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  • 21 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently won the contract for the life-prolonging maintenance and refit project of the Royal Netherlands Navy torpedo ship Zr Ms Mercuur. The ship, originally built at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in 1987, will be refitted in order to make her suitable for a range of new tasks and assignments. The […]

  • 23 June 2011

      On Thursday 16 June, during a patrol for the Frontex border control operation in the Mediterranean, naval ship HNLMS Mercuur intercepted 400 kilos of cannabis. The two crew members of the boat, who threw the drugs overboard, were arrested by the Spanish authorities. HNLMS Mercuur spotted the suspect boat during a patrol. The boat […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Dutch submarine HNLMS Bruinvis and the German U 31 fired exercise torpedoes at each other on May 29. The submarines had been exercising together for the last two days, supported by the Dutch torpedo training ship HNLMS Mercuur.   Firing torpedoes The exercise had been organised at short notice after it appeared that both […]

  • 16 April 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) wrapped up historical ordinance disposal operations (HODOPS) with the French Navy entering Saint Malo, France, for a port visit on April 15. During the HODOPS, SNMCMG1 surveyed more than 90 square kilometers in Dieppe Bight, on the French side of the English Channel. According to NATO […]

  • 30 January 2018

    Ships from NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group One (SNMCMG1) under command of Commander Peter Ramboer of the Belgian Navy arrived in Hull, UK on January 26. The group made a routine port visit to Hull as part of their annual schedule of operations. While in Hull, officers made courtesy calls with local authorities, […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships deployed to NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) worked with the the Royal Norwegian Navy recently to locate WWII ordnance in the waters of Oslo Fjord. The group detected a total of 23 mines from and four torpedoes over the last two weeks. Conducting mine identification and neutralization in the freezing waters […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Estonian-hosted mine warfare drill Open Spirit concluded in the Baltic Sea on May 25. The two-week multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation took place in two main areas – around Tallin, and around the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumma. In addition to ships from Baltic states’ navies, the exercise was joined by ships […]

  • 9 July 2014

    The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate Zr. Ms. Evertsen escorted a Russian warship through Dutch waters on Sunday, July 6.   According to social media, the Udaloy class Russian destroyer Admiral Levchenko was en route to her home port Severomorsk from the Mediterranean. Zr. Ms. Evertsen was given the task to intercept and receive the destroyer […]

  • 25 July 2018

    Belgian Navy command and support ship BNS Godetia assumed the role of NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) flagship on July 22, taking over from Dutch submarine support ship HNLMS Mercuur (A900). Despite having 780,000 nautical miles on the clock, Godetia brings a wealth of capabilities to the group. The ship will contribute to the […]

  • 10 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Netherlands Navy launched the first modified Walrus class submarine, the Zr. Ms. Zeeleeuw, on December 3. The launch marks a milestone in the Life Extension Program (LEP) of the Walrus class submarines with the first one now ready to be commissioned. Zr.Ms. Zeeleeuw has undergone modification and modernization works which were performed by […]

  • 3 June 2014

    UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond attended an international security summit and met HMS Echo’s ship’s company during a visit to Singapore at the weekend.   The Defence Secretary attended the 13th International Institute for Strategic Studies Asia security summit in Singapore, which provides a forum for dialogue to foster regional security co-operation. He met with […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Training & Education

    On 28 Jun, a promotion ceremony for Defence Executive Officers (DXO) was held at the MINDEF Auditorium. The Guest of Honour for the event was the Permanent Secretary for Defence, Mr Chiang Chie Foo. 16 DXOs from the Navy who was recognized at the ceremony. Ms Aveline Chiok, Staff Officer (Publicity) in the Navy Recruitment […]

  • 21 December 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Dutch system integrator Alewijnse Marine said it has opened a new service and maintenance facility in the port of Den Helder to support its activities at the Dutch Royal Naval dockyard and Damen Shipyards Den Helder. The company said this new facility will allow it to deliver its expertise in all types of electrical systems more […]

  • 21 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    German Navy’s Frankenthal-class mine hunter FGS Bad Bevensen is scheduled to depart its Kiel homeport on February 25 to join the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 1 (SNMCMG1). The minehunter will spend the next five months operating in the North and Baltic Seas. FGS Bad Bevensen will be under the command of Corvette Captain […]

  • 15 November 2016

    Three Dutch warships sunk off the coast of Indonesia in 1942 have disappeared from the seabed of the Java Sea, Dutch defense ministry has noted. The ministry said the cause of the disappearance was unknown. The wrecks of Hr. Ms. De Ruyter and Hr. Ms. Java seem to be completely gone while Hr. Ms. Kortenaer is […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The cabinet of the Dutch government has submitted a D-letter to the parliament to begin the construction of the combat support ship (CSS) Zr.Ms. Den Helder, shipbuilder Damen said. The D-letter, part of the Defense Materiel Process (DMP), is the conclusive letter announcing the procurement decision for a large military project. With this new ship, […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Industry news

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare and Member for Newcastle Sharon Grierson today announced more work and more jobs for the Hunter on the new Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) Project. When the Air Warfare Destroyer project began in 2009, Hunter company Forgacs were contracted to build 29 steel blocks. This has now increased to 40 […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Training & Education

    The commander of Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC), kicked off the opening ceremony of the 13th annual Asia-Pacific Submarine Conference (APSC) July 22 at the Mercure Hotel in Yokosuka, Japan. The U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) co-hosted the event July 21-24 to enhance regional cooperation and develop relationships among Asia-Pacific […]

  • 8 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

      ZTEC Instruments today announced that Lockheed Martin and Textron Systems AAI Corp selected the ZT4628 oscilloscope and ZT8442 RF/IF digitizerrespectively for the US Navy’s electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS) to test military aircraft on naval aircraft carriers and shore-based depots. Under the eCASS program, the Navy will replace approximately 600 ship- and land-based […]

  • 27 September 2011

      191 personnel from HMAS Parramatta farewelled family and friends as they set sail for a six month deployment to the Middle East Area of Operations today. The ship’s company will spend Christmas patrolling more than 2.5 million square miles of international waters as part of Combined Maritime Forces. Parramatta will provide essential naval support […]

  • 21 May 2015

    The Royal Netherlands Navy intercepted a shipment of 6,000 kilos of marijuana in the Caribbean Sea. After a suspicious fishing vessel was spotted in the Caribbean by a USCG patrol aircraft, the Navy sent its patrol vessel Zr.Ms. Zeeland to conduct a routine inspection. Shortly after, the large amount of marijuana was found aboard the vessel […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    This April the Canadian Armed Forces and Parks Canada teamed up with Seabotix to investigate the HMS Breadalbane, the world’s northernmost shipwreck located in the Canadian High Arctic.   In 1853 the HMS Breadalbane was part of the rescue mission for Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition but was crushed by ice and sank in […]

  • 7 March 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    UK’s defense procurement minister Guto Bebb on March 6 informed MPs that the UK defense ministry received the treasury approval to award a construction contract for the Royal Navy’s seventh Astute-class submarine. Negotiations are still ongoing, it was noted, and the new contingent liabilities associated with the Astute boat 7 “whole boat” contract will come into […]

  • 17 January 2018

    The Belgian Navy is now in charge of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) after taking over from the Latvian Navy in a ceremony on January 15. Commander Peter Ramboer of the Belgian Navy relieved Latvian Commander Gvido Laudups in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Commander Laudups has led the group throughout the second half of 2017 […]

  • 12 May 2014
    Training & Education

    FGS Brandenburg, the Flagship of EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta has conducted a port visit to the port of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. The visit coincided with the worldwide Europe Day Celebrations celebrated on the anniversary of the Schuman declaration in 1950.   Several events took place during the visit. On 6 […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingals Industries authenticated the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) on Friday, April 12. Ship’s Co-sponsors Shana McCool and Kate Oja declared the keel to be “truly and fairly laid.” LPD 29 is the first US Navy ship named in honor of Richard M. […]

  • 16 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Rear Admiral Duncan Potts, Commander United Kingdom Maritime Force, presented WO1 AWT Nick Payne MBE, Executive Warrant Officer (EWO) in HMS Montrose with the clasp to his Long Service and Good Conduct medal – marking 30 years of unblemished, dedicated service. Seaman Radar Nicholas John Payne joined the Royal Navy in September 1982 at the […]

  • 6 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP, visited the Royal Navy’s Flagship HMS Bulwark at sea on August 2 in Weymouth Bay during the ship’s operational duties as the afloat Command And Control Headquarters in support of the maritime policing and security mission at the Olympic Sailing venue. The Defence […]

  • 26 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ms Sharon Claydon, MP, Federal Member for Newcastle, has visited Australia’s sailors, soldiers and airmen (and women) in Hawaii for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. The MP linked up with Defence as part of the Australian Defence Force Parliamentary Program (ADFPP). The program is a two way exchange in which MPs from the […]