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  • 14 August 2015

    The Philippine Navy’s, in an effort to develop a robust island defense force, christened two newly-acquired Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels and two armed Agusta Westland (AW) 109 helicopters in a joint ceremony in Manila. The two LCH vessels were christened as Barkong Republika ng Pilipinas (BRP) Ivatan (AT-298) and BRP Batak (AT-299). The addition […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Around 100 newly qualified Royal Navy officers have celebrated their formal commissioning during a parade at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of York. The Duke of York was the guest of honour at the parade which signified the completion of 30 weeks intensive training for the Officers, who […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    USS Essex recently took to sea with a new coat of paint developed by researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the exterior topsides of Navy surface ships. Until April of 2017, NRL’s new single-component (1K) polysiloxane coating had only been tested on 400-800 sq.ft. areas of ships due to limited production quantities and […]

  • 27 April 2016

    The Royal Navy has welcomed its newly appointed Commander of the Maritime Reserves at a handover ceremony in Portsmouth. Commodore Martin Quinn, a Royal Navy Reservist, takes up the role from outgoing Commodore Andrew Jameson, who has been appointed Commodore Naval Legal Services. The ceremony took place on HMS Victory and the official handover documents […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) arrived at her new homeport of Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, exactly a month after entering service. The submarine was commissioned in Port Canaveral, Florida, on September 29, and arrived at Groton on October 29, after sailing up the Thames River. Indiana now joins […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Duke of Cambridge as Commodore-in-Chief Submarines presented 14 newly qualified submariners with their Dolphins during his first visit to HMS Artful. All fourteen had to meet the demanding standards of absolute professionalism to be awarded their Dolphins on-board the Royal Navy’s newest attack submarine. HMS Artful was returning to the UK following a successful […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The second most senior officer in Navy Command, Vice Admiral Philip Jones CB, visited HM Naval Base Devonport, Plymouth, to meet the crews of warship and submarines and view new facilities. The newly-appointed Fleet Commander was hosted on board the Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland and the Trafalgar Class submarine HMS Talent alongside in Devonport […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Paramarine software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by Rolls-Royce who is broadening its ship design capabilities. Paramarine will be Rolls-Royce’s marine design software tool of choice in support of their newly formed team dedicated to the development of naval ship designs.  Rolls-Royce has been at the forefront of innovative ship design for nearly […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The recently-commissioned US Navy littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) arrived at her San Diego homeport on June 19, completing her maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. The Independence variant LCS was commissioned in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, prior to her arrival in San Diego. During her maiden voyage, the Manchester […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    In preparation for deploying a common electronic warfare sensor suite across the future fleet, the Royal Australian Navy is expanding the use of simulation in training of future electronic warfare sailors. A new contract, announced by the Australian minister for defence industry Christopher Pyne, will see Cirrus Real Time Processing Systems design and develop new maritime training systems. […]

  • 30 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest amphibious transport dock ship, USS Portland (LPD 27), arrived in Pearl Harbor May 29 for combat systems ship qualification trials. During its time in the 3rd Fleet, the ship is also scheduled to take part in the large international exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Portland started the transit from San […]

  • 13 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has developed a uniquely flexible airborne ground surveillance radar, which can be deployed on a variety of manned and unmanned platforms for the detection of ground and sea targets. As part of a major flight test series carried out from the German air base in Hohn (in […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Three hundred Sailors were frocked to their next higher pay grade during a ceremony on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Dec. 1. The ship’s newest petty officer first, second and third class selectees stood in ranks and made their way onto the stage as Capt. Greg Fenton, George Washington’s commanding […]

  • 16 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Thirty-three Sailors from various commands at Naval Station Norfolk donned khaki uniforms and combination covers for the first time during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony Sept. 13. “It’s the greatest day of my life,” said newly pinned Chief Culinary Specialist Jesse Wallace, NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk. “To see your family there, and all […]

  • 29 April 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The slides had been installed aboard the newly-built Mistral Class amphibious assault ship Dixmude and the demonstration was part of the shi… (prlog) [mappress] Source: prlog, April 29, 2011;

  • 23 November 2011
    Industry news

      Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi announced that his ministry will equip the Iranian Army’s naval force with newly …   (farsnews) [mappress] Source: farsnews, November 23, 2011; Image: matzav

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy’s newest-commissioned offshore patrol vessel NRP Sines has arrived at her homeport at Lisboa naval base for the first time. Sines and her crew arrived on August 4, and will soon start operational training (Plano de Treino Operacional in Portuguese). Though the ship officially entered service at the West Sea Shipyards site on […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships of the amphibious ready group assembled around USS America arrived in Djibouti on September 4 to join the re-commissioned USS Lewis B. Puller for two weeks of amphibious exercises. Exercise Alligator Dagger, taking place in international waters off the coast of Djibouti, Africa, is the largest regional amphibious exercise to integrate and synchronize the […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Indian Navy’s major annual exercise ‘TROPEX’ (Theatre Level Operational Readiness Exercise) concluded on 28 Feb 14. The exercise involved large scale naval manoeuvres in all three dimensions viz. surface, air and underwater, across the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.   The month long exercise was aimed to assess the operational […]

  • 27 November 2012
    Industry news

    Under way from Kaliningrad for Baltiysk on frigate INS Tarkash newly built by Yantar shipyard, Indian naval mariners… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 27, 2012; Image: RN

  • 8 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy has recently tested its first autonomous minesweeping system in Dorset, South West England, evaluating its performance against modern mines. Autonomous motor boat Hussar can be sent off on missions, using a series of small, hi-tech boats trailed behind it to detonate the latest underwater explosive devices – potentially clearing minefields en masse. The […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Industry news

    Having arrived at Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Novorossiysk Naval Base, a newly-built Russian Grachonok-class counter-terror… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 15, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 19 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Construction of additional five corvettes for the German Navy has been cleared for take-off by the German cartel office which ruled that the newly-formed shipbuilding consortium broke no cartel laws. This means that German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH will be able to join the ARGE K130 consortium – made up of Lürssen and Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems […]

  • 21 November 2011

    Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Somathilake Dissanayake declared open the newly renovated General Mess at SLNS Parakrama on 17th November 2011. Senior naval officers attached to Naval Headquarters and Commanding Officer SLNS Parakrama also present on the occasion. The Navy has taken steps to improve the facilities of Senior and Junior Sailor […]

  • 16 September 2014

    Fifty-three chief petty officer selectees from the U.S. Navy’s forward deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, and embarked staff, commander, Task Force (CTF) 70, were awarded the gold fouled anchor and advanced to the rank of chief petty officer in the ship’s hangar bay, […]

  • 27 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Newly appointed Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka, Senior Colonel Li Chenglin called on Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage at the Naval Headquarters on 26th August 2013. They held cordial discussions on matters of bilateral importance and exchanged mementos to mark the occasion. [mappress] Press Release, August 27, 2013; Image: […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The newly-built “Naval Institute” at Naval Deployment Pulmudei was declared open by Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohan Amarasinghe on 25th June 2013. Senior Naval officers in the area were also present on the occasion. [mappress] Press Release, June 28, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy

  • 12 December 2018

    The Indian Navy has commissioned the country’s first deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV). The DSRV was commissioned by Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, during a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on December 12, 2018. Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System Inducted into the Indian Navy at Mumbai @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @shippingcorp @nsitharaman […]

  • 2 June 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) frocked 258 Sailors to their new pay-grade during a ceremony held in the ship’s hangar bay, May 30.   Frocked Sailors receive the right to wear the uniform and assume the responsibilities of their next pay grade but do not receive pay of their new grade until […]