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  • 21 September 2015

    The Change of Command ceremony of the European Maritime Force (EUROMARFOR) took place aboard the Italian Navy ship Giuseppe Garibaldi on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Docked at Taranto Naval Base, the ship Giuseppe Garibaldi was the platform for the commander of the Spanish Navy fleet (Almirante de la Flota) Admiral Francisco Javier Franco Suanzes to hand over […]

  • 3 August 2011

    HMS Sutherland fires her main 4.5-inch gun as part of NATO’s Operation Unified Protector to safeguard the civilian population of Libya. Destroyer HMS Liverpool has returned to front-line duties off Libya, taking over from frigate HMS Sutherland. The type 23 had a busy week on the NATO tasking, running boarding operations against suspicious vessels and […]

  • 27 November 2014
    Training & Education

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Fort Austin has spent the last few weeks in company with HMS Bulwark as part of the Cougar 14 Task Group, sailing from the United Kingdom into the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal and Red Sea and up into the Gulf. The Ship’s Company has been busy throughout, keeping the fleet’s […]

  • 7 September 2012

    The Rizzo Reform program has taken another step forward with a major workshop held in Sydney on ways to improve culture, practices, and processes in ship repair and maintenance. The workshop at Fleet Base East, focused particularly on progress on the waterfront, from both the Navy and DMO perspectives. The day finished with a workshop […]

  • 11 June 2012
    Training & Education

      In 2012, naval diplomacy program in the Pacific is launched by a task unit consisting of Pacific Fleet (PF) destroyer Admiral Panteleyev… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 11, 2012

  • 20 December 2015

    Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Jose Enrique Delgado Roig took command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) December 18, during a ceremony at Cartagena harbor in Spain. Admiral Delgado Roig received the command from the Portuguese Rear Admiral Alberto Manuel Silvestre Correia, while the new flagship, ESPS Álvaro De Bázan conducted the operational handover with […]

  • 4 September 2015

    The Royal Saudi Naval Forces have handed over command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 to Kuwait. The ceremony, held in Bahrain, saw Captain Suliman Al-Enazi transfer command to Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force. The change of command ceremony was overseen by Vice Admiral John W Miller, Commander Combined […]

  • 22 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Ukrainian Navy’s diesel electric submarine (SSK) Zaporizhzhia on March 20 took the sea after the 20-year long repair at Russia’s Black Sea Fleet (BSF) 13-th Ship Repair Plant; the sub entered Sevastopol harbor, and the crew began to train “routine activities at anchorage”, reported Ukrainian Navy Press Center. SSK Zaporizhzhia will start sea trials on […]

  • 9 December 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy shared a video of the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) underway for the first time conducting the first set of at-sea tests and trials in the Atlantic Ocean, December 7. DDG 1000 is the first of a new class of warships in the US Navy. The ship is designed as a multi-mission […]

  • 2 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The world’s largest naval exercise, Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) was officially opened Monday, 30 June in Hawaii, with three Australian Defence Force officers in senior command positions.   Royal Australian Navy Rear Admiral Simon Cullen is the Deputy Commander of the Combined Task Force, Royal Australian Air Force Air Commodore Chris Westwood is […]

  • 17 January 2018

    The Belgian Navy is now in charge of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) after taking over from the Latvian Navy in a ceremony on January 15. Commander Peter Ramboer of the Belgian Navy relieved Latvian Commander Gvido Laudups in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Commander Laudups has led the group throughout the second half of 2017 […]

  • 29 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    German defense contractor and sensor manufacturer Hensoldt is to acquire UK radar specialist Kelvin Hughes after owner ECI Partners agreed to sell its investment in the company. The announcement follows Hensoldt’s acquisition of EuroAvionics in May this year. Hensoldt is a new company, spun off from Airbus Group in 2017, specializing in sensor systems.  Its flagship product is […]

  • 9 July 2015

    The Spanish Navy concluded its Command of the Spanish-Italian Amphibious Force (SIAF) on Tuesday, July 7. The change of command ceremony took place on the flight deck of the LHD ‘Juan Carlos I’ docked in Rota Naval Base and was presided over by the Spanish and Italian Fleet Commanders, Santiago Bolíbar and Filippo Maria Foffi, respectively. […]

  • 14 May 2015

    For the first time in over 50 years, a Royal Navy warship has visited the East African archipelago of Zanzibar. Currently deployed to the region, the Portsmouth based HMS Richmond stopped off to collect stores after a lengthy period at sea carrying out maritime security operations in the Indian Ocean. The Second Vice President of […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), participated in Korean Marine Exchange Program (KMEP) 15.1, a bilateral training exercise with the Republic of Korea along with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit March 28 to April 1, 2015. KMEP is an annual combined exercises conducted by […]

  • 26 November 2014
    Equipment & technology

    The X-men have taken hold in the depths of Cornwall with the formation of the Royal Navy’s first squadron of unmanned aircraft. 700X – X for ‘Xperimental’ – Naval Air Squadron will be at the vanguard of the Fleet Air Arm’s venture into the world of unmanned flight with ‘eyes in the sky’ pilotless aircraft. […]

  • 27 December 2013
    Industry news

    Russian new submarine Severodvinsk will be delivered to the Navy on December 30, as reported by Ria Novosti. With keel laid in Sevmash shipyard in 1993, the submarine’s commissioning has been delayed on several occasions due to unspecified technical problems. The Yasen-class attack submarine has increased potential for search operations and her primary task will […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Industry news

    The Brazilian Navy has taken delivery of Amazonas, the first of three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) from BAE Systems at Portsmouth Naval Base, US, on Friday morning, June 29, as part of the £133 million deal it struck earlier this year. Originally the three ships were to be built for Trinidad and Tobago but the […]

  • 19 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Defence shipbuilder Garden Reach Shipyard & Engineers is expected to deliver a 1,300 tonne offshore patrol vessel named “Barracuda” to Mauritius on Saturday. The $58 million vessel is the first warship ordered by a foreign country from an Indian shipyard. Senior naval officers have long argued for exporting warships to countries in the Indo – Pacific region. This, they […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    On 10 November, Australian Navy’s HMAS Melbourne commenced her Mariner Skills Evaluation. This was an essential point in the preparation for her post refit, and the culmination of the hard pre-work up training the ship’s company had conducted. Later on in the week HMAS Melbourne’s Seahawk detachment took to the sky and conducted a successful Aviation […]

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

    Sailors aboard guided missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) participated in a multinational fleet training exercise (FLEETEX) Aug. 20-25.   Gettysburg conducted exercises with Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 and a Canadian task group, strengthening international relationships with allied maritime partners. The events included submarine familiarization, maritime interdiction operations, as well as live fire weapons […]

  • 23 May 2014
    Training & Education

    SAS SPIOENKOP conducted a PASSAGE EXERCISE (PASSEX) with the Turkish Maritime Task Group (TMTG-14) on Friday, 16 May 2014. The Task group arrived in Simon’s Town harbour on Thursday, 15 May, for a courtesy call to the Fleet.   The TMTG-14 arrived in Cape Town on Monday, 5 May 2014, as part of the 102 […]

  • 26 November 2012
    Industry news

    Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya (former Russian Admiral Gorshkov) will resume sea trials early July 2013… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, November 26, 2012

  • 7 November 2012
    Training & Education

    The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) arrived in Mayport, Fla., Nov. 2 to support the Week of Valor, sponsored by the city of Jacksonville, Fla. The Week of Valor is a week long event to honor service members, both veteran and active duty, for their service to their country. Sailors aboard Bataan […]

  • 4 April 2014

    After preparations onboard HMS Illustrious, new Merlin Mk 2 helicopters from 820 Naval Air Squadron are at the heart of Exercise Joint Warrior, now ending its first week in Scottish waters.   The Merlins are taking part in the largest naval war game of the year in European waters, involving ships, submarines, aircraft and marines […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Rear Admiral Bimal Kumar Verma, AVSM took over as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, AVSM yesterday, 29 Oct 12. In the course of his distinguished career, Rear Admiral BK Verma has held various Command, Staff and Operational Appointments. Rear Admiral BK Verma is an alumnus of the 55th […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s combat support ship EGV Bonn, together with the Italian frigate ITS Libeccio and the Canadian frigate HMCS Fredericton, headed for the eastern Mediterranean. Turkish frigate TCG Barbaros joined them in Aksaz, Turkey. The group conducted a range of drills before and after their port call in Aksaz. The drills included replenishment at sea exercises […]

  • 7 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Nearly 1,500 Royal Navy sailors, Royal Marines, specialist divers are engaged in the world’s largest naval exercise dealing with the threat of mines. The core of the Royal Navy’s presence in the Middle East has joined more than 5,000 military personnel from more than 40 nations spread across six continents for the latest International Mine […]

  • 12 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors participated in the first, underway Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) class aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), June 10-11.   ASIST aims to provide Sailors with the proper techniques and tools to recognize and handle a suicidal situation. “This is the first time ASIST is being held […]