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  • 25 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Seven Orca-class Patrol Craft Training (PCT) vessels recently conducted a formation exercise in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near Victoria, British Columbia.   Vessels taking part included PCT Orca, Raven, Renard, Wolf, Grizzly, Cougar, and Caribou. The ORCA-class vessels operate year round in B.C. coastal waters and are frequent visitors in many of the […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Forty members of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (RCSCC) Fraser received a first-hand experience of naval life and operations during a visit to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on May 20, 2014.   The corps was accompanied throughout the day by members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and shown a variety of units […]

  • 13 May 2015

    The Honourable Jason Kenney, Canadian Minister of National Defence, was on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary during exercise TRIDENT FURY on May 10th to witness Canadian military interaction in the Pacific Ocean with the United States Navy and Coast Guard. Minister Kenney boarded a Sea King Helicopter in Vancouver and landed on board […]

  • 5 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Seven Canadian and American naval vessels sailed from Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt yesterday to participate in Exercise TRIDENT FURY, a biennial multinational exercise that takes place off the coast of Vancouver Island from May 4-15. Exercise TRIDENT FURY is a naval exercise organized by Maritime Forces Pacific in Esquimalt, British Columbia. The exercise will test air […]

  • 11 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    RFS 156 ‘Yamal’ sustained damages on its port side. Photo: Twitter/Capt_Navy Russian Navy landing ship Yamal collided with Sierra Leone-flagged container ship M/V Orca 2 in the Aegean Sea on December 30, the Russian defense ministry said in a statement to news agency TASS. No one was injured in the collision according to the Russian Navy, […]

  • 6 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Scotland’s University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute will, together with ORCA Marine and Seatronics, survey the wreck of HMS Hampshire off Orkney, Scotland. Royal Navy’s former Devonshire-class armored cruiser HMS Hampshire struck a mine on June 5, 1916, while transporting Lord Kitchener, the secretary of State for War to Archangel in northern Russia for a meeting with […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A multibeam survey conducted as part of a maritime archaeology project has confirmed the exact location of the Royal Navy’s WW1 destroyer HMS Pheasant. Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology (ORCA), the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and SULA Diving said they are now able to confirm that the archaeological maritime survey conducted […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin announced that it has been awarded a two-year extension to its existing contract, valued up to $180 million, to continue providing in-service-support (ISS) to the Royal Canadian Navy’s minor warships and auxiliary vessels. The contract awarded to SNC-Lavalin in 2011 was an initial four-year contract that included options to extend the […]

  • 30 April 2013
    Training & Education

    More than 1 100 sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen of the Canadian Armed Forces will participate in Trident Fury 13 off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia from 3 to 19 May. Trident Fury is a biennial joint and bi-national naval exercise hosted by Maritime Forces Pacific and includes participation by the Royal […]

  • 31 October 2017

    The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin $43.2 million contract for work on the US Navy’s Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) Orca. The contract is the first part of a two phase competition which includes the currently awarded design phase and a competitive production phase for up to nine vehicles to meet increasing demands for undersea […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Boeing a $43 million contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of four Orca extra large unmanned undersea vehicles (XLUUVs) and associated support elements. Boeing’s proposal for the Orca XLUUV was based on its 15-meter Echo Voyager unmanned undersea vehicle. The other contender in the navy program was Lockheed Martin. […]

  • 3 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Irish Naval Service has announced a tender for dry-docking services for repairs and maintenance works to the vessel LE Orla. LÉ Orla is a Peacock-class patrol vessel in the Irish Naval Service. Like the rest of her class, she was originally designed for use by the British Royal Navy in Hong Kong waters, and […]

  • 16 May 2014

    Forty-five delegates from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which provides an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of NATO nations, visited Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on Friday, May 2nd to discuss security developments in the Asia-Pacific region and their significance for Canada.   The delegation was led by President Hugh Bailey from the United […]

  • 12 October 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Orkney researchers have found the vessel used by HMS Royal Oak sailors to escape the sinking battleship in Scapa Flow. While the whereabouts of the wreck of HMS Royal Oak, which sank in the first weeks of the World War II, are known, researchers struggled to locate the battleship’s steam pinnacle in which some of […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s fishery patrol vessel HMS Severn left duties behind to visit Cork and work with its Irish Navy counterpart Lé Orla off the Old Head of Kinsale. Both vessels fly the same blue and yellow pennant denoting a fishery squadron. Orla began life as HMS Swift, one of the Peacock class of boats patrolling waters around Hong Kong. […]

  • 6 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    kta naval systems, a joint venture of Germany’s thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Norway’s Kongsberg, has unveiled a new combat system for non-nuclear submarines at the 7th International Submarine Conference SubCon in Kiel. The combat system is called ORCCA and was developed as part of a joint drive between Germany and Norway who are buying Type […]

  • 3 May 2015

    For the eighth consecutive year the Royal Navy is showing a strong presence at the Jersey Boat Show. River Class Patrol ship HMS Tyne arrived in Jersey on Friday, May 1, along with two P2000 Fast Patrol Boats – HMS Trumpeter the training vessel for Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit and HMS Ranger, training vessel for […]

  • 5 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The Naval Service Vessel L.É. ORLA detained an Irish registered fishing vessel approximately 50 nautical miles south of Hook Head, Co Wexford earlier yesterday. The detention was in relation to an alleged breach of fishing regulations. The vessel was escorted by the L.É. ORLA to Dunmore East, arriving in port at 8.30 pm this evening. […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Industry news

    Irish Naval Service, based in Haulbowline, County Cork, has invited tenders for the provision and commissioning of four marine cranes.   The cranes will be mounted on the Naval Service’s two coastal patrol vessels, L.É. ORLA and L.É. CIARA. The two coastal patrol vessels  pertain to the Peacock Class patrol corvettes built for the Royal […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Italian Navy engaged in three rescue operations saving the lives of hundreds of migrants that reached the Strait of Sicily from the North African coasts onboard rickety boats on Friday.   ITS Sirio rescued 105 migrants from an inflatable boat. The vessel then reached the Singaporean motor ship Stjerneborg to take onboard 55 more people rescued […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Between Friday and Sunday, the Italian Navy ships have been involved in numerous rescue operations during which they rescued almost 4,000 migrants.   In the multiple operations of assistance to vessels coming from the North African coast several dead bodies were recovered. The patrol boat Sirio rescued 73 immigrants from a boat in distress on Saturday night, […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Polish state-owned defense company Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) and French shipbuilder DCNS signed an agreement under which they would cooperate on future naval projects in Poland. The focus of this memorandum of understanding are the three submarines that Poland intends to acquire under the Orka programme. PGZ further noted that the agreement could see the two companies […]

  • 13 October 2017

    The Australian Border Force worked with Indonesian Coast Guard and ministry of marine affairs and fisheries to carry out a trilateral maritime security patrol in the Timor Sea north-west of Darwin. The patrol, which targeted illegal exploitation of natural resources, concluded on October 11. Operation Shearwater and the MMAF Coordinated Patrols are usually standalone patrols but, […]

  • 17 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training division a $36,7 million modification to a previously awarded contract for Aegis Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) activities and Aegis Modernization Advanced Capability Build engineering. The Aegis PSEA manages the in-service combat systems configurations as well as the integration of new or upgraded capability into the CG57 class […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Industry news

    Royal Marine Commandos at HM Naval Base Clyde have a new tool to help protect high-value shipping. 43 Commando Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines (43 Cdo FPGRM) have recently taken delivery of two Island Class Patrol Boats. The versatile vessels – called “Mull’ and “Rona” – are former MOD Police boats which have undergone extensive […]

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

    In an update on its acquisition programs for the Polish Navy, Poland’s defense ministry on December 29 said that three European contractors have been shortlisted for the country’s Orka submarine program. Poland is looking to acquire three new submarines to replace its remaining three, old Koben-class submarines. The country’s defense ministry said it has received […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Defence and security company Saab has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Naval Shipyard S.A. in Gdynia, Poland. The agreement provides a basis for cooperation to jointly offer naval solutions, including submarines, for the Polish Navy under the order of the Polish Ministry of National Defence. In an announcement made by Saab, the company […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Industry news

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Mission Systems and Training located in Moorestown, NJ. has been awarded a USD 24.07 million modification contract to exercise an option for Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent efforts for the design, development, integration, test and delivery of computer program baselines along with associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future Advanced […]

  • 31 March 2011

      Bluefin Robotics, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), was awarded a contract to develop a robotic ship hull mine and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) identification and neutralization capability for use in Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal. A manipulator arm will be integrated onto the HAUV, a hovering AUV […]