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  • 13 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy amphibious ready group (ARG) assembled around amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) has completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. For the Bataan ARG, SWATT provided an important transition from single ship operations to multi-ship, aircraft, and landing craft operations in scenarios that spanned multiple warfare areas. SWATTs […]

  • 8 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    German defense contractor Rheinmetall has joined forces with missile maker MBDA to develop, integrate and test a laser demonstrator for the German Navy’s K130 corvette. Laser effector systems are currently being developed for shipboard and naval use by the navies of the US and the UK, for example, and Germany is now joining the efforts. […]

  • 7 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Japan-based amphibious ships met up with their Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts for training off Australia. US Navy transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) trained with Hyūga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) and JMSDF Ōsumi-class amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet that went down in the early morning hours of July 31 died in the crash. The navy added the aircraft was on a routine training mission and that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The Super Hornet from the […]

  • 1 August 2019
    Authorities

    A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed east of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, in the morning hours of July 31. “Search and rescue personnel are on scene and the status of the pilot is currently unknown,” a Joint Strike Fighter Wing spokesperson said. The single-seat aircraft was flying out of Naval Air […]

  • 30 July 2019
    Authorities

    NATO’s two standing maritime groups welcomed new flagships in a ceremony at naval station Rota, Spain, on July 26. SNMG1, the group that mainly operates in the North and Baltic Sea, has a US Navy ship at its helm again as USS Gravely (DDG 107) was relieved by sister destroyer USS Gridley (DDG-101). Gravely departed […]

  • 25 July 2019
    Authorities

    German Navy Frankenthal-class minehunter FGS Weilheim is set to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) for over four months of joint operations. The vessel will depart its Kiel homeport on July 29 for a two-week at-sea phase before heading to the German Navy’s fire and damage control training center in Neustadt together […]

  • 24 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The 2008-built carrier will be fitted with capability to operate the Joint Strike Fighter.

  • 24 July 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    The German Navy’s new NH90 Sea Lion helicopter performed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles earlier this month, ahead of first unit deliveries later this year. The demonstrations included SAR missions, checking navy reconnaissance capabilities, and dropping off commandos and special forces equipment, including an inflatable boat. Germany has a total of 18 helicopters on […]

  • 22 July 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has confirmed the choice of Lockheed Martin as the combat system ship integration & test agent for its future guided missile frigate (FFG(X)) ship program. In May this year, Lockheed decided to withdraw from the race for the construction of future frigates, adding that it would provide combat systems to whomever wins […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian government has finalized contracts for the maintenance of Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates with two of three shipbuilders set to share work on a deal worth C$7 billion over a span of 20 years. The government said it has awarded $500 million contracts to Chantier Davie and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Limited to carry […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Authorities

    Ships from the US Navy’s Kearsarge amphibious ready group (ARG) are set to return to Norfolk on July 18, after eight months of operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. More than 4,500 sailors and marines are embarked aboard amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Brazilian Navy has carried out a third test launch of the MANSUP anti-ship missile on July 10, targeting the hull of the former tugboat Tridente. The missile was launched by Niterói-class frigate BNS Independência on July 10 and was supported by a number of naval and aerial assets. The test was deemed a success […]

  • 12 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Netherlands defense ministry has awarded Dutch shipbuilder Damen a contract for the refit and upgrades of three Royal Netherlands Navy ships. As part of the midlife upkeep (MLU) contract, Damen Shipyards Den Helder will modernize support ship HNLMS Pelikaan, along with hydrographic survey vessels HNLMS Snellius and HNLMS Luymes. The scope of work that […]

  • 11 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Chilean Navy has awarded French defense contractor ECA Group a contract to upgrade the steering consoles of Scorpène-class submarines. The contract is part of the country’s wider submarines modernization program which will also see two Type-209 boats receive some features of the Scorpene-class submarines including steering consoles and energy converter. Chile operates two Scorpene-class […]

  • 10 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    An Adelaide-based composite materials developer has become the latest Type 26 global combat ship supplier, the Australian defense minister announced during a visit to BAE Systems’ Govan shipyard in Scotland. Linda Reynolds, the Australian defense minister visited Govan to witness the build progress being made on future HMS Glasgow, the lead City-class Type 26 frigate. […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Normandy returned to its Norfolk homeport on July 6, less than a day after getting underway for exercises with the Harry S. Truman carrier strike group. The cruiser was forced to break off from the drills due to what navy officials said were maintenance issues, according to Navy Times, who […]

  • 5 July 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s Ronald Reagan Strike Group has arrived in Brisbane, Australia, for a regularly scheduled port visit. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) pulled into Brisbane July 5, while the Arleigh Burke Class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) reached Townsville, Australia, on […]

  • 4 July 2019
    Vessels

    The Romanian authorities have selected French Naval Group and its Romanian partner Santierul Naval Constanta (SNC) for the program to build four new Gowind multi-mission corvettes. In addition, Naval Group and SNC will modernize the T22 frigates and create a maintenance center and a training center. The ships will be built in Romania under a […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s new expeditionary sea base vessel, the future USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) has completed first sea trials after last year’s dry dock incident, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said. Almost a year ago, the ship sustained damages while under construction at NASSCO’s facility in San Diego when its dry dock flooded. The […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has completed a series of guided flight tests for Raytheon’s RAM Block 2A short-range, surface-to-air missile. Testing occurred at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, California, and from the Navy’s self-defense test ship off the coast of Southern California. Raytheon expects to deliver the RAM Block 2A missile to the […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HSwMS Uppland, the second of two Royal Swedish Navy Gotland-class submarines, was launched at Saab’s Karlskrona shipyard on June 19. The relaunch of the second air independent propulsion (AIP) submarine took place almost exactly 12 months after the first unit was relaunched as part of the upgrade. The mid-life upgrades saw the submarines receive an […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta officially rejoined the fleet after completing her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade. Arunta is the first ship to undergo the program which provides significant improvements to the ship’s key sensor and communications systems. To mark the occasion, a number of elders from the Arrernte Tribe, that […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The forward-deployed ships are visiting Australia ahead of exercise Talisman Sabre 2019.

  • 10 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    India’s Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has selected Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard to support the construction of five 45,000-ton fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy. Part of the TAIS industrial group, Anadolu Shipyard will provide the ship design, supply key machinery equipment (KME), and provide technical assistance. The Indian Navy FSS project has an estimated […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Marines from a number of European countries raided the coast of Denmark for the conclusion of first stage of the two-month Baltic Sea maneuver Baltic Protector. British Royal Marines and their Dutch counterparts waged a battle around the towns of Esbjerg and Varde in western Denmark, taking on Danish troops. The focus of the first […]