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  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 18 to conduct a goodwill visit as part of Westploy 16. Westploy 16 is HMCS Vancouver’s deployment aimed at building strong ties between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the navies of Asia-Pacific countries while also promoting peace and security in the region. Prior to […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Units from from the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 arrived in Busan for a port visit, October 16. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers USS Barry (DDG […]

  • 12 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver arrived in Singapore October 11 for a goodwill visit as part of Westploy 16. Westploy 16 is HMCS Vancouver’s deployment aimed at building ties between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the navies of Asia-Pacific countries. Since departing its home port of Esquimalt, British Columbia, in June, HMCS Vancouver has operated extensively throughout […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian submarine and shipbuilder ASC announced October 11 that the Australian Government decided to separate the company into three businesses. According to the decision, ASC is splitting into separate shipbuilding, submarine sustainment and infrastructure companies. The board and management of the company welcomed the separation adding that the undertaking was based upon an already successful operating model. ASC Chairman […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth, currently conducting counter-terrorism operations in the Indian Ocean region, visited Seychelles and the island’s National Drug Enforcement Agency. During Perth’s visit to the islands, two Royal Australian Navy officers, Lieutenants Tim Russell-Cook and Richard Morris, conducted a goodwill visit to the Maritime Element of the Agency. The visit included tours […]

  • 30 September 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) hosted Defense Secretary Ash Carter in its homeport of San Diego, September 29. During the visit, Carter delivered a speech on the flight deck about the future of the rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region and ongoing security challenges there. “We in the United States are […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) wrapped up its four-day port visit to Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 26. San Jacinto, part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (Ike CSG), is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve which is aimed at eliminating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The cruiser […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s sail training ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano arrived at Praia, the capital city of Cape Verde, following port visits to Lisbon, Portugal and Las Palmas, Canary Islands. As soon as the ship docked On September 21, a series of protocol activities commenced, starting with the official welcoming ceremony in honor of the Spanish ambassador […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands for a regularly scheduled port call on September 24. The port call provided Momsen’s crew an opportunity to refresh after four months of operations in the Western Pacific and South China Sea as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    U.S. defense contractor General Dynamics has had the opportunity to see how its unmanned underwater vehicles operated in the harsh Arctic environment at the U.S. Navy’s ICEX exercise. ICEX is an Arctic proving ground sponsored by the U.S. Navy every two years. The purpose of the exercise is to validate and assess operational capabilities in […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    USS Wichita, the U.S. Navy’s 13th littoral combat ship was launched during a September 17 ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Marinette. Lockheed Martin, the company leading the industry team that builds the Freedom variant of LCS ships has shared a video of LCS 13 hitting the water moments after being christened. Ship sponsor, Kate […]

  • 15 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer, future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) pulled into Naval Station Norfolk September 14 for another port visit on the 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego. Crewed by 147 sailors, Zumwalt is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers designed to strengthen naval power. Capt. James A. […]

  • 13 September 2016
    Authorities

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer has visited Gibraltar for a second time, four years after the ship’s first visit to the British overseas territory. The Portsmouth-based destroyer stopped off in the harbour as she prepares to head east of Suez on maritime security operations. It was a busy day in the port as Daring met […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate INS Trikand has arrived at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on a three day visit, as part of it’s deployment to the East Coast of Africa and Island nations in the Western Indian Ocean. The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet based at Mumbai under the Western Naval Command and […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities

    Operation Atalanta’s force commander Commodore René Luyckx recently visited fellow mission-warship ESPS Atalanta in the Gulf of Aden. The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Tromp is the current Flagship of counter-piracy Operation Atalanta. Whilst patrolling in the Gulf of Aden recently she was in close proximity with fellow Operation Atalanta warship, ESPS Santa Maria so the force […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Formidable-class frigate RSS Steadfast made a port call at the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)’s Yokosuka Naval Base from August 22 to September 5, 2016. During the port call, RSN Fleet Commander Colonel Cheong Kwok Chien called on Commander-in-Chief of the JMSDF Fleet Vice-Admiral (VADM) Yasuhiro Shigeoka and Commandant of […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Somalia’s Force Commander, Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Luyckx, took the opportunity to visit Operation Atalanta’s Italian warship, ITS Euro, recently. After being welcomed onboard the Italian warship by her commanding officer, Commander Giuseppe Aletta, Commodore Luyckx was introduced to the crew and given a tour of the ship. ITS Euro has been […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $37.7 million contract for the procurement of MK 54 lightweight torpedo support parts. Under the contract, Raytheon will provide lightweight torpedo common parts kits and MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits. Additionally, the company will provide MK 54 exercise fuel tanks, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) made a port visit to White Beach, Okinawa, August 17. During the visit, Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will join the Bonhomme Richard (BHR) crew for a scheduled deployment. BHR is conducting a fall deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After 3 years, U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) returned to the Kingdom of Bahrain for a port visit, August 13-17. With more than 50 consecutive days at sea, the crew appreciated the time to rest and explore the small island country and take in the local culture. Ike is […]

  • 14 August 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrived in Sydney August 14 for a port visit as part of her deployment in the 7th Fleet area of operations. The port visit supports the Great Green Fleet, an initiative created to promote energy efficient systems and alternative resources. The program is designed to increase the […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), with embarked U.S. Marines of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), transited the Suez Canal and entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations on August 7. Navigating the 120-mile-long canal is no easy task, requiring hours of diligent planning, according to Lt. j.g. […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines August 8 as part of a U.S. 3rd Fleet Pacific Surface Action Group (PAC SAG). The port call marked Momsen’s midway point as part of the group. Under the operational control of U.S. 3rd Fleet, the PAC SAG, which […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Pacific Partnership 2016 arrived in Palau, August 4, aboard JS Shimokita (LST 4002), making this the second year Pacific Partnership has visited Palau since the mission began in 2006. While Shimokita is in Palau, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and the rest of the Pacific Partnership 2016 team are making mission stops in Malaysia and Indonesia. The […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Algerian Navy ship Ezzadjer arrived to Kochi, India for a three-day port visit on August 2. The Algerian corvette is led by Commander Chalabi Ahcene, Commanding Officer, who together with Captain Chouchane Mohamed EI-Mouldi, the ‘mission commander’, called on Rear Admiral RB Pandit, the Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command. Various interactions between the ship and […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A division of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 and maritime assets from other allied nations joined the U.S.-Ukraine co-hosted international exercise Sea Breeze in the Black Sea from July 27 to 30. Personnel from Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States participated in […]