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  • 6 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    As autonomy and unmanned systems grow in importance for naval operations, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) announced a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle (USV) to not only protect US Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously “swarm” offensively on hostile vessels. The first-of-its-kind technology—successfully demonstrated over […]

  • 15 November 2016

    Airstrikes have hit rebel positions in Syria for the first time in weeks after Russia announced the start of its offensive on Tuesday. According to Russian media reports, the country’s defense minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that airstrikes hit Homs and Idlib provinces of Syria. The minister further said that aircraft from the Admiral Kuznetsov carrier […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Office of Naval Research (ONR) has awarded Raytheon a $29.7 million contract for work on the Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) innovative naval prototype (INP). As its name indicates, the LOCUST project is aimed at developing a system for the deployment of small, low-cost swarming UAVs to autonomously overwhelm an adversary. Raytheon subsidiary BBN […]

  • 20 November 2014

    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Rear Adm. Akira Saito, commander, Escort Flotilla (CCF) One, along with his staff and other JMSDF sailors embarked the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and other ships in the George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) as part of Keen Sword (KS) 15, Nov. 10-19. The visitors received […]

  • 28 May 2014

    The US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), carrying 1,000 marines, has sailed into the Mediterranean Sea and could be used for evacuation of American personnel from Libya, writes the Associated Press.   The warship will remain in the region as a precautionary measure, but without approaching the country’s coast, so as […]

  • 9 January 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Responding to challenges from ‘near-peer’ competitors, the U.S. Navy has released a new surface force strategy under which it will strengthen its naval power at and from the sea. The objective of the strategy is to achieve and sustain sea control which the navy sees as a pre-requisite to achieving the other objectives of all domain […]

  • 15 May 2012

    Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) is establishing a new command, the Coastal Riverine Force (CORIVFOR), a merger of Riverine Group 1 and the Maritime Expeditionary Security Force (MESF), June 1. CORIVFOR will perform core maritime expeditionary security missions in the green and brown waters bridging the gap between traditional Navy blue water operations and land-based […]

  • 5 February 2013

    The executive officer of the guided missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) was temporarily relieved Feb. 3 due to loss of confidence because of offensive comments and behavior towards the crew. Cmdr. James Pickens was relieved by the Commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, Capt. Mike Elliot. Lt. Andrew J. Greenlees, the ship’s operations officer, […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Indian Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar, commissioned INS ‘Vajrakosh’, the latest establishment of the Indian Navy on September 9, at Karwar, Karnataka. Karwar is poised to emerge as the Indian Navy’s premier base on the Western seaboard. Some of the vital naval assets are planned to be based there. Naval units operating out of Karwar […]

  • 15 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Three Sailors assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 10 were injured in a training accident when their 34-foot patrol boat ran aground near Charleston Harbor April 13. 

 The injured Sailors were transiting the boat into the Charleston Harbor as part of routine training when the incident occurred at 9:41 p.m. The Sailors were transported […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Officers and Sailors gathered at US Naval Base Yorktown’s Cheatham Annex in Williamsburg, Virginia, to witness the disestablishment of Maritime Expeditionary Squadron (MSRON) 12, Sept. 27.   The ceremony commemorated MSRON 12’s accomplishments and duties as a member of the Coastal Riverine Forces in which they defended high value assets and conducted offensive combat operations. […]

  • 13 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to US Navy’s Coastal Riverine Squadron (CRS) 1 deployed to Bahrain and Djibouti March 11. While deployed, CRS-1 will provide security and protection of strategic shipping and naval vessels operating in coastal areas and port facilities, to ensure uninterrupted flow of cargo and units to combatant commanders. CRS-1 has personnel currently deployed to […]

  • 8 April 2019

    US personnel stationed in Tripoli were evacuated from the city in the wake of the advance of Libyan National Army forces, led by General Khalifa Hifter, towards the Libyan capital. LNA forces started their push on April 5. The UN-backed government says that 21 people have already been killed in fighting near the capital. The […]

  • 6 June 2012
    Training & Education

      The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) marked the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the turning point of the Pacific campaign in World War II, June 4. “Every Sailor on board this ship is fully aware of its namesake’s role in this decisive battle,” said Nimitz Commanding Officer Capt. Jeff Ruth. “More […]

  • 26 January 2012
    Training & Education

      US Guided Missile Cruiser, USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), stopped at the Black Sea port of Sevastopol on Thursday. The ship was carrying about 50 protesters chanting “Yankee, go home!” and “No to NATO!”, reported RIA Novosti today (January 26). Yehven Dubovik, a protest organizer, told the visit was illegal because the Ukraine’s parliament […]

  • 22 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Commander, Coastal Riverine Group ONE (CRG 1) Capt. Chris Peterschmidt suspended Capt. David Haas from his duties as Deputy Commander of CRG 1. Haas has been temporarily reassigned to the staff of Expeditionary Training Group. The decision to reassign Haas was made based upon allegations in connection with an ongoing Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) […]

  • 19 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Polish Naval Port Gdynia contracted Sweden’s Saab for the maintenance and logistic support of the Polish Navy’s RBS15 Mk3 surface-to-surface missile system. Saab received this contract after partnering with Polish defense company MESKO, a member of Polish Armament Group (PGZ), last year. The contract includes scheduled maintenance of the missile system and additional ILS in the form of training […]

  • 7 August 2014

    The Spanish Navy’s patrol boat ‘Tarifa’ returned to its base port in Cartagena, ending an inspection campaign “Caladero Nacional” that began last July 13.   The aim of the campaign was the verification of compliance by the fleet trawl fisheries in relation to measures of gear and equipment, control of funds, closed areas, immature control fish on board fishing […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) will enter the Black Sea, Oct. 10, to promote peace and stability in the region. Cole’s presence in the Black Sea will serve to reaffirm the United States’ dedication and commitment toward strengthening the partnerships and joint operational capabilities among U.S., NATO, and regional Black Sea […]

  • 1 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indian Navy opened a new air base at Santa Cruz, Mumbai on Wednesday. The newly inaugurated Naval Air  Enclave Santa Cruz has a big hangar and a large dispersal providing the Indian Navy with the capability to accomodate all types of fixed wing aircraft including the Boeing P8I long range maritime reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft. This gives a major […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Training & Education

    A Coast Guard helicopter crew was targeted by an individual with a laser pointer while flying in the vicinity of Waimanalo Bay on Oahu, Saturday. The lased MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was conducting a search in response to an uncorrelated distress call when the incident occurred. Four crewmembers observed the laser sweeping the aircraft and […]

  • 1 November 2017

    Russian Navy submarine Veliky Novgorod has launched more cruise missiles at ISIS positions as the Syrian Democratic Forces on Monday started an offensive on the last ISIS stronghold in Deir ez-Zor. According to the Russian defense ministry, the fifth Project 636.3 submarine to be built for the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet launched a salvo of […]

  • 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 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Company and Kongsberg have formed a teaming agreement for the Naval Strike Missile (NSM). The pact represents a second step in the companies’ efforts to offer world-class Offensive Anti-Surface Warfare (OASuW) solutions to the many governments interested in this warfare mission. Raytheon and Kongsberg formed a similar agreement last year to develop the Joint […]

  • 7 January 2019

    An al Qaeda operative held responsible for the plotting of the deadly bombing of destroyer USS Cole in 2000 was killed in a precision airstrike, the US Central Command has confirmed. “Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a precision strike in Marib governate [Yemen] on January 1,” spokesman Capt. Bill Urban said in a statement on January […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Navy, Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) completed a successful test of the Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) Feb. 4, marking a significant step in maturing key technologies for the future operational weapon system. The joint-service team, known as the LRASM Deployment Office (LDO), conducted the test to evaluate LRASM’s low-altitude performance […]

  • 19 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NOAA: USS Independence Wreck “Amazingly Intact” NOAA, working with private industry partners and the U.S. Navy, has confirmed the location and condition of the USS Independence, the lead ship of its class of light aircraft carriers that were critical during the American naval offensive in the Pacific during World War II. Sweden’s Intruder Sub Turns […]

  • 25 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Indian shipbuilder Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched two offshore patrol vessels for the Indian Navy at its shipyard in Pipavav on July 25. Named Shachi and Shruti, the OPVs are the first two of overall five planned ships in the class. The primary role of the NOPVs will be to undertake surveillance of the country’s […]

  • 27 April 2017

    A Somali pirate that took part in the attack on U.S. Navy dock landing ship USS Ashland in April 2010 was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison, the U.S. Justice Department announced April 26. Mohamed Farah, 31, of Somalia, was sentenced for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on […]