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  • 18 November 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus visited Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) while the ship was moored in Souda Bay, Greece, Nov. 15. While aboard, he promoted six Ramage Sailors, presented Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist pins to seven others, reenlisted one additional Sailor and briefly toured the ship. He […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus made a brief stop in Moron, Spain, Nov. 14, to meet with Marines assigned to the Special Purpose – Marine Air-Ground Task Force (SP-MAGTF) Crisis Response unit. During his short time in Moron, Mabus ate breakfast with Marines prior to touring the SP-MAGTF facilities. He was also shown the […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy attaché to the United States visited the US Navy’s Recruit Training Command (RTC) at Great Lakes, Illinois, from October 31 – November 1. Commodore Steve R. W. McDowell toured RTC’s state-of-the art facilities and served as the reviewing officer for the weekly Pass-In-Review graduation in RTC’s Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall, during […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Training & Education

    A 10-nation military exercise provides the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) with a unique opportunity to enhance its core skills in planning, coordinating and controlling forces and operations.  “The simulated scenarios unfolding in this exercise mirror the kinds of situations that NZDF personnel face when deployed to respond to a variety of contingencies,” said Royal […]

  • 13 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Tucson (SSN 770) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, Nov. 12, as part of a scheduled visit to the Korean peninsula. The submarine, with a crew of more than 130 Sailors, is based out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and is currently on a routine deployment throughout the Western Pacific […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s offshore patrol vessel, HMS Severn, which is twinned with Newport, will visit her affiliated city from 7th to 10th November. During a busy few days, the ship will bring groups of school children on board for organised tours and conduct outreach events with local organisations over the weekend. HMS Severn will then […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On Sunday, 3 November, EUNAVFOR Force Commander, Commodore Peter Lenselink and members of his staff, visited the Italian warship, ITS Libeccio. After being welcomed by the ship’s commanding officer, Commander Stefano Calvetti, Commodore Lenselink was introduced to the crew and given a tour of the ship. The Commodore expressed to his appreciation for the positive […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Authorities

    U.S. force rotations in the Asia-Pacific region are bolstering key relationships there as they extend the U.S. presence to reflect today’s security environment, the U.S. Pacific Command chief told American Forces Press Service. US Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III called the rotations — currently in Australia, Singapore and South Korea — important contributions to […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Training & Education

    The “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 (HM-15) completed a two-week Airborne Mine Countermeasure (AMCM) training session in the Joint Gulf Test Range, located in the Gulf of Mexico off Naval Support Activity Panama City (NSA PC), Fla. Part of a tight-knit community, and one of only two MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter squadrons in […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corp. and Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division, a subsidiary of Triumph Group, Inc., have successfully demonstrated the structural strength of the U.S. Navy’s Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) wing. This is a key capability that will allow the aircraft to descend from high altitudes to make positive identification of targets of interest […]

  • 31 October 2013

    HMAS Choules has completed its mission at Manus Island and heads home today, 31 October 2013. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO, CSC, RAN said HMAS Choules provided maritime support to Department of Immigration and Border Protection efforts to increase the capacity of the facilities on Manus Island. “HMAS Choules and her crew […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran visited Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC), Oct. 23. CNP visited NECC to tour its facilities and familiarize himself with the Navy’s expeditionary forces and their capabilities. The tour showcased NECC’s assets and provided Moran with an opportunity to interact with the Sailors who make the […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    U.S. Pacific Fleet Master Chief Marco Ramirez paid a visit to the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 775) on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to talk with the crew, Oct. 23. Ramirez, the 16th Fleet Master Chief for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said the purpose of the visit was to say hello to the […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Training & Education

    Italian frigate ITS Libeccio carried out a ‘Friendly Approach’ on Sunday 20 October. During the approach, the warship’s crew received information about the movements of maritime traffic in the area and strengthened relationships with local seafarers. The understanding between the maritime community in the area of operations is key to EU Naval Forces ability to […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted Gen. James Amos, commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Bonnie Amos Tuesday to meet with shipbuilders on the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27). Mrs. Amos is the ship’s sponsor. “Today, I thanked the Ingalls shipbuilders who are building LPD 27, and I got a promise from […]

  • 14 October 2013
    Training & Education

    On 6th of October, whilst in the Indian Ocean ITS Zeffiro handed over the Italian commitment to the European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta to ITS Libeccio. The counter-piracy duties were handed over in Djibouti from Commander Marco Antoniazzi (ITS Zeffiro) to his successor Commander Stefano Calvetti (ITS Libeccio). During their four […]

  • 10 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Submarine Force recently honed its operational proficiency during a Submarine-Launched Mobile Mine Exercise (SLMM-Ex) conducted this week off the coast of Kauai at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF). SLMM-Ex was designed to demonstrate the capability of a Los Angeles-class submarine to successfully launch Mk-67 SLMMs used specifically for destroying and/or […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    ASC and its partners have welcomed the opportunity to compete for SEA 1654 Phase 3 – Combat Support ships. ASC’s Aegir 18A proposal would see work allocated to shipyards across Australia including Williamstown, Victoria; Newcastle, New South Wales; and Osborne, South Australia. Speaking from the 2013 Pacific International Maritime Exhibition at Darling Harbour on Tuesday, ASC […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Industry news

    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Germany’s full service naval shipbuilding systems and solutions provider, is participating in PACIFIC 2013 International Maritime Exposition taking place in Sydney, Australia, from October 7th to October 9th 2013. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems will be presenting its innovative portfolio of submarines and surface ships to navies from around the world at Booth No. […]

  • 7 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation is participating in the Pacific 2013 International Maritime Exposition in Sydney, where it will highlight its maritime security capabilities, including unmanned aircraft systems for maritime and coastal surveillance, marine navigation, radar and mine detection systems, and maritime domain awareness.  “Northrop Grumman is committed to supporting the Australian Defence Force and to providing […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Training & Education

    On Tuesday 1 October 2013, Italian warship ITS Zeffiro conducted a Friendly Approach with a Yemeni dhow in the waters of the Gulf of Aden. ITS Zeffiro sent a Djiboutian linguist with the warship’s security team to the dhow in order to investigate the nature of the crew’s activities. The security team ascertained that the […]

  • 4 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Irish Naval Service has selected Kelvin Hughes to provide the SharpEye radar and the MantaDigital display for the incremental upgrade of its fleet. Ships of the Irish Naval Service operate in some of the harshest maritime conditions, including the North Atlantic, and the decision in favour of SharpEye™ was strongly influenced by the enhanced […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Ramta division has won a contract to supply three Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol boats to the Israel Navy. The Super Dvora Mk 3, an advanced development of the Ramta Division, is a mainstay of the Israel Navy’s ongoing security activities. The boat is used for patrol, and other operations, […]

  • 1 October 2013
    Training & Education

    A team of classes and staff from the Royal Navy Air Engineering & Survival School (RNAESS), HMS Sultan visited the USA in order to equip the future Fleet Air Arm (FAA) engineers with experience of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and fixed-wing carrier based aviation. Junior Officers from the Systems Engineering and Management Course (Air […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On September 26, as HMS Duncan, the navy’s newest warship, prepared for her commissioning ceremony, the Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral David Steel and the Chairman of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Vice Admiral Sir Richard Ibbotson, signed a Partnering Agreement to formally document the unique and ongoing relationship shared between the Royal […]

  • 27 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS) successfully completed nine guided flight tests for the Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP), NAVSEA announced Sept. 26. All nine tests accurately guided to their targets approximately 45 nautical miles from the launch site. LRLAP functionality was proven through gun launch, rocket motor ignition, guidance acquisition, navigation […]