Category archives for: Operations

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 were aboard the helicopter have minor injuries and are safe. The helicopter appears to have developed a technical snag causing […]

USS Chancellorsville Test AWS Baseline 9A

USS Chancellorsville Test AWS Baseline 9A

USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) concluded a series of live-fire exercises to assess the ship’s newly installed AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) Baseline 9A, Sept. 5.   Chancellorsville is the first cruiser to receive the AWS Baseline 9A upgrade and its associated computing infrastructure and Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) capabilities. “The Baseline 9 upgrade gives us an incredibly […]

USCG Station Miami Beach Offloads 719 Kilos of Cocaine

USCG Station Miami Beach Offloads 719 Kilos of Cocaine

US Coast Guard Station Miami Beach offloaded approximately 719 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $23 million on Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida.   The offload is a result of a successful drug interdiction in the Caribbean Sept. 8, 2014. While on routine patrol, the crew […]

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 Command Center to notify them that they saw two men […]

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 operationally embarked in HMS Montrose. Over the past year 214 […]

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 on new build vessels – this is one of a […]

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. They left United States flags at each location to be […]

Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile Drills

Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile Drills

Cruisers and destroyers from Commander, Task Forces (CTF) 70 and a supply vessel from CTF 73, participating in exercise Valiant Shield 2014, conducted the missile exercise Sept. 16, to hone their ability to successfully engage airborne threats simulated by unmanned target drones.   “The MISSILEX has two functions – to test tactics, techniques and procedures […]

Coastal Riverine Positions Open for Women

Coastal Riverine Positions Open for Women

The US Navy announced this week that women can now be assigned to the Coastal Riverine Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (CRF JTAC) training and positions.   The 30-day Congressional notification requirement ended Sept. 15, which now opens 21 JTAC positions for the assignment of women. This decision is part of the Department of Defense’s […]

SECNAV Names New Sub USS Vermont

SECNAV Names New Sub USS Vermont

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony Sept. 18 to announce that SSN 792, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Vermont.   Mabus named the submarine to honor the longstanding partnership its namesake state has had with the Navy. “From our nation’s beginning, the people of Vermont have tirelessly […]

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