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  • 12 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed its homeport in Norfolk for an around-the-world deployment, March 11. TR and its Sailors will conduct operations in the U.S. Navy’s 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility during the deployment. The deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime […]

  • 4 February 2015

    US Navy’s Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) talked with Sailors around the world during an all-hands call broadcast live from Defense Media Activity at Fort Meade, Md., Feb. 3. Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Belo, the Fleet Master Chief of Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E), took the time to address […]

  • 10 March 2014

    Ready to patrol the waters around the UK once again after a major overhaul followed by intensive training is fishery protection ship HMS Mersey.   Ready to patrol the waters around the UK once again after a major overhaul followed by intensive training is fishery protection ship HMS Mersey. The Portsmouth-based ship received a revamp […]

  • 8 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The waters around Norway’s capital are considerably safer after a two-week hunt by the crew of Royal Navy’s HMS Cattistock. Experts from the Portsmouth-based minehunter found more than ten WW2 mines and torpedoes during a concerted search for unexploded wartime bombs with a NATO task group, the navy said. Norway was occupied by the Nazis […]

  • 22 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Assistant Secretary of the Navy (ASN) for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia, III visited installations around Navy Region Northwest July 17-18. During his time in the Northwest, Garcia held all hands calls at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI), Naval Station Everett, Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Base Kitsap Bangor where he highlighted […]

  • 6 March 2012
    Industry news

    The custodianship of the Royal Navy’s oldest commissioned warship HMS Victory is to be transferred from the Ministry of Defence to a charitable trust dedicated to ensuring its preservation. The move was heralded by the announcement of a £25 million capital grant to support the new Trust by the Gosling Foundation – a donation which […]

  • 10 October 2011

      Preparing for APEC 2011 Summit, divers of Pacific Fleet (PF) search-and-rescue unit are completing bottom cleaning works around Russky Island. Junkyards of sunken ships have formed in some harbors of the island throughout the recent 50 years. Most of those ships were outworn and abandoned by shipowners. Three harbors have been cleaned and 25 […]

  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Seven sailors from Britain’s future aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth ran 40 miles along the banks of the Forth – including two of the bridges spanning the great river – on behalf of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The run from Rosyth dockyard, where the 65,000-tonne warship – the biggest ever built for […]

  • 19 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Ready to patrol the waters around the UK once again after a major overhaul followed by intensive training is fishery protection ship HMS Mersey.   The Portsmouth-based ship received a revamp in Falmouth at the tail end of last year and just squeezed in trials in time to return to the Solent for Christmas. 2014 […]

  • 3 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Around 100 newly qualified Royal Navy officers have celebrated their formal commissioning during a parade at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC), attended by His Royal Highness The Duke of York. The Duke of York was the guest of honour at the parade which signified the completion of 30 weeks intensive training for the Officers, who […]

  • 26 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Over 100 Defence members from around Australia attended the annual Defence Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Network (DATSIN) conference at HMAS Harman on 19-21 August. The conference was an opportunity for indigenous ADF members, APS staff, and Indigenous Liaison and Recruiting staff to meet and discuss the current issues and challenges that face Defence. The conference was […]

  • 26 March 2013

    Currently it is the 12th rotation of the P3C Orion Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRS) and its support group, serving since 20 February with the EU Naval Force. German navy aircraft are contributing to maritime security around the Horn of Africa based in Djibouti for almost ten years. Therefore, the German MPRA detachment was […]

  • 28 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Two Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre (JSATC) 72ft yachts, ‘Adventure of Hornet’ and ‘Discoverer of Hornet’ have set sail on a circumnavigation of the globe as they embark on the much heralded tri-service adventurous training sailing expedition, Exercise Transglobe. Skipper of HMSTC Adventure of Hornet for the first leg from Gosport to Lanzarote, Nick […]

  • 10 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) are challenging themselves to collectively run enough miles to circumnavigate the earth – a competition that started April 1 and will continue until New York returns home from its maiden deployment to accumulate the 24,900 miles needed to complete the challenge. Chief […]

  • 27 March 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British engineers constructing the Royal Navy’s largest ever warships have invented a novel mobile application to help them find their way around one of the most complex workplaces in the world.   Although getting lost at work isn’t an issue for most people, experts at BAE Systems working on the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers […]

  • 1 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Sailors from HMS Montrose near the top of Jacob’s Ladder, rising 600ft above Jamestown, capital of St Helena. The frigate’s quest to visit all Britain’s territories in the South Atlantic while she conducts her six-month deployment of the southern ocean continued with another rare port of call. Fresh from Ascension Island, a vital staging post […]

  • 22 November 2011

      Israel has gradually boosted naval patrols around its east Mediterranean natural gas fields for fear of guerrilla attacks and as maritime…   By Dan Williams (reuters) [mappress] Source: reuters, November 22, 2011;

  • 29 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Air Facility Misawa Sailors completed their participation April 26 in Around the World in 30 Days (AW30D), a month-long fitness program created by NAF Misawa Sailors and designed to promote physical readiness, proper nutrition and alcohol awareness. The program utilized a mileage charting system to record individual and overall departmental progress throughout the past […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Industry news

    Marinette Marine Corp, a parent company of Fincantieri – Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA, has invested around $40 million in upgrading its facilities as part of the U.S. Navy littoral combat ship program. For the past two years, massive improvement works have been done at the shipyard all in order to support Navy’s LCS program. Some […]

  • 26 March 2014

    Today’s search for any signs of the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft in the Australian Search and Rescue Region is now underway. A total of six countries are now assisting in the search and recovery operation – Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Japan, China and the Republic of Korea. A total of seven military and […]

  • 26 August 2015

    The public have the rare chance to see some of the Royal Navy’s hidden gems next month when they’re allowed in as part of the annual Heritage Open Days initiative in England. From small beginnings in Gosport with the inaugural open days back in 1994, now around three million people take advantage of the opportunity […]

  • 11 December 2015

    The Royal Navy has carried out its second drugs bust in the Mediterranean in just two weeks with HMS St Albans seizing around 320kg of cannabis. The Type 23 frigate stopped the drug smugglers during a routine security patrol and prevented around £1 million worth of narcotics reaching European markets. It is the second drugs […]

  • 9 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The last time the people of Ledbury showed their appreciation of the men and women in the ship which carries the town’s name around the world it was ‘chucking it down’. But when sailors from HMS Ledbury returned to Herefordshire to parade through the historic market town, the gods were smiling on them. Around […]

  • 30 July 2019

    The Japanese government intends to acquire around 20 unmanned helicopters for its Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF), local media reports have said citing unnamed officials. According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, the acquisition of a yet unspecified large, unmanned helicopter fleet would be in response to China’s growing maritime assertiveness in the region. The ship-based helicopters […]

  • 27 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    During their transit to the Middle East in November and December 2014, the crew of HMAS Success assisted the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) with their global Argo program. This project aims to gather up ocean data using robotic floats. Success supported this venture by deploying 8 Argo floats at specified drop points […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A large bi-annual military exercise is set to take place across various UK locations next week, involving the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Airforce. Exercise Joint Warrior will run form Saturday 11 April until Friday 24 April and will feature 55 war ships and submarines, 70 aircraft and around 13,000 personnel from 13 participating […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A £70 million contract to support the Royal UK Navy’s Type 45 destroyers will secure more than 100 engineering jobs.   The 2-and-a-half-year contract will protect around 100 highly skilled engineering jobs at BAE Systems in Portsmouth, the home port of the Royal Navy’s 6 Type 45 destroyers and future home of the Queen Elizabeth […]

  • 27 January 2015

    The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour rounded Cape Horn on Australia Day, 36 days into a 12-month circumnavigation of the world. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO, CSC, RAN congratulated the 36 seafarers on board the square-rigged tall ship, including 12 Royal Australian Navy crew and 24 alumni crew […]

  • 18 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) welcomed six members of the U.S. House of Representatives aboard the ship to observe underway operations and to meet with Sailors, June 13. The group of delegates included U.S. Reps. John C. Fleming, Jack Kingston, Stephen Lynch, Tom Marino, Todd Platts and Glenn Thompson. While aboard, […]