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  • 22 June 2018

    US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) has arrived in Marseille, France, two months into its deployment to Europe and Africa. The aircraft carrier entered Marseille on June 21 for a regularly scheduled port visit. Truman’s France visit comes shortly after the carrier’s air wing demonstrated its breadth of capability in […]

  • 15 June 2018

    Spanish helicopter carrier ESPS Juan Carlos I and frigate ESPS Blaz de Lezo met up with EUNAVFOR units in the Red Sea recently as they transit towards the Persian Gulf. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship and F-100 class air defense frigate are deployed as part of a Spanish Navy operation called “Projection Ispuhel”, which will see the two […]

  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Shortly after starting its summer patrol, the US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) off the coast of Japan, June 3. The three-day fly-on and requalification of flight deck crew and aircrew involved more than 60 aircraft and included a pre-patrol embark of 1,900 sailors who […]

  • 29 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Victoria pulled into the Haifa port on May 25 for her first ever visit to Israel. The 31-year-old Santa Maria-class frigate arrived in Haifa together with Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan for a weekend port call. The two ships are currently deployed to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and […]

  • 22 May 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Airbus Helicopters is offering its Airbus H135 helicopter as the solution for the US Navy’s planned helicopter trainer replacement program. The company has put an H135 demonstrator aircraft in Navy trainer markings on display at the 2018 Naval Helicopter Association Symposium in Norfolk, Va. The US Navy is looking to acquire commercial aircraft to replace […]

  • 21 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy has deployed its inshore patrol vessel HMNZS Taupo to help Fiji patrol its vast Exclusive Economic Zone and train its navy sailors for the second consecutive year. Taupo left Auckland on Monday to spend the next three months conducting maritime patrols in Fiji. The patrols by HMNZS Taupo, in support […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will be adding solar technology to its Hybrid Tiger unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as it seeks to achieve a flight duration of over three days for the system. NRL has awarded Alta Devices a contract to deliver its light-weight solar technology for the UAV. Alta Devices noted that technologies developed for […]

  • 15 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Republic of Korea Navy has launched ROKS Marado, its improved Dokdo-class amphibious assault ship, at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction shipyard in Busan. The ceremony took place Monday and was hosted by South Korean defense minister Song Young-moo. According to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the minister’s wife, Koo Ja-jeong, served as the ship […]

  • 3 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    Indian and French navies are conducting the last phase of the 2018 Varuna naval exercise in the vicinity of Reunion Island, French Embassy in New Delhi said.  The third session is being held from May 1 to 7 after two successive phases. The first phase involved joint anti-submarine combat training off the Indian coast in […]

  • 30 April 2018

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea on April 27. “I’m proud of the professional seamanship our sailors showcased as we transited through one of the busiest sea lanes in the world,” Truman’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Nicholas Dienna, said. Along with Truman, the […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Italian Navy decommissioned its third Soldati-class patrol ship ITS Bersagliere in a ceremony at Italian naval base La Spezia on April 17. Bersagliere was decommissioned after 23 years of service in a ceremony attended by Italian Navy Chief Admiral Valter Girardelli and other government and defense officials. Bersagliere was launched on June 20, 1985, in Ancona, […]

  • 17 April 2018

    Royal Australian Navy frigates HMAS Anzac and Toowoomba and auxiliary oiler HMAS Success wrapped up port visits to Malaysia and the Philippines, as part of their three month deployment to South East Asia. During the port visit to Subic Bay, Anzac and Success carried out a logistic resupply, as well as local engagements with the […]

  • 13 April 2018
    Training & Education

    US Navy’s Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrived in Victoria, British Columbia on April 12, for a scheduled port visit. “This visit helps to demonstrate the continuing commitment the US has to our long-standing and important relationship with Canada,” said Cmdr. Ben Miller, Pearl Harbor’s commanding officer. “The US […]

  • 11 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) arrived in Manzanillo, Mexico, for a port visit on April 10. The destroyer is en route to its new homeport after entering US Navy service in a ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina, on March 24. Ralph Johnson is the first navy ship to bear this […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government has selected a joint venture between Huntington Ingalls Industries and Kellogg Brown & Root to establish the country’s Naval Shipbuilding College which will work with shipbuilders throughout the different stages of project construction and sustainment. The joint venture has been named Naval Shipbuilding Institute to establish and manage Australia’s naval college. Announcing the contract, Australian defense industry […]

  • 27 March 2018

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) is on a visit to Hong Kong as part of its Indo-Pacific deployment. The destroyer arrived in Hong Kong on March 27 for a port visit following a period of operations. Of the range of activities planned, Sterett will visit a nursery school and a secondary school, […]

  • 22 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Harpers-Ferry class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) and the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) wrapped up their 15-day stay in the Black Sea, transiting the Bosphorus to return to the Mediterranean Sea on March 22. During their time in the Black Sea, US Navy sailors and marines worked with […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Pakistan Navy held an induction ceremony for a dredging vessel and its accompanying two barges at the naval dockyard in Karachi on March 15. The backhoe dredger Rah Kusha and split hoper barges – Tarseel 1 and 2 – were built for the Pakistan Navy at the Tianjin Shipyard, in China. Dredger Rah Kusha is […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed the Black Sea on March 3, after conducting maritime security operations. The US Navy vessel entered the Black Sea in February 2018, joining sister ship USS Ross. Carney’s crew visited Varna for a scheduled port visit to strengthen ties between the US and Bulgaria. Members […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) visited Sasebo, Japan, on February 28 to discuss its upcoming integration into a new and improved type of patrol the navy intends to undertake. While in port, Dewey’s leadership and tactical watchstanders met with counterparts from Sasebo-based amphibious ships to discuss operations that […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Ross (DDG 71) are underway in the Black Sea again after completing port calls in Varna, Bulgaria, and Constanta, Romania, respectively. The two destroyers entered the Black Sea transiting the Bosphorus two days apart on February 17 and 18. According to the Montreux Convention, the destroyers will […]

  • 26 February 2018

    Ships deployed to NATO’s Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2) arrived in Bar, Montenegro, for a port call on February 23. Led by Royal Navy Commander Justin Hains, the group arrived in Montenegro after sailing from Marmaris, Turkey last week. The task group consists of the flagship HMS Enterprise (a Royal Navy survey vessel), TCG Akcay […]

  • 22 February 2018

    US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) arrived in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, for a port visit, Feb. 21. Wayne E. Meyer is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson strike group. While Wayne E. Meyer headed for Malaysia, USS Carl Vinson and destroyer USS Michael Murphy stopped in […]

  • 13 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has submitted its long-range ship acquisition plan to Congress under which it expects to reach its 355-ship fleet by the early 2050s. Released February 12, the 30-Year Ship Acquisition Plan is a Congressionally-mandated report which describes the Department of the Navy’s long-range shipbuilding plans for 2019-2048. The plan pursues acquisition strategies to […]

  • 5 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) became the second fast patrol cutter to be stationed in Hawaii after arriving in Honolulu on Sunday. The 154-foot fast response cutters cutters are designed to patrol coastal regions and feature advanced command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance equipment, including the ability to launch and […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Italian Navy amphibious ship ITS San Giusto took over as flagship of the EU NAVFOR operation Sophia in the Mediterranean Sea relieving auxiliary ship ITS Etna. Etna left the mission after almost two months of operations fighting human trafficking and smuggling networks. During her time deployed to the mission, Etna also hosted the Italian prime minister […]