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  • 20 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy cruiser Pyotr Velikiy, the world’s only nuclear-powered cruiser, recently performed a test-firing of its Granit anti-ship missile during a mayor Northern Fleet drill. Taking place in the Barents Sea, the training exercise gathered over 20 combat ships, some 10 submarines and up to 30 aircraft take part in the final final training of the […]

  • 11 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Russian shipbuilder Zvezdochka (Star) completed overhaul works on the Russian Navy’s Project 949A Oscar-class submarine ‘Orel’ and sent the boat from its shipyard back to the Northern Fleet’s Zapadnaya Litsa naval base. Orel started her voyage from Severodvinsk on April 6 and reached Zapadnaya Litsa five days later. The Project 949A submarine started her overhaul in […]

  • 9 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Russian Navy’s Project 949A Oscar-class submarines will be rearmed with the 3M-54 Kalibr cruise missile, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on March 6. “The Zvezda shipyard is carrying out profound modernization of Project 949A nuclear submarines, including the replacement of armament with the Kalibr missile complex and also the replacement of navigation, life […]

  • 11 June 2014

    Russian submarine K-119 Voronezh assisted a small boat during a storm in the White Sea on June 8th, reports RT.com.   When the crew of the small vessel realised that it was running low on fuel, the crew members sent a distress signal to their home port of Arkhangelsk. The authorities from the port sent […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Russian shipbuilder Admiralty Shipyards launched the first of a second batch of Improved Kilo-class submarines in a March 28 ceremony in St. Petersburg. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will also be the first Project 636.3 to be built for the Vladivostok-based Pacific Fleet. The first six units in the class were built for the Black Sea fleet. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was […]

  • 16 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky first got underway in August this year.

  • 28 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

     Russia’s Pacific Fleet recently held a cruise-missile drill which saw guided-missile cruisers, nuclear submarines and mobile coastal defense missile systems launch a total of seven cruise missiles at surface targets in the Sea of Okhotsk. Sava-class cruiser Varyag launched the P-1000 Vulkan anti-ship missile while Oscar-class submarine Tomsk launched the Granit anti-ship cruise missile. The exercise […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Russian shipbuilder Admiralty Shipyards has laid the keel for the first two of an additional six Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines (NATO reporting name: improved Kilo-class). The ceremony took place on Friday, July 28, in St. Petersburg. The two submarines will be named Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Volkhov and will join the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet once they […]

  • 27 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After starting construction on the first two boats of a new batch of Project 636.3 (Improved Kilo-class) submarines in 2017, Russia’s Admiralty Shipyard is set to deliver the submarines to the navy in 2020. The seventh and eighth boats in their class will be handed over to the Pacific Fleet in November 2020, Russian news […]

  • 20 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) approaches the German navy replenishment tanker FGS Spessart (A1442) for a replenishment-at-sea while underway for Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014. Now in its 42nd year, BALTOPS is an annual, multinational exercise with the goal of enhancing maritime capabilities, interoperability and supporting regional stability. USS Oscar Austin (DDG-79) is […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) returned to Naval Station Norfolk, July 26, marking the completion of a two-month underway period in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.   While underway, Oscar Austin took part in the 70th anniversary commemoration of the D-Day landings in France; participated in the 42nd annual Baltic […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander Janice G. Smith became the first immigrant of Jamaican descent to command a destroyer when she assumed command of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) during a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, May 2. Smith, from Morris Hall District, Saint Catherine, Jamaica West Indies, relieved Cmdr. Russel B. Sanchez, from Clarksville, […]

  • 16 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) pulled into Theoule Sur Mer, France, for a scheduled port visit on August 14.  During Oscar Austin’s first time in Theoule Sur Mer, the crew will participate in events commemorating the liberation of southern France by allied forces during World War II. “Our crew […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a scheduled port visit April. 17, 2015. This port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet’s efforts to build maritime partnerships with African nations, which helps improve regional maritime safety and security. Oscar Austin’s port visit […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) participated in a U.K.-led maritime exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 10.   The exercise consisted of combat operations in all areas of warfare including anti-submarine warfare, anti-aircraft warfare, and surface warfare. Naval units from the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom included Royal Navy frigates HMS […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities

    The commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 visited guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) Oct. 21 while the ship was underway conducting training in preparation for an upcoming deployment. During the course of his visit, crew members provided Rear Adm. Richard Butler a thorough tour of the ship’s spaces, including the Multi-Function Towed […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) returned to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, July 10, after completing an eight-month independent deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR). The ship departed in November 2014 to support maritime security and anti-piracy operations. Along with other American forces, Oscar […]

  • 9 November 2011
    Industry news

    The nuclear-powered Oscar-II class submarine “Voronezh” ready for mission again after five years of repair… (barentsobserver) [mappress] Source: barentsobserver, November 09, 2011;

  • 21 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk, on May 20, for a two-month deployment to the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea.   “It is an honor to command USS Oscar Austin as we set sail to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to enhance maritime security and conduct […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) departed Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 21 for a deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). The ship will conduct maritime security operations and provide theater security cooperation efforts within the AOR. Oscar Austin will deploy with ScanEagle, an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy destroyer USS Oscar Austin arrived in Bergen, Norway, with embarked Italian midshipmen aboard for a scheduled port visit and a refuel on August 27.  Italian cadets are aboard the US destroyer under FOREXTRAMID 17, a Chief of Naval Operations-sponsored program and is designed to promote professional and cultural exchange between the U.S. and […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s nuclear-powered Oscar II class submarine Tomsk has launched a Granit cruise missile as part of her training cycle. The supersonic cruise missile was fired from a submerged position in the Sea of Okhotsk towards a land target at the Kura Test Range, Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet press service announced. In addition to the missile launch, […]

  • 19 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) arrived in Port Victoria, Seychelles for a scheduled port visit Jan. 17, 2015. This port visit serves to continue U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet’s efforts to build maritime partnerships with African nations, which helps improve regional maritime safety and security. Port visits like this […]

  • 27 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    BAE Systems’ San Diego and Norfolk Ship Repair units have landed overhaul contracts for three US Navy ships. According to the US defense department, BAE Systems San Diego will be responsible for the overhaul of Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) and Avenger-class mine counter measure ship USS Champion. BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair will be […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) participated in a gunnery exercise with German navy ship, FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (F218), as one of many events during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, June 13.   A Naval Gunnery Target balloon (NavTGT) served as the exercise target. Sailors fired shots from 25 millimeter and 50 caliber guns as well […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities

    Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class Lewis Aaron, from Camden, Ohio, signals the take off of an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).   George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Chilean state-owned shipbuilder ASMAR has officially started construction on the new Antarctic icebreaking vessel for the Chilean Navy. The steel-cutting ceremony took place on August 16 and was attended by shipyard and navy officials. Dubbed Project “Antarctica I”, the new Polar-class vessel will replace the icebreaker Contraalmirante Oscar Viel Toro which is nearing the end […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Russia’s Sevmash Shipyard launched the special-purpose submarine Belgorod at its Severodvinsk site in a ceremony on April 23. The ceremony was restricted for media representatives and only few photos of the submarine are available. Belgorod started construction in July 1992 and was initially to be part of the Project 949A submarines, which are also known […]

  • 6 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In another first on its maiden deployment, the US Navy’s America-class amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived in Eilat, Israel, for a port visit on October 5. The flagship of the America Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) is on its first ever visit to the country. “The marines and sailors have been working tirelessly around the […]