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

    BAE Systems and Leonardo are teaming up for the development of new precision-guided munitions for advanced, large caliber weapon systems. The companies are expecting to offer new adaptations of Leonardo’s Vulcano — a family of gun-launched munitions that exceed the performance of currently available precision-guided projectiles — in a variety of gun systems, including the BAE Systems-built Advanced Gun […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Germany’s defense procurement agency BAAINBw has awarded Italian defense technology company Leonardo a contract to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid gun systems for the navy’s five new K130 corvettes. Leonardo says the contract also includes training and spare parts supply. The company also delivered gun systems for integration on the first batch of five corvettes. […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A fire broke out late Sunday aboard the logistic support ship Vulcano which is under construction at Fincantieri’s Mugiano shipyard in La Spezia. According to Italian media reports, the fire broke out around 22:30, local time, and originated in the ship’s engine room. The Italian National Firefighters Corps on Monday said the fire had been brought […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched the bow section of Italian Navy’s new logistic support ship in a March 10 ceremony in Riva Trigoso, Italy. The launched bow section is 94 meters long, 24 meters wide, 16.3 meters high, and weighs about 4.100 tons. It will now be transported by sea to the shipyard in Muggiano (La […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Italian Navy’s LSS logistic support ship Vulcano was launched in a June 22 ceremony at Fincantieri’s Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The ceremony was attended by Italian Minister of Defence, Elisabetta Trenta, the Chief of Defense, General Claudio Graziano, and the Chief of the Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli. Work on the ship started in February, 2016, […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The French defense procurement agency “Direction Générale de l’Armement” (DGA) on January 30 signed a €1.7 billion contract for the procurement of four new Logistic Support Ships (LSS) for the French Navy as part of the country’s FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program. The contract signing comes three months after France joined the LSS program which is led […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) has subcontracted Italian counterpart Fincantieri for the deliveries of forward sections of the French Navy’s future FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) ships. The four ships that are to be built for the French Navy will be based on the Vulcano design Fincantieri is building for the Italian Navy. The forward sections […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony for the Italian Navy’s multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) at its Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on July 12. The approx. 200 meters long LHD will have a maximum speed of 25 knots and will be equipped with a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG). The […]

  • 28 March 2012

    Pacific Fleet (PF) task unit headed by Capt 1 rank Ildar Akhmerov and consisting of large ASW ship Admiral Tributs, replenishment tanker Pechenga, and seagoing tug MB-37 has completed anti-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa and is currently heading for homebase. Through over 3 months of anti-piracy watch in the Gulf of Aden, the […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a keel laying ceremony for the Italian Navy’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD) at its Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on February 20. Construction on the ship started with a steel cutting ceremony on July 12, 2017, and the delivery is expected for 2022. The ship will be named ‘Trieste and is expected […]

  • 5 October 2017

    The Italian Navy’s first multipurpose offshore patrol vessel (PPA) received its gensets after they passed factory acceptance tests in July this year. Following the FAT, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE delivered four MAN 12V175D generating sets to Fincantieri’s Muggiano Shipyard, where the seven vessels (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura – PPA) are being built. MAN has also been […]

  • 26 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    FGS Baden-Württemberg, the lead ship of the German Navy’s F 125 frigates, was delivered to the navy last year and is currently underway, carrying out tests and training. Back in July 2016, Captain at sea Michael Budde, Commander of the German Navy’s 2nd Flotilla, said the Baden Württemberg needs to undergo a “training camp” before she […]

  • 10 June 2020

    Today, the German Navy commissioned Nordrhein-Westfalen (F223), the second of four F125 Baden-Württemberg-class frigates.

  • 18 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    FGS Baden-Württemberg, the lead ship of the German Navy’s new F125 class frigates, officially entered service in a ceremony on June 17. The 149,6-meter ship was commissioned in attendance of German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen, who arrived in Wilhelmshaven just hours after unveiling the next-generation fighter aircraft that will be developed as part […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italy’s Fincantieri and French Naval Group have outlined plans for a possible future joint venture at the Euronaval conference taking place in Paris, France. The latest agreement is the result of a year’s work during which the two sides looked at ways of creating “a more efficient and competitive” European shipbuilding industry and to reinforce […]

  • 25 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Italian Navy’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD) Trieste was launched in a ceremony at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on May 25. The multirole and multipurpose amphibious vessel was launched in the presence of Italian president Sergio Mattarella and the Italian Navy chief Adm. Valter Girardelli, among other high-ranking officials. The LHD is also […]

  • 22 July 2014

    The world’s last remaining flying Avro Vulcan bomber has landed at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton in Somerset.   The aircraft (XH558) will fly as part of RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2014 which takes place this Saturday the 26th July 2014. Avro Vulcan XH558 “The Spirit of Great Britain” is the only airworthy […]

  • 24 April 2012

    The participation of the mighty Avro Vulcan B2 XH558 in Air Day 2012 is an integral part of the show’s commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Falklands Campaign. Only recently pressed into service, the Royal Navy’s Sea Harrier FRS1s spearheaded the strike force sent by the UK armed forces to the South Atlantic region […]

  • 19 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Days after setting sail from South Georgia, Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland reached what is officially known as the most remote populated island on the planet. The South Atlantic island is called Tristan da Cunha and houses the 6,765ft volcano Queen Mary’s Peak. At 38 square miles, the size of Coventry but with a population of just […]

  • 19 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    When Europe’s tallest active volcano erupted on Thursday, March 16, a pair of Royal Navy helicopters, searching for submarines during a NATO exercise, managed to capture the moment on their infrared cameras. After their successful mission to find and hypothetically destroy a Spanish submarine, which was playing the enemy in the exercise, the helicopters from 814 […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A reconnaissance mission flown by a Royal Navy Wildcat over the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat has uncovered nine illegal drug plantations in the island’s forbidden zone. Naval aviators revisited the town of Plymouth on the island, 20 years after it was destroyed by a volcano eruption. Half the island was abandoned back in 1997 when the volcano […]

  • 11 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Divers from ice patrol ship HMS Protector have been exploring beneath the waves in the somewhat chilly conditions of the Antarctic, producing rare images of the sights beneath the polar waters. Whether jumping into the crater of a dormant volcano, inspecting the wrecks of ships or photographing icebergs underwater, the diving team on board the […]

  • 13 July 2012
    Research & Development

    Survey ship HMS Echo has discovered an underwater mountain the size of the Rock of Gibraltar as she sailed through poorly-mapped waters in the Red Sea. The ship came across the huge feature while searching for volcanoes on the seabed – and also located a WW2 wreck off the Libyan coast as her 19-month deployment […]

  • 19 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Royal Navy’s ocean survey ship HMS Scott has shed light on the wonders of the deep as she surveyed the mid-Atlantic, her first mission in nearly two years. Scanning the floor of the Atlantic between the Azores and the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, the hydrographic team on board found a canyon one kilometre deep, a […]

  • 8 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy ships deployed as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18) program arrived in Vanuatu for their deployment’s first port visit. Before entering Port Vila on Wednesday, oiler HMAS Success completed officer of the watch manoeuvres with the Vanuatu Police Force vessel RVS Tokuro. Frigate HMAS Toowoomba arrived in Port Vila shortly after […]

  • 3 September 2014

    Personnel and ships from across the Royal UK Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary gathered in Bournemouth at the weekend to help make the town’s air festival a flyaway success.   Five Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels – Her Majesty’s ships Westminster, Mersey, Smiter and Puncher as well as RFA Argus – […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) Mechanicsburg site recently acquired a M61A1 20mm Gatling gun from Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake, California. The 20mm Vulcan Gatling gun system is used on the F/A-18 Hornet Strike fighter, from the original “A” model aircraft up to the current configured E/F aircraft. The weapon system […]

  • 31 December 2014
    Training & Education

    It may be frosty in the UK for the festive period but for HMS Severn December was spent in the sunshine of the Caribbean as she visited Antigua, Barbados and Montserrat. Her most recent visit was to Montserrat where the patrol vessel anchored in Little Bay while Commanding Officer Lieutenant Commander Steve Banfield met with […]

  • 9 January 2017

    Royal Navy patrol vessel HMS Clyde recently entered the dry dock for her fist dry-docking period in five years. The patrol ship has been almost constantly on duty in and around the Falkland Islands since her last overhaul in 2011. Those patrols have taken their toll of the hull and machinery inside, so the ship […]