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  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In the first Newsletter of the year, the German Navy has revealed technical details and the construction progress of the four F 125-Class frigates which are to replace the eight Bremen-Class frigates currently in service of the German Navy. So far, the first ship, Baden-Württemberg (F 222) has been launched and is scheduled to be delivered to […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal, the Australian-based shipbuilding company christened the Expeditionary Fast Transport USNS Carson City (EPF 7) during a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Alabama, USA, on January 15. USNS Carson City is the seventh of 10 Expeditionary Fast Transport vessels (EPF), formerly joint high speed vessels (JHSV), that Austal has under contract with the U.S. Navy as […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Industry news

    Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) on January 11th, marking the first significant milestone in the ship’s construction. This ship is the sixth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Ship sponsor Kathy Taylor, former […]

  • 23 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) are preparing for their deployment in 2016 to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Their aim will be to support the international collaborative capacity-building program Africa Partnership Station (APS). Sailors participated in a two-week training at the Navy Expeditionary Warfighting Development […]

  • 9 November 2015
    Authorities

    A closing ceremony for the 21st annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Brunei exercise was held at Muara Naval Base, Nov. 6. CARAT is a bilateral exercise series between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations in South and Southeast Asia, including Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Authorities

    In yet another rescue operation five Eunavfor Med Force units saved the lives of more than 500 migrants yesterday, November 5. Two air assets, the Spanish Orion P3 and the Luxembourgian SW3 Merlin III “Seagull” aircraft, spotted 3 overcrowded boats, 1 fishing vessel and 2 skiffs, early in the morning. The European mission Flagship, ITS Cavour, […]

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

    US Navy’s new Expeditionary Fast Transport 6 (EPF 6) USNS Brunswick has successfully completed Navy acceptance trials on October 23. The ship, which was constructed by Austal USA, is the sixth ship of the EPF class. The EPF class ships were formerly known as Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). The ship’s trials included dockside testing […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Austal USA was awarded a $53.4 million contract to procure long-lead materials for the 11th Expeditionary Fast Transport for the U.S. Navy. The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, generators, water jets, main reduction gears, and other long-lead time items. Austal’s EPF program is steadily maturing with five ships delivered and three more under […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Industry news, Research & Development

    Austal has launched the first of two 72m High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV’s) being built for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), yesterday. Hull 390 – the future RNOV AI MUBSHIR – was successfully launched after 13 months of construction and fitout at the company’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard. Based on the proven Expeditionary Fast […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal has rolled out the first of two 72m High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV’s) being built for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), on October 16, at the company’s Henderson Western Australia shipyard. Austal Chief Executive Officer Andrew Bellamy said the HSSV program successfully represents Austal’s capability to deliver competitive, customised defence solutions from proven […]

  • 13 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships, HMAS Arunta (FFH-151) and HMAS Sirius (O-266), held a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with the Philippines Navy BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16) at the vicinity of Grande Island in Subic, Zambales Sunday, October 11. While in PASSEX, the ships conducted maneuvering, visual communications and publication exercises utilizing the Code for Unplanned Encounters […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USNS Spearhead (EPF 1) returned to Mayport Oct. 9, after deploying from early June to early October in support of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15). USNS Spearhead (EPF 1), formerly known as USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) returned to Mayport to drop off members of the crew before it returns to Norfolk, […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Crowley Maritime Corp.’s government services group has been awarded a new technical management contract for five U.S. government-owned, Military Sealift Command (MSC) Roll-On/Roll-Off and container ships (ROCON). Under the approximately $130 million contract, Crowley will provide full turnkey operation and management of the fleet, including crewing and scheduled/unscheduled repair and drydocking services initially for one […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The 14th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise commenced at the Republic of Singapore Navy’s Multinational Operations and Exercises Centre (MOEC) Oct. 5. SEACAT focuses on regional cooperation to address shared maritime security challenges like smuggling, piracy and other illicit activities at sea, by bringing together liaison officers (LNOs) from Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities

    Naval Sea Systems Command awards Austal USA five contracts worth approximately US$22 million. Austal USA was awarded a US$13,3 million order to provide all supplies, services, labor and material in support of the pre-shock trials emergent availability for Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6). Efforts will include program management, test plan and Integrated Master Schedule […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician training teams completed their third stop of the Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel (SPS-JHSV) 15 mission Sept. 14. The training took place in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala as part of the Adaptive Force Package (AFP) onboard USNS Spearhead (EPF 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command. While […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Philippine Navy and the Philippine Air Force have commenced a joint exercise on Monday, September 07. The exercise was launched in an Opening Ceremony held at Suarez Hall, Fleet Support Force, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City. Codenamed DAGIT 2015, the PN-PAF Interoperability Exercise (IOX), is taking place in the areas of Naval Base […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    US Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center’s (MARMC) Production Department completed repairs to Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 1653, dry docked in Dynamic (AFDL 6) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Sept. 1. LCU-1653, attached to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 2, suffered damage to the aft starboard side of her hull during training exercises this summer. Hull Maintenance […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Susan Whitman paid a visit to the Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyers USS Hopper (DDG 70) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG112) Aug. 19 and 20 respectively. Whitman assumed the duties of the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet Aug 13., the 17th Fleet Master Chief for the […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal New Zealand Navy’s frigate HMNZS Wellington has arrived in Honiara after helping New Zealand’s South West Pacific neighbours patrol for illegal and unlicensed fishing activity in their waters. The vessel sailed from New Caledonia last Friday carrying two Senior Agents from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), and two Senior Agents from the Vanuatu […]

  • 11 August 2015
    Authorities

    Naval, aviation and ground forces from the United States, Japan, Mexico and New Zealand are scheduled to participate in Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 off the coast and ashore in Southern California from August 31 to September 9. Dawn Blitz 2015 (DB15) is a multinational amphibious exercise designed to train the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps […]

  • 5 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) have just completed almost five weeks of fisheries patrols in the high seas of the South Pacific. Compliance officers from MPI boarded and inspected 19 vessels during the operation, which was supported by Navy patrol vessel HMNZS OTAGO and a Royal New […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities

    A US Coast Guard helicopter crew, working under the direction of Operation Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, assisted in the seizure of 5,050 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated wholesale value of $4.6 million on Wednesday. While on routine patrol, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection maritime patrol aircraft located a 35-foot go-fast vessel transiting at […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) wrapped up its first-ever participation in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines following a June 26 closing ceremony held at Naval Station Apolinario Jalandoon, Puerto Princesa, Republic of the Philippines. Now in its 21st year, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been an […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 held a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) at Naval Base San Diego, June 17. Rear Adm. Daniel Fillion relieved Rear Adm. Frank Ponds as Commander ESG-3. During Pond’s tenure as Commander, ESG-3 served as the Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s first Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) variant of the Mobile Landing Platform, USNS Lewis B. Puller, was delivered to the Navy in San Diego, June 12. Built by General Dynamics NASSCO, delivery of the ship follows a series of at-sea tests and trials in San Diego. The Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) AFSB […]