Category archives for: Research & Development

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 of Valiant Shield Sept. 16 and 18.   These WASEXs utilized joint assets to simulate long range strikes against hostile […]

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 plans to meet capability gaps. The conference also allowed for […]

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 option for engineering services and support of the AN/BVY-1 Integrated Submarine Imaging System and on board repair part kits.   Services will include design, development, testing, reverse engineering, technology insertion/refreshment, engineering […]

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 Officer, embarked in Larrakia, Lieutenant Commander David McPherson said his crew was looking forward to not only the challenges an […]

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 of an annual response exercise and included members of the Coast Guard 13th District Response Advisor Team, Pacific Strike Team […]

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 was welcomed by Capt. Pedro Gabriel Pineda Berdeja, 14th Naval […]

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 and logistical support ship Godetia (Belgium), minehunters Evropi (Greece), Duero (Spain), Grimsby (UK), Homburg (Germany) and Erdek (Turkey). The Second Italian Naval […]

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 of 11 SQN’s Crew Five flew to Honiara in Solomon Islands to participate in the activity, which is supported by […]

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 effort to promote maritime security, stability and prosperity in the MER. Toowoomba’s Commanding Officer, Commander Cath Hayes, said Toowoomba’s team […]

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 […]

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