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

    New Zealand’s Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee launched the Defence White Paper 2016 on June 8, announcing a 15-year modernisation plan worth nearly $20 billion. While the paper announces that several Navy assets would be replaced or enhanced, it does not provide details on the options considered or the amount of funds dedicated for the acquisitions. The government intends to […]

  • 1 January 2019

      The Naval Today team wishes all our readers joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also like to thank our readers for the continuous support over the year as we look forward to bringing you the latest stories from the world of navy next year as well. May 2019 bring […]

  • 1 January 2020
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Naval Today team wishes all our readers joyous holidays and a happy and prosperous New Year! We would also like to thank our readers for the continuous support over the year as we look forward to bringing you the latest stories from the world of navy next year as well. May 2020 bring you […]

  • 17 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ships from the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore that were initially supposed to take part in the New Zealand Navy’s naval fleet review have changed their course to help in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit New Zealand. The town of Kaikoura was hardest hit by a 7.5 magnitude quake on […]

  • 20 July 2017

    Governments of New Zealand the Republic of Chile on Thursday signed a new arrangement enhancing the two nations’ coordination on search and rescue missions. With a combined search and rescue (SAR) area of roughly 60 million square kilometers, the new agreement aims to improve the SAR efforts of the two countries. Maritime New Zealand director Keith […]

  • 3 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    More than 75 years after the Second World War, decommissioned Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) diving support vessel Manawanui will soon be fighting environmental hazards at key sites across the southern Pacific. Decommissioned from the RNZN in February 2018 after 30 years of service, former HMNZS Manawanui has been handed over to her new owners […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Six new Brunswick “Justice” Patrol Boats have been assigned to State and local law enforcement agencies across New York, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) announced yesterday.   The watercraft will be used to assist with marine law enforcement efforts on waterways throughout the State. Governor […]

  • 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 – […]

  • 14 April 2015

    Cmdr. Jason Weed relieved Cmdr. Sean Fujimoto as commanding officer of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) during a change of command ceremony held onboard the submarine at U.S. Naval Submarine Base New London, Connecticut, April 13. Fujimoto became the third commanding officer of USS New Hampshire when he assumed command December […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) returned to Hawaii on August 29 for their first U.S. port visit in six months. New Orleans, part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), left its home port of San Diego Feb. 12 and deployed to the U.S. 3rd, 5th […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) earned their engineering operational certification (EOC) Aug. 20. Engineering Assessment Pacific (EAP) inspected the ship’s capability to conduct evolutions and combat casualties. Inspectors spent two days ensuring each engineering program, space and capability was up to par and that each watch stander was […]

  • 17 January 2014

    Another busy year is ahead of the Royal Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius. Nevertheless, before she sets sail to support this year’s operations, she will have to undergo a scheduled maintenance period in order to be ready to head out to the high seas once again.   In 2013, which was a record setting […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Air New Zealand announced on June 20 that its Gas Turbines unit won four contracts worth up to USD$42 million to service U.S. Navy ship engines. The contracts will see the company service and overhaul General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines that power much of the US Navy’s fleet over the next few years. Air New Zealand chief […]

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

    Metro Machine, doing business as General Dynamics NASSCO Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded a $34,8 million contract for phased maintenance availability repair work onboard USS New York (LPD 21). This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $37,750,389. Work will be performed in Jacksonville, Florida, and is […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Training & Education

    The USS New Orleans (LPD 18) with embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka for a port visit, July 24. The ship and embarked MEU are in Sri Lanka to increase bilateral ties with the Sri Lankan navy and exchange best practices on humanitarian assistance/disaster relief. “This is a great occasion-not […]

  • 29 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    New Zealand’s defense minister marked the official start of construction works on a new base for the country’s future P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with a sod-turning ceremony on November 29. The home for the new fleet of submarine-hunting aircraft is being built at RNZAF Base Ohakea. “The government’s investment in Ohakea will ensure the […]

  • 11 April 2013

    The Minister of Defence of New Zealand, Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman has commended the efforts of the Navy and the NZDF in the recovery of a crashed light aircraft and the bodies of pilot Eric Hertz and his wife Kathy from the seabed off Raglan in early April.  “The complexity of the mission and dedication […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Industry news

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced today it won an order to build a 23,000 ton class logistics support vessel for New Zealand Defence Force’s Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) project. HHI was selected as a preferred bidder in December 2015. HHI will deliver the logistics support vessel to New Zealand by the end of 2019. Under […]

  • 9 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced Sept. 6 that amphibious transport dock ship USS New York will participate in numerous events throughout the city honoring the victims and responders from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Additionally, 170 members of the 9/11 Families Association, which includes […]

  • 12 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has delivered HMNZS Aotearoa, a new Polar-class logistics support vessel, to the Royal New Zealand Navy.

  • 21 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    New Zealand intends to deploy a Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) inshore patrol vessel to Fiji for three months in 2018 to support maritime and fisheries surveillance. The RNZN inshore patrol vessel will be deployed to Fiji between May and August 2018. Later this year, a New Zealand offshore patrol vessel will also conduct complementary patrols […]

  • 22 February 2011

    The Singapore Navy will have a new chief next month… (chanelnewasia) [mappress] Source: chanelnewasia, February 22, 2011;

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s brand new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Landing Craft have been out and about on Sydney Harbour and local waterways as NUSHIP Canberra personnel continue their training on this exciting new capability.   The LHD Landing Craft (LLC) are scheduled to be handed over to Canberra in the coming months. In the mean time, […]

  • 5 December 2016

    The Royal Australian Navy laser airborne depth sounder flight has deployed to assist in disaster relief efforts off the South Island of New Zealand. The Cairns-based flight has conducted a hydrographic survey of the sea floor in the coastal margins of the north-east coast of the South Island following the recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake near […]

  • 29 August 2016
    Training & Education

    The ability of the Royal Australian and Papua New Guinean navies to work together in maritime security is stronger than ever following the conclusion of Exercise PARADISE this month. The exercise is the Royal Australian Navy’s primary bilateral maritime engagement activity with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force Maritime Element. This year it involved HMAS […]

  • 3 September 2015

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s Protector class offshore patrol vessel, HMNZS Otago, on August 28th, 2015, hosted a change of command ceremony. LT CDR Andrew Sorensen assumed command of HMNZS OTAGO from LT CDR Tim Garvan in a ceremony alongside at Devonport Naval Base. The ceremony was presided over by the Chief of Navy RADM Jack […]

  • 31 May 2018

    A change of command ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on May 30 saw the US Pacific Command (PACOM) welcome a new commander as Adm. Phil Davidson relieved Adm. Harry Harris. In addition to receiving a new commander, PACOM also received a new name. Presiding over the ceremony, US defense secretary James N. Mattis announced […]

  • 4 September 2018

    Gisborne has been chosen as the honorary homeport for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN) newly purchased dive and hydrographic vessel. In late August, the country’s government approved the purchase of the 85-meter Edda Fonn, a 15-year-old survey and light construction vessel. The ship will replace the decommissioned dive tender HMNZS Manawanui and hydrographic survey ship […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    A Hamilton Boys High School old boy is one of six new Navy Divers who have managed to pass the gruelling 16 week training course required to become an expert diver in the Royal New Zealand Navy. Ordinary Diver Samuel Dickey joined the Navy to travel the world and test himself both physically and mentally. […]