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  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Taking hydrography to the sky is the unique task of the Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) flight is and one of the lesser known capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy’s Australian Hydrographic Service.   The Navy’s hydrographic fleet is most visible through the fleet of two Hydrographic Survey ships and four Survey Motor Launches, but […]

  • 28 April 2011

      Hundreds of mourners are expected to pay their last respects today at the funeral of a Royal Navy officer shot dead on a nuclear submarine… ( [mappress] Source: , April 28, 2011;

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

    On 10 November, Australian Navy’s HMAS Melbourne commenced her Mariner Skills Evaluation. This was an essential point in the preparation for her post refit, and the culmination of the hard pre-work up training the ship’s company had conducted. Later on in the week HMAS Melbourne’s Seahawk detachment took to the sky and conducted a successful Aviation […]

  • 28 May 2014

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transiting the Black Sea on May 24. The cruiser entered the Black Sea on May 23.   Vella Gulf is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility to contribute to regional maritime security and to support NATO operations and deployments […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Launching of an F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 on board USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   The launch was conducted during USS Carl Vinson’s training off the coast of Southern California on February 7 in the Pacific Ocean. USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) SPECIFICATIONS Length 1,092 feet (332.8 […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Monmouth made a port call in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar on the first mission stop of her nine-month deployment to the Middle East. Accompanied by HMS Sabre and Scimitar from the RN Gibraltar Squadron, and with her Wildcat airborne to scour the skies, the Black Duke monitored […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A Royal Navy test of the Trident nuclear missile resulted in failure in June last year but was never reported. The Trident firing was part of testing that the recently modernized Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vengeance carried out off the coast of Florida. The Ministry of Defence said the submarine and the crew were successfully tested. A Sunday […]

  • 13 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s 700X Naval Air Squadron have taken delivery of their first Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) mini unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The navy explained this move with the fact that these systems presented a cheap but able “eye in the sky” capability, meaning they may have utility in the Royal Navy. Possible tasks include: ship superstructure […]

  • 6 January 2015

    The Italian Navy, along with the Icelandic Coast Guard, managed to rescue some 360 migrants who were left adrift at sea off Italy’s southern coast. Ezadeen, the ageing Sierra Leone-flagged vessel, had been left in stormy seas without fuel or electricity. Due to rough weather, the crew of the Icelandic vessel Tyr, currently engaged in European Union’s Frontex […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy recently tested, for the first time on a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor that will find hard-to-detect targets over long distances.   Boeing and Lockheed Martin are developing and integrating IRST, an essential upgrade to the combat capability of the Navy’s Super Hornets. “Adding an […]

  • 12 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Military air operations typically rely on large, manned, robust aircraft, but such missions put these expensive assets—and their pilots—at risk. While small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can reduce or eliminate such risks, they lack the speed, range and endurance of larger aircraft. These complementary traits suggest potential benefits in a blended approach—one in which larger […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft recently completed its maiden flight. The aircraft flew a short distance from Renton Airfield to Boeing Field in Washington State USA, to where the P-8A’s mission systems will be installed as part of project AIR 7000. The $5.4 billion P-8A program will provide Australia’s future manned maritime patrol and […]

  • 24 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy announced that the Sea Fury is returning to air shows this summer, three years after it narrowly escaped destruction at Culdrose in 2014. The Navy’s last piston-engined fighter came down during Air Day in 2014 when its engine packed up mid-display, forcing pilot Lieutenant Commander Chris Götke to make an emergency landing. […]

  • 18 August 2015

    Fireworks light up the sky during the Nagaoka-Honolulu 70 Years of Peace commemoration on Ford Island at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The festivities, held on August 15, celebrated the 70th year since the end of the Pacific War. [mappress mapid=”16693″] Image: US Navy

  • 21 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Navy is to get its first unmanned ‘eye in the sky’ in a £30m deal to buy the ScanEagle reconnaissance aircraft. The pilotless plane has been used by the US Navy over the past decade and has been trialled by the Royal Navy. Whitehall is investing in the small, unarmed ScanEagle robot planes […]

  • 1 April 2015

    The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) transits the East China Sea at night. The vessel enjoyed the view of clear night sky while sailing in the waters east of the Korean Peninsula on March 26. Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is underway in […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s bottlenose dolphins and their handlers were recently airlifted from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, to the U.S. Naval Marine Mammal Program, San Diego. The dolphins were moved to NAS Key West in March where they spent the last month before returning to San Diego. “The dolphins need to be challenged and get experience […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopter from 815 Squadron, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, lit up the night sky with her decoy flares as part of an exercise in the Indian Ocean. The helicopter is on a nine-month deployment to the Gulf with HMS Richmond, a Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate which is silhouetted in the background. […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) has teamed up with Leonardo to integrate SAGE electronic warfare surveillance system onto its MQ-9B unmanned aerial vehicle. SAGE will be offered as an available baseline configuration for MQ-9B customers of Sky Guardian and maritime surveillance Sea Guardian configurations. Under an agreement announced July 16, the two companies will jointly […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Westminster completed two successful trial launches of her air defence missile system off the Isle of Wight. The Portsmouth-based frigate has been testing new canisters to hold her Seawolf missiles – tests which proved a hit as the weapon smashed two targets out of the Channel skies. Some 32 Seawolfs sit in their ‘cocoons’ […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Industry news

    The first Wildcat attack helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Navy has successfully taken its first flight at Yeovil in Somerset. The Wildcat has a more powerful engine, allowing it to be flown in extreme conditions all year round. It is also equipped with a more robust fuselage, a high-tech interactive display and a […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In July 2015 the German Maritime Patrol P3C-Orion aircraft completed a three month detachment with Operation Atalanta off the coast of Somalia. The Orion aircraft played a crucial role in the success of the European Union’s counter-piracy operation by acting as the ‘eyes in the sky’ to provide timely intelligence about patterns of life and […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellites could aid to solving communication challenges in the Arctic, Lockheed Martin’s team proved during tests staged late last year. As the area attracts more interest for shipping, scientific exploration and even tourism, the demand for greater coverage narrowly follows due to simultaneous rise in demands for […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Members of the U.S. Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 conduct a paradrop training exercise with Spanish Special Forces on March 26th.   These operations, which were held in Rota, Spain, also included fast rope and cast recovery operations. [mappress] NavalToday Staff, April 10, 2014; Image:Lt. Cmdr. Scott “Smoke” Moak/US Navy

  • 29 July 2014
    Training & Education

    Blue skies and glorious sunshine set off a glittering line up for International Air Day at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton.   For the second year running temperatures soared at the Royal Navy’s Premier Air Day as thousands enjoyed an annual banquet of aviation. Bathed in the sunshine crowds at Air Day saw aircraft […]

  • 7 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond recently joined a Royal Navy submarine and a range of fighter jets and aircraft for two weeks of training in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The destroyer made extensive use of the facilities and equipment at Britain’s bases in Cyprus for the evolutions. The variety of aircraft using the […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A blinding flash of fire announces the moment the fifth of the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers is ready to take her place in the line of battle.   Leaving its launcher on the forecastle of HMS Defender is Sea Viper – the Royal Navy’s principal shield against air attack. Seconds after bursting free from […]

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

    The U.S. Navy’s coastal patrol ship USS Monsoon tested the capabilities of one of the ships newest assets, the RQ-20A Puma AE (all environment) during a Griffin missile system test that took place in the Arabian Gulf between July 19-25. The Navy says that the small unmanned aircraft system is easily assembled and can be utilized […]

  • 4 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Warship, HMAS Darwin, sailed towards a meteorological phenomenon, where Alto Cumulus clouds formed lines across the sky, due to wind sheer caused by one high pressure system following another.   The image was taken during HMAS Darwin’s sail to the Operation Slipper. HMAS DARWIN SPECIFICATIONS Length 138 m Beam 14.3 m […]