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  • 17 July 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A multinational amphibious landing and offensive assault was part of exercise Talisman Sabre.

  • 1 July 2019
    Vessels

    The Indian Navy’s frigate INS Tarkash (F50) has been on a three-day visit to Egypt as part of the Western Fleet Overseas program. The Teg-class frigate arrived in Alexandria on June 28, 2019, after transiting the Suez Canal. #MaritimeDiplomacy #BridgesofFriendship In a demonstration of India's commitment to its ties with Egypt & of #IndianNavy's increasing […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), will be christened in Mobile, Alabama, on June 29. “The christening of the future USS Oakland marks an important step toward this great ship’s entry into the fleet,” Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said. To be homeported in […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Italian defense technology company Leonardo has teamed up with Austria-based Diamond Aircraft Industries to equip the Diamond DA62 aircraft with customized maritime surveillance missions equipment. Dubbed DA62-MSA (Maritime Surveillance Aircraft), the light aircraft will be pitched to customers who have a requirement for affordable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms suitable for short and medium […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier, the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), received the flight deck island in a May 29 ceremony that coincided with the birthday of the ship’s namesake. “Landing the island is a key milestone in preparing the ship for launch in the fall,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Lockheed Martin will not be pitching an upgraded version of its Freedom-class littoral combat ship for the US Navy’s next-generation guided-missile frigate FFG(X) competition. This was first reported by USNI News, who further said the company informed the navy about its decision on May 23. Lockheed Martin is withdrawing from the competition despite being one […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard is to join the navy in operating arctic and offshore patrol ships (AOPS) after the government awarded a two-ship contract to Halifax-based shipbuilder Irving Shipbuilding. Irving is already building six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy, with the first unit in the class, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, already in water […]

  • 13 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Egyptian Navy’s third Gowind 2500 corvette Al-Moez (981) was launched in a ceremony at the Alexandria shipyard on May 12. In addition to being the third unit in the class, Al-Moez is the second of a total of four ships to be built locally by Egypt. The first unit, ENS El Fateh, was delivered […]

  • 26 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Future HMNZS Aotearoa, the largest ship ever built for the Royal New Zealand Navy, was launched at Hyundai Heavy Industries’s Ulsan shipyard in South Korea on April 24. Aotearoa now begins six months of fit out before her formal naming ceremony in Ulsan, South Korea, attended by the Governor-General of New Zealand and Aotearoa’s ship […]

  • 22 April 2019
    Authorities

    The flagship of the US Navy’s Japan-based Seventh Fleet, USS Blue Ridge ,arrived in Hong Kong on April 20 for its first visit to the port in more than three years. “Hong Kong is always an incredible port visit and I’m thrilled Seventh Fleet and Blue Ridge sailors can enjoy this world-class city,” said Vice […]

  • 1 March 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transited the Bosphorous Strait on March 1, wrapping up ten days of Black Sea operations. While in the Black Sea, the ship conducted operations at sea with the Turkish Navy and completed a port visit to Odesa, Ukraine in support of our NATO […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) pulled into Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling on Garden Island after completing training activities with four Australian Collins-class submarines. Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine Santa Fe took part in a joint training exercise with HMAS Collins, HMAS Farncomb, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean, in waters around Australia. The exercise, […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Authorities

    Ships from the US Navy’s Essex amphibious ready group (ARG) assembled around Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) paid a two-day visit to Pearl Harbor on February 18. Transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), USS Essex and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) visited […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Chilean ivebreaker Antarctica 1 will feature electromagnetic compatibility and interference equipment from Finland’s Surma, under a contract awarded by prime contractor ASMAR. Surma will assist ASMAR throughout the multiyear project managing the EMC working group of the Antartica 1 project. The Finnish company’s topside design tool is designed to ease the electromagnetic interference and line […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities

    After becoming the first Royal Navy ship to visit Auckland, New Zealand, in 20 years, Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose visited Darwin, Australia. Continuing a trend, the frigate became the first Royal Navy warship in a decade to visit Australia’s northernmost and remotest city. The Plymouth-based warship is on a three-year mission, the bulk of […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) exited the Black Sea after nine days of operations in the region. The destroyer transited the Bosphorus Strait en route to the Mediterranean Sea on January 28 after a port visit to Batumi, Georgia, and training with the country’s coast guard assets. While in Batumi, the […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived in Phuket, Thailand, for a port visit on January 24. Essex arrived in Thailand with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) after almost five weeks at sea. “Our sailors and marines have been working tirelessly throughout the deployment, and this port visit gives […]

  • 25 January 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Riga, Latvia, on January 22 for a scheduled port visit. Porter is one of two Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers operating in the Baltic currently, under the close watch of Russian Navy corvettes. “We would like to thank our Latvian hosts for the warm welcome and hospitality,” […]

  • 8 January 2019
    Authorities

    An Indian Navy frigate reached a milestone recently as it became the first Indian warship to escort a vessel of UN’s World Food Program. INS Sunayna completed the escort for the first time since counter-piracy deployments began in 2008, following an escort request by EU NAVFOR. A WFP dhow was transporting 360 tons of food aid […]

  • 25 December 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) arrived in Visakhapatnam, India, for a port visit, Dec. 22. During the visit, sailors and marines will hold professional exchanges with their Indian Navy counterparts and have opportunities to explore the local area while on liberty over the holiday season. “The engagement of the US Seventh […]

  • 20 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    A ceremony to mark 60 years of service of German Navy sail training ship Gorch Fock has been postponed indefinitely amid a corruption probe related to the ship’s €135 million refit that is currently underway. In an announcement on December 11, the German Navy said a high-profile 60th anniversary ceremony would be held on December […]

  • 12 December 2018
    Authorities

    The Indian Navy has commissioned the country’s first deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV). The DSRV was commissioned by Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, during a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on December 12, 2018. Deep Sea Submarine Rescue System Inducted into the Indian Navy at Mumbai https://t.co/bMhHSZlc5t @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @shippingcorp @nsitharaman […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Norwegian defense ministry has shared a detailed, and illustrated, plan of how it plans to salvage the HNoMS Helge Ingstad which has been sitting on the sea bottom in the Hjeltefjorden fjord after colliding with a tanker on November 8. While the plan provides no timetable on when the operation would take place, as the […]

  • 28 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

      By: Faris Pasic A joint German-Norwegian project to procure common-design Type 212 air-independent propulsion submarines has made another step forward as ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) – the preferred contractor on the project – submitted its binding offer in October this year. As disclosed by the Norwegian government, the two countries’ procurement agencies, Norwegian Defence […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Russian Navy task group composed of Sava-class missile cruiser Varyag, Udaloy-class ASW ship Admiral Panteleyev and sea tanker Boris Butoma arrived in Singapore as part of their three-month deployment to Asia-Pacific. During their stay at Changi Naval Base, the ships will host the Russian ambassador to Singapore in addition to meeting with the Royal […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    ITS Antonio Marceglia, the fourth general-purpose and the overall eighth FREMM frigate to be delivered tot he Italian Navy, finished her sea trials on November 20, the European intergovernmental Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) announced. As disclosed by the organization, Antonio Marceglia completed platform and combat system equipment tests five months after starting the […]