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  • 1 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The international unmanned maritime systems experimentation exercise hosted by the Portuguese Navy concluded in waters near Lisbon, Portugal, on September 27. Named Recognized Environmental Picture augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS), the exercise was attended by US, European Navy and NATO partners. “The overall purpose of REP (MUS) 19 was to bring together academia, […]

  • 19 September 2019

    The US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and members of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 participate in the first Recognized Environmental Picture Augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP (MUS) exercise hosted by the Portuguese Navy in Lisbon, Portugal, from September 8 to 20, 2019. “We’re committed to regional stability […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR) is funding the development of an underwater robotic explosive ordnance disposal device that will keep divers out of harm’s way. The contract award was announced by RE2 Robotics, a developer of robotic manipulator arms, which has received a small business innovation research (SBIR) award to develop an inflatable underwater dual […]

  • 30 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Office of Naval Research has developed a virtual trainer that will allow aircraft carrier flight deck crews to prepare for the job without having to be on an actual carrier at sea. The new technology is called Flight Deck Crew Refresher Training Expansion Packs (TEPs) and is an expandable framework of game-based […]

  • 10 February 2017
    Training & Education

    U.S. Navy announced on Feb. 7th, 2017, that it completed routine tank tightness testing for the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. All operating tanks continue to pass leak detection criteria of Title 40 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. The Navy began its latest tank testing November 2016 and completed the tests Feb. […]

  • 5 May 2011

      U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes flexed his new clout as a subcommittee chairman Wednesday, unveiling a defense spending bill that excludes $30 millio… By Bill Bartel (hamptonroads) [mappress] Source: hamptonroads , May 5, 2011;

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, officially concluded exercise Red Reef 15 with a joint demonstration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dec. 16. Over the nine-day span, 11th MEU personnel worked, trained and lived alongside Saudi Marines from the 1st, […]

  • 31 May 2013

    Representatives from Japan, the United States, New Zealand, Britain, the Netherlands and Australia attended a commemorative service at Garden Island, Sydney today to mark the 71st anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul. Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney joined attendees to honor the memory of the 19 Royal Australian Navy and two Royal […]

  • 27 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation cut one of the first pieces of steel for the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class, CVN 79, during a ceremony at the company’s Shipbuilding sector in Newport News. Rear Adm. Michael McMahon, program executive office for Aircraft Carriers, said CVN 79 will soon have a name and a crew […]

  • 27 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Turkey’s Gölcük shipyard hosted a keel laying ceremony on February 25 to officially mark the start of construction works on the Turkish Navy’s third Reis-class (Type 214) submarine. Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım joined the ceremony and performed the ceremonial first weld. The third submarine will carry the name of Murat Reis, an Ottoman Navy admiral. Turkey […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Coast Guard on February 7 released a request for proposal for the procurement of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for its national security cutters (NSCs). The US Coast Guard is looking to buy commercially available intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems for the NSC fleet that can remain airborne for about 12 continuous hours per […]

  • 23 December 2019

    Turkey is pushing forward with the development of its submarine program, having witnessed its first Type 214 class submarine TCG Piri Reis hit the water on December 22 at the Gölcük Shipyard in northwestern Turkey. The country is building a fleet of six new Type 214 air-independent propulsion submarines under a contract signed with German […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval units from the U.S. and Egypt kicked off the bilateral exercise Eagle Salute in the Red Sea on April 23. Eagle Salute 2017 incorporates Eagle Response 2017, an explosive ordnance exercise, to provide opportunities for participating nations to collaborate on an even wider range of maritime security operations. Several vessels will participate in the exercise […]

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

    U.S. Marines and Sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), along with members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, began exercise Red Reef 15 Dec. 7 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Red Reef is a biennial, bilateral exercise between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, set to increase […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has released a request for proposals with the aim of awarding multiple conceptual design contracts in support of the navy’s first block of large unmanned surface vessels (LUSV). These prototype design contracts will integrate common government furnished equipment warfare systems with commercially derived platforms in order to mature specifications and cost estimates […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two groups of ships assembled around aircraft carriers from the navies of the US and France gathered in the Red Sea for a three-nation passing exercise (PASSEX) on April 15. France’s Charles de Gaulle carrier strike group, composed of Marine Nationale’s FS Charles De Gaulle (R 91), F70AA-class air defense destroyer FS Forbin (D 620), […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy and US Coast Guard on March 2 released a request for proposal (RFP) for the advance procurement and detail design for the Coast Guard’s heavy polar icebreaker (HPIB) under an integrated program office (IPO). The RFP has options for detail design and construction for up to three HPIBs. A contract is scheduled […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Voice actors from the popular video game ‘Call of Duty – Black OPS II’ visited the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), March 4.   James Burns, the voice of Sgt. Frank Woods, and Kamar de los Reyes, the voice of Raul Menendez, portrayed in the video game ‘Call of Duty – Black Ops […]

  • 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. […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on January 28 issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the procurement of new TH-XX helicopter training aircraft. The new TH-XX aircraft will replace the TH-57B/C aircraft currently used by the US Navy for advanced helicopter training for undergraduate pilots. NAVAIR said it intends to award a single […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and the Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) wrapped up seven days of maneuvers as part of exercise Eagle Salute 18 in the Red Sea, August 3. Eagle Salute is a multilateral in-port and surface exercise to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. The exercise commenced, July […]

  • 16 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Exercise Dawn Blitz 2015 in Final Preps 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. US, India to Jointly Work on Future Aircraft Carriers USA and […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic, from Naval Station Norfolk, came aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Sept. 16, to conduct 25 days of training underway for Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) and Final Evaluation Problem (FEP).   ATG conducts TSTA and FEP aboard every carrier prior to deployment. These evolutions test […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy released a request for proposals (RFP) for the guided missile frigate FFG(X) detail design and construction contract on June 20. Now Austal, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Fincantieri Marinette Marine and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will compete for the contract to build the first 10 ships (one base ship and nine option ships). […]

  • 11 September 2015

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) and an embarked detachment rendered aid to a distressed fishing vessel in the Red Sea, Sept. 8. Farragut Sailors and an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter crew assigned to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 46 noticed the disabled boat. Farragut’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team approached the […]

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

    Following a 10 week maintenance period, Australian Navy’s HMAS Melbourne is back in action, preparing for a Middle East deployment. Melbourne has been conducting intensive training to refine mariner and warfighting skills, and at the mid point, a well earned break was taken in Melbourne’s home city of Melbourne. It has been six years since […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Training & Education

    A small team of professors from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, Calif. came aboard the deployed amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) to train the crew with their Regional Security Education Program (RSEP) from Aug. 25th to Aug. 29th. After the October 2000 USS Cole attack, the former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Vern […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the development of the medium unmanned surface vehicle (MUSV). Similarly to the Sea Hunter, MUSV will be a pier-launched, self-deploying modular, open architecture surface vehicle capable of autonomous navigation and mission execution. MUSV is expected to be capable of performing a […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Department of Homeland Security on February 21 granted the US Coast Guard an approval to proceed to the next step of its polar icebreaker program. The department’s approval allows the integrated program office, which includes Navy and Coast Guard personnel, to proceed with a planned release of a request for proposal (RFP) for […]