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  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has awarded a £160 million (approx. $226.5m) contract to a BAE Systems-led team to resolve the power and propulsion system issues experienced by Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers. The Power Improvement Project (PIP) will improve the resilience of the Type 45 class by installing additional power generation sources in each ship, the […]

  • 11 June 2018

    BAE Systems has recently contracted GE’s Marine Solutions to deliver a number of marine electrical solutions to support the upgrade of Royal Navy Type 45 destroyers as part of the UK defense ministry’s Power Improvement Project (PIP). The PIP will see BAE Systems and its partners replace the existing two diesel generators with larger units, fitting […]

  • 26 November 2018

    Rolls-Royce has been contracted to supply 18 of its MTU Series 4000 diesel generator sets which will be used to improve the reliability of Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer. The contract was awarded by BAE Systems who is the main contractor on the Power Improvement Project (PIP) which is being undertaken to increase the resilience […]

  • 29 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center (NRL-SSC) have played a key role in the development and transition of the Arctic Cap Nowcast Forecast System (ACNFS) from research to operational Navy use. The ACNFS replaces the Polar Ice Prediction System (PIPS 2.0). The Cutting Edge ACNFS provides real-time nowcast/forecasts at 1/12-degree horizontal […]

  • 20 January 2016

    Royal Navy’s Fleet Amphibious flagship HMS Bulwark has sailed into 2016 with a new captain and several trophy additions. Captain James Parkin succeeded Captain Nick Cooke-Priest who departed the ship for a post in the Ministry of Defence in London. Parkin joined the Royal Navy as a Warfare Officer in 1997, and has served in HM Ships Berkeley, Manchester […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Royal Australian Navy recently decided to standardize their data processing workflow for their Survey Motor Launches (SML) on CARIS software. CARIS has been used successfully for several years on the larger RAN survey vessels and this has led to the widespread adoption of HIPS and SIPS on the SMLs. The CARIS solution will replace the legacy […]

  • 26 May 2015

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) successfully demonstrated the Secretary of the Navy’s new initiative to pay husbanding service providers (HSP) using a new process, called procure-to-pay (P2P), in a proof-of-principle (PoP) test during a port visit in Singapore, May 17-21. The P2P process was developed to address mandated changes to the Navy’s […]

  • 5 December 2016

    Two sailors were confirmed dead while a number of others are being treated for injuries after the Indian Navy frigate INS Betwa tipped over on Monday as it was being undocked at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. “The incident occurred in the Cruiser Graving Dock during undocking evolution wherein it is suspected that the dock blocks […]

  • 16 March 2015

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) successfully demonstrated the Secretary of the Navy’s new initiative to pay husbanding service providers (HSP) using a new process, called procure to pay (P2P) proof of principle (PoP) process, during a port visit in Donghae, March 12-13. The new processes are part of a larger value stream that […]

  • 25 May 2017

    The U.S. Navy’s seventh aircraft carrier, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), reached the halfway point of its planned incremental availability (PIA) on May 24, the navy has announced. John C. Stennis officially started its PIA, Feb. 16, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) and Intermediate Maintenance Facility to undergo scheduled maintenance and upgrades. “This is […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. embassy in Philippines transferred custody of a new joint maritime law enforcement training center (JMLETC) to the Philippine government in a ceremony on in Magarwak, Barangay Santa Lourdes, Puerto Princesa City, on August 4. The center is valued at over Php 65.4 million (approx. US$1.3 million) and is funded by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Navy’s Fleet Support Service (SSF) signed off on the completion of the intermediate refit of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle after six months’ work by DCNS. From hull to combat system, without forgetting compliance tests to the latest environmental standards, communications suite modernisation or the refurbishment of the accommodation and recreation areas, […]

  • 3 June 2013

    Joint teams of the Philippine Navy, the Philippine National Police and Kilusang Sagip Kalikasan recovered 65 sea turtles onboard an unmanned motor launch last May 24, 2013 in the vicinity of Sitio Marabon, Bgy Matangule, Balabac, Palawan. Following a tip from a concerned individual and collected information coming from the locals that a transport of […]

  • 24 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 4 destroyer HMS Duncan had to be towed back to Devonport after experiencing a breakdown off Plymouth. According to a report by the Plymouth Herald, a Ministry of Defence spokesman confirmed this saying the ship had experienced “technical issues”. The ship was towed back to port on Tuesday, just two days after […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) reached the halfway point of its Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) September 13, pierside at Naval Air Station North Island. PIA is a reoccurring part of a ship’s life cycle, scheduled approximately every 36 months. It’s intended to overhaul and rejuvenate the ship in almost every […]

  • 22 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert and his wife Darleen visited Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), Nov. 20, while underway in the Arabian Gulf. Greenert, the 30th CNO, enjoyed dinner with Rushmore’s leadership, toured the ship’s engineering spaces, and addressed Rushmore’s crew during an all-hands […]

  • 18 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Indian Navy has contracted a U.S.-based marine salvage company to lift the INS Betwa which tipped over during a December 6, 2016 incident that left two sailors dead and a number of others injured. Resolve Marine Group received a INR 20 crore (US $2.9 million) contract to return the frigate to an upright position after […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    A group of Sailors and Marines from USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) joined local volunteers to help deliver bags of food to residents of the Kwai-Chung Elderly Center in Hong Kong during a community service project May 26. A group of 35 Sailors and Marines participated in […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) commanding officer announced the officialcompletion of Carl Vinson’s successful six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) Feb. 3, 2013. “Today marked the culmination of this crew’s steadfast dedication and professionalism throughout a six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) maintenance period,” said Capt. Kent Whalen, USS Carl Vinson’s (CVN 70) commanding officer. “For more […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    This year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) concluded in Bahrain Nov. 13, after nearly three weeks of seminars and training maneuvers. The exercise provided a wide array of maritime operations designed to promote international interoperability, protect global commerce and ensure secure sea lanes. More than 6,500 military service members from more than 40 nations, along […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The new class of US Navy T-ATSX-class towing, salvage and rescue ships will be equipped with deck machinery equipment supplied by Cargotec subsidiary MacGregor. As announced by the company, the order was booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2018 order intake and the equipment is planned for delivery during the first quarter of 2020. The vessels […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply repeat packages of deck machinery equipment for two new US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS). The ships are currently under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, US. The equipment is planned for delivery during 2020, according to MacGregor. […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The gunners of HMS York fired more than 200 rounds from the destroyer’s main gun as they let rip against the ranges at Cape Wrath in Scotland. The ship built on the lessons of the Libya campaign – where three Royal Navy warships pummelled targets ashore – to train spotters, gun crews and warfare officers. […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Spewing out 25mm rounds at three times the speed of sound, this is the Gatling gun which will be fitted to the UK Fleet Air Arm’s new stealth fighter firing a concerted burst. The four-barrel gun – which will be used to strafe targets on the ground or in aerial dogfights – let rip with […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors received their warfare pins Jan. 11 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) from Vice Adm. David Buss, commander, Naval Air Forces. One Sailor in particular, Senior Chief (SW/EIDWS/AW) Intelligence Specialist James Christopher Williams received the Enlisted Information Dominance Warfare Specialist (EIDWS) pin. Three months ago, Nimitz provided enlisted Sailors of the Information […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Belgian defense contractor OIP Sensor Systems (OIP) announced it has signed a teaming agreement with Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, for work on the Belgian defense ministry’s Mine Counter Measures (MCM) Toolbox program. The agreement is part of OIP’s drive to form a collaboration which will combine an unmanned MCM solution with a systems integration […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Industry news

    US defense contractor Raytheon announced it has signed an agreement with Kentucky-based Phoenix Products, Inc. (PPI) for the production of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM). The two sides signed a contract under the US Department of Defense’s Mentor-Protégé program and will see PPI produce NSM transport containers under a $1.6 million US Navy contract. Raytheon […]

  • 16 September 2013

    Chief petty officers aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD) welcomed 21 new members to their mess during a pinning ceremony Sept. 13. The pinning ceremony, held in the hangar bay, marks the end of “CPO 365” Phase Two, a six-week training period following the release of the advancement results. Phase Two […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    China has reached a new milestone in the expansion of its navy’s capabilities with the launch of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship. The Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) was launched in Shanghai on September 25. The new class of ship builds upon the smaller Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) which is already […]