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  • 8 June 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French company ECA Group recently demonstrated its unmanned solution for port and coastal protection in the Toulon area, south of France. The mobile system is based on several robotic systems, a USV Inspector Mk2 and a UAV IT180-60, controlled and supervised from a centralized Command and Control center based onshore. This system can be used for homeland […]

  • 6 August 2015

    On Wednesday 5 August 2015, the Operation Atalanta Serbian Maritime Protection team that has been embarked on World Food Programme (WFP) vessel, MSM Douro, for the past four months to protect it from potential pirate attack, handed over the role to a team from Lithuania. The handover ceremony between the Lithuanian and Serbian forces took […]

  • 26 March 2012

    Russia protects regime of Syrian president Assad because it is afraid of losing naval bases in Latakia and Tartus, writes president of Eurasia Group Ian Bremmer in his article published by The Financial Times. If Assad’s regime falls down, Russia may direct its eyes, say, to Greece which urgently needs a source of long-term incomes, […]

  • 2 February 2016

    Fighter jets aboard the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle have been conducting airstrikes against the Daesh positions in Syria since November 2015 while the carrier itself was positioned in the Persian Gulf. While the carrier is a powerful offensive ship it lacks armament to protect itself from attacks. That is where frigates and other ships of a […]

  • 15 December 2014

    During the seventh edition of Dialogue 2014, an initiative aiming at promoting international discussion on urgent issues, such as protection and safeguard of people at sea, an informal discussion forum focused on “Protection at Sea” was held yesterday in Geneva. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said: Italy’s Mare Nostrum has saved thousands of lives […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy is developing the Resilient Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Security (RHIMES) system, a cyber protection system designed to make its shipboard mechanical and electrical control systems resilient to cyber attacks, officials announced Sept. 17. Dr. Ryan Craven, a program officer of the Cyber Security and Complex Software Systems Program in the Mathematics Computer […]

  • 27 June 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Incat Crowther announces the delivery of Reef Ranger, a 24m long-range Catamaran Patrol Vessel, built by Marine Engineering Consultants (MEC) of the Gold Coast, Australia.   The vessel will fulfill the day-to-day tasks of managing the Great Barrier Marine Park. Operational roles include compliance monitoring, park management, diving and research operations. According to the Queensland […]

  • 28 June 2012

    The deployment of a Dutch military security team for the protection of World Food Programme transports to Somalia will be extended by a maximum of 3 months. That was the upshot of a letter sent to the House of Representatives on behalf of the Government by Minister of Foreign Affairs Rosenthal and Minister of Defence […]

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

    An illegitimate organization seeks to undermine peace, security and liberty by destabilizing local and regional economies in Central America.   The organization is trying to disrupt operations and take over the Panama Canal — a critical connection for global commerce and regional stability. This is the scenario given to Airmen participating in exercise Panama Cana2014, […]

  • 1 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Protecting World Food Programme (WFP) shipments to Somalia is a core task for EU Naval Force Somalia; ensuring the safe transportation of humanitarian aid to the Somali people.  In 2013, WFP aims to bring humanitarian assistance to an estimated population of 1.56 million in Somalia. Since the beginning of Operation Atalanta in 2008, EU Naval […]

  • 13 July 2011

    Taiwan has not rejected the option of dispatching navy vessels to protect Taiwanese fishing boats in the future, the Ministry of Foreign Aff… By Nancy Liu (focustaiwan) [mappress] Source: focustaiwan, July 13, 2011;

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Netherlands Navy, Police, Port of Rotterdam authority and other Dutch agencies are taking part in exercise ‘Port Defender’ in Rotterdam. Special navy and police forces are practicing harbor protection against major incidents and terror threats. The two-day exercise started April 12 at the Wilhelminapier where the Dutch Navy landing platform dock ship HNLMS Rotterdam will […]

  • 19 August 2014

    U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is “consistent with the identification” of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of a pattern of […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Equipment & technology

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered four of its Damen SPa 1605 ballistic protected security patrol vessels to C&I Leasing, a Nigerian provider of offshore support vessels. According to Damen, the patrol boats will be used to provide security patrol and escort services for LNG tankers calling in and out of the Nigerian LNG Bonny terminal. The 16-metre […]

  • 22 March 2013

    Some contributing nations support the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia – Operation Atalanta with specialised assets to counter piracy off the Horn of Africa. Estonia supports Operation Atalanta with a Vessel Protection Detachment (VPD) on board the French frigate FS Courbet. VPDs are ready to embark on civilian ships in order to protect them […]

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Deciding on the right gear for maritime security comes with an increased level of difficulty due to the variety of body armor available on today’s market. SafeGuard ARMOR, a premium body armor designer and manufacturer, advises on choosing the right body armor and other measures that need to be taken into consideration when purchasing protective gear.   There are 3 types of body armor available […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    European researchers, enterprises and academic organizations have completed a long-running study on ways to protect navy ships from corrosion. Dubbed the Corrosion Control for Navy Ships, the European Defence Agency (EDA) led project ran from 2013-2016 and resulted in a number of potential solutions and scientific publications on the corrosion problem. Increasing military requirements combined with […]

  • 17 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Cathelco are providing hull corrosion protection systems for four corvettes which are being supplied to the Egyptian Navy by DCNS, the leading French defence contractors. The first of the Gowind 2500 corvettes will be built at DCNS Lorient, but the three others will be constructed in Alexandria with training and technical support provided by DCNS […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy warship HMS Northumberland has completed final preparations and is now ready to deploy on a seven-month deployment policing crucial international maritime trade routes.   The Type 23 frigate leaves Plymouth on Monday morning (19th May) to relieve her sister ship HMS Somerset on a six-months patrol helping to keep the sea lanes […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducts its Force Protection Exercises (FPEX) at Naval Station Norfolk, Feb. 19, as part of the ship’s certification process. Lt. j.g. Billy C. Newell, Kearsarge’s security officer, said: FPEX is an exercise of evolutions designed to test the effectiveness of our anti-terrorism plan, preplanned responses (PPRs) and […]

  • 25 February 2014
    Research & Development

    During one of their counter-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden, the EU Naval Force Ukrainian frigate, Hetman Sagaidachniy was tasked by the EU Force Headquarters to provide close protection at sea for a Lebanese-flagged merchant vessel, which had suffered engine failure and was drifting in the piracy high risk area in the Gulf of […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Since 21 September an EU Naval Force Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) from Serbia has been embarked onboard the World Food Programme (WFP) chartered vessel MV Douro and will remain so for the next three months. One of the core tasks of EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta is the protection of World […]

  • 1 June 2011
    Research & Development

    Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, will develop innovative solutions to protect ships of the Canadian Navy against new types of asymmetric threats. Under the designation LOCATES (= Laser Optical Countermeasures and Surveilllance Against Threat Environment Scenarios), the Defence Research Development Canada (DRDC), Valcartier, Québec, awarded Cassidian a contract to apply new technologies […]

  • 29 March 2011

      The Russian Navy says it will continue sending ships from its Arctic and other Fleets on operations to protect Indian Ocean shipping from pi… (ruvr) [mappress] Source: ruvr, March 29, 2011;

  • 13 December 2012
    Equipment & technology

    Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command reached out to fleet leaders in a Navy message Dec. 12 to ensure Sailors understand the minimal flame resistant qualities of the Navy Working Uniform Type I. Adm. Bill Gortney explained the current requirement for working uniforms and organizational clothing and discussed recent uniform testing results. “In coordination with […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy Deputy Commander in December 2015 ordered the creation of a new naval unit that would enhance RCN Force Protection (FP). Under Maritime Forces Pacific as supporting Commander, the Commander of the Naval Reserve (NAVRES) was mandated to work on the development of this new One-Navy Special Team dedicated to FP activities initially […]

  • 7 September 2018

    The US authorities have seized a vessel loaded down with over 2,880 pounds of cocaine and detained six suspected drug runners off the coast of Acapulco, Mexico.  On August 19, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) aircrews with interagency partners detected the vessel and worked with the crew of a US Coast […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USS Rushmore (LSD 47) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) participated in the Citadel Protect force protection exercise on Naval Base San Diego Sept. 25.   The exercise simulated a small boat attack and showcased the new Hailing Acoustic Laser and Light Tactical System (HALLTS) technology that requires only one person to operate the controller. […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, has announced recently that a new contract to design and manufacture future anti-surface guided weapons (light) (FASGW(L)) missiles will protect more than 60 jobs at the Thales factory in Belfast.   The contract will sustain around 60 expert jobs in advanced weapons system design and […]