Russia: Naval Ensign Hoisting for Research Ship Seliger

first_img View post tag: For Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Naval Ensign Hoisting for Research Ship Seliger Russia: Naval Ensign Hoisting for Research Ship Seliger View post tag: Naval View post tag: ship December 18, 2012 On Dec 25, Russian naval ensign would be hoisted on research ship Seliger which has successfully finished state trials…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, December 18, 2012; Image: Flot Industry news View post tag: Hoisting View post tag: Seliger Share this article View post tag: research View post tag: Ensign View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

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Friends, Family Embark USS Mount Whitney

first_imgMore than 400 friends and family members arrived on board the U.S. 6th Fleet flagship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) for a one-day Tiger Cruise in Gaeta, Italy, Aug. 5.Participants in the event, also known as ‘tigers’, received a welcome aboard package upon arrival which included a welcome aboard letter, a schedule of events and general information about life aboard the ship.Prior to getting underway, Capt. Craig Clapperton, Mount Whitney’s commanding officer addressed the crew over the ship’s announcing system. “I would like to thank all the family and friends for joining the crew of the world’s finest flagship Mount Whitney today,” said Clapperton. “It is a privilege for us to share with you what we do every day.”Shortly after getting underway, Tiger Cruise participants were briefed on general safety and security procedures for the ship and received a basic overview of the mission and history of Mount Whitney.After the briefs concluded, friends and family members were taken on a tour of Mount Whitney and were shown many static displays ranging from weapon systems to damage control equipment.One of the kinetic events guests were treated to was an aerial demonstration by an MH-60S helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28. Along with deck landing qualification practice, the tigers were also shown the search and rescue capabilities of the helicopter.“I thought the helicopter was cool” said Melania di Bonito. “It was amazing to see the Sailors in action and to see the search and rescue exercise.”The tigers also had the chance to enjoy a steel beach picnic on Mount Whitney’s main deck, put on by the ship’s supply department.“The picnic was great and the food was amazing,” said Erin Kleefisch, spouse of a Mount Whitney Sailor. “I appreciate the crew of Mount Whitney putting on this spread for us and it was fantastic having the 6th Fleet band perform for us throughout the day.”Mount Whitney wrapped up the Tiger Cruise with a few remarks by Clapperton prior to returning to Gaeta.Mount Whitney serves as the flagship for Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe. Pandolfe also serves as commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO; Joint Force Maritime Component commander, Naples; deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa.[mappress]Press Release, August 7, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Family August 7, 2013 View post tag: Navy Friends, Family Embark USS Mount Whitney Back to overview,Home naval-today Friends, Family Embark USS Mount Whitney View post tag: Defence View post tag: Friends View post tag: Defense View post tag: Mount Training & Education View post tag: Whitney View post tag: USS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Embark Share this articlelast_img read more

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Indian Warship Collided with Fishing Trawler

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Indian Warship Collided with Fishing Trawler December 25, 2013 Authorities View post tag: Warship View post tag: Trawler View post tag: Naval Indian Warship Collided with Fishing Trawlercenter_img Share this article INDIAN NAVAL SHIP TAWLARThe Indian Navy ship INS Talwar collided yesterday evening with a fishing trawler near Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, according to the Indian Express.The trawler suffered serious damage and sank after the collision. Four persons aboard the fishing vessel were injured.A Board of Inquiry, which has been appointed by the Navy, will investigate the reasons that caused the accident.This is the fourth incident in the Indian Navy this year.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 25, 2013; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Indian View post tag: Wishing View post tag: Collidedlast_img read more

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

first_img Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence MQ-4C Triton UAS Ends Cross-Country FlightThe MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River September 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the US Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet. View post tag: Top 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 Foreign Comparative Testing program. GD Wins $234.2 Mln Nuclear Submarines DealGeneral 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 for active nuclear submarines. NUSHIP Canberra Ends Final Sea TrialsWith final contractor sea trials now completed, plans are well underway for the majority of NUSHIP Canberra’s ship’s company to move down to the ship, which is currently berthed at Williamstown, Victoria. View post tag: Sep View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 2014center_img View post tag: week View post tag: 21% Share this article View post tag: 15 September 21, 2014 Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014 View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014 SINKEX Units Sink Former USS FresnoShips and aircraft sank the decommissioned former USS Fresno (LST 1182) yesterday, in waters 18,000 feet deep, 215 nautical miles northeast of Guam as part of the exercise Valiant Shield 2014.last_img read more

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Carl Vinson CSG Ends Mission. Returns to San Diego

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Carl Vinson CSG Ends Mission. Returns to San Diego View post tag: News by topic View post tag: San Diego June 5, 2015 View post tag: CSG View post tag: americas The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (CSG) returned to San Diego June 4, following a nearly 10-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.The Carl Vinson CSG includes the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), embarked squadrons from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 with the guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Gridley (DDG 101), USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Dewey (DDG 105).Aircraft from CVW 17 flew off to their respective bases June 3-4.Over the course of the deployment, supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria, CVW 17 successfully flew 12,300 sorties, including 2,382 combat missions and dropped more than a half a million pounds of ordnance against ISIS.Also during the deployment, Carl Vinson CSG, CVW 17 and DESRON 1 participated in exercise Valiant Shield, a nine-day joint air, land and sea cooperation training between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army to develop tactics techniques and procedures in a joint environment in waters near Guam. In May the Vinson CSG participated in a bi-lateral training event with Malaysian military air and surface units.[mappress mapid=”16155″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Carl Vinson Carl Vinson CSG Ends Mission. Returns to San Diego View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

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BAE Systems Awarded Further SRA Work for USS Sterett

first_img View post tag: work View post tag: SRA Authorities View post tag: News by topic June 24, 2015 BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair received a $13,5 million modification to previously awarded contract for fiscal 2015 selected restricted availability (SRA) for the destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). The SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military and technical capabilities.Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by February 2016.The Southwest Regional Maintenance Center, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.[mappress mapid=”16312″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Awarded Further SRA Work for USS Sterett View post tag: BAe Systemscenter_img View post tag: USS Sterett View post tag: americas View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy BAE Systems Awarded Further SRA Work for USS Sterett Share this articlelast_img read more

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Royal Netherlands Navy receives first hybrid tug

first_img View post tag: Royal Netherlands Navy Royal Netherlands Navy receives first hybrid tug Authorities February 23, 2016 Share this article View post tag: Damen View post tag: Swedish Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Netherlands Navy receives first hybrid tug The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) received the first of a series of three ASD TUGs 2810 Hybrid tugs when they sailed into the Den Helder harbor on February 20.This 29-meter tug is named Noordzee and is the first hybrid tug delivered to the Navy by Damen.At this time, the RNLN has four conventional tugs in Den Helder at its disposal. These older vessels, as Damen explains, do not have sufficient power to tug new ships such as the HNLMS Karel Doorman, HNLMS Rotterdam and the HNLMS Johan de Witt.Furthermore, the old vessels still make use of normal propellers with rudders with a restricted manoeuvrability and no longer fit the vision of sustainability that the RNLN has for the future.The ASD TUG 2810 Hybrid is one of Damen’s standard tugs and is provided with two rudder propeller units. The vessel is able to sail on full electric power by means of a set of batteries and a diesel-electric on the generator set. When full pull is required, both main diesel engines are used, giving a maximum bollard pull of 60 tonnes.In total, the RNLN, in cooperation with the Swedish Navy, has ordered five vessels from Damen, including the hybrid tugs. The two additional Swedish tugs are also of a standard design, but designed for operations in icy waters.The Noordzee was sailed by the RNLN from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to the port of Den Helder. The two other ships, the Waddenzee and the Zuiderzee will be delivered in mid-March and mid-June.[mappress mapid=”17729″]last_img read more

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Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles

first_img Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles for soldier transport View post tag: US Navy American defense contractor Lockheed Martin has received a contract to build Dry Combat Submersibles (DCS) designed to transport personnel to their mission sites while submerged.Under the terms of the $166 million U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) contract, Lockheed Martin will, together with Submergence Group, build as many as three DCS vehicles over the next five years.Lockheed Martin says these vehicles have longer endurance and operate at greater depths than swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV) in use.The vehicles will weigh more than 30 tons, be launched from surface ships, and be able to travel long distances underwater.Currently, personnel transiting underwater use the SDV to reach their final destination – the personnel are in dive gear and exposed to the undersea environment. DCS allows the personnel to get closer to their destination before they enter the water, and be more effective upon arrival.“These reliable undersea vehicles will protect personnel, ensure they arrive ready to execute their mission, and return them safely,” Erika Marshall, general manager and program director at Lockheed Martin’s site in Palm Beach.Work will be performed in Plymouth, United Kingdom, and Palm Beach County, Florida. July 22, 2016 Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Lockheed Martin Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin to build Dry Combat Submersibles for soldier transport last_img read more

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USS Carl Vinson begins deployment in January

first_img View post tag: USS Carl Vinson December 30, 2016 View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carl Vinson begins deployment in January The U.S. Navy’s 3rd Fleet announced that ships and units from the Carl Vinson strike group (CVNSG) will depart San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific on January 5 and 6.The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing 2, and embarked Destroyer Squadron 1 will deploy with Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108).Homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Michael Murphy will join CVNSG later as the strike group makes its way to the Western Pacific.CVNSG will deploy with approximately 7,500 sailors and will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. The strike group assets will conduct bilateral exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to include anti-submarine warfare, maneuvering drills, gunnery exercises and visit, board, search and seizure subject matter expert exchanges.center_img Authorities Share this article USS Carl Vinson begins deployment in Januarylast_img read more

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Artisan 3D radar completes three years of sea-based trials

first_img Artisan 3D radar completes three years of sea-based trials Authorities January 12, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Artisan 3D radar completes three years of sea-based trials View post tag: Royal Navy The BAE Systems-developed Artisan 3D radar system has passed its acceptance trials after three years of integration on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates.Artisan 3D has also been fitted on the new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth which is due into Portsmouth later this year.According to BAE Systems, the radar can monitor more than 800 objects simultaneously from 200 to 200,000 meters away – and cut through radio interference equal to 10,000 mobile phone signals.Under a £105 million contact BAE Systems will develop, manufacture and provide support for 19 of the radars for the Royal Navy until 2022.The company said the nineteenth radar completed factory acceptance testing adding that all 19 radars would be delivered to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) by mid-2017.In addition to the 11 frigates fitted to date, Artisan 3D has also been fitted on the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, a landing platform dock assault ship, a landing platform helicopter assault ship and installed at MOD’s land-based test site at Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth.Artisan will also be installed on the second of the new aircraft carriers HMS Prince of Wales, a further two frigates and a landing platform dock assault ship. Further trials will take place prior to each of the radars going into service. Share this article View post tag: Artisan 3D View post tag: BAe Systemslast_img read more

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