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  • 6 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Ukraine does not oppose replacement of Russian Black Sea Fleet’s obsolete ships (BSF) based in Crimea with new ones, Russian deputy foreign minister Grigory Karasin told RIA Novosti. According to the Russo-Ukrainian BSF Treaty of 1997, Russia can neither increase number of naval assets deployed in Crimea nor renew armaments. Alongside with that, today’s BSF […]

  • 23 February 2012

      Iranian warships moored at Syrian port Tartus are equipped with special hardware to jam radio bands of Syrian opposition, writes London-headquartered Arab newspaper Asharq Alawsat. Referring to sources in Egyptian intelligence agencies, the newspaper reports that Iranian warships are jamming communication bands of Syrian opposition, reports Interfax. According to the sources, Syrian authorities recently […]

  • 10 February 2011

    Malaysia’s opposition on Thursday urged the government to review plans to buy six warships for nearly US$2.0 billion (S$2.6 billion), saying… [mappress] Source: asiaone , February 10, 2011;

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Tuesday 2 September 2014, eight ships of the coalition Task Force defended themselves against 11 opposition aircraft as a part of an air defence exercise for KAKADU. The ships faced threats from a range of aircraft and had to respond to a simulated use of long range and short range missile deployments.   For […]

  • 25 July 2013

    Contrary to media reporting today, the Chief of the Defence Force(CHOD), General David Hurley has not provided advice or recommendations to Opposition Leader, Mr Tony Abbott with respect to Coalition policy on asylum seeker issues, the  Australian Department of Defence informed.  “Defence understands that the Chief of the Defence Force would be consulted regarding any […]

  • 9 March 2011

      A CALL for the Chief of Navy to be sacked over the sad state of Australia’s amphibious ships shows how the Government has failed to protect him from ‘‘ignorant scapegoating’’, the Australian Defence Association says. Association executive director Neil James said the sacking call was misplaced. He has criticised Defence Minister Stephen Smith for […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Royal Australian Air Force crews have helped save the lives of 13 people onboard two vessels at the opposite ends of Australia over a two-day period. In the first incident, an AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft and its specialist crew located a vessel in distress with 12 people onboard about 520 nautical miles north-east of […]

  • 27 December 2011

      Immigration Department confirmed on Tuesday that Australian Navy has intercepted a boat carrying 116 suspected asylum seekers and two crew of WA Coast. Australian Maritime Safety Authority requested interception of the boat on Christmas Eve. The boat was intercepted north of Christmas Island, Federal Home Affairs Minister Jason Clare Said. “Following a request by […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Plymouth based warship has been put through her paces exercising with submarines off the coasts of Scotland and Norway. HMS Portland began her workout by providing the opposition for the final stage of Submarine Command Course or ‘Perisher’ as it is more widely known. The course gets its nickname from the number of prospective […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Spanish offshore patrol vessel ESPS Tornado spotted two suspicious vessels in the Gulf of Cadiz while conducting a series of training activities on Friday, October 9. When detected, the vessels attempted an escape at high speed and in opposite directions. In their flight, they threw several bundles of drugs overboard. As Tornado was conducting observation of […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta, usually based on opposite sides of Australia, met when they were both in Busan, South Korea. Since departing Fleet Base West in late August, Arunta has had a busy program exercising and conducting visits to India, Malaysia, Philippines and Japan. Stuart’s crew had similarly travelled from Yokosuka, Japan having participated in […]

  • 13 June 2011
    Industry news

      Hanoi will purchase six Kilo class Russian submarines with the view to “protect the country”. Experts evaluate the sale as $3 bln, report Western news agencies referring to Vietnamese defense minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh. The minister made this statement earlier in Singapore as Hanoi’s official reaction on the incident happened on May 26 […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Although an official announcement has still not been made, Spanish newspapers reported that the Australian Department of Defence has chosen Spanish shipbuilder Navantia as the “preferred bidder” for the construction of two replenishment ships. This news sparked some outrage in Australia as the government opposition criticized Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull who promised to spend every “defence […]

  • 4 June 2014

    HMS Somerset and HMAS Darwin, the two top naval crime fighters in the Indian Ocean have met and shared their experiences of half a dozen drugs busts.   Between them they have accounted for seizing £240m of illegal narcotics in the past two months. The duo, directed by a Royal UK Navy-led task force, have […]

  • 23 April 2017

    A U.S. Navy pilot flying from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier crashed while attempting to land during routine flight operations in the Celebs Sea. The pilot ejected and was quickly recovered by an embarked helicopter. The navy said the incident, which took place April 21, was under investigation, adding that the crash occurred as the […]

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

    A mine-hunting exercise in the Gulf turned up the real thing when Royal Navy ship HMS Chiddingfold found a live depth charge. The ship’s clearance divers were dispatched to dispose of the explosive during the incident in the Persian Gulf. The real-life scenario came as Royal Navy minehunters, based in Bahrain, were put through their […]

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

    HMA Ships Sydney, Parramatta and Stuart sailed from Fleet Base East on 24 November with the next generation of warfare officers and sailors embarked. Having completed several months of classroom theory at the School of Maritime Warfare, and practical training in the warfare simulators at HMAS Watson, 38 students spent the week at sea proving […]

  • 14 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sister survey ships HMS Echo and HMS Enterprise have held a brief rendezvous in the Mediterranean to allow for a transfer of stores before going their opposite ways.   The Plymouth-based ships have both had a busy few months – with HMS Echo spearheading the UK’s contribution to the search for the missing Malaysia flight […]

  • 18 July 2017

    Following an EU Committee report into the operation Sophia which said the undertaking is not working, EU members seem less willing to continue the mission. The mission which, as the report says, was failing to deliver its mandate of disrupting the migrant smugglers’ networks, was supposed to be extended to the end of 2018. It […]

  • 10 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) along with Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) hosted the Final Planning Conference for Exercise Bold Alligator 2012 (BA 12) at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic headquarters, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Virginia Beach, Jan. 4-6. The conference served as a platform for Navy and Marine Corps leaders […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australia has contracted Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to build two replacement replenishment ships for the Royal Australian Navy. Although the ships would be built in Spain and not in Australia, what the government opposition objected to, Australian Defence minister Marise Payne said that more than $130 million would go to Australian industry. Construction of the two ships will cost […]

  • 25 September 2013

    While the world has made strides toward stability, the situation in Syria illustrates the dangers of current trends to the Middle East and the rest of the globe, President of the United States Barack Obama told world leaders at the United Nations yesterday. Obama spoke to the General Assembly meeting in New York yesterday morning, […]

  • 8 September 2016

    The Royal Navy said their patrol ship HMS Tyne was called on twice in a month to escort Russian warships through the Channel. The Portsmouth-based warship monitored the progress of military transporters Minsk and Alexander Shabalin for more than 500 miles each as the vessel passed the British Isles. The Russian vessels are both Ropucha-class landing […]

  • 12 August 2014

    The officers and crew of the guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) returned home this weekend after participating in RIMPAC 2014, the world’s largest multi-national naval exercise.   Sailors on board Lake Champlain were given a unique opportunity to experience operating in a complex maritime environment and had the opportunity to help foster […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK’s Ministry of Defence is considering granting over £1 billion to Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems so they can start building the first of four Successor ballistic missile submarines. According to a report by The Financial Times, the Ministry might allocate approx. $1.3 billion of funds as early as September this year. Successor is the British program to replace […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    China’s ministry of foreign affairs has voiced its opposition to foreign countries supporting the development of Taiwan’s indigenous submarine program. Speaking at a press conference on January 14, foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China “firmly opposes arms sales to Taiwan by any country and military links in any form between any country and Taiwan.” “We […]

  • 28 September 2011

      Spendings for defense and national security will always be high in Russia, and all officials objecting this statement should find another job, said Russian president Dmitry Medvedev meeting with commanders of military units participating in the Center-2011 exercise. Prior to that, Medvedev dismissed vice-premier and finance minister Alexei Kudrin who said earlier in the […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    A considerable load has been put on France due to its intention to continue with the construction and sale of Mistral-class ships to Russia.   France said that the delivery of two warships to the Russian Navy will not be affected by the current EU sanctions imposed on Russia amid the Ukrainian crisis. The contract […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Royal UK Navy frigate HMS Argyll and the nuclear-powered US Navy super-carrier the USS Theodore Roosevelt joined up in shortly after taking part in the 200th birthday celebrations of the US National Anthem in Baltimore.   HMS Argyll sailed down Chesapeake Bay to link up with the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 12, which sailed from […]