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  • 19 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy christened the newest destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) on Saturday at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine. The second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers, DDG 1001 is named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor. The future USS […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. will back NATO’s efforts in the Aegean Sea by deploying rescue and salvage ship USNS Grapple to the area, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during the NATO defense ministers conference this week. NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 has been trying to curb people smugglers’ activities in the Aegean Sea since February 2016. Reconnaissance […]

  • 14 June 2016
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    Royal Navy support vessel RFA Lyme Bay has begun her mission as the afloat forward support base to allied minehunters in the Gulf with a two-week Anglo-American workout. The Falmouth-based vessel arrived in the Middle East to take over from her sister ship Cardigan Bay, which spent three years providing fuel, food, spare parts and […]

  • 9 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training $10.86 million for full ship shock trials support (FSST) for the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS-5). Under the contract, Lockheed Martin is to provide emergent availability planning and execution and test and trials for full ship shock trials support (FSST). Lockheed Martin will be in charge of […]

  • 7 June 2016
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    Spanish Navy F100 frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F-101) has returned to Ferrol, Spain after a five-month deployment as flagship of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1). During the 143-day deployment with more than 22,000 miles sailed in Northern Europe, Alvaro de Bazan interacted with many regional navies, and also served to showcase capabilities of the AEGIS-equipped […]

  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The German 670-company corporation ThyssenKrupp confirmed that it is looking to restructure its shipbuilding division after failing to secure the Australian future submarines mega contract. “The corporation will determine whether Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is structurally well set and how the performance can be further heightened”, a Thyssenkrupp spokesman said in response to a report by the German newspaper “Welt […]

  • 3 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Researchers at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) are developing a new system to improve divers’ perception of their surroundings in murky and dark waters. Underwater systems development project engineer Dennis Gallagher and his team are developing the Divers Augmented Vision Display (DAVD), a high-resolution, see-through head-up display (HUD) embedded directly inside […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    French defense contractor DCNS has suggested an industry collaboration with the German technology corporation ThyssenKrupp. “We are ready for talks, as soon as the German side has gotten over the loss”, DCNS chief Andreas Loewenstein told the German Süddeutsche Zeitung, reflecting back on the Australian submarine bid. Numerous media inquires regarding the proposal were left unanswered by ThyssenKrupp. To […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Mexican Navy has launched a new, Astimar-built, logistic support ship, the ARM Isla María Madre (BAL-11). The 53-meter ship will be used to transport people and goods to and from the Islas Marías Federal Penal Colony located in the Marías Islands archipelago. BAL-11 was launched May 27, 2016, at the Port of Guaymas, Sonora, by Claudia Pavlovich […]

  • 27 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the People’s Liberation Army Navy 22nd Escort Task Group came alongside in Simon’s Town, South Africa for a formal visit from May 16-20, 2016. The visiting group was constituted by Luhu-class destroyer Qingdao, Jiangkai II-class frigate, Daqing and the Taihu replenishment ship, Taihu. The 22nd Escort Task Group is led by Rear Admiral Chen […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin Sippican a $72,8 million contract for the procurement of MK 48 Mod 7 heavyweight torpedo guidance and control sections. Under the contract, Lockheed will also provide MK 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System upgrade kits, test equipment, spares, production support material, engineering support, and hardware […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract to provide re-engineering, development, and personal computer simulation services in support of the command’s Naval Training Products and Services program. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a three-year base period of performance, one three-year option, and a total estimated value of approximately $343 […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new centre containing facilities to support the British Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers is nearing completion at Portsmouth Naval Base. Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans visited Portsmouth Naval Base to see how it is preparing to accommodate the Royal Navy’s two new 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers. The Queen Elizabeth Class Centre of Specialisation […]

  • 20 May 2016
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    The Royal Navy of Oman has taken possession of the first High Speed Support Vessel, RNOV Al Mubshir. The RNOV Al Mubshir is the first of two 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels (HSSVs) to be delivered to the Royal Navy of Oman under a US$124.9 million design, construct and integrated logistics support contract. Austal […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Royal Australian Navy’s Cairns-based hydrographic group has recently received several  CEESCOPE™ 200 kHz single beam echo sounder survey systems. According to CEE HydroSystems, the waterproof single beam 200 kHz sonar systems were supplied with built in RTK GNSS receivers, UHF radio, and activated L-Band subscription differential corrections to give the Navy surveyors maximum flexibility in […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Naval Submarine Support Command (NSSC) Pearl Harbor held a change of command and retirement ceremony at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, May 18. Commander Lawrence D. Ollice, commanding officer of NSSC, was relieved by Cmdr. Michael D. Eberlein. Guest speaker Capt. Steve G. Mack, who is currently serving at U.S. Pacific Command […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Navy is to upgrade more than thirty ships and submarines with Lockheed Martin’s compass systems developed under a six year, £17 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence. The Navigation Compass Programme (NCP) contract will see Lockheed Martin replace the current systems in use on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, Hunt and Sandown Class […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy’s diver support ship FGS Rottweil (M 1061) set sail for Klaipeda, Lithuania on May 12. The vessel and its crew will join minesweepers from different nation to take part in NATO’s ‘Open Spirit’ maneuver. Open Spirit arose from from the exercises of the joint mine countermeasures squadron of the Baltic states, the Baltic Naval Squadron […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Spanish Navy’s Segura-class minesweeper ESPS Turia will join NATO’s Standing Mine Counter Measures Group 2 which operates in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Crewed by 44 sailors and commanded by Captain Enrique Miguel García Morera, the ship set sail from Naval Base Cartagena, Spain on May 12 and is scheduled to stay with the group until […]

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In this U.S. Navy photo, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band performs pier side to welcome the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) as it returns home after a seven month deployment. USS Arlington (LPD 24) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSG ARG) which operates in the […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Having concluded her deployment to NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 1, German Navy submarine U 34 returned to her homeport in Eckernförde, Germany. The Type 212 A submarine set sail for Scotland with the ‘Foxtrott’ crew at the end of March. She joined SNMG 1 to participate in the international exercise Joint Warrior 161. Stefan Mayer, Deputy […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart (III) was recently docked in preparation for her anti-ship missile defence upgrade. Both forward and aft masts will be replaced with upgraded combat sensors and communication systems as part of the upgrade. The upgrade of the ships lasts approximately 12 months. HMAS Parramatta, the most recent ship to complete […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French defense and security company ECA Group recently demonstrated their autonomous underwater vehicle in the harbor of Brest, France. The A27-M AUV, as the vessel is named, was demonstrated to a number of French and foreign naval officials including representatives of OCCAR. ECA Group displayed the efficiency of the AUV and its mission management software suite in mine […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have entered a teaming agreement to partner on the Multi-mission Combat Ship (MCS), which is based on a DSME hull design and intended for the corvette market. The multi-mission ship is based on the Freedom-variant littoral combat ships Lockheed Martin is building for the U.S. Navy. Unlike […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Equipment & technology

    A morning fog followed by a bright sun set the scene for HMAS Parramatta’s return to the water after completion of the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade. Parramatta’s undocking on 19 April at the BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard in Western Australia is the latest milestone to be achieved under the program that significantly enhances the […]

  • 25 April 2016
    Authorities

    The Sailors of U.S. Carrier Strike Group 3 bid farewell to their leader during a change of command ceremony on April 22nd. Rear Adm. Ron Boxall was relieved by Rear Adm. Marcus Hitchcock as commander, CSG3 during a ceremony on the flight deck of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in front of distinguished visitors, […]