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  • 19 March 2013

     On 15 March, the German Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD), deployed with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta, transferred the responsibility for the protection of the World Food Programme (WFP) ship MV Caroline Scan to an AVPD from Finland. The German AVPD returns home after successfully protecting the WFP chartered vessel for […]

  • 8 March 2011

      Japan protested Tuesday after a Chinese helicopter the previous day staged a close fly-by of one of its destroyers near gas fields in the Ea… (mysinchew) [mappress] Source: mysinchew, March 8, 2011;    

  • 30 September 2013

    After two years at the helm of the UK Maritime Component Command in Bahrain, Commodore Simon Ancona is handing over his responsibilities and moving into a new role. At the US Naval Headquarters in Bahrain, Cdre Ancona thanked his staff for the “superb job” they did before handing over his responsibilities as the UK Maritime […]

  • 3 August 2011

    HMS Sutherland fires her main 4.5-inch gun as part of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector to safeguard the civilian population of Libya. Destroyer HMS Liverpool has returned to front-line duties off Libya, taking over from frigate HMS Sutherland. The type 23 had a busy week on the NATO tasking, running boarding operations against suspicious vessels and […]

  • 27 December 2013
    Industry news

    Russian new submarine Severodvinsk will be delivered to the Navy on December 30, as reported by Ria Novosti. With keel laid in Sevmash shipyard in 1993, the submarine’s commissioning has been delayed on several occasions due to unspecified technical problems. The Yasen-class attack submarine has increased potential for search operations and her primary task will […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Somerset has officially handed over her Operation Kipion duties to sister ship HMS Northumberland, after spending six months in the Indian Ocean and Gulf region.   The two Devonport based Type 23 frigates met at sea to transfer essential stores and key information to enable HMS Northumberland to continue the fight against piracy, narcotics […]

  • 27 May 2014

    HMS Sutherland prepares to enter the water for the first time in six months as her refit approaches a major milestone.   The frigate has been out of action since October – and out of the water since the following month – while undergoing an 11-month revamp in her home base of Devonport. That revamp […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Flights of deck-based aircraft started on Northern Fleet (NF) aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov on Sunday, Dec 18, as long as weather conditions became better. Most experienced pilots practiced takeoffs and landings on the deck of the Russian aircraft carrier located in the Northeast Atlantic. Air Squadron Commander Col. Nikolai Deriglazov was the first who took […]

  • 20 December 2015

    Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Jose Enrique Delgado Roig took command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) December 18, during a ceremony at Cartagena harbor in Spain. Admiral Delgado Roig received the command from the Portuguese Rear Admiral Alberto Manuel Silvestre Correia, while the new flagship, ESPS Álvaro De Bázan conducted the operational handover with […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German defense contractor and sensor manufacturer Hensoldt is to acquire UK radar specialist Kelvin Hughes after owner ECI Partners agreed to sell its investment in the company. The announcement follows Hensoldt’s acquisition of EuroAvionics in May this year. Hensoldt is a new company, spun off from Airbus Group in 2017, specializing in sensor systems.  Its flagship product is […]

  • 1 November 2012

    Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage handed over kit packs to a cross section of naval personnel consisting of 03 officers and 20 sailors at a function held at SLNS Parakrama Auditorium on 31st October 2012. Senior naval officers attached to NHQ and Commanding Officer SLNS Parakrama were also present on […]

  • 9 March 2011

      A CALL for the Chief of Navy to be sacked over the sad state of Australia’s amphibious ships shows how the Government has failed to protect him from ‘‘ignorant scapegoating’’, the Australian Defence Association says. Association executive director Neil James said the sacking call was misplaced. He has criticised Defence Minister Stephen Smith for […]

  • 17 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Admirals hanging on a rope meters above water surface is not something sailors would consider a routine procedure. Italian Navy Admiral Andrea Gueglio, however, really wanted to try transferring from one ship to another via a material transport line. Having witnessed a resupply at sea conducted between the German Navy ships ‘Frankfurt am Main’ and ‘Karlsruhe’ […]

  • 2 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual bilateral exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) will see U.S. and Indonesian navies come together from August 2-8. The exercise will take place on the ground in Surabaya and in the waters and airspace of the Java and Bali Seas. More than 500 U.S. Sailors will participate in CARAT Indonesia alongside their […]

  • 10 February 2011

    Congress’ failure to pass a 2011 defense budget bill is jeopardizing the military’s effort to send more surveillance and attack drones into… [mappress] Source: navytimes, February 10, 2011;

  • 6 June 2011

      Apache Attack Helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya last night as part of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector to protect civilians under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The mission was carefully coordinated with other allied air missions by NATO’s air operations centre, based at Poggio in Italy, and […]

  • 1 August 2012
    Training & Education

    She worked for half a year to protect Britain’s interests in the Middle East and Indian Ocean, but now that job lies with another ship. HMS Westminster is on her way home having handed over to Devonport-based frigate HMS Sutherland. During her time Westminster – known as The Capital Ship – has disrupted pirates, seized […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Rear Admiral Bimal Kumar Verma, AVSM took over as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, AVSM yesterday, 29 Oct 12. In the course of his distinguished career, Rear Admiral BK Verma has held various Command, Staff and Operational Appointments. Rear Admiral BK Verma is an alumnus of the 55th […]

  • 27 February 2014
    Training & Education

    After an extremely busy seven month deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean and Gulf region, Naval ship HMS Montrose has set sail to come home after handing over duties to HMS Diamond in the mission to remove chemicals from Syria.   Since arriving in the eastern Mediterranean in January, HMS Montrose has been working alongside warships […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Industry news

    Project 11356 frigate INS Tarkash being built by Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad will be triumphantly handed over to Indian Navy on Nov 9… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 3, 2012; Image: Yantar

  • 13 March 2012
    Equipment & technology

    HMAS Parramatta handed over duties to HMAS Melbourne in the Middle East maritime Area of Operations last week after completing a successful six-month maritime security and interception operation deployment as part of Operation SLIPPER rotation 27. HMAS Parramatta is now heading home to Fleet Base East in Sydney, New South Wales after steaming more than […]

  • 23 June 2011

    In Aksaz on Friday 17 June, Commodore Michiel Hijmans handed over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 to his Turkish counterpart, Commodore Sinan Tosun. Commodore Hijmans and his staff have led this NATO flotilla for the past year. The multinational flotilla SNMG2 forms the maritime component of the NATO Response Force. This unit, which […]

  • 2 May 2011

      Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, reportedly having awarded over 60 military boat and naval vessel project to local shipyards, now negotiates over several other new projects with the yards.However these new projects are intended for sale as the undersecretariat revealed talks with prospective ..clients”. Turkish yards, especially the leading septet that designed and built the […]

  • 3 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin has completed on-orbit testing of the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite and handed over spacecraft operations to the U.S. Navy. The handover also includes acceptance of three MUOS ground stations that will relay voice and high-speed data signals for mobile users worldwide. MUOS-2 was launched July 19, 2013 aboard a United […]

  • 22 January 2016

    German Navy Commander Martin Schwarz has acceded his Royal Netherlands Navy colleague, Commander Peter A.J. Bergen Henegouwen as commander of Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1). The handover ceremony was led by NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Commodore Arian Minderhoud, in Kiel Harbour, Germany, January 21. The ceremony was also attended by the […]

  • 31 August 2015

    The Gold crew of the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) conducted a change of ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Aug. 28. Capt. Gustavo Gutierrez, from Miami, Florida, relieved Capt. Benjamin Pearson III, from Gig Harbor, Washington, and assumed the duties and responsibilities of the Michigan Gold crew commanding officer during the ceremony at […]

  • 15 June 2015

    Irish Navy’s LÉ EITHNE successfully located and rescued 367 migrants on a wooden barge, 50 kilometres north-west of Tripoli, Libya. Conditions at the time were choppy with the operation commencing at 7.25 am during a south easterly 1 metre high swell. All migrants were successfully taken on board by 10.09 am. There are now 278 male, […]

  • 13 May 2015

    Royal Navy’s HMS Bulwark is conducting its largest tasking to date as part of the coordinated response to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean. The Royal Navy flagship was alerted to four craft in potential distress approximately 40 miles off the coast of Libya. Each 30-foot inflatable boat were reported to be carrying approximately 100 […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On Wednesday 6 August 2014 Rear Admiral Jürgen zur Mühlen (German Navy) handed over Force Command of the EU’s counter-piracy Operation Atalanta to Rear Admiral Guido Rando (Italian Navy).   Brigadier General Dick Swijgman, who recently assumed the role of Deputy Operation Commander of the EU Naval Force, presided over the handover on board the […]