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  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Three French and three Royal Navy warships have joined the exercise Griffin Strike which will see participation from around 5,000 personnel from UK and France during the following two weeks. Simultaneously, over 3,400 more NATO troops will exercise by land, sea and air during the two weeks of Exercise Joint Warrior. During Joint Warrior, much of which will […]

  • 25 April 2016

    The Sailors of U.S. Carrier Strike Group 3 bid farewell to their leader during a change of command ceremony on April 22nd. Rear Adm. Ron Boxall was relieved by Rear Adm. Marcus Hitchcock as commander, CSG3 during a ceremony on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in front of distinguished visitors, […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Training & Education

    Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, Arleigh Burke -class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and Ticonderoga -class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, April 4. Prior to the visit, the Carl Vinson Strike Group (CSG-1) completed […]

  • 26 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual combined-joint exercise Saber Strike 17 kicked off with troops and vehicles coming ashore with tactical landing crafts from maritime prepositioning ships in the Baltic Sea to Ventspils, Latvia, May 23-24, 2017. The exercise is held at various locations throughout the Baltic region and Poland and prepares allies and partners to respond more to regional crises and […]

  • 11 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy could possibly get a fleet of two new “Littoral Strike Ships” for operations close to the shore, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced during a speech at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies on February 11. Research into the feasibility of the new ships will be financed from […]

  • 7 April 2017

    As we earlier reported, the U.S. Navy ships, USS Porter and USS Ross were involved in today’s strike attack on Syria. A total of 59 Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMs) targeted aircraft, hardened aircraft shelters, petroleum and logistical storage, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems, and radars. The following videos from the ships show the […]

  • 12 June 2018

    US Navy ships from the carrier strike group centered around aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman returned to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea on June 10 for flight operations in support of operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). USS Harry S. Truman’s carrier air wing returned to flying OIR sorties after supporting the Baltic Sea drill BALTOPS 2018. […]

  • 14 June 2018

    Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey relieved Rear Adm. John Fuller as commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, during a pierside change of command ceremony, June 12, aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Vice Adm. John D. Alexander, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, presided over the ceremony and thanked Fuller for his efforts over the past 11 months as […]

  • 14 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors and marines aboard the U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) joined members of the Malaysian Armed Forces for exercise Tiger Strike 16 in Lahad Datu, Malaysia, Nov. 10-13. Tiger Strike 16, formally known as MALFEX (Malaysia – United States Amphibious Exercise), is a Malaysia-led, bilateral training exercise between the Malaysian […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Industry news

    Britain’s maritime union RMT confirmed that a program of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a fight for pay justice goes ahead today. RMT has criticized the Tory Government for interfering in the pay negotiations, forcing the employer to impose a […]

  • 24 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Armed forces personnel from the UK and France have concluded two weeks of training as part of the Griffin Strike exercise, a major rehearsal for the development of the UK-French Combined Joint Expeditionary Force. This year, Griffin Strike was combined with exercise Joint Warrior, and included representation from NATO allies US, Germany and Denmark, as […]

  • 21 July 2011

    The RAF and Royal Navy have been involved in a number of precision attacks to protect Libyan civilians over the last few days as part of NATO’s Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR. In the early hours of  Monday morning, RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft returned for a second night of precision strikes against the large military vehicle […]

  • 6 May 2011

      The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, which includes the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, will depart Naval Station Norfolk for its maid…   By Hugh Lessig (dailypress) [mappress] Source: dailypress, May 6, 2011;

  • 14 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    From August 31 to September 4, 2015, Exercise Joint Strike, the inaugural Amphibious Task Group (ATG) joint fires exercise, was conducted at the Beecroft Weapons Range, in the Jervis Bay area, New South Wales. Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force personnel from within the ATG conducted a week of joint fires […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Instructors and regional subject matter experts from Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) embarked ships from the George Washington Strike Group to provide Regional Security Education Program (RSEP) briefs to the crew and embarked staffs, June 20-25.   “RSEP is a program developed by the [chief of naval operations] to provide leaders and crew of deploying […]

  • 29 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $349 million contract to complete the first phase of work on the Maritime Strike Tomahawk program. The project is being undertaken to allow the US Navy to field an anti-ship variant of the Block IV Tactical Tomahawk. The project started in 2016 with the navy […]

  • 25 February 2019

    British risk advisory company Prevail Partners has unveiled its proposal for the Royal Navy’s two new littoral strike ships which were announced by the UK defense secretary earlier this month. Prevail say their multi role vessel (MRV) was designed as a mobile logistic and helicopter base, enabling nations to project power and carry out special […]

  • 11 September 2013

    The credible threat of U.S. military force in Syria is critical to showing the world that chemical weapons use is unacceptable, President Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation tonight, but he added that he has asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing such action.  The commander in chief noted he has asked […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group (PEL ESG) completed the 31st iteration of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) Friday, Oct. 10. This year’s PHIBLEX included four major components: the 31st MEU Certification Exercise, command post exercise, a field training exercise, and humanitarian assistance operations. PEL ESG ships, USS Peleliu (LHA 5) and USS […]

  • 20 July 2015

    Rear Adm. James T. Loeblein relieved Rear Adm. Christopher Grady as Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 during a change of command ceremony on board the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), July 17. Vice Adm. Kenneth Floyd, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, was the guest speaker and presented Grady the Legion of Merit for […]

  • 21 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG) and its nearly 6,000 Sailors departed Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Station Mayport, Fla., June 20, to support operations in the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), commanded by Capt. Marcus A. Hitchcock, and guided missile […]

  • 15 November 2011

    Service members, family and friends of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 gathered pierside of USS Princeton (CG 59) for a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 10. Rear Adm. Peter A. Gumataotao relieved Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden as commanding officer of CSG 11 and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) CSG. “Today […]

  • 5 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Carrier Strike Group 9, Destroyer Squadron 23 and embarked Carrier Air Wing 2 completed UNITAS Pacific as the ship transitioned into the Atlantic Ocean Nov. 2. The multinational forces exercise UNITAS 2015, which is part of Southern Seas 2015 (SS15), is conducted in two phases, UNITAS Pacific and UNITAS […]

  • 3 December 2015

    U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 held a change of command ceremony while embarked aboard the flagship USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), in the Atlantic Ocean on December 1. Rear Admiral Jesse Wilson relieved Rear Admiral Bruce Lindsey. Lindsey, a naval aviator, was flying in an F/A-18 from Strike Fighter Squadron (VF) […]

  • 18 May 2011

      Missiles fired by the Royal Navy and RAF struck targets in Libya’s capital Tripoli last night that are closely involved in the repression of the Libyan people by Colonel Gaddafi’s regime. In conjunction with strikes by other NATO allies, Royal Navy Tomahawk missiles fired from HMS Triumph and Paveway IV bombs released by Royal […]

  • 4 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy cruiser USS Lake Champlain is getting underway from Naval Base San Diego on January 4 to start a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser will deploy as part of the Carl Vinson Strike Group. Lake Champlain completed a six-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific region last year returning home in late […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Norwegian Government presented a bill to the Parliament on the completion of the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) and preparing it for integration to the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).   Pending Parliament approval, for KONGSBERG this entails a continuous development and finalization of a complete product in 2017. “We are very pleased […]

  • 11 March 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) has signed a contract with US-based Raytheon Missile Systems for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the US Navy Over-The-Horizon Weapon System (OTH WS) program. The deal is valued at NOK 203 million (USD 21.2 million). As informed, the order is related to the OTH WS framework agreement announced in […]

  • 11 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The joint US-UK exercise Saxon Warrior, held in waters off Scotland, concluded on August 10 after ten days of drills. Surface combatants from the UK, US and Norway joined the US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush as the Royal Navy is preparing to revive its carrier strike capability. At one point of the […]