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  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s Zumwalt class (DDG 1000) destroyer program continues to make significant progress achieving key shipbuilding milestones, completing ship generator light-off Sept. 23 for the first-of-class ship, the future USS Zumwalt.   DDG 1000 is 92 percent complete and currently in the test and activation phase of construction at General Dynamics, Bath Iron Works. […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The crew of the guided missile destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) successfully completed their Light-Off Assessment (LOA) event Jan. 31 following an extensive maintenance period. LOA is an engineering focused event and is a key milestone to entering the basic phase of training in preparation for future deployments. During the event, an inspection is conducted […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency celebrated the official “light off” of the Aegis Ashore system for Romania on Oct. 24., representing the system’s operational readiness. This system, along with its re-locatable deckhouse, will be deployed to Romania in 2015 as part of the administration’s European Phased Adaptive Approach for ballistic […]

  • 25 October 2012
    Industry news

    On October 5, 2012, Austal completed main engine light off of the two MTU 9,100kW 20V 8000 M71 propulsion diesel engines and the two 22,000kW GE LM2500 gas turbine engines on the 127-meter Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS 4). The light-off of the main engines follows the fuel load and the testing of all four […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Engineering Department aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) is preparing for an Afloat Training Group (ATG) light off assessment (LOA) for its two main boilers scheduled to take place at the end of April 2013. ATG will assess both propulsion plants, checking everything from fuel quality management to the 3M system […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    On July 6, US Senator Jeff Sessions joined Austal, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works personnel in completing the Combat Systems Light Off milestone in the second Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, Coronado (LCS 4). Senator Sessions operated the 57mm gun from the bridge of LCS 4 and he was able […]

  • 15 November 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. 7th Fleet Command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) completed a two-day Light Off Assessment (LOA) Nov. 9-10 in Yokosuka, Japan. The evolution, assessed by Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 with the assistance of Afloat Training Group Western Pacific (ATGWP), checked the ship’s ability to safely operate the engineering plant and light off […]

  • 7 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) departed BAE Systems Shipyard for Naval Base San Diego after a five-month planned maintenance availability (PMA), Dec. 3. The “Big Easy” spent the summer and fall undergoing an extensive maintenance period, receiving more than $16 million in repairs and upgrades to equipment and systems throughout the […]

  • 18 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s future DDG 51 destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) started its Aegis Combat System testing at the Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard, December 17. The Aegis system light off marks the beginning of combat system testing for the ship. These tests will ensure all combat system equipment is operational and communicative. The […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) departed Naval Station Norfolk for deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).   Led by Cmdr. Frank Brandon, commanding officer, Mitscher will conduct maritime security operations and ballistic missile defense as well as continue to strengthen coalition partnerships. Before deploying, Mitscher participated in […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australian Shipbuilding Corporation (ASC) and the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance marked a major milestone in the construction of the Hobart-class destroyers when one of the main engines that will drive the propellers of NUSHIP Hobart was started. The large 5650kW Bravo V16 Propulsion Diesel engine burst into life on April 14, in an engine room below […]

  • 18 November 2011
    Industry news

    U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) completed three days of sea trials Nov. 16, after extensive training, a planned maintenance period and a successful light off assessment. According to Blue Ridge Damage Control Assistant Lt. Jerry Belmonte, the crew was fully engaged in preparations leading up to sea trials after a […]

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

    While transiting to Apra Harbor, Guam from Darwin, Australia on the 31st of July, the amphibious transport dock ship, USS Green Bay (LPD 20), welcomed aboard five members of the Engineering Readiness and Assistance Team (ERAT). These mechanical and electrical experts brought their knowledge and experience into the engineering department while providing and facilitating training […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The future USS John Finn (DDG 113) was launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard March 28. During launch the drydock was flooded allowing the 637-foot floating dock to slowly submerge until the ship was afloat. Once the drydock was fully submerged, the ship was pulled by tugs to HII’s south berth where the […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    For the first time since December 2013, the guided missile cruiser USS Momsen (DDG 92) got underway under her own power, June 18. This momentous occasion marks the end of a lengthy repair period and the start of a very exciting time in Momsen’s life. The success of the ship throughout an extensive dry-docking maintenance […]

  • 27 November 2014

    Capt. Timothy R. Trampenau transferred leadership of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) to Capt. Brian K. Sorenson during a change of command ceremony held aboard the ship in Norfolk, Nov. 25. Rear Adm. DeWolfe H. Miller III, commander, Carrier Strike Group Two, presided over the ceremony. During Trampenau’s tenure as commanding officer, the […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    For the first time in nearly two years, USS Russell (DDG 59) departed Naval Base San Diego for an underway under her own power, Oct. 28, to conduct a week of contractor sea trials. The sea trials wrapped up an $84 million Extended Dry Dock Selective Restricted Availability (EDSRA) period. The schedule of events included […]

  • 5 February 2014
    Industry news

    All the hard work on certifying the ninth U.S.Navy’s San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, Pre-Commissioning Unit Somerset, (LPD 25) has finally paid off enabling the ship to cast off from Avondale-based Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site on Monday, February 3, bound for commissioning.   Somerset will be officially brought to life on March 1, […]

  • 6 August 2014

    Amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) conducted a change of command ceremony Aug. 1 during which Capt. Kristy McCallum assumed command of Green Bay relieving Capt. Gregory Huffman.   “We have worked together to get this ship through a tough yard period, through a challenging light off and crew certification and into […]

  • 21 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed the installation of its new network infrastructure designed to improve operational efficiency while strengthening security measures and performance on Friday, October 16. The Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) system is the merging and improvement of five shipboard legacy network programs and delivers the common computing […]

  • 8 October 2013

    Three Australian occupants of a disabled sailing vessel, 105 nautical miles north west of Darwin are back on terra firma this week thanks to assistance by Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Albany. Albany detected a distress beacon from the sailing vessel Su Ying on Monday and arrived at the vessel’s location in the early hours of Tuesday morning. On […]

  • 16 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan to conduct sea trials after spending six months dry-docked in the harbor. During sea trials, Blue Ridge will execute a series of exercises, testing every aspect of the ship and crew, from full power runs and boilers flexes to […]

  • 2 December 2011
    Industry news

    USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) returned to sea for sea trials after a four-month phased maintenance availability Nov. 29. Kearsarge left BAE Systems, the shipyard contracted to complete repairs and upgrades for two days of sea trials. The intent of sea trials is to test a ship’s systems and crew performance after a prolonged period of […]

  • 8 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has shared a video of its newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departing the Bath Iron Works shipyard on September 7 to begin a 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego. Crewed by 147 Sailors, Zumwalt is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission […]

  • 22 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) successfully completed its Light Off Assessment (LOA) Nov. 18, taking one step closer to finishing its four-month Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) at BAE Systems Shipyard in Norfolk. The assessment was conducted by Afloat Training Group Atlantic (ATG) and the Navy’s Inspection Team. The two teams were aboard for […]

  • 15 June 2020

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s Pascagoula shipyard on June 13 to return to its homeport in San Diego.

  • 20 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota completed its first selected restricted availability (SRA) on Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) in Rota, Spain, Nov. 12. The ship completed combined contractor and type commander sea trials Nov. 12, showcasing the product of excellent teamwork between the type commander, ship, regional maintenance […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has started fabrication on the U.S. Coast Guard’s sixth National Security Cutter (NSC), Munro (WMSL 755).  “Our shipbuilders have a great jump start on the construction of this ship as we have already cut and processed more than 400 tons of steel for NSC 6,” said Jim French, […]

  • 15 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans, (LPD 18), passed its Maintenance and Material Management (3M) 1.4 assessment Aug. 28 while transiting for a Western Pacific deployment. The ship earned a total cumulative score of 91.68 percent after completing a rigorous 28 week pre-deployment training cycle in only nine weeks. “New Orleans overachieved during […]