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  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A team of Royal Navy Clearance Divers have blasted their way through a highly-charged NATO exercise in Iceland – demonstrating their explosive expertise. The team of 12 bomb disposal operatives from Southern Diving Group joined around 200 Tri-Service colleagues from 14 NATO and Partner for Peace nations to take part in Exercise Northern Challenge in […]

  • 10 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Middle school students who completed a Grand Robotics Mission Challenge at the Virginia Demonstration Project (VDP) Summer Academy are now looking forward to a future filled with more “STEM” challenges on a grand scale.   In all, 93 students applied their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills to solve problems of Navy interest at […]

  • 6 March 2015
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s ultimate trainers and assessors spent six days aboard HMS Clyde preparing the patrol ship’s latest crew for the challenging conditions in the Falklands. Clyde has been patrolling around the South Atlantic islands since 2007 with her crew changing roughly every six months – trading places with sailors on fishery protection ships operating around […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    More than 160 NATO and partner nation military and civilian leaders yesterday gathered in London for the two day NATO Maritime Commanders’ Meeting (MARCOMET) to discuss current and future maritime security challenges. The theme for SEA SENSE 2015 is NATO’s Future Maritime Posture – Readiness and Responsiveness for a New Era. The participants will discuss a […]

  • 20 July 2011
    Training & Education

    Back and ready to take her place among the ships of the front-line Fleet is the oldest and – thanks to a £20m year-long revamp – most potent frigate. It took 13 months to turn an inanimate, largely lifeless, hull in the middle of a refit into a cutting-edge warship ready for anything that global […]

  • 6 October 2011

      The Royal Australian Navy turned on some real heat away from everyday business for a group of WA senior managers and employers during a familiarisation visit to HMAS Stirling. The group of 18 business people swapped their corporate attire for Navy overalls and boots to see how crews manage hazards at the RAN School […]

  • 10 June 2015

    The designated Operational Commander for EUNAVFOR Med, Rear Admiral Enrico Credendino (Italian Navy), was recently received by MARCOM Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio (Italian Navy) to discuss and assess matters of mutual interest. Rear Admiral Lazio and Rear Admiral Credendino have exchanged impressions, focusing on the different challenges that currently NATO and EU […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Replenishment at sea is a complex endeavour, requiring close-quarters manoeuvring from ships in all manner of conditions. Limiting the time that ships are side-by-side is ideal for safety and operational effectiveness. For the team on HMAS Sirius, one of Australian Navy’s tankers, efficient and safe replenishment is their daily challenge. Commanding Officer Sirius Commander Darren […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    College students from around the world will have a hand in shaping the future of ocean robotics as they compete in the first Maritime RobotX Challenge, which takes place Oct. 24-26 in Singapore. Fifteen teams from five countries and three continents have journeyed to Marina Bay for the event, sponsored by the Office of Naval […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Industry news

    The removal operation of the grounded USS Guardian has been faced with another challenge this week, with SMIT Borneo crane barge’s inability to safely anchor at the Tubbataha Reef, the Philippines, Stars and Stripe  website reported. The contingency plan includes engagement of another crane with higher capacity, i.e., the  DP-3 equipped Jascon 25. Navy spokesman Lt. […]

  • 18 September 2014

    The 21st edition of the International Seapower Symposium (ISS) began Sept. 16 at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, R.I., with more than 170 representatives from 113 nations attending.   Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus addressed the group with opening remarks and stressed the importance of the conference’s theme: Global Solutions to […]

  • 2 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Commodore Brian Santarpia Royal Canadian Navy, recently visited the Republic of South Africa to discuss common maritime security challenges and potential cooperation opportunities between Combined Maritime Forces and the South African National Defence Forces (SANDF). During his visit to South Africa, Commodore Santarpia met with South African military authorities […]

  • 28 June 2013
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s Electronics Challenge will commence mid-July as part of the inaugural Engineering Challenge providing technical sailors the chance to demonstrate professional skills through healthy competition. Lieutenant Commander Damon Craig and Petty Officer Jeremy Younger of Chief Information Officer Group and Defence Material Organisation in Laverton Victoria, recently unveiled the robot kits that will be […]

  • 17 January 2014

    Another busy year is ahead of the Royal Australian Navy’s replenishment oiler HMAS Sirius. Nevertheless, before she sets sail to support this year’s operations, she will have to undergo a scheduled maintenance period in order to be ready to head out to the high seas once again.   In 2013, which was a record setting […]

  • 25 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Stage one of the “Engineering Challenge” kicked off for Aviation Technicians this week at the Royal Australian Navy’s 723 Squadron (CMDR Al Moore). The challenge required two teams of five personnel from 723 Squadron repair a section of simulated aircraft structure following damage that mimicked small arms fire or minor impact. The test required teams […]

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

    Sailors and civilian personnel from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) journeyed to Singapore to support the inaugural Maritime RobotX Challenge, Oct. 24-26. The event is sponsored by ONR and organized by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation, the National University of Singapore Faculty of […]

  • 3 September 2014

    The Marine engineering department on HMS Bulwark has laid down a chilly gauntlet for their Service colleagues after a mass drenching on Cougar 14 for the Ice Bucket Challenge.   Having just departed the UK for the annual exercise of the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group called Cougar 14, the crew were nominated by […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Brazilian Navy has signed a contract for the acquisition of the former commercial dive support vessel Adams Challenge that would serve as its new submarine rescue ship (SRS). In its new role, Adams Challenge would replace the navy’s current SRS Felinto Perry, that was commissioned in 1988. The new ship is currently in Abu […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      Electric Boat’s building of two submarines per year for the first time in more than 20 years doesn’t eliminate the “serious challenges” facing the Navy’s submarine force, a retired admiral said Friday. Former Rear Adm. John B. Padgett III, a Norwich native who lives in Old Lyme, said he was very concerned about what […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

      Article by: Peter Ong The United States Coast Guard’s only heavy operational Polar-class icebreaker, Polar Star, completed its annual scheduled refit at Mare Island, Vallejo, California, in a maintenance period riddled with challenges. The forty-two year old ship returned from Operation Deep Freeze 2018, a voyage to resupply the McMurdo Antarctic research center on […]

  • 3 December 2013

      During the last two months, a Danish Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) Challenger (CL604) from the Royal Danish Air Force provided support to NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD (OOS) under the control of Maritime Air Directorate (MARAIR). This MPA was stationed in the Seychelles between 23 September and 22 November and its aircrew and support […]

  • 11 October 2017

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Chafee has become the latest US warship to carry out a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea. US defense officials said that the destroyer operated near the Paracel Islands on Tuesday. Known as Xisha in Chinese, the group of islands is also claimed by Taiwan and Vietnam. […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy Information Operations Command, Maryland hosted a Cyber Captain’s Cup challenge Nov. 30 to test participant’s skills in forensics, programming, trivia, packet analysis and reverse engineering. The event was put on by the Cyber Captain’s Cup team, made up with a half-dozen Sailors, who participate in nationally held challenges throughout the year. They organized […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Devising highly complex explosive devices and then challenging each other to disarm them was the name of the game for Royal Navy divers during a NATO exercise in Iceland. Ten men from Fleet Diving Unit 2, based at Horsea Island, Portsmouth, worked with personnel from eight other nations in a series of exercises disabling IEDs. […]

  • 20 April 2018

    A task group of three Royal Australian Navy ships was reportedly involved in what was termed as a “robust interaction” with Chinese PLA Navy ships in the South China Sea, according to a report by Australian Broadcasting Corp. The three Royal Australian Navy ships, frigates HMAS Anzac and Toowoomba and auxiliary oiler HMAS Success, were reportedly involved […]

  • 17 September 2014

    The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera met the Chief of Naval Operations of the US Navy, Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert during his official visit to the United States of America.   He is attending the 21st International Seapower Symposium (ISS), which is being held at the United States Naval War […]

  • 21 November 2013

    For two days, 20 Heads of Navy, 54 international delegations and 127 distinguished guests; including General Philip Breedlove USA AF, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, will gather under the auspices of NATO’s Allied Maritime Command, to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the maritime community in the security arena. Namely, on Wednesday, 20 November 2013, […]

  • 1 February 2016

    U.S. Navy destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur made an ‘incursion’ into waters China claims to be under their territorial jurisdiction on Saturday, January 30. Xinhua News Agency, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China, reported that the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Zhongjian Dao, part of Xisha Islands […]

  • 25 August 2015

    US Navy’s Chief petty officer (CPO) selectees competed in a Damage Control (DC) Challenge on the Pearl Harbor waterfront Aug. 20, sponsored by the Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) Chief Petty Officers Association. The competition gave CPO selects from local commands a chance to train and test their knowledge and practical skills in […]