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  • 5 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy’s USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Belize, Aug. 3, to offload adaptive force packages (AFPs) during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15). SPS-JHSV 15 is a U.S. 4th Fleet deployment designed to strengthen civil and maritime capabilities with regional partner nations in the Central, South American and Caribbean areas of […]

  • 22 July 2015
    Authorities

    Joint forces arrive in Honduras, July 12, in support of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15). SPS-JHSV 15 is a joint force comprised of adapted forces including divers, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians, corpsmen, Seabees, intel personnel, preventive medicine specialists, and communication specialists, from the Navy, Marines, Army and Air Force. Through […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, arrived in Cartagena, Colombia for the Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) mission, Sept. 16. On Spearhead’s fourth stop it delivered three Adaptive Force Package (AFP) elements ashore- Navy Divers, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technicians and a Mass […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy is deploying joint high speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) to Central and South America and the Caribbean to conduct subject-matter expert exchanges and orientations in support of a regional exercise, June 15 to Oct. 10. The exercise, Southern Partnership Station – JHSV 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15), is an annual international exercise that […]

  • 24 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy Diver and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician training teams completed their second stop of the SPS-JHSV 15 mission on August 21 in Big Creek, Belize as part of the Adaptive Force Package (AFP) onboard USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command. USNS Spearhead is deployed in support of SPS-JHSV 15, a […]

  • 12 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by Military Sealift Command, arrived in Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15), Aug. 11. During the visit, Sailors and civil service mariners assigned to USNS Spearhead will also participate in a community relations event with the local population to clean up […]

  • 24 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, departed Panama City, Florida, upon the completion of Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) period one from June 14 – 22. The FLEX Campaign portion of SPS-JHSV-15 examined the composition, transport, deployment and employment of mission enabling Adaptive Force Packages (AFPs) and associated command and control gear […]

  • 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, […]

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors and Marines deployed as an adaptive force package (AFP) from USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) wrapped up their first mission stop in support of Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15) in Puerto Castilla, Honduras, Aug. 24. While ashore, the AFP provided training and subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs), conducted community relations projects, […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), completed Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) period two from July 15 – 22. Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 FLEX phase 2 explored JHSV’s ability to support broader maritime C2 capabilities, by supporting the organic deployment of two un-manned aerial systems (UAS), Scan Eagle and […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, arrived in Honduras, for its first mission stop during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15), July 11. Spearhead’s deployment to the region exemplifies the U.S. commitment to cooperative partnerships in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The ship’s arrival to Honduras not […]

  • 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 […]

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

    The Southern Partnership Station Joint High Speed Vessel 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14) mission came to an end and the vessel returned from deployment Oct. 7 after concluding a successful four-month deployment involving subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) in Belize, Guatemala, Colombia, and Honduras. SPS-JHSV 14 focused on building partner capacity with host-nation counterparts and fostering relationships […]

  • 22 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    U.S. Sailors, attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 2, refurbished a 50 meter ammunition range and conducted a live fire exercise with Guatemalan service members at Brigada de Infanteria de Marina (BIM) in support of Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14), Aug. 11-12.   CORIVRON 2 service members made sure the range was suitable for […]

  • 16 September 2012
    Industry news

    USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2), the second of the Navy’s new joint high-speed vessels (JHSV) designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened, Sept. 15, during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala. Military Sealift Command (MSC) will own and operate Choctaw County and the other JHSVs, that are under […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Training & Education

    High Speed Vessel USNS Swift (HSV-2) departed Mayport to begin Southern Partnership Station 2013 (HSV-SPS 13), Feb 14 in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations to conduct subject matter expert (SME) exchanges and partner building from Feb 15-May 26. Supporting the U.S. Maritime Strategy, HSV-SPS 13 will focus on enhancing cooperative partnerships with regional […]

  • 4 September 2014
    Authorities

    Military Sealift Command Joint High-Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) moored to the pier in Puerto Castilla, Honduras Aug. 30, to commence the offload of gear and personnel for the final leg of Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14).   Sailors, Marines, Soldiers and Airmen, all part of the adaptive force packages (AFPs) supporting SPS-JHSV […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Industry news

    The Navy’s first joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) successfully completed final contract trials, the Navy announced July 25. Final contract trials, or FCT, are a component of a ship’s post-delivery test period and mark the final in-depth examination of a newly constructed ship to ensure it meets Navy standards and requirements. Spearhead completed […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Military Sealift Command Joint High-Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) moored to the pier in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala July 22 to commence the offload of gear and personnel in support of Southern Partnership Station 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14).   The Sailors, Marines, soldiers and airmen that make up the adaptive force packages (AFPs) supporting SPS-JHSV 14, […]

  • 8 November 2011
    Training & Education

    High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift arrived in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to begin HSV – Southern Partnership Station 2012 (HSV-SPS 12), Nov. 6. Swift is scheduled to be in the Dominican Republic for three weeks to engage with partner nation peers in a series of information exchanges. All branches of U.S. military service are […]

  • 30 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Joint High Speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in the Dominican Republic June 17 after transporting members of U.S. Marine Corps 4th Law Enforcement Battalion (LEB) and associated equipment in support of Exercise Tradewinds 2014.   This event is a key part of Southern Partnership Station Joint High Speed Vessel 2014 (SPS-JHSV 14), which […]

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

    Representatives of more than 20 Navy and Marine Corps commands met Dec. 9-11 at Naval Station Mayport to plan for Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel (SPS-JHSV) 2015, a four-month deployment that will focus on subject-matter expert exchanges with partner nations. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) hosted the main planning conference for the mission, […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Industry news

    Austal’s USA shipyard, based in Mobile, Alabama, recently celebrated the successful launching of the US Department of Defence’s first-of-class Joint High Speed Vessel, “Spearhead”. The 103m catamaran has been designed as a multi-use platform, capable of providing rapid intra-theatre deployment and transportation of personnel, equipment and supplies, while supporting military logistics, sustainment and humanitarian relief […]

  • 26 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on March 13, 2015 in the Gulf of Mexico; the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship. This milestone achievement involved the performance of intense comprehensive tests by the Navy while underway, which demonstrated the operation of the ship’s major systems […]

  • 3 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Austal and the U.S. Navy celebrated the keel-laying of the future USNS Brunswick (JHSV 6), the second keel-laying ceremony for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) program since the beginning of the year. Brunswick (JHSV 6) is one of ten Austal-designed 103-meter (338-foot) U.S. Navy JHSVs under contract. There have been four JHSVs delivered since […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Training & Education

      High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift departed Callao, Peru upon the completion of subject matter expert exchanges as part of HSV-Southern Partnership Station 2012 (HSV-SPS 12), Feb. 9. Swift arrived in Callao Jan. 19, and service members aboard spent three weeks working with Peruvian civilian and military peers discussing and developing best practices and […]

  • 7 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members from U.S. 4th Fleet and Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) were onboard Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV-1) from 5-12 June executing a multi-faceted experiment examining the JHSV’s ability to conduct alternate missions.   The main goal for the experimentation campaign, co-developed by the Navy’s Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) program with and in support […]

  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s newest joint high speed vessel (JHSV 6), the future USNS Brunswick, was launched from the Austal USA Shipyard May 19. With the 338-foot Joint High Speed Vessel entering the water for the first time, the ship will undergo final outfitting and testing before sea trials and delivery to the Navy later this […]

  • 16 February 2012

    High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift arrived at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Feb. 14, to prepare for the final stop of its four-month mission during HSV-Southern Partnership Station 2012 (HSV-SPS 12). Swift stopped in Cuba to on-load more than $4 million of Project Handclasp supplies scheduled to be delivered in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. Project Handclasp […]