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  • 1 July 2013
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    From 3rd to 6th July, Polish Navy’s hydrographic ship ORP Arctowski will present its equipment and capabilities during 6th International Maritime Defence Show in Saint Petersburg. Polish Navy Commander-in-Chief vice admiral (three star) Tomasz Mathea will visit Russia for the Show. During the four-day stay in Sankt Petersburg the ship will be open to public. […]

  • 1 February 2016

    Operation Sophia, the EU-mission in the Mediterranean, has been making headlines with migrant-rescue operations. The main goal of the mission, however, is to disrupt the networks of migrant smugglers. The German Navy says the Op Sophia is succeeding in this undertaking. The EU-operation entered the second, operational phase around four months ago. During this phase, […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

    This Summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games have presented HMS Puncher and the 1st Patrol Boat Squadron the chance to show their flexibility by re-rolling from their common training task into that of force protection assets. Tasked to operate with 539 Assault Squadron HMS Puncher will be based on the Thames in company with HMS Blazer […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 May 2013
    Training & Education

    An explosion rips through the hull of the merchant vessel, critically wounding six members of the crew. Two are in danger of losing limbs, another can’t breathe, and a fourth has deep burns across his chest. The casualties are flown to the nearby RFA Cardigan Bay, where the specialist military medics, doctors and nurses of […]

  • 13 February 2015

    Capt. Rod Hutton, deputy commander for the Enlisted Women in Submarines Task Force, led the Enlisted Women in Submarines Road Show to different military bases in the San Diego area Feb. 9-11. The road show is spreading the word that the submarine force is now open to female enlisted Sailors from E-1 to E-8. Speakers […]

  • 1 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Around 1,000 sailors and Royal Marines from across the Naval Service took part in the Maritime Combat Power Visit, showing what the Royal Navy does, to more than 300 students from the advance command and staff at the Forces’ college at Shrivenham, plus senior officers, academics, the media, MPs, affiliates and other interested parties. The […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Plymouth based warship has been put through her paces exercising with submarines off the coasts of Scotland and Norway. HMS Portland began her workout by providing the opposition for the final stage of Submarine Command Course or ‘Perisher’ as it is more widely known. The course gets its nickname from the number of prospective […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker has proven to be the the ship of choice when it comes to multi-cab helicopter flight operations. Currently deployed to the Arabian Gulf as the Kipion Ready Tanker, RFA Fort Victoria has been operating with its own Squadron but also those of other squadrons and nations. 849 Sea King Airborne Surveillance and […]

  • 8 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A team of Royal Navy Clearance Divers have blasted their way through a highly-charged NATO exercise in Iceland – demonstrating their explosive expertise. The team of 12 bomb disposal operatives from Southern Diving Group joined around 200 Tri-Service colleagues from 14 NATO and Partner for Peace nations to take part in Exercise Northern Challenge in […]

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s HMS Sutherland has once again proven her fighting worth by firing her 4.5in main gun for the first time since coming out of refit in March. The firing, in the South Coast exercise area, demonstrated that HMS Sutherland’s weapons systems are working correctly and saw 88lbs of steel and power leaving the barrel […]

  • 15 September 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

      Over 1,100 companies from 35 countries participate in the DSEi 2011 international defense systems and equipment exhibition taking place in London in Sept 13-16, said a representative of Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation (FSMTC). The show is held in ExCeL exhibition center. “Over 1,100 exhibitors from 35 countries have confirmed their participation. […]

  • 3 May 2015

    For the eighth consecutive year the Royal Navy is showing a strong presence at the Jersey Boat Show. River Class Patrol ship HMS Tyne arrived in Jersey on Friday, May 1, along with two P2000 Fast Patrol Boats – HMS Trumpeter the training vessel for Cambridge University Royal Naval Unit and HMS Ranger, training vessel for […]

  • 10 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Former Newlands College student Ira Vickerman has had more adventure as an Able Seaman (ASEA) in the Naval Volunteer Reservist than many others only dare to dream. Still based in Newlands, ASEA Vickerman has a day job as a Line Mechanic for an electrical company which involves all aspects of power pole repair and replacement […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Training & Education

      HMS Sutherland met up with the giant American support ship USNS Supply to take on fuel and other supplies – and support her ongoing fight against illegal activity on sea lanes in the Indian Ocean. This a very bendy HMS Sutherland – as seen from close to the top of her 996 radar mast, […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Another Freedom-variant of the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ships was unable to leave the port due to problems with the ship’s combining gears. “Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) experienced a casualty to the ship’s combining gears during an in-port period in Singapore, January 12”, said the Navy. In a similar incident, USS […]

  • 23 September 2011
    Training & Education

      HMS Bulwark the amphibious warfare war ship arrive at the 2011 PSP Southampton Boat Show where it will be open to the public from Friday. The UK’s leading outdoor boat show the PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW, returns to Southampton’s Mayflower Park from 16-25 September, bringing a host of brand new features and attractions as […]

  • 4 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 fly in formation over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration. The operation was undertaken in the Pacific Ocean on May 31. Carl Vinson is in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations returning to homeport after a Middle East and […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

    One of the most senior US naval commanders in the Gulf joined HMS Daring to see what Britain’s most advanced warship can do. Rear Admiral Mike Shoemaker is in charge of two American Carrier Strike Groups – a dozen warships, over 100 aircraft and more than 12,000 souls – on patrol and visited the destroyer […]

  • 11 November 2013
    Training & Education

    Two British naval vessels, RFA Diligence and HMS Montrose, have proven that heavy duty engineering work can be done at sea, anywhere in the world. HMS Montrose and RFA Diligence joined forces for the finale of a large scale exercise named OMAR 13 (Operational Maintenance and Repair) in which HMS Montrose assumed the role of […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The U.S. Navy recently flew Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft with sensor system upgrades and its newest data network, demonstrating how the enhanced technologies would allow aircrews to locate threats more quickly and accurately. Ultimately, the secure, high-speed network will allow aircrews to share targeting data in real time. The technology will be incorporated into […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Saab Defense and Security USA LLC (SDAS) recently held a successful demonstration of a Common Radar Upgrade (CRU) for the United States Navy, showcasing the technology’s ability to improve the Navy’s AN/SPS-49 long-range surveillance radar. ​ The AN/SPS-49 was created to support the U.S. Navy’s long-range radar surveillance for the next 30 to 40 years. […]

  • 25 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two Royal Navy frigates have demonstrated their spectrum of firepower capability with firings at separate ends of the country. Portsmouth-based HMS Iron Duke blasted through five different weapon systems – her General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs), the Minigun, 30mm Cannon, 4.5” Medium Range Gun and the Seawolf missile system – in the English Channel. Up […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Training & Education

    HMAS Sirius showed off her might in the recent ‘Sail Morotai’ deployment which, after a successful departure from Exercise KAKADU 2012, saw her transit from Darwin to the small island of Morotai, Indonesia. Located in the North Maluku Province, Morotai is Indonesia’s northernmost island and home to a small population who, until now, were isolated […]

  • 5 September 2012

    From 5-7 September, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, DCNS will participate in DEFSEC Atlantic international trade show. DCNS is a world leader in naval defence and an innovative player in energy. As a prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers […]

  • 7 May 2015

    Royal Navy patrol boat HMS Smiter will arrive at the Poole Harbour Boat Show at approximately 6pm on Friday, May 8 for a three-day visit. Berthing at A2 – A4, HMS Smiter will be open to the public on Saturday, May 9 from 9.30am until 5pm with last entry at 4.30pm. The event is organised […]

  • 9 April 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Monmouth has given an impressive demonstration of UK Naval capability to the senior military students of 14 different nations during a visit to Kuwait. Over two days the Plymouth based Type 23 frigate, HMS Monmouth, gave both staff and students from the Kuwaiti Staff College a comprehensive display of the diverse range of self […]

  • 14 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Northrop Grumman Corporation will highlight a range of its global defence and security solutions, including airborne early warning and control systems, aerial surveillance and fire control radars at the Dubai Air Show 2013. The foremost aerospace event in the Middle East, the 2013 Dubai Air Show will take place at the Dubai World Center, Nov. […]

  • 24 May 2011
    Training & Education

    The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, has cancelled the practice demonstration and air show scheduled for May 24-25 at the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Md. This cancellation is due to a safety stand-down period imposed by the team’s commanding officer after a lower-than-normal maneuver that took place during the team’s last […]