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  • 8 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Momentous event for the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya took place recently as the Fighter’s wheels touched the deck for the first time. MiG-29KUB, piloted by the hero of the Russian Federation, honored test pilot of the RF, Colonel, Nikolay Diorditsa  made a few approaches over the ship at different heights and touched the deck for […]

  • 29 December 2014
    Training & Education

    HMAS Success brought a touch of Aussie Christmas to the Gulf of Oman this year. Whilst deployed on Operation MANITOU in the Middle East, the crew celebrated Christmas in a unique but familiar way. Festivities were as traditional as possible but slightly modified due to the ship’s environment. ‘Carols by Cyalume-light’ kicked off the celebrations […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Babcock has successfully trialled a new system for Fleet Time maintenance activities, geared to reducing the burden on ship’s staff (particularly valuable for lean-manned ships) and ensuring optimum safety.   The five week trial was undertaken on Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland during her recent Fleet Time Support Period (FTSP), and is now being considered […]

  • 18 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Type 45 Destroyer HMS Dauntless has enjoyed a well-earned break from her high-tempo operational deployment to the Gulf with a stand-down in Dubai. The stand-down period gave the ship’s company the chance to catch up on maintenance that cannot be completed at sea including work on the ship’s Lynx Mk 8 helicopter. The air defence […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann and Minister for Defence Hon David Johnston announced today that they stand firm behind their coalition, adding that they are committed to the efficient delivery of the country’s Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) programme.   “Since coming into Government, I have received detailed briefings from key stakeholders associated with the […]

  • 22 July 2014

    HMS Illustrious has returned to her Portsmouth home for the last time.   The Navy’s helicopter and commando carrier, which has clocked up 898,893 miles on operations throughout the world, is being succeeded by HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy’s larger, younger and more capable helicopter carrier which has just returned to service following a £65 million […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) has been the first to do a lot of things. The “Big E” was the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the first carrier to respond to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. On April 29, 1986, Enterprise did something that no other nuclear-powered carrier had ever done […]

  • 3 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Having completed the rigorous continuity training package delivered by Flag Officer Sea Training staff, Enterprise once more sailed from her Base Port of Plymouth to undertake her designed role of Military Data Gathering operations to update the charts in the South West Approaches to the UK beyond the Isles of Scilly – an age old […]

  • 21 August 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Constitution departed her berth from Charlestown, Mass. Aug. 19, to set sail for the first time since 1997, during an underway demonstration commemorating Guerriere Day. The underway honored the 200th anniversary of Constitution’s decisive victory over the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, marking the first time a United States frigate defeated a […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Training & Education

    June is always an eventful month for HMS Severn with the visit to City of Newport. This year the annual visit coincided with Mayoral Civic Sunday, Veterans Day, the Jubilee Celebration Service, Armed Forces Day and the launch of the Newport Armed Forces Covenant and so it was a particularly busy weekend. As is tradition, […]

  • 23 December 2014

    HMAS Toowoomba arrived home from a five month deployment in support of Operation MANITOU. The 191-strong ship’s company has spent 142 days assigned to the operation conducting maritime security and maritime interdiction operations as part of the multi-national Combined Maritime Forces. During an extremely successful four months on operations Toowoomba has conducted 20 flag verification […]

  • 16 March 2011

      In an emotional farewell, HMS Campbeltown slipped her moorings and sailed past the heart of the town for the final time. The population had turned out in high numbers to watch and support the ship on her final sail-past. During the ship’s visit the town staged a church service in honour of the frigate […]

  • 29 January 2013
    Industry news

    The first Wildcat attack helicopter to be delivered to the Royal Navy has successfully taken its first flight at Yeovil in Somerset. The Wildcat has a more powerful engine, allowing it to be flown in extreme conditions all year round. It is also equipped with a more robust fuselage, a high-tech interactive display and a […]

  • 17 October 2014
    Industry news

    Veolia, a company providing optimized resource management, has begun the dismantling operations that will involve pollution removal, deconstruction and recycling of everything possible from the hulk of the vessel formerly known as the Jeanne d’Arc. All operations will take place at the Atlantic Port of Bordeaux. The ecologically sound works cycle will guarantee staff safety and […]

  • 13 June 2013

    HMAS Newcastle has conducted her first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) serial in the Middle East Area of Operations with RFA Fort Victoria on 29 May 2013. This RAS was the first such evolution in the MEAO for Newcastle (CMDR P. O’Grady, CSM) and added to Newcastle’s growing list of partnerships with international replenishment ships. Newcastle […]

  • 6 February 2014
    Training & Education

    USS Kid (DDG-100), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer in the United States Navy, docked in Sydney Harbour for a three-day visit. This is an inaugural visit for the Aegis destroyer and it comes in anticipation of the arrival of Australian Navy Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD), which will be armed with Aegis Combat System as well. To […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The annual Pacific Partnership deployment embarked aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Kuantan, Malaysia thereby marking the first time the mission has visited Malaysia, although Malaysia has provided teams to support the mission since 2006. Malaysian civilian and military leadership led planning activities for Pacific Partnership 2016, where personnel from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, […]

  • 8 April 2011
    Industry news

      The U.S. Navy is approaching its 60-month construction goal for its Virginia-class submarines, despite a recent redesign of the bow to accom… By Michael Fabey (aviationweek) [mappress] Source: aviationweek, April 8, 2011;

  • 27 March 2012
    Industry news

    On a bright spring morning, the veteran destroyer flew her long decommissioning pennant, passing the Round Tower and coming alongside in Portsmouth for the last time. Her swansong will be her decommissioning ceremony at the end of this week – a poignant and moving occasion as crew members past and present will say goodbye to […]

  • 11 January 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The torch has been passed to a new generation of Royal Navy warships as the very first Type 45 destroyer heads off on her maiden deployment. Eleven years after she was ordered, nine years after the first steel was cut, six years since she was launched into an icy Clyde and three years after she […]

  • 23 May 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    HMS Edinburgh has slipped her lines from Ocean Terminal for the last time as she bade farewell to her affiliated city of Edinburgh yesterday for the last time. During her six-day stay the soon-to-be decommissioned Type 42 destroyer hosted a number of events and was the centre of attention for thousands of visitors. The ship […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) successfully demonstrated a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) system’s utility during mine countermeasures mission package (MCM MP) container testing conducted off the coast of Florida, in early July. The RFID project showed the technology’s ability to dramatically reduce the time Sailors spend conducting parts and […]

  • 18 April 2011

    For the first time in 28 years United States sailors have been assigned to a New Zealand warship, the US Navy says… By Michael Field (stuff) [mappress] Source: stuff, April 18, 2011;

  • 27 March 2013
    Industry news

    Precommissioning Unit Arlington (LPD 24) arrived in her Norfolk homeport March 22, in advance of an April 6, commissioning. A special salute by more than 30 Arlington County, Va., and Pentagon first responders welcomed the crew of the multi-mission, amphibious ship as she pulled in pierside. Alongside Sailors’ family and friends were members of the […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Training & Education

      USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) pulled into her homeport of Everett, Wash., for the last time, Oct. 18. Lincoln will depart Everett in December for a change-of-homeport deployment that will take the ship to its new homeport in Norfolk, Va. Lincoln is relocating to conduct a scheduled four-year refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) in-port maintenance […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Industry news

    Half of the way into a scheduled 14-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) remains on schedule with repairs and restorations based on progress through the end of April.   Following a successful 50 percent progress review, Cmdr. Stephen F. Sarar, […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Industry news

    An exciting milestone was realised yesterday when the first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship currently being built for Australian Defence, entered Sydney Harbour for the first time.   NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two LHDs being built for the Australian Defence Force entered Sydney after her first contractor trials and testing at sea. The biggest […]

  • 15 September 2011
    Training & Education

      New ice patrol ship HMS Protector has taken another key step down the road to her maiden deployment by operating a helicopter for the first time. The icebreaker, formerly MV Polarbjørn, has spent the spring and summer steadily being converted into a hydrographic survey ship to plug the gap left by HMS Endurance which […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Sailors aboard USS Independence (LCS 2) successfully demonstrated a passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system’s utility during Mine Countermeasures Mission Package (MCM MP) container testing conducted off the coast of Florida, in early July. The RFID project showed the technology’s ability to dramatically reduce the time sailors spend conducting parts and equipment inventory in support […]