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  • 28 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) was inducted as the first ship to undergo a modernization effort that will significantly upgrade its capabilities in multiple mission areas, Sept. 25, at Naval Base San Diego. The CG Phased Modernization Program is designed to balance the Navy’s long-term requirement for a carrier strike group air defense […]

  • 9 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) flexed its self-defense capabilities against four simulated fast inshore attack craft during composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), Sept. 2. Bulkeley’s crew, the “Wolfpack”, led by Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jesse Espe, is underway for a monthlong composite training unit exercise consisting of various training events based on real-world situations […]

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

    After three months of intensive round-the-clock training, the first Maritime Tactical Operator Course (MTOC) graduated on March 26, 2015, and will go on to form Enhanced Naval Boarding Party (ENBP) Team 1. The 13 graduates underwent extensive training in advanced tactics, including hand-to-hand combat, improvised explosive device identification, close quarters battle, tactical shooting and tactical […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    At Euronaval 2014, DCNS is unveiling major innovations in three key areas – improved submerged endurance, enhanced surface intelligence gathering, and deployment of unmanned underwater vehicles – to improve the performance and safety of conventional-propulsion submarines. All these new developments illustrate the unique expertise and innovative potential of DCNS teams. Three technologies to improve submerged […]

  • 23 April 2012
    Industry news

    “Today, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) released its paper “Mind The Gap: Getting Serious About Submarines”. As a result of this there has been some quite critical, and in some cases dated, analysis reported in the press. There is no denying the issue that submarine availability is not where we need it to be. […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter ship HMAS Canberra recently demonstrated its amphibious capabilities to the latest group of trainee sailors when it used its landing craft to transport personnel accross Western Port Bay, Victoria. The landing craft from Canberra that were used for the exercise gave new sailors a taste of life on board one […]

  • 20 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Taking charge of the largest amphibious assault conducted by an Australian force in 70 years as part of exercise Talisman Saber presented an opportunity to shine for the Amphibious Task Group Headquarters. The assault, led from amphibious asssault ship HMAS Canberra, was a significant milestone in the Australian Defence Force’s development of a high end amphibious […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Plymouth based warship has been put through her paces exercising with submarines off the coasts of Scotland and Norway. HMS Portland began her workout by providing the opposition for the final stage of Submarine Command Course or ‘Perisher’ as it is more widely known. The course gets its nickname from the number of prospective […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Training & Education

    A Royal Navy River Class patrol ship has been at the centre of a large scale tri-service exercise off the South Coast of England.   HMS Tyne has been taking part in Exercise Chameleon which saw her embark a host of military personnel, including Royal Marines, Army and the Royal Air Force. It was her […]

  • 21 February 2011

    The US navy will continue to upgrade its military capabilities in the Pacific given its steadfast commitment to the region, a US vice-admira… (themalaysianinsider) [mappress] Source: themalaysianinsider, February 21, 2011;

  • 4 October 2012
    Industry news

    Recognising the growing significance of Asia Pacific to United States and Australian defence forces, Austal has entered into agreements to substantially expand its capability in Darwin, Australia through the acquisition of Hydraulink NT and its associated business KM Engineering (HKME). HKME is a leading engineering service provider in northern Australia with well-established operations supporting the […]

  • 19 February 2020

    Shaping the UK’s future amphibious capability: Insights from Colonel Totten, Programme Director, Future Amphibious Force, Royal Marines Download interview now to discover: · Objectives of the Future Commando Force programme · The main technical and operational challenges currently facing the Royal Marines worldwide · Plans to overcome these challenges · The importance of industry engagement […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Saab’s Swordfish maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) now incorporates new mission equipment and an expanded operational payload, the company announced on May 16. According to the company, the Swordfish can now be armed with up to six lightweight-torpedoes for the ASW role and can also carry the Saab RBS 15EF anti-ship missile or a mix of missiles […]

  • 25 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive a state-of-the-art electronic warfare (EW) system as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) capability, which will improve the ability to passively detect, identify and track threats including enemy ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles.   The AWD Alliance successfully fitted the first EW antenna on top of the […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    In less than 12 months, HMCS Calgary has fired a total of 12 missiles in support of the modernization of weapons capabilities of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Since Calgary achieved high readiness status last spring, post-Halifax Class Modernization (HCM), ship and crew have played an integral part in testing the capabilities of the weapons […]

  • 7 May 2013
    Training & Education

    On an overcast northern tropical day, the crew of HMAS Paluma got their first taste of stardom when the production company, Great Southern Film and Television embarked to film ‘Coast – Australia’. The long-running BBC series explores how and why coasts are mapped and presented a unique opportunity for Paluma’s crew to illustrate the important […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities

    The latest enhancement to Australian Navy’s submarine search and rescue capability steamed into her new home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia recently. As one of two ships being acquired to further enhance the capability, MV BESANT will be the submarine escape gear ship. Named after Lieutenant Commander Thomas Besant, Commanding Officer of First […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    BMT Isis Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, will showcase its capabilities at the Environmental and Safety Assurance Symposium (ESAS), the UK MOD’s flagship event which takes place on the 7th and 8th May 2014 at MoD Abbey Wood.   With a strong reputation […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) team up with their Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariner counterparts in the ship’s engineering spaces to learn ship systems and begin to develop an engineering plant qualifications program for Sailors that has not existed since the ship’s merger between the Navy and MSC.   Frank […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration. The operation was undertaken in the Pacific Ocean on May 31. Carl Vinson is in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations returning to homeport after a Middle East and […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After over six months away from their homeport of Fleet Base East, the crew of HMAS Anzac has returned home with an upgraded ship that brings new capabilities to the Royal Australian Navy. Commanding Officer, Commander Matthew Doornbos, and his crew departed Sydney, on 23 January, in Anzac’s sister ship HMAS Ballarat, sailing her to […]

  • 15 January 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A recent demonstration proved that operators can observe surface moving targets – including a terrorist role-player planting an improvised explosive device – in real time using a Raytheon Company  MTS-B Multi-Spectral Targeting System mounted on the JLENS. During the Raytheon-funded demonstration, and despite heavy smoke from recent, naturally-occurring forest fires, an MTS-B electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The German Navy is looking to expand its amphibious capabilities and intensify its maritime cooperation with the Netherlands. That is why the German fleet commander, Rear Admiral Thomas Jugel, paid a 2-day visit to the naval base in Den Helder and the amphibious centre of expertise on the island of Texel. Accompanied by the Dutch […]

  • 4 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted a mass casualty drill to test emergency response capabilities, Sept. 3. The drill was an all-hands effort designed to see how well medical personnel from Bonhomme Richard and the 31st MEU work together to […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Authorities

    BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, will showcase its capabilities and designs across the naval, land and air domains at the DSEI event, to be held at London’s ExCeL in September. Delegates visiting the show will have the opportunity to engage with technical specialists from subsidiary companies BMT Defence Services, […]

  • 12 February 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The following video shows the capabilities of the Remote Environmental Monitoring Unit System REMUS 600 AUV,  designed through funding from the Office of Naval Research to support the US Navy’s growing need for operations requiring extended endurance, increased payload capacity, and greater operating depth. The REMUS 600 AUV boasts the same proven software and electronic […]

  • 27 February 2014

    There is always an air of expectation when a Royal Australian Navy ship heads off on a deployment; even more so after a long period of maintenance.   So the crew were understandably excited when HMAS Success departed Fleet Base East on 17 February and rendezvoused with HMAS Choules off Sydney that evening. The feeling […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government on April 23 released its Defence Industrial Capability Plan which is aimed at developing a “robust, resilient and internationally competitive Australian defence industry base.” The plan is designed to maximize the involvement of competitive Australian companies in the acquisition, operation, and sustainment of defense capability. “The plan has a key message for industry— […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy air warfare destroyers recently became the first non-US assets to successfully demonstrate the new Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) which expands the ships’ battlespace awareness by sharing sensor data among a network of CEC-equipped ships and aircraft. Over the past few weeks off the coast of South Australia, recently-commissioned destroyer HMAS Hobart and future […]