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  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Bottlenose dolphins from the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Systems Program (MMSP) took part in dynamic mine countermeasure (MCM) training during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in Southern California. The dolphins are based at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific on Naval Base Point Loma in Southern California and designated as “Mark 7 […]

  • 17 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Three Member States gathered under the framework of the European Defence Agency to launch a project aimed at developing European navies’ knowledge of marine mammals activity while mitigating the adverse effect of military operations on these species. The formal signature of a technical agreement is expected for the 2nd semester of 2015. With a planned […]

  • 13 April 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      NOAA’s Fisheries Service has issued regulations and a letter of authorization (LOA) to the U.S. Navy that includes measures to protect marine mammals while conducting research, development, test and evaluation activities and range expansion at the Naval Sea System Command Undersea Warfare Center Keyport Range Complex, in waters off the state of Washington. The […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A U.S. federal appeals court has ordered the Navy to reduce the use of its towed array sensor system as it harms marine mammals. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California found that a 2012 district court decision which allowed the navy to use low-frequency sonar for training, testing, and operations was not in accordance with […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA Fisheries has issued regulations and letters of authorization for U.S. Navy training and testing activities, November 12. The regulations require the Navy to use measures to minimize impacts to marine mammals while conducting training and testing activities in Navy ranges in state waters off Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and northern […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Industry news

    Final regulations requiring the United States Navy to implement protective measures during training and testing activities off the coasts of California and Hawaii and on the high seas of the Pacific Ocean to reduce the effects on marine mammals have been released, NOAA Fisheries announced yesterday. The Navy requested an authorization under the Marine Mammal […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Personnel from U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) command highlighted the Navy’s environmental efforts during Earth Day 2013 events held in the Hampton Roads, Va. area April 20-21. Earth Day is observed April 22 each year, and the Navy’s theme for 2013 is, “Global Reach – Local Action.” Navy leaders have encouraged commands across the Navy to […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) underwent the third and final underwater explosion on July 16, thereby completing the Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST). The Navy began conducting FSST for the Independence variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) off the coast of Florida earlier this month. The purpose of FSST […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy announced the plans to shut down the program of training dolphins to detect underwater mines and keep enemy swimmers away from warships, U-T San Diego reports. The program in Point Loma is shuting down because the mammals are no longer needed, and it is expected to be closed within the next five […]

  • 1 June 2011

      Just days after the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the Navy sent some real marine mammals into action off the Pacific… By Randy Kreider (abc) [mappress] Source: abc, June 1, 2011;

  • 10 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) met up with the task group assembled around French Navy aircraft carrier, FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91), for a series of exercises in the Andaman Sea on June 7. FS Charles de Gaulle was accompanied by French anti-submarine destroyer FS Latouche Treville (D 646), anti-submarine […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The United States Navy staged multifaceted mine countermeasures training with six nations for over four weeks, during exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016, June 30 through August 4. This year’s participants in Southern California included the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, German Armed Forces, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Mexican Navy and Chilean Navy. Partner […]

  • 25 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Department of the Navy’s Floating Instrument Platform (R/P FLIP) is celebrating its 50th year of service June 29. Scores of scientists have deployed aboard the 355-foot research vessel, owned by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and administered and operated by the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, […]

  • 7 August 2013
    Industry news

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas awarded a $20,249,617 million dollar firm-fixed price task order Aug. 7 to Guam Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MACC) Builders A JV, a large business, for ongoing Guam realignment work. “With this contract award, the Department of Defense continues its commitment to establish a Marine Corps presence on Guam,” said […]

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

    Sonar and waterside security systems company Klein Marine Systems teamed with Israel-based international defense electronics company Elbit Systems to conduct mine countermeasure exercises in the Mediterranean Sea. The exercises were used by the companies to test their recent products. Klein put its 5900 mine hunting side scan sonar to the test while Elbit tested its new Unmanned […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) set sail to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, July 10.   Anchorage is acting as the afloat sea-base, supporting Cmdr. Max Muller, the commander of Task Group 177.1. Anchorage is also serving as the operating platform for the multinational mine countermeasures group […]

  • 13 July 2017
    Authorities

    Marking the 60th anniversary of a joint U.S. and Canadian trip to chart the Northwestern Passage, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Maple set sail from Alaska to recreate the passage. The 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Sitka, Alaska, departed Wednesday and is expected to conclude its historic voyage in Baltimore, Maryland, during late August. This […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    The US Navy’s bottlenose dolphins have discovered the so-called Howell torpedo off Coronado, San Diego County, according to the Los Angeles Times. The torpedo has been discovered near the Hotel del Coronado. Mike Rothe, who heads the marine mammal program, said that they had never found anything like this. The Howell Torpedo was the first […]

  • 16 June 2020
    Industry news, UUV/UAV

    Germany’s defense company and builder of conventional submarines thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has developed a new modular underwater vehicle aiming to set a new standard for unmanned underwater operations.

  • 10 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s bottlenose dolphins and their handlers were recently airlifted from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, to the U.S. Naval Marine Mammal Program, San Diego. The dolphins were moved to NAS Key West in March where they spent the last month before returning to San Diego. “The dolphins need to be challenged and get experience […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British defense contractors Babcock and BAE Systems have jointly won a five-year contract worth £41 million to improve the Royal Navy’s Medium Calibre Guns (MCGs). Under the contract, which can potentially be extended for another five years, the two companies will provide a weapons system which would “increase reliability and functionality, and reduce obsolescence risk”. The companies will […]

  • 9 February 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff and Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) completed a port visit to Tomakomai, Japan, Feb. 8. The crew experienced the culture and sights of the city, and participated in tours and community service events (COMSERVs) in Tomakomai and the […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Air Force’s  Air Logistics Complex (ALC) at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah, hosted a ceremony marking the arrival of the first Lockheed Martin  F-35 Lightning II aircraft to a depot facility. The aircraft ferried from Nellis AFB, Nev., and will be the first Air Force F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A team of Navy-trained marine biologists embarked aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) Aug 18-22.   The team of marine biologists trained Gettysburg’s Sailors and assessed their ability to spot sensitive marine life in the ocean. The team stood underway watches on the bridge wings with binoculars and radios searching for and documenting marine […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Industry news

    L-3 MariPro, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems has secured $127 million multi-year contract  intended for installation of   Undersea Warfare Training Range off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla, for the U.S. Navy, reports the Benzinga.com. The program is split in two phases. The first phase of the program entails supplying of  the initial […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard June 20.   Ship Sponsor Mrs. Lynne Mabus and retired Lt. Cmdr. Steve Senk, the chief engineer of the previous Tripoli (ex-USS Tripoli, LPH 10) served as the keel […]

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

    The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of future USS Detroit (LCS 7) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, Aug. 12. Detroit is the eighth littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the Navy and the fourth Freedom variant to join the fleet. Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS 7 from the […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.   “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. McFarlan, […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities

    The US Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded BAE Systems a $119.9 contract modification for the delivery of an additional 30 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV). In June 2018, BAE Systems was selected as the preferred builder for the construction of the ACV, a new platform that will eventually replace the amphibious assault vehicles currently in […]