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  • 16 May 2014

    Forty-five delegates from the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, which provides an essential link between NATO and the parliaments of NATO nations, visited Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt on Friday, May 2nd to discuss security developments in the Asia-Pacific region and their significance for Canada.   The delegation was led by President Hugh Bailey from the United […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Seven Orca-class Patrol Craft Training (PCT) vessels recently conducted a formation exercise in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near Victoria, British Columbia.   Vessels taking part included PCT Orca, Raven, Renard, Wolf, Grizzly, Cougar, and Caribou. The ORCA-class vessels operate year round in B.C. coastal waters and are frequent visitors in many of the […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $251,1 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 231 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missiles for the U.S. Navy (147 vertical launch systems and 64 capsule launch systems) and the United Kingdom (20 torpedo tube launch systems).   The majority of work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona. Work is […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Industry news

    Ahead of the upcoming Seatrade Middle East Maritime exhibition and conference, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre confirms that pirate attacks off the Somali coast have declined by more than 54%, leading to a softening of insurance premiums for the global shipping community but raising controversy surrounding the use of onboard private armed […]

  • 26 September 2011
    Industry news

      France will deliver about 20% of equipment for the second two Mistral-class ships with direct involvement of Rosoboronexport, the rest 80% will be produced in Russia, told Director General of JSC Rosoboronexport Anatoly Isaikin in the interview to Kommersant published on Friday. The EUR 1.2-bln contract for construction of two French Mistral-class assault landing […]

  • 13 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy received patents for more inventions last year than two-thirds of the Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies ranked in a report published last month.   The Department of the Navy increased its patent volume by 12 percent over last year, earning 399 patents and climbing up three slots to no. 89 on […]

  • 16 November 2011
    Training & Education

    In 2011, crews of Northern Fleet (NF) surface ships have completed over 50% of the fleet’s training activities. In total, NF surface ships have spent 870 days at sea. Twenty six NF surface ships took the sea in this training year. The crews have performed over 400 qualification drills, including 6 cruise missile firings, 45 […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

      In 2011, production of warships and submarines has been curtailed on 15% comparing to the level of 2010, said vice premier Dmitry Rogozin on Feb 2. “Volume of production manufactured under state defense order in 2011 was RUR 106.7 bln which is 15.7% less than in previous year of 2010”, said Rogozin appearing at […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Industry news

    INS Vikramaditya, one of the Indian Navy’s latest additions to the fleet, and at the same time the most expensive one, has had a bumpy ride home from the Russian Sevmash shipyard, writes the Hindustan Times.   Namely, as reported, the aircraft carrier faced embarrassing glitches on the journey to the Karwar naval base in […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Five Bahrain-based U.S. Navy coastal patrol ships carried out a proficiency fire test of their MK 60 Griffin Missile Systems (GMS) July 18-20 in the Persian Gulf. Coastal patrol ships USS Tempest (PC 2), USS Squall (PC 7), USS Chinook (PC 9), USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) launched surface-to-surface Griffin missiles at […]

  • 30 October 2014

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts at its airfield, Oct. 24-26. The air show broke previous NAS Jax air show attendance records with more than 297,000 people and 2,100 boaters […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Research & Development

    One of the last surviving D-Day ships has been given £1m from bank fines to help turn her into a centrepiece of 75th anniversary of the landings. UK Chancellor George Osborne said money from fines imposed on the City for manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate – LIBOR – would be given to the National […]

  • 2 July 2015

    Five coastal patrol ships (PC) of the US Navy that have been outfitted with the Griffin Missile System (GMS) conducted a test and proficiency fire June 26-28. The patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) conducted the test fire while USS Typhoon (PC 5), USS Firebolt (PC 10), USS Sirocco (PC 6) and USS Whirlwind […]

  • 9 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy recently completed developmental testing of the AN/AQS-20C (Q-20C) towed minehunting sonar, bringing the mine countermeasure system a step closer to joining the fleet. The Q-20C has advanced acoustic and electro-optic sensing capabilities that will detect, localize and classify bottom, close-tethered, moored, and volume-moored mines. According to Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City […]

  • 28 September 2018

    US Navy sailors from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 rendered assistance to the passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight PX56, after it crashed into the lagoon near Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, International Airport, Sept. 28. Flight PX56 crashed approximately a quarter mile short of the runway, near where UCT 2 was conducting operations. […]

  • 25 October 2011
    Training & Education

    The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea arrived in Sevastopol, Oct. 21, for a regularly scheduled port visit to continue U.S. 6th Fleet efforts to build global maritime partnerships with European nations and enhance maritime safety and security. While in port, the crew will host a formal reception giving the officers and crew a chance to […]

  • 28 June 2016

    The U.S Coast Guard repatriated 103 Cuban migrants, including one migrant with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, from June 25 – 27. The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. crew repatriated 58 Cuban migrants Saturday, and 45 more Cuban migrants Monday. The U.S. Coast Guard said the repatriations were a result of 10 […]

  • 4 July 2013

    Patrol Coastal (PC) ships USS Tempest (PC 2), USS Squall (PC 7) and USS Thunderbolt (PC 12) arrived pierside in Bahrain July 3, as part of a realignment that will see a total of eight PCs permanently stationed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR). USS Hurricane (PC 3) and USS Monsoon (PC […]

  • 31 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Arlington (LPD 24) completed the two-day Naval Surface Force Atlantic (SURFLANT) Crew Certification Phase One administrative evaluation Oct. 22, while the ship is under construction in the Huntington-Ingalls Industries’ shipyard. The inspection, performed by nine members of the amphibious transport dock ship’s type commander from Norfolk, Va., reviewed the command’s administration, policies, […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Pre-Commissioning Unit Anchorage (LPD 23) moored pierside in Manzanillo, Mexico, Nov. 14 on her first liberty port call. Anchorage is currently on her maiden voyage transiting to her future homeport in San Diego. The ship departed the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Shipbuilding site in Avondale, La. Oct. 30. “The city is beautiful, and it will […]

  • 16 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Royal Moroccan Navy placed an order with PIRIOU, a shipbuilding, ship repair and naval engineering company, for a 50m LCT (Landing Craft Tank) which will be operated in the Moroccan coastal waters.   This new unit will be built in France with expected delivery mid-2016. Also included in the contract is training in Concarneau for the first […]

  • 22 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7), completed final contract trials (FCT) during a five-day evaluation period that began May 10. The trials, conducted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey, are part of a series of post-delivery test and trial events through which the ship and its major systems […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Rear Admiral Kim Min-Sik, commander of East Sea Fleet, North Korean Navy arrives at Russia’s Pacific Fleet (PF) paying official call. The visit of the North Korea’s top-ranking naval official will last since Oct 20 till Oct 27. The admiral is going to meet with acting PF Commander Rear Admiral Sergei Avakiants, hold familiarization […]

  • 19 October 2011
    Training & Education

      Crews of Russian and American warships acted out about ten real episodes of the Pacific Eagle 2011 anti-terror exercise held off Mariana Islands, reports RIA Novosti referring to Pacific Fleet (PF) Commander’s press secretary Capt 1 rank Roman Martov. The exercise was carried out in Oct 13-15. Russia was represented by PF flagship Guard […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Industry news

    Pre-commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth (LCS 3) completed builder’s sea trials on Lake Michigan, Oct. 24. After more than two years, the shipbuilders of Marinette Marine Corporation received one of the ultimate rewards of their trade – watching PCU Fort Worth proceed down the Menominee River and out into Lake Michigan under her own power […]

  • 18 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships participating in the 2016 edition of RIMPAC sank the decommissioned USS Thach (FFG 43) in waters 15,000 feet (4572 m) deep, 55 nautical miles north of Kauai, Hawaii, using live fire. Units from Australia, the Republic of Korea and the U.S. participated in the sinking exercise (SINKEX), which provided them the opportunity to gain proficiency […]

  • 13 June 2017

    U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) returned to Naval Station Rota, Spain on June 12, for a mid-patrol availability period. Carney is currently on its third forward-deployed naval force ballistic missile defense patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. “So far, this patrol we’ve taken part in exercise Joint Warrior […]

  • 26 September 2014

    A rainbow falls upon the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) following an underway replenishment.   Simpson is underway conducting Amphibious Ready Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit exercises. [mappress] Naval Today Staff, September 26, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Navy Counselor 1st Class Jorge Delgado

  • 13 December 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens held an all hands call with Sailors assigned to the amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6), Dec. 11. During his visit, Stevens also frocked five Sailors, toured the ship and met with senior leadership. “I’m glad to have the opportunity to be […]