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  • 13 December 2018

    The Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines will be named the Attack class, with the first submarine being named HMAS Attack, the navy said.  Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Noonan AO RAN, said the name ‘Attack’, represents the inherent stealth, long-range endurance and lethality of a submarine. “The future submarine project is a major part of the […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    As the German Navy is preparing to decommission the last four fast attack craft still in service in the following days, it has shared a gallery of photos that show how the vessel type evolved through history. Gepard-class fast attack craft Hermelin, Zobel, Frettchen and Hyäne will be decommissioned in mid-Novermber as the last ships of the […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    During a meeting held earlier today with senior shipping industry representatives, the EU Naval Force Operation Commander, Major General Martin Smith MBE, stated that whilst Somali-based piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden is suppressed, there is no room for complacency regarding the on-going threat. Major General Smith welcomed the significant reduction in pirate […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having concluded her final deployment with UNIFIL, German Navy’s fast attack craft Hyäne (Hyena) is expected to return to her homeport in Warnemünde, Germany, April 18. The vessel has spent nine months away from home. Hyäne’s crew will be welcomed with a ceremony during which they will be awarded with a ‘Medal Parade’, a credit to the efforts they […]

  • 5 March 2019

    The Australian defense ministry and French shipbuilder Naval Group have reached another step in the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine program with the signing of the design contract on March 5. The design contract was signed less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crews of the German Navy’s Gepard-class fast attack vessels ‘Hermelin’, ‘Zobel’ and ‘Frettchen’ started their final SQUADEX on February 29 before they bid farewell to their ships at the end of the year. The Squadron exercise of the 7th Fast Patrol Boat Squadron takes place two times a year. In the following four weeks, sailors […]

  • 28 August 2013

    The US could attack Syria with three days of missile strikes, beginning on Thursday, reported NBC News. The US Navy is preparing for the airstrikes which will most probably be conducted from navy destroyers or submarines, recently moved closer to Syria, in the Mediterranean Sea. The attack, which is gaining growing international support, will be used to send a […]

  • 26 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    UK defense contractor Babcock has won a contract to design and build the weapons handling system for Australia’s new Attack class submarines. The contract with Naval Group, announced by the Australian Ministry of Defence, will support the operation and sustainment of the future submarines, including managing the involvement of the local supply chain in the […]

  • 8 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    France’s Naval Group and Germany’s MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH have signed the first major equipment subcontract for the Australian Attack-class submarine program. The contract will see MTU Friedrichshafen design the diesel generator rectifier (DGR) for the submarines to turn mechanized energy into electricity. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said awarding this contract achieves a critical milestone […]

  • 29 July 2019

    Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan has arrived in the Persian Gulf where it is set to ensure the safe passage of British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz following Iran’s seizing of tanker Stena Impero on July 19. Last week the government confirmed that the Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through […]

  • 16 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The German Navy decommissioned the last of its fast attack craft during a ceremony on Wednesday at the Warnemünde Navy Base in Rostock. With the decommissioning of the last four Gepard-class fast attack craft and therefore the last fast attack squadron, the navy is closing a chapter of its history that started in 1956 with the […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Lockheed Martin Australia and the Australian defense department have appointed Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia for the design of three major combat system components for the Royal Australian Navy’s Attack-class submarines. The A$36.77 million contract, which will be in force until May 2023, will see Safran deliver the preliminary and detailed designs for the combat […]

  • 19 August 2011

      Piracy attacks are escalating in the Gulf of Guinea, endangering the future of one of the world’s emerging shipping hubs and highlighting… (voanews) [mappress] Source: voanews, August 19, 2011;

  • 23 December 2011

      A 150,000 dwt suezmax tanker owned by Nordic American Tanker Shipping was attacked by pirates, but has come out of the encounter safely. The attack happened on Monday, but news of the incident emerged only today (Fri), when the US Navy disclosed that it had intercepted nine Somali pirates after they had fired on […]

  • 20 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of six Collins-class submarines will likely necessitate substantial upgrades to remain in service until the new SEA 1000 submarines start arriving, navy chief Vice Admiral Mike Noonan indicated at an Australian senate hearing. “We’re expecting that we will upgrade at least five, and the work around determining the scope of […]

  • 13 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Northern Fleet (NF) surface attack group started holding combat drills and interaction at naval ranges in the Barents Sea… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, August 13, 2012; Image: Nashflot

  • 4 March 2014

    The crew of the Ukrainian Navy warship Slavutych prevented a hijacking attempt by armed persons in Sevastopol, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence said in a release today.   “Armed persons in a boat came to the ship but the crew repelled their attack. There was even an attempt to board the ship, capture her, including […]

  • 14 April 2015

    Nigerian Navy’s Western Naval Command personnel repelled a pirate attack over the weekend. Ten suspected pirates travelling in two boats attempted to hijack a foreign product tanker MT Imas. As reported by This Day Live, the pirates, who have already boarded and took over the vessel, resisted arrest. The naval patrol boat was in the vicinity and managed to […]

  • 19 December 2019
    Equipment & technology

    French shipbuilder Naval Group and South Australia-based Airspeed, a specialist of composites manufacturing, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to respond to the design competition launched by Lockheed Martin Australia for the masts of the Royal Australian Navy’s Attack-class submarines. Under the Future Submarine Program, a total of twelve units will be built, with […]

  • 2 June 2017

    In the second attack on commercial vessels in just two days, pirates attempted to hijack oil tanker MT NAVIG8 Providence in the Arabian Sea on June 1. The incident, confirmed by EU NAVFOR, took place in the Gulf of Oman as the MT NAVIG8 Providence was sailing 100 nautical miles east of Muscat. According to the European counter-piracy military […]

  • 8 December 2014

    Dec. 7, 1941 is a day that America will never forget. Claiming more than 2,400 American lives, 21 ships sunk or damaged, and more than 300 aircraft lost, the attack on Pearl Harbor goes down as one of the worst attacks on American soil. The Japanese attack came in two waves. During the first wave, […]

  • 8 November 2011

      Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship RSS Endeavour of the Republic of Singapore, assigned to the mission-based counter-piracy Combined… (combinedmaritimeforces) [mappress] Source: combinedmaritimeforces, November 08, 2011;

  • 17 June 2011

    According to a source from Russian Navy Main HQ, attack aircrafts of naval aviation will be handed over to Air Force till the current year is over. The question is long-range bombers Tu-22M3, fighters MiG-31 (air regiment deployed in Kamchatka), Su-27, and front-line bombers Su-24 based in Baltiysk, explained the source. “The exception is Black […]

  • 27 December 2011

    Several unknown pirate boats were unsuccessful in their attempt to hijack a Saudi oil tanker as the Iranian destroyer Jamaran intervened. It is most likely that the whole incident took place in the Sea of Oman where Iran is currently conducting massive wargames. Jamaran was part of Iran’s 16th fleet of warships which returned home […]

  • 16 August 2011

      The Indian Navy on Monday foiled a piracy attack after rescuing an Iranian merchant vessel MV Nafis-1, approximately 170 nautical miles west… (sify) [mappress] Source: sify, August 16, 2011;

  • 8 May 2011

      Guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) boarded a suspected pirate vessel in cooperation with international forces while responding to a distress call May 5. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organization received a distress call from the Panamanian-flagged merchant vessel Full City and passed the information to U.S. 5th Fleet. An Indian maritime patrol […]

  • 26 May 2016

    U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) held a change-of-command ceremony on the submarine piers in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 25. Cmdr. Thomas H. Shugart III, commanding officer of USS Olympia, was relieved by Cmdr. Benjamin J. Selph. Under Shugart’s leadership and guidance, Olympia completed a seven-month Western Pacific deployment and […]

  • 21 January 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of HMS Penzance have tested navies safeguarding the Persian Gulf in an all-action exercise to attack one of Iraq’s crucial oil platforms. The minehunter joined American and Iraqi warships, and an Apache gunship, trying to wreak havoc at the northern tip of the Gulf by launching a mock attack on shipping around the […]

  • 25 March 2014

    The Ukrainian Navy ships in Sevastopol, Crimea continue being targeted by Russian troops and the so called “self-defense units”.   The new victim was Ukrainian minesweeper Cherkassy yesterday morning, which managed to fend off an attack from armed people in speed boats who tried to board and seize the ship, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence […]