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  • 18 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $7,3 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract for the USS Ardent (MCM 12) fiscal 2014 selected restricted availability (SRA).   A SRA includes planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical […]

  • 21 August 2020

    The US Navy’s Avenger-class mine countermeasure ships USS Champion (MCM 4), USS Scout (MCM 8) and USS Ardent (MCM 12) recognized nearly 30 years of naval service during decommissioning ceremonies onboard Naval Base San Diego this week.

  • 27 July 2015

    Rear Adm. Christopher W. Grady relieved Rear Adm. Pete A. Gumataotao as commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT) July 24 during a ceremony aboard USS Wisconsin (BB 64). Gumataotao served as commander since August 2013, continuing to reshape the surface force footprint in the Atlantic. Well representing the Navy as “America’s away team,” SURFLANT has […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US-hosted amphibious drill Bold Alligator will be joined by Mexican, Canadian and French Navy ships in addition to personnel from a number of other ally countries. Bold Alligator 2017 (BA17) started in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on October 18 and will run through October 30 around Camp Lejeune and at-sea Atlantic ranges. Mexican Navy’s […]

  • 19 June 2015

    US Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 held a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) at Naval Base San Diego, June 17. Rear Adm. Daniel Fillion relieved Rear Adm. Frank Ponds as Commander ESG-3. During Pond’s tenure as Commander, ESG-3 served as the Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) […]

  • 26 July 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken, visited USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) July 19 during Roberts’ engagement with Africa Partnership Station (APS) East Kenya “Hub”. During his visit Rear Adm. Michael T. Franken presented certificates of achievement to two embarked Kenyan navy officers who participated in APS East’s “Shiprider” […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from several East Coast-based expeditionary commands conducted an in port maritime staff exercise onboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) March 27-31 to refine their collective ability to respond to crises.   The exercise scenario tested the group’s evaluation of, and response to, a large scale earthquake on the border of Maine and […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Ardent One, embarked in HMAS Launceston, participated in the Multilateral Naval Exercise KOMODO from 29 March to 3 April 2014.   The exercise was developed and coordinated by the Indonesian Navy in the vicinity of the Indonesian Islands of Batam, Riau, Anambas and Natuna. It focussed on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) practices and […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy divers have taken part in a multi-national bomb disposal exercise off the West coast of Canada. Exercise Ardent Defender saw bomb disposal teams from six nations converge on Victoria to teach military and civilian technicians the latest methods in disarming explosive devices. Eleven divers from Fleet Diving Unit Two – one of the […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has contracted the maritime services company Ardent for emergency towage off the north and north-western coasts of Scotland. The new ship to be used – the Ievoli Black – is a 70 metre towing vessel of some 2283 gross tonnes and a bollard pull of 139 tonnes. The anchor […]

  • 22 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg went to the aid of a sinking fishing vessel, much to the relief of the vessels passengers. Bundaberg was transiting from Cairns to Brisbane when her crew, Ardent Six, received a radio call from the Mooloolaba Volunteer Coast Guard requesting her assistance to rescue the […]

  • 19 December 2014

    HMAS Bundaberg was decommissioned from Royal Australian Navy service at a small ceremony in HMAS Cairns on 18 December. The Armidale Class Patrol Boat sustained extensive internal and external damage as a result of a fire during routine maintenance in Brisbane in August. At the ceremony hosted by Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, […]

  • 3 November 2017

    Royal Navy’s hydrographic survey ship HMS Enterprise recently surveyed the wrecks of Royal Navy ships lost in the Falklands War to mark the 35th anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict. HMS Coventry was scanned lying with her port side buried in the sea bed. The separated remains of HMS Antelope, which lie at a 45-degree […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    The training centre was officially opened at Horsea Island on February 22, to give current and future Navy personnel the best preparation if the worst thing were to ever happen at sea. The centre was opened by Commodore Adrian Nance Royal Navy (Retired) and his wife Mrs Barbara Nance. It was a poignant moment for […]

  • 18 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet participated in training exercise Ardent Sentry 15 (AS15), May 11-15. A Joint Exercise Program (JEP) led by North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), AS15 is conducted primarily as an exercise focused on defense support of civil authorities (DSCA). AS15 provides a highly complex, integrated training environment where […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Wollongong has made a rendezvous with HMA Ships Sirius, Warramunga and Sydney in the Timor Sea to conduct mariner skills training. HMA Ships Sirius, Warramunga and Sydney have patrolled Northern Australian waters this month as part of Exercise BLUE RAPTOR. The aim of BLUE RAPTOR was to provide an […]

  • 13 September 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy would like to congratulate eight of its members who were awarded honours by The Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, during a series of Investiture Ceremonies held at Government House, Sydney this week. They were: Conspicuous Service Cross   Commander Paul John Hines For outstanding […]

  • 14 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Samidare DD-106” and “Umigiri DD-158”, arrived at the Port of Colombo on 12th November 2011 with the Commander, Escort Division Four, Captain Hideyuki Ooban onboard. The ships are returning from a counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Arden. ” Samidare […]

  • 22 February 2012
    Training & Education

      Two Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships, “Takanami DD-110” and “Ohnami DD-111”, arrived at the Port of Colombo on 22nd February 2012 with the Commanding Officer, Escort Division Six, Captain Takaki Mizuma onboard. The ships are returning from a counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Arden. […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Merseyside’s very own Royal Navy warship is returning to Liverpool for a short visit during which time she will celebrate the 10th anniversary of her commissioning in the city. Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Mersey will be spending four days at Alexandra Dock Branch 3, as part of her 10th anniversary celebrations, going alongside from noon […]

  • 22 March 2013

    HMAS Childers and the crew of Ardent Six (Lieutenant Commander Chris Brough) have been instrumental in recovering 77 survivors from wreckage 60 nautical miles north of Ashmore Island. Responding to a request from the Rescue Coordination Centre Australia via Joint Task Force (JTF) 639, the Armidale Class Patrol Boat recovered all survivors from the broken […]

  • 27 July 2011
    Training & Education

      U.S. Sailors joined forces with the Danish to kick-off the second training hub to take place in Tanzania this year as part of Africa Partnership Station (APS) East, July 25. The first hub in Tanzania also took place in Dar Es Salaam from Feb. 22 to March 3. APS East, and the Tanzania cadre […]

  • 12 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Work has begun on a new £2.4m Royal Navy Sea Survival Training Centre at Horsea Island, Portsmouth. The project will replace the old facility established in 1982 following the introduction of a statutory requirement for all Royal Navy personnel to undertake regular training in ship abandonment and sea survival procedures. During the Falklands conflict, […]

  • 31 August 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Savannah (LCS 28), was christened at Austal USA’s ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama on 29 August 2020.

  • 13 April 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Image of the Day: Artist Rendering of Electromagnetic Railgun aboard USNS Millinocket The Office of Naval Research-founded electromagnetic railgun, which is installed aboard the joint high-speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3), shown by an artist rendering.   A long range weapon, railgun, can launch projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants and is under testing […]

  • 31 July 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Argyll has just completed a very successful 30 day period of exercises and local engagement in the Falkland Islands. Arriving in the South Atlantic on the 1st June she spent 30 days working to a high-tempo programme which included her playing a leading role in Exercise Cape Bayonet. Exercise Cape Bayonet is a regular […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The United States and Singapore navies are holding Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15th to 26th of July in the South China Sea, reported today. The exercise will focus on sharpening conventional maritime warfare capabilities, according to the Singapore Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence also said that the exercise […]

  • 26 December 2016

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]

  • 30 June 2020

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.