Italian Navy saves 562 in dramatic rescue operation

Mediterranean migrant crisis. Italian Navy releases dramatic photos 3

European Navy vessels rescue migrants on a daily basis in the Mediterranean Sea; Op Sophia mission alone has ...

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BAE nabs two more US Navy vessel maintenance gigs

USS Paul Hamilton. Photo: US Navy

BAE Systems has landed another two U.S. Navy vessel maintenance contracts bringing the number of contracts for ship ...

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Dutch Navy vessels to receive Optimarin Ballast Systems

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën and HNLMS De Ruyter at Den Helder

Ten Royal Netherlands Navy vessels will be fitted with sixteen Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) by 2017, the company ...

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USS Mount Whitney makes final port call before BALTOPS 2016

USS Mount Whitney in Augusta Bay, Sicily, Italy. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal May 24. The ship ...

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Royal Navy trains Caribbean marine police

UK Caribbean Overseas Territories

Royal Navy’s International Maritime Training Team has recently delivered navigation and small craft courses ...

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Belgian Defense Minister visits Open Spirit 2016

Defense Ministers will meet aboard the Lithuanian Navy  minelayer LNS Jotvingis. Photo: Lithuanian Navy

The Belgian Defense Minister will attend the multinational mine countermeasures (MCM) operation Open Spirit 2016 ...

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USS Olympia attack submarine changes command

Commander Benjamin J. Selph, commanding officer, Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717), salutes sideboys during a change-of-command ceremony in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) held a change-of-command ceremony ...

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100th anniversary of Battle of Jutland

In the distance the battlecruiser HMS TIGER can be seen underway at speed during the run to the North, part of the battle of Jutland. Overall the ship was hit fifteen times by large calibre shells during the battle of Jutland and lost twenty four members of her crew killed and a further forty six wounded. Photo: Royal Navy

On May 31, 1916 British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet squared off against the Imperial German Navy’s High ...

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Euronaval 2016 in Paris, is one of the leading international trade shows for maritime security, safety and naval defense…

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7th Annual International Port Security Conference

The SMi Group announces the 7th annual International Port Security Conference. The event will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016.

The conference aims to bring together key decision makers in the industry to discuss modern methods of port security and provide effective learning experiences for all delegates through the carefully selected expert speaker line up.

Interacting with delegates from across the globe and hearing from industry leading experts will ensure delegates are up-to-date with high priority information that enables you to best secure your seaports, civilians and means of trade.

Topics to be discussed include terrorism, cyber terrorism, emergency intervention procedures, optimising technology use in security checks and case studies featuring some of the largest ports across the world. Our diverse range of topics will allow delegates to learn best practices for port security and understand further how other ports are resolving core challenges.

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Offshore Patrol Vessels Technology 2016

Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) are becoming an increasingly important resource for Navies and Coast Guards around the world. As shipbuilding technologies continue to advance the mission scope for a single OPV platform greatly increases. Policing missions such as Counter-Piracy and Counter-Terrorism operations can be supplemented now by survey and Mine Countermeasure operations simply by swapping equipment on board the ship. This is all done with a greatly reduced cost compared to mission-specific platforms or full scale warships which have greater maintenance and operations costs compared to flexible OPVs.

Therefore SMi is proud to announce that it will be launching its inaugural OPV Technology event which will focus on the new potential for OPVs within this proliferation in combat and combat support technology capabilities. The event will be held in London on the 8th-9th June to discuss how individual nations are working to enhance the capabilities of their coastal fleets as well as the prospect for future cooperation and interoperability.

Expert speaker line up for 2016 includes key decision makers from: US Africa Command, UK Border Force, French Navy, NATO, Italian Navy, Royal Norwegian Navy, Finnish Border Guard, TNO, Damen Shipyards, C-SIGMA, IISS and many more.


Benefits of Attending:

  • Extremely focused on new technologies available to OPV using nations across Europe and beyond
  • Expert led panel discussions on international cooperation in operations and the future prospect for modular technologies
  • Briefings from leading Navy and Coast Guard officers from around the world
  • Learn about current and future national OPV platforms and how they enhance maritime security
  • Discover how to optimise business potential by working with these countries


For more information and to register, please visit

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MAST Europe 2016

Long established as the only international conference and exhibition dedicated to senior-level technologists in maritime defence and security…

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US Navy contracts Lockheed for MK 48 Mod 7 torpedo upgrades

MK 48 Mod 7 CBASS torpedo

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin Sippican a $72,8 million contract for the ...

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Australian first P-8A Poseidon takes to the skies

Australian first P-8A Poseidon takes to the skies

Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft recently completed its maiden flight. The aircraft flew a ...

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Kership to buy STX France Lorient shipyard

Photo: STX France

French shipbuilder STX France has decided to sell its Lorient shipyard to Kership, a joint venture company set up ...

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Davie Shipbuilding cuts first steel for Canadian Resolve AOR

Resolve class AOR

Canadian shipyard Davie Shipbuilding cut first steel for the Royal Canadian Navy Resolve-class auxiliary oiler ...

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MV-22B Osprey makes first landing on amphibious command ship

An MV-22B Osprey of Marine Medium Tiltroter Squadron (VMM) 263 takes off from the flight deck of USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20). Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) made history May 23 as she became the first ...

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'BAP Carasco' to receive Kongsberg's subsea technology

BAP Carrasco, Photo: Kongsberg

Norwegian technology corporation Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen to deliver an integrated subsea technology ...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth welcomes its first Commanding Officer

Captain Jerry Kyd with HMS Queen Elizabeth in the background. Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed its first Commanding Officer, Captain ...

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Royal Canadian Navy ships join New York Fleet Week

Sailors onboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) pose for a "Fleet Week New York" (FWNY) photograph in preparation for Fleet Week New York. Photo: US Navy

The Royal Canadian Navy will be participating in the New York City’s annual Fleet Week from May 25 to 31, ...

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SAIC lands US NAVSUP simulation services contract

Illustration, Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command awarded Science Applications International Corp. a contract to provide ...

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France receives fourth Falcon 50 Surmar

French Navy Falcon 50M in flight during a maritime surveillance mission. Photo: © C. Cosmao/Dassault Aviation

The French Navy has taken delivery of the last of its four Dassault Aviation-built Falcon 50 Surmar maritime ...

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Russian Navy to commission Admiral Essen frigate

Russian Navy to commission Project 11356 frigate Admiral Essen

The Russian Navy will commission the second Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate Admiral Essen on May 27, Yantar ...

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HII gets $152M for third Ford-class carrier USS Enterprise

Lead ship of the class Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) floats in the James River after being launched from dry dock at Newport News Shipbuilding. Photo by Chris Oxley/HII

American shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries was awarded a $152 million contract on May 23 for advance ...

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New Queen-Elizabeth carrier support centre nears completion

Part of the dockyard at HMNB Portsmouth undergoing preperations for the arrival of the new Aircraft Carriers. Photo: Royal Navy

A new centre containing facilities to support the British Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers is nearing ...

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Raytheon begins deliveries of electromagnetic railgun parts

Raytheon-built this pulse power container. Photo: Raytheon

American defense contractor Raytheon has begun deliveries of pulse power containers in support of the U.S. ...

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Open Spirit 2016: Mines found off Klaipeda

A naval mine is found on the sea floor. Photo: German Navy

Participants of the international naval exercise Open Spirit 2016 found several mines just 3 kilometers off the ...

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HMS Ramsey concludes NATO stint

HMS Ramsey, Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy’s mine hunter HMS Ramsey has returned to home waters and its Faslane base after a deployment as ...

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US Navy calls on industry for LDUUV system

The office of Naval Research Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle - Innovative Naval Prototype. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport is seeking information to assist the Navy as it performs ...

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USS America passes flight deck recertification

Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Marine-aviation optimized amphibious assault ship USS America departed its homeport of San Diego ...

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