warship HMS Ledbury will sail into Bristol from Wednesday August 31 for the start of a six-day visit and the general public will have the chance to go on board this ultra-modern, fighting mine-hunter. The ship has enjoyed a long-standing affiliation with the town of Ledbury in Hertfordshire, and her ship’s company […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt visited the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Feb. 4 to talk with Sailors, Marines and coalition forces during Exercise Bold Alligator 2012. Hunt arrived via CH-46 as part of a tour of units participating in Bold Alligator, the largest amphibious exercise in a decade. […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities

    As the Royal Navy’s HMS Middleton set sail for the Persian Gulf, HMS Atherstone started her 6,700-mile trip back home. During her time in the Gulf, Atherstone has worked on ensuring security and stability in an area that contains three of the world’s six maritime chokepoints. She has covered some 44,520 nautical miles and conducted over 8,630 hours of operational […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities

    MCM2 Crew 6 has commenced a seven month deployment aboard HMS Atherstone in support of Operation Kipion.   Crew 2 handed over the baton to Crew 6 in Bahrain where the Hunt Class Minehunter is operationally based. HMS Atherstone will continue to operate as part of the UK’s contribution to promoting security and stability in […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) are challenging themselves to collectively run enough miles to circumnavigate the earth – a competition that started April 1 and will continue until New York returns home from its maiden deployment to accumulate the 24,900 miles needed to complete the challenge. Chief […]