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  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has recently completed the installation of the ALPHA (Advanced Lightweight Phased Array) ELM-2258 radar system on the Israeli Navy’s Saar 4.5 missile ship, and has proceeded to operational sea trials. The Israeli Navy is expected to receive two more ALPHA radars by the end of 2017, reaching a total […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces has modified guidance for all U.S. Navy ships in Hampton Roads, Va. Ships currently in port have been directed to remain in port. Ships at sea continue to maneuver to clear the path of the storm. The Navy orders a sortie during potentially extreme weather conditions to reduce the risk of […]

  • 15 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Navy reservists are providing support for Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) teams during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2011, June 5-17. NCAGS teams provide vital information about civilian vessels to maritime commanders and ensure the safety and security of both merchant ships and military units during times of crisis or military action. They also […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Industry news

      The nation’s newest and most-advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, Mississippi (SSN-782), returned to the Electric Boat shipyard today following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials. Mississippi is the ninth ship of the Virginia Class, the most-capable class of attack submarines ever built. Electric Boat is a wholly […]

  • 19 April 2012
    Industry news

    Pre-Commissioning Unit Mississippi (SSN 782), the nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, arrived April 17 at General Dynamics Electric Boat following its successful completion of Alpha and Bravo sea trials. Testing evolutions completed during Alpha sea trials included diving to test depth, conducting an emergency surfacing, and testing the submarine’s propulsion plant and […]

  • 11 September 2018

    After all US Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area were ordered to set Sortie Condition Alpha ahead of Hurricane Florence, they began to sortie on September 10, according to the navy. Yesterday, there were nearly 30 ships preparing to get underway from Naval Station Norfolk and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek as Hurricane Florence […]

  • 10 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    North Dakota Submarine Completes Alpha Sea Trials The US nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.   Austal USA: USS Montgomery Hits Production Milestone The future USS […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy confirmed February 4 that it performed four flight tests of the surface-to-air Standard Missile-6 Block I (SM-6 Blk I) off the Hawaiian coast between January 11 and 22. These tests, designated Alpha, Bravo, Delta, and Golf, are part of the SM-6 Blk I Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) events planned to assess […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.   North Dakota is the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, the most capable class of attack submarines […]

  • 24 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Marines with Alpha Company, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted ship operations near Onslow Beach, North Carolina, with the USS Whidbey Island Sept. 9 and 10.   Marines with the unit conducted a ship-to-shore, beach assault in a platoon-sized formation consisting of nine to twelve assault amphibious vehicles. Due to the high risk […]

  • 20 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy said its future guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) successfully completed Alpha trials on October 18, after spending two days underway off the coast of Maine. The trials were conducted by shipbuilder Bath Iron Works (BIW), a subsidiary of General Dynamics. Alpha trials, the initial set of builder’s trials, is the […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Minnesota (SSN 783), the nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, moored May 16 at Huntington Ingalls Industry’s Newport News Shipbuilding following its successful completion of Alpha and Bravo sea trials. Testing evolutions completed during Alpha sea trials included diving to test depth, conducting an emergency surfacing, and testing the submarine’s […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias, accompanied by Minister of Defence, the Chief of Staff of the Spanish Navy and other military authorities attended on Wednesday the official farewell ceremony at Rota  naval base to the aircraft carrier ‘Principe de Asturias’, which is to be decommissioned after 25 years of service. On arrival, after […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy scientists are looking into the possibility of developing a ballistic protection material that would be similar to Kevlar, with the only difference being the fact that the new material would be produced from eel slime. According to the navy, scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center have successfully recreated a natural material used […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s newest Virginia-class submarine, USS Illinois (SSN-786), returned from its maiden open seas voyage after having completed alpha sea trials. General Dynamics Electric Boat, the company in charge of constructing the stealth submarines, informed that the 13th ship of the Virginia class returned to the Groton, Connecticut shipyard on July 31. Illinois’ alpha sea trials […]

  • 18 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The crew of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Minnesota (SSN 783) marked another major milestone when placing their boat in service and moving aboard March 14, in Newport News, Va. Minnesota’s sponsor, Ellen Roughead and her husband, the former Chief of Naval Operations retired Adm. Gary Roughead, visited Minnesota and partook in the first meal served aboard […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) ordered all U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads, Va., area to set Sortie Condition Alpha Oct. 26 in preparation for an upcoming sortie as Hurricane Sandy travels up the East Coast. Adm. Bill Gortney, USFF commander, has directed ships to sortie between this afternoon and early tomorrow morning. USS […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Underwater Construction Team 2, Construction Diving Detachment Alpha completed a three-month deployment aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), Aug. 16. Stationed in Port Hueneme, Calif., Det. Alpha was the first underwater construction divers to participate in Pacific Partnership, the largest disaster-response preparedness mission in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Led by […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Industry news

      Two nuclear-powered submarines – SSBN Yury Dolgoruky and SSBN Alexander Nevsky – will be commissioned into Russian Navy in the summer of 2012, said deputy defense minister Alexander Sukhorukov on Feb 19. “Currently, the presidential decree putting SLBM Bulava into service is being prepared“, said Sukhorukov visiting JSC Uralvagonzavod, reports Interfax. SSBN Alexander Nevsky […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Equipment & technology

    The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, and U.S. Pacific Command, in conjunction with U.S. Army soldiers from the Alpha Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, U.S. Navy sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73), and U.S. Air Force […]

  • 6 June 2012
    Industry news

      The U.S. Defence Department announced Monday that Alpha Marine Services is being awarded a USD 8 million firm-fixed-price contract for the 12-month time-charter of a Deep Submergence Elevator Support Ship, the MV Kellie Chouest. The San Diego based MV Kellie Chouest will be performing various tasks worldwide during the contract period, those being recovering, […]

  • 20 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    FGS Baden-Württemberg, the first of four German Navy F 125 frigates, was transferred from the Hamburg shipyard to her new port in the Wilhelmshaven navy base on July 18. Eight ships had streamers flying topmast high to welcome the latest “family member” entering the base with manned rails and ship horn sounds. Two 120-strong crews, Alpha and […]

  • 28 May 2018

    US Navy Virginia-class submarine Indiana (SSN 789) has completed initial sea trials, submarine builder Huntington Ingalls Industries announced. The initial round of sea trials, known as alpha trials, provides an opportunity to test all systems and components. It includes submerging for the first time and high-speed maneuvers while on the surface and submerged. “Sea trials is […]

  • 25 February 2020

    The US Navy’s 68th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), successfully completed builder’s trials on February 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Ingalls Shipbuilding Division. The ship was previously underway for Alpha trials in […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Taking part in the submarine escape and rescue exercise Dynamic Monarch for the first time, NATO’s Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) supported the exercise using a new digital underwater acoustic communications capability providing more effective command and control to escape and rescue operations. After 10 years of development by CMRE and partners, with […]

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

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in an integrated fire drill alongside the Newport News Shipbuilding Fire Department (NNSFD) Jan. 22 to test the two team’s response time and cooperation. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin Davis said: This training is extremely important while the ship is docked in Newport […]

  • 6 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), returned to Gaeta, Italy Oct. 3, 2015, after completing a nine month dry dock period in Rijeka, Croatia. During its 270 days in the Viktor Lenac shipyard, the Blue Ridge-class command and control ship underwent several modifications on its hull, mechanical and […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard announced the launch of Canada’s 2016 Arctic expedition to collect important scientific information to support Canada’s submission on the extended continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean on July 21. The 2016 survey is intended to be the final survey in the Arctic Ocean in support of Canada’s […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    FGS Baden-Württemberg, the lead ship of the F 125 class of frigates, has started builder’s sea trials. Over 60 soldiers from the future Crew Alpha, lead by their future Captain, have joined the frigate on her first sail from Hamburg to Cuxhaven, Germany. Over the next couple of weeks, the ship will be testing navigational systems, […]