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  • 3 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Irish Naval Service has announced a tender for dry-docking services for repairs and maintenance works to the vessel LE Orla. LÉ Orla is a Peacock-class patrol vessel in the Irish Naval Service. Like the rest of her class, she was originally designed for use by the British Royal Navy in Hong Kong waters, and […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s fishery patrol vessel HMS Severn left duties behind to visit Cork and work with its Irish Navy counterpart Lé Orla off the Old Head of Kinsale. Both vessels fly the same blue and yellow pennant denoting a fishery squadron. Orla began life as HMS Swift, one of the Peacock class of boats patrolling waters around Hong Kong. […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Naval Service Vessel L.É. ORLA detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 50 nautical miles south of Hook Head, Co Wexford earlier yesterday. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. The vessel was escorted by the L.É. ORLA to Dunmore East, arriving in port at 8.30 pm this evening. […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Industry news

    Irish Naval Service, based in Haulbowline, County Cork, has invited tenders for the provision and commissioning of four marine cranes.   The cranes will be mounted on the Naval Service’s two coastal patrol vessels, L.É. ORLA and L.É. CIARA. The two coastal patrol vessels  pertain to the Peacock Class patrol corvettes built for the Royal […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based fishery protection vessel HMS Tyne met with her Irish and French counterparts in a joint exercise off the Isle of Wight designed to put them through their paces and improve ways of working. HMS Tyne led Irish ships LE Orla, LE Eithne and the French FS Pluvier in the four-day training exercise designed to […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Seven Orca-class Patrol Craft Training (PCT) vessels recently conducted a formation exercise in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near Victoria, British Columbia.   Vessels taking part included PCT Orca, Raven, Renard, Wolf, Grizzly, Cougar, and Caribou. The ORCA-class vessels operate year round in B.C. coastal waters and are frequent visitors in many of the […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Boeing a $43 million contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of four Orca extra large unmanned undersea vehicles (XLUUVs) and associated support elements. Boeing’s proposal for the Orca XLUUV was based on its 15-meter Echo Voyager unmanned undersea vehicle. The other contender in the navy program was Lockheed Martin. […]

  • 23 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam’s Dental Clinic held a dental health presentation for third-graders at Cmdr. William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School in Santa Rita, Guam Feb. 15. February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and every year USNH visits the school to instruct students on proper oral hygiene. Third-grade teacher Neal Kranz appreciated the […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irish Navy’s Flagship LÉ EITHNE returned ​from​ her search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Friday 17 July. Commanded by Commander Pearse O’Donnell, the 68 sailors of the LÉ EITHNE, augmented by 2 medics from the Army Medical Corps, deployed on the 16th of May to the Meditteranean where they successfully rescued 3376 persons over 22 […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Two foreign officers embarked the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) and completed their surface warfare officer (SWO) qualification, Oct. 27. Lt. Paolo Camogliano, a Peruvian naval officer, and Lt. Juan Granja, an Argentinean naval officer, both assigned to U.S. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, embarked Underwood Sept. 30 and began working on […]

  • 31 October 2017

    The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin $43.2 million contract for work on the US Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) Orca. The contract is the first part of a two phase competition which includes the currently awarded design phase and a competitive production phase for up to nine vehicles to meet increasing demands for undersea […]

  • 16 May 2014

    Forty-five delegates from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which provides an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of NATO nations, visited Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on Friday, May 2nd to discuss security developments in the Asia-Pacific region and their significance for Canada.   The delegation was led by President Hugh Bailey from the United […]

  • 8 August 2011
    Equipment & technology

    First Ukrainian patrol boat will be put into service roughly in Aug 2012, reports Interfax-Ukraine referring to Deputy Chief of Ukrainian Frontier Service Pavel Shisholin. As for Mr. Pavel Shisholin, “construction of Orlan-class patrol craft is currently in progress; this project was specially designed for Coast Guard Dept of Ukrainian Frontier Service. Another UAH 12-mln […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    RFS 156 ‘Yamal’ sustained damages on its port side. Photo: Twitter/Capt_Navy Russian Navy landing ship Yamal collided with Sierra Leone-flagged container ship M/V Orca 2 in the Aegean Sea on December 30, the Russian defense ministry said in a statement to news agency TASS. No one was injured in the collision according to the Russian Navy, […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Polish state-owned defense company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and French shipbuilder DCNS signed an agreement under which they would cooperate on future naval projects in Poland. The focus of this memorandum of understanding are the three submarines that Poland intends to acquire under the Orka programme. PGZ further noted that the agreement could see the two companies […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Industry news

      General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, is being awarded a $17,503,911 firm-fixed-price contract for the service life extension program kits and time compliance technical order upgrade kits in support of the upgrade of eight Egyptian Air Force F110 engines.  The location of the performance is General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.  848th Supply Chain Management Group, […]

  • 9 July 2015

    Irish Navy’s patrol vessel LÉ EITHNE recently hosted the Minister for Defence Mr Simon Coveney T.D. Ireland’s Minister for Defence addressed the 70 members of the Ship’s Company in the hangar of the vessel in Valletta, Malta. Minister Frances Fitzgerald, Minister Joe Sherlock and Chief Of Staff of the Defence Forces, Lt Gen Conor O Boyle were also […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Orkney researchers have found the vessel used by HMS Royal Oak sailors to escape the sinking battleship in Scapa Flow. While the whereabouts of the wreck of HMS Royal Oak, which sank in the first weeks of the World War II, are known, researchers struggled to locate the battleship’s steam pinnacle in which some of […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    MBDA and Lockheed Martin announced they have completed a series of trials aimed at qualifying the integration of MBDA’s Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) with Lockheed Martin’s Extensible Launching System (ExLS) 3-Cell stand alone launcher. ExLS is Lockheed Martin’s low-cost alternative for integrating new missiles and munitions into naval surface combatants. The compact vertical launch 3-cell […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irish Navy’s LÉ NIAMH successfully conducted a Search and Rescue Operation 90 kilometres north-east of Tripoli, Libya yesterday, rescuing 256 migrants (235 male, 13 female, 8 minors) from a wooden barge. The LÉ NIAMH is on stand-by for further operations and is awaiting direction from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre for its next tasking. On […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Irish Naval Service flagship the LÉ EITHNE conducted a successful rescue operation of 300 migrants, 45 kilometres North of Tripoli in the early hours of Friday the 29th of May. The migrants were on board a barge that was attempting to cross the South Central Mediterranean. Having successfully transferred 201 rescuees over to the […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Forty members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) Fraser received a first-hand experience of naval life and operations during a visit to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on May 20, 2014.   The corps was accompanied throughout the day by members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and shown a variety of units […]

  • 29 June 2015

    Irish Navy’s LÉ EITHNE successfully located and rescued a total of 593 migrants; from six separate vessels, 50 Nautical Miles north-west of Tripoli, the Libyan capital this morning. Rescue operations commenced at 4 am Irish time when 101 migrants were taken from a rubber craft. The L.E. EITHNE quickly proceeded into 5 more consecutive rescue operations, […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Equipment & technology

    Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Megan Dennis, from Pryor Creek, Okla., performs pre-flight operational checks aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is getting underway to conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. The vessel is the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. Bush ’​s callsign is Avenger, […]

  • 28 July 2015

    LÉ NIAMH, Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Irish Navy, successfully conducted a Search and Rescue Operation 80 kilometres north-west of Tripoli, Libya on July 27th, rescuing 243 migrants from a wooden barge. There was a slight swell and south easterly breeze at the time, the operation commenced at 8.31 am and was completed at 11.38 […]

  • 25 May 2015

    Dozens paid tribute to honor the legacy and sacrifice of the more than 300,000 lives lost in World War II, during the Veteran’s Wreath Remembrance Ceremony held aboard the USS Midway. The event, hosted by the USS Midway Museum, kicked-off the Midway Legacy Week held May 23 to 25. The museum, housed on the former […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Scotland’s University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute will, together with ORCA Marine and Seatronics, survey the wreck of HMS Hampshire off Orkney, Scotland. Royal Navy’s former Devonshire-class armored cruiser HMS Hampshire struck a mine on June 5, 1916, while transporting Lord Kitchener, the secretary of State for War to Archangel in northern Russia for a meeting with […]

  • 2 December 2011
    Industry news

      DRS C3 & Aviation Co., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $48,459,005 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0011) to exercise an option for logistics services in support of E-6B aircraft, to include management of government-owned inventory and material support of aircraft.  In addition, this option provides for residual spares from other 707 […]

  • 4 June 2012
    Industry news

    Mikros Systems Corporation announced on June 1 that the Company plans to exhibit at the upcoming Navy Opportunity Forum from June 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia. Mikros will be showcasing an Energy Harvesting MicroBuoy, which was developed under the Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and incorporates the wave energy […]