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  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    As NUSHIP Canberra‘s personnel step closer to bringing the first Landing Helicopter Dock into service, a massive amount of preparation is underway ranging from the development of standard operating procedures and policies, to ship specific training involving the incorporation of an amphibious and flight capability that has never been seen before in the ADF. As part […]

  • 3 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The new LX(R) line of U.S. Navy amphibious combat ships could be built faster than the LPD line and could be procured as early as 2018, a U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee hearing indicated on March 2. U.S. Senator Thad Cochran chaired the hearing to review the FY2017 budget request for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The senator sought […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony for the Italian Navy’s multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) at its Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on July 12. The approx. 200 meters long LHD will have a maximum speed of 25 knots and will be equipped with a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG). The […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After a period of dry docking in Sydney to resolve propulsion issues, Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide took to sea starting flight trials in July. Whilst in dock, Adelaide was subjected to a detailed inspection and renewal of her propulsion pods. Navy also took the opportunity to rectify a number of minor […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Faulty maintenance works are reportedly the reason why the Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks spent the last month tied to port. Navy chiefs are now looking into what happened during maintenance works on the $1.5 billion warships, according to the Australian Daily Telegraph, who wrote that even basic tasks like oil changes have been […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Italian Navy placed an order for the construction and equipment of one multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD) with Fincantieri and Finmeccanica. The total value of the contract is over 1.1 billion euros, with Fincantieri’s share amounting to approx. 853 million euros and Finmeccanica’s to about 273 million euros. The delivery of the unit is scheduled in […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) NUSHIP Adelaide left BAE Systems Williamstown on June 17 to begin sea trials. After some initial trials in Port Phillip Bay, NUSHIP Adelaide will spend ten days on the water travelling to Sydney. The current testing precedes a second period of sea trials in August, ahead of delivery […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.   The LHD Landing Craft (LLC) are scheduled to be handed over to Canberra in the coming months. In the mean time, […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A key contract for supporting Australia’s new Landing Helicopter Dock ships (LHDs) has been awarded to BAE Systems Australia Defence Pty Ltd.   Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), Mr Warren King, today announced the contract to support the two LHDs over the next four years. “BAE Systems will provide a continuity […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy Marine Corps recently practiced amphibious operations with the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship LHD Juan Carlos I and the Galicia-class landing platform dock LPD Castilla. The amphibious exercise, named ADELFIBEX-61, was conducted off the Gulf of Cadiz and the Spanish Naval Base Rota. This basic exercise was designed to train Spanish Navy amphibious units in […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide is making final preparations for a three-month deployment which will include participation in RIMPAC, the world’s largest international maritime exercise taking place off Hawaii. Adelaide’s journey across the South Pacific to Hawaii and back is called Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) and represents the second iteration of the Indo-Pacific […]

  • 14 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The CH-47F Chinook aircraft are now cleared for take-off from Australian Navy’s landing helicopter docks as the heavy lift helicopter has completed class trials onboard HMAS Adelaide. One of two LHD ships in the Australian Navy, HMAS Adelaide embarked the helicopter in early August to assess all aspects of the ship, aircraft and equipment interface to develop […]

  • 25 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Italian Navy’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD) Trieste was launched in a ceremony at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on May 25. The multirole and multipurpose amphibious vessel was launched in the presence of Italian president Sergio Mattarella and the Italian Navy chief Adm. Valter Girardelli, among other high-ranking officials. The LHD is also […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Industry news

    On Monday, Australia’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship departed the Navantia Ferrol Dockyard in Spain for a short trip south to Vigo, where she will be loaded onto the Dockwise Heavy Lift Ship (HLS) Blue Marlin for transit to Australia. Weather permitting, Blue Marlin is scheduled to depart before Christmas and is expected to […]

  • 13 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks (LHDs) and their associated landing craft have achieved final operational capability. The entire amphibious capability acquired under Joint Project 2048 – including HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra, their 12 landing craft and amphibious supporting organisations – achieved the milestone in early November, confirming their ability to […]

  • 25 April 2017

    Responding to an article about faulty maintenance works on the Australian Navy’s two biggest warships, Australia’s deputy chief of navy said the article was “incorrect and misleading in its assertions”. The Daily Telegraph published an article which claimed the reason for the breakdown of the Canberra-class landing helicopter docks was due to improper maintenance work […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The first MT30 gas turbine that will be installed on the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel passed the factory acceptance test, Rolls-Royce announced on Thursday. Rolls-Royce is in charge of providing two MT30 gas turbines to power the new 20,000 tonne displacement LHD, which will be built and launched at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia, […]

  • 19 September 2016

    The Arab Republic of Egypt has received the second and last Mistral-class helicopter carrier it acquired from France in October 2015. The change of flag ceremony for the amphibious assault ship which Egypt named Anwar El Sadat took place on September 16 and was attended by the two Chiefs of Staff of the Egyptian and French […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly today opened the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship training facility at Mascot in New South Wales. Over the next two-and-a-half years the new facility will provide training to Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel in the safe operation and maintenance of the LHD ships. The facility has the potential […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Industry news

    A high precision Enerpac SyncHoist system has been successfully deployed by heavy lift and transport specialists Universal Cranes to ensure optimum accuracy and safety in the hoisting and positioning of key components of one of the largest ships ever built for the Royal Australian Navy. The Enerpac System – deployed by Universal Cranes for the […]

  • 8 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Turkish shipbuilder Sedef has held a keel-laying ceremony for the Turkish Navy amphibious assault ship TCG Anadolu at its shipyard in Tuzla, Istanbul. Once commissioned, the landing helicopter dock will be the first of its kind in the Turkish Navy. It is designed by Navantia and based on the Spanish LHD Juan Carlos I and […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The landing helicopter dock is scheduled to be launched this month.

  • 21 June 2011

      Four Sailors aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) completed repairs to the mechanical seal on a main feed pump June 16, keeping the ship on station in the Mediterranean Sea conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. The mechanical seal catastrophically failed June 12, and Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NUSHIP Adelaide personnel are taking advantage of the opportunity to searide in HMAS Canberra to start learning more about the Landing Helicopter Dock. Adelaide is currently at BAE Systems dockyard in Williamstown, Victoria, while the communications and combat system fit out is completed. Adelaide’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Dayong Bao said that seariding […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Turkey began construction of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship with a steel cutting ceremony on April 30. Based on the Spanish Navy’s landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and designed by Navantia, the Turkish version of the ship will be named TCG Anadolu and have the pennant number L-408. Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Industry news

    The first of two new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships was officially named Canberra in a traditional Navy ceremony at Williamstown, Victoria on Friday 15 February 2013. The new LHD was named by Mrs. Vickie Coates, wife of the late Rear Admiral Nigel Coates AM, RAN, who served a distinguished career in the Navy and […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has completed trials to transport an M1A1 main battle tank and large vehicle loads ashore using an LHD landing craft. The tests, carried out with the Australian Army’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Combat Service Support Battalion, took place after the landing craft recently underwent […]

  • 24 April 2020

    China is moving forward with its efforts to expand navy capabilities as the country launched its second amphibious assault ship.  The launching ceremony for the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) being built for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) took place at Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard on April 22, part of the China State Shipbuilding […]

  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has awarded Naval Ship Management (NSM), a 50/50 joint venture between Babcock and UGL, a contract for the maintenance of the Royal Australian Navy’s two Canberra-class landing helicopter docks. The contract is worth around AU$1.5 billion, according to Babcock, and has an initial duration period of five years with two further five year extensions. In […]