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  • 26 November 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) arrived in Singapore on November 24 for a scheduled port visit. The carrier is visiting Singapore in company of guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111). John C. Stennis, Mobile Bay, and Spruance moored at Changi Naval Base […]

  • 23 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy is retaining its three Batch 1 River-class offshore patrol vessels for at least the next two years, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced on November 22. The announcement follows the previous decommissioning of two of the ships in the class, HMS Severn in 2017 and HMS Tyne in May 2018. Tyne was […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) will have to skip two previously planed port visits to arrive to its commissioning site on time, the US Navy has said. LCS 11 is scheduled to arrive in Annapolis, Maryland, on November 11, seven days ahead of the ship’s commissioning ceremony at […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates will be maintained by three different shipyards following a government contract announcement on Thursday. The contract was held by Irving Shipbuilding since 2011 but the company will now have to share work on the frigates with Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards. The combined value of the three contracts […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto experienced a power outage off the coast of the United Kingdom on Monday, the Royal Canadian Navy has confirmed. The frigate spent several hours adrift before the ship’s technicians were able to restore power, the navy said. The vessel returned to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where it will undergo repairs. In a separate incident involving Royal […]

  • 26 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Women will be able to start training with the Royal Marines from early next year as the UK opens all military roles to women. The elite Royal Marines corps is the last career in the Royal Navy to accept applications from women. “Women have led the way with exemplary service in the armed forces for […]

  • 23 October 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) met up with Egyptian Navy’s Descubierta-class corvette ENS El Suez (F-946) for a passing exercise (PASSEX) on October 21. Cmdr. Ian Scaliatine, commanding officer of Mitscher, welcomed El Suez’s leadership aboard Mitscher for a pre-sail conference during the destroyer’s recent port visit to Safaga, Egypt. […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian government and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have selected the BAE Systems’ Type 26 frigate design for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Canadian Surface Combatants. In an announcement on Friday, the government said it would now enter a “due diligence process” with Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. as prime contractor before awarding the final design and […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    An industry team composed of BAE Systems, Atlantic & Peninsula Australia, Saab Australia and Navantia Australia has submitted a bid to the Australian government to provide sustainment and support for the Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ships (LHD). Also included in the bid are support for the LHD landing craft (LLC) and associated shore support facilities. […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman arrived into Portsmouth on October 6 for a port visit while on a Mediterranean Sea deployment. The carrier most recently visited France and Greece and will continue with her program early this week. Arriving early Saturday morning into a foggy Solent, she has anchored off Stokes Bay […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) arrived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on October 6. As the first US Navy ship to visit Port Moresby since USS Comstock (LSD 45) in 2017, Michael Murphy arrives as the nation prepares to host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit for the […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Authorities

    After completing integrated Defense of the Amphibious Task Force (DATF) drills in the South China Sea, US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) entered Singapore’s Changi Naval Base together with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for a scheduled port visit on October 2. Capt. Colby Howard, commanding officer of Wasp, says Singapore […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrived at Naval Base Guam for a port visit after completing participation in exercise Valiant Shield. Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Guam on September 24. Over […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group announced it will showcase its Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) 90 at ADEX 2018 exhibition taking place in Azerbaijan this week. According to local media reports, Azerbaijan’s defense officials have started talks with a number of French defense contractors regarding the acquisition of vessels, missiles and mine countermeasures equipment. Naval Group argues […]

  • 24 September 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy disestablished its two combat camera units in two separate ceremonies in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, California, on September 21. After 67 years of service, both Expeditionary Combat Camera (ECC) and Fleet Combat Camera Pacific (FCCP) officially disestablish Oct. 1, 2018 as part of an overall cost savings measure. The commemorative events […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korea’s first 3,000-ton submarine was launched today at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo Shipyard. Named Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (KSS-III), the newbuilding is the first mid-class submarine designed and built independently in Korea, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement. Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (SS-083) is a new strategic weapons […]

  • 30 August 2018
    Authorities

    The US Navy has appointed Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith as its 15th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON). The decision was announced by Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson on August 29. Smith is taking over from Master Chief Steven Giordano who stepped down on June 21 after reports emerged he had created […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Russia’s third Project 11356 frigate, the Admiral Makarov, transited the English Channel on August 20 as she sails for her new homeport in the Black Sea. The 4,000-ton Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate was escorted through the Channel by Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Hurworth and a Wildcat HMA2 helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron. The frigate started the […]

  • 22 August 2018
    Authorities

    Ships deployed as part of the Royal Australian Navy’s Indo-Pacific Endeavour tour have concluded their final port visits before returning home later this week. HMA Ships Adelaide and Toowoomba visited the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara, while HMAS Success visited Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, working with Pacific Island partners in support of regional prosperity and […]

  • 19 July 2018
    Authorities

    Pakistan Navy frigate PNS Aslat arrived in Portsmouth with her 280-crew on Wednesday morning to visit the Royal Navy. The crew of the Zulfiquar-class frigate will spend the next few days with Royal Navy personnel and will be introduced to the Royal Navy training facilities on the base and at HMS Excellent. Captain Bill Oliphant, the […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) will need a new main turbine engine after turbine blades were damaged during the ship’s acceptance trials. According to a USNI News report: Michael Monsoor will have to receive the new MT30 engine at the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine before being able to sail to San […]

  • 12 July 2018
    Authorities

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll has arrived in Alexandria, Egypt, as part of her nine-month deployment to the Persian Gulf and Asia Pacific which started on June 18. The Type 23 frigate is currently visiting the Alexandria naval base to facilitate discussions between senior Egyptian and UK naval officers about future cooperation, including training exercises […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    New Zealand is buying four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from the United States to replace its ageing Orions, the government announced July 9. The four aircraft will replace the six P-3K2 Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) that have been operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force since the 1960s. The current Orion […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Finland has selected the Israel Aerospace Industries-developed Gabriel anti-ship missile to replace its current MTO85M system. The acquisition of the Israeli missile system was approved by the Finnish defense minister Jussi Niinistö on July 5. The IAI-delivered system will be known as SSM2020 in Finland and will be installed on Hamina-class missile boats and the new […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) proposed design for the US Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft is using an integrated fuel tank structure to maximize fuel offload. GA-ASI said it used its knowledge of advanced composite aircraft structures to develop integrated fuel tanks in a large-scale wing box test article and a full-scale wing […]

  • 28 June 2018
    Authorities

    The US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson has visited Norway and the UK to strengthen maritime partnerships and international relationships. While in Norway from June. 24 to 26, Richardson was hosted by his counterpart, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy Rear Adm. Nils Andreas Stensones. He also met with Norway’s chief of defence, […]