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  • 21 February 2011

      Israeli navy is drawing up plans to secure facilities of several offshore gas drilling sites in the eastern Mediterranean and future explora… (istockanalyst) [mappress] Source: istockanalyst, February 21, 2011;

  • 27 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Buildings have begun to be demolished at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow as part of a £300m-plus redevelopment programme that will transform the way of building submarines.   The Company released a video of Barrow Submarines site demolition timelapse as a result of over 100,000 images that were taken over 4 weeks by photographer, Mike Vallance. Demolition specialists are […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc., a pioneer in the field of deep-ocean exploration, welcomes today’s statement by the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Defence giving consent to proceed with the archaeological investigation and recovery of at-risk artifacts from the HMS Victory (1744) wreck site in accordance with the project design that has been approved by […]

  • 13 June 2014
    Authorities

    Deputy Chief of Mission Kristen Bauer, U.S. Embassy Jakarta, joined U.S. and Indonesian navy divers on board the USNS Safeguard (T-ARS 50) to lay a wreath at the site of the USS Houston (CA 30), June 11.   The commemoration ceremony occurred mid-way through a 5-day bilateral diving exercise as part of the 2014 convening […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Five UK nuclear facilities have been confirmed as potential sites to store waste from decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines. A public consultation process will run from 14 November 2014 until 20 February 2015 to help determine which site is selected. The sites, which already hold radioactive materials, are either owned by MOD, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The future USS Manchester (LCS 14), the newest littoral combat ship (LCS) to be delivered to the US Navy, got underway from Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, on May 5. Manchester is en route to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where it is scheduled to enter service following a commissioning ceremony on May 26. After the commissioning, the ship […]

  • 17 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s newest Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), sailed away from Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Sep. 13, beginning the final leg of its maiden voyage to its commissioning site in Galveston, Texas. Fort Worth is the third LCS delivered to the Navy – the second of the steel, semi-planing monohull Freedom variant […]

  • 11 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    U.S. President Barrack Obama has included a $1.42 billion request for federal funding of the nation’s naval reactors program in his 2017 budget request. This means that the Kenneth A. Kesselring site and the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, two sites involved in the naval program will be maintained and grown, as the U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer said in a statement […]

  • 5 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A new High-G training and test facility used by fast jet pilots in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to replicate flight in aircraft was opened at RAF Cranwell on February 4. Developed under a £44m project, the facility will allow pilots to experience up to 9G – nine times the normal gravitational pull of the […]

  • 8 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The British Ministry of Defence has made a decision on where the intermediate level radioactive waste from decommissioned nuclear-powered submarines will be stored prior to disposal. The Royal Navy currently has 19 former nuclear submarines stored afloat in Devonport and Rosyth, but the submarines can only be completely dismantled once the radioactive material and components have […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Training & Education

    Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage visited the SLN site at the “Deyata Kirula” Exhibition in Ampara on 16th January 2013. On arrival, he was received by Deputy Area Commander of the South-eastern Naval Area, Commodore UB Sumanasekera. The Navy Commander reviewed the progress of the SLN site construction and related arrangements. The […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Work at the Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) located off Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kāneʻohe has received an infusion of $9 million from the U.S. Navy.   The funds, from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), are directed to the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i (ARL/UH), working with UH Mānoa’s Hawaii […]

  • 13 September 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Pursuant to the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, the Defense Department has initiated a study to evaluate five candidate sites in the continental United States for the potential future deployment of additional ground-based interceptors, Pentagon officials announced yesterday. Two missile defense sites with long-range interceptor missiles already are active at Fort Greely, Alaska, […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s Deputy Undersecretary announced that the twenty-second littoral combat ship, the future USS Minneapolis/Saint Paul (LCS 21) would be commissioned in Duluth, Minnesota. Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy Jodi Greene is also the ship’s sponsor. “We are eager to announce that Duluth has been chosen as the city in which we will hold […]

  • 27 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Army’s first floating nuclear power plant vessel Sturgis got underway from the Port of Brownsville and is en route to her dismantling site. The vessel is being towed from Galveston to the International Shipbreaking Limited facility after undergoing radiological decommissioning that included the safe removal of all components of the deactivated nuclear reactor and all associated […]

  • 12 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    After being delivered to the US Navy in April this year, Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) got underway from the General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine. The guided missile destroyer set sail on November 9 en route to Coronado, California, where she is scheduled to be commissioned on January 26, […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As previously reported the Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Bundaberg suffered significant damage due to a fire which occurred on Monday, 11 August 2014 in Brisbane.   The boat was undergoing routine maintenance at the Aluminium Boats Australia commercial facility when the fire started. Since then an environmental assessment of the site has been completed, […]

  • 18 February 2011

    Norway, Russia send joint expedition to the dump sites for submarine reactors in the Kara Sea this summer. Will it be safe to lift the old r… (barentsobserver) [mappress] Source: barentsobserver, February 18, 2011; 

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian defense contractor Leonardo has opened a new office in Australia which will have a key role in Leonardo’s delivery as prime system integrator of the Anzac-class communications upgrade. Through its subsidiary Selex ES Australia Pty Ltd, Leonardo has been earlier chosen as the prime contractor for the SEA1442 phase 4 solution which will see the […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK defense ministry has approved an engine order for the second batch of Royal Navy Type 26 frigates, securing the immediate future of the General Electric’s Rugby site. The contract is important because GE had previously announced the site’s closure with its work being moved to Nancy in France by the end of 2019. […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Research & Development

    A recent dive on the wreck of the Royal Australian Navy’s World War II cruiser HMAS Perth revealed that due to illegal salvage activity, only 40 percent of the vessel is in place. The findings are the result of a joint dive conducted by maritime archaeologists from the Australian National Maritime Museum and the National […]

  • 11 October 2018
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) left the pier at Bath Iron Works (BIW) on October 10 for open sea, General Dynamics Marine Systems said.  The newbuilding headed for Boston where she will be commissioned on December 1 into the navy fleet. Launched in April 2017, Thomas Hudner is the […]

  • 17 July 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development, Vessels

    A trials and test facility for submarine and surface ship sonar systems.

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, April 14. The static display is part of a six-day visit by elements of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-101) “Grim Reapers” to NAS Lemoore. NAS Lemoore is the future basing site […]

  • 9 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) paid a four-day visit to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB) en route to her San Diego commissioning site. During her visit to the installation, Omaha conducted public tours of the ship on January 4, providing residents and visitors of NSGB the opportunity to board one […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy underwater archeologists from the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) have completed the final survey report of the shipwreck of the World War II cruiser USS Houston (CA 30). The team’s interim report was finalized earlier this summer, confirming the site’s identity and documenting conclusive evidence of a pattern of unauthorized disturbance of […]

  • 4 January 2012
    Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries via its Newport News Shipbuilding​ division has assumed responsibility for maintenance services at the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site in West Milton, N.Y. NNS was awarded the contract in September 2011 by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp. (BMPC) to provide maintenance services on the two nuclear reactor prototypes at the Kesselring site, a research […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors and scientists from a variety commands, organizations and militaries searched for the wreckage of Revolutionary War ship Bonhomme Richard from September 2-9. Underwater archaeologists from the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Navy divers from mobile diving and salvage unit(MDSU) 2, sailors from Naval Oceanography mine warfare center (NOMWC), sailors from the French mine […]

  • 28 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) will enter service in a ceremony at Key West, Florida, Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has confirmed. The event will take place in August 2019 with the specific date yet to be announced. The future USS Billings is the 17th littoral combat ship (LCS) […]