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  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) is scheduled to depart Naval Base San Diego June 22 on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific. Before the ship begins its actual deployment, it will participate in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships […]

  • 22 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock HMAS Adelaide III has marked her first visit to the city of Adelaide by delivering vehicles and personnel for the Australian Army’s Exercise Hamel 2016. Over 600 personnel from four military services have joined the Royal Australian Navy’s amphibious ship, HMAS Adelaide for a transit from Brisbane to Adelaide […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 ship USNS Mercy departed Timor-Leste June 21, after completing two weeks of subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) in civil-military disaster response preparedness, cooperative health engagements (CHE) and engineering projects. A key event of this mission stop was the five-day humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) symposium, which was co-hosted by the Timor-Leste […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Photos: Italian Navy Italian and U.S. Navy have completed the first international replenishment at sea (RAS) to involve the transfer of alternative fuel, in this case a synthetic biodiesel (Green Diesel) produced in Italy. On June 16, Italian Navy auxiliary ship Etna replenished the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and Great Green Fleet ship USS Mason on one […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Danish Department of Defence celebrated the delivery of its first three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters by having one of the aircraft land aboard the Danish frigate Iver Huitfeldt in Copenhagen Harbor, Denmark, June 6. The helicopters were delivered by the U.S. Navy under a $686 million foreign military sales (FMS) agreement. Overall, nine MH-60Rs will replace the Royal […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Four diesel generators and engines for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) have been shipped to Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax shipyard where GE has begun acceptance testing on the first AOPS propulsion motor, expected to ship in early July. GE’s Marine Solutions business in Peterborough, Ontario is thereby completing one of the first […]

  • 10 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Former U.S. Navy research vessel R/V Melville, now BRP Gregorio Velasquez, arrived to Manila, Philippines today, June 10 as the Philippine Navy’s first dedicated research vessel. The U. S. Navy transferred ownership of BRP Gregorio Velasquez to the Philippine on April 27, 2016. The 279 feet (85m) long vessel arrived to the country after almost a month and […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has been granted the first U.S. patent for a method to simultaneously extract carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater. According to the U.S. Navy agency, this single process provides all the raw materials necessary for the production of synthetic liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Researchers from the U.S. Naval Reserve, the Office of […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    The German Navy is set to start receiving first NH90 NTH ‘Sea Lion’ helicopters in the second half of 2019. The NHIndustries-built helicopters will replace the old ‘Sea King’ which has been in service with the navy for 40 years. A 1990 initiative to replace both the ‘Sea King’ and the ‘Sea Lynx’ with a multi-role […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the nation’s first FF-II guided-missile frigate at its Geoje shipyard. The ship was named Daegu and received pennant number 818 during a ceremony held June 2. Displacing 2800 tonnes, the new frigate measures 122 meters in length and can reach speeds of 30 knots, DSME […]

  • 7 June 2016
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    Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth today departed HMAS Stirling naval base at Rockingham, Western Australia for her first operational deployment to the Middle East region for Operation Manitou. Perth’s departure is the first operational deployment for an Anzac Class frigate with the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade. The frigate completed the upgrade in October […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The second of two new Royal Navy aircraft carriers, HMS Prince of Wales, has reached a milestone in her program with the arrival of her first dedicated senior naval officer, Captain Ian Groom, on May 23, 2016. As the title of senior naval officer suggests, Captain Groom is the Royal Navy’s man in charge of […]

  • 6 June 2016
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    Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation launched the Philipine Coast Guard’s first multi role response vessel (MRRV) last May. The launching and naming ceremony was held at the Isogo Works Yokohama Shipyard in Yokohama, Japan and was attended by Philippine Coast Guard officials. The first 44-meter vessel was named “Tubbataha”, after one of the lighthouses in the […]

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

    HNoMS Uredd, an Ula-class submarine, recently became the first Norwegian submarine to fire the IDAS submarine launched missile system from a submerged position. Interactive Defence and Attack System for Submarines (IDAS) is a missile system developed by the IDAS Consortium, formed by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and Diehl BGT Defence. While the IDAS system was already successfully test-fired from […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS delivered ‘Gamal Abdel Nasser’, the first of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers, to the Egyptian Navy on June 2. The LHD (Landing Helo Dock) ships were acquired by the Arab Republic of Egypt on October 10, 2015. Built by STX France in Saint-Nazaire the two Mistral-class vessels were originally meant for Russia. France, however, suspended the […]

  • 1 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Insitu Inc., a Washington-based UAV manufacturer, a contract to produce initial six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems. Under the $71.55 million contract, Insitu, a Boeing company, will deliver the air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, shipboard equipment kits, and systems engineering and program management. The RQ-21A Blackjack system is, at […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Italian Navy’s Horizon-class air-defence destroyer Andrea Doria launched their first MU90 torpedo in the Gulf of Taranto, May 24, 2016. During the exercise, a fictional sonar contact is included on the combat system management computer (CMS). Once the contact appears, the weapon system orders the torpedo to launch and fire. The torpedo is fired into […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The United States Committee on Appropriations has approved the FY2017 Defense Appropriations Bill which includes $1.0 billion in Navy shipbuilding funds to build the first USCG-operated icebreaker since FY1990. The United States currently relies on just one heavy vessel and one medium vessel, one of which has been in service for 40 years. “Our FY2017 defense funding […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    SAFE Boats International (SBI), a Washington based manufacturer of aluminum boats has completed the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) on contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). A naming ceremony was held at SAFE Boats International facilities on May 26, 2016 to name the vessel the “Alexandria” as well […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) received its first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) as the ‘Independence’ finished sea trials and cruised to its new home at Tuas Naval Base on May 26. LMV Independence is one of the eight LMVs that will replace the current Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PVs). The new ships will be more efficient than […]

  • 25 May 2016
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    Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft recently completed its maiden flight. The aircraft flew a short distance from Renton Airfield to Boeing Field in Washington State USA, to where the P-8A’s mission systems will be installed as part of project AIR 7000. The $5.4 billion P-8A program will provide Australia’s future manned maritime patrol and […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) made history May 23 as she became the first ship of her kind to have an MV-22B Osprey land on her flight deck. The MV-22B and crew are part of “The Thunder Chickens” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263 (VMM-263), based out of Marine Corps Air Station […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed its first Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd. Captain Kyd, who will be responsible for leading the men and women who will operate the 65,000 tonne ship from her future base port, Portsmouth Naval Base, took command of his ship May 24. In his first speech to […]

  • 23 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s division for unmanned aircraft systems recently achieved a milestone as their ScanEagle UAV completed the first of class flight trial in late March. During the trials, which were conducted onboard HMAS Choules, the Aviation Maintenance and Flight Trails Unit assessed all facets of unmanned aircraft systems operation in an embarked setting. The fixed-wing […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Royal Navy of Oman has taken possession of the first High Speed Support Vessel, RNOV Al Mubshir. The RNOV Al Mubshir is the first of two 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) to be delivered to the Royal Navy of Oman under a US$124.9 million design, construct and integrated logistics support contract. Austal […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities

    Irish Navy’s offshore patrol vessel LÉ Róisín has taken part in the first rescue operation in the Mediterranean since it joined the life saving efforts in May 2016. Following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre on May 16, the LÉ Róisín successfully located and rescued a total of 125 migrants from a rubber craft located […]