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  • 23 September 2011
    Authorities

      IFS Defence has been awarded a prestigious Certificate of Commendation by the Chief of Defence Material (CDM) for its work with the UK Royal Navy. The commendation was given in recognition of the IFS Defence team’s outstanding achievement in developing and delivering a coherent support solution while displaying professionalism and commitment. In 2009, IFS […]

  • 22 September 2011

      Next week, a P-3C maritime patrol aircraft from the Naval Air Wing 3 “Graf Zeppelin”, based in Nordholz, Germany, will reinforce the EU-led Operation ATALANTA, countering piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the Horn of Africa. Therefore and in advance, the required material for maintaining the aircraft needs to be brought to […]

  • 15 September 2011
    Training & Education

      High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV) 2 kicked off the first day of Africa Partnership Station (APS) West training engagements with The Gambian navy in Banjul, Sept. 13. This APS training engagement is an international security cooperation initiative aimed at strengthening global maritime partnerships through training and collaborative activities in order to improve maritime safety […]

  • 6 September 2011
    Industry news

      Russian defense ministry and JSC Russian Helicopters signed a delivery contract for over 100 Ka-52 helicopters, reports RIA Novosti referring to Andrei Reus, Director General of Oboronprom corporation. According to the contract, over 100 helicopters Ka-52 will be delivered to defense ministry till 2020. The pilot batch of Ka-52K helicopters for Mistral-class assault landing […]

  • 5 September 2011
    Authorities

      Commander, US. 5th Fleet, accompanied the Sailors of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as it transited the Strait of Hormuz Aug. 30. Vice Adm. Mark Fox embarked the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, visited with crew members, and expressed his appreciation for their efforts in the region conducting maritime security […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Industry news

      INS Karuva, the tenth indigenously built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the  Indian Navy was commissioned by Air Marshal KJ Mathews, Commander-in-Chief,  Strategic Forces Command at the Naval Base here today, 25 Aug 11, at a colourful ceremony. Vice Admiral Anup Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command and Rear Admiral (Retd)  KC Sekhar, […]

  • 24 August 2011
    Training & Education

      Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd left Cam Ranh Bay in southern Vietnam Aug. 23, marking the end of a historic visit – the first by a U.S. Navy ship to the port in more than three decades. Byrd spent seven days at Cam Ranh Shipyard for routine maintenance and […]

  • 16 August 2011

      U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) aided a stranded Somali skiff and returned it to shore, Aug. 13. On Aug. 12, a SH-60B helicopter from the Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron, Light (HSL) 46 ‘Grandmasters,’ assigned to Anzio, spotted the small skiff approximately 45 miles from shore in the Gulf of Aden, with seven […]

  • 1 August 2011

      Orizzonte Sistemi Navali, a joint venture between Fincantieri and Selex Sistemi Integrati, has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Defence of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to build a vessel for the Algerian Navy. Fincantieri made the announcement yesterday, but did not give any further details regarding the order. Fincantieri has […]

  • 14 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

      INS Koswari, the ninth indigenously built Fast Attack Craft (FAC) of the Indian Navy was commissioned by Lieutenant General Bikram Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command of the Indian Army at the Naval Base, Visakhapatnam on 12 Jul 11, at a colourful ceremony. Vice Admiral Anup Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command and […]

  • 3 July 2011

      This is the dramatic moment a crewman from a stricken merchant ship was lifted to safety – one of 13 sailors plucked from their stricken vessel by Royal Navy aviators off Oman. All souls aboard the tanker MV Pavit were winched off by a Merlin from HMS St Albans, as the Portsmouth frigate broke […]

  • 1 July 2011
    Industry news

      General Dynamics NASSCO announced today that it has received a $60 million contract from the U.S. Navy to purchase long-lead materials for the construction of a third Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship. NASSCO is already under contract to build two MLP ships. With this new contract, NASSCO will place orders for the ship’s engines […]

  • 27 June 2011

      While underway in support of the 2011 Gulf of Mexico (GOMEX) Quick Draw exercise, guided-missile frigate USS John L. Hall (FFG 32) responded to a mayday issued by a U.S. flagged vessel, June 16. At approximately 9:30 pm, John L. Hall’s embarked SH-60B Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS) helicopter from Anti-Submarine Helicopter Squadron Light […]

  • 14 June 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Sailors will be able to use 3-D avatars to train on ships that are currently under construction thanks to cutting edge simulation technology being used in Australia. Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare visited KBR in Canberra to see first hand a demonstration of the virtual Landing Helicopter Dock Ship (LHD), created using CryEngine® […]

  • 7 June 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The latest order placed with Siemens Marine Solutions proves that diesel-electric propulsion systems are suitable not only for large merchant and naval vessels but also for small ships. The Italian shipyard Cantieri Navali Megaride has commissioned the Siemens unit to equip a 65-meter-long offshore supply vessel from the Italian coast guard with the Siship EcoProp […]

  • 2 June 2011
    Industry news

      The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, William P. Lawrence, Saturday, June 4, 2011, during an 11 a.m. CDT ceremony at Pier 2, Alabama State Docks, Mobile, Ala. Designated DDG 110, the new destroyer honors the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence. During the Vietnam War, as commanding officer of […]

  • 25 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a long term contract with BAE Systems to provide in-service support for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers. The Type 45 Daring Class destroyers are each powered by two, cutting-edge, Rolls-Royce WR-21 gas turbines. This contract, worth £20 million, is part of an innovative approach to supporting […]

  • 25 May 2011
    Training & Education

    The ship that will fulfil HMS Endurance’s role as an interim Antarctic patrol vessel entered Portsmouth Naval Base for the first time yesterday, Monday 23 May 2011. The ice-breaker MV Polarbjorn – to be named HMS Protector – has been leased on a three-year contract from Norwegian company GC Rieber Shipping and has just had […]

  • 20 May 2011
    Industry news

      RENK AG, Augsburg, is known throughout the world as a supplier of sophisticated gear sets for navy ships. A RENK recipe for success: Professional support of shipyards and Navies with technical innovations in both the development and the search for optimiza-tion potential, accomplished with continuous improvement of production tools. By beginning of this year, […]

  • 5 May 2011
    Industry news

      The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, Michael Murphy, May 7 during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. The new destroyer honors Navy SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) Lt. Michael P. Murphy who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during Operation Red […]

  • 6 April 2011
    Industry news

      On March, 31st SKRUNDA, the Delivery of the first SWATH-type Patrol Boat worldwide, was celebrated by Abeking & Rasmussen. High ranking Latvian and German officials, led by the Latvian Defence Minister, Dr. Artis Pabriks and the German Parliamentary State Secretary of Defence, Christian Schmidt, participated in the delivery ceremony at Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard […]

  • 15 March 2011

      Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract from BAE Systems to upgrade the machinery control, alarm and surveillance (MCAS) systems on eight U.K. Royal Navy mine countermeasure vessels. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit will supply new-generation systems to replace the ships’ existing MCAS. The systems will monitor more than 500 […]

  • 3 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      On Tuesday, China formally started the manufacturing of two state-of-the-art fast attack missile crafts for the Pakistan Navy. This aircraft are an addition to a couple of naval frigates which are being built for the strategic partner. The ceremony of the Fast Attack Craft FAC(M) of Pakistan Navy was held at Xinggang Shipyard. The […]