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  • 24 February 2015
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    The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Albuquerque (SSN 706) arrived at Stirling, Australia, Feb. 24, for a scheduled visit as part of Albuquerque’s final deployment before being decommissioned. With a crew of approximately 140 Sailors, Albuquerque will conduct a multitude of missions and showcase the latest capabilities of the U.S. submarine fleet. Measuring more than […]

  • 24 February 2015
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    Nearly 4,500 Sailors and Marines with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) is scheduled to return to San Diego Feb. 25, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. Deployed since July 25, the Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU […]

  • 22 February 2015
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    The Commander of Joint Force Command Naples, Admiral Mark Ferguson visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) met with the Commander MARCOM, Vice Admiral Peter Hudson on February 16. This was Admiral Ferguson’s first visit to MARCOM since assuming command of JFC Naples in July 2014. In additon to his NATO responsibilities, Admiral Ferguson is also Commander […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Anaren, Inc. announced that it has delivered its first production units of a passive beamforming network to Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in support of the U.S. Navy’s next-generation Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). The delivery of this hardware is a key milestone in the initial Engineering and Manufacturing Development (E&MD) contract. Raytheon awarded the […]

  • 18 February 2015
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    Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) remove cargo nets from supplies after a vertical replenishment in the Persian Gulf. USS Mitscher engaged in RAS with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) on February 13. The vessel’s SA-330J Puma helicopter seized the opportunity to fly supplies to […]

  • 18 February 2015
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    Italian Navy’s frigate Alisea, under Commander Mario Giancarlo Lauria, hosted the NATO Standing Maritime Group Two (SNMG2)’s Rear Admiral Brad Williamson on February 12 in the Adriatic Sea. The Admiral, who arrived by helicopter from his Flagship, USS Vicksburg (CG69), spent a day on board the Aliseo to become acquainted with the work activities of the Italian […]

  • 17 February 2015
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    The head of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist, visited the Operational Headquarters of the EU Naval Force at their Northwood Base in London, yesterday. Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist was met by the Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, Major General Martin Smith MBE, the Deputy Commander of the EU Naval Force, […]

  • 16 February 2015
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    Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) paid a visit to the Italian Trieste port on February 13. A tug escorted the SNMG2’2 flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69) into the port where the vessel moored for a well-deserved rest. SNMG2 is a multinational integrated force that projects a constant and visible reminder of the Alliance’s solidarity and […]

  • 13 February 2015
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    The US Navy has hired Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. to execute contracts totaling approximately $535.1 million for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components for submarines and aircraft carriers. Of this work, approximately $424.6 million was issued as options under previously announced contract awards in 2010 and 2013. Approximately $110.5 million has been […]

  • 12 February 2015
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    Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Dragon arrived in Simon’s Town, South Africa, on Friday, February 6, 2015. The vessel was accompanied by HMS Gold Rover. HMS Dragon announced her arrival with a traditional naval 21-gun-salute which was returned by Lower North Battery in Simon’s Town. The ships are currently deployed on operation Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) and will […]

  • 11 February 2015
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    On Sunday 7 February 2015, the EU Naval Force counter-piracy flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, provided urgent medical assistance to an injured seafarer, who had suffered a serious burns injury whilst at sea in his cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden. The cargo ship, which was transiting through the Internationally Recommended Traffic Corridor (IRTC) in […]

  • 9 February 2015
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    The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CB CBE, paid an official visit to the Swedish Navy on Thursday, February 5, to discuss the security situation in the Baltic Sea and areas of cooperation between NATO and the partner nation. During the visit, Vice Admiral Hudson met with Rear Admiral Thornqvist, […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Equipment & technology

    North Atlantic Industries (NAI) was awarded a contract for the delivery of advanced, rugged intelligent I/O and communications subsystem for Data Acquisition and Control solutions for the U.S. Navy’s Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Program. The SSC is the successor to the Navy’s extremely versatile Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicle, which is nearing its expected service […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Russian Navy’s Large Landing Ship (LLS) Alexander Otrakovsky is scheduled to join the Navy’s fleet of vessels in the Mediterranean Sea. After it went through scheduled preventive maintenance works and replenished its stocks in the Novorossiysk naval base, the vessel set sail towards its destination. The vessel will become a part of the Russian Navy’s permament task force in the […]

  • 4 February 2015
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    The commander of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy task force visited two ships assigned to counter-piracy duties during a recent visit to Oman. Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich from the Royal Thai Navy and Commander of CMF’s counter-piracy task force, CTF-151, boarded the two vessels assigned in support of CTF-151 while he was in the Omani port of […]

  • 3 February 2015
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    On Saturday 31 January the Chairman of the EU Military Committee, General Patrick de Rousiers, visited the Spanish Maritime Patrol Aircraft ‘Orion’ Detachment based in Djibouti. The General was welcomed to Djibouti by EU Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Joseph Silva and the Commanding Officer of the Orion Detachment, Lieutenant Colonel Javier Alameda (Spanish Air Force). […]

  • 3 February 2015
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    Commodore Brian Santarpia from the Royal Canadian Navy, the current Commander of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150), recently returned to the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) headquarters in Bahrain after a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Commodore Santarpia recognised the strong commitment and contribution to CMF operations from the Jordanian Armed Forces during the visit. He met […]

  • 3 February 2015
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    The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera visited the Indian Coast Guard Ship “Vaibhav” at the Port of Colombo on 01st February 2015. He was warmly welcomed on board by the ship’s Commanding Officer Inspector General Anil Kumar. The Commander of the Navy was then introduced to the ship’s complement and […]

  • 2 February 2015
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    Indian Coast Guard vessel Vaibhav entered the Port of Trincomalee on 28th January 2015, where it was welcomed by the Sri Lanka Navy. The ship’s Commanding Officer Inspector General Anil Kumar paid a courtesy call on the Commander Eastern Naval Area, Rear Admiral Rohana Perera at the Eastern Naval Command Headquarters. They held cordial discussions and exchange mementos as […]

  • 2 February 2015
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    The Irish Navy’s has decommissioned one of its Offshore Patrol Vessels after 35 years of service. LÉ Aoife (P22) was retired by the Irish Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe in Waterford, Ireland. This longest serving vessel in the Naval Service fleet traveled more than 600,000 nautical miles during its service, its crews boarded […]

  • 1 February 2015
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    USS Independence (LCS 2) departed San Diego Jan. 30 for Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., to conduct operational evaluation and testing of the mine countermeasures mission package. Independence, the lead ship of the Independence variant of the littoral combat ship, will sail through the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility, transiting the Panama Canal and […]

  • 30 January 2015
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    On Monday, 26 January, the EU Naval Force Flagship, ITS Andrea Doria, and the Japanese warship JS Harusame met at sea in the Gulf of Aden. On board the Flagship, the Force Commander of the EU Naval Force, Rear Admiral Guido Rando, hosted the Commander of Escort Division 2, Captain Masatoshi Kashihara, and a representative […]

  • 27 January 2015
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    The Virginia-class attack submarine USS California (SSN 781) returned to its homeport at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, from its maiden deployment Jan. 24. Under the command of Cmdr. Shawn Huey, California is returning from the U.S. European Command area of responsibility where the crew executed the Chief of Naval Operation’s maritime strategy in […]

  • 23 January 2015
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    The Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera visited the Southern Naval Area on 23rd January 2015. He was accompanied by the President of the Navy Seva Vanitha Unit Mrs. Shalika Perera, senior naval officers attached to the Naval Headquarters. On arrival, the Navy Commander was received by the Commander Southern Naval […]

  • 23 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Goodrich Corp., Engineered Polymer Products (EPP) division, is being awarded a $14,4 million contract for high frequency array (HFA) windows for four classes of United States Submarines (SSGN Class; Seawolf Class; USS Virginia Class; and second flight USS Los Angeles Class). The HFA is an acoustic “window” used in conjunction with the high frequency sail array. The […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Deputy Commander of Allied Joint Force Command Naples (JFC NAPLES), Lieutenant-General Michael Day, OMM, MSC, CD, visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), meeting with the MARCOM Command Group to discuss coordination of operational activities and areas of common interest. Lieutenant-General Day was briefed on MARCOM current operations, with emphasis on JFC Naples’ area of […]