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  • 22 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the third Mobile User Objective System satellite for the U.S. Navy creates a light trail as it lifts off Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 from Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:04 p.m. EST. The MUOS-3 spacecraft will ensure continued mission capability of the existing Ultra High Frequency Satellite […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Naval aviators and Sailors assigned to the Proud Warriors of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42, visited the Mauritius Police Force (MPF) Helicopter Squadron in Mauritius, Sept. 6. This was the first known visit ever made by a U.S. aviation unit. The Proud Warriors met with Mauritius pilots and personnel in their hangar bay […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter from 815 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, lit up the night sky with her decoy flares as part of an exercise in the Indian Ocean. The helicopter is on a nine-month deployment to the Gulf with HMS Richmond, a Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate which is silhouetted in the background. […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Training & Education

    USS Carl Vinson’s sailors fire a 50-caliber machine gun during a gun shoot on the ship’s fantail on April 8th.   The ship, which is the third US Navy’s Nimitz class super carrier, is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting unit-level training. [mappress] NavalToday Staff, April 11, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by […]

  • 23 September 2011
    Industry news

    A Russian strategic submarine received light damage to its outer hull when a fishing vessel rammed into it early on Thursday, a Pacific…   (rian) [mappress] Source: rian, September 23, 2011

  • 10 August 2015

    A research team led by US philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen has successfully recovered the bell of the battle-cruiser HMS Hood, sunk in 1941 during World War II. Once restored, the bell will respectfully serve as a tangible and fitting memorial for the 1,415 lives lost when the Bismarck sunk the ship in the […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    France is speeding up its helicopter program that will see one platform replace five legacy helicopters across the three branches of the country’s armed forces. In an announcement on May 27, French defense minister Florence Parly announced that the launch of the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger; HIL) program had been brought forward to […]

  • 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. […]

  • 4 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    F-35 Lightning jets achieved another milestone during flight trials on board the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth by completing first night-time landings. Britain’s biggest warship is currently conducting flight testing off the east coast of the United States and part of that is practicing landing in darkness. These tests were carried out with […]

  • 26 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Following extensive product development and factory and sea trials, Kongsberg Maritime have successfully delivered the first of its new generation of innovative ultra low light cameras to the US Navy, via Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), for use within the existing Kongsberg supplied Helicopter Operations Surveillance System (HOSS) for amphibious class ships. The new high […]

  • 8 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Dauntless lit up the Caribbean night as she took part in an impressive gunnery shoot in the dark with numerous other warships as an international exercise reached its fiery climax. The 11-day-long UNITAS exercise saw 13 ships from seven nations train together and let rip with their firepower against targets in the air and […]

  • 20 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Scientists from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) will convene in Salt Lake City for an international gathering of marine science experts Feb. 20-24. Attendees of the 2012 Ocean Sciences Meeting can visit the ONR-sponsored exhibit booth to view unmanned underwater systems, see video demonstrations of ONR-supported oceanographic research projects and talk with program officers […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMAS Newcastle is the first Adelaide Class Frigate and the second Royal Australian Navy ship to be fitted with new equipment specifically designed to interface with the night vision equipment worn by crews of Navy helicopters.   The Aeronautical and General Instruments Visual Landing Aid equipment was fitted during Newcastle’s recent Docking Selected Refit Availability […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 9 December 2011
    Industry news

    More than 600 new light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixtures were installed on USS Chafee (DDG 90) during the ship’s recently completed availability, providing the ship with longer-lasting lights that use less electric power than the replaced incandescent and fluorescent light fixtures. The new fixtures have a minimum 50,000-hour lifespan compared to the 1,000-hour incandescent […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) has begun upgrading to LED lighting systems in an effort to go green under the U.S. Navy’s Great Green Fleet initiative. “It’s not a difficult process, but it is time consuming,” Electrician’s Mate Fireman Christina Jackson said. “It’s been an ongoing process for almost a […]

  • 23 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    When Royal Navy aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth got underway from Rosyth in June this year, the ship sailed with a specialized night vision goggle (NVG) lighting suite developed by UK-based lighting specialist Consolite. As the company explained, the aircraft carrier’s original design did not incorporate NVG LED lighting as it was an emerging technology during […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A team of Australian scientists will be evaluating the possibility of using UV technology in the fight against biofouling which slows ships down and increases their fuel consumption. The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and the Australian Department of Defence Science and Technology (DST) division have signed a five year agreement to work on finding […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy divers and specially trained handlers removed the first cannon from the Savannah River during the current phase of the recovery of the CSS Georgia ironclad yesterday. The cannon has been at the bottom of the Savannah River since December 1864 when the Confederate crew scuttled the CSS Georgia during their retreat from Savannah. […]

  • 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 September 2014

    An MV-22 Osprey displays static lights while performing operational testing during night vision device flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).   Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The European Union Council gave its final approval to the European Border and Coast Guard on September 14 and the EU now estimates the body will start its activities in mid-October. The main role of the European Border and Coast Guard is to help provide integrated border management at the external borders. It is designed to ensure the effective […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    New lights that will guide the Queen Elizabeth Class carriers safely into Portsmouth harbor will soon be completed as the top sections of the structures are put in place, the UK government announced. The final construction stage involves lifting the superstructures onto the pile foundations driven earlier in the year. In total around £100 million is […]

  • 29 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Indian Government permitted national navy to buy nine mid-range reconnaissance airplanes to overall amount of $1 bln. According to The Times of India, new airplanes will maintain India’s security over the Indian Ocean along with earlier ordered P-8I Poseidon long-range reconnaissance airplanes produced by Boeing. The tender for mid-range recon aircraft will be attended by […]

  • 1 September 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The Navy’s Energy Efficiency Technology Validation (Techval) program completed the retrofit of an entire building with light-emitting diode (LED) lighting at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms Aug. 30. After its retrofitting, the Twentynine Palms Officer’s Club, is expected to deliver an energy savings of more than 32,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Training & Education

    As HMS Dragon patrols the Eastern Mediterranean her Lynx helicopter breathes fire into the sunset sky with a stunning array of decoy flares. One of the Navy’s newest Type 45 destroyers, HMS Dragon has arrived back from the Gulf and is now in the Eastern Med, patrolling UK sovereign base areas and taking part in […]

  • 22 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German parliament on Wednesday decided to approve 11 billion euros for arms procurement which will include the construction of additional five K130 corvettes. The German Navy is expected to receive the five ships by 2023. Prior to this decision, German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen’s aim to procure the additional K130 corvettes was faced with […]

  • 29 May 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy has made a 3D animation of the remains of one of the ‘forgotten ships’, as the Royal Navy called it, sunk during the Battle of Jutland May 31, 1916. This is the armoured cruiser HMS Defence, blown up a little after 6pm on May 31 with the loss of every soul aboard […]