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  • 10 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus announced November 9 that the name of the next America-class amphibious assault ship will be USS Bougainville (LHA 8). LHA-8 will be the second ship to be named after Bougainville, an island in the northern Solomons, which was the location of a World War II campaign in 1943-1944 […]

  • 15 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Ingalls Shipbuilding held a keel-laying ceremony for the US Navy’s third America-class amphibious warship Bougainville (LHA 8) in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on March 14. Ship’s sponsor Ellyn Dunford declared the keel “truly and fairly laid” after her initials were welded onto a plate. Traditionally, keel laying marks the first step in ship construction. However, […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries started fabrication of the future amphibious assault ship USS Bougainville (LHA 8) at its Pascagoula shipyard on October 15. LHA 8 is the second ship named in honor of the Bougainville Island campaign in World War II and is scheduled to be delivered in 2024. The LHA Replacement Program, also known as […]

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

    The Raytheon-developed SPY-6(V)2 Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar that will be deployed on US Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships has been put to its first test. In a test conducted at the Surface Combat System Center at Wallops Island, the radar searched for, detected, identified and tracked numerous targets – including commercial aircraft, Raytheon […]

  • 19 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a $3 billion contract for the detail design and construction of the amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8). Ingalls was awarded the original long-lead material contract for the third ship in the America (LHA 6) class on June 30, 2016. Construction is scheduled to begin in the […]

  • 6 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $187.46 million advance procurement contract from the US Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for future amphibious assault ship LHA 9. “This contract allows us to maintain the health of our critical nationwide shipbuilding supplier base while continuing our serial production of large-deck […]

  • 18 June 2020

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a third contract modification from the US Navy for $145 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9.

  • 1 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    GE’s Marine Solutions will be providing its LM2500 family of aeroderivative marine gas turbines to power two newbuild surface combatants for United States Navy and Coast Guard programs. Two LM2500+ gas turbines will power Bougainville (LHA 8), the US Navy’s newest multi-purpose amphibious assault ship. Construction is expected to begin shortly according to shipbuilder Huntington […]

  • 11 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a keel laying ceremony for the US Navy’s first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), on November 7. Although the official start of fabrication began in May 2018, authenticating the ship’s keel symbolically recognizes the joining of modular components and represents the ceremonial beginning of […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in Bougainville to address a potentially deadly legacy posed by unexploded ordnance from past conflicts as part of Operation RENDER SAFE 2014. HMAS Choules is in the vicinity of Torokina carrying approximately 500 personnel and is equipped with an MRH90 Helicopter and an LCM-8 Landing craft. The Operation […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) completed its 14-day mission to Papua New Guinea July 10 for Pacific Partnership 2015. The vessel worked with host nation military, government and healthcare professionals and community leaders to improve disaster relief response capabilities in the region. The mission was conducted in two locations – the town of […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Twenty-four Australian Defence Force personnel have arrived in Bougainville onboard United States Navy Ship Mercy for Pacific Partnership 2015. More than 650 military personnel, as well as host nation and non-government organisation civilians will support the mission. Conducted annually, Pacific Partnership is a United States-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission aimed at strengthening international relationships […]

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

    The dangers posed by 16 tonnes of unexploded World War II ordnance have been greatly reduced for the remote community of Torokina on the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville, following the conclusion of Operation RENDER SAFE 2014. The Australian Defence Force led mission saw Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams from Australia, the United States, […]

  • 1 July 2015

    The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), on June 30th sent her MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter to retrieve six injured people from a small land mass, Han Island, located in Papua New Guinea. USNS Mercy received all six patients, including an 18-month old infant, who were immediately provided medical care. […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    An Australian Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has already made safe more than 6000 kilograms of World War II munitions during the first week of Operation RENDER SAFE 14 in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. An international team of 60 EOD experts, led by members of the Bougainville Police Service and Australian Defence Force personnel, […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    At anchor two kilometres off the coast of Bougainville sits HMAS Choules, the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Ship Dock, a 180 metre long, 16,000 tonne vessel, currently providing significant life support to almost 450 Australian and international defence force personnel deployed on Operation RENDER SAFE 2014. Sitting in the Captain’s chair is Commander Ashley Papp, […]

  • 28 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy ship (T-AH 19) arrived in Arawa, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, on June 26 for its second mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2015. While in Arawa, PP15 personnel will work and train side-by-side with the community on civic service events, women’s leadership and safety topics, medical […]

  • 19 May 2011

      Civil service mariners aboard Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson (T-AO 194) rescued five people lost at sea in a small boat near the Solomon Islands May 18. While conducting routine operations in the Solomon Sea May 17, Ericsson received notification from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers in Australia and Papua […]

  • 21 July 2014

    The Australian Navy’s three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels put on a display to the Cairns community, sailing in formation from the city’s harbour this morning.   This was the last time HMA Ships Brunei, Labuan and Tarakan will sail in-company together in the port they have called home for nearly thirty years. Commanding […]

  • 2 December 2014

    Australian Navy Commander Ashley Papp relinquished command of HMAS Choules, handing the weight of command to Commander Chris Aulmann on 15 November in Brisbane.  HMAS Choules is a Landing Ship Dock which originally served with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary as RFA Largs Bay from 2006-2011. Choules is a large versatile ship, capable of carrying over […]

  • 20 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The French Navy has taken delivery of the second Kership-built Bâtiment multi-mission ship named Bougainville. The second of overall three vessels in the class was delivered on September 16 and will soon head for its homeport in Papeete in French Polynesia. Kership, a joint venture between DCNS and Piriou, received an order for the construction of three ships […]

  • 23 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian Government transferred two of its decommissioned landing craft to the Philippines Navy. Australian Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, was joined at HMAS Cairns today by his Philippine counterpart, Flag Officer in Command Philippine Navy, Vice Admiral Jesus Millan, at the ceremony to gift the Australian Balikpapan class landing craft to […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy divers have lent their expertise to Operation RENDER SAFE this year forming an integral part of the tri-service Amphibious Task Group that were responding to the dangerous legacy of unexploded ordnance located in Torokina, Bougainville Island. From 22 October until 8 November, divers from Australian Clearance Diving Teams One and Four coordinated undersea […]

  • 30 October 2014

    As the last of the Royal Australian Navy fleet of Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) vessels prepare to be decommissioned this November in Cairns, Leading Seaman Gordon Spooner shares his first-hand knowledge of the important amphibious capability that the vessels have provided to the Navy. Currently posted to HMAS Brunei, Leading Seaman Spooner has undertaken a […]

  • 17 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French defense procurement agency has accepted delivery of the fourth and final d’Entrecasteaux-class multi-mission ship from the Kership joint venture. Dumont d’Urville, as the unit is called, was delivered to the French Navy in a ceremony on April 5. Like its predecessors, the ship will sail from its current homeport in Brest to one […]

  • 14 September 2017

    Queensland authorities on Thursday announced the award of a contract for the scuttling of former Australian Navy heavy lift ship HMAS Tobruk in the waters of Wide Bay. Maritime and disposals company Birdon Pty will be in charge of the undertaking and is, according to officials, likely to complete it by June 2018, six months […]

  • 26 December 2014
    Training & Education

    Navy divers have lent their expertise to Operation RENDER SAFE this year forming an integral part of the tri-service Amphibious Task Group that were responding to the dangerous legacy of unexploded ordinance located in Torokina, Bougainville Island. From 22 October until 8 November, divers from Australian Clearance Diving Teams One and Four coordinated undersea disposal […]

  • 1 April 2014

    On March 31, Major General (MAJGEN) Tim Gall became the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand. At a Change of Command parade held at Trentham MAJGEN Gall was promoted to his new rank and took command of Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand (HQ JFNZ).   MAJGEN Gall was raised in Invercargill and Nelson. He joined the […]

  • 5 December 2016

    Former Australian Navy’s heavy lift ship HMAS Tobruk will be scuttled off the coast between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay as a dive wreck, Australian minister for defence personnel announced. Tobruk had provided 34 years of service to Australia, sailing more than 947,000 nautical miles. It will continue its life with a different purposes – that of a […]