Category archives for: Training & Education

DCNS Ends Indian Navy Crew Training Sessions

DCNS Ends Indian Navy Crew Training Sessions

DCNS has successfully completed the operational and intermediate level crew training sessions of Platform Management System and Steering Console for the Indian Navy on 8th of August, 2014.   The trainings were conducted during five weeks at HBL, Hyderabad, for the crew of 1st & 2nd Scorpene® India submarines and MDL employees, for a total […]

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën Returns from Operation Atalanta

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën Returns from Operation Atalanta

HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën is on her way home after a successful three months deployment to the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, the counter-piracy mission of the European Union.   Before joining Operation Atalanta, the ship conducted two-weeks of pre-deployment training on her way to the Suez Canal. After a brief stop in Malta, the […]

HNLMS Van Speijk Joins EU Naval Force

HNLMS Van Speijk Joins EU Naval Force

HNLMS Van Speijk, the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) multipurpose frigate, arrived on the African east coast for her participation within the EU Naval Force.   However, before entering the area of operations further preparation was necessary: additional specific training for the mission and the integration of all attached units on board had to be executed. Integration […]

KAKADU Coalition Observers Tour HMAS Stuart

KAKADU Coalition Observers Tour HMAS Stuart

On Tuesday 26 August 2014, HMAS Stuart held a tour for the coalition observers participating in Exercise KAKADU 2014 to familiarise themselves with the ship while it was alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.   Stuart’s Commanding Officer, Commander Aaron Nye and the ship’s company welcomed the representatives from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, […]

HMAS Sydney and Stuart Hold Official Reception

On the first day of Exercise Kakadu 2014, HMA Ships Sydney and Stuart held an Official Reception last night alongside Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.   Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, Commander Australian Fleet, hosted the event and warmly welcomed representatives from the exercise’s participating nations including Bangladesh, Cambodia, Japan, The Republic of Korea, […]

HMAS Coonawarra Hosts Australian Navy’s Kakadu Exercise

HMAS Coonawarra Hosts Australian Navy’s Kakadu Exercise

Known as the homeport for most of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat fleet of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Darwin’s HMAS Coonawarra is currently playing host to the Navy’s largest multinational warfare exercise, Exercise Kakadu.   Coonawarra’s Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Mick Doncaster, described the opportunities of welcoming the Australian and international participants to such […]

Midshipmen Train aboard USS Pinckney

Midshipmen Train aboard USS Pinckney

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) welcomed 19 , from various ROTC programs as well as the U.S. Naval Academy, on board the ship the first part of August as part of their summer training cruise.   The midshipmen stood watches on the bridge, were given tours of the ship, sat in […]

USS America Docks in Valparaiso, Chile

USS America Docks in Valparaiso, Chile

The future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) arrived to Valparaiso, Chile for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 24.   America is currently on its maiden transit, “America visits the Americas,” testing the ship’s capabilities and strengthening partnerships within the 4th Fleet area of responsibility. During the visit, Sailors and Marines assigned to USS […]

723 Squadron Visits Darwin College as Part of Exercise Kakadu

On Monday 25th of August 2014, members of the Royal Australian Navy’s 723 Squadron visited the Good Shepherd Lutheran College in Darwin as a part of Navy’s community engagement during Exercise Kakadu 2014.   Kakadu 2014 is the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise for the year, occurring in and off the coast of […]

Australia Joins Humanitarian Relief Exercise Croix du Sud

Australia Joins Humanitarian Relief Exercise Croix du Sud

Almost 200 members of the Australian Navy, Army and Air Force are joining forces with personnel from across the region in a major humanitarian relief exercise in the South Pacific.   Exercise Croix du Sud, which is French for “Southern Cross’, is being hosted by France in New Caledonia. The scenario is based on the […]

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