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  • 3 July 2019
    Training & Education

    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) is leading mobile logistics and the development of emergent repair concept of operations for the NAVSEA Program Executive Offices, Integrated Warfare Systems, Wartime Acquisition Scalable Plan (WASP) tabletop exercise, which kicked off at the Washington Navy Yard on June 18. The exercise simulates battle damage during […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has officially validated the identity of WWII submarine S-28 (SS-133) wreck located off Oahu, Hawaii, in 2017. After almost 75 years, Tim Taylor and his Lost 52 Expedition Team officially discovered the final resting place for the 49 sailors of the US submarine. July 4, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the […]

  • 27 June 2019
    Vessels

    A minesweeper of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) has collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. The incident occurred around midnight on June 26 while the JS Notojima (MSC-682) was sailing off Mihara Port, Japanese Ministry of Defense said in a statement. The naval vessel was en route from […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has concluded its salvage operation related to the December 6, 2018, collision between the F/A-18 and a KC-130J off the coast of Japan. The operation took place between May 27 and June 7, 2019. The salvage effort accomplished the task of recovering the KC-130J’s cockpit voice recorder and digital flight recorder. The […]

  • 10 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    50 surface ships, 36 aircraft, two submarines, and 8,600 personnel are to take part in exercises.

  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard officially welcomed icebreaker CCGS Captain Molly Kool to its fleet at the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region Headquarters in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, on May 30. This marked the first of three new medium icebreakers to join the coast guard fleet. The CCGS Captain Molly Kool is also the first […]

  • 31 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Italian Navy-hosted mine countermeasure exercise MINEX 2019 concluded off the coast of Sicily on May 30 after 10 days of evolutions. In addition to Italian and Spanish MCM assets, the exercise was joined by NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2). The exercise was aimed at practicing command staff knowledge on mine warfare […]

  • 30 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard joined Royal Thai Navy and Marine Corps to kick off the 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). The opening ceremony was held at Sattahip Naval Base on May 29. CARAT is the US Navy’s oldest and longest continually-running regional exercise in South and Southeast Asia […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The lead ship of the US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carriers marked the end of its 15-month docking planned incremental availability as it concluded at-sea training on May 28. USS Nimitz (CVN 68) crew finished the maintenance availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, and are now looking forward to preparing for future operations. The […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard is to join the navy in operating arctic and offshore patrol ships (AOPS) after the government awarded a two-ship contract to Halifax-based shipbuilder Irving Shipbuilding. Irving is already building six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy, with the first unit in the class, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, already in water […]

  • 23 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    INS Magen, the first of four Israeli Navy Sa’ar 6 corvettes, has been officially named in Germany. The ceremony took place at the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems yard in Kiel on May 23. The ship was named by Eti Sharvit, wife of Vice Admiral Eli Sharvit, Chief of the Israeli Navy, in presence of high-level representatives […]

  • 22 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, composed of Naval Group and ECA Group, officially received a contract for the construction of twelve mine-hunting vessels for the navies of the Netherlands and Belgium. As revealed, the 12 ships will be equipped with some 100 drones, clustered in ten mission toolboxes. The contract is worth 2 billion […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 9-nation live-fire integrated air and missile defense exercise Formidable Shield 2019 concluded at the UK defense ministry’s Hebrides Range off Scotland on May 19. The US-led drill helped allies hone interoperability in defending against missiles but it also saw Canadian and French Navy ships achieve national firsts during one of the many training scenarios. […]

  • 17 May 2019
    Authorities

    Captain Nick Cooke-Priest, the commanding officer of Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has been relieved of his duties. The navy confirmed that he has been reassigned to a new role without providing a specific reason. UK media outlets, however, widely report that the reason for Cooke-Priest’s removal was his use of the ship’s […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities

    Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Mendez Nunes broke off from the US aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and its carrier strike group (CSG) as it headed for the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tension between the US and Iran. The Spanish frigate’s withdrawal from the carrier strike group was first reported by Spanish news outlet El […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Pacific Air Forces hosted exercise Northern Edge 2019 (NE19) kicked off on and above central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska on May 13. Personnel from US military units stationed in the continental United States and from US installations in the Indo-Pacific will participate with approximately 250 aircraft from all services, and […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Arafura-class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program reached a new milestone on Friday as the keel for the lead ship in the class was laid at at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN positioned a coin to commemorate the laying […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canadian shipbuilder Irving Shipbuilding on May 3 hosted a ceremony to mark the official start of construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s fourth arctic and offshore patrol ship (AOPS). The fourth unit will be named after William Hall, a Victoria Cross recipient for heroism and support of the British Army during the relief of Lucknow […]

  • 29 April 2019
    Authorities

    An Indian Navy officer died in a fire that erupted aboard aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya as the ship was entering Karwar port on April 26. The officer, identified by the Indian defense ministry as Lt Cdr DS Chauhan, led firefighting efforts in the compartment that was affected by fire. Whilst the fire was brought under […]

  • 29 April 2019
    Authorities

    The Princess Royal officially opened the new home of UK Hydrographic Office in a ceremony on April 26. Construction of the new headquarters for the 850 data analysers, hydrographers, cartographers, environmental experts and scientists took 18 months to complete and was ready for operations in January. The building was formally dedicated by Princess Anne, hosted […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    While the first block of a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for the Argentine Navy was already assembled in Concarneau, French defense minister Florence Parly visited the site of shipbuilder Piriou to mark the official start of construction under the EUR280 million contract. The visit took place on April 19 and follows a February announcement […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the navies of the US, the UK and France have kicked off the mine countermeasures exercise Artemis Trident in the Persian Gulf. “Mine laying poses a risk to naval ships as well as merchant shipping vessels,” the US 5th Fleet said in an announcement. “As mines threaten maritime traffic indiscriminately, the U.S., France […]

  • 11 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy Secretary (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer is to issue a secretarial letter of censure to former USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) commanding officer Cmdr. Bryce Benson and former crew member Lt. Natalie Combs, for their role in the deadly collision off Japan in June 2018. The destroyer collided with Filipino merchant vessel ACX Crystal on […]

  • 8 April 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Assets from the US Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) kicked off the 8th edition of exercise Guardian Sea in the Andaman Sea on April 7. A US Navy Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine and underway replenishment oiler along with two Thai frigates, a corvette and a Sea Hawk helicopter will take part in over […]

  • 28 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy auxiliary landing ship dock RFA Mounts Bay served as the test bed for a mobile US Navy minehunting force during a recent test off the coast of Virginia. The test included helicopters, divers, remote-controlled boats and automated surveying machines and was intended to see whether a task force without a minehunter assigned to […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    France-based defense contractor Thales is opening a UK office for work on the Royal Navy’s future Type 31 frigate program. The company said it would be joining the Babcock-led team which is proposing the Arrowhead design for the new class of general-purpose frigates for the Royal Navy. Should the Arrowhead proposal be accepted, Thales would […]