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  • 28 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) launched the United Through Reading program while on deployment in the Western Pacific Aug. 27. United Through Reading is a program uniting Sailors with their families on deployment by recording Sailors reading children’s books and shipping that recording home. “This program promotes both literacy and maintaining family […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Aircraft from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s (MEU) Aviation Combat Element (ACE) embarked the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Sept. 3 as part of the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of Southern California. The embarkation involved three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters assigned to the Red Dragons of […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    One of Royal Australian Navy’s largest ever warships, landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide, has departed Sydney Harbor and is engaged in her first unit readiness work-up. The ship’s company had little time to appreciate the significance of the milestone with Adelaide’s work-up beginning in earnest immediately after the 27,000 tonne ship cleared the heads. The […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Military Engines,  is being awarded a $64.9 mission cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract  for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F135 Propulsion System Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI recurring sustainment, operations, and maintenance efforts, the US Department of Defence announced. Efforts include labor and […]

  • 18 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Russia’s defense industry agency Rosoboronexport will work with the country’s largest shipbuilding company in 2018 to boost worldwide export prospects for what the agency termed as small and ultra-small submarines. Rosoboronexport said this focus was in response to a growing interest for these vessels in the countries of Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle […]

  • 29 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    French Navy’s frigate Cassard (D 614) recently carried out a series of exercises with the Lebanese Armed Forces. The frigate, currently deployed in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, trained with two Lebanese patrol boats, Al-Kalamoun and Tabarja, as well as two semi-rigid boats. The vessels conducted a number of drills, including firefighting and rescue training, and later held discussions and […]

  • 10 September 2018

    The United States Coast Guard cutter Resolute (WMEC 620) returned home to St. Petersburg on September 9 following a 59-day patrol. Resolute crew members patrolled more than 11,000 miles, providing a law enforcement presence in the Windward Passage in the Caribbean Sea and deterring illegal migrant departures as part of Operation Southeast Watch. In the […]

  • 19 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Caspian Flotilla (CF) task unit consisting of corvette (small-size gunnery ship) Astrakhan and attached supply vessels completes preparation for a deployment to the Caspian Sea. Basic purpose of the deployment is demonstration of Russian naval ensign and maintaining of Russia’s naval presence in key regions of the Caspian Sea. Among other tasks is protection of […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs announced today the establishment of a new organisation, Fleet Support Unit – Australia, to provide better maintenance support to the Navy. The re-organisation was one of the key recommendations to come out of a review conducted by the Navy’s Continuous Improvement Program and incorporates elements of the […]

  • 19 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit led by large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev attending the international anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden has finished escorting of the sixth convoy and, having replenished water and fuel supplies from tanker Boris Butoma, laid a course for the Seychelles. PF mariners will call at the capital city […]

  • 23 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Russian United Shipbuilding Corporation laid the keel and started construction on the country’s eighth and final Borei-class submarine named Kniaz Pozharsky. The keel laying ceremony for the nuclear submarine took place at the Northern Machine Building Enterprise (Sevmash) shipyard in Severodvinsk, Russia on December 23. Designed by Rubin Marine Equipment Design Bureau, Kniaz Pozharsky is part of the […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Unite, the UK’s largest union representing defence and shipbuilding workers, backed today’s demand by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for the three new Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels to be built in UK shipyards. Government plans to put the £1 billion contract for building the ships out to tender in international shipyards would be an ‘act of […]

  • 22 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Northern Fleet (NF) task unit consisting of landing ships Alexander Otrakovsky, Georgy Pobedonosets, and Kondopoga left the Mediterranean Sea… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 22, 2012; Image: Narod

  • 13 June 2014

    The Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) has been awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation. Assigned service members and employees will be formally recognized during a ceremony at the NHHC headquarters June 27.   “I’m exceedingly proud of every member of the command who, in their own way, has put us on the path to success. […]

  • 26 October 2011

      Caspian Flotilla (CF) task unit headed by CF Ship Brigade Commander Capt 2 rank Sergei Babsky and consisting of small-size ship Astrakhan and seagoing tug MB-58 is deployed at sea in order to maintain presence of the Russian Federation in key regions of the Caspian Sea. The ships will protect Russian commercial shipping and […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    LRAD Corporation, a provider of long range acoustic hailing devices (AHDs), announced the receipt of a $1.7 million order for LRAD-RX systems and accessories from an international navy in Southeast Asia.   The LRAD-RX units will be mounted on vessels in the country’s fleet, and used for various naval applications. An initial $950,000 is scheduled […]

  • 2 June 2015

    On behalf of General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Rear-Admiral Bill Truelove, Commander of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force Pacific, presented the Canadian Forces Unit Commendation to United States Ship (USS) Michael Murphy and United States Navy Region Hawaii at a ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on May 26, 2015. These […]

  • 3 September 2018

    Royal Navy’s mine clearance divers have successfully disposed of a Second World War bomb. The operation was carried out off the coast of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, on August 31. The WWII German bomb had been caught up in nets put out by fishermen in that area. After being called to the scene, the navy sent its […]

  • 1 September 2015

    Royal Navy mine hunter HMS Shoreham returned to her home port of HM Naval Base Clyde on Friday, August 28, after three years of operations in the Persian Gulf. The Sandown Class mine hunter has been working with international navies to help keep vital sea lanes safe and conduct seabed surveys. Sailing the ship into […]

  • 9 October 2012
    Research & Development

    Caspian Flotilla (CF) task unit consisting of flagship frigate Tatarstan and seagoing tug MB-58 will arrive in Azerbaijan this week… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 09, 2012; Image: nexttop

  • 22 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit continues the long-range cruise in order to attend international anti-piracy… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 22, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 3 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Winter combat training enters active phase at Pacific Fleet (PF). Servicemen will carry out numerous drills in order to improve cohesion of tactical task units. Totally, PF mariners will perform over 50 training tasks in April, more than 160 missile and gun firing drills, and about 20 mine and torpedo exercises. Early in Apr, ships […]

  • 2 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev on Nov 30 visited the port of Djibouti. It is noteworthy that apart from replenishment of supplies and leisure, Russian mariners attended pre-schedule parliamentary elections. The voting took place on Dec 1 in the messroom of large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev. The […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mississippi (SSN 782) received a hearty welcome when the U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class attack submarine arrived in Pascagoula on May 25. PCU Mississippi and her crew of 145 officers and enlisted Sailors arrived in Pascagoula to prepare for the submarine’s commissioning on June 2. “As we approached the Port of Pascagoula during […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Ships and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014.   The participating sinking exercise (SINKEX) units included the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, each of whom were able to gain proficiency in […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit will carry out fifth historical Cruise of Memory since Aug 25 till Sept 17, reports online Military Industrial Review… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 16, 2012

  • 31 January 2012
    Training & Education

      Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by Capt 1 rank Andrei Saprykin and consisting of large ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev, tanker Boris Butoma, and salvage tug Fotiy Krylov on Jan 31 arrives in Manila, Philippines, PF press secretary Capt 1 rank Roman Martov told Central Navy Portal. That visit will be the first call […]

  • 13 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Caspian Flotilla (CF) task units on Dec 12 left basing sites in Astrakhan and Makhachkala heading for central and southern parts of the Caspian Sea. According to plans, the CF task units will conduct anti-terror exercise in Russia’s maritime economic activity zones in the Caspian Sea. In total, up to 500 servicemen, over 20 surface […]

  • 7 November 2014

    The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Asheville (SSN 758) was presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) by Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Oct. 31, The award was presented during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, for “displaying superb operational planning and tenacity” during the successful completion of […]