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  • 20 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Finland’s defense minister on December 19 authorized the country’s defense forces’ logistics command to sign contracts for the upgrade of Hamina-class fast attack missile craft (FAC). The authorization follows the signing of a letter of intent and a pre-design activities contract with Patria Aviation Ltd. in October this year. Finnish defense minister Jussi Niinistö has now […]

  • 17 January 2020

    Patria, the Finnish state-controlled provider of defense, security and aviation life-cycle support services and technology solutions, has delivered the first modernized Hamina-class missile boat Tornio to the Finnish Defence Forces. Patria is the prime contractor selected by Finland’s defense ministry to coordinate the missile boat upgrades. The mid-life upgrade (MLU) project will see four vessels […]

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

    Finland’s Patria has contracted Swedish defense contractor Saab for work on the Finnish Navy Squadron 2000 mid-life upgrade program. The contract awarded to Saab is worth SEK 960 million (approx. US$117.7 million) with deliveries set to start in 2018. According to Patria, the total value of the upgrade contract, without options, is around 170 million euros (approx. […]

  • 7 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra loaded Project Land 400 contenders for a round of trials late last year. The Land 400 project will acquire and support the next generation of armored fighting vehicles which will be required to perform up to seven different combat roles, comprising reconnaissance, command and control, joint fires, surveillance, ambulance, […]

  • 31 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Finnish Navy’s Hamina-class missile boats will be receiving new Bofors 40 Mk4 naval guns delivered by BAE Systems under a contract with Finland’s Patria. Patria is the prime contractor selected by Finland’s defense ministry to coordinate the missile boat upgrades. “Finland is the third country to select our Bofors 40 Mk4, the result of growing interest […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Finnish defense forces have been cleared to sign a letter of intent and a pre-design activities contract with Patria for the upgrade of Hamina-class missile boats. The mid-life upgrade (MLU) of the four vessels in the class will be performed as part of the Squadron 2000 upgrade program and will be worth around 199 million […]

  • 20 May 2011
    Industry news

      American Flags blew in the wind and crowds of Ingalls shipbuilders lined the banks in Pascagoula Thursday. They gathered to watch the Willia… By Patrice Clark (wlox) [mappress] Source: wlox, May 20, 2011;

  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Navy demonstrated early integration of the future of naval aviation Nov. 18 when it launched F-35C test aircraft CF-3 with its new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS). Testing the F-35C on EMALS provided an early opportunity to evaluate technical risks and began the process to integrate the carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter with the […]

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

    British trainee aviators have been trying to find their sea legs during a six week training exercise to see if they have got what it takes to fly at sea. The trainee aircrew from 824 Naval Air Squadron are about to be awarded with their Wings – but only if they pass the final, and most […]

  • 16 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) have recently completed their latest Mine Counter Measure Exercise, (MCMEX), Exercise Ariadne 16, in the Gulf of Patras, Greece. Led by Captain Ramazan Kesgin (Turkish Navy) SNMCMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship TCG Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasa with the NATO staff embarked, and minehunters ESPS […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval Aviation Department was established on Apr 4, 1932 in Far East Maritime Force HQ. Fist combat experience of Pacific Fleet (PF) Naval Aviation was in Aug 1938 during fierce battles near Lake Hasan. PF aviators also participated in war on militaristic Japan in 1945. They scuppered over 30 transport ships, two destroyers, and four […]

  • 14 November 2013

    Standing NATO Mine-Countermeasures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) just concluded its participation in the Greek Mine Warfare exercise ARIADNE13 in vicinity of Patras, Greece, after one week at sea. SNMCMG2 units FGS MOSEL (the Group’s flagship), FGS ROTTWEIL and TCG ERDEMLI, teamed up with the Greek frigate and flagship for the exercise HS ADRIAS, the patrol boat […]

  • 1 June 2018

    The Japan Coast Guard has acquired its fifth Falcon 2000 maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA), aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has announced. The Coast Guard had previously ordered four MSA aircraft, which are based on the 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in 2019. The Falcon 2000 MSA is designed for a […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    September and early October have been a busy five weeks for the smallest ship in the Royal Navy with a flight deck. September kicked off with a visit from the ‘Trappers’ – the Flag Officer Sea Training Aviation team, who provide the external assurance that HMS Clyde is safe to conduct aviation operations. The ship […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Helicopters and AV-8B Harrier jets roared to life on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) June 24-27 as crew members went to work qualifying and passing the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic Aviation Certification (AVCERT) 1.4 Bravo. A large portion of the crew tasked with major parts of the […]

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

    After engagement in Noble Justification from 13 to 26 October 2014 and obtaining a certification from NATO Response Force, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2) continued on to enhance its skills in exercise Ariadne 2014. This year’s training will include, besides SNMCMG-2, HS Adrias, HS Kalypso, HS Kallisto, HS Kassos, FS FGS Lyre, BS BGR Priboy, the […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French naval air station Lann-Bihoué received the first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft upgraded to standard 6 in late October. Carried out by Dassault Aviation, the aircraft upgrades included the installation of a Thales Search Master with active antenna, a new Thales acoustic subsystem to gather and process signals from the air-dropped sonobuoys for […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Nine new aviators from the Commando Helicopter Force (CHF) were awarded their coveted “wings” on graduating from 848 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton. The ceremony was the culmination of many years of hard work and was the final hurdle in their flying training before becoming fully qualified aircrew. Trophies were awarded […]

  • 10 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin Canada has awarded Saab a contract to add optronic sensors to the Canadian Navy’s Ceros 200 fire control directors. The Ceros 200 is a radar and optronic fire control director for naval ships which equips all of Canada’s Halifax-class frigates along with a land-based test site. When interfaced with modern missile or gun systems […]

  • 8 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    GE Aviation has been awarded a three-year (2015-2017), $460 million Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract from the U.S. Navy covering the repair, replacement and program support for F414 engine components for the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G Growler aircraft. This multi-year procurement arrangement is an availability-based contract providing operational readiness requirements for the F414 fleet through […]

  • 31 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from eight nations arrived in Greece for the annual exercise Ariadne which will be taking place from March 31 to April 7. In addition to ships, naval officers from some ten countries will be attending the exercise in the Ionian Sea in the Gulf of Patras. NATO ships from the Standing Mine Countermeasures Group […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Navy has taken delivery of the last of its four Dassault Aviation-built Falcon 50 Surmar maritime surveillance aircraft on May 20. The event was marked by a military ceremony on the Lann-Bihoué military base, presided by the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and attended by Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO Eric Trappier. The four Falcon 50 […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’s (NSWC PCD) Search and Rescue (SAR) crew responded to an urgent marine alert Oct. 23, from Coast Guard Sector Mobile concerning a kayaker who became adrift in rough seas about four miles offshore from Phillips Inlet in Panama City Beach, Fla. According to NSWC PCD Executive Officer Cmdr. […]

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

    Helicopters roared to life on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) as crew members went to work qualifying and passing the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific Aviation Readiness Qualification (ARQ) 1.4 Bravo, April 23. The crew demonstrated proficiency in flight deck operations, commonly called “Helo Day,” by […]

  • 2 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    One of the Royal Navy’s new Wildcat helicopters has provided an added dimension to the final test of training for around 140 officer cadets at Britannia Royal Naval College. The provision of search and rescue, winching and operational over-watch pushed the Cadets to the limit as they completed a fictional post natural disaster stabilisation exercise. […]

  • 11 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Chief of Navy (CN) Gold commendation has been awarded to Lieutenant Commander Tony Nelson for his meticulous planning of aviation activities during last year’s International Fleet Review.   CN, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, visited Fleet Headquarters to award the commendation and to praise the outstanding Naval Reservist for his tireless efforts as Staff Officer […]

  • 29 March 2016

    Spanish Navy minesweeper ESPS Tambre concluded its deployment to the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 and returned to Cartagena, Spain on March 28. The Segura-class minesweeper spent two months integrated into the maritime group which was comprised of ships from different NATO member states. During Tambre’s deployment, SNMCMG 2 conducted the Bulgarian-organized mine […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Chief of the Hellenic Navy, Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to enhance awareness of MARCOM activities and discuss topics of mutual interest with Commander NATO Allied Maritime Command, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson and the MARCOM staff. During the visit, Vice Admiral Apostolakis participated in a round-table discussion, with topics […]

  • 24 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The chief of naval personnel (CNP) got a detailed look at the broad spectrum of courses taught through the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), when he visited Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., Jan. 18. From the intricacies of troubleshooting sophisticated electronics and engines on aircraft, to firefighting, rescue swimmer training and more, Vice […]