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

    Naval officers hoping to one day command a submarine have been taking part in one of the most intense military assessments in the world known as Perisher. HMS Torbay has been hosting the students for Perisher – for which the official title is the Submarine Command Course – since leaving Gibraltar earlier this month. Students […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The F-35 Integrated Test team at Naval Air Station Patuxent River announced April 16 the completion of a weapons testing milestone. The ejection of a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3 March 29 into a foam-covered concrete pit marked the end of two weeks of testing nine different weapons combinations inside the Joint Strike […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Representatives from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River and construction contractor G-W Management Services officially broke ground on a new operations center for NAWCAD’s Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) Aug. 24. The project will enhance ATR’s ability to support simultaneous test operations for current and future naval aviation programs, […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s self defense test ship (SDTS), ex-Paul F. Foster went underway for final-phase testing of two alternative fuels, May 31. The SDTS traveled to San Diego, where it took on approximately 30,000 gallons of two types of alternative fuels. The ship then proceeded on a normal cruise according to the navy, demonstrating that the […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is on track to prove its mission readiness this month as its Fleet embarks on the second week of an intensive three week training exercise being conducted off the coast of Western Australia. HMA Ships Ballarat, Newcastle, Perth, Sirius, Warramunga and Collins are taking part in Exercise Triton Storm 2 […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Industry news

    Trials of upgraded antisubmarine helicopter Ka-27M started at Northern Fleet (NF), said Capt 1 Rank Vadim Serga, the fleet’s press secretary… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 17,2012; Image: mil

  • 6 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) on January 31, following 16 days at sea, during which the crew launched and recovered 211 aircraft, testing five different airframes, using first-generation flight deck systems. The testing phase included the first-ever underway catapult launches and arrested landings for […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Prototype of new Russian intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tested on May 23, 2012 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a ground-based version of… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, May 25, 2012

  • 19 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The U.S. Navy recently announced that it had successfully flown the first unmanned biofuel flight of a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical… By Steve Duda (earthtechling) [mappress] Source: earthtechling, October 19, 2011

  • 17 January 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    The US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed its homeport of Norfolk on January 16 to begin aircraft compatibility testing (ACT) off the East Coast as the first aircraft, an E-2D, landed on board. In October 2019, the ship, described as the world’s most expensive ship with a price tag of […]

  • 6 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Russia’s manned bathyscaphe “Consul” has been tested Monday, which was called by officials as a success… (people) [mappress] Source: people, July 6, 2011;

  • 6 December 2012
    Equipment & technology

    HMS Echo took eight would-be navigators to sea as experienced sailors assessed whether they had ‘the right stuff’ to guide Her Majesty’s ships on the world’s oceans. The survey ship was used by staff and students on the Fleet Navigating Officers course – which sets the benchmark for all navigators of Royal Navy warships – […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After 20 months of maintenance and upgrading in dock no. 8 at the Brest naval base, the nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Le Triomphant was transferred to the operational base at Ile Longue, Brittany, on Tuesday, April 14. Work on the vessel is continuing for DCNS and its partners. Le Triomphant is the third French […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    In less than 12 months, HMCS Calgary has fired a total of 12 missiles in support of the modernization of weapons capabilities of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Since Calgary achieved high readiness status last spring, post-Halifax Class Modernization (HCM), ship and crew have played an integral part in testing the capabilities of the weapons […]

  • 23 March 2012
    Industry news

      The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) completed a major developmental test, March 20, demonstrating the integration of the Engineering Control System (ECS) software and the ship’s Integrated Power System (IPS) at the Land Based Test Site at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division, Ship Systems Engineering Station. The test verified the software and hardware […]

  • 13 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy announced March 12 that it will begin random testing of urine samples this month for synthetic chemical compounds like Spice. Commanders may take appropriate actions related to health, safety, and security based on a positive result. Every positive sample will be sent to NCIS for further investigation with a view towards potential disciplinary […]

  • 8 October 2012

    Royal Navy air and sea power combined on the sands of Cornwall at the weekend as a large scale beach landing was played out in Carlyon Bay. The ‘wader exercise’ – a landing in slow time – tested the ability of the forces involved in the key Cougar deployment to work together on complex manoeuvres […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including:   extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping industry leading reliability “We put our latest AESA radar capability to the […]

  • 18 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Having passed repair and modernization at Zvezdochka shipyard (Severodvinsk, Russia), Indian Navy’s diesel-electric… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, December 18, 2012

  • 1 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Russian Navy’s Borei class submarine Alexander Nevsky, of the Northern Fleet, successfully tested a SLBM Bulava ballistic missile in the Barents Sea. The Russian Department of Defence announced on Friday that the missile was launched from a submerged position toward the Kura test site on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula, and arrived successfully at its destination. Bulava, a submarine-launched ballistic missile […]

  • 14 May 2018
    Authorities

    As part of the mission to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) have conducted a large-scale Focused Operation in conjunction with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR). The operation, known as Three Arrows, started on May 1, 2018, with warships from Japan, Spain and Italy working together along […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Equipment & technology

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) is the first of three ships to wear test the Navy’s Improved Flame-Resistant Variant (IFRV) coveralls, beginning this week. The intent of the deployment-length wear test, which includes Carney, the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Newport News (SSN 750), is […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Ships in the Caribbean have been treated to an impromptu daytime firework display as the Lynx helicopter of RFA Lyme Bay tested her defences. The Royal Navy helicopter fired their Infra-Red Countermeasures – better known as flares – over waters off Grand Cayman during a training flight for the 180-knot aircraft. Flares are intended to […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) is preparing to embark two F-35Bs on board the United Kingdom’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for first of class flight trials (fixed wing) this fall. Nearly 200 ITF personnel—active duty US and UK military, US Department of Defense (DOD) civilians as well as contractors from […]

  • 10 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

      The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) successfully conducted a flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system, resulting in the first intercept of a short-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean by the Navy’s newest Missile Defense interceptor, the Standard Missile […]

  • 8 December 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The UK now has three groundbreaking Type 45 destroyers ready to deploy on operations after HMS Diamond passed her final, demanding test. The state-of-the-art warship has come through six weeks of training and assessment off Plymouth, the final hurdle to jump before she can sail on front line duties. The Basic Operational Sea Training (BOST) […]

  • 24 October 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Illustrious, the UK’s high readiness helicopter and commando carrier, has been joined by sixteen doctors and specialist nurses and a biomedical scientist to validate the UK’s ‘role two afloat’medical capability. Participating in Exercise Corsican Lion, a UK-French maritime exercise taking place in the Mediterranean, the enhanced medical capability is a vital component of the […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    USS Independence (LCS 2) successfully completed a test event with the ship’s Mk 110 57 millimeter gun on May 20.   Held at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, Point Mugu Range, the test demonstrated Independence’s surface warfare capabilities by engaging a stationary target using the ship’s core combat system. As part of the test […]

  • 4 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The firepower of Royal Navy warship HMS St Albans has been tested at a range off the coast of Norway. The Portsmouth-based warship put down 160 rounds of high explosive on to an island range by day and night during training involving the Royal Navy, British Army and Norwegian commandos. This was the most comprehensive test […]