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  • 31 July 2015
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Engineering development tests of modified Longbow Hellfire missiles for use on littoral combat ships (LCS) were successfully conducted in June, the U.S. Navy reported on July 30th. Integration of the Longbow Hellfire missile system, designated the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM), will increase the lethality of the Navy’s fleet of littoral combat ships. The SSMM is […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces, visited General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard, Aug. 25, to review progress and speak with the crews of three new guided-missile destroyers currently under construction for the U.S. Navy. Rowden held a series of all-hands calls with the crews of Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyers Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Vancouver made history recently as it became the first modernized Canadian frigate to successfully test surface-to-surface missiles against a shore-based target. Vancouver launched the Harpoon Block II surface-to-surface missiles during the event that marked the first time ever the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has exercised such a surface-to-surface missile launch capability. Firing of […]

  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) began initial operational test and evaluation of the surface-to-surface missile module (SSMM) on November 17, the US Navy has announced. According to the navy, the initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) started two months ahead of schedule. The SSMM is the newest addition to the Littoral Combat Ship […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Northern Fleet (NF) surface attack group started holding combat drills and interaction at naval ranges in the Barents Sea… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 13, 2012; Image: Nashflot

  • 11 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Last week, the Special Forces Marines of the Dutch Navy trained with the submarine HNLMS Dolphin.   [mappress] Naval Today Staff, March 11, 2014; Image: Dutch Navy

  • 22 October 2019

    Defence IQ have released the annual Surface Warships Global Market Report – download a copy here. The current Surface Warship market is booming with a forecast of $155.16 billion over the next ten years. This report provides an in-depth look at the acquisition priorities for the world’s navies and insights into global investment trends from nations including: Romania – plans […]

  • 8 February 2016

    Russia’s re-emergence as a strategic challenge and how NATO is going to respond to it was the center-discussion at the Surface Warship Summit in Bucharest, Romania, held January 26-28. Speaking at the summit, Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone CB CBE, Commander of Allied Maritime Command, said: “The combination of adventurist Russian behaviour, their lack of openness and clarity and […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program is cleared to begin developmental testing following a successful structural test firing of the Surface-to-Surface Missile Module (SSMM) on an Independence-variant LCS. Developmental testing is set to start in August after the test firing on the Point Mugu Sea Range on June 11. The […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) revealed it is in the midst of introducing unmanned surface vessels to patrol Singapore’s waters and detect and neutralize mines. As informed, these vessels will be remotely controlled from shore or other naval platforms at sea. Unmanned vessels will cut down the manpower required to operate each vessel to […]

  • 20 February 2020
    Industry news

    Last week, ground was broken on a new expansion to Rolls-Royce’s Centre of Excellence for Naval Handling equipment in Peterborough, Ontario. The company welcomed Minister Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, Dave Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament, and Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien to break ground on the new facility. “We are pleased to welcome Minister […]

  • 22 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The interim missiles would remain in service for a period of ten years.

  • 20 February 2020

    Unmanned maritime system contractor Peraton has won a spot on an up to 10-year, USD 982.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract (IDIQ-MAC) to support the US Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle Family of Systems. Earlier this month, a number of companies were selected by the navy for IDIQ-MAC. Companies on the IDIQ-MAC, managed by Naval Sea […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government has extended the deadline for Canadian Surface Combatant bidders who previously said they didn’t have enough time to prepare. This is second time the submission deadline is postponed after the original April 27, 2017, deadline was moved to June 22, 2017. The current deadline is expected to be no sooner than mid-August 2017. The […]

  • 17 December 2012

    Aerospace engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock completed surface ship testing in the subsonic wind tunnel (SWT), Nov. 29, collecting data to improve the aerodynamics of current and future ship designs. When a ship is underway, the above-waterline structure experiences aerodynamic effects due to the wind which impacts the ship’s performance, particularly in […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Underwater Archeology Branch (UAB) dove into the history of a recently-discovered late-19th century No. 24 Howell Torpedo, Aug. 9, and they scored a direct hit.  “We started looking through SECNAV (Secretary of the Navy) reports and narrowed it down to eight ships which had been outfitted with Howell Torpedoes,” […]

  • 19 January 2018

    US Naval Surface Forces commander Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden stepped down from his position on January 18 in the aftermath of US Navy destroyer collisions in the Pacific in 2017. Rowden stepped down ahead of a recommendation for his relief as part of a series of measures taken following the loss of 17 sailors in the collisions. […]

  • 4 August 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Australian Government announced a long-term investment of over $89 billion in ships and submarines for the Navy over the next 20 years. According to a media release, this investment will generate significant economic growth and sustain several thousand Australian jobs over decades. The Government will implement a continuous build of surface warships in Australia. […]

  • 20 August 2015

    Nearly 140 feet below the surface of the mid-Atlantic, the standard of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ‘flies’ for the first time in nearly 74 years. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Blue Ensign has been raised on the wreck of the tanker Darkdale off St Helena after a successful operation to remove tonnes of oil trapped in it, eliminating the […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Canadian government has confirmed that the Canadian Surface Combatant program is not at “very high risk”. Reacting to media reports about the CSC program being in trouble, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces released a statement repudiating such claims. The statement underscores that the project is currently in the definition phase. This phase includes examining […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Thomas S. Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces, returned to USS Boxer (LHD 4) on Feb. 9, to visit Sailors and assess the ship’s status as Boxer gets ready to finish its maintenance period and regain her operational certifications for the strike group and fleet commanders. Rowden, and other members of his staff, were […]

  • 5 April 2019

    NATO’s Allied Maritime Command hosted a ceremony on the 70th anniversary of the alliance to ceremonially activate a new command called Commander Surface Forces NATO (COMSURFNATO). This April 4 activation is part of NATO’s Command Structure Adaptation (NCS-A) remarking new NATO at its birthday. One of the milestones of the adopted HQ MARCOM, endorsed by […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS), LLC, Covington, Louisiana, is being issued a $19,7 million modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise a 180-day option to extend services for the long-term time charter of U.S.-built, U.S.-flagged, contractor-owned and -operated surface escort vessels HOS Black Powder, HOS Westwind, HOS Eagleview, and HOS Arrowhead.   These vessels are used […]

  • 23 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and fight the spread of Ebola in Africa have been singled out by Royal Navy commanders as the Senior Service recognises the best ships and units of the past 12 months. More than a dozen Fleet Effectiveness Trophies are being awarded to surface ships and Royal Marines […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Two foreign officers embarked the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) and completed their surface warfare officer (SWO) qualification, Oct. 27. Lt. Paolo Camogliano, a Peruvian naval officer, and Lt. Juan Granja, an Argentinean naval officer, both assigned to U.S. Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 40, embarked Underwood Sept. 30 and began working on […]

  • 19 January 2015

    Naval leaders, government officials and private industry members gathered for the final presentations and closing banquet of the 27th Annual Surface Navy Association Symposium (SNA) in Crystal City, Virginia, Jan. 15. Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivered his keynote address on the state of the surface Navy, highlighting the strength of the fleet […]

  • 3 July 2019
    Training & Education

    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) is leading mobile logistics and the development of emergent repair concept of operations for the NAVSEA Program Executive Offices, Integrated Warfare Systems, Wartime Acquisition Scalable Plan (WASP) tabletop exercise, which kicked off at the Washington Navy Yard on June 18. The exercise simulates battle damage during […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Yantar shipyard in Russia’s Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad has launched construction of a new Project 11356 frigate for the Russian navy… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, July 16, 2013; Image: Yantar  

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Navy announced that a delay in coordinating approval for reauthorization of the Revised Surface Warfare Officer Critical Skills Retention Bonus (RSWOCSRB) will mean no new contracts will be processed for the bonus after Dec. 16 until reauthorization is received, which should be early next year. Current bonus payments are not impacted by the reauthorization […]