Top Stories USS Vella Gulf Back in Homeport

USS Vella Gulf Back in Homeport »

The US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport on Sept. 20 after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Operations.   Vella Gulf,...

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Carrier Strike Groups, Air Force, Marines Complete War-at-Sea Exercises

Carrier Strike Groups, Air Force, Marines Complete War-at-Sea Exercises »

The US Navy’s George Washington and Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Groups, as well as land-based aircraft from Marine Corps Air Group 12 and Air Force 36th Operations Group completed dynamic war-at-sea exercises (WASEX) as part...

September 19 2014 / No comment / Read More »
HMAS Larrakia Leaves Darwin Naval Base

HMAS Larrakia Leaves Darwin Naval Base »

After a hectic 24 hours storing and refuelling for the first leg of a six-week South East Asian deployment, HMAS Larrakia slipped out of Australian Darwin Naval Base on September 16.   Attack 4 Commanding...

September 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »
USCG Cutter Fir Takes Part in Oil Spill Exercise

USCG Cutter Fir Takes Part in Oil Spill Exercise »

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Astoria, Oregon, participated in a Spilled Oil Response System exercise near Blake Island, Washington, Wednesday.   The exercise was part...

September 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »
Second Italian Naval Group Engages in Spanish Minex 2014

Second Italian Naval Group Engages in Spanish Minex 2014 »

On September 11, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) continued sailing the Mediterranean after a short port visit in Casablanca.   SNMCMG2 is currently composed of the flagship Italian frigate ITS Aviere, command...

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Australian Air Force Assists in Pacific Maritime Surveillance

Australian Air Force Assists in Pacific Maritime Surveillance »

Personnel from the Royal Australian Air Force’s No. 11 Squadron (11 SQN) have contributed to maritime surveillance in the Pacific as part of Operation Island Chief 2014.   A RAAF AP-3C Orion with 13 members...

September 19 2014 / No comment / Read More »
HMAS Toowoomba Joins Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba Joins Operation MANITOU »

HMAS Toowoomba arrived in the Middle East Region (MER) on 10 August 2014 on Operation MANITOU for tasking within the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF).   Operation MANITOU is the Australian Government’s contribution to the international...

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Indian Navy’s Chetak Makes Hard Landing

Indian Navy’s Chetak Makes Hard Landing »

Indian Navy’s Chetak helicopter made a hard landing at Uran, across the harbour, at about 1015 h on 18 September, whilst on a routine training sortie off Mumbai.   Two pilots and two aircrew who...

September 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »
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Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014 »

Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014

VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM Testing Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG’s Naval Strike...

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Lockheed Martin Wins Integrated Submarine Imaging System Deal »

Lockheed Martin Wins Integrated Submarine Imaging System Deal

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an $117,7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost reimbursement modification to previously awarded contract to exercise an...

Sep 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

VIDEO: John Warner Sub Starts Outfitting and Testing »

VIDEO: John Warner Sub Starts Outfitting and Testing

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) was launched into the James River on Sept. 10 at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding...

Sep 18 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014 »

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace...

Sep 14 2014 / No comment / Read More »

GD Wins $234.2 Mln Nuclear Submarines Deal »

GD Wins $234.2 Mln Nuclear Submarines Deal

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $234,2 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support...

Sep 12 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel »

Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel

The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) was held at Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine)...

Sep 11 2014 / No comment / Read More »

HMS Prince of Wales Assembly Begins »

HMS Prince of Wales Assembly Begins

Construction of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two new aircraft carriers for the UK Royal Navy, has moved forward with the docking...

Sep 11 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Australian Navy Sailor Charged with Manslaughter »

Australian Navy Sailor Charged with Manslaughter

A Cairns-based Royal Australian Navy sailor was arrested by the Northern Territory Police (NTPOL) today in relation to a serious assault in Darwin last...

Sep 10 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines »

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines

The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace the Collins Class vessels.   The Abbott Government’s contract worth...

Sep 9 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Gallery: PCU John Warner Christened »

Gallery: PCU John Warner Christened

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at...

Sep 7 2014 / No comment / Read More »




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Africa Partnership Station Comes to an End »

Africa Partnership Station Comes to an End

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe and the U.S. concluded the Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference, Sept. 17.   The 3-day conference allowed training officers from African maritime forces to express maritime capacity desires and work with U.S. and European stakeholders to build training...

Sep 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

MARCOM Commander Visits Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania »

MARCOM Commander Visits Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE, paid official visits to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania last week as part of ongoing NATO efforts to assure Allies on the eastern borders of the Alliance of NATO’s solidarity and commitment to...

Sep 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

USCG Cutter Boutwell Stops By Puerto Chiapas, Mexico »

USCG Cutter Boutwell Stops By Puerto Chiapas, Mexico

The 14th Naval Zone of the Mexican Navy hosted military unit tours, professional exchange visits and some spirited sports competition for the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell during a recent two-day port visit to Puerto Chiapas, Mexico, Sept. 5-6.   Boutwell’s crew...

Sep 19 2014 / No comment / Read More »

Image of the Day: Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks »

Image of the Day: Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks

Ship’s crew and guests aboard the Military Sealift Command joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2) look at the fireworks in Baltimore during the city’s Star Spangled Spectacular.   Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular drew to a close, Sept. 15, as more than 2,000 Sailors, Marines...

Sep 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

UK Navy Sailors “Plant” WWI Tribute »

UK Navy Sailors “Plant” WWI Tribute

Royal UK Navy sailors have played their part in ‘planting’ a stunning tribute to the fallen of World War 1.   Volunteers from HMS Bristol put in a shift at the Tower of London, creating some of the 888,246 ceramic poppies for the Blood Swept...

Sep 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Four Fishermen Rescued after Their Boat Sinks »

Four Fishermen Rescued after Their Boat Sinks

The US Coast Guard and a Mexican shrimper rescued four Mexican fishermen Wednesday after their boat sank about 22 miles offshore of South Padre Island.   At approximately 6 p.m., the crew of the tanker Yunga contacted Coast Guard watchstanders at the Sector Corpus Christi...

Sep 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

UK Navy’s Lynx Awarded for Achievements »

UK Navy’s Lynx Awarded for Achievements

Two Royal UK Naval Lynx helicopter Flights were recognised on Friday, 12 September 2014, with the award of the prestigious Osprey Trophy and the Sopwith Pup Trophy.   The Osprey trophy was awarded to 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS), 214 Flight, for their achievements whilst...

Sep 19 2014 / No comment / Read More »

OSI Finishes SAT for RNZN’s ANZAC Frigate Program »

OSI Finishes SAT for RNZN’s ANZAC Frigate Program

As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC Frigate program, OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has successfully completed the SAT (Sea Acceptance Trials) of OSI’s Integrated Bridge System (IBS), or Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS).   Military integrated bridge systems are installed predominantly only...

Sep 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

USS Barry Pays Tribute to Ship’s Namesake »

USS Barry Pays Tribute to Ship’s Namesake

USS Barry (DDG 52) Sailors traveled to Philadelphia Sept. 7, to pay tribute to their ship’s namesake, Commodore John Barry.   They visited the site of the Commodore Barry Bridge and held a reenlistment ceremony at historic Independence Square, in front of their namesake’s statue....

Sep 19 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

 

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Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile Drills »

Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile DrillsCruisers and destroyers from Commander, Task Forces (CTF) 70 and a supply vessel from CTF 73, participating in exercise Valiant Shield 2014, conducted the missile...

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VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM Testing »

VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM TestingKongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the...

Sep 17 2014 / 1 comment / Read More »

Lusty Lowers Her White Ensign for the Final Time »

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