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  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities

    The first CMV-22B squadron is scheduled to deploy aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in 2021.

  • 9 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Flying at a maximum speed of about 565 mph, at about 41,000 feet, the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon already covers an operational area of about 1,200 nautical miles during a four-hour on-station period. Now, add air-to-air refueling for extended range and endurance and an advanced search and rescue kit and officials say the P-8A is […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Authorities

    A Russian Navy task group composed of frigate Yaroslav Mudryy, tanker Yelnya and the seagoing tug Viktor Konetsky has transited the English Channel under the watchful eye of Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Mersey. The Neustrashimyy-class frigate and her escorts made the transit en route to the Indian Ocean where exercises with India are […]

  • 7 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the Ronald Reagan carrier strike group and the Boxer amphibious ready group met in the South China Sea to carry out security and stability operations in the Indo-Pacific. Ships and aircraft from the Navy and Marine Corps, conducted a multitude of joint, warfighting exercises while forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet […]

  • 4 October 2019
    Authorities

    In another response to the reemergence of great power competition.

  • 27 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    FGS Frankfurt am Main, one of two German Navy combat support ships, is set to become the service’s first ship to receive an integrated hospital on its deck. The ship is being upgraded at German Naval Yards Kiel (GNYK) where it will be fitted with the integrated Naval Rescue Center (iMERZ). The rescue center will […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of the three Royal Australian Navy air warfare destroyers, HMAS Hobart, is leading a nine-ship task group on a deployment across North and South East Asia. In addition to being the first ever operational overseas deployment for the lead ship in the class, the deployment is also the navy’s largest this year. Departing […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy recently launched its first GQM-163A Coyote supersonic sea skimming target (SSST) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). The Navy’s aerial targets program office (PMA-208) worked with multiple stakeholders to launch two GQM-163A targets, completing the WFF site activation for an East Coast supersonic target capability in support of a fleet missile exercise (MSLEX) […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), entered the US 7th Fleet area of operations on September 23. Led by amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), the group arrived in Asia Pacific after spending three months in the US 5th Fleet. Joining 7th Fleet’s Naval […]

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy ships from the carrier strike group assembled around aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) have welcomed a Dutch frigate into their formation as they completed a major pre-deployment exercise. De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate HNLMS De Ruyter (FFG-804) worked with Carrier Strike Group 10 (CSG-10) vessels to complete what was the first […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Research & Development

    Boeing and the US Navy successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler on September 19, 2019. The MQ-25 test asset, known as T1, completed the autonomous two-hour flight under the direction of Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, where […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft upgraded with the capability to conduct aerial refueling has joined the US Navy fleet. The aerial-refueling-capable E-2D landed at Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 9, joining the “Greyhawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120. “This is an important day for naval aviation as we continue to […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The aircraft carrier is still undergoing repairs after experiencing electrical issues.

  • 10 September 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Netherlands Navy and Portuguese Navy Karel Doorman-class frigates are getting Thales-developed Vigile D radar electronic support measures as part of their planned upgrades. The solution will be fitted on three Dutch Navy vessels, and two Portuguese Navy frigates. As explained by Thales, Vigile D helps electronic warfare systems cope with the growth in Electromagnetic […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US marines and sailors from the Boxer amphibious ready group (ARG) wrapped up their participation in the multilateral exercise Eager Lion in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The 10-day exercise included the full spectrum of military operations, including an amphibious landing; Maritime Raid Force dive operations and kinetic range qualifications; aerial insertion of the Jordanian […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    International ships, submarines and aircraft taking part in the Canadian-hosted anti-submarine warfare exercise Cutlass Fury were forced to depart Halifax Harbour to evade Hurricane Dorian. Ships sortied on September 6, shortly after arriving in Canada, while the hurricane hit the country’s east coast on Sunday. In addition to disrupting the ships’ harbor stay, Hurricane Dorian […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy is buying ship-to-shore connector systems to enhance its capabilities in supporting humanitarian assistance and taking part in joint operations ashore. The STS connectors are envisioned to be operated from the navy’s new Joint Support Ships, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2022/23. According to a Canadian government […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French defense ministry has pinpointed three Marine Nationale La Fayette-class frigates (FLF) that will be receiving mid-life upgrades. From 2021, the lead ship FS La Fayette, along with third and fourth ships in the class, FS Courbet and FS Aconit, will benefit from an upgraded ships’ platform and combat systems. The navy operates a […]

  • 3 September 2019
    Authorities

    A frigate was expected to participate in the operation later this year.

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has launched the second of two Royal Australian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ships at its shipyard in Ferrol, Spain. Future support tanker HMAS Stalwart was launched on August 31. The delivery into service of the Supply-class replenishment vessels from next year will provide the navy with vital afloat logistics support to […]

  • 30 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime Express will also see cooperation between military vessels and the commercial shipping community.

  • 23 August 2019
    Authorities

    The Philippines defense department has contracted South Korean defense company Hanwha Systems for the upgrades of the Philippine Navy’s three Del Pilar-class frigates. The three frigates are former US Coast Guard Hamilton-class cutters donated to the Philippines between 2011 and 2016. The upgrade project has a budget of PHP1.5 billion (US$ 28.6 million) and will […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The frigate was overhauled at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax shipyard.

  • 16 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender and Indian Navy frigate INS Tarkash carried out the annual bilateral exercise Konkan as they met up for a series of maneuvers in the English Channel. The two ships met as the UK destroyer deployed for operations in Asia Pacific and the Indian frigate returned from Baltic Sea visits. Konkan […]

  • 15 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Asutralia-headquartered Birdon Group has received a contract worth up to US$ 191 million to carry out an upgrade of the US Coast Guard (USCG) fleet of 47-foot Motor Lifeboat (MLB) vessels. The work will be carried out by the company’s US subsidiary Birdon America. A total of 107 MLBs reaching the end of their original […]

  • 14 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from NATO’s Standing Maritime Group One (SNMG1) are en route to the United States and Canada after assembling in Brest, France on August 4 to begin SNMG1’s second semester. The group is transiting the Atlantic Ocean to start SNMG1’s Maritime Express initiative, a new construct designed to open up more opportunities for NATO partners […]