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  • 20 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    ITS Durand de La Penne has set sail from London where the future officers were able to visit the Greenwich Royal Observatory, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth and the Bletchley Park to learn about past and modern seafaring.   Durand de La Penne also visited the NATO Maritime Command and the European Union […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian Navy recently used the new Leonardo-developed M-40 target drones in an exercise involving the aircraft carrier ITS Cavour and Durand de la Penne-class destroyer ITS Francesco Mimbelli. The exercise saw the aircraft carrier and its complement of AV8B+ fighter aircraft training alongside the destroyer against M-40 drones which were simulating a range of incoming […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Industry news

      The recent steel cut ceremony held at Riva Trigoso Shipyard of FINCANTIERI was not normal routine, but a very special event, under many points of view. First of all, it is the start-up of the first ‘foreign’ contract for Orizzonte Sistemi Navali. As a matter of fact, Orizzonte was born in Europe, not just […]

  • 4 August 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian Navy is currently leading an international Training Campaign in the Atlantic Ocean for the Cadets of the Naval Academy.   The Spanish corvette Infanta Elena, and the Italian destroyer Luigi Durand de La Penne, commanded by Captain Ostilio de Majo, conducted kinematic maneuvers, flight and telecommunication operations. An inspection team from the Spanish […]

  • 8 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Dynamic Manta 2017, NATO’s annual anti-submarine warfare exercise, is set to start on Monday next week, off the coast of Sicily, Italy. The two-week drill will gather ships and sailors from ten allied countries for ASW training in the central Mediterranean. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United States, under the control of […]

  • 19 May 2020
    Vessels

    The first steel plate of the hull of the first of the French Navy’s four new logistic support ships (LSS) has been cut in a ceremony at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. The ceremony held on May 18 marked symbolically the start of the construction of the first vessel of the France’s FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program. […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A French Navy submarine that disappeared over 50 years ago in the Mediterranean Sea has just been discovered, according to an announcement from French defense minister Florence Parly. La Minerve went missing on January 17, 1968, with 52 crew on board. The diesel-electric submarine was taking part in a military exercise when it disappeared. According […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) met up with ships from the navies of the US, Australia and Japan for a series of maneuvers in the Bay of Bengal. The exercise involving US destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) and submarine HMAS Collins […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Authorities

    On 13 July 2012, Rear Admiral Rainer Endres (German Navy) handed over the role of Deputy Operation Commander (DCOM) of the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta to Rear Admiral Gualtiero Mattesi (Italian Navy). The handover was conducted at the EU NAVFOR Operation Headquarters (OHQ) in Northwood, near London. Rear Admiral […]

  • 14 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Several dozen coronavirus cases have been confirmed on the French Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R91) which arrived in its homeport Toulon on April 12.  As informed by the French Ministry of Armed Forces, around 50 sailors tested positive for COVID-19. Upon the ship’s arrival, nearly 2,000 sailors were placed in isolation for […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Training & Education

       The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, USS Somerset docked during week-long commissioning events in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   Somerset was commissioned during a formal ceremony at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, March 1. She is the ninth San Antonio-class amphibious dock and was built at Northrop Grumman’s  Avondale shipyard. The 24,900-ton ship is designed […]

  • 5 March 2019
    Authorities

    French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle got underway from its homeport in Toulon on Tuesday, March 5, to start Clemencau 2019 – its first operational deployment since 2016. The carrier got underway after completing carrier strike group and flight trials, following an 18-month mid-life overhaul. The aircraft carrier will operate as part of […]

  • 12 September 2018

    Naval Group has started deconstruction operations on French Navy’s five first-generation ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) in Cherbourg, France. The project was awarded by French defense procurement agency to Naval Group in 2016. Subsequently, Naval Group has entrusted Veolia with the contract relating to deconstruction and recovery operations on these end-of-life submarines.     Nathalie Smirnov, directrice […]

  • 29 June 2020
    Vessels

    The steel cutting of the first forward section for four logistic support ships (LSS) ordered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique to Fincantieri under the FLOTLOG program took place at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard in Naples, Italy, earlier this month.

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities

    Twenty-one blasts reverberated across the waterfront of Yorktown, Va., June 2, rolling across the water as the French frigate La Fayette (F710) rendered honors to the U.S. and French Sailors who stood ashore. At attention, their arms raised in similar yet distinguished salutes, the Sailors returned the honor, reflecting on the strong alliance between France […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) has subcontracted Italian counterpart Fincantieri for the deliveries of forward sections of the French Navy’s future FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) ships. The four ships that are to be built for the French Navy will be based on the Vulcano design Fincantieri is building for the Italian Navy. The forward sections […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities

    Irish patrol vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett assumed the coordinating role in a search and rescue operation which rescued 100 people, 87 kilometres northeast of Tripoli, Libya. According to the Irish Defence Forces’ press office, LÉ Samuel Beckett, with assistance from the Italian ITS Aliseo and its embarked helicopter, directed the Doctors Without Borders vessel MV Dignity 1 to the location of the […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Divers from the Trident Refit Facility traveled from their home in Kings Bay Ga., to Newport, Ky. to give area residents on Sept. 1 a small taste of what Navy divers do -swim with sharks. The divers were in town for Cincinnati Navy Week 2011 and dove for six shows a day in the […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French Navy celebrated the completion of the construction of its sixth multi-mission frigate, FREMM Normandie, in Lorient on June 25. As explained, the celebration marked not only the end of work on the six FREMM frigates but also the beginning of the manufacturing of the FREMM frigates with reinforced air defense capabilities and of […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Spanish OPV ‘Tornado’ has arrived in Las Palmas Military Arsenal after a four-month deployment participating in operation ‘Atalanta’ fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean.   The welcoming ceremony on April 2 was presided over by the Chief of the Canary Islands Naval Command, Rear-admiral Manuel de la Puente. The patrol boat had a complement […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Ranger, once used for scenes in the movies “Top Gun” and “Star Trek IV”, is starting a 16,000-mile trip from Puget Sound, to a scrap yard in Texas. International Shipbreaking Limited has been contracted to dismantle the carrier at a contract price of a penny. Crosby Tugs LLC of Golden […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The French Government Defense procurement agency Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) has contracted submarine specialist DCNS to deconstruct its decommissioned Redoutable-class ballistic missile submarines. Built between 1964 and 1982, the SSBNs were gradually replaced by the four Triomphant-class submarines that entered service between 1997 and 2010. DCNS will perform the work on five of the six submarines […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities

    Italian Navy’s vessel ITS Grecale returned home to La Spezia after spending five months employed in Operation Atalanta. The vessel conducted anti-piracy mission and maintained security of the trade routes in the Indian Ocean and off the Horn of Africa. Operation Atalanta, also known as European Union Naval Force Somalia, is a current military operation that […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Ten Royal Netherlands Navy vessels will be fitted with sixteen Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) by 2017, the company responsible for the installation of the systems announced May 26. Dutch Defence Material Organization has awarded three contracts to Golten Worldwide and its Green Technologies business unit for the engineering and turnkey installation of the systems. Landing Platform Dock (LPD) vessels […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Vietnam People’s Navy commissioned the final two Kilo-class submarines delivered to Vietnam by Russia in a ceremony in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on February 28. Named Da Nang and Ba Ria-Vung Tau, the submarines had their flags raised at the military port of Submarine Brigade 189. The submarines were the final two of six Kilo-class […]

  • 6 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) participated in community-relations (COMREL) events at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and the county Boys Club and Girls Club during a port visit at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport, Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. A team of 13 crew members donated 53 man-hours […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities

    The Colombian Navy has seized more than one ton of cocaine hydrochloride from a containership in the waters off Barranquilla.  The navy, working in cooperation with other agencies including Colombian air force and coast guard, intercepted the Singapore-flagged Cap San Tainaro on August 3, 2018. As informed, the navy found a total of 1,144 kilograms of cocaine […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The chief of naval personnel (CNP) met with Sailors and civilians from the mid-South at an all-hands call March 30. Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk spoke about the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, physical fitness and force management. In his opening remarks, he assured Sailors that they have earned […]

  • 8 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) hosted five meteorology and oceanography (METOC) officers while in port Valparaiso, Chile, Aug. 26. The five METOC officers, all from various navies across the globe, are currently attending the Category A Hydrography program at the Servicio Hidrografico Oceanografico de la Armada de Chile. The navies represented […]