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  • 8 September 2017
    Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy is forging ahead with new technologies to counter the threat of sea mines to military and commercial vessels. The Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, said the prevalence and increasing sophistication of sea mines means the Royal Australian Navy must continue to improve the way it finds and disposes […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Training & Education

    One hundred and two incidents of piracy and armed robbery have been reported for the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African waters, according to figures released today in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) global piracy report. In total, 11 vessels were reported hijacked worldwide, with […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Industry news

    A major milestone has been reached by the Indian Register of Shipping with the advent of naval vessels being maintained in IRClass IRClass, the Indian Register of Shipping, on April 26th announced an increase in the range and level of services it provides to the Indian Navy, with the advent of naval vessels in service […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share, an increase of $0.10 or 100 percent over the $0.10 per share dividend paid in each of the four prior quarters. The $0.20 per share dividend will be payable on Dec. 13, 2013, to shareholders […]

  • 8 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US is increasing its military presence in Europe by adding two more ballistic missile ships to its Rota Naval Base in Spain. These are the first American ships home-ported here since Polaris-missile submarines left in the 1970s, U.S. base officials said. Guarding Against Missile Attack, Pirates Rota is key real estate, said Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    It has been evolution rather than revolution at Australian Fleet Logistics Support Element – Submarines (FLSE SUBS) over the past year as ongoing upgrades to facilities and an update of procedures at the Fleet Base West warehouse facility significantly increased efficiencies.   As part of a restructure in July 2013 where the Joint Logistics Unit […]

  • 24 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy announced plans Jan. 23 to promote safety and provide education and awareness on the dangers of irresponsible alcohol use and the negative impact it has on mission accomplishment, by introducing the use of alcohol detection devices (ADD) across the fleet. As part of the Secretary of the Navy’s (SECNAV) 21st Century Sailor and […]

  • 11 March 2015

    The Australian Government has adjusted the framework for the 2014 Australian Defence Force Workplace Remuneration Arrangement to include provision for personnel to receive a pay increase. In a joint statement on 4 March, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Defence Minister Kevin Andrews agreed to seek approval from the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal to vary the […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) partnered with regional NATO allies Romania and Bulgaria for a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Black Sea, March 19, to enhance maritime capabilities between these countries.   The exercise allowed Truxtun and the Romanian navy the opportunity to conduct a series of communication drills and data-sharing exercises to improve […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The past few days have seen unusually intense Russian air activity over the Gulf of Finland and the Baltic Sea. Air activity intensified on December 6 and has continued during the first days of the week. No violations of Finnish airspace have been observed. Most Russian packages have departed from bases within Russia’s mainland and […]

  • 4 March 2014

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus yesterday announced an increase in Career Sea Pay (CSP) and Career Sea Pay Premium (CSP-P) for eligible Sailors and Marines serving aboard ships whose primary mission is conducted at sea.   “Those Sailors and Marines on sea duty, deployed away from home around the world, are the backbone of […]

  • 15 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) team up with their Military Sealift Command (MSC) civilian mariner counterparts in the ship’s engineering spaces to learn ship systems and begin to develop an engineering plant qualifications program for Sailors that has not existed since the ship’s merger between the Navy and MSC.   Frank […]

  • 22 June 2017

    The Canadian Coast Guard announced it has started its 2017 Arctic operational season during which seven Canadian ice breakers are set to deploy. The Coast Guard said it is expanding its Arctic season in 2017-2018 and will continue to gradually increase its presence over the next several years. Icebreakers will be supporting ocean science, management, and […]

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

    Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) kicked off a partnership with Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) Oct. 27. The partnership is designed to increase self-sufficiency and material readiness at the shipboard level and is intended to last throughout the Gettysburg’s current maintenance availability. During the course of the partnership Gettysburg will send six […]

  • 2 November 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy is set to profit from new electromagnetic maneuver warfare (EMW) capabilities which are emerging from laboratories to make an operational impact in the fleet, US Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders announced on November 1. The announcement is the result of US Navy investing in electromagnetic maneuver warfare while new […]

  • 12 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) took part in a simulated non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) off the coast of Scotland, Oct. 8. The exercise included evacuating 11 Royal Navy midshipmen posing as citizens in simulated danger from Mallaig, Scotland to Gettysburg on two rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIB). The exercise was planned by the Joint Tactical […]

  • 17 June 2011

    THE CHIEF of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) modernization program said that a budget increase next year is needed to beef up mar… By Johanna Paola D. Poblete (bworldonline) [mappress] Source: bworldonline., June 17, 2011;

  • 21 March 2013
    Industry news

    Raytheon Company’s Board of Directors has voted to increase the company’s annual dividend payout rate by 10 percent, from $2.00 to $2.20 per share. The Board also authorized payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.55 per outstanding share of common stock, to be paid on May 2, 2013, to shareholders of record as of […]

  • 13 October 2011

      The United States government will increase its warships’ visits in the Philippines as it strengthens its presence in the Asia Pacific region… By Jun Pasaylo (philstar) [mappress] Source: philstar, October 13, 2011;

  • 25 May 2012
    Training & Education

    U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) launched a beta test May 23, to obtain Fleet feedback that will help determine the most effective approach for implementation of a Navy-wide alcohol breathalyzer program. The 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, announced by the Secretary of the Navy in March, outlined the Navy-wide breathalyzer program as a way […]

  • 16 April 2014

    The United States is concerned about reports of increased violence in Ukraine, and continues to call on Russia to de-escalate the situation, Pentagon officials said yesterday (April 15).   Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen echoed the U.S. concern during a media availability in Luxembourg on the same day. There has been no substantial […]

  • 13 July 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Lessons learned from the prolific increase in building workboats for the offshore wind farm sector can benefit the military user, according to CTruk CEO Andy White. Andy told the audience at a Royal Institute of Naval Architects conference entitled Warships 2015: Future Surface Vessels that developments in vessel design, construction and operation as a result […]

  • 11 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Defense ministers of the UK and Norway have agreed to step up their defense relationship during a November 10 meeting where UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced new cooperation on maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) and exercises. After a visit to Norway’s top military headquarters, close to the Arctic Circle on Thursday, Fallon announced that the UK and Norway […]

  • 30 January 2012
    Industry news

      In the current year, volume of works on state defense order placed at Nerpa ship-repair plant (affiliate of JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center, Polyarny) will grow up almost twice, reports the yard’s press service. In 2012, the yard is to complete technical recovery of three multipurpose nuclear-powered submarines – Project 945A SSN Pskov, Project […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Number of launch tubes on Borei-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines will be increased from 16 to 20 beginning from the fourth sub named SSBN Svyatitel Nikolai, reports ITAR-TASS referring to a spokesman for defense industry. At present, armament of Yury Dolgoruky-class nuclear-powered submarines (Project 955 Borei) consists of 16 three-stage solid-propellant SLBMs R-30 Bulava with […]

  • 2 August 2011

    The Nigerian Navy said it would be beefing up its forward operational bases with state-of-the-art technological equipment to enable proper p… By PHILIP NWOSU (sunnewsonline) [mappress] Source: sunnewsonline, August 2, 2011;

  • 5 August 2011
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

      Inflation has hit the navy hard, and the government says the Russians are partly to blame. The cost of building next generation naval warshi… By Gautam Datt (indiatoday) [mappress] Source: indiatoday, August 5, 2011;  

  • 21 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Navies and maritime security forces from Europe, South America, the United States, and Gulf of Guinea nations began training for the multinational maritime exercise, Obangame Express, March 20, 2017. Obangame will officially kick off on March 23, when nations begin executing real-world scenarios. For the next three days, African countries are preparing for the exercise by participating in […]

  • 9 January 2012
    Industry news

    BMT Defence Services Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has had its status as Recognised Organisation (RO) renewed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with an increased scope. The RO status permits BMT to undertake assurance activities on behalf of the MOD Naval Authorities. […]