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  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) joined over 2,800 service personnel from Romania, Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine for the at-sea portion of exercise Sea Shield on February 8. Sea Shield is an annual, Romania-led multinational exercise in the Black Sea designed to improve interoperability and combat proficiency of participating units. […]

  • 24 November 2016

    A detachment of 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted service members took flight in their aircraft from the Seychelles one last time on November 19 marking the end of their deployment. The Royal Danish Air Force Challenger CL-604 was deployed to NATO standing Operation Ocean Shield. The Danish detachment was the last of NATO forces […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Five Power Defence Arrangements exercise Bersama Shield concluded on May 9 in Malaysia. Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom wrapped up two weeks of drills in international waters, off the coast of Malaysia as part of the longest standing multilateral arrangement in South East Asia. Australian Acting Chief of Joint Operations, Major General […]

  • 6 May 2016

    A small team of about 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted men fly along the coast of Somalia, verifying shipping activity, distinguishing legitimate maritime traffic from suspected pirate vessels and identifying probable pirate activities off the coastline of Somalia. The crew operates a CL-604 Challenger aircraft out of an airport in the Seychelles. The […]

  • 3 July 2014

    The civilian crew of Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield yesterday received a Commander Australian Fleet commendation for their professional excellence, dedication and esprit-de-corps during their recent service to the Royal Australian Navy.   The 6,500 tonne Offshore Support Vessel was brought into service in June 2012 to bolster the humanitarian and disaster relief capability […]

  • 22 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Air and surface units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force came together to conduct a concept of operations simulated exercise during Valiant Shield 2016, Sept. 17. The concept of operations simulation is designed to improve the interoperability and tactics between multiple U.S. military branches. Units participating in the exercise included carrier strike […]

  • 15 May 2014

    The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21, has been recovered about two hours into its first mission since returning to the search area so a communications problem could be investigated.   During the recovery, Bluefin-21 was damaged but was able to be repaired expeditiously with spare parts on board the ADV Ocean Shield. Examination of the communications […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Pacific Command units are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2016, September 12-23 on Guam and around the Marianas Island Range Complex. According to the U.S. Navy, participants include USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), nine surface ships, the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group – to include three amphibious vessels – an estimated […]

  • 4 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    21 military ships, 10 combat aircraft and a submarine are taking part in Sea Shield 18 from May 4 to 11. Sea Shield is an annual, Romania-led multinational exercise in the Black Sea designed to improve interoperability and combat proficiency of participating units. As informed by the Romanian Navy, more than 2,300 troops from Bulgaria, […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, Inc., announced that a leading Mediterranean Navy has placed an order for its AquaShield™ Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) system.   The system is expected to guard the underwater perimeter of a strategic coastal asset. Dan Ben-Dov, DSIT’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing commented, “In the last few […]

  • 6 August 2013
    Training & Education

    On Monday, 29 July 2013, the Dutch frigate HNLMS VAN SPEIJK, part of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD, conducted a maritime exercise together with the Seychelles Coast Guard, focusing on search and rescue operations and enhancing coordination and cooperation between the Coast Guard and NATO warships patrolling the Indian Ocean. To share knowledge, skills and training with […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced on June 30 that the Navy’s newest ship, Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield, had arrived in Australia. Ocean Shield arrived at HMAS Stirling late on 28 June. In March the Government announced it had purchased the Offshore Support Vessel Skandi Bergen […]

  • 8 July 2015

    A year of hard work paid off for the crew of Australian Navy’s HMAS Arunta recently when they were awarded the Otranto Shield for the highest standards of gunnery and the Action Information Organisation Shield award for the highest standard of tactical information dissemination throughout the fleet in 2014. The Otranto Shield recognises the effort […]

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

    The fifth iteration of Valiant Shield came to a close here Sept. 23 after nine days of joint air, land and sea interoperability training between the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Army.   “Overall, Valiant Shield 2014 was a very successful exercise,” said Rear Adm. Russell Allen, Valiant Shield exercise director. “Opposition forces provided […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The bi-annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA)-nation exercise Bersama Shield took place in the sea and skies of Malaysia and Singapore and concluded May 15. Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom participated in the exercise, focusing on the conduct of a combined joint maritime, land and air operations in a multi-threat environment. Australia’s […]

  • 22 April 2015

    NATO and the Republic of Djibouti have enhanced their cooperation, by concluding on 22 April 2015 an agreement to establish a NATO liaison office in Djibouti in support of the Alliance’s counter piracy operation, Ocean Shield, in the Gulf of Aden. NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations, Ambassador Francesca Tardioli, and the Republic of […]

  • 19 May 2014

    ADV Ocean Shield arrived at Geraldton, Western Australia, yesterday to begin preparations to receive spare parts related to the transponder mounted on the Ocean Shield and the transponder mounted on the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Bluefin-21.   The repairs are necessary to correct a hardware issue affecting the ability of the transponders to communicate with each […]

  • 17 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During the military exercise Valiant Shield 2014, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) fired two SM-2 missiles as part of a sinking exercise.   Air and sea units from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force participated in the sinking of ex-USS Fresno (LST 1182). Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) is […]

  • 2 October 2018
    Training & Education

    The navies of Finland and Estonia have started the joint Baltic Shield 2018 exercise in the Archipelago Sea and Gulf of Finland. The exercise got underway on October 1 and is scheduled to conclude October 11. Baltic Shield 2018 is a mine counter-measures and firing exercise for vessel units of the Finnish and Estonian navies. The […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Up to 11 military aircraft, one civil aircraft and 15 ships will assist in today’s search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.   Today the Australian Maritime Safety Authority has planned a visual search area totalling approximately 47,644 square kilometres. The centre of the search areas lies approximately 2,200 kilometres north west of Perth. Today, […]

  • 25 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-led live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) exercise Formidable Shield 2017 got underway on Sunday at the UK’s Hebrides Range in the vicinity of the Western Isles of Scotland. More than 14 ships, 10 aircraft, and approximately 3,300 personnel from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States are […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 2016 iteration of the U.S.-only exercise Valiant Shield concluded on the U.S. island territory Guam, September 23. 18,000 personnel and more than 180 aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, and nine surface ships came together on Guam and around the Marianas Island Range Complex for the biennial field training exercise. […]

  • 9 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In a live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) scenario organized as part of exercise Formidable Shield 2017 off the coast of Scotland, ally ships worked together to defend against three subsonic anti-ship cruise missiles on October 7. During the collective self-defense scenario, Canadian frigate HMCS Montreal (FFH 336) fired Evolved Sea Sparrow Missiles (ESSM) and the […]

  • 1 November 2013

    The Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, General Knud Bartels, travelled to the Gulf of Aden on 28-30 October 2013 to visit the Ukrainian Navy frigate Hetman Sahaydachniy deployed there as part of Operation Ocean Shield, NATO’s counter-piracy mission. “Ukraine’s ability to plug in and out of NATO’s operations show the high level of interoperability the […]

  • 11 April 2014

    The Australian Chief Coordinator of the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret’d), said an initial assessment of the possible signal detected by a RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft yesterday afternoon has been determined as not related to an aircraft underwater locator beacon.   “The Australian Joint Acoustic Analysis Centre has analysed the […]

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

    In June NATO and Allies will conduct a series of training events which are referred to as the ALLIED SHIELD series of exercises. The ALLIED SHIELD series includes Exercise NOBLE JUMP, the first training deployment of Allied high-readiness units under the new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) framework. It also includes BALTOPS, a major […]

  • 16 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) units got together on February 16 to start the exercise Resilient Shield 2018 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. The annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise will also be joined by US Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) assets for a week of training. Resilient Shield […]

  • 5 May 2015

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter crew embarked in HMAS Success operated in support of Operation OCEAN SHIELD, a NATO counter-piracy operation around the Horn of Africa, in early April. The Seahawk crew and their helicopter ‘Odin’ have been deployed to the Middle East since November 2014 as part of Operation MANITOU. Seahawk pilot Lieutenant Alister Auld has […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Exercise Bersama Shield, an annual Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) Field Training Exercise, started April 18. The exercise is attended by the founding members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements: Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. More than 200 Australian Defence Force personnel will participate in the exercise being held in FPDA exercise […]