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  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian defense company Leonardo has signed a grant agreement for OCEAN2020, the first European Defence Fund’s initiative project aimed at boosting Europe’s defense research. The project – which will be funded by a grant totaling around EUR 35 million – will be led by Leonardo, which will coordinate a consortium composed of 42 partners from 15 […]

  • 1 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    French autonomous systems developer ECA Group announced its participation in the EU-led autonomous systems integration project OCEAN2020. With Italy’s Leonardo at the helm, ECA Group will join partners from 15 European countries to work on the first cross-European military research program to-date. OCEAN2020 will examine the integration of unmanned platforms of different types (fixed wing, rotary […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developer UMS SKELDAR has joined the European Defence Fund’s OCEAN2020 autonomous systems project with its Skeldar V-200 UAV, the company announced on January 22. UMS SKELDAR is joining the naval surveillance technology project alongside its partner Saab. OCEAN2020 is the first example to date of a cross-European military research program, which will see unmanned […]

  • 12 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Italian defense company Leonardo was selected to lead the first European Defence Fund’s initiative project which will see the integration of unmanned platforms in surveillance and interdiction missions. OCEAN2020, as the project is called, is issued by the European Union under the ‘Preparatory Action on Defence Research’ program. The project will see unmanned platforms of different […]

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

    Spanish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel Meteoro recently helped technicians from the PLOCAN (Canary Islands Oceanic Platform) recover a damaged glider travelling from Madeira to the Canary Islands conducting several oceanographic surveys. The AUV, also known as Glider, was recovered 40 miles north of the Canary Islands. It was launched on April 12 in Madeira by […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy released an updated Arctic Roadmap Feb. 24 to prepare naval forces over the next 15 years for operations in the Arctic Ocean.   “This updated Navy Arctic Roadmap prepares the U.S. Navy to respond effectively to future contingencies, delineates the Navy’s Arctic leadership role within the Defense Department, and articulates the Navy’s […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French naval air station Lann-Bihoué received the first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft upgraded to standard 6 in late October. Carried out by Dassault Aviation, the aircraft upgrades included the installation of a Thales Search Master with active antenna, a new Thales acoustic subsystem to gather and process signals from the air-dropped sonobuoys for […]

  • 30 April 2020

    Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has cut the first steel for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) second offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The ship, to be named Chase (WMSM-916), is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of Chase […]

  • 10 February 2020

    The US Navy took delivery of the future USS St. Louis (LCS 19) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard on February 6, 2020. The future USS St. Louis is the 10th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team at FMM. The newbuild’s delivery is […]

  • 20 September 2011
    Training & Education

      HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s helicopter carrier, and her French counterpart, Mistral, a Marine nationale (French Navy) projection and command ship, are both operating attack helicopters as part of the NATO-led Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR, enforcing UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1973 to protect Libyan citizens. Mistral recently took over operations from her sister ship Le Tonnerre. When British Prime […]

  • 5 July 2019

    On July 3, the French Navy’s nuclear attack submarine Saphir (S602) reached the Cherbourg port, prior to her retiring from the navy’s fleet. After 35 years of service, Saphir will be the first of six Rubis-class submarines to be retired from active duty at the end of this month. Launched in 1981 and commissioned three […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has contracted Taylor Bros of Tasmania to build two Antarctic landing barges for the RSV Nuyina, Australia’s new icebreaker currently under construction in Galati, Romania. RSV Nuyina was laid down in August this year and is set to be delivered by 2020. The vessel will be operated by DMS Maritime, a Serco subsidiary, and […]

  • 16 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has contracted Teledyne to deliver multibeam echosounder packages for its two new-build hydrographic survey vessels. Through its local representative Hydro Systems Development, Teledyne will supply its products for one 100-meter vessel and a smaller, 23-meter vessel. Built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the 100 meter vessel will feature the HydroSweep DS full ocean depth […]

  • 8 June 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has completed the build and testing of the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard (USCG) offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #1.

  • 30 June 2020
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Naval forces from Canada, France, Germany, Iceland, NATO, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States are participating in the NATO Allied Maritime Command-led (MARCOM) exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2020 in the northern Atlantic Ocean from June 29 to July 10, 2020.

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a keel laying ceremony for the third Italian Navy multipurpose patrol ship at its Riva Trigoso shipyard on November 8. The third Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura (PPA) ship will also be the first in a “Light+” configuration. It is expected to be launched in 2020. The PPA Program includes design, development, construction […]

  • 23 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On March 19, 2020, Royal Australian Navy handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to a combined French/United Kingdom team. At a ceremony in Bahrain, the team led by French Marine Nationale Captain Jacques Rivière assumed command of CTF 150 from Australian Commodore (CDRE) Ray Leggatt. Since Australia assumed command in December 2019 […]

  • 4 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez got underway from her Ferrol homeport on Thursday to start what will eventually be a year-long deployment with the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. The Aegis-equipped Alvaro de Bazan-class frigate (also referred to as F100) will spend the next two months integrated with Abraham Lincoln’s carrier strike group […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    An AUD $367 million project to upgrade the Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling got underway on November 10 as Australia’s defense minister Marise Payne and Western Australia senator Slade Brockman joined the sod-turning ceremony to mark the ceremonial start of the upgrade. Located on Garden Island, near the city of Perth, HMAS Stirling is being redeveloped […]

  • 4 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Conference of the Russian Maritime Heritage Association was held on March 30 in the new building of Central Naval Museum. The association was established in 2009 and incorporated soul-mates in the area of preservation, research, and popularization of Russia’s maritime heritage. Representatives of 44 marine-related organizations from 5 regions discussed issues of maritime heritage preservation. […]

  • 15 November 2011

      Russia will continue to defend its interests in Arctic region and invest in researches of Arctic zone, said Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. “We obliged to keep exploring of the Arctic Ocean and northern region in general; otherwise, those territories will be run by other countries. This is not to say they are our enemies, […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    New Zealand has awarded a NZD$493 million contract to the South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of an ice-going tanker for the Royal New Zealand Navy. According to the defense minister Gerry Brownlee, the new ship will be ice-strengthened and winterised for operations in Antarctica and is expected to be delivered in 2020. […]

  • 11 May 2020

    SEARCH, Inc., the US-based underwater and terrestrial archaeology firm, and compatriot marine robotics company Ocean Infinity have announced the discovery of USS Nevada (BB-36), one of the US Navy’s longest-serving battleships which saw action in both World Wars. As informed, USS Nevada was located 65 nautical miles southwest of Pearl Harbor at a depth of […]

  • 28 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Netherlands Navy, with over EUR6 billion in funds set aside for its acquisition and maintenance programs, is the major winner of the Netherlands defense ministry’s 2018 white paper. Army and air force follow with little over two and one billion euros, respectively, while 1.7 billion is to go on IT and cyber. The two most […]

  • 19 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a $382 million contract modification to manufacture and deliver eight MH-60R helicopters. The MH-60R Seahawk helicopter is used today by the US Navy as a primary platform for anti-submarine warfare in open ocean and littoral zones. Also known as the ‘Romeo’, the MH-60R combines the capabilities of the […]

  • 19 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Gulf Island Shipyards a $63.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of the new Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS).  Designated as T-ATS(X) by NAVSEA, the new class of vessels will be based on existing commercial towing offshore vessel designs and will replace the current T-ATF […]

  • 7 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Russian nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines will resume patrols in international waters in June 2012, said Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky. “On June 1 or a bit later, we will resume permanent patrols of nuclear strategic submarines in the World Ocean”, said Vysotsky on Feb 3 at Navy command briefing. Since 1984, annual number of […]

  • 8 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian Navy has launched Operation Samudra Setu — meaning Sea Bridge — as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. Amphibious transport dock INS Jalashwa sailed to the Maldives to evacuate stranded Indian nationals. The ship arrived at the Port of Male, Republic of Maldives, on […]

  • 17 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The two vessels were retired after only ten years of service.