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  • 26 April 2012
    Authorities

    All eleven pirates that were apprehended by EU Naval Force warship FS Nivose in May 2009 and transferred to Kenyan authorities in May 2009 were found guilty on 19 April 2012.  By ruling of the Magistrate the eleven pirates now face 20 years imprisonment. It was 3 years ago when French frigate FS Nivose – […]

  • 14 September 2011
    Authorities

      If you’re looking for the Fleet Air Arm unit at the very top of its game, look no further than the Merlins of 820 Naval Air Squadron. The Culdrose-based squadron can rightly call itself ‘the best of the best’ after bagging all four major naval aviation trophies for its global deeds over the past […]

  • 9 September 2011
    Authorities

      General Major Yury Zviryk was appointed a new director of Black Sea/Azov Coast Guard Department; his previos post was the head of FSB Frontier Service, Abkhazian branch, reported press service of Krasnodar regional administration on Sept 6. Zviryk has shifted Fedor Cherednichenko whose next position will be deputy director of FSB Frontier Service, Southern […]

  • 29 April 2014
    Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) got underway April 28 for the first time since returning from a nine-month deployment in December 2013.   Nimitz set sail for a routine flight deck certification. Completing flight deck certification is essential in preserving the ship’s warfighting capabilities. “We are excited to get back to sea,” said […]

  • 22 April 2014
    Authorities

    Senior officials from the Philippines have thanked the team in charge of the UK Armed Forces’ month-long response to the typhoon which devastated their islands last year. The Royal Navy – spearheaded by HMS Daring and Illustrious – and the RAF in particular played a key role in delivering aid and providing help last November […]

  • 30 April 2012
    Training & Education

    More than 100 Sailors from commands around Navy Region Northwest attended the third annual Women’s Symposium Mentorship Program on Naval Base Kitsap (NBK), April 26. The symposium is designed to provide mentorship to all service members stationed in the Northwest by providing them with support and guidance. “I think the importance of holding this is […]

  • 28 February 2014
    Industry news

    Two months after the final acceptance of the FoC ASW Virginio Fasan the Italian Navy has enlarged the existing fleet with the third FREMM Frigate, Carlo MARGOTTINI.   The ceremony was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia (Italy). The FREMM Margottini is in Anti Submarine Warfare configuration as well as Fasan. The […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Industry news

    Britain today has a new flagship with assault ship HMS Bulwark assuming the proud mantle from her sister. Just two days after HMS Albion made her final entry to Plymouth for three years – and three days after she herself completed her last major training exercise, Bulwark is ready to assume the key role. For […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Industry news

    China handed over two Type 053H1 frigates to Myanmar Navy. The ships obtained hull numbers F21 and F23. Type 053H1 frigates Jianghu-2 (modernized version of Type 053H1 Jianghu-1, retrofitted Soviet Project 50 escort ship) were built in China in 1981-88 by Hudong Shipyard (Shanghai). In total, ten such ships were built for Chinese Navy, one […]

  • 13 April 2011
    Authorities

      The Indian Navy is all set to get its first batch of all women Observers. All cadets training as Observers at the Naval Academy in Kochi are… (ibnlive) [mappress] Source: ibnlive, April 13, 2011;

  • 30 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) was presented with the Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) award for meritorious service from Jan. 29, 2011 to March 12, 2012 at Marginal Wharf on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Sept. 26. The MUC is given for valorous or meritorious achievement by a unit. Former Secretary of the Navy […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships and aircraft from 17 countries are taking part in Baltic Sea naval drills as part of exercise BALTOPS which started on Friday, June 3 and runs until June 20. A total of 49 ships, 61 aircraft, one submarine, and a combined amphibious landing force of 700 U.S. Finnish and Swedish troops will participate in […]

  • 2 October 2012
    Training & Education

    From the Moray Firth to the Clyde warships, submarines and aircraft have been getting ready for the start of Europe’s largest military exercise. Exercise Joint Warrior involves 24 ships, two submarines , 40 aircraft and over 4,500 military personnel from ten countries, including the US, France, Canada, Germany and Estonia. The two-week long exercise is […]

  • 16 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a task order under a previously awarded contract to provide engineering and technical services to support efforts to improve U.S. Navy shipboard technical data environments. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) task order contains a base period with two, one-year option […]

  • 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 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

      The Adm. Stanley R. Arthur Awards for Logistics Excellence were presented to Department of the Navy logistical employees during a ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., June 7. The awards were established in 1997, to recognize individuals and specially-formed logistics teams each year, that best personify logistics professionalism and distinction. “The […]

  • 27 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

    US Navy warships will soon be equipped with fearful combination weapons mounts boasting both heavy machine-guns and high powered laser rayguns, it has been announced. Manufacturer Boeing says it has inked a teaming agreement with the US operations of arms globo-mammoth BAE Systems to build the Mk 38 Mod 2 Tactical Laser System to naval […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy’s ships are progressively getting a facelift – sporting a new paint scheme that is turning heads. On 29 July, hydrographic vessels, HMA Ships Benalla and Shepparton made the slow descent off the Tropical Reef Shipyard in Cairns slipway and back into the water gleaming in the haze grey shipside paint. Upon […]

  • 29 July 2014
    Industry news

    The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company has elected Thomas A. Kennedy, age 59, as Chairman of the Board of Raytheon Company effective October 1, 2014.   This action follows notice to the Board by William H. Swanson, Raytheon’s current Chairman of the Board, of his retirement from the Company effective September 30, 2014. Mr. […]

  • 13 February 2014
    Industry news

    The tugboat of project 90600 “RB-401”, built by Russian Pella shipyard, joined the Russian Navy on February 1st, 2014 at a ceremony in Kaliningrad.   The tugboat is intended for towing and berthing operations, as well as refloating of ships and vessels, fire fighting operations at floating and shore objects, ice breaking, erosion operations, oil […]

  • 29 October 2012

    Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) ordered all U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads, Va., area to set Sortie Condition Alpha Oct. 26 in preparation for an upcoming sortie as Hurricane Sandy travels up the East Coast. Adm. Bill Gortney, USFF commander, has directed ships to sortie between this afternoon and early tomorrow morning. USS […]

  • 30 July 2014
    Training & Education

    From its RIMPAC 2014 headquarters, onboard the United States Navy Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu, the Australian Amphibious Task Group (ATG) has commanded an Expeditionary Strike Group made up of 13 warships and a combined landing force of soldiers and marines from Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the Republic of South Korea, […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    When Captain Lee Goddard handed over the ‘weight’ of command to Captain Ivan Ingham recently, the ceremony marked a significant turning point in the career for the outgoing HMAS Perth Commanding Officer. After career at sea spanning more than 20 years including command of HMA Ships Parramatta and Perth, Captain Goddard is now looking forward […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Authorities

    Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Providence (SSN 719) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., Aug. 21. Cmdr. Anthony “Tony” S. Grayson relieved Cmdr. Michael G. Quan during the ceremony. The keynote speaker, Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, director, Submarine Warfare Division on the Chief of Naval Operations’ […]

  • 13 June 2012
    Training & Education

    Raytheon Company has received a $79 million contract from the U.S. Navy for 47 more Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT) systems. NMT is one of three Raytheon Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) terminals that are in production and have successfully interoperated with the AEHF satellite. The other two are the U.S. Army’s Secure Mobile Anti-jam Reliable […]

  • 2 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Commodore Little takes over from Commodore Stephen Dearden who is leaving the Royal Navy after 34 years service to take up a post with Rolls-Royce in Derby. Commodore Little joins Devonport following a course at the Royal College of Defence Studies where he was promoted to Commodore. He joined the Royal Navy in 1984. Following […]

  • 11 October 2012
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The most advanced ship simulator in the Navy has been installed at Dartmouth, featuring photo-realistic recreations of key harbours to train bridge teams. The upgrade to the replica bridge at Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) features photo-realistic recreations of key harbours such as Portsmouth and Plymouth, immersing trainee naval officers, budding navigators and experienced ship’s […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Training & Education

    In accordance with the navy rearmament program, JSC Astrakhan Ship Repair Plant have built and delivered a new harbor hug RB-259… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 29, 2012

  • 13 April 2014
    Training & Education

    USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) was presented the 2013 Omaha Trophy, by Commander, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Adm. Cecil D. Haney, during a ceremony at the Puget Sound Navy Museum, Bremerton Wash., April 11.   The Omaha Trophy is awarded annually to USSTRATCOM units who demonstrate the highest standards of performance in the command’s mission areas, […]