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  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities

    UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the new appointment of First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff. Vice Admiral Tony Radakin CB is to be promoted Admiral and appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, in succession to Admiral Sir Philip Jones. Defence Secretary […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Surface combatants from the US Navy’s USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) carrier strike group have completed the Navy’s first East Coast Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Cruiser-Destroyer (CRUDES) Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. “The first East Coast SWATT is a milestone event not only for the Surface Fleet, but also for the Navy as […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Russian Navy task group composed of Sava-class missile cruiser Varyag, Udaloy-class ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev and sea tanker Boris Butoma arrived in Singapore as part of their three-month deployment to Asia-Pacific. During their stay at Changi Naval Base, the ships will host the Russian ambassador to Singapore in addition to meeting with the Royal […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), along with other Norfolk-based cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units, completed a “Live Fire With A Purpose” (LFWAP) missile exercise (MSLEX) off the East Coast earlier this month. As explained by the navy, the LFWAP program is a reinvigorated MSLEX program designed to increase […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) returned to Naval Station Norfolk on November 11, completing a seven-month deployment to the Navy’s US 6th Fleet area of responsibility. The ship operated as part of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and also conducted independent operations in support of 6th Fleet combatant commander requirements. […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Industry news

    The Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium composed of French companies Naval Group and ECA Group has joined forces with Belgium’s Flanders Ship Repair with the aim of securing work on the Dutch-Belgian minehunter replacement program. Belgium Belgium Naval & Robotics has launched an industrial offer anchored in Belgium to respond to a call for tenders […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy cruisers and destroyers assigned to the carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and other Norfolk-based units got underway from Naval Station Norfolk for the surface warfare advanced tactical training (SWATT) exercise on November 2. SWATT is the Surface Force’s premier advanced tactical training exercise developed and led […]

  • 15 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to the Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) departed Naval Station Norfolk on October 13 to start the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX is the final pre-deployment exercise that certifies the ARG’s abilities to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit through joint planning […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Industry news

    Italian defense contractors Fincantieri and Leonardo have agreed basic guided guidelines under which their Orizzonte Sistemi Navali joint venture will be restructured. As announced by the two companies, the aim is to give Orizzonte Sistemi Navali the responsibility for the development of the combat systems and the definition of subsystem requirements, including the Combat Management Systems. […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Equipment & technology

    ECA Group has released a new INSPECTOR 120 unmanned surface vehicle (USV) as a part of its robotic and autonomous systems portfolio for naval applications. As explained by the company, the 12-meter USV has been developed to automatically deploy the ECA Group unmanned systems (UUVs) such as autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) A18-M, towed sonars T18-M, […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived at Naval Base Guam for a port visit after completing participation in exercise Valiant Shield. Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Guam on September 24. Over […]

  • 29 August 2018

    Russia has reportedly amassed a large task group in Syrian waters as Syrian president Bashar al-Assad mulls an assault on rebel positions in the northern Idlib province. With over ten warships deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, this is Russia’s largest naval buildup since the country stated supporting the Syrian president in 2015. According to Russian media […]

  • 29 August 2018
    Industry news

    Virginia-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance specialist MAG Aerospace (MAG) has acquired Ausley Associates to boost its naval unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services offering. MAG said the acquisition adds over 200 system engineering, program management, and logistics professionals to MAG’s team of UAS and aviation experts, expanding their service offerings to the US Naval Air Systems […]

  • 24 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Denmark’s defense ministry announced on Friday it’s intention to deploy one of its frigates to France where it would join the French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle for exercises in early 2019. Early 2019 is when the Marine Nationale’s sole aircraft carrier is expected to make a return to the fleet after an […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    German Naval Yards and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) – two Kiel-based shipbuilders – are joining forces to compete against a Dutch proposal for the design and construction of the German Navy’s new MKS180 ships. TKMS signed an agreement with German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) on August 3 under which it will contribute to the development and construction of […]

  • 24 July 2018
    Authorities

    Mistral-class amphibious assault ship Dixmude and La Fayette-class frigate FS Surcouf wrapped up the French Navy’s annual Jeanne D’Arc mission returning to naval base Toulon on July 19. The two ships got underway in late February and sailed a total of 26,500 nautical miles over a period of 145 days. In addition to French Gazelle and Alouette helicopters, […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Ships of the US Navy’s Harry S. Truman carrier strike group (HSTCSG) returned to Naval Station (NS) Norfolk on July 21 after a shortened three-month deployment. Some 6,500 sailors from aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and strike group ships USS Normandy (CG 60), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    German Navy frigate FGS Hessen is en route home after spending six months with the US Navy carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The F124 air-defense frigate is set to return to its home port in Wilhelmshaven on July 21, as the US Navy decided to return the CSG home […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has launched an indigenous joint venture which will be in charge of delivering Bayinguwa critical wharf works at Garden Island Defence Precinct as part of a project worth AU$213 million. The Bayinguwa Delivery Team is a joint venture between Pacific Services Group Holdings Pty Ltd (PSG Holdings) and Lendlease Engineering Pty Ltd. PSG […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Essex amphibious ready group started the composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit marines off the coast of California on May 30. COMPTUEX is an exercise led by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Expeditionary Operations Training Group (EOTG) that is aimed to certify the […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    German shipbuilder Luerssen – the prime contractor in the Australian SEA 1180 offshore patrol vessel program – has formed a joint venture with Australian engineering and defense contractor Civmec. The joint venture will be called the Australian Maritime Shipbuilding and Export Group and will play a major role in the construction of 10 of overall […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Research & Development

    US Navy ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 have completed a group sail maneuver, working together for the first time in over two years. Led by aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), the CSG included Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) and ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21. DESRON 21 […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Dewey (DDG 105) and USS Sterett (DDG 104) returned to San Diego, May 11, following a three-month deployment to Indo-Pacific. The destroyers operated in the South and East China Sea, Philippine Sea, and western Pacific. During the deployment, Sterett and Dewey joined the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) to […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Authorities

    Sailors aboard US Navy cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) returned to their homeports on May 9 after concluding deployments with their relevant carrier strike groups. Returning to Naval Base San Diego with its 350 crew, Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain concluded a four-month deployment as part of the […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The navies of Republic of Singapore and Indonesia are taking part in the joint naval exercise Eagle Indopura which kicked off at Changi Naval Base in Singapore on April 19. The bilateral exercise aims to enhance the interoperability and professionalism of both navies through anti-surface and anti-air warfare serials, as well as maritime security serials. For […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Malaysian Navy has awarded Norwegian defense contractor Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace a EUR124 million (approx. USD$153.2m) contract for the delivery of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) systems for its new littoral combat ships. Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd is building the ships based on Naval Group’s Gowind-class design. The six littoral combat ships (also referred to […]