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  • 10 February 2017
    Training & Education

    In conjunction with the Missile Defense Agency, guided-missile cruisers USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), along with guided-missile destroyers USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) and USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), successfully executed a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of North Carolina Feb. 4. This exercise demonstrated the effective […]

  • 8 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Defense contractor Raytheon announced it has successfully tested a hot fire rocket motor for DARPA’s Multi-Azimuth Defense Fast Intercept Round Engagement System, or MAD-FIRES. The MAD-FIRES interceptor is designed to provide a robust and affordable self-defense capability that defeats multiple waves of anti-ship missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as other threats. The goal of […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy Submariners have spent a week in the fires of hell to ensure they can deal with the biggest threat to the Silent Service. Despite the public perception of submarines, fire – or rather smoke – will knock you out long before your boat floods. So experienced submariners from across the RN Submarine Service […]

  • 4 September 2012

    Corvette Soobrazitelny happened to be motionless in the western part of the Baltic Sea due to fire in the ship’s engine room… [mappress] Source: rusnavy, Septembar 4, 2012

  • 19 October 2015

    An electrical fire was reported inside an E-2C Hawkeye from the “Liberty Bells” of Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 in hangar bay one of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), 1:27 p.m. (local), October 18. The ship’s damage control flying squad responded and extinguished the fire. There are no reported personnel casualties […]

  • 8 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    On 1st July 2013, the French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) successfully carried out the first qualification firing of the naval cruise missile (MdCN or Missile de Croisière Naval). The firing, which took place at the DGA’s Biscarrosse missile test centre (situated in the department of Landes in South West France) , was representative of […]

  • 1 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Caspian Flotilla (CF) missile boats Budenovsk and Borovsk headed by Capt 3 rank Vsevolod Vodnev and Capt Lt Mikhail Stepanov destroyed “enemy” surface ships during the mock battle. Towed targets imitating surface ships were destroyed at the range of 60 km by accurate missile strikes delivered by antiship missile system Termit. To ensure safety […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar. According to the Naval Air Systems Command, the AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar, built by Telephonics Corporation, will be used to improve the situational awareness of the Fire Scout operators and the ship’s […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Industry news

    A fire broke out today onboard the Royal Australian Navy’s submarine, HMAS Waller, while sailing near the West Australian coast, according to the Australian Defence Magazine.   The accident passed without causalities due to timely emergency response actions, which were undertaken to extinguish the fire. The submarine was at sea as part of her return […]

  • 7 September 2012

    Baltic Fleet (BF) corvette Soobrazitelny which was immobilized on Sept 2 in the Baltic Sea due to a fire occurred in the engine-room set a course for Baltiysk, reported RIA Novosti referring to a high-ranking BF officer. According to the source, a short circuit happened last Sunday in the ship’s cable network led to fumigation. […]

  • 11 August 2014

    A fire that broke out on the Australian Navy’s patrol vessel HMAS Bundaberg was contained.   The Armidale class patrol boat caught on fire at around noon while undergoing maintenance repairs in Brisbane dry dock. has cited Assistant Commissioner Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFRS) John Watson as saying: “We are making good progress in fighting the […]

  • 13 October 2014

    Sailors assigned to the weapons department fire a 40-mm saluting battery aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in honor of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ arrival at America’s commissioning ceremony. America is the first ship of its class and the fourth to bear the name. It replaces the Tarawa-class of amphibious […]

  • 3 June 2011

      Forces loyal to Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi fired a dozen rockets at a Canadian warship earlier this week in what the government is dismiss… (canadianpress) [mappress] Source: canadianpress, June 3, 2011;

  • 4 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s attack submarine USS Dallas was relieved of his duties February 2 for failing to effectively operate the sub. Commander Edward Byers was removed from his position by Capt. Oliver Lewis, Commander, Submarine Squadron 12, due to what the Navy says was ‘loss of confidence in his ability to command’. […]

  • 14 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) fires a Harpoon missile during a live-fire drill. Fitzgerald is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Image: US Navy

  • 16 May 2014

    Six flight crews from the “Merlins” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 provided firefighting support to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in response to wildfires throughout San Diego County May 15.   At the request of CALFIRE, the six specially-equipped MH-60S Sea Hawks are supporting firefighting efforts in the vicinity […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Jeff Krawczyk fires a 40mm saluting battery from the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The operation was carried out while the vessel was sailing in the Pacific Ocean on March 31. Essex is underway participating in a composite training unit exercise with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group. Image: […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Industry news

    Indian Navy warship INS Konkan caught fire during repair in Vizag on Wednesday, as informed by the Indian Express. INS Konkan, a Pondicherry class minesweeper acquired from Russia, was undergoing a refit at naval base Vizag when the accident occurred. As sources reported, the fire broke out in the engine room of the ship and […]

  • 28 August 2015

    US Coast Guard’s 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu responded to a report of a sailboat on fire off Honolulu, Thursday. USCG towed the vessel with five people aboard to Pier 38 in Honolulu. Sector Honolulu Command Center watchstanders received a report at 9 a.m. from patrons at Aloha Tower of the sailboat […]

  • 10 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships of the Baltic Fleet recently completed an exercise involving artillery firing at various sea range targets. Small Missile Ship Passat, along with missile motor boats Dimitrovgrad, P-257 and Zarechnyi, conducted the drills which consisted of aiming and firing at light targets which simulated imaginary enemy aircraft. The drills consisted of different scenarios involving radiation, chemical and biological hazards […]

  • 13 May 2020

    Philippine Navy’s offshore patrol vessel BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16) caught fire in the Indian Ocean on 7 May. The incident occurred a few hours after the ship departed Port of Cochin, India, for Manila convoy with landing platform dock BRP Davao Del Sur (LD602). The two ships made a stop in India to pick up […]

  • 11 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) tested one of its weapon systems, May 6, by launching multiple RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAM) against multiple airborne and low altitude targets. The RAM is a lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget missile designed to destroy anti-ship missiles and asymmetric air and surface threats. Cmdr. Matt Mowad, Reagan’s […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Industry news

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur was returning to its homeport of CFB Esquimalt, B.C., when a fire was extinguished in the ship’s engine room.   Sailors onboard the warship put out the fire and crew members are managing the situation. Personnel sustained minor injuries but are safe and they are being treated on board. […]

  • 2 July 2015

    Five coastal patrol ships (PC) of the US Navy that have been outfitted with the Griffin Missile System (GMS) conducted a test and proficiency fire June 26-28. The patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) conducted the test fire while USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6) and USS Whirlwind […]

  • 4 March 2015

    Sailors aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and the Portsmouth, Virginia, Fire and Rescue Department responded to a fire aboard the amphibious dock landing ship at approximately 2 p.m. yesterday while the ship was undergoing a maintenance availability at NASSCO/Earl Industries shipyard in Portsmouth, Va. Initial reports indicate that the fire began in an unmanned […]

  • 11 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Russian Borey-class nuclear-powered submarine “Vladimir Monomakh” successfully tested a Bulava ballistic missile, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday.   The missile was launched from a submerged position from the White Sea to the Kura test site on Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. RIA Novosti reports that ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said the launch is part of tests of […]

  • 5 November 2014

    The Russian Navy’s anti-submarine vessel Kerch caught on fire yesterday, November 4, in Sevastopol Navy Base. According to the Russian Navy, the ship was undergoing routine maintenance when the incident occurred. The Russian Ministry of Defence reported that the fire, which broke out in the aft part of the vessel, has been extinguished and that there were no […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 recently worked with MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to complete integrated missions with various surface and air assets from Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island. HSC also made history using a mobile mission control station (MMCS) to operate the MQ-8B. The two-week operation culminated with the […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy ships will be conducting missile firing tests at the Norwegian Andoya Test Center (ATC) in waters off Andenes, Norway. F 124 frigate Sachsen, F123 frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the K 130-class corvette Oldenburg will be taking part in the exercise set to be held between April 18 and 29. Additionally, FGS Sachsen will embark two […]