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  • 22 February 2012
    Industry news

    Designers of JSC Sevmash shipyard are resolving complex technical issues when working on Project 11430 aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya being modernized for Indian Navy, reports the shipyard’s press service. For Sevmash, INS Vikramaditya is one of the major projects to be completed in 2012. Main weapon of the carrier are deck-based fighters MiG-29K/KUB and helicopters […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The fifth of Britain’s Type 45 destroyers is ‘tuned to optimum performance’ after completing her second period of sea trials off Scotland. HMS Defender spent nearly a month off the Scottish coast testing her combat systems and sensors ahead of her impending handover to the Royal Navy. HMS Defender is now in the final weeks […]

  • 27 May 2014

    HMS Sutherland prepares to enter the water for the first time in six months as her refit approaches a major milestone.   The frigate has been out of action since October – and out of the water since the following month – while undergoing an 11-month revamp in her home base of Devonport. That revamp […]

  • 30 August 2012

    The workforce in the Hunter for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Project has now hit almost 700 across Forgacs’ two Newcastle facilities in Tomago and Carrington. Three AWDs are being built for the Australian Navy. Construction of the AWDs involves the fabrication of 90 separate steel blocks, 30 for each ship, as well as three […]

  • 20 January 2015

    Italian Navy’s Cassiopea class patrol boats Libra P 402 rescued almost 500 migrants on Thursday night, January 15. As part of the Frontex Triton operation, the vessel encountered two boats carrying migrants 60 nautical miles off Tripoli. The boats were carrying 111 and 175 migrants respectively. Once they were rescued by a port authority vessel, the migrants boarded […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Navy frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) is scheduled to return from its final deployment, where it operated in the U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command / U.S. 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR) Dec. 12. Upon return the ship will begin to make preparations for decommissioning after 30 years of service. During this final deployment, […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Russell (DDG 59) is currently nearing completion of an $80 million Extended Dry Dock Selective Restrictive Availability (EDSRA) in San Diego, California. A significant part of the EDSRA consisted of livability improvements to the galley and berthings.   In addition to the upgraded galley, four of Russell’s seven berthing areas were completely gutted and […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on board the US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) has neared the 600-mark, the navy revealed. As of April 12, 92 percent of the USS Theodore Roosevelt crewmembers had been tested for COVID-19, with 585 positive and 3,724 negative results, navy officials said. Additionally, 3,967 sailors […]

  • 28 February 2014

    The crew of Canadian Navy’s ship (HMCS) Toronto arrived home in Halifax on Thursday, February 27, reuniting with family and friends after more than seven months deployed in the Arabian Sea.   This represents one of the longest naval deployments of a single hull in recent history. HMCS Toronto spent 375 days away from home […]

  • 7 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Almost 400 people have been rescued so far from a vessel which sank off Libya while attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea with an estimated 600 refugees and migrants on board, the UN refugee agency says. UNHCR added that the bodies of a further 25 people had been recovered, but dozens more were still missing […]

  • 10 October 2011

      Placement of State Defense Order 2012 has been almost completed, said Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov on Sept 7 in the interview to Komsomolskaya Pravda. “Defense order 2012 has been almost placed. Out of 580 bln, somewhat 20 bln remained”, said the minister. The matter of State Defense Order 2012 attracts particular attention in […]

  • 29 January 2019

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) seized close to 5 tons of narcotics from a stateless vessel in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden on January 24. Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team conducted a flag verification boarding and seized 4,700 kilograms of hashish in the process. This is […]

  • 31 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy formally decommissioned Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Miami (SSN 755), on March 28, during an indoor ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.   Past and present crew members, their families and other invited guests attended the event. “Admiral, the watch is secured,” reported Miami’s skipper Cmdr. Rolf Spelker to Submarine […]

  • 26 October 2017

    A US Coast Guard cutter offloaded close to 3 tons of cocaine in San Diego, California, on October 25. Offloaded by the crew of US Coast Guard cutter Active, the seized drugs were the result of multiple interdictions conducted by multiple Coast Guard crews in the Eastern Pacific Ocean from mid-September through early October. The […]

  • 12 October 2015

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London from a regularly scheduled deployment on Friday, Oct. 9. Under the command of Cmdr. Tony Grayson, Providence returned from the Central Command (CENTCOM) and European Command (EUCOM) Areas of Responsibility (AOR) where the crew executed […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Former Yugoslavian Navy command ship ‘Vis’ was scuttled last week some 250 off the Croatian coast, with two men still on board, in the Kvarner Bay to make an artificial reef for scuba diving. Croatian media amply reported about the “first intentional scuttling” in the country’s history. However, it took the video editors some time […]

  • 11 June 2019

    A Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber was discovered in the English Channel 75 years after its pilot was forced to ditch during World War 2. The Fleet Air Arm bomber has been found largely intact and is now being recovered in sections. The wreck was uncovered by engineers working for the UK National Grid who are […]

  • 19 June 2017

    The remains of all seven USS Fitzgerald sailors previously reported missing were found in the ship’s flooded berthing compartments on June 18. The compartments were flooded in a collision between USS Fitzgerald and Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal southwest of Yokosuka, Japan.. The collision was so severe that it could have sank the destroyer if it […]

  • 22 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

    It is almost totally silent, radiates virtually no heat and is constructed entirely from non-magnetic metals… (cnn) [mappress] Source: cnn, February 22, 2011

  • 26 April 2011

    The Defence Council yesterday approved a navy plan to buy six second-hand submarines from Germany for almost 8 billion baht… (bangkokpost) [mappress] Source: bangkokpost, April 26, 2011

  • 15 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      They are the two ships no one wanted, almost constantly embroiled in one dispute or another for the past 25 years. The two Navy behemoths ha… By Scott Harper (hamptonroads) [mappress] Source: hamptonroads, July 15, 2011;  

  • 12 October 2018

    Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) has become the first US Navy ship to visit Israeli port of Ashdod in nineteen years. USS Ross arrived in Ashdod on October 8, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. As other navy ships usually call the port of Haifa when visiting the country, the recent visit may […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Industry news

      China has almost completed remodeling work on the Varyag, a defunct Soviet-era carrier it purchased from Ukraine in 1998 for a reported… (chosun) [mappress] Source: chosun, July 19, 2011;

  • 22 May 2011

      After almost two years in dry dock, the Norfolk-based aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt is scheduled to be moved today to a pierside locat… By Bill Bartel (hamptonroads) [mappress] Source: hamptonroads, May 22, 2011;

  • 9 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aussie Hero Quilts, a group of dedicated volunteers that makes quilts and laundry bags for Australian Defense Force personnel, has sent a number of handmade quilts and laundry bags to the ship and crew of HMAS Newcastle. Aussie Hero Quilts have been providing Navy personnel with quilts and laundry bags for more than five years now. […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Latest photos of the stricken frigate HNoMS Helge Ingstad shared by the Royal Norwegian Navy on Tuesday reveal that the frigate is now almost completely underwater. In a social media update in the early morning hours of Tuesday, the navy said unexpected events “complicated” plans for the salvage operation. The navy subsequently shared photos which […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy embarked the ballistic missile defense (BMD) destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) June 24 for a four-week summer training experience.   The 17 embarked Midshipmen included three members of the Naval Academy Class of 2015, and 14 members of the Class of 2017. Due to Porter’s underway schedule, they […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The undertaking would cost almost three times as much as it cost to buy the ship in 2000.

  • 15 March 2017

    Royal Navy’s amphibious assault ship HMS Albion welcomed her new captain on March 14 at HM Naval Base Devonport. Captain Tim Neild assumed command as the warship is preparing to move from a docks basin to the river in Plymouth. HMS Albion recently welcomed aboard her first sailors and marines in almost six years as […]