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  • 21 January 2015

    A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) on January 17. Kearsarge is underway conducting afloat training group basic phase training in the Atlantic Ocean. USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) is the third Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. . Image: US […]

  • 15 June 2011

      The head of the Royal Navy has warned that the fleet will not be able to continue the current scale of operations around Libya beyond the su… By Nick Hopkins (guardian) [mappress] Source: guardian, June  14, 2011;

  • 2 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has lifted and mounted a 400-metric ton caisson unit into its new Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility (JMAF). The company says the fixture will speed up submarine construction. “A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) arrived in Zeebrugge, Belgium, to participate in the Belgian Navy Days 2012, July 6-9. Sailors had the opportunity to socialize with locals, sailors from other foreign navies, visit historical sites in the neighboring town of Brugge and host a reception aboard Normandy, celebrating the partnerships between the maritime nations. […]

  • 6 August 2015

    The 66th annual Seattle Seafair (SSF) concluded Aug. 2 when U.S. Navy ships USS Boxer (LHD 4), USS Gridley (DDG 101) and USS Dewey (DDG 105) departed from the Port of Seattle. During the five day fleet week, thousands of guests from the Seattle area came out to visit with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen […]

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

    The Precommissioning Unit for DDG-1000, Zumwalt, visited Maine’s U.S. Marine Reserve Center Sept. 18 to practice with small arms, take down techniques and force protection skills.   “Weapons retention isn’t something we work on just once,” said Senior Chief Gunner’s Mate Nick Heimsoth of Kansas City, Missouri. “We’re teaching this as part of a combat […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 20th annual exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Philippines wrapped up with a closing ceremony on board the guided missile destroyer, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), July 1st.   The ceremony occurred a day after McCain, the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) and the Philippine navy ships, BRP Gregorio Del […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    As Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia drew to a close, the Marines aboard USS GERMANTOWN break down their rifles, scrub their nylon tents, and perform maintenance on the vehicles that took them to the Indonesian shores. While living ashore for five days, they participated in various exercises with their Indonesian counterparts, building trust […]

  • 21 August 2015

    As Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia drew to a close, the Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) broke down their rifles, scrubbed their nylon tents, and performed maintenance on the vehicles that took them to the Indonesian shores. While living ashore for six days, they participated in various […]

  • 14 August 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Brazilian-led and US Navy-hosted Panama Canal protection drill PANAMAX 2018 concluded in Mayport, Folrida, at US Naval Forces Southern Command/US 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT), Aug. 10. Since its inception in 2003, PANAMAX has become one of the largest coalition command post exercises in the world. The exercise is focused on ensuring the defense of the […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Hetman Sahaydachnyi, the Ukrainian Navy frigate, finished the first patrolling as part of European Naval Force Operation Atalanta from 5 to15th of January.   The primary goal of Hetman’s presence was to perform counter-piracy operations, secure civil ships carrying out tasks within the World Food Program (WFP), partner with countries, structures and organizations represented in […]

  • 26 September 2011

    The Navy isn’t giving out exact information about when they will blow up two missiles that were ditched in the Pacific August 30, only that… By Susy Raybon (examiner) [mappress] Source: examiner, September 26, 2011

  • 24 June 2013
    Training & Education

    The 19th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Malaysian Armed Forces drew to a close during a ceremony on Kuantan Naval Base June 23. During CARAT Malaysia 2013, U.S and Malaysian forces conducted a series of shore-based and at sea training events designed to address […]

  • 16 July 2014

    Pacific Partnership 2014 (PP14) held its closing ceremony July 15 in a local establishment that still bears the scars from Typhoon Haiyan. Although the weather was less than ideal, those in attendance were determined to give Pacific Partnership a proper ceremony.   Among the speakers at the ceremony were the Philippine Army’s Maj. Gen. Lysander […]

  • 4 June 2012
    Industry news

    Research ship Yantar on May 31 left covered workshop of JSC Yantar Shipyard and was moved to… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, June 4, 2012; Image: JSC Yantar Shipyard

  • 5 November 2012
    Training & Education

      Six sailors from Gulf-based minehunter HMS Atherstone have picked up the gauntlet thrown down by their American counterparts to race in a gruelling endurance event: a 70-mile swim, run and cycle around Bahrain. Six sailors from Gulf-based minehunter HMS Atherstone have picked up the gauntlet thrown down by their American counterparts to race in […]

  • 11 April 2014
    Training & Education

    USS Carl Vinson’s sailors fire a 50-caliber machine gun during a gun shoot on the ship’s fantail on April 8th.   The ship, which is the third US Navy’s Nimitz class super carrier, is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting unit-level training. [mappress] NavalToday Staff, April 11, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by […]

  • 9 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Naval Forces Southern Luzon participated in the two day Underwater Clean up to save the reefs of the coastal areas off Albay Gulf, accumulating destructive species like crown of thorns (Cots), a breed of starfish that destroys corals and other waste last 26 -27 June 2013 in celebration of Environmental Month. Using Bamboo sticks and […]

  • 13 March 2013

    The Dutch and Russian navies have taken steps to strengthen their maritime ties. On behalf of Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, signed a Letter of Intent with his Russian counterpart Admiral Victor Chirkov, in St Petersburg. The agreement lays the foundation for an enhancement of […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) together with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) this coming Monday will once again hold a joint maritime enforcement curriculum development course as part of the agency’s aim to prioritize maritime security in the country. Coast Guard commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena said that the training will greatly enhance the […]

  • 19 November 2012

    The Royal and Dutch navies joined forces in the war on drugs when RFA Argus met up with the Netherlands frigate Van Amstel in the Caribbean. As well as combating the illegal narcotics trade, the two ships exchanged personnel and helicopters, and took part in a gunnery shoot. Both ships – Argus is an aviation […]

  • 27 July 2011
    Equipment & technology

    A historic warship on the Philadelphia waterfront has gotten a little shoring up while it waits for a new owner… (greenwichtime) [mappress] Source: greenwichtime, July 27, 2011;    

  • 13 February 2014
    Training & Education

    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s big multi-national Mine Counter-Measure Exercise begins next week. Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf islands have been renamed for the exercise, their names can be seen on the following link.   WPNS is a Mine Counter Measure and Divine Exercise, which will be held in Auckland, New Zealand from 17 February to 7 […]

  • 21 November 2011

      Caspian Flotilla (CF) Military Council convened under direction of CF Commander RADM Sergei Alekminsky in order to summarize the flotilla’s combat training achievements in 2011. About 90 servicemen took part in the CF Military Council’s session; they were chiefs of departments and services, unit commanders, officers of court martial, investigative department and military procuracy. […]

  • 19 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and other U.S. Navy assets participated in a counter-piracy exercise with elements of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Navy) PLA(N) near the Horn of Africa, Sept. 17. The exercise, the first bilateral counter-piracy exercise ever conducted between the U.S. and China, paired Winston S. Churchill with PLA(N) […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Training & Education

    HMAS Sydney closes up its flight deck team as an MH-60R (Romeo) from Helicopter Strike Squadron 77 from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington makes its approach. To the casual observer this might appear to be just another helicopter about to land on the flight deck of an Australian warship, but to those in […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The inaugural bilateral maritime exercise between India and Australia, AUSINDEX15, has concluded September 19, in Visakhapatnam, India. The activity brought together ships and aircraft from both countries to strengthen defence co-operation under the Framework for Security Cooperation announced in 2014 by the Australian and Indian Prime Ministers, Abbott and Modi. Head Navy Capability, Rear Admiral […]

  • 22 November 2011

      Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Military Council convened in Sevastopol in order to summarize the fleet’s activities in the training year of 2011. The session was headed by BSF Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov; BSF Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Alexander Troyan delivered the main report. In particular, he noted that the fleet’s ships had […]

  • 3 October 2012
    Industry news

    In the next three years, Azerbaijan Navy will be reinforced with new submarines… [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, October 3, 2012