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  • 13 June 2018

    The Royal Australian Navy has deployed a laser airborne depth sounder (LADS) flight to deployment to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, for hydrographic surveys in the Kavieng and Rabaul regions. The five week is carried out with the aim of providing improved data that will be used to update the existing nautical charts used by all […]

  • 14 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy’s laser airborne depth sounder flight (LADS) has completed its final sortie after 26 years of outstanding service. This world-leading capability was developed in South Australia and since 1993 has been providing the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian government survey data for their coastal and reef waters that are dangerous or […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Taking hydrography to the sky is the unique task of the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight is and one of the lesser known capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy’s Australian Hydrographic Service.   The Navy’s hydrographic fleet is most visible through the fleet of two Hydrographic Survey ships and four Survey Motor Launches, but […]

  • 27 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Cobham Aviation Services has been awarded a five year contract extension by Fugro LADS Corporation Pty Ltd to support the provision of hydrographic survey services for the Royal Australian Navy.   Cobham will continue to support Fugro in providing this unique service which involves operating an airborne laser bathymetry (ALB) system to survey shorelines, tides, […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Former Sydney Smith High School pupil, Andrew Hendin is on his first deployment with the Royal Navy. Sailing onboard HMS Diamond, he is helping to protect our nation’s interests in the Middle East. Andrew, 21, a resident of Hull, is a member of the logistics department onboard and is responsible for a number of crucial […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Submariners have spent a week in the fires of hell to ensure they can deal with the biggest threat to the Silent Service. Despite the public perception of submarines, fire – or rather smoke – will knock you out long before your boat floods. So experienced submariners from across the RN Submarine Service […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Argyll has just completed a very successful 30 day period of exercises and local engagement in the Falkland Islands. Arriving in the South Atlantic on the 1st June she spent 30 days working to a high-tempo programme which included her playing a leading role in Exercise Cape Bayonet. Exercise Cape Bayonet is a regular […]

  • 28 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    UK and US Navy mine countermeasure ships recently carried out the MCMEX 17-2 in international waters off Bahrain. The mine-clearance exercise consisted of individual units clearing areas of ‘mine threats’ in order to exercise their ability to do so for real at a moments notice. Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Chiddingfold led the charge, finding and recovering five […]

  • 24 October 2014

    HMA Ships Arunta and Parramatta visited Melbourne 17-20 October, coinciding with the centenary of the departure of convoys for the First World War from Port Phillip Bay. Seventeen troopships departed Victorian shores in October 1914, carrying troops, nurses, technicians, horses, supplies and weapons, bound for Albany, Western Australia. From Albany, those troopships joined with many […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A team of Royal Navy sailors aboard the minehunter HMS Bangor helped save the U.S. Navy more than $1 million by finding and recovering a previously lost sonar. The large sonar was lost during the latest Anglo-French-US exercise in the Gulf, Artemis Trident. Although the chief aim of the workout was to keep sea lanes […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Marines recently trained with their Bahraini counterparts during a three-week amphibious exercise in the Persian Gulf. The marines stormed the beaches under the cover of air power as Exercise Pearl Dagger 16 came to an explosive conclusion, played out before British and Bahraini VIPs. Rewind three weeks and the commandos were dropped off in […]

  • 5 December 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy laser airborne depth sounder flight has deployed to assist in disaster relief efforts off the South Island of New Zealand. The Cairns-based flight has conducted a hydrographic survey of the sea floor in the coastal margins of the north-east coast of the South Island following the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake near […]

  • 15 February 2012
    Training & Education

    A group of sailors from the Portsmouth based HMS Richmond have carried out team work training using HMS Raleigh’s high ropes course, as the ship undergoes a maintenance period at Devonport Naval Base, in Plymouth. HMS Richmond sent eight Junior Ratings to the Royal Navy training base in Cornwall to test their mettle on the […]

  • 23 April 2014

    HMS Blyth, which left her base port at Faslane for a three-month NATO deployment to the Mediterranean, has rescued two stricken men after their Wayfarer dinghy capsized off Ailsa Craig late yesterday afternoon.   The two men, thought to be in their late 20s, had set out from Largs on Tuesday, April 22 for a […]

  • 31 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Sub Lieutenant (SLt) Richard Burns and Midshipman (Mid) Edward Pearson were among thousands of sailors taking part in the race around the Island of Wight. They were part of the crew racing in the Catamaran ‘Monocle’, owned by SLt Burns’ uncle, Mr Noel Cockle. Two hours into the 50 nautical mile race with the wind […]

  • 2 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Hundreds of Royal Marines Association members paraded at Commando Training Centre Royal Marines on Sunday as part of their annual reunion weekend. The reunion was an opportunity for veterans and their families, who had gathered from all over Britain to mix with their old comrades. It also gave them a chance to meet the newest […]

  • 27 July 2011

    The Type 23 has been called away from the Response Force Task Group to become the primary surface combatant in support of the NATO Operation Unified Protector. Sutherland has already carried out her first boarding operation, under the auspices of UN Security Council Resolutions 1970 and 1973, and sent her highly-capable team of Royal Marines […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Marines on HMS Monmouth are cycling around the clock for up to ten days to help fellow green berets. The commandos – who provide the sharp sword of the Plymouth frigate’s boarding team on patrol in the Gulf – intend to clock up 4,825 miles exactly. That’s the distance from their base at 43 […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Divers from HMS Quorn are preparing for the biggest minehunting exercise of the year in the Middle East. They will join counterparts from 20 or so nations in May at the second annual IMCMEX, which aims to show how the world’s navies can keep the sea lanes open – and deal with the mine threat. […]

  • 12 September 2013
    Training & Education

    Minehunter HMS Penzance has left Scotland to begin her stint with a NATO force patrolling the Mediterranean. Just three months after leaving refit on the Forth, the Faslane-based vessel is joining Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2, taking over from HMS Ledbury. Just three months after emerging from a major overhaul, minehunter HMS Penzance has left […]

  • 19 November 2012

    The Royal and Dutch navies joined forces in the war on drugs when RFA Argus met up with the Netherlands frigate Van Amstel in the Caribbean. As well as combating the illegal narcotics trade, the two ships exchanged personnel and helicopters, and took part in a gunnery shoot. Both ships – Argus is an aviation […]

  • 26 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of hunter-killer submarine HMS Trenchant have passed the nine-month barrier on their marathon tour of duty in the Indian Ocean. The Plymouth-based boat has clocked up 277 days on patrol since leaving Devon last year, continually maintaining the UK’s submarine presence east of Suez. She sailed on June 22 – a month before […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMS Dauntless paid a rare visit to the Ivory Coast where they honoured the victims of a Christmas tragedy. The destroyer anchored off the fishing port of Sassandra, where some of the dead of a wartime flying boat tender were washed ashore when their vessel, the SS Dumana, was sunk by a U-boat […]

  • 4 July 2012
    Training & Education

    HMNZS TE KAHA and HMNZS ENDEAVOUR sailed from Devonport Naval base at the beginning of June bound for Hawaii and Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2012), being conducted from 29 June to 3 August. Other units from the NZ Defence Force are also taking part in the exercise—the Operational Diving Team and the Mine […]

  • 4 December 2013
    Training & Education

    A biting wind whistled across Portsmouth Harbour as six Royal Naval Reservists plunged into the dark waters of the diving training lake at the Navy’s Horsea Island training site, swimming across the lake, completing a timed set of circuits and leaping several times from the highest platform (over 30 feet) into the water, clutching their […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    US Navy’s future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) officially started construction in a keel authentication ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), on Oct. 13. Keel laying is the traditional start of ship construction. In the age of wooden ships, ‘keel laying’ referred to the laying down of the piece of timber serving as the backbone […]

  • 3 February 2015

    Capt. Keith G. Moore relieved Capt. Malcolm H. Potts as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1 at a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18), Jan. 30. During Potts’ tenure as commander, PHIBRON 1, he led the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group through numerous bilateral and multinational exercises and […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $165.5 million advance procurement contract to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for LPD 30. LPD 30 will be the first Flight II landing platform in the San Antonio-class. “This is a significant milestone as we embark toward a new flight of […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Peruvian Navy officially marked the beginning of construction works on its second Makassar-class landing platform dock (LPD) ‘Paita’ with a keel-laying ceremony on December 14. The ceremony took place at the SIMA shipyard in Calao and was led by Peruvian defense minister Jorge Nieto Montesinos. The future B.A.P. Paita is the second of overall two […]