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  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Alliance, the only surviving British WW2era ocean going submarine has become the first accessible submarine in the world. As part of the £7m conservation project to restore HMS Alliance back to her former glory, a lift has been installed to assist people with mobility difficulties to go on board the historic submarine. Chris Munns, […]

  • 4 December 2018

    UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson has confirmed that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the new appointment of First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff. Vice Admiral Tony Radakin CB is to be promoted Admiral and appointed First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, in succession to Admiral Sir Philip Jones. Defence Secretary […]

  • 10 April 2016

    The Royal Navy now has a new leader as Admiral Sir Philip Jones took over the role of the First Sea Lord from Admiral Sir George Zambellas on April 8. In the great cabin of the world’s oldest commissioned warship, HMS Victory, Admiral Zambellas formally handed over command of more than 30,000 men and women, nearly […]

  • 20 June 2019

    The Royal Navy welcomed its new First Sea Lord in a formal ceremony aboard HMS Victory on June 19. Admiral Tony Radakin took over from Admiral Sir Philip Jones who stepped down after three years at the helm as First Sea Lord – and 41 years serving his nation. Jones formally handed over command of […]

  • 8 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Momentous event for the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya took place recently as the Fighter’s wheels touched the deck for the first time. MiG-29KUB, piloted by the hero of the Russian Federation, honored test pilot of the RF, Colonel, Nikolay Diorditsa  made a few approaches over the ship at different heights and touched the deck for […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Indian Navy’s first of six Scorpene diesel-electric attack submarines, INS Kalvari, was set afloat today. Held at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai, this event marks the start of the vessel’s sea trials. It is estimated that INS Kalvari will spend some 10 months conducting its trials after which it will join the Navy’s fleet in September 2016. Built at Mazagon Dockyard Ltd (MDL) […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s first Joint High Speed Vessel, USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), successfully completed its Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) end-to-end event, NAVSEA announced Oct. 3. This test represents the last event in the JHSV program’s IOT&E schedule, a series of post-delivery test and trials designed to determine the operational effectiveness and suitability of the […]

  • 7 September 2012

    Two Years after Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering embarked on building Korea’s first naval rescue and salvage ship, the 3,500-ton Tongyeong, he is launched on Tuesday. He will be handed to the Navy, during the next year. The Navy’s older rescue ships, the Pyeongtaek and the Gwangyang, were second-hand bought from the U.S. Navy in […]

  • 14 January 2015
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship has carried out her first inspection of a fishing vessel in Antarctic Waters. HMS Protector met the fishing vessel while on patrol in Antarctic waters and made arrangements to carry out the inspection. It was conducted under the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which […]

  • 26 February 2013

    It was a juggernaut; a Confederate 275-foot blackened structure of iron that would forever change the face of warfare. The ship was a black-iron beast reborn from the frigate Merrimack, a burnt husk raised and armor-clad, transformed into a ship with no purpose but war. Its formidable complement boasted more than 300 men and its […]

  • 24 April 2012

    Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare announced the arrival in Adelaide of the first of three state of the art horizon-search radars for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD). “The AN/SPQ-9B radar is located on the main mast of the destroyers and can track over 200 radar contacts simultaneously with a high level of […]

  • 1 December 2011
    Training & Education

      Having won nine Navy Commander’s prizes, Pacific Fleet (PF) gained the lead of Russian Navy in training year of 2011, said PF Commander’s press secretary Capt 1 rank Roman Martov. “It was said at the session of PF Military Council that seamen, aviators, missilemen, and marines of Pacific Fleet had won nine Navy Commander’s […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This is the US Navy’s first exercise of its kind with ASEAN.

  • 27 October 2011
    Training & Education

    When U.S. and royal Cambodian navies began their 2nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia exercise Oct. 20, three Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) were looking forward to the week ahead more than others. For them, it would be their first visit to their ancestral homeland. Gas Turbine Systems […]

  • 22 January 2014
    Industry news

    The Indian Navy will begin sea trials for its first domestically-built nuclear-powered submarine, INS Arihant, in a few weeks, as reported by the Zee News.   INS Arihant is a 6,000-ton vessel built under the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam, India. Russia also assisted in the design of […]

  • 27 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

    The Navy’s first Mobile User Objective System satellite was launched Feb. 24 from Space Launch Complex 41. MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical communications system designed to improve communications for U.S. forces on the move. MUOS will provide military users simultaneous voice, video and data capability by leveraging 3G mobile communications technology. Born from the […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irving Shipbuilding celebrated the start of production of Canada’s First Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS) at its Halifax Shipyard. Delivery of the first HMCS Harry DeWolf-class ship is expected in 2018. Production has begun on two units for the centre section of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship. The ship is the first of up to 21 […]

  • 18 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The number of pirate attacks have fallen sharply in the first half of 2012, led by a drop in Somali piracy, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy report revealed yesterday, but warned that these numbers were offset by a worrying increase of attacks in the Gulf of Guinea. Overall, […]

  • 15 October 2012

    First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope has seen his flag hoisted at HMS Victory in a handover ceremony with the new Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral David Steel. Earlier the outgoing Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery, had stepped down from his duties after 37 years of naval service. Trumpets sounded at […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Training of crews for two Russian Mistral-class amphibious assault ships will be held on the first built ship… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, September 28, 2012

  • 31 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Air Force’s newest helicopter, the NH90, has successfully completed its first landing on the Navy’s multi-role vessel, HMNZS CANTERBURY. The interface trial is the first stage of a process intended to integrate helicopter and ship operations – an important step towards the New Zealand Defence Force goal of establishing a Joint Amphibious Task Force […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Hetman Sahaydachnyi, the Ukrainian Navy frigate, finished the first patrolling as part of European Naval Force Operation Atalanta from 5 to15th of January.   The primary goal of Hetman’s presence was to perform counter-piracy operations, secure civil ships carrying out tasks within the World Food Program (WFP), partner with countries, structures and organizations represented in […]

  • 6 December 2012
    Industry news

    Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of the Navy’s first joint high-speed vessel at Austal Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Dec. 5. USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), a joint high-speed vessel, or JHSV, is designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment. MSC will own and operate Spearhead and the eight other JHSVs that are under […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Three women have made history by becoming the first ever female submariners to serve in the Royal Navy, the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced yesterday.   After 110 years of the Silent Service, pioneering Lieutenants Maxine Stiles, Alex Olsson and Penny Thackray have become the first women to serve onboard a Vanguard class submarine. Following […]

  • 28 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

      BMT ARGOSS, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced that Jersey Coastguard will be the first place in the world to use version 4 of its internationally recognised Search and Rescue Information System (SARIS). This technology is designed to help pinpoint anybody or […]

  • 20 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

    “Vitse-admiral Kulakov” returned to its homebase in Severomorsk in December last year, after 20 years of repairs, GTRK Murman reports. The v… By Trude Pettersen (Barentsobserver) [mappress] Source: Barentsobserver, February 20, 2011; 

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy divers and specially trained handlers removed the first cannon from the Savannah River during the current phase of the recovery of the CSS Georgia ironclad yesterday. The cannon has been at the bottom of the Savannah River since December 1864 when the Confederate crew scuttled the CSS Georgia during their retreat from Savannah. […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Turkish Navy maintains a large fleet of medium sized landing vessels. There are 25 LCT’s and 16 LCM’s according to Jane’s fighting Ships in the inventory of Turkish Navy. The newest of these vessels is more than 20 years old and their top speed is around 8,5 knots. In 2007, Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (UDI), submitted […]

  • 12 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta recently completed her first underway replenishment in the Gulf of Aden during her deployment to the Middle East. HMAS Arunta deployed under the Australian operation Manitou which supports the US-led Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) to fight terrorism and prevent piracy. The frigate completed her first RAS in company with US Navy oiler USNS […]