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  • 12 January 2015
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) set sea and anchor detail and heaved in all mooring lines for an early start to their beginning phases of deployment preparation, Jan. 7. Normandy and additional assets in the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) will enter into a high-velocity series of training scenarios called Composite […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Third Fleet (C3F) conducted a two-day scene setter here for the multinational and interagency participants of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) scenario of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 July 5-6.   Cmdr. Eddie Yandoc, C3F’s lead HADR planner set the scene by describing the disaster that exercise participants will […]

  • 28 November 2017
    Training & Education, Vessels

    UK Defence Secretary had announced that the ship would sail to the Asia Pacific whilst addressing the crew on-board in Devonport on Friday, and has now provided further information of the deployment. During recent conversations with Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne the Defence Secretary reaffirmed his commitment to […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Training & Education

    As the sun sets on Exercise SEA DAWN this month, the ship’s company of HMAS Choules reflected on the important milestones they helped the Australian Defence Force (ADF) achieve in training for amphibious operations.   From 24 March, around 450 people from all three Services conducted helicopter, boat and vehicle operations, casualty response and recovery […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime forces from 11 maritime nations will begin the U.S.-Ukraine co-hosted multinational maritime exercise Sea Breeze 2015 in Odessa, Ukraine, and the Black Sea, Aug. 31. Sea Breeze, now in its 14th iteration, is an annual exercise held in the Black Sea which seeks to enhance interoperability and strengthen regional security. Vice Adm. James Foggo […]

  • 8 June 2012
    Industry news

      Joint meeting of Russian Navy command, directors of the Kuznetsov Naval Academy, and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) took place in…. (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 8, 2012; Image: Fish

  • 19 July 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Thirty-one trainees from various categories of employment within the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) have been kitted-up with extreme weather protection gear for their upcoming Antarctic trip-of-a-lifetime. The group, which includes Marine Technicians, Medics, and Communications Information Systems sailors under-training, ten General Experience ‘Gap Year’ sailors, and their supervisors, are preparing to sail on the RAN […]

  • 30 June 2011

      The boats of the second Gaza flotilla are expected finally to set sail this weekend from the Greek coast… (thejc) [mappress] Source: thejc, June  30, 2011;

  • 21 March 2014
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy will christen its newest littoral combat ship, the future USS Jackson (LCS 6) in a ceremony at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala., March 22, at 10 a.m. CDT.   Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the principal address at the ceremony, and Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran will […]

  • 9 October 2011

      Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky held a working conference on Sept 30 at Sevmash shipyard with participation of industrialists, told the yard’s press service to Central Navy Portal. The conference was attended by Chief of Navy Main HQ Admiral Alexander Tatarinov, directors of Sevmash, representatives of equipment-supplying companies and principal designer – Rubin […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Perth recently prepared for its move out of the floating dock onto the hard stand prior to Intermediate Maintenance Availability (IMAV). The vessel docked at the Australian Marine Complex Common User Facility at Henderson in Western Australia on 11 August 2015. The docking is required to conduct maintenance on the ship’s underwater fittings […]

  • 22 July 2013
    Training & Education

     Maritime Action Ship ‘Meteoro’, homeported in Las Palmas (the Canary Islands), departed on deployment on July 15 to participate in counter-piracy operation ‘Atalanta’  in the Indian Ocean. The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Flag Officer of the Canary Islands Naval Command Gregorio Bueno Murga. ‘Meteoro’ is the third ship of her class to […]

  • 21 October 2014

    HMS Kent left Portsmouth today for a six-month deployment focusing on maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean. HMS Kent will continue the Royal Navy’s long-term presence East of Suez as she replaces HMS Northumberland currently on station. Having been through intense training the ship is ready for a challenging deployment as part of the […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Training & Education

      The Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) biennial 2012 Naval Science and Technology (S&T) Partnership Conference will take place Oct. 22-24, officials announced Jan. 19. “The chief of naval operations has challenged us to meet the Navy and Marine Corps’ vision for 2025,” said Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research. “Our goal is […]

  • 2 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    After three months of intensive round-the-clock training, the first Maritime Tactical Operator Course (MTOC) graduated on March 26, 2015, and will go on to form Enhanced Naval Boarding Party (ENBP) Team 1. The 13 graduates underwent extensive training in advanced tactics, including hand-to-hand combat, improvised explosive device identification, close quarters battle, tactical shooting and tactical […]

  • 10 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors from the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) and Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) completed composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), Aug. 7, while operating as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG). COMPTUEX is designed to prepare and assess Arlington and the other ships in the KSGARG […]

  • 13 April 2011

      The Indian Navy is all set to get its first batch of all women Observers. All cadets training as Observers at the Naval Academy in Kochi are… (ibnlive) [mappress] Source: ibnlive, April 13, 2011;

  • 11 June 2014

    HMS Chiddingfold sailed from Portsmouth 9 June for the Gulf where she will spend three years protecting vital sea lanes.   Although the 42 crew on board the minehunter will rotate every six months, the ship will be based in Bahrain until 2017. Chiddingfold will work with three other UK minehunters conducting maritime security patrols […]

  • 30 July 2013

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Summerside departed on July 29th from Halifax, N.S. for Canada’s arctic, where she will be joined later in August by HMCS Shawinigan. This deployment is a part of a 39-day mission north of the 60th parallel, marking the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) longest uninterrupted arctic naval presence in recent years. […]

  • 22 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has established a subsidiary in Qatar which will be “the focal point” of all the services and after sales activities on the naval vessels of the group in the country. The new company, Fincantieri Services Middle East in Doha, is licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre. As explained by Fincantieri, the move is part […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Industry news

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is about to launch the salvage of the Navy’s Kilo-class submarine named INS Sindurakshak.   Namely, the Mumbai-based Western Naval Command is expected to ink the contract and issue work orders shortly, the India Today reports. Multiple explosions blasted on INS Sindurakshak on August 14 last year, killing 18 […]

  • 28 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Argus has set sail to North America to get ready for the hurricane season. Onboard are a team from the Royal Navy’s Maritime Aviation Support Force (MASF), and they are ready to provide aid, whatever the conditions. RFA Argus set sail last Saturday and is currently on passage across the North […]

  • 12 February 2013

    Deploying for the first time, guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) departed Feb. 11 for the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility to participate in Ballistic Missile Defense escort operations. Not only is this the ship’s maiden deployment, it is also the first deployment for a large number of the crew, many of whom have […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Illustrious is the safest place to be in the Royal Navy if you’re flying after the famous carrier won a prestigious award. The Bambara Trophy is presented each year to the ship, squadron or unit which does the most to promote – and enact – safety in the world of naval aviation. The Portsmouth-based […]

  • 23 May 2011

    A French military spokesman says a French amphibious assault ship set sail from the port of Toulon last week, but he declined to confirm a F… (metronews) [mappress] Source: metronews, May 23, 2011;

  • 26 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Russian defense ministry decided to tighten responsibility of military-oriented companies for timely and high-grade execution of State Defense Order 2012, deputy defense minister Alexander Sukhorukov told Kommersant. “Defense ministry will consider armament cost calculations in advance. Since May 2011 we have arranged appropriate procedures with the view to place defense orders of 2012 before beginning […]

  • 16 June 2014

    USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) with its Gold Crew aboard, returned home to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor June 14 following a 140-day strategic deterrent patrol, setting a new record for the longest patrol completed by an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine.   Pennsylvania Gold’s patrol, which began in January, is not only the longest for an Ohio-class submarine, […]

  • 2 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After years of talking about improving defense ties, Australia and India finally organized their first joint naval exercise. According to the Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews, this first bilateral naval exercise, called Exercise AUSINDEX, will be held off India later this month. Andrews added that the inaugural bilateral maritime exercise will include participation by various naval and air force […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Portsmouth-based minehunter HMS Atherstone sailed for a three year deployment to the Gulf region. Atherstone’s primary role is mine hunting and disposal, a discipline in which the Royal Navy has a world leading reputation. The United Kingdom keeps a number of Mine Counter Measure Vessels based in Bahrain as the local environment allows them to […]