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  • 22 November 2012
    Equipment & technology

    The Navy announced today that U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) has accepted the first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite for initial operational use. MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical communications system designed to improve communications for U.S. forces on the move. The Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) at Point Mugu, Calif., began “flying” the satellite […]

  • 29 September 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The Naval Academy of the Uruguay Navy has successfully completed the acquisition and installation of a simulator complex by Transas including navigation and maneuvering simulator NTPRO 5000, GMDSS Communications simulator TGS 5000 and Engine Room simulator ERS 5000 SOLO. The project acquired through international bidding, with the participation of five world leading manufacturers culminated […]

  • 9 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    HMS Ocean has become the first Royal UK Navy warship to be operationally deployed with new state of the art computing equipment, known as Shared Infrastructure, demonstrating a step-change in ship technology. Developed by engineers at BAE Systems in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Maritime Combat Systems team, Shared Infrastructure is an innovative […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Research & Development

    For almost two months, since early February 2012, the Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) has been using airborne laser and imagery systems to conduct cooperative hydrographic surveys in the coastal waters of Belize. The survey work is part of an ongoing, long-term project to survey the western Caribbean Sea off the coasts of Belize, Honduras and […]

  • 11 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      The USS Storm’s projector was installed in late November 2010 and the simulator was used by more than 180 underclassmen per day in December… (prlog) [mappress] Source: prlog,March 11, 2011;  

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Sirius is currently providing replenishment support as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE on the back of successful trials of a new high-speed inflatable towed target system with an unmanned boat. The system was developed to meet the Navy’s need for a low-cost expendable towed target for maritime training on the high seas. […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Defence and security company Saab announced January 20 that it will supply a coastal surveillance and border protection system to Croatia. According to Saab, the system is scheduled to be operational by June 2016. The coastal surveillance system will provide real-time information from radar sensors, long range and thermal closed circuit television cameras plus Automatic […]

  • 15 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Researchers from the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have found a new use for a 90’s-designed autonomous underwater vehicle called Autonomous Mobile Periscope System (AMPS). When it came time to evaluate the Periscope Detection and Discrimination (PDD) capability, a radar interface that detects the presence of elusive diesel-electric submarines by spotting their periscope, navy engineers needed […]

  • 6 April 2011
    Industry news

      AUSTRALIA is to buy a near-new surplus British navy amphibious landing ship at what appears a bargain $100 million pricetag… (whitsundaytimes) [mappress] Source: whitsundaytimes,April 6, 2011;

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Ministry of National Defense of Chile and the United States Department of the Navy released a Joint Statement on the Research, Development and Use of Alternative Fuels.   Reaffirming the longstanding commitment by both countries to work in close partnership to support military capabilities that enable the two nations to effectively conduct combined military […]

  • 8 August 2014

    Spanish authorities discovered 127 kilos of cocaine aboard Spanish Navy’s training vessel Juan Sebastián de Elcano on August 2.   The investigation revealed that three officers were recruited to use the vessel to illegally transport cocaine from Cartagena de Indias across the ocean to New York. After the vessel arrived in Spain last month, the three sailors […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    Diver detection sonar technology developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played an important part in a major international exercise organised to train naval forces in mine countermeasures, maritime security operations and harbour protection operations. The International Mine Counter-Measures Exercise (IMCMEX) runs off the coast of Bahrain every 18 months to test the abilities of […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Equipment & technology

    SES announced on January 13th that it plans to launch a dedicated satellite for governmental use in partnership with the Luxembourg Government in late 2017. A Luxembourg-based company jointly held by SES and the Luxembourg Government is planned to own and operate the new spacecraft. The Luxembourg Government and SES would each invest EUR 50 […]

  • 27 August 2013

    Royal Navy warship, HMS Montrose could be used to launch a military strike against Syria, if needed, according to The Herald. HMS Montrose could be joined by an unnamed nuclear submarine. Nevertheless, the specific positions of the military assets have not been disclosed due to security reasons. Britain could join forces with the U.S. warships […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Dutch military security teams which will be traveling on board merchant vessels will be using the port of Singapore as their base, for instance for the storage of weapons and ammunition. On behalf of Minister Hillen, the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom signed an agreement to that effect in Singapore […]

  • 11 October 2011

      Italy is to station military forces on its merchant vessels to guard against attacks by Somali pirates, shipping sources said on Tuesday, … By Barry Moody (Reuters) [mappress] Source: Reuters, October 11, 2011;

  • 12 March 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Authorities of Sevastopol reported to Ukrainian government about 30 piers not stipulated by the Russian-Ukrainian Treaty of 1997 but occupied by foreign warships, said Crimea’s Deputy Governor Vladimir Arabadzhi. According to him, it is “a proved and reliable fact” that “30 piers were not included in the agreement tied between the Russian Federation and Ukraine”, […]

  • 3 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy announced Thursday that its next-generation narrowband satellite communication system was ready for expanded operational use by US Strategic Command. The authorization paves the way for Navy and Marine Corps early-adopter commands to use the system on deployment as early as this fall, primarily in the Pacific theater. The Navy’s on-orbit, five-satellite constellation […]

  • 26 July 2013
    Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Office of Naval Research together with the Uniformed Services University’s department of preventive medicine and biometrics began using the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) July 15 as a test platform to study the effects of 24 hour noise exposure on Sailors.  The study will span two years and will measure the […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy is looking at the possibility of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for man-overboard situations in which the UAVs would help keep a visual on the sailor in the water. According to the Naval Safety Center, since 2006 more than 110 sailors and marines have fallen overboard, and eight lost their lives. Operating […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Indonesian Navy has recently deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with an aerial magnetic range to determine a ship’s magnetic signature. According to UAV manufacturer ECA Group, this is the first time a navy has used a drone to assess a vessel’s vulnerability to underwater mines and other threats. The French company’s STERNA UAV was deployed […]

  • 30 July 2012

    The Royal Australian Navy has signed an agreement with the US Navy to explore the increased use of environmentally-friendly fuels. Australia’s Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, and the US Secretary for Navy, Ray Mabus, have signed a Statement of Cooperation which recognizes that research into alternative fuels could bring significant benefits. It acknowledges […]

  • 8 March 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Outfit of Northern Fleet (NF) marines serving in reinforcement units on board surface ships now includes new armor vests. Specific feature of the new individual protection means lies in the fact that, apart from protective functions, they may serve as lifejackets. Floating armor vest is a new-generation personal protection equipment integrating several functions. It […]

  • 12 April 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Biological Technology Office has partnered with Northrop Grumman for the development of prototype sensing capabilities that would use undersea organisms to detect and track undersea threats. The program is also known as Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors (PALS) and seeks to find a way to tap into sea […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy human systems integration (HSI) engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Human Performance Laboratory see transformed warship spaces as such that enable Sailors to achieve optimal performance. The design process does not begin aboard a ship. It begins at the Human Performance Lab where the Navy ship spaces are designed, redesigned, and […]

  • 20 September 2011

      Armed Dutch marines will be on board the specialist semi-submersible vessel Mighty Servant 3 when it makes a 14-day journey through piracy-prone waters from Singapore to the Middle East port of Sharjah. A spokesman for the Dutch shipping company confirmed that the marines will embark the low-freeboard and low-speed Netherlands-flagged vessel in Singapore before […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    On May 16th, 2014 DITEC International announced that DC-100 Rust Remover, an item in DC-100 Collection™, will be used by French Navy.   DC-100 Rust Remover™ implements the AR Technology and is selected to be used aboard French Navy ships. The Rust Remover belongs to DITEC’s DC-100 Collection™, using Acid Replacement Technology combined with DITEC’s […]

  • 24 July 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Less than a year after the German Bremen-class frigate FGS Karlsruhe returned from her last operational deployment, the navy announced it would sink the 35-year-old ship in upcoming tests. According to the navy, Karlsuhe will be detonated in the Baltic Sea sometime in 2018 after being fitted with various sensors and dummies. The series of […]

  • 13 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval troops attached to SLNS Pussadewa of the North-central Naval Command recovered 13 non-electric detonators and 11 safety fuses hidden in Kallady Beach on 11th April 2012. [mappress] Naval Today Staff , April 13, 2012; Image: navy