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  • 22 July 2013

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert discussed the status of the fleet, readiness impact due to sequestration, and modifications to Navy policies at a press conference July 19 at the Pentagon. “Presence remains our mandate,” Greenert said. “This is what we are mostly about, and it’s an essential element of our defense strategic […]

  • 24 May 2018

    You are probably aware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will come into effect on May 25th. In a nutshell it means your personal data will better protected, hence increasing your privacy. We have always cared about your privacy and will continue to do so in all our future activities. That is […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team aboard USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) received improved equipment for identification of potential hostiles taken into custody during maritime operations, May 21. The U.S. Navy wanted to develop a program that would ultimately meet the needs of Sailors during VBSS missions. John Boyd, Director, Defense Biometrics and Forensics, […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy released an updated Arctic Roadmap Feb. 24 to prepare naval forces over the next 15 years for operations in the Arctic Ocean.   “This updated Navy Arctic Roadmap prepares the U.S. Navy to respond effectively to future contingencies, delineates the Navy’s Arctic leadership role within the Defense Department, and articulates the Navy’s […]

  • 4 August 2015

    A Merlin from 814 Naval Air Squadron is guided down on to the flight deck of Italy’s flagship for the first time as part of the international migrant mission in the Mediterranean. The 814 NAS crew normally based at Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose near Helston in Cornwall flew on to the Aircraft Carrier ITS […]

  • 11 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert spoke to 150 military spouses during the Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Club (NOSC) Welcome Coffee at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Club Oct. 7. The annual NOSC event welcomes new members and spouses who have recently moved to the DC area. This year the NOSC welcomed several spouses of […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The wreckage found over the weekend at the bottom of the ocean has now been confirmed as the missing cargo ship El Faro. Located by the US Navy’s USNS Apache on October 31, the remains were confirmed after a search team aboard the vessel conducted numerous surveys, as reported by NTSB. Survey of area and the vessel […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $7,8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for USS Scout (MCM-08) fiscal 2014 selected restricted availability.   An SRA includes planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities. Work […]

  • 17 July 2015

    On Wednesday 15 July Major General Martin Smith MBE welcomed Ambassadors from European Union countries to the EU Naval Force HQ in London. The Ambassadors were given an update on ‘Atalanta’, the code name for the European Union’s counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia. With warships and military patrol aircraft from European Union Member […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Training & Education

     U.S. Marine F/A-18D Hornets trained alongside Royal Thai Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, F-5 Tiger II and L-39 Albatross aircraft in the vicinity of Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 19. The U.S. Marine F/A-18Ds from the Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, trained with their […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Two sailors have been found not guilty of inappropriate behaviour and another two await details of their punishment after pleading guilty to some of the charges they faced for their role in incidents alleged to have occurred on board HMAS Newcastle in 2011. All sailors have been acquitted of the most serious charge which involved […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy Salvage and Diving division of the Naval Sea Systems Command, contracted to locate the sunken ship, began searching for wreckage of the missing US flagged merchant vessel El Faro yesterday, October 19. US Navy’s Fleet Ocean Tug USNS Apache (T-ATF 172), in charge of search operations, deployed from Norfolk yesterday to a search area […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Training & Education

      More than 100 Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) employees around the world gathered via video teleconference April 10, to learn how good nutrition fuels our Navy. “No matter what your fitness goals are, good nutrition can help improve your exercise performance, decrease your recovery time from strenuous exercise, prevent injuries due to fatigue, and […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Netherland’s Ministry of Defence and Thales Nederland have signed an agreement for the update of 16 Goalkeeper Close-In Weapon Systems that are operational in the Royal Netherlands Navy. The operational modification will bring the system to the highest operational status again, capable of dealing with current and future threats. In addition, this contract solves […]

  • 24 January 2013

    After having assumed Command of Task Force 508 on 7th December 2012, Rear Admiral Antonio Natale reflects on his busy first month as the Commander of NATO’s counter piracy mission, Operation Ocean Shield. The ships’ companies of the current task force; namely, ITS San Marco, USS Halyburton, TCG Gokova and HDMS Iver Huitfeldt have been […]

  • 19 June 2015

    Last week, Commander Submarine Forces NATO (COMSUBNATO) led the 2015 NATO Submarine Commanders Conference to discuss issues of importance to NATO’s thirteen submarine operating nations. Attendees of the two-day conference included leaders and force commanders of submarine operating nations in NATO. During the conference, COMSUBNATO provided an update on submarine operations and exercises within the […]

  • 12 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Raytheon Company, the mission-systems equipment integrator for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer program, has updated the status of their works as the ships progress toward delivery. USS Zumwalt, or DDG 1000, the nation’s first Zumwalt destroyer set sail for the first time on December 7, 2015 for initial sea trials. You can watch the video of […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The number of reported attacks and suspicious activity is down over the last week.  This decrease in reports may be due in part, to an improved understanding of the operating environment as ship’s masters and security teams continue to transit the region.  Another factor could be the recent meetings between industry and military organizations which provided opportunities to increase the level […]

  • 1 February 2013

     During the reporting period of 22 – 29 January 2013 there were no piracy related incidents in the High Risk Area (HRA), NATO Shipping Centre informed in its Weekly Piracy Update. Merchant vessels are reminded to remain vigilant while transiting this area and ensure that Self Protection Measures are in place as Pirate Attack Groups […]

  • 7 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors from ten enlisted communities will see their Sea Shore Flow (SSF) Enlisted Career Paths adjusted in the Navy’s latest Sea Shore Flow Update, officials said Dec. 4. “Changes to the enlisted sea duty and shore duty billet base require periodic tour length updates to ensure proper manning of our ships, submarines, aviation squadrons, and […]

  • 24 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded around $14,1 million modification to a firm-fixed-price delivery order issued previously against Basic Ordering Agreement.   This modification provides for footprint reduction/storage area network to update existing architecture for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The update reduces Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) host/instructor operator station hardware, centralizes […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Bluefin-21 deployed last night from Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield within the MH 370 search mission, Australian JACC said.   After completing around six hours of its mission, Bluefin-21 exceeded its operating depth limit of 4,500 metres and its built in safety feature returned it to the surface. The six hours […]

  • 22 June 2017

    The U.S. Navy has updated grooming standards which, among other, now allow women to wear a hair bun through the rear opening of a command or Navy ball cap. The change was prompted by a question from a San Diego Sailor June 6, according to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. “Effective immediately you can […]

  • 27 December 2012

    All 22 hostages from the MV Iceberg 1 have now been released from pirate captivity. They had been held since the Iceberg 1 was pirated on 29 March 2010, a period of two years and nine months. The former hostages are now recovering from their ordeal and are receiving food and medical care. On 21 […]

  • 24 April 2015

    And she departs begin her delivery voyage down the Clyde and around the UK! As soon as the transportation team confirmed she is safe for sea voyage, the Forward Island of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier deployed on a five-day cruise to Rosyth where final assembly is taking place. The Forward Island contains the bridge and approximately 100 vital […]

  • 11 September 2018

    Between fiscal years 2011 and 2016, the US Air Force and Navy generally did not meet aircraft availability goals, a recent report issued by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds.  What is more, operating and support (O&S) cost trends for GAO’s selected fixed-wing aircraft varied. Specifically, GAO found that availability declined for six of […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Sweden’s defense contractor Saab has signed a contract with Australia’s ASC for the supply of an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four Royal Australian Navy Collins class submarines. As informed, the contract value is AUD 24.2 million (around USD 19 million). “Saab Australia carried out design, software and hardware development […]

  • 25 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    GE’s Power Conversion business has started fitting the latest generation of Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ships WAVE KNIGHT and WAVE RULER. The technology will extend the life and versatility of the IPMS fitted to the two ships, helping the RFA to maintain essential at-sea supply capabilities vital for […]

  • 18 January 2013

    During the reporting period of 09 – 16 January 2013 there were no piracy related incidents in the High Risk Area (HRA). The last of the hostages from the MV Orna have been released. The ship was pirated in Dec 2010 and freed in Oct 2012. However, a number of crew members had been kept […]