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  • 1 September 2011

      Specialists and ships dispatched to hunt a rapacious shark hitting people in Primorsky Krai are quite enough; no Pacific Fleet (PF) assets are involved. “Nine fishing vessels are engaged in shark-hunting off Primorsky Krai. Professional fishermen work on those ships. Ten motorboats operate in monitoring mode. They do not need any additional aid. Recently […]

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

    Ships, submarines, and maritime patrol aircraft from seven nations commenced the anti-submarine warfare Exercise Shark Hunt in the Norwegian Sea, May 18, 2015. Shark Hunt is a U.S.-led multinational anti-submarine exercise that seeks to enhance interoperability and tactical proficiencies of participating units. During the exercise, participating units will practice detecting and tracking submarines and then […]

  • 31 August 2015

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 28, following a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operations. Jason Dunham deployed to the Caribbean on Jan. 27. With an embarked U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, Jason Dunham conducted operations […]

  • 6 May 2012
    Training & Education

    The British duo joined warships from the USA, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan – including an old Royal Navy favourite – for the war games in the Gulf of Oman. In the seemingly ever-present haze of the Gulf region, a Trafalgar-class submarine and an approximate American counterpart, USS Pittsburgh, lead a seven-strong naval task group as […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The drug and pirate-busting Merlin helicopter of HMS Westminster is safely back home in Culdrose after seven months making a ‘tangible’ difference in the Indian Ocean. 02 Flight – callsign Red Bull – played a key role in three pirate busts and one drug smuggling take-down, four of the most eventful of the 150 missions […]

  • 10 April 2018
    Industry news

    US shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine announced it has welcomed retired US Navy Vice Admiral Richard W. Hunt as its chief strategy officer and head of institutional relations. At Fincantieri Marinette Marine, Adm. Hunt will communicate the shipbuilder’s technological and performance advantages. He will also manage and expand the company’s relationships with government customers and federal, state, […]

  • 2 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded shipbuilder Metal Shark a $29.8 million contract to build the first eleven of a new generation of patrol boats for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF). The contract contains options which could see the shipbuilder build 50 boats for a price of $90.2 million. Metal Shark will also be delivering trailers, […]

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

    Royal Navy’s minehunter HMS Hurworth paid a visit to Loch Ewe when it popped in to stock up on fuel and supplies during the biggest war games being run in the UK. During this visit, the vessel also managed to put a huge smile on the faces of two groups of youngsters aged five to 11 from Poolewe […]

  • 22 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Bahrain-based minehunter HMS Chiddingfold has welcomed its new operators, Crew 3 from the Hunt-class Mine Countermeasures Squadron who flew out from their native Portsmouth to take charge of the ship into early 2017. In the latest switchover of sailors running the Royal Navy’s four-strong minehunter force in Bahrain, Crew 3 are the proud ‘owners’ of the […]

  • 12 June 2018
    Industry news

    Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has acquired the assets of Alabama-based Horizon Shipbuilding following a motion approved by the US Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Alabama on June 5. With the acquisition, the military craft builder assumes ownership of a fully developed 35-acre shipbuilding facility in the Mobile Bay region, with separate east and west yards […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has announced an expansion project now underway at its waterfront shipbuilding complex in Franklin, Louisiana. The expansion is being undertaken to accommodate increased production needs, the company said. Metal Shark is erecting a fully-enclosed 200’ x 80’ large vessel assembly building to enable weather-independent construction of vessels up to 180’ in […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy minehunters HMAS Gascoyne and HMAS Huon achieved two firsts for their class of ships recently as they joined a Republic of Korea Navy hosted mine warfare exercise. While Gascoyne and Huon became the first units of their type to visit Korea, their trip was also the furthest north Royal Australian Navy minehunters have […]

  • 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 […]

  • 13 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Two more Hunt-class minesweepers of the Royal Navy have started their mid-life refit in the Portsmouth ship hall. The two 196ft vessels entered the shed just days after refurbished HMS Brocklesby, another minesweeper, completed the overhaul. The shed was built to construct giant sections first of Type 45 destroyers then, once extended, even larger segments of […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US-based shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats has received a contract to deliver two aluminium patrol boats for the Peruvian Navy. Peruvian Navy officials announced the order from aboard the polar oceanographic research vessel B.A.P. Carrasco. The two 15-meter patrol boats will be used for maritime surveillance, illegal fishing prevention and the protection of marine fauna. According […]

  • 30 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has ordered an additional 40 patrol boats from Louisiana-based boat-builder Metal Shark. According to a US Defense Department announcement from July 27, the additional pilothouse patrol boats are to be built under an $18.4 million contract modification with work set to conclude by April 2021. Metal Shark was first […]

  • 11 July 2017
    Industry news

    U.S.-based boat builder Metal Shark has entered a partnership with Dutch shipbuilder Damen for the construction of up to 13 near coastal patrol vessels (NCPV) for South American countries. Metal Shark was contracted by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command in June this year to build the boats for Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Honduras under the foreign […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Four new high speed patrol boats manufactured by USA-based shipbuilder Metal Shark for the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) have been commissioned on the island of Curacao. The new vessels are the first to be delivered to the DCCG under a 12-boat order announced last year. Designed in-house by Metal Shark and built at the […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Italian Navy’s second-generation Type 212A submarines will be fielding an upgraded version of the Black Shark heavy torpedo, the company in charge of delivering the torpedoes to the navy has announced. Defense contractor Leonardo said it has received a contract to deliver the Black Shark Advanced (BSA) torpedoes and associated logistic support services. The new […]

  • 19 February 2013
    Training & Education

    Three Merlin helicopters will go a-hunting off Sicily this weekend as they join the biggest anti-submarine exercise in western Europe. The aircraft, plus 75 personnel from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, are Britain’s contribution to NATO’s Proud Manta, a two-week war game involving the forces of ten Allied nations. The Royal Navy’s best submarine hunting helicopters […]

  • 21 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Approximately 60 Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships, submarines and shore facilities will be fitted with Kelvin Hughes’ SharpEye™ radars. The company said it would supply the radars in association with Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems UK who have signed a £44 million contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD). The systems will be fitted on Royal Navy’s […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered additional 15 response boats-small II (RB-S IIs) and associated equipment worth approximately $6 million. The latest order brings the total number of boats ordered to 279 while 250 have been delivered so far. The 29-foot RB-S II can travel at a top speed of more than 40 knots and are […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

      Sweden has decided to end the search for the mysterious submarine in Stockholm archipelago, BBC News writes. The hunt for the submarine, which included naval vessels and planes and lasted for a week, is considered to be Sweden’s biggest military mobilisation since the Cold War. Although the submarine could not be identified, there were some […]

  • 12 January 2012

    Naval leaders, government officials and members of private industry gathered to discuss the surface navy’s future at the 24th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium in Crystal City, Va., Jan. 10. “My top priorities are the same as those who came before me: to remain ready to meet our current challenges today,” said Admiral Jonathan Greenert, […]

  • 10 August 2017

    Two Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessels arrived in Oman recently to relieve two of their counterparts who spent the last three years forward-deployed to Bahrain. Returning home to the UK are HMS Penzance (bound for Faslane) and HMS Chiddingfold (Portsmouth) after completing their three-year stints in the Gulf. Assuming their places in Bahrain are Sandown-class minehunter […]

  • 13 July 2018
    Industry news

    US-based boat builder Metal Shark has teamed up with autonomous vessel technology developer ASV Global to offer an entire range of autonomous vessels.  The autonomous technology – named “Sharktech” – is offered on Metal Shark’s entire portfolio of vessels, which range from 16’ to over 300’ in aluminum, steel, and composite. Sharktech autonomous vessels may […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based HMS Quorn returned home to Portsmouth on July 2nd, after nearly three months deployed on mine-clearance operations in the Baltic Sea. The Hunt class minehunter has been a part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1); a taskforce of seven NATO ships assigned to the region to conduct training exercises and clear historic […]

  • 27 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy divers have been sharing their experience of hunting for terrorist devices in harbours and on ships when they spent a fortnight with the Nigerian Navy in Lagos. The African divers want to build up their underwater force protection abilities – making sure harbours, berth and jetties and safe, and no explosive devices are […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Training & Education

    British mine warfare experts are sharing their expertise with their American colleagues in the Gulf as the US Navy follows the Royal Navy’s lead by introducing its own mini submarine – Seafox. The Americans have followed the RN’s progress with Seafox – a small unmanned underwater vehicle which is controlled from the operations room of […]