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  • 2 May 2019

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and ships from its carrier strike group (ABECSG) have joined Italian Navy aircraft carrier ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi as part of exercise Mare Aperto, an Italian multilateral maritime warfare exercise designed to promote interoperability and proficiency. The exercise started April 29 and will last until May 10, 2019. Multiple […]

  • 9 October 2018

    The second multilateral maritime exercise Mare Aperto in 2018 has begun in the Mediterranean Sea, with the participation of the Italian, French and the US navies.  The exercise, designed to improve combined combat capability, increase operational capacity, and strengthen relationships among exercise participants, is being held from October 8 to 12. Submarines, surface ships, naval aircraft […]

  • 8 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Some 40 vessels from 7 countries gathered in the port of Cagliari to take part in the annual, Italian-hosted exercise Mare Aperto 2017. Starting Monday, May 8, navy ships from France, Spain, Canada, Poland, Portugal, Turkey and Italy will spend two weeks honing their skills in mine countermeasures and anti-air warfare. The exercise will be led […]

  • 25 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian and Turkish navies are sending their ships to join Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). On April 23, the Italian Navy’s minesweeper Alghero departed La Spezia and is en route to the base port Mahón. In addition, the Turkish Navy’s mine countermeasures vessel TCG Anamur is joining the units of SNMCMG2. The vessel’s participation […]

  • 26 June 2017

    Spanish Navy’s Aegis-equipped frigate ESPS Blas de Lezo has concluded her deployment to NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and is scheduled to arrive at her home port in Ferrol, Spain, next Saturday. During her deployment, the F100 frigate served as flagship of the Sub-Group TU.02 operating in the Mediterranean Sea. This sub group is […]

  • 18 January 2012
    Training & Education

    A few hours after transiting the Strait of Messina, multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) welcomed an Italian AV-8B Harrier on board Jan. 13. Bataan will assist in transporting the Italian Harrier, assigned to the Gruppo Aerei Imbarcati “Wolves” based in Grottaglia, Italy, to the depot repair facility at Marine Corps Air Station […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean visited Beirut en route home, becoming the first Royal Navy vessel in five years to visit the Lebanese capital. The helicopter carrier arrived in Lebanon on March 4 having concluded a six-month deployment in the Middle East. Ocean’s captain, Capt Rob Pedre, was joined by Rear Admiral Alex Burton, Commander […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Boeing has been awarded a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U.S. Navy warships. The company will begin to design a prototype High Power Beam Control Subsystem (HP BCSS) that’s compatible with High Energy Lasers (HEL) based on solid-state laser (SSL) technology. […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Danish Navy recently contributed their new concept in counter-mine efforts to exercise Open Spirit in the Baltic Sea as part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. The new system is flexible, scalable and utilizes drones to minimize danger to Sailors. The system is called Mine Countermeasures Denmark (MCM DNK) and is a modular […]

  • 25 May 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has continued her drug interception streak with an additional two hauls of illicit narcotics in the Arabian Sea. The narcotics were intercepted following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian Sea this week and are valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million, according to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission Illicit […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Upgrade works on the roll on roll off jetty in Mare Harbour were completed recently and officially opened by the UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). The improvements to the RORO jetty are part of a £19m (approx. $26.5M) contract with VolkerStevin for design and construction aimed at improving military capability in the Falkland Islands. The new […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Improved strategies in the sustainment of Royal Australian Navy Collins-class submarines have allowed the Australian Navy to have two submarines available for operations 90% of the time, an independent review has shown. The follow-up review on the progress made in addressing the findings of the original 2012 Coles Review identified an improvement to the availability and reliability of the […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    UK-based engineering consultancy BMT and Turkey’s ARES Shipyard have received a new order from the Qatari Coast Guard which includes an additional nine vessels. The order was officially signed during Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) last week. The new order covers three 48-meter ARES 150 HERCULES offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and six […]

  • 15 November 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The MBDA-developed Marte ER anti-ship missile has successfully completed its first firing, the French company has said. The missile passed this major phase in its development in a trial that was carried out on November 9 in an Italian test range. According to MBDA, the Marte ER missile flew for more than 100 km on […]

  • 22 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the Royal Navy’s first Type 45 destroyer, the HMS Daring, has marked the ship’s 10th birthday by forming the number 10 on the ship’s flightdeck as they were entering Weymouth Bay, UK. Crew paused weapons and aviation training off Portland as the Portsmouth-based warship emerged from a period of maintenance to celebrate […]

  • 9 October 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Daring (D32) has departed the Channel Islands following a port visit to her affiliated island of Guernsey. The visit marked the first time in over four years that Daring had visited Guernsey and included a busy programme including a Reception Capability Demonstration and Ship’s tours for local cadets. Nine members of the […]

  • 13 September 2016

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer has visited Gibraltar for a second time, four years after the ship’s first visit to the British overseas territory. The Portsmouth-based destroyer stopped off in the harbour as she prepares to head east of Suez on maritime security operations. It was a busy day in the port as Daring met […]

  • 8 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A number of female sailors graduating boot camp with their division on December 2 made history by becoming the first U.S. Navy sailors to graduate with the new female enlisted dress blue jumper uniform. Previously, the uniform traditionally known as the dress blue “Crackerjack” has only been worn by males, but as part of the Navy’s efforts towards […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) received and refueled an MV-22 Osprey, a potential replacement for the C-2 Greyhound, for the first time Oct. 6. The Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165, was the first from (VMM) 165 to make a carrier-based landing and was part of an on-going initiative from […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    With a flash of fire and a thunderous roar, HMS Daring lit her 10th birthday candle in spectacular style with the test firing of a Sea Viper missile. The Type 45 destroyer has become the first ship of her class to complete a second test firing of the Aster 30 missile, proving her world-beating air […]

  • 21 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    European missile manufacturer MBDA has been awarded a contract to supply additional Marte MK2/N anti-ship missiles to the UAE Navy, the company announced on Monday. This is a follow on to the contract signed in February 2009 for the supply of Marte missiles. Each high speed multi-role combat vessel will be equipped with four box launchers […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced HMS Daring will deploy to the Gulf as the UK’s latest contribution to the campaign against Daesh. The Type 45 destroyer and her 190-strong crew will sail from Portsmouth on Friday with a mission to use her sophisticated radar and missile systems to protect US aircraft carriers as they […]

  • 16 January 2017

    The commander of Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring transferred command of the ship and went ashore to ride off along a Bahrain beach on the back of a camel. After spending almost three years at the helm of HMS Daring, the ship’s company of the Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer decided a send-off with a […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and civilians participated in an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop in Building 2000 on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Jan. 30-31. The course, taught by NSE and other Navy Region Northwest chaplains, was designed to provide Sailors with the tools to aid those with suicidal thoughts that they may come into contact with. […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Operation Mare Nostrum celebrated her first year onboard ITS San Giorgio – presently headquartering the 29th Naval Group Command (CGN29), with a flag lowering ceremony held on the flight deck on October 18. One year of hard work for all the crew members of the Italian Navy who, in cooperation with public agencies and charities, saved […]

  • 6 April 2011

      Efforts to bring the USS Olympia, the only surviving steel warship of its era, to the Bay Area have caught a welcome strong wind, an advocat… By Sarah Rohrs (timesheraldonline) [mappress] Source: timesheraldonline,April 6, 2011;

  • 10 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy warship HMS Somerset arrived in the Isles of Scilly over the weekend to support the islands’ 70th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of the Atlantic and to reaffirm relations. Whilst anchored in St Mary’s Roads the ship welcomed more than 500 islanders and tourists on board from Friday to Sunday, with an official […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    When working in a completely different theatre of operations you have to expect the unexpected and this is something the Spanish crew on ESPS Cantabria have learnt during their most recent activities in Australian waters. Not often have the Armada conducted exercises at sea with navies so far from home,  but during Exercise Triton Centenary 2013 – […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing has delivered the 100th Ship’s Signal Exploitation Equipment (SSEE) system to the U.S. Navy, marking a milestone in the service’s ability to receive and process information vital to executing its missions. This delivery is part of an ongoing effort to meet the current contractual obligation of 113 systems, with more production expected in the […]