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  • 7 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy commissioned its fourth Viana do Castelo-class Offshore Patrol Vessel – the NRP Setúbal – in a February 6 baptism ceremony at the West Seas shipyards, in Viana do Castelo. The ceremony was attended by the Portuguese defense minister João Gomes Cravinho and the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral António Mendes […]

  • 22 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy’s newest Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel – the NRP Sines – was commissioned in a ceremony at the West Sea Shipyards on July 20. NRP Sines enters service after being launched in May 2017 and completing sea trials a year later, in late May 2018. Portuguese prime minister António Costa, who was the […]

  • 31 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy received its fourth Viana do Castello-class offshore patrol vessel in a ceremony at the West Sea Shipyards, in Viana do Castelo, on December 28. NRP Setúbal, as the vessel is named, was launched in September 2017 and joins sister ships NRP Viana do Castelo, NRP Figueira da Foz and NRP Sines. Setúbal is […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Portuguese West Sea Shipyards on May 3 launched NRP Sines, the Portuguese Navy’s third Viana Do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV). The shipbuilder said the vessel is set to join the navy by June 2018 and take the place of one of the four decommissioned Baptista de Andrade-class corvettes. NRP Sines is the first vessel in the class […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    NRP Setúbal, the Portuguese Navy’s fourth Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel, arrived at its homeport at Lisboa Naval Base on March 9. The ship arrived at the homeport after entering service in a ceremony at the West Seas shipyards in Viana do Castelo early February. The ship and crew are now scheduled to start […]

  • 15 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    NRP Setubal, the fourth Portuguese Navy Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), was launched on September 13 at West Sea Shipyards. The vessel is expected to join the navy by June 2018 replacing one of the remaining Baptista de Andrade or João Coutinho-class corvettes. West Sea Shipyards was contracted to build vessels number three and […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Future NRP Sines, the Portuguese Navy’s third Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessel, has completed its sea trials. The latest phase of sea trials took place between May 28 and 30 and was completed successfully, the navy said. The vessel is set to join the navy in July this year, commanded by Portuguese Navy Captain-Lieutenant Monica […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Portuguese Navy’s newest-commissioned offshore patrol vessel NRP Sines has arrived at her homeport at Lisboa naval base for the first time. Sines and her crew arrived on August 4, and will soon start operational training (Plano de Treino Operacional in Portuguese). Though the ship officially entered service at the West Sea Shipyards site on […]

  • 10 October 2017

    The lead ship of the Portuguese Navy Viana do Castelo-class offshore patrol vessels joined the European frontier and coast guard agency Frontex arriving at the Italian port of Catania on Monday. NRP Viana do Castelo will be contributing to the control and surveillance of maritime borders in addition to standing ready for the rescue of migrants at […]

  • 13 December 2018

    The Portuguese Navy’s new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) NRP Setúbal has completed sea trials. As explained, the trials were designed to test the ship in extreme operational conditions. They consisted of actions that evaluated the behavior and maneuver in the sea, the response of the propulsion and electrical systems, as well as the respective automation […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Naval forces rescued more than 1,500 North African migrants over the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, according to the Italian Navy. The Portuguese Navy’s Offshore patrol vessel Viana do Castelo conducted its first rescue operations as part of the EU Operation Triton, which was launched on November 1. All rescued migrants were transferred to ITS San Giorgio on […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly AM MP announced  on May 7 the release of the Group Maintenance Contract Request for Tender for the Australian Navy’s Adelaide Class frigate (FFG) fleet. “This is the second of the grouped-asset, long-term, performance-based contracts for the repair and maintenance of the Navy’s major surface ships,” Dr […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participated in DC Olympics – a practical training competition between the ship’s 10 repair lockers, Air Department’s crash and salvage team, and its hangar bay firefighting team – during underway operations, March 16. Events ranging from hose-handling and phone talking, to dewatering and shoring, […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

          Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, led by Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup, trained with ships from the Danish Task Group (DATG) in waters of Kattegat on Tuesday. The SNMG1 is on a routine maritime situational awareness patrol for NATO in the North sea and the Baltic Sea. In addition […]

  • 28 April 2020

    The US Department of Defense has officially released three unclassified navy videos showing “unidentified” aerial phenomena. The videos, one taken in November 2004 and the other two in January 2015, have been circulating in the public domain after unauthorized releases in 2007 and 2017. The short videos, each showing an unidentified flying object (UFO), are […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Training & Education

    A group of 38 civilian leaders in education, business, industry and local governments from across the country visited the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) as part of the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), July 24. The purpose of the JCOC program is to increase public understanding of national […]

  • 13 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) held a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship, Nov. 9. The cremated remains of two Navy veterans, David L. Miller and Jerome A. Seward, were committed to rest in the Mediterranean Sea. The ceremony opened with remarks […]

  • 13 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Defense Department is doing all it can to minimize the effects of sequestration spending cuts, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a “think tank” audience at Washington yesterday. “We’re doing everything we can to manage our way through this very difficult and abrupt circumstance,” Carter said at the Center for a New American […]

  • 21 October 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    With an order book of over $3 billion, Austal is the only Australian company to make it into the top 100 defence companies in the world. Operating shipyards in Australia, U.S. and the Philippines, the company constructs ships for both the defence and commercial sector. Defence is at the company’s core, however, with over 80 percent of […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy Information Operations Command (NIOC), stationed at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., went underway April 27 to May 9, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) to experience ship life.   For many of these Sailors, the underway period was their first experience aboard a ship. “We are trying […]

  • 7 May 2018

    The US Department of Defense has officially offered to host the proposed NATO Joint Force Command for the Atlantic at its naval facilities in Norfolk, Virginia. The new JFC-Norfolk will ensure that NATO can successfully conduct operations across the full spectrum of Alliance missions in the trans-Atlantic region in the northern Atlantic, the US DoD […]

  • 8 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 14 held its annual Killed in Action Memorial Ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 4. In 2004, seven Seabees of NMCB-14 were killed and 33 were injured in two attacks in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, while in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “Their loved ones certainly served in a […]

  • 2 April 2020

    Apart from the two hospital ships sent to New York and Los Angeles, the US Navy is also deploying a large expeditionary medical unit from Jacksonville, Florida to fight the spread of COVID-19. The unit will be split between Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and New Orleans to expand medical capability. They will receive and treat non-COVID-19 […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Equipment & technology

    Partrac Ltd has recently completed a survey to demonstrate its particle tracing technology for aiding the management of contaminated sediments. This was for the SPAWAR (Space and Naval Warfare) Systems Centre Pacific in San Diego. The study is being undertaken under a grant funded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) ESTCP programme. This is […]

  • 13 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Recapitalization of the fleet is the top priority to boost the US sealift capability and reverse declines in the US-flagged commercial fleet and shipbuilding and repair industry, according to the US Maritime Administration (MARAD). MARAD operates the vessels that are part of U.S. Transportation Command. They include government-owned ships, US-flagged commercial vessels, and intermodal systems. […]

  • 7 January 2013
    Industry news

    President Barack Obama signed the $633 billion fiscal 2013 National Defense Authorization Act into law yesterday. The legislation, which cleared Congress last month, authorizes the department to act in any number of instances. “There are certain things that cannot be done without [the authorization act],” said a senior defense official speaking on background. The act […]

  • 31 January 2013
    Industry news

    General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Defence worth up to a USD 7.2 million. GDEB will provide Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department tasks in support of operational submarines at Naval Submarine Support Facility and Naval Submarine base New London. This work will be performed in New London, Conn., […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Commander of U.S. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 4 Rear Adm. Richard W. Butler visited the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) while the ship was underway for the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group’s (ARG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX), July 28. During the course of his visit, crew members provided Butler a thorough tour […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The first section of a new submarine for the Brazilian Navy has been transferred from the pre-outfitting site UFEM (Unidade de Fabricação de Estruturas Metálicas) to the Itaguaí Naval Complex on the Bay of Sepetiba where the boat will be launched once all hull sections are joined together. Future BNS Humaitá (S 41) will be the […]