UK doubles support for NATO's maritime missions in 2016

HMS Ocean during the Cougar amphibious deployment, Image: Royal Navy

Speaking at the NATO Defence Ministerial meeting in Brussels, Belgium, UK’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon ...

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Change of Command in Op Atalanta

New troops on the deck of FGS Erfurt, Image: Bundeswehr/Thomas Strauß

German corvette FGS Erfurt which has been deployed to EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta at the Horn of Africa ...

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Naval reactors program keeps Kesselring, Knolls sites going

USS Toledo

U.S. President Barrack Obama has included a $1.42 billion request for federal funding of the nation’s naval ...

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VIDEO: Abraham Lincoln tests catapult during RCOH

Image: Huntington Ingalls Industries

Naval Today recently reported about the U.S. Navy’s fifth Nimitz-class destroyer, USS Abraham Lincoln, ...

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ITS Carabiniere, FS Floreal train in waters off Seychelles

ITS Carabiniere

Operation Atalanta flagship ITS Carabiniere conducted a joint exercise with the French frigate FS Floreal in the ...

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HMAS Melbourne concludes Middle Eastern Deployment

HMAS Melbourne arrives at the Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain at the end of her eighth deployment to the Middle East. Image: Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence

Having seized almost a tonne of heroin and made more than 50 boarding operations, Royal Australian Navy frigate ...

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New Fleet Commander for Royal Navy

Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB (right) and the new Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Ben Key CBE signing the handover documents.

As the Royal Navy’s previous Fleet Commander has moved up the ladder to become the First Sea Lord, the Navy ...

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USS Bataan hosts junior marine officers during WARFEX

USS Bataan, Image: US Navy

A War Familiarization Exercise (WARFEX) had the U.S. Navy’s multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan ...

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USS Higgins concludes independent deployment

USS Higgins, Image: US Navy

The U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) is scheduled to return to its Naval Base San Diego ...

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Fincantieri starts work on Italian logistic support ship

Image: Fincantieri

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced February 9 that it has started construction works on the Italian ...

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USS Rushmore undergoes maintenance

USS Rushmore, Image: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center has awarded BAE Systems a $52,125,928 contract for ...

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Defexpo India 2016

The eight edition of Defexpo India, held in February 2014, recorded an unprecedented growth in foreign as well as domestic companies…

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MR&ST 2016 aims is to provide industry leaders, maritime surveillance and reconnaissance project managers and military and government representatives the knowledge and contacts they need to further develop their capabilities in Maritime Domain Awareness.

This will be achieved through panel discussions and briefings based on topics from acquisition projects to operational experiences and lessons learnt. 5 Flag Officers confirmed, making this the most senior Maritime ISR meeting in the region! Confirmed speakers 2016 include leading experts from Italian Coast Guard, The Swedish Coast Guard, Royal Navy (UK), Italian Air Force, EU Naval Force, US Navy, NATO, Spanish MoD, Irish Coast Guard and many more.

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Contact tel: +44 (0) 207 827 6130

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9th annual Border Security Conference

SMi Group are proud to announce the return of the highly successful Border Security conference, now in its 9th year. The value of this event is recognized by the Italian Navy who will be sending a delegation to attend and provide a senior speaker to present on the current operations in relation to the migrant crisis.

The event will also focus on other aspects of border security, such as the smuggling of drugs and illegal goods at the border as well as counter terrorism. Sessions will focus on how this can be reduced, whether it be modern technologies, greater collaboration or a larger security presence at the border.

Confirmed speakers 2016 include leading experts from Italian Navy, EU Naval Force Mediterranean, Portuguese Navy, Finnish Customs, French National Police, EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine, CEPOL and many more.

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WEST 2016

The premier naval conference and exposition on the West Coast, WEST is now in its 26th year of bringing military and industry leaders together…

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Image of the day: Farewell PASSEX at IFR 2016

Image: Indian Navy

The Visakhapatnam International Fleet Review 2016, concluded February 9 with Indian and foreign Naval ships ...

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GD contracted for further Ohio-replacement work

Image: US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics’ Electric Boat division a $23.6 million contract modification to ...

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HNLMS De Zeven Provinces starts Caribbean patrol

HNLMS De Zeven Provincien in Port of Willemstad, the Netherlands, Image: Belgian Navy

The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS De Zeven Provincien (The Seven Provinces) left her homeport Willemstad, ...

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Spanish, US Navy divers exercise in Cartagena

Image: Spanish Navy

Spanish and U.S. Navy mine countermeasures units participated in a bilateral exercise which took place in ...

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Australian Navy lures submariners with more money

Image: Royal Australian Navy

Royal Australian Navy hopes a new ‘package’ consisting of two financial components, among others, will ...

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Royal Navy Sea Kings support Charles de Gaulle in the Gulf

Image: Royal Navy

Helicopters from the Royal Navy Auxiliary Fort Victoria have been providing direct front-line support to daily ...

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US Navy Boxer ARG ready to deploy

USS Boxer, Image: US Navy

More than 4,500 sailors and marines from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit ...

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UK approves another batch of funding for Successor submarine

A CGI of the next generation submarine, Image: BAE Systems

The UK Ministry of Defence has announced an additional £201 million of funding to support further design work for ...

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Elbit Systems launches new unmanned surface vessel

Image: Elbit Systems

Israel-based defense and homeland security company, Elbit Systems, has introduced a new unmanned vessel platform. ...

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US Navy to test new fuel cell energy storage system

Image: Boeing

American-based technology company Boeing has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for ...

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Aircraft carrier jumps to the rescue of distressed mariners

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Tridents of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 prepares to depart the ship to rescue distressed mariners. Image: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) rescued distressed mariners at sea, ...

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ESPS Tornado joins Operation Atalanta

ESPS Tornado joins Operation Atalanta

Images: EUNAVFOR 2016 Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Victoria on February 6 left EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta ...

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MARAD awards $1.96 B for US NDRF vessel management

National Defense Reserve Fleet

MARAD, the United States Maritime Administration has awarded a total of $1.96 billion worth of contracts to seven ...

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Royal Navy commissions new reserve unit

HMS Ceres

HMS Ceres, Leeds’ first Royal Naval Reserve Unit has been formally commissioned by The Princess Royal at a ...

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Spanish auxiliary ship integrates into Canadian Navy


The Spanish Navy auxiliary oiler and replenishment (AOR) ship Patiño (A-14) set sail from Ferrol, Spain towards ...

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