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  • 31 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    French missile manufacturer MBDA recently carried out a second development firing of its Sea Venom/ANL missile using a French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction Générale de l’Armement) Panther test helicopter for launch at Ile Du Levant in southeast France. The firing took place on April 18 and highlighted Sea Venom/ANL’s lock on after launch […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A Royal Navy Lynx Mk 8 helicopter recently performed air carriage and jettison trials of the MBDA-made Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile. According to the missile manufacturer, the trials proved that the missile can be integrated onto the Lynx and Super Lynx helicopters. Sea Venom/ANL has been developed to deliver an enhanced capability to replace existing and legacy […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Missile manufacturer MBDA announced it has completed the first test firing of the Anglo-French anti-ship missile Sea Venom/ANL at the Île du Levant test range in France. The missile is being developed to deliver an enhanced capability and replace existing and legacy systems such as the UK-developed Sea Skua and the French-developed AS15TT anti-ship missiles. The […]

  • 17 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    French missile developer MBDA announced that the Anglo-French Sea Venom-ANL anti-ship missile recently completed another firing trial, bringing the missile program a step closer to production. The latest firing builds on previous two from July 2017 and May 2018. Conducted on November 14 from a French Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) Dauphin test helicopter at […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A Lynx helicopter embarked on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Portland carried out one final Sea Skua anti-ship missile firing. Royal Navy will no longer be using the Sea Skua missile as the Lynx helicopters carrying it are set to retire in March. This will leave the Royal Navy with a helicopter anti-ship missile gap […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    European missile manufacturer MBDA has opened a new facility in Bolton, Great Britain, in a ceremony attended by UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson. During the ceremony, the defense secretary unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of five years of work and £50 million worth of investment into the high-tech site. The move to the […]

  • 30 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Veterinarians attached to High Speed Vessel (HSV 2) Swift visited a snake and spider anti-venom clinic in Chorrillos, Peru as part of HSV-Southern Partnership Station 2012 (HSV-SPS 12), Jan. 25. The seven-person HSV-SPS 12 medical and veterinary team visited the National Center of Biology anti-venom clinic with an officer of the Naval Peruvian Hospital and […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Industry news

      President John Evans Atta Mills yesterday commissioned four new vessels for the Ghana Navy, the first in 32 years, and underscored the need for the country to secure its maritime domain for its future socio-economic development. He said the nation’s maritime environment abounded in diverse resources, including minerals, oil, gas and various species of […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra recently welcomed a United States Marine Corps attack helicopter, the AH-1 SuperCobra. Landing on the flight deck, together with the UH-1 Huey/Venom medium utility helicopter, both aircraft were ‘hot refuelled’ by Canberra’s flight deck team. The landing and refuelling of both aircraft types were the first in […]

  • 28 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) returned home to Norfolk Naval Base Feb. 26 after completing an eight-month deployment to the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility in support of theater security cooperation. The ship and her crew traveled more than 45,000 nautical miles during their deployment to the eastern Mediterranean. Like most […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines assigned to the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) participated in a helicopter assault training exercise 20 and 21 July during the biennial multi-national exercise Talisman Saber 2013. Over a 2-day period, more than six Navy and Marine aircraft conducted flight operations during the two-day event, which included Navy SH-60 Sea Hawks […]

  • 6 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Ships assigned to the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) served as the key platform for counter-piracy training conducted Oct. 1 by the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit during a certification exercise (CERTEX) off the coast of Southern California. Led by Commander, Amphibious Squadron Five (PHIBRON 5), the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD […]

  • 13 October 2011
    Training & Education

      USS New Orleans (LPD 18) returned to San Diego Oct. 12, after completing its final pre-deployment exercise in preparation for its upcoming deployment later this year. New Orleans, alongside amphibious dock-landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), and embarked Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary […]

  • 26 June 2013

    The forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Aviation Combat Element (ACE), June 24. The Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and the 31st MEU will conduct joint forces operations in the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. The ACE of the 31st MEU is comprised […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Ingalls Shipbuilding held a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s third America-class amphibious warship Bougainville (LHA 8) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on March 14. Ship’s sponsor Ellyn Dunford declared the keel “truly and fairly laid” after her initials were welded onto a plate. Traditionally, keel laying marks the first step in ship construction. However, […]

  • 4 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines deployed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) celebrated the arrival of 2012 with a day of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) festivities, including a “Jingle Bell” 5k fun run on the flight deck, sports in the hangar bay and a special holiday meal, Jan. 1. The Jingle Bell […]

  • 11 February 2015

    A UH-1Y Venom helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 367 prepares to land aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) while in the Pacific Ocean, February 4. Green Bay is transiting to Sasebo, Japan, to join the U.S. 7th Fleet’s forward deployed Naval forces. Green Bay […]

  • 3 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Malaysian Armed Forces and delegates from the State of Sabah, Malaysia, visited the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Feb. 27. Participants were given the opportunity to embark Bonhomme Richard via an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, tour the spaces and view the ship’s capabilities, […]

  • 22 December 2011

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Singapore Dec. 21 for a port visit. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will have an opportunity to experience the Singapore culture and take part in a variety of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sponsored […]

  • 12 October 2017

    The US Navy has contracted BAE Systems a $59.5 million contract to deliver additional APKWSTM guidance kits which transform unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rockets into laser-guided precision munitions. The new award, which follows a recent contract for $180.5 million, is part of a 2016 indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract for more than $600 million. With […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Bell Helicopter a $423.4 million contract modification ordering more AH-1Z new build helicopters. Under this modification, Bell Helicopter will manufacture and deliver 25 Lot 14 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters in support of the H-1 upgrade program the Marine Corps is undertaking. The Marine Corps H-1 program is upgrading the older AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Twin […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A French Navy submarine that disappeared over 50 years ago in the Mediterranean Sea has just been discovered, according to an announcement from French defense minister Florence Parly. La Minerve went missing on January 17, 1968, with 52 crew on board. The diesel-electric submarine was taking part in a military exercise when it disappeared. According […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) began a “Biggest Loser” weight-loss and fitness competition Jan. 16, to help promote physical readiness during 2013. The competition, sponsored by the ship’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) division, is based on the popular television reality series and challenges Sailors to lose weight and […]

  • 21 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Sepangar, Malaysia May 18, for a port visit. The visit is part of the U.S. Navy’s ongoing commitment to theater security cooperation and partnership with allied navies, and presents an opportunity to promote peace and […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a low-rate initial production contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver FlightPro ™ Gen III mission computers in support of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Marine Corps helicopters.   Under the $10.6 million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide mission computers for H-1 helicopter flight tests, system integration laboratories and training. The […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Hong Kong May 25 for a port visit. More than 2,000 Sailors and Marines are expected to go ashore to visit the city and participate in goodwill-generating activities as well as cultural exchanges. “We appreciate […]

  • 15 July 2012
    Equipment & technology

    New technology to deter pirates is a key topic for discussion at this year’s SMM conference in Hamburg. Westmark BV’s patented P-trap anti-boarding device is now providing ship-owners with a non-lethal barrier to harden vessels against pirate attacks. The P-trap will be displayed to the public at the maritime tradeshow SMM, held in Hamburg Germany […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from 11 maritime nations will begin the U.S.-Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise Sea Breeze 2015 in Odessa, Ukraine, and the Black Sea, Aug. 31. Sea Breeze, now in its 14th iteration, is an annual exercise held in the Black Sea which seeks to enhance interoperability and strengthen regional security. Vice Adm. James Foggo […]

  • 28 June 2013

    Mariners aboard USNS Seay (T-AKR 302) rendered assistance to a commercial vessel in distress while underway in the Indian Ocean, June 25.  Raptor, a 49-foot, Australian-flagged catamaran, radioed Seay, a Navy ship assigned to Diego Garcia-based Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Two, indicating they had five crew members aboard of various nationalities, and that all were […]