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  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMAS Success is showing her versatility in a multi-role capacity while deployed to Operation MANITOU in the Middle East Region. Commanding Officer Captain Justin Jones met with a small team from Combined Maritime Forces during a port visit recently to discuss his ship’s role. In what was an Australian affair, his Combined Maritime Forces counterparts […]

  • 4 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canada has awarded a contract valued at CA$35 million to Zodiac Hurricane Technologies of Delta, B.C. for the acquisition of 30 new multi-role boats for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

  • 23 April 2020

    Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been selected to class Germany’s two new 95-meter multi-role ships. In December 2019, German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (BAW) awarded the shipbuilding project to Abeking & Rasmussen Ship- and Yacht Yard SE. The shipbuilder, in agreement with BAW, has now appointed LR as the classification society for the […]

  • 6 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Reservists from HMS King Alfred, the South East’s Royal Navy Reserve Unit, took their bosses on a tour of HMS Dauntless to raise awareness and understanding of the important work that Reservists carry out when at sea in a support capacity. The visit took place during a break in the Type 45 class destroyers […]

  • 20 June 2011
    Industry news

      Augmenting its fleet of multi role helicopters, the Navy is looking to procure more such choppers for carrying out anti-submarine warfare an… (indiatimes) [mappress] Source: indiatimes, June 20, 2011;

  • 17 September 2014

    The US Coast Guard’s highest ranking officer made a surprise visit to Cutter Bertholf Tuesday to recognize a Coast Guardsman for his role in two drug busts off the Colombia coast.   The Commandant of the Coast Guard Adm. Paul Zukunft recognized Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Baasch, a gunner’s mate aboard the Cutter Bertholf, […]

  • 12 March 2014

    Canadian ships HMCS Kingston and Glace Bay have joined HMC ships Nanaimo and Whitehorse and a CP-140 Aurora aircraft detachment on Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking in the Americas and Caribbean.   The concurrent deployment of four ships and an aircraft detachment marks a first in Canadian Armed Forces […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The reactor department performs a vital role during the Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) process that nuclear powered Nimitz-class aircraft carriers like USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) undergo. Lincoln is currently undergoing RCOH at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington-Ingalls Industries in Newport News. The largest of 18 departments aboard Lincoln, the reactor department […]

  • 23 July 2015

    On 15 July 2015, EU Naval Force Commander, Rear Admiral Alfonso Gómez Fernández de Córdoba, assumed the counter-piracy coordination role from the Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 commander, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito, during a meeting at sea on board Operation Atalanta flagship, ESPS Galicia. After being welcomed onboard, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Ito was given an […]

  • 3 July 2013

    Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are playing a vital role as key contributors to Pacific Partnership, a United States-sponsored humanitarian and civic assistance mission to help improve the lives of people in the Pacific Region. This year, Pacific Partnership will deliver medical, dental, veterinary, explosive remnants of war disposal and engineering aid to Papua New […]

  • 29 March 2013
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    A new report issued by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) puts a spotlight on the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for effective ways to get new technologies out of the lab and into the hands of the war-fighter. The report, “Defense Technology Development,” released this month after a year-long study, looks at programs across […]

  • 23 October 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    While bringing soldiers and marines from Australia and Tonga to New Zealand for exercise Southern Katipo 2017, Royal Australian Navy landing ship HMAS Choules became part of the exercise scenario at Picton Harbor. Choules demonstrated her versatility when she arrived alongside at Picton in New Zealand’s South Island only a week after supporting the real humanitarian […]

  • 6 September 2013
    Training & Education

      Canadian ships HMCS Iroquois, Preserver and Ville de Québec are participating in Exercise Unitas in the western Caribbean with 14 southern allied countries from September 6 to 15. Held each year since 1959, Exercise Unitas is the largest annual exercise south of the United States border and is designed to practice various maritime scenarios […]

  • 26 September 2011

    China’s navy is playing an important role in the country’s drive to become a world military power, with the recent trials of its first… Read More [mappress] Source: indiatimes, September 26, 2011

  • 19 June 2013
    Training & Education

    In a show of allied co-operation, 2 Royal Navy sailors have successfully qualified in US Navy roles on submarines and aircraft carriers. Submariner Lieutenant Matt Main and Chief Petty Officer Stacy Gager have been working with US colleagues as part of the US-UK personnel exchange programme and long-lead specialist skills programme. Lieutenant Main has already […]

  • 18 November 2013

    The Ukrainian Navy corvette Ternopil led by Capt. 3rd Rank Oleg Grygoriev completed all the tasks in the Mediterranean Sea assigned within the NATO anti-terrorist operation Active Endeavor and is now en route to Sevastopol. The crew of the Ukrainian military ship completed the practical actions on monitoring of civil navigation. The corvette steamed over […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    A Portsmouth-based minehunter has just completed a starring role at a popular west-country regatta. HMS Chiddingfold had only a few days to prepare for her role as guardship at Dartmouth Royal Regatta, replacing fellow minehunter HMS Blyth who was re-tasked at short notice. Chiddingfold was training off Scotland when she got the call to divert […]

  • 29 July 2015
    Training & Education

    HMAS Sirius has played a vital role in Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Living up to her motto ‘to serve and provide’, the ship provided support to a number of task groups operating off Australia’s northern coast. Sirius remained poised to provide assistance throughout the entire exercise. Fulfilling late notice fuel requests on more than one occasion. […]

  • 19 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious is to play a major role in a Royal Marine amphibious exercise over the weekend as part of Exercise Joint Warrior. The Portsmouth-based landing platform will be providing the base to send hundreds of Marines from 42 Commando into Luce Bay in Galloway on the west coast of Scotland. […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with senior research personnel and faculty members at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Dec. 5 to discuss the role of the U.S. Navy in the arctic. Mabus said: We in the Navy have a particular interest (in the arctic) because our responsibilities increase as the arctic changes. […]

  • 15 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s interim remote mine-sweeper Dorado is currently performing sea trials in Belcarra, British Columbia in preparation for a new role in its service. The purpose built semi-submersible autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), built and housed by International Submarine Engineering, has been equipped with environmental / water quality monitoring gear by a team of researchers from the […]

  • 30 May 2018

    The Royal Australian Navy is looking to enhance the role of its naval reserve as it works on ways of growing its future workforce. The navy says plans are underway to further integrate the part-time and full-time elements of the navy. Since its formation in 1911, the naval reserve has transformed numerous times to meet navy’s […]

  • 12 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Crewmembers aboard the U.S. Navy’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) recently participated in an abandon ship drill while in its homeport at Naval Base San Diego. Mercy is preparing for Pacific Partnership 2016, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. According to the U.S. Navy, […]

  • 8 June 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen has introduced a new range of Multi-Role Auxiliary Vessels (MRAV) during the Oceanographic Survey Vessel Conference taking place in London June 7-9. The series of vessels provides a basic platform offering multi-role potential and hydrographic survey capabilities to naval clients. With the addition of supplementary modular mission equipment, the new vessels can be mobilised in […]

  • 28 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset acted as the prestigious starting platform for a tough single-handed transatlantic yacht race setting off from the south coast on Bank Holiday Monday. The Devonport-based frigate took time out from her current period of Operational Sea Training to embark Race Officials, accompanied by 50 guests from the Royal Western Yacht […]

  • 23 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Royal Naval Reservists from HMS President in London played key roles in two large international exercises in the closing months of 2012. Lieutenant Commanders Howie San and Pat Shinner swapped their civilian careers, the former with US shipping giant AT&T and the latter for a financial software firm in the City of London, and donned […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Current serving female Australian Defence Force (ADF) members now have the opportunity to work in most positions in the ADF provided they have the ability to meet all the demands of the role. From 1 January 2013, women can apply to become clearance divers, mine warfare and clearance diving officers in Navy; airfield defence guards […]

  • 13 July 2017

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay took over UK’s North Atlantic patrol duties from RFA Wave Knight during a port visit to the Lesser Antilles port of Fort-de-France in Martinique. Handing over the baton to Mounts Bay, RFA Wave Knight wrapped up a 13 month deployment which has seen the ship sail over 56,000 nautical miles 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 […]