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  • 23 February 2016

    Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151) vessel Suzunami of the Japanese Navy recently provided help to a yacht during a storm in the Red Sea. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) informed CTF151 that a British flagged sailing yacht was in distress during bad weather in the area. The vessel, Milashka, which had 6 Russian […]

  • 7 August 2015

    On Thursday 6 August 2015, the Head of German Armed Forces Operational Command, Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Fritz, visited the EU Naval Force Operational Headquarter at Northwood. Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Fritz was met by the Deputy Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Christoph Joachim Muller-Meinhard (German Navy). During his visit, Lieutenant General Fritz […]

  • 20 September 2019

    The Norwegian Armed Forces Logistics Organization (FLO) has awarded a framework contract to Endúr Maritime for supplementary maintenance assignments at the naval base Haakonsvern in Bergen. Specifically, the contract comprises maintenance services and alteration work for all vessel classes the navy base at Haakonsvern has or will receive during the framework agreement period. This includes […]

  • 8 February 2016

    The Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Commander’s Conference took place in Bahrain on February 2 2016. The bi-annual conference brings together senior military representatives from CMF members, to update them on CMF’s achievements, assess operational effectiveness and discuss, in an open forum, ways of improving and developing CMF capabilities. In his opening remarks, the Commander of […]

  • 29 March 2016

    Operation Atalanta’s new Force Commander who took command over the force six days ago used the opportunity to meet a Lithuanian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment as his ship, FGs Bayern, rendezvoused with World Food Programme ship MSM Douro. The Lithuanian team that comprises MSM Douro’s Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) met with the Commander in the Gulf of Aden, in the […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Industry news

    This month, a Damen RoRo 5612 was launched at Halong Shipyard in Vietnam. The RoRo is one of nine Damen vessels ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as part of its Sandy Bottom Project. The vessel’s multi-purpose capabilities will be put to use by the Defence Force in a range of situations including law […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Australia, Singapore and Malaysia conducted Exercise BERSAMA LIMA 2014 in South China Sea last month. Warships from the three nations were split into two opposing task groups. Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart formed part of ‘Blue Force’ along with the Republic of Singaporean Navy ships RSS Formidable and Victory and the Royal Malaysian Navy ship KD […]

  • 14 May 2018

    As part of the mission to ensure maritime security in the Gulf of Aden, the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) have conducted a large-scale Focused Operation in conjunction with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR). The operation, known as Three Arrows, started on May 1, 2018, with warships from Japan, Spain and Italy working together along […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

      Article by: Peter Ong The US Navy’s Coastal Riverine Forces (CRF) – comprised of two Coastal Riverine Groups based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Imperial Beach, California – received delivery of its first new Mark VI patrol boat in 2014. Built by SafeBoats International in Bremerton, Washington, the twelve MK VI patrol boats are […]

  • 7 March 2019

    Italian shipbuilder Cantiere Navale Vittoria has awarded Rolls-Royce a contract for the supply of a marine propulsion package for the new offshore patrol vessel being built for the Armed Forces of Malta. The 1800-ton, 74.8-meter, twin-screw vessel will get a pair of PROMAS controllable pitch propellers and rudders, SC722 FCP steering gear, a TT1300 bow […]

  • 25 June 2014

    On Sunday 22 June, the newly-appointed Force Commander of the NATO counter-piracy Task Force, Commodore Aage Buur Jensen, paid an inaugural visit to the EU Force Commander, Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen. Both met at sea on board of EU Naval Force flagship FGS Brandenburg.   Both Force Commanders and their respective staffs used the […]

  • 28 September 2011
    Training & Education

      Peaceful waters of the Northern Territory’s Dundee Beach came alive recently as the venue played host to a spectacular beach landing and extraction. Navy, Army and Air Force Assets joined forces for the exercise, which marked the conclusion of the Minor War Vessel Concentration Period 2-2011. Two waves of amphibious vehicles swept onto Dundee […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Japanese sailors took part in a modified version of the training U.S. Navy Sailors receive to learn the skills needed to perform safe and effective boarding operations at sea. The training took place at Pearl Harbor from September 24 to 26. Sailors from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ships JS Hyuga (DDH 181) and […]

  • 26 April 2017

    The U.S. Navy would have to spend $102 billion per year to build and operate a 355 ship navy, an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office has concluded. The assessment was carried out by the agency after the navy released a new force structure assessment in December 2016 which called for a 355 ship fleet. CBO estimates […]

  • 7 August 2018

    The US Navy’s submarine forces welcomed a new commander in a ceremony onboard the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) August 3 at Naval Station Norfolk. Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard relieved Vice Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo as Commander, Submarine Forces/Submarine Force Atlantic/Allied Submarine Command. Since taking command in September 2015, Tofalo played a […]

  • 25 July 2016
    Industry news

    Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced today it won an order to build a 23,000 ton class logistics support vessel for New Zealand Defence Force’s Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) project. HHI was selected as a preferred bidder in December 2015. HHI will deliver the logistics support vessel to New Zealand by the end of 2019. Under […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Marines and sailors from the Bonhomme Richard expeditionary strike group (ESG) are scheduled to take part in a joint exercise with the Armed Forces of the Philippines which is set to start next week. The 33rd iteration of the Philippines amphibious landing exercise (PHIBLEX 33) will take place on multiple locations in Luzon and Palawan between […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Raytheon Missile Systems has received a $242 million contract to deliver the Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2 system for the Qatari Emiri Navy. The contract, announced by the US defense department May 10, was awarded to the company by the US Naval Sea Systems Command and includes foreign military sales to the governments of Qatar, Egypt, and Turkey. […]

  • 23 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Netherlands-based companies VSTEP and Damen formed a cooperation agreement for the delivery of a Nautis full mission bridge simulator with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project, under which the Bahamian defence force is acquiring a range of Damen patrol vessels, upgrading its existing fleet and developing […]

  • 29 March 2016

    French Navy frigate FS Provence has intercepted a large weapons cache from a small boat (dhow) sailing towards Somalia. Several hundred machine guns, anti-tank weapons and AK47 assault rifles were among the weapons seized from the dhow. The weapons smugglers were spotted heading toward Somalia by Provence’s Caïman helicopter whilst it was undertaking routine surveillance in […]

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

    The Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) bilateral exercise between the United States Navy and the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) will schedule its 21st series of exercise this November 2015. The preparation has been spanning from the Initial Planning Conference (IPC) in May all the way to the Final Planning Conference (FPC) which began […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The 60-meter Royal Bahamas Defence Force Corvette HMBS Nassau (P-61) has arrived at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the Netherlands for an extensive refit. According to the Dutch company, the 17-year old vessel will receive an overhaul that comprises full systems and instrumentation replacement. Additional work also includes steelwork, repainting and full replacement of the vessel […]

  • 24 February 2020

    For the fourth time since 2013, Japan has taken command of Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 at a short ceremony at Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain, relieving the Kuwait Navy of their duties. Since taking command from the Republic of Korea Navy in October last year, Captain Khaled Alkandari and his team have […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Industry news, Vessels

    On November 27, 2017, Fincantieri delivered Offshore Patrol Vessel P61 to the Armed Forces of Malta, following upgrading activities carried out at the Group’s drydocking facility within the Port of Genoa. The aim of the works, which lasted about 6 months, was to improve the reaction capability of the vessel. The upgrade included the installation […]

  • 3 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    A €5 billion deal between Italy and Qatar for the construction of seven navy vessels is now official following an announcement made by Qatar’s foreign minister on Wednesday. “I am pleased to announce the conclusion of a deal between the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces to buy seven naval units from Italy in the context of […]

  • 27 March 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy is establishing a task force that will focus solely on ocean science, the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy announced on March 24. Named Task Force Ocean, the unit is part of an effort to further assess the state of ocean science in the Navy, which encompasses its oceanographic infrastructure, technologies, technical workforce and […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, commander, Naval Surface Forces, visited General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard, Aug. 25, to review progress and speak with the crews of three new guided-missile destroyers currently under construction for the U.S. Navy. Rowden held a series of all-hands calls with the crews of Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyers Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt […]

  • 1 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin has completed its first patrol in the Middle East region, arriving into the Port of Muscat, Oman. The 23-day patrol within the Combined Maritime Forces will be the ship’s longest single stretch at sea during this deployment. Darwin’s ship’s company conducted several boardings, with the highlight […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In 2015 Swedish Navy joined an organization called the European Amphibious Initiative (EAI) formed by five EU nations in 2000. The initiators were France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK. The aim of this organization is to strengthen the interoperability of European forces and optimize and improve European amphibious operations capabilities through training and exercises. […]