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  • 5 August 2019

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster escorted a Chinese Type 052C destroyer through the English Channel as it was returning from Russia’s annual Navy Days event in St Petersburg. Fresh from a five-month patrol with NATO in the waters of northern Europe, Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster was activated to monitor the progress of the destroyer Xian. The […]

  • 3 March 2011

      Russia estimates a contract with France on the construction of four Mistral class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy to be worth at le…   (en.rian) [mappress] Source: en.rian,March 3, 2011;

  • 23 September 2011
    Industry news

    A Russian strategic submarine received light damage to its outer hull when a fishing vessel rammed into it early on Thursday, a Pacific…   (rian) [mappress] Source: rian, September 23, 2011

  • 14 September 2011

      A Russian task force from the Northern Fleet led by the destroyer Severomorsk has concluded its anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden and… (rian) [mappress] Source: rian, September 14, 2011;

  • 18 April 2011
    Industry news

    St. Petersburg’s Severnaya Verf shipyard floated out a new corvette for the Russian Navy featuring stealth technology on Friday… By Alexei Danichev (rian) [mappress] Source: rian, April 18, 2011; rian

  • 15 September 2011
    Industry news

      Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation said on Wednesday it has signed a contract with the Defense Ministry on the construction of another… (rian) [mappress] Source: rian, September 15, 2011;

  • 26 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Iran launched a large-scale 10-day naval exercise on Saturday in an area stretching from the east of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian…   (rian) [mappress] Source: rian, December 26, 2011

  • 14 April 2011
    Industry news

      France and Russia have agreed that the Mistral-class helicopter carriers France will build for Russia will be fully equipped with the commun… (rian) [mappress] Source: rian, April 14, 2011;

  • 19 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval Reserves from HMS Flying Fox and Bristol’s University Royal Navy Unit HMS Dasher have recently conducted combined sea training in the Bristol Channel. Lieutenant Ian Woodward RNR, a commissioned officer in Bristol’s Royal Naval Reserve Unit, HMS Flying Fox, has spent some time on board HMS Dasher alongside Bristol students who are part […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK defence company BAE Systems announced on February 23 that Ian King, chief executive, BAE Systems plc, will retire in June this year. The company board confirmed today that Charles Woodburn, currently chief operating officer, will be appointed as Chief Executive from 1 July 2017. Until that time, Ian and Charles will continue in their […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Training & Education

    A team of Royal Navy Divers and bomb disposal experts based at Horsea Island paid a visit to the Diving Museum in Gosport recently to thank them for the loan of historic diving kit used by the Royal Navy in the Great South Run and hand over a £400 donation to the museum’s charity. Chief […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Keel of corvette Gromky for Pacific Fleet (PF) was laid down at JSC Amur Shipyard which is the largest shipbuilding plant at the Russia’s..   ( rusnavy ) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, April 24, 2012; Image: rian  

  • 12 March 2019

    The 67-meter-long Argentine Coast Guard vessel Mantilla fired several shots at Chinese fishing vessel Hua Xiang 801 which was caught fishing illegally in Argentine’s exclusive economic zone on March 1.  As informed by the coast guard, the fire was opened after the fishing vessel failed to respond to attempts to establish radio contact and performed […]

  • 7 July 2011

      The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers could be axed because of cash shortfalls, a damning report warns today… By Ian Druri (dailymail) [mappress] Source: dailymail, July 7, 2011;

  • 26 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) will be taking part in the U.S. Navy-organized international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), with a yet to be determined number of units. Wu Qian, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman confirmed this at a regular briefing despite of recently heightened tensions between the U.S. and China over the South […]

  • 8 March 2011
    Industry news

      The Conservative government is slamming the door shut on a British proposal that the two countries work together in building new warships… By Ian Fairclough (thechronicleherald) [mappress] Source: thechronicleherald, March 8, 2011;

  • 19 May 2015

    The U.S. Navy held a keel laying ceremony for the Virginia-class submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Indiana (SSN 789) at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Newport News Shipbuilding, May 16. The initials of the submarine’s sponsor, Diane Donald, were welded onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine. Donald is the wife of retired […]

  • 13 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Armed Forces of Malta awarded the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri a contract for upgrade works on their offshore patrol vessel P61. The P61 was built by Fincantieri ten years ago based on the design of Italian Coast Guard’s Diciotti-class patrol boat. The contract was signed by Brigadier Jeffrey Curmi, Commander of the Armed Forces of […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Industry news

    Alabama-based shipbuilder Austal christened the US Navy’s fourth Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) Fall River in Mobile, Al. on January 11th, 2014. The Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, said that the Fall River represents the physical embodiment of the city of Fall River’s patriotic spirit. Mrs. Diane Bemus Patrick, the ship’s sponsor, also attended […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, currently under construction at Rosyth, Scotland, welcomed a royal visitor as The Prince of Wales, also known as The Duke of Rothesay, visited the ship for the first time June 21. The Prince of Wales gave the royal seal of approval as he signaled for the final structural […]

  • 14 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Two employees from BMT Defence Services and BMT ARGOSS, subsidiaries of BMT Group Ltd, are set to embark on a challenging journey which will see them make an epic motorcycle ride from Bath, UK to Gdansk in Poland. With the trip fully funded by the two riders, all donations and sponsorship raised will go directly […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Industry news

    The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., May 20. Mrs. Diane Patrick, the First Lady of Massachusetts and ship sponsor, served as the keel authenticator. “The keel laying is a major milestone in bringing a ship to life,” […]

  • 22 December 2017

    UK Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has been floated and moved to her fitting-out berth at Rosyth, the navy informed. In an overnight operation, sluices were opened and water gradually filled the dry dock, specially enlarged for the 65,000-tonne warship and her older sister HMS Queen Elizabeth. The next step is […]

  • 24 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On Tuesday 21 Feb The Lord Tuiakano, Prime Minister of Tonga, visited the London based Royal Naval Reservist Unit HMS President to present Volunteer Reserves Service Medals (VRSM) and clasps to naval reservists. There were 4 VRSM Medal or Clasp recipients ranging in rank from Able Rate to Lieutenant Commander they were: Lieutenant Commander David […]

  • 12 June 2014

    The Royal UK Navy has been praised for its efforts in tackling floods which hit the town of Romsey in February.   Romsey Town Council held an official reception last week for some of the Portsmouth-based sailors at the town hall as a token of its appreciation. Fifty Navy personnel were deployed to Romsey for […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet (USPACFLT), Admiral (ADM) Cecil D. Haney, called on Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen at the Ministry of Defence this afternoon. ADM Haney, who is in Singapore from 18 to 21 Mar 2012 for his introductory visit, also called on Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Neo […]

  • 12 November 2015

    BAE Systems, a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company, in an update on its business announced a “further headcount reductions” at its Australian shipyard. Despite Australia’s intention to launch a naval shipbuilding strategy, BAE Systems said that “it is unclear whether this initiative will be sufficient to provide for the viability of the Williamstown, Melbourne shipyard.” With no near-term prospect […]

  • 5 August 2011

    Radiation leak occurred in nuclear-powered submarine moored in Dalian, northeast China on July 29, reports information portal referring to a source in People’s Liberation Army of China. Beijing has not given official confirmation so far. The accident happened during installation of new electronic equipment in one of the sub’s compartments. Chinese military blocked the accident […]

  • 8 September 2014

    USS Connecticut (SSN 22) bid farewell to their commanding officer, Cmdr. Ian Johnson, during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum, Sept. 5.   With the traditional reading of orders and a motivational battle cry “Hooyah Two Two” from the Sailors he commanded, Johnson turned over his boat and crew to Cmdr. […]