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  • 20 May 2020

    Naval Today delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business. This includes news and updates on operations, vessels, equipment, research, companies and the authorities dominating the naval industry. From breaking news, technological advances to operations, Naval Today’s experienced and well-respected team of editors, columnists and correspondents will keep you well informed. […]

  • 9 June 2011
    Authorities

      The Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, met with Navy personnel leadership to discuss force balance and the upcoming Enlisted Retention Board which convenes Aug. 22. The chief of naval personnel (CNP) began his briefing by commending the officers, enlisted detailers, enlisted community managers and Navy Personnel Command support personnel for their […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    French Defense Minister Yves Le Drian has affirmed that France would find buyers for their two Mistral-class ships. Russian military-technical cooperation sector has confirmed to TASS that they will start dismantling Russian technology from the French ships on Monday. Originally meant for Russia, the two Mistral-class vessels were built by STX France in Saint-Nazaire. France, however, suspended the delivery […]

  • 5 August 2013
    Authorities

    On Friday 2 August, Commodore George Novo Palma, who is the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, went on board Swedish warship, HSwMS Carlskrona, to meet the Commanding Officer, Commander Mathias Jansson, and to bid farewell to his crew, as the Swedish warship is nearing the end of her deployment with Operation Atalanta. HSwMS […]

  • 19 October 2012
    Industry news

    Russia will receive about 30 nuclear- and diesel-powered icebreakers by 2030, said Deputy Minister of Transport Viktor Olersky… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 19, 2012; Image: Wdict

  • 16 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NUSHIP Adelaide personnel are taking advantage of the opportunity to searide in HMAS Canberra to start learning more about the Landing Helicopter Dock. Adelaide is currently at BAE Systems dockyard in Williamstown, Victoria, while the communications and combat system fit out is completed. Adelaide’s Deputy Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Dayong Bao said that seariding […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Authorities

    The US Department of Defence on November 24th, 2014,  issued the following statement by the US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, regarding his resignation. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that this morning, President Obama accepted my letter of resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve as secretary of defense until my […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Training & Education

    About 60 Ukrainian warships remain stationed in Crimea, while 13 were pulled out by Russian tugboats to neutral waters where Ukraine took command of them, according to the RIA Novosti.   Russian and Ukrainian armed forces earlier agreed on withdrawal of Ukrainian ships from Crimea. Among Ukrainian Navy ships that left Sevastopol earlier this month […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Staff and cadets from Australian Navy Cadet units Australia, Hawkesbury and Sirius joined HMAS Melbourne in December for a day of fun and education about life at sea. The aim of the day was to provide an experience of a warship environment and let the cadets participate in activities to give insight into a career […]

  • 6 November 2015
    Authorities

    US Defense Secretary Ash Carter toured the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the South China Sea yesterday and expressed concern about China’s activities in those waters. Carter said the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier’s presence is a “symbol and a sign of the critical role the United States’ military power plays in what is a very consequential region […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Between Friday and Sunday, the Italian Navy ships have been involved in numerous rescue operations during which they rescued almost 4,000 migrants.   In the multiple operations of assistance to vessels coming from the North African coast several dead bodies were recovered. The patrol boat Sirio rescued 73 immigrants from a boat in distress on Saturday night, […]

  • 31 January 2013

    Portsmouth-based Royal Navy minehunter HMS Cattistock sails on Monday (4 February) for a four-month NATO mission in the Mediterranean. She will be working as part of a permanent multinational maritime force in the area called the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2). Ships from allied nations work together throughout the year defending sea […]

  • 15 April 2014

    Crewmembers from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Legare are going to offload approximately 3,300 kilograms of cocaine today at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach.   The cocaine haul is a result of two separate drug interdictions and has an estimated wholesale value of $110 million. USCGC Legare (WMEC-912) is a United States Coast […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy personnel posted to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida with NUSQN 725 have recently been learning the ‘ins and outs’ of both the MK-54 Torpedo and the AGM-114 Hellfire Missile. The 10 person team has spent two weeks covering all aspects of the latest in Air Launched Torpedoes (ALT) technology including banding […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll is due to leave Plymouth on Monday (18 February) on its latest deployment, conducting operations across the Atlantic. The ship’s departure is scheduled just after 1pm.  HMS Argyll is scheduled to undertake a range of tasks across the Atlantic in support of British interests worldwide. Its tasking will be […]

  • 15 November 2012
    Industry news

    New Project 22350 frigate will be laid down in the nearest time at JSC Severnaya Verf shipyard, a source in Russian… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 15, 2012; Image: flot

  • 9 May 2012
    Training & Education

    With the high cost of the summer vacation season right around the corner, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) leaders remind Sailors to be wary of predatory lending practices. According to Holly Petraeus, assistant director of the CFPB Office of Service Member Affairs, the number of service members affected by predatory lending acts is hard to […]

  • 21 March 2014

    On March 15, a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment aboard her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Glace Bay, assigned to Joint Interagency Task Force South, patrolling the Caribbean Sea, identified the King Gold, a Panamanian-flagged fishing vessel suspected of smuggling drugs. The LEDET boarded the vessel, but did not find contraband onboard.   The 70-foot […]

  • 17 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Three Member States gathered under the framework of the European Defence Agency to launch a project aimed at developing European navies’ knowledge of marine mammals activity while mitigating the adverse effect of military operations on these species. The formal signature of a technical agreement is expected for the 2nd semester of 2015. With a planned […]

  • 5 March 2012
    Authorities

      Kyrgyzstan’s claims about leasing of Russian air base in Kant are groundless because Bishkek has no reasons to demand payment for Russian military assets deployed in Kyrgyzstan, writes Kommersant. According to Russian foreign and defense ministries, Atambayev “made a muddle”. Kyrgyzstani government confirmed that, although laid new claims to Russia, writes Kommersant. Recently accused […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Industry news

      Demand of Russian Navy for Project 22350 Admiral Gorshkov-class frigates in the next 15-20 years will be up to 20 ships, press secretary of Severnaya Verf shipyard Olga Vilde told RIA Novosti on Feb 1. “In the next 15-20 years, Russian Navy will need up to 20 frigates. They will be based on Project […]

  • 16 August 2013
    Industry news

    The 65PB1101 coastal command patrol boat (CCB) departed Port Angeles, Wash., to transit to San Diego, Calif., Aug. 5-11. The boat was manned by a Fleet Integration Team consisting entirely of Navy Reservists. The CCB underwent developmental testing in the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca from April to August 2013. During […]

  • 26 November 2014

    The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) intercepted approximately 875 pounds of cocaine being smuggled aboard a fishing vessel while on patrol in international waters off the coast of Central America. Vandegrift is currently deployed to the 4th Fleet area of operations in […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Industry news

    Indian Navy’s largest Offshore Patrol Vessel INS “Saryu” will be formally commissioned into the Indian Navy by Air Marshal P K Roy, AVSM VM VSM Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command on 21st January 2013. This is the first of the New 105 meter class of Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels indigenously designed in-house and built by […]

  • 17 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Nearly 2,000 San Diego residents and tourists stood in line in order to make their way on board the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) while the vessel was moored at the B Street Pier in downtown San Diego, Feb. 12-13.   The community outreach event, sponsored by Commander, Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Crewmembers aboard the United States Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous are scheduled to offload approximately 1,212 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated wholesale value of approximately $40 million today at Port Everglades in Broward County, Florida. The drugs are the results of two interdictions carried out as part of international Operation Martillo, which is one component […]

  • 16 November 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

    Russian federal budget 2012 provides over RUR 880 bln for arms procurement, modernization and RD works, said Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at the meeting on defense order issues. As for him, it was invested RUR 750 bln for this purpose in 2011 which is 1.5 times larger than in 2009. Considering such significant funds […]

  • 9 September 2014
    Authorities

    Families of Royal UK Navy and civilian personnel based at HMS Gannet came together recently to learn more about the unit’s work.   The annual Families Day is always a fun event, but it does have a more serious note allowing family members to understand more about the work carried out by one of the […]

  • 14 March 2013

    HMS Dragon sails from Portsmouth on Tuesday (March 19) on her maiden deployment, spending seven months on operations in the Middle East. The Type 45 destroyer will police busy shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean conducting maritime security and counter piracy operations. Dragon is the fourth of the Royal Navy’s six new Type 45s. Built […]