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  • 26 April 2012

    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

      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

      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

    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 […]

  • 13 April 2011

      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;

  • 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 […]

  • 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

    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 […]

  • 26 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

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  • 28 August 2015

    The Sailors aboard USS Stockdale (DDG 106) are undergoing Combined Training Unit Exercise and Joint Task Force Exercise (COMPTUEX/JTFEX), the final step in certifying the John C. Stennis Strike Group to deploy. The ship has run through a variety of scenarios designed to test every aspect of the crew’s ability to respond throughout the approximately […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Irish Naval Service flagship the LÉ EITHNE conducted a successful rescue operation of 300 migrants, 45 kilometres North of Tripoli in the early hours of Friday the 29th of May. The migrants were on board a barge that was attempting to cross the South Central Mediterranean. Having successfully transferred 201 rescuees over to the […]

  • 1 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy is set to provide escorts to the Queen Elizabeth 2 passenger liner as she sails into and out of Liverpool this weekend. HMS Pembroke, a Sandown-class minehunter vessel, the most manoeuvrable vessel in the Navy’s order of battle, will accompany the iconic ship from Bar Light to the city’s Cruise Liner Terminal on […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol ship has been carrying out an intense programme of Antarctic Treaty inspections since the start of the new year. It has been a busy summer for HMS Protector which is carrying out Antarctic patrols on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), surveys for the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office […]

  • 19 December 2014

    The Blue crew of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Alabama (SSBN 731) welcomed their new commanding officer during a ceremony at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Dec. 18. Cmdr. Paul Reinhardt relieved Cmdr. Brad Terry, who assumed command of the Blue crew in May 2012, completed four strategic deterrent patrols, earned the 2013 Navy […]

  • 22 April 2015

    US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at the Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. Cmdr. Jeffery S. Smith, a native of Independence, Ky., was relieved by Cmdr. John W. Hale as commanding officer the submarine on April 21. Recently, the vessel successfully completed a week-long sea trial, […]

  • 7 July 2014

    This was once one of Germany’s most famous military decorations – now a prized trophy aboard Portsmouth minehunter HMS Hurworth, 70 years after the ship’s predecessor shot down its holder’s bomber.   In 1943, the previous Hurworth – a destroyer – shot down a Luftwaffe Junkers 88 dive-bomber over Sicily during the month-long battle to […]