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  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Participants of the international naval exercise Open Spirit 2016 found several mines just 3 kilometers off the Lithuanian only sea port on May 20. Lithuanian Navy divers subsequently destroyed the German WWII mines. Five naval mines, one torpedo, rocket parts and two still unidentified wrecks have been found so far during the NATO drill, which […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s diver support ship FGS Rottweil (M 1061) set sail for Klaipeda, Lithuania on May 12. The vessel and its crew will join minesweepers from different nation to take part in NATO’s ‘Open Spirit’ maneuver. Open Spirit arose from from the exercises of the joint mine countermeasures squadron of the Baltic states, the Baltic Naval Squadron […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Open Spirit 2016 participants were able to utilize their minehunting skills as they destroyed mines and other sea obstacles which posed a threat to Baltic Sea shipping lanes for decades. The international NATO maneuver which took place off Klaipeda, Lithuania concluded May 27. Minehunting units have scanned 185 square kilometers of seafloor and identified 912 objects […]

  • 18 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Latvian Navy is hosting this year’s edition of the international annual mine clearance and ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit which is taking place between August 18 and 31. The exercise aims to reduce the threat of unexploded ordnance throughout the Baltic Sea region, including seabed communications lines, international shipping routes, and fishing areas. It […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Danish Navy recently contributed their new concept in counter-mine efforts to exercise Open Spirit in the Baltic Sea as part of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. The new system is flexible, scalable and utilizes drones to minimize danger to Sailors. The system is called Mine Countermeasures Denmark (MCM DNK) and is a modular […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Belgian Defense Minister will attend the multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) operation Open Spirit 2016 and observe participating ships conduct MCM tasks in the Baltic Sea on May 26. Minister of Defense Steven Vandeput will also meet the Lithuanian Defence Minister aboard the LNS Jotvingis to discuss security situation at the eastern and southern NATO borders, preparations […]

  • 11 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Mine countermeasure ships and personnel from 15 navies gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, for the start of the international Baltic Sea ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit. The exercise kicks off Friday and is joined by ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) among others. Open Spirit will take place Estonian waters ranging from Tallinn to […]

  • 29 October 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Cerberus opened its gates for the 2013 iteration of the bases biennial Open Day on the weekend, and the ship’s company was amazed by the number of people passing through. A record 15,000 visitors attended the six hour open day, to see the largest Tri-Service Military event held in Victoria. HMAS Cerberus, often referred […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Estonian-hosted mine warfare drill Open Spirit concluded in the Baltic Sea on May 25. The two-week multinational naval mine clearance and ordnance disposal operation took place in two main areas – around Tallin, and around the islands of Saaremaa and Hiiumma. In addition to ships from Baltic states’ navies, the exercise was joined by ships […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Training & Education

    Adelaide class guided missile frigate HMAS Newcastle recently sailed into the Fleet Base East, Sydney, and opened its doors to curious visitors. The crew provided visitors the opportunity to hear their experiences at sea and upcoming deployment in the Middle East. The ship conducted a man overboard exercise, conducted a flying demonstration with the embarked S-70B-2 Seahawk, followed by a […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The biannual Naval Commanders’ Conference of 2014 commenced in New Delhi on 24 June, 2014. This conference is held to discuss issues of operational relevance, identify capability gaps and to review the future plans of the Indian Navy.   The Defence Minister, Sh. Arun Jaitley inaugurated the conference and congratulated the men and women of […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Training & Education

    After two years of construction, the upgraded Royal Australian Navy Diving School and the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit (SUMU) were officially opened at a ceremony at HMAS Penguin today. Deputy Chief of Navy Rear Admiral Michael van Balen, was joined by current and former members of the Navy diving community at the ribbon cutting. […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The Netherlands-Belgian Operational School has opened its doors at the naval port in Den Helder. This binational centre of expertise conducts 170 different maritime training courses every year, with 2,500 to 3,000 attendees from the Netherlands and abroad. The school offers many state-of-the-art facilities, including a large multifunctional room, where students can work out tactical […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Industry news

    Austal Australia on September 1st, 2017, celebrated the opening of its Adelaide office, which will support the design and production for the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program. Officially welcoming Austal’s expansion into Adelaide were Martin Hamilton-Smith, Minister for Defence Industry (SA), Senator David Fawcett, and several locally based Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) […]

  • 26 May 2016
    Industry news

    The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2016 (OEEC 2016) is now open. The ninth edition of this event is expected to attract 11,500 offshore professionals and more than 650 exhibiting companies. Offshore Energy is an annual event focused on the complete offshore energy industry. It covers both the exploration and production of the […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Industry news

    Arnout Damen, COO of Damen Shipyards Group, officially opened a new office in Norwegian Stavanger. When asked why Dutch headquartered Damen Shipyards sets up an advanced base in Stavanger, its new Sales Manager Remko Hottentot said: “It is the European Oil & Gas capital and the place the ONS Exhibition and conferences are held. Stavanger […]

  • 19 September 2014
    Authorities

    The US Navy announced this week that women can now be assigned to the Coastal Riverine Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (CRF JTAC) training and positions.   The 30-day Congressional notification requirement ended Sept. 15, which now opens 21 JTAC positions for the assignment of women. This decision is part of the Department of Defense’s […]

  • 25 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Navy announced Feb. 21 that the March 8 graveside interment ceremony of the remains of two unknown Sailors recovered from the USS Monitor shipwreck will be open to the public. The unknown Sailors were lost along with 14 of their shipmates when Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C. on Dec. 31, 1862. All 16 […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Training & Education

    HMAS Kuttabul opened its gangway for Navy Week recently, allowing the public to join the RAN’s centenary celebrations. Kuttabul’s open day on October 9 featured public tours of HMA Ships Anzac, Ballarat, Darwin and Melbourne, as well as demonstrations by the Navy cooks, performances by the RAN Band and the clearance divers’ noughts and crosses […]

  • 27 April 2011
    Training & Education

      There will be more activity onboard USS LST 393 this summer than at any time since the famed fighting ship went to war 68 years ago… (mlive) [mappress] Source: mlive , April 27, 2011;

  • 25 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The ‘forgotten craft’ of the Royal Navy – and Portsmouth dockyard’s ‘forgotten building’ – will no longer be overlooked from next month as a £6m ‘working museum’ opens. The renovated Boathouse No.4 will serve as a tribute to the crews of vessels dubbed ‘the Spitfires of the sea’ – and train new generations of shipwrights. […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US defense contractor Raytheon announced the opening of a new $72 million facility on its Andover, Mass.-based campus, which will support complex radar testing and integration. The radar development facility is the primary location for integration and testing of current and future radar programs for US and international customers. AN/SPY-6, the US Navy’s next-generation integrated air […]

  • 19 March 2012
    Research & Development

    The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) celebrated the opening of its Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR), during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington March 16. The LASR facility will integrate science and technology components into research prototype systems and will become the nerve center for basic research that supports autonomous systems research for the Navy and […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Industry news

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global subsea operations and engineering company, yesterday announced the opening of a new facility in Vaxholm, Sweden, JFD’s international base for the manufacture and maintenance of the company’s SEAL Pod range of Swimmer Delivery Vehicles (SDVs). The new facility is the headquarters of JFD Sweden and includes over 800 […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    European missile manufacturer MBDA has opened a new facility in Bolton, Great Britain, in a ceremony attended by UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson. During the ceremony, the defense secretary unveiled a plaque to mark the completion of five years of work and £50 million worth of investment into the high-tech site. The move to the […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Lithuanian-led historical ordnance disposal operation Open Spirit 2019 concluded on May 16 after two weeks of maneuvers. Open Spirit is an international maritime operation led on a rotating basis by Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The Lithuanian Navy led the operation in 2019 in coordination with the NATO Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined […]

  • 24 January 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Estonian naval forces are hosting this year’s edition of the international Baltic Sea ordnance disposal drill Open Spirit. The exercise is taking place from May 11 to 25 and will welcome 800 participants, the Estonian defense ministry announced following a January 23 planning conference which took place in Tallinn, Estonia. Exercises will take place […]

  • 31 August 2012

    MTU Ibérica, a subsidiary of the German propulsion solution specialist MTU Friedrichshafen and the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia opened a common training center today in Cartagena/Spain. This training center is part of a strategic long-term cooperation between both companies. Navantia has chosen the Tognum Group company MTU Friedrichshafen as a primary partner for its ships’ propulsion […]

  • 1 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College which will deliver a coordinated, national approach to workforce development has been officially opened. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne opened the College at Osborne in South Australia on November 1. The minister said it’s an integral interface with the shipbuilding industry to identify workforce requirements throughout all phases of construction and […]