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  • 1 November 2018

    US Navy’s Commander Task Force (CTF) 48 has completed this year’s iteration of the Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 deployment to Central and South America. SPS is an annual series of US Navy deployments focused on subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. This year’s iteration of the mission […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Norwegian/Finnish aerospace and defense group Nammo has released video footage of its 30 mm Swimmer (APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1) supercavitating ammunition that swims through water. The company says the projectile was developed in cooperation with the US Navy. According to Nammo’s design engineer Jan Hasslid, the Swimmer is unique because of the combination of powerful […]

  • 8 October 2018

    “The United States can help Pacific island nations with security needs,” US Navy Undersecretary Thomas B. Modly told reporters in Washington after finishing a trip through the island nations of Oceania. The trip involved stops in Kiribati and its capital on the island of Tarawa. He also visited Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Fiji, the Federated […]

  • 7 September 2018

    The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has inspected 23 foreign-flagged fishing vessels on the high seas as part of joint maritime patrols it conducted recently with three other countries. Offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago and a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft supported the maritime surveillance operation with the three other member-countries of […]

  • 3 September 2018

    Austal USA has delivered its ninth Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) to the US Navy. The future USS Charleston (LCS 18) is the third Austal designed and built LCS delivered to the navy this year and will be the fourteenth to enter the fleet. The newbuilding completed its acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy’s Scots-based minehunter HMS Bangor (M109) will return to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde today, on August 31. For the past three years, HMS Bangor has been operating in the Gulf as part of the UK’s commitment in the region to work with international partners to protect vital shipping lanes. MCM1 […]

  • 30 August 2018

    A team of US Navy medical professionals arrived in Colombia aboard USS Gunston Hall on August 25 to begin subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) with Colombian medical professionals. The visit and partner capacity building engagements taking place in the town of Riohacha are part of Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 – an annual US Navy mission […]

  • 28 August 2018

    US Navy’s forward-deployed destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) exited the Black Sea, August 27, after 15 days of maritime security operations and theater security engagements. USS Carney was in the Black Sea at the same time as USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7), which became the first Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship to operate in the Black Sea as […]

  • 23 August 2018

    Film crews from Paramount and Bruckheimer Films are aboard the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln this week shooting footage for the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster Top Gun, the navy has confirmed. Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesperson Cmdr. Dave Hecht confirmed this saying that no actors are aboard, adding that the film crew will be shooting […]

  • 22 August 2018

    Ships deployed as part of the Royal Australian Navy’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour tour have concluded their final port visits before returning home later this week. HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba visited the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara, while HMAS Success visited Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and […]

  • 12 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education, Vessels


  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    German Naval Yards and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) – two Kiel-based shipbuilders – are joining forces to compete against a Dutch proposal for the design and construction of the German Navy’s new MKS180 ships. TKMS signed an agreement with German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) on August 3 under which it will contribute to the development and construction of […]

  • 25 July 2018

    The US Navy’s expeditionary fast transport USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) got underway from Virginia to join Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 – an annual series of US Navy deployments focused on exchanges with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. Spearhead will conduct subject matter expert exchanges and water well construction projects from July to […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Industry news

    In an effort to expand its business, shipbuilder Austal USA opens a new San Diego operations office.

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US and Philippines navies started seven days of interactions as part of maritime training activity (MTA) Sama Sama at Naval Station Ernesto Ogbinar in San Fernando City, Philippines. The week-long engagement kicked off July 9 and will focus on the full spectrum of naval capabilities. Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), diving […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Personnel from the US and Royal Thai Navy completed the 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise in Pattaya, Thailand, June 21. CARAT Thailand 2018 involved over 3,000 military personnel from the US and Royal Thai Navy conducting nearly a dozen exercises at sea, over twenty symposiums and table-top exercises that covered the […]

  • 18 June 2018

    US 7th Fleet personnel embarked aboard the expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) completed a month-long theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol in the Indo-Pacific, June 15. More than 40 members of the 7th Fleet staff, including US 7th Fleet Band members and Marines from Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific (FASTPAC) visited ports in Singapore, Malaysia, and the […]

  • 14 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from the US and Royal Thai Navy started the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series in Pattaya, June 14. The multi-nation exercise series is organized in bilateral phases with regional nations and is designed to enhance capabilities in a broad spectrum of naval operations. In its the 24th iteration, the […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The flagship of NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 hosted a team of scientists and engineers as they tested three new autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) during international exercises. Engineers from NATO Science and Technology Organisation’s (STO) Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) experimented with the AUVs for several weeks as the group participated in […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The humanitarian assistance and disaster relief readiness exercise Pacific Partnership 2018 concluded June 2 as US Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Nha Trang, Vietnam. This mission in Nha Trang included personnel from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force embarked in JDS Osumi (LST 4001) and team members assigned to USNS Brunswick (T-EPF-6). “We are very […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) got underway from Changi Naval Base, Singapore, to start a theater security cooperation (TSC) patrol in Southeast Asia. Following flag-level staff talks between US and Republic of Singapore navies, the TSC patrol got underway on May 19 with 40 embarked staff members in a goodwill mission consisting of port […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-led humanitarian assistance and disaster relief readiness exercise Pacific Partnership 2018 arrived in Vietnam as personnel aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Nha Trang on May 17. This year’s Pacific Partnership mission in Nha Trang will be joined by personnel from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force embarked in JS Osumi […]

  • 16 May 2018

    US Military Sealift Command operated ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) met with the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver while underway in Asia Pacific, on May 15. While it was not stated, the exercise likely took place in the South China Sea as hospital ship USNS Mercy departed Sri Lanka on May […]

  • 10 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2018 engagements in Sri Lanka concluded May 9 with mission participants departing Trincomalee aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) for the mission’s fourth port visit in Nha Trang, Vietnam. “We’ve continued to build upon the partnerships we forged during prior Pacific Partnerships,” said Capt. David Bretz, PP18 mission commander. […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German Navy has ordered three Puma maritime unmanned aircraft vehicles from US-based unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer AeroVironment. As announced by ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, a German system and software company which was chosen as the main contractor for the unmanned aircraft systems acquisition, the Puma UAS which will be fielded by the German Navy will include […]

  • 4 May 2018

    The US Navy will join more than 30 nations for the Multinational Exercise Komodo 2018 on and in the waters near Lombok Island, Indonesia, from May 4 to 9. The exercise brings together navies from across the world to rehearse scenarios focused on collaborative solutions to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and maritime domain awareness. […]