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  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    When working in a completely different theatre of operations you have to expect the unexpected and this is something the Spanish crew on ESPS Cantabria have learnt during their most recent activities in Australian waters. Not often have the Armada conducted exercises at sea with navies so far from home,  but during Exercise Triton Centenary 2013 – […]

  • 27 October 2011

    A US destroyer has docked at a port in Thailand for a routine visit, the Pentagon said Wednesday, as Bangkok has declined any US military as… (PattayaDailyNews) [mappress] Source: pattayadailynews, October 27, 2011

  • 21 August 2013

    HMAS Newcastle has conducted two Replenishment At Sea (RAS) operations in two weeks with one of the world’s biggest combat supply vessels in the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO). Newcastle received fuel on both occasions from the United States Naval Ship USNS Rainier allowing the Australian warship to continue her counter piracy mission in the MEAO without needing to […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Training & Education

      A DC-3 coastal survey airplane from Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) visited 4th Fleet headquarters Aug. 20 for a capabilities demonstration prior to a scheduled deployment to the Caribbean Sea and Central America. The DC-3 collects oceanographic and hydrographic data from the world’s oceans and coastlines, using a verity of platforms including, ships, aircraft, satellite […]

  • 21 May 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Freedom (LCS 1) made its debut in Singapore May 14-19, participating in an international trade show and a maritime exercise with regional navies. Freedom also hosted thousands of visitors, from Singaporean citizens to senior government and military officials, during a series of ship tours. The week began with a visit from the Chief of […]

  • 5 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian warship, ITS Libeccio, took time to meet local seafarers while patrolling in the waters off Somalia, September 25. The team from ITS Libeccio was also joined by a Somali linguist from the Djibouti Coast Guard. During the meeting ITS Libeccio’s team provided the seafarers with food and water, and discussed the issues of piracy in […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Miami April 4 to host various tours and a distinguished visitor luncheon prior to its first Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) mission stop. CP-15 is a collaborative effort that provides Sailors the opportunity to work alongside partner nation and civilian experts, promoting the commitment and […]

  • 31 August 2012

    The Russian Naval Vessel “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” is paying a courtesy call to Cork and will be berthed at the Port of Cork Cruise Terminal in Cobh from Thursday, 30 August until 19:00hrs on Sunday, 2 September 2012. The vessel will be open to the public on Saturday, 1 September from 10:00 – 12:00hrs and from […]

  • 26 January 2016
    Authorities

    The youngest of the original batch of Royal Navy’s River class offshore patrol vessels, HMS Mersey, has made her first port of call on her first deployment to the North Atlantic and Caribbean. HMS Mersey left her home base of Portsmouth, UK at the beginning of the month to start her long transit to the Caribbean where […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Authorities

    HMAS Sydney (IV) entered Sydney Heads for the final time as a Royal Australian Navy ship this morning, before being welcomed alongside Garden Island by former sailors, officers and support staff. The Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate is scheduled to be decommissioned at the end of the year to make way for the Navy’s new […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities

    Commanding Officer of HMS Lancaster, Commander Peter Laughton, MBE, will sail his Type 23 Duke Class vessel into Liverpool on Thursday February 26 for a four day visit. The ship is primarily in the region for affiliation duties with the City of Lancaster and the highlight of the visit will be a ceremony on Friday […]

  • 19 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Minister of Defence Hillen is making it cheaper for shipping companies to deploy marines on board merchant ships passing through waters off the coast of Somalia. These military personnel protect vulnerable vessels from pirates in Vessel Protection Detachments (VPDs). The Dutch shippers’ organisation EVO responded enthusiastically to the price reduction. According to the shippers, trade […]

  • 23 May 2011
    Training & Education

    The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter made its first public appearance at an air show May 21. Piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus, the F-35C made a single pass down the show line at the Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The flight commemorated 100 years of naval aviation by highlighting […]

  • 26 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Detonating historic ordnance in the waters around Estonia Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) vessels are currently engaged in OPEN SPIRIT 2015, an annual Historical Ordnance Disposal operation, which is led this year by the Estonian Navy. The group joined the operation on May 18. This multinational Partnership for Peace naval mine clearance and ordnance […]

  • 28 March 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS St Albans has shot her way into Royal Navy history – bringing an end to 40 years of gunnery with the legendary 4.5in gun. For four decades the distinctive round Mod 0 gun – fitted to all Type 42 destroyers, Type 23 and later Type 22 frigates – has been the Fleet’s principal weapon […]

  • 5 October 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Underwater, the Remus does what man on the surface can not. Mark Ockerbloom (myfoxboston) [mappress] Source: myfoxboston, October 05 , 2011

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities

    The Royal Australian Navy is relocating two of its decommissioned ships so that new ships, primarily the 27,500 tonne, 230m long Canberra class amphibious ships, HMA Ships Canberra and Adelaide, have more space. Decommissioned Navy ships Tobruk and Sydney will shortly be moved to the eastern side of Garden Island, Western Australia, to make more space […]

  • 29 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Navy announced changes to its High Year Tenure (HYT) policy in NAVADMIN 223/14, released Sept. 26.   “High Year Tenure is a management tool used to properly size and shape the Navy’s Total Force,” said Capt. William Kronzer, branch head, Enlisted Personnel Plans and Policy. “In 2012, we merged active and drilling reserve […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Silent motorways and submarines that are undetectable to sonar. These are dreams that the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) says could come true thanks to a new material that absorbs sound rather than reflecting it. The university is responsible for the theoretical modelling of the sound-suppressing material that is also known as ‘acoustic metamaterial’. DTU said it was […]

  • 28 August 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy is making great headway in its bid to achieve White Ribbon accreditation, with one in every five Navy members having completed the important White Ribbon survey. White Ribbon Australia seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Divers from Royal Navy’s HMS Atherstone have helped make the port of Dubai safer when they assisted in recovering sunken objects from the harbour. More used to plunging into the waters of the Gulf to deal with real and practice mines, the nine-strong team of clearance divers jumped at the chance to help harbour authorities. […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Virginia-class attack submarine USS Texas (SSN 773) visited Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan as part of its Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. The visit is aimed at strengthening the alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews’ interaction with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force. Commander Todd Nethercott, commanding officer, said: “The ship and crew have performed exceedingly […]

  • 25 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s Formidable-class frigate, RSS Intrepid, arrived to the Chinese Qingdao port for a three-day visit on April 23. The chief of People’s Liberation Army (Navy) [PLA(N)] training division, Senior-Captain Li Jun, welcomed Singapore Navy colonels aboard the RSS Intrepid to Qingdao Naval Base. On the same day, RSS Intrepid hosted Chinese […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) Formidable-class frigate, RSS Formidable, is making a port call at the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) Yokosuka Naval Base from 22 to 27 Aug 2012. The port call saw an exchange of ship visits between the personnel of the two navies. Prior to the port call, RSS Formidable conducted […]

  • 27 October 2011
    Training & Education

    When U.S. and royal Cambodian navies began their 2nd annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Cambodia exercise Oct. 20, three Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) were looking forward to the week ahead more than others. For them, it would be their first visit to their ancestral homeland. Gas Turbine Systems […]

  • 18 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Arliegh Burke-class destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG-112) made its very first port of call Oct. 16, in Barbados while operating in U.S. 4th fleet area of operations. Murphy is the U.S. Navy’s newest warship. The ship was commissioned Oct. 6, in New York City, and is currently passing through the 4th Fleet area of operations […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    An Australian Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has already made safe more than 6000 kilograms of World War II munitions during the first week of Operation RENDER SAFE 14 in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. An international team of 60 EOD experts, led by members of the Bougainville Police Service and Australian Defence Force personnel, […]

  • 21 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command, arrived in Honduras, for its first mission stop during Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 (SPS-JHSV 15), July 11. Spearhead’s deployment to the region exemplifies the U.S. commitment to cooperative partnerships in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The ship’s arrival to Honduras not […]

  • 2 February 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1), from the Military Sealift Command,  arrived in Sekondi, Ghana, for a scheduled port visit January 30. This is the first port visit for Spearhead in support of Africa Partnership Station (APS). The ship is scheduled to embark members of the host nationals who will work alongside […]