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  • 11 June 2018

    Chinese government-backed hackers have managed to break into a US Navy contractor’s computer network and obtain vast amounts of data on secretive missile programs and other submarine-related matters. The breaches took place in January and February this year, according to a Washington Post report, and allowed the hackers to collect over six hundred gigabytes of […]

  • 15 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and Australian Air Force kicked off the annual anti-submarine warfare exercise Sea Dragon on January 14. The multilateral exercise is based out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with this year’s event running until Jan. 25. Participating US units will include Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, VP-16, both operating under CTF-72, and Commander, […]

  • 24 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Los Angeles-class attack submarine and P-8A Poseidon crews from the US Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force have completed their participation in the annual, multilateral exercise Sea Dragon. This year’s exercise was conducted out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and concluded on January 22. Participating US units were Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, VP-16, […]

  • 12 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    After welcoming her first F-35B fighter jets on the flight deck as part of first-of-class flight trials, the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth recently welcomed two US Navy helicopter heavyweights on the deck. The first to land was the United States Navy’s biggest helicopter – the MH-53E Sea Dragon, followed closely by the […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $717 million performance-based contract for supply and logistics support for the entire fleet of US Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon and Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. The scope of the performance-based logistics contract includes repairs, overhauls, spares, obsolescence mitigation and asset management services over four years. The expanded […]

  • 12 April 2019

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon returned to Portsmouth on April 12, completing seven months of drug-busting action in the Middle East. During her time at sea, Dragon carried out eight successful raids on drugs smugglers, capturing narcotics worth an estimated £145 million. HMS Dragon deployed from Portsmouth on September 17, 2018, and has […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Under contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation, ATLAS North America (ATLAS NA) will deliver SeaFox™ mine neutralization systems as part of a system to address an urgent operational need from U.S. Navy Central Command for a more effective mine countermeasures system embarked in the Avenger-Class ships. This extends previous deliveries of the SeaFox™ for use […]

  • 30 May 2016

    A Spanish Navy submarine returned home having concluded a month-and-a-half deployment to operation ‘Active Endeavor’, an international mission to fight the ISIL terrorist organization. Submarine ‘Galerna’ (S-71) returned to her homeport in Cartagena, Spain on May 26, 2016, after participating in the operation in the Mediterranean Sea. This is the first Spanish OAE deployment scheduled for 2016. The […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see how they do their business ahead of a US-UK-French exercise in the Gulf. The Brits joined Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 – known as the Blackhawks – in Bahrain to see their giant Sea Dragon helicopters find and destroy mines. Although Ramsey’s a ship […]

  • 28 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) completed participation in exercise Clear Horizon, Oct 24. Clear Horizon is an annual exercise that ran Oct. 20-24 and is designed to increase interoperability in mine countermeasures operations between the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies. Chief began the exercise by laying training shapes, a non-hazardous […]

  • 16 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, Detachment 1, and Mine Countermeasure Squadron (MCMRON) 7, completed the bilateral mine countermeasures exercise Clear Horizon with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, November 13. Exercise Clear Horizon is an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and ROK navies which focuses on increasing coordination between ships, and aircraft […]

  • 9 January 2014

    The US Navy Helicopter MH-53E Sea Dragon, crashed in the Virginia Capes yesterday morning, killing two 2 crewmembers. The Norfolk-based helicopter with five crewmembers aboard was on routine mine countermeasure operation when the accident occurred. Two other crewmembers have been saved, but one is still missing. The US Coast Guard rushed to the spot to […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navy ship from the UK and US concluded their regularly scheduled mine warfare drill in the central Persian Gulf on September 21. Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MCMEX) 17-3 is a quarterly bilateral exercise aimed at ensuring undisturbed operations of naval and support vessels, as well as commercial shipping movements, throughout the maritime domain. The exercise consisted […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy and Royal Navy completed a UK/US mine countermeasures exercise (MCMEX) in the central Persian Gulf on December 7. This quarterly event doubled as the certification for the staff of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52 by Surface Mine Warfighting Development Center. The exercise involved a range of training and a variety of supporting […]

  • 24 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The AN/AQS-24C  mine detecting set recently completed government acceptance testing in cooperation with the US Navy’s Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15). According to Brett Thach, Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division’s (NSWC PCD) Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) AN/AQS-24 Project Engineer, the success of this government acceptance testing, which took place during June of 2018, is […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A team of Royal Navy sailors aboard the minehunter HMS Bangor helped save the U.S. Navy more than $1 million by finding and recovering a previously lost sonar. The large sonar was lost during the latest Anglo-French-US exercise in the Gulf, Artemis Trident. Although the chief aim of the workout was to keep sea lanes […]

  • 25 July 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The scene, painted by the highly regarded British artist Ross Watton, captures the combined effort of the mine countermeasures assets based in the Gulf, namely the UK Hunt and Sandown class vessels, the US Avenger class ships as well as the Afloat Forward Support Base RFA Lyme Bay and the US Navy’s MH-52 Sea Dragon […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Exelis has received a contract valued at more than $13 million to provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., with depot level repair, maintenance and modifications for two mine defense systems currently fielded with the U.S. Navy.   The IDIQ includes options, which if exercised, would bring its total value to more than $53 […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has forward deployed the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).   ALMDS is a sensor system designed to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored mines. Operated from the MH-60S helicopter, ALMDS provides rapid wide-area reconnaissance and assessment of mine threats in littoral […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s expeditionary sea-base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) has embarked an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 for the first time in the US 5th Fleet area of operations. The training, which concluded November 7, focused on improving airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy’s Welsh flagship, HMS Dragon reached a major milestone in her 12 month refit on January 11th, emerging from dry dock in Portsmouth Naval Base. Currently seven months into an extensive maintenance period, the ‘flood-up’ evolution saw water surge through the dock gates and the Type 45 Destroyer float on the water for […]

  • 13 October 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    VIDEO: DDG 1000 Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Pending Christening (USA) The christening of the U.S. Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer, Zumwalt (DDG 1000), will take place on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works.  HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Minehunters from the US and UK kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise 17-1 in the Persian Gulf with a photographic exercise formation on October 19. The bilateral exercise encompassed the full spectrum of mine countermeasures (MCM) from mine detection and identification to mine clearance with the aim of securing operational readiness of U.S. and U.K. MCM forces. […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Training & Education

    In an example of routine work for the Royal Navy’s Fleet Ready Escort, the ship’s company of HMS Dragon have tracked, and met up with, the Vice Admiral Kulakov – a large Russian destroyer – as it transits past the United Kingdom.   Dragon, a fast and powerful Type 45 destroyer, pinpointed and monitored the […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL) released the results of the Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN) investigation in to the crash of an MH-53E Sea Dragon off the coast of Virginia January 8, that resulted in the death of three Sailors.   The MH-53E, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) and based at […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Training & Education

    A Royal Navy warship and RAF Typhoons have put their skills and technology to the test during a joint exercise. The aircraft joined HMS Dragon and US fighter jets in a training exercise to detect, classify and monitor contacts on the sea’s surface in the challenging conditions of the Gulf. The Type 45 destroyer provides […]

  • 26 November 2018

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon has seized three tons of hashish in a Persian Gulf operation, the Royal Navy informed. The Portsmouth-based destroyer was on patrol in the Middle East when they came across a suspicious dhow – a type of vessel common to the Middle East – in a notorious drug smuggling […]

  • 20 December 2018

    After making two narcotics interceptions in late November and early December, Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon has now carried out the largest drug haul in the history of the Bahrain-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). According to CMF, Dragon seized and destroyed just shy of 10,000 kg of illegal narcotics, worth an estimated £35 million pounds locally, from […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s helicopter mine countermeasures squadron (HM) 15 carried out annual airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) training at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) for almost two weeks earlier in October. HM-15’s annual helicopter advanced readiness program (HARP) HAWKEX training is conducted at NSWC PCD where the squadron can receive technical support to equipment used […]