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  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities

    Royal Navy helicopter carrier HMS Ocean departed Gibraltar on Tuesday afternoon heading for the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean where it will deliver emergency supplies for those affected by Hurricane Irma. During her time alongside in Gibraltar HMS Ocean loaded over 200 pallets of aid which included items such as timber, buckets, bottled water, bedding, clothing as […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Industry news

    Cathelco has signed a contract to supply equipment for the first three vessels in a new generation of warships which will have a major role across the full spectrum of the Royal Navy’s operations. The Type 26 Frigates will be installed with two types of Cathelco systems, one protecting the underwater hull surface against corrosion […]

  • 5 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first Royal Navy Type 23 frigate to be upgraded with a Sea Ceptor missile system has carried out the first successful firings of the new missile system, the Royal Navy announced. The Sea Ceptor system, which utilises MBDA’s next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM), is being fitted to replace the Sea Wolf weapon system […]

  • 4 September 2017

    The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed for the Gulf Coast region Aug. 31, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s, and local and state authorities’ efforts to provide humanitarian and disaster relief for the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. The ship and her crew were recently underway conducting shipboard drills, and […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Australian Maritime College is expanding its scope with the establishment of a new study center at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. The College will deliver two postgraduate maritime degrees from its waterfront base at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) from February 2018, with plans for a third degree to come online in 2019. “The establishment […]

  • 31 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government is providing AUD$24 million in funds for upgrades in the Cairns Marine Precinct. Australian minister for defense industry Christopher Pyne said agreements have been signed with Norship Marine, BSE Cairns Slipways and Tropical Reef Shipyard to undertake a variety of works to increase the capability and capacity of the existing shipyards. Minister Pyne […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Naval Group, the French shipbuilder picked to build Australia’s 12 new submarines has marked the official opening of its new Australian headquarters and has started master planning studies for the design and build of the Future Submarine construction yard in Adelaide. The new Naval Group office in Keswick, Adelaide was officially opened by Australian minister […]

  • 29 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) returned home to San Diego on August 28 following a five-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Sterett spent the majority of the deployment as part of the Sterett-Dewey surface action group (Sterett-Dewey SAG), the third deploying group operating under the command and control construct called […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) departed Singapore on August 27 after providing support to USS John S. McCain following the August 21 collision. While in Singapore, sailors and marines aboard America provided initial support for the McCain crew to include berthing for 155 sailors, daily supplies, counseling, medical/dental services and […]

  • 28 August 2017
    Authorities

    On his most recent trip to Oman, UK defense secretary Michael Fallon signed a memorandum of understanding and services agreement that will allow Royal Navy vessels to use facilities at Duqm port before the UK Joint Logistics Support Base at the port is completed. Once completed, the UK Joint Logistics Support Base, a multi-million pound joint […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

          Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, led by Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Otto Sverdrup, trained with ships from the Danish Task Group (DATG) in waters of Kattegat on Tuesday. The SNMG1 is on a routine maritime situational awareness patrol for NATO in the North sea and the Baltic Sea. In addition […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Military Sealift Command chartered heavy lift ship MV Ocean Giant returned from a trip to the Arctic where it resupplied the Thule Air Base as part of the annual operation Pacer Goose. The ship returned to Naval Station Norfolk August 18 where it is spending multiple days off-loading outdated equipment and waste material transported from […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) has pulled into Singaporean Changi Naval Base, mooring across the pier from the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56). According to the navy, America will provide messing and berthing services to McCain crew members and to support damage control efforts on board. America […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Authorities

    Following a collision with merchant vessel Alnic MC east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on August 21, USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) pulled into Changi Naval Base, Singapore, under her own power, the US Navy’s 7th Fleet said. The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time. The navy said significant damage […]

  • 21 August 2017
    Authorities

    The crew of Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth have completed a five-month deployment to the Gulf and Indian ocean where they contributed to fight against arms and drugs smugglers. The UK and France commanded a multinational naval task force which has scored eight drugs busts over the period, seizing 1.75 tonnes of narcotics worth nearly […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities

    An Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle forced a US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet to alter course in order to avoid collision in the Central Persian Gulf on August 8. According to the US Naval Forces Central Command, the Iranian QOM-1 UAV executed unsafe and unprofessional altitude changes in the close vicinity of an F/A-18E . The F/A-18E was in […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), concluded a three-month patrol of Indo-Asia- Pacific returning to its base at Yokosuka, Japan, on August 9. During the patrol, Ronald Reagan participated in exercise Talisman Saber 2017, designed to enhance U.S.-Australian military interoperability through a variety of maritime, land and air operations scenarios. The […]

  • 9 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Spanish defense ministry has received the fourth upgraded Agusta Bell 212 (AB212) helicopter delivered by the joint venture made up of SENER and Babcock. The aircraft is the fourth of overall seven helicopters that are to be upgraded under a project that will extend their lifespan by another 15 years. The helicopter fleet was brought […]

  • 4 August 2017
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) has found a way to save time and money by having training employees learn on a crane mock-up before transiting to the real waterfront ones. The mock-up is in use since July this year. According to Roger Wandover, an electrician and Continuous Training and Development (CTD) subject matter expert who […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and ships from its carrier strike group got underway on August to start the final work-up phase prior to deployment scheduled later this year. Composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) evaluates the strike group’s deployment readiness by testing command and control functions, crew safety evolutions, search and rescue operations, damage control […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities

    U.S. shipbuilder Swiftships is poised to receive a $150 million contract for support services on coastal patrol vessels it built for the Iraqi Navy under a contract from 2010. The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on August 1 that the possible foreign military sale to the Republic of Iraq for follow-on technical support (FOTS) was […]

  • 1 August 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder Naval Group (former DCNS) has appointed a new executive director to work with the Commonwealth of Australia on the Australian Future Submarine program. Jean-Michel Billig, the Australia executive director joined Naval Group in May 2017 as special advisor to Hervé Guillou, President and CEO. The Australian federal government has selected Naval Group as its […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has returned to Plymouth after successful machinery and weapons trials at sea, the navy said. Montrose returned to port three weeks after leaving dry dock where it spent three years undergoing a mid.life upgrade. The ship’s engines have been pushed to the limits and have propelled the vessel […]

  • 31 July 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian government-owned shipbuilder ASC on Monday opened new facilities in Henderson that will increase the efficiency of the maintenance and sustainment of Australia’s submarine fleet. The $13 million upgrade enables the co-location of essential facilities, which will deliver a significant increase in the efficiency of submarine maintenance activities. According to the shipbuilder, a similar upgrade at […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) is en route home following a four-month deployment to the Western Pacific as part of the Sterett-Dewey surface action group (SAG). The destroyer is scheduled to arrive at Naval Base San Diego July 31, exactly four months after starting its deployment on March 31. Under the operational control […]

  • 28 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group was joined by a U.S. destroyer and four Australian frigates to test elements of the up-gunned ESG concept during two weeks of drills at exercise Talisman Saber 2017. The field training exercise (FTX) component of TS17 tested a combined and joint forces’ ability to respond to a crisis situation. Amphibious […]