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BSF Ships Arrive at Novorossiysk, Russia »

Black Sea Fleet (BSF) landing ship Novocherkassk representing Russia at 11-th activation of the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group (BLACKSEAFOR) arrived in the port of Novorossiysk yesterday along with other participating ships. Prior to...

August 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to Get New Training Vessel

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to Get New Training Vessel »

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday announced that the Department’s Maritime Administration has secured a new training vessel for the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. In an agreement with the National...

August 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »
Riga Shipyard Delivers Patrol Ship Viesiteto to Latvia’s MoD

Riga Shipyard Delivers Patrol Ship Viesiteto to Latvia’s MoD »

Riga Shipyard today delivered Patrol ship Viesīteto to the Latvia’s Ministry of Defence. The building of patrol ship Viesīteto started in June 17th 2009, the vessel is third out of five new SWATH type patrol ships...

August 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »
Russia: CF Ships Finish Scheduled Exercise

Russia: CF Ships Finish Scheduled Exercise »

Caspian Flotilla (CF) surface ships have finished a scheduled exercise which included anti-mine, counter-terror, antiaircraft, and antiboat drills. The exercise was directed by CF Commander Rear Admiral Sergei Alyokminsky. Over 15 ships, boats, and auxiliary...

August 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »
USA: SAPR-L Training Sessions Continue through August

USA: SAPR-L Training Sessions Continue through August »

A Master Mobile Training Team (MMTT) from the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Task Force is continuing to offer SAPR-Leadership (SAPR-L) training via Defense Connect Online (DCO) through the end of August. The...

August 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »
BSF Diesel-Electric Submarine Alrosa Returns to Black Sea After Overhaul

BSF Diesel-Electric Submarine Alrosa Returns to Black Sea After Overhaul »

Black Sea Fleet (BSF) diesel-electric submarine Alrosa commanded by Capt 2 Rank Anton Zaitsev started an interfleet cruise from Kronshtadt to homeport Sevastopol. In May-June 2011, the submarine along with BSF rescue ships visited Spanish...

August 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »
USS Winston S. Churchill Aids Panamanian-Flagged Bulk Carrier M/V Belde

USS Winston S. Churchill Aids Panamanian-Flagged Bulk Carrier M/V Belde »

Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) rendered medical assistance to Panamanian-flagged, bulk carrier M/V Belde, Aug. 20, approximately 110 miles north of Socotra Island, Oman. At approximately 1:10 p.m. local time, Winston S....

August 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »
NF Task Unit Enters Atlantic

NF Task Unit Enters Atlantic »

Northern Fleet (NF) task unit consisting of landing ships Alexander Otrakovsky, Georgy Pobedonosets, and Kondopoga left the Mediterranean Sea last weekend and reached the Atlantic via Gibraltar Strait, reports Murmansk Review. According to the NF...

August 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »
HEADLINES

US Navy Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for AGOR Vessels »

US Navy Holds Keel Laying Ceremony for AGOR Vessels

The Navy held a keel laying and dedication ceremony for its two newest Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research vessels (AGOR 27 and AGOR 28)...

Aug 21 2012 / No comment / Read More »

UK: MoD Unveils Latest Future Warship Design »

UK: MoD Unveils Latest Future Warship Design

The latest design of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS), the next generation of warships, has been unveiled. The Ministry...

Aug 21 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Russia: Serbank Approves Two USD 509.8 Million Loans for Severnaya Verf Shipyard »

Russia: Serbank Approves Two USD 509.8 Million Loans for Severnaya Verf Shipyard

State-owned Sberbank has approved two $ 509.8 Mln loans for the Severnaya Verf shipyard, United Shipbuilding Corporation subsidiary, to be used in the construction...

Aug 21 2012 / No comment / Read More »

BAE Systems Inks USS John Paul Jones Repair Contract »

BAE Systems Inks USS John Paul Jones Repair Contract

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Inc., San Diego, Calif., was recently awarded a $36,825,375 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract to definitize...

Aug 20 2012 / 3 comments / Read More »

Hull of First of RAN’s New Amphibious Ships Departs Spain »

Hull of First of RAN’s New Amphibious Ships Departs Spain

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the departure of the hull of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) new amphibious...

Aug 20 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

USA: BAE Systems to Overhaul, Upgrade MK 45 Naval Guns »

USA: BAE Systems to Overhaul, Upgrade MK 45 Naval Guns

BAE Systems recently received a $25.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to overhaul and upgrade two Mk 45 naval guns bringing them to...

Aug 17 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Bahamas Gov’t to Spend USD 200 Million on RBDF Improvements »

Bahamas Gov’t to Spend USD 200 Million on RBDF Improvements

The Bahamas Journal reports that the Bahamas Government intends to spend up to USD 200 million in order to make physical and equipment changes...

Aug 16 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

AMSEC LLC Gets US Navy Contract »

AMSEC LLC Gets US Navy Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a task order under a previously awarded contract to provide engineering...

Aug 16 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

Video: USS Porter Collides with Japanese Oil Tanker, No Injuries »

Video: USS Porter Collides with Japanese Oil Tanker, No Injuries

The Examiner reports that a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Porter collided with a Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan near the Strait...

Aug 13 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

GDIT, U.S. Department of Navy Sign Contract »

GDIT, U.S. Department of Navy Sign Contract

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a contract in March 2012 by the U.S. Department of the Navy...

Aug 10 2012 / 3 comments / Read More »




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US Navy, Raytheon Start JSOW C-1 Integrated Testing »

US Navy, Raytheon Start JSOW C-1 Integrated Testing

The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target. “This flight test further demonstrates that JSOW C-1 can...

Aug 22 2012 / No comment / Read More »

US Navy Commemorates Women’s Equality Day »

US Navy Commemorates Women’s Equality Day

Commands are encouraged to celebrate Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26, as announced by NAVADMIN 251/12. Established by Congress in 1971, Women’s Equality Day was designed to commemorate the long struggle of generations of women to gain the right to vote. The observance also calls attention...

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USS Blue Ridge Departs Busan »

USS Blue Ridge Departs Busan

Sailors assigned to U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), embarked 7th Fleet staff personnel, and Marines assigned to Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Pacific departed Busan, Republic of Korea Aug. 20, after a three-day port visit focused on promoting goodwill. While in Busan,...

Aug 21 2012 / No comment / Read More »

PP 12 Arrives in Guam »

PP 12 Arrives in Guam

Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), embarked aboard Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Apra Harbor on Aug. 20, as it nears the completion of its nearly five-month deployment on the largest annual humanitarian civic assistance HCA mission in the Asia Pacific....

Aug 21 2012 / No comment / Read More »

USA: Navy Personnel Command Leaders to Meet Pensacola Sailors »

USA: Navy Personnel Command Leaders to Meet Pensacola Sailors

Representatives from Navy Personnel Command’s fleet engagement team will be in Pensacola, Fla., Aug. 28-30 to meet with Sailors and discuss the latest personnel policies and initiatives impacting the fleet. The team will discuss recently announced initiatives like Limited Directed Detailing, Chief Petty Officer (CPO)...

Aug 21 2012 / No comment / Read More »

USA: New MA Apprenticeships on the Horizon »

USA: New MA Apprenticeships on the Horizon

The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) announced Aug. 17 that two new apprenticeship trade opportunities are in the works for Navy Security Force (NSF) personnel. The apprenticeship will be open to all E-4 and above in select rates or those with select Navy Enlisted Classification...

Aug 20 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Russia: Navy HQ Works in St. Petersburg for 3 Months Now »

Russia: Navy HQ Works in St. Petersburg for 3 Months Now

Russian Navy Main HQ has been working in St. Petersburg for three months now, said Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov said on Friday addressing the keel-laying ceremony of conventional submarine Stary Oskol at Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard. According to Viktor Chirkov, by the end of August...

Aug 20 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

USA: NBSD Hosts ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ »

USA: NBSD Hosts ‘Hiring Our Heroes’

More than 500 people seeking jobs and nearly 60 employers came to Naval Base San Diego’s (NBSD) Anchors Catering and Conference Center to participate in the “Hiring Our Heroes” employment fair, Aug. 16. Hiring our Heroes began in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative by...

Aug 20 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

USA: Strike Fighter Squadron 11 Holds Areal Change of Command »

USA: Strike Fighter Squadron 11 Holds Areal Change of Command

The “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 held an aerial change-of-command ceremony in the skies above aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Aug. 16. Cmdr. Marcus Lopez relieved Cmdr. Daniel Sullivan as commanding officer. During the ceremony, Sullivan and Lopez flew F/A-18F Super...

Aug 20 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

 

 

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