Netherlands: Ilyshin II-76 Aircraft Picks up Replacement Lynx Helicopter for Figate HNLMS Tromp

first_img View post tag: Tromp View post tag: replacement March 23, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Netherlands: Ilyshin II-76 Aircraft Picks up Replacement Lynx Helicopter for Figate HNLMS Tromp View post tag: Helicopter View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Lynx Share this article View post tag: Ilyshin View post tag: II-76center_img Netherlands: Ilyshin II-76 Aircraft Picks up Replacement Lynx Helicopter for Figate HNLMS Tromp View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: HNLMS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Picks View post tag: Navy View post tag: Figate An Ilyushin II-76 transport aircraft left Leeuwarden Air Base for Djibouti today. The aircraft had picked up a replacement Lynx helicopter…(pilotsandplanesmilitary)[mappress]Source: pilotsandplanesmilitary,March 23, 2011;last_img read more

Russia: Zelendolsk Shipyard to Hold Keel Laying Ceremony for Counter-Terror Boat

first_img View post tag: News by topic (rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy , May 04, 2012; Image: navy View post tag: Ceremony View post tag: Zelendolsk Keel laying of the fourth Project 21980 counter-terror boat will take place at Zelenodolsk Shipyard on May 5, 2012… May 4, 2012 Industry news Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Zelendolsk Shipyard to Hold Keel Laying Ceremony for Counter-Terror Boat View post tag: Counter-Terror View post tag: Navy View post tag: KEEL View post tag: Boat View post tag: shipyard View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: For View post tag: hold Russia: Zelendolsk Shipyard to Hold Keel Laying Ceremony for Counter-Terror Boat View post tag: LAYINGlast_img read more

Chinese Navy Training Ship ‘Zheng He’ Visits Kochi

first_img View post tag: visits Back to overview,Home naval-today Chinese Navy Training Ship ‘Zheng He’ Visits Kochi Chinese Navy Training Ship ‘Zheng He’ Visits Kochi Training & Education Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: ship View post tag: Hecenter_img Chinese Navy (Peoples Liberation Army Navy- PLA Navy) Training Ship ‘Zheng He’ called at Kochi todate on 09 May 12. Rear Admiral Liao Shining Deputy Chief of Naval Staff PLAN was embarked on board as the Task Commander.His Excellency Mr  Zhang Yan, Ambassador of China to India also arrived in Kochi along with the Defence Attache of China in India Major General Cai Ping to receive the Chinese Warship.The Chinese Ship was received at the berth by Indian Navy Officials with Southern Naval Command Band in attendance. Later the Chinese Ambassador accompanied by Task Force Commander, Senior Captain Jiang Guoping, Superintendent of Dalian Naval Academy and Captain Fan Kuizu met Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande , Chief of Staff of Southern Naval Command and Officiating Flag Officer Commanding in Chief. The itinerary of the visiting ship at Kochi includes mutual visits, friendly sports matches and a joint Band performance at Sagarika auditorium. The Cadets on board the ship are also expected to visit the Maritime Museum at INS Dronacharya.Zheng He will leave Kochi on 13th May.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , May 11, 2012; Image: Indian Navy May 11, 2012 View post tag: Kochi View post tag: Navy View post tag: Training View post tag: Zheng View post tag: Chineselast_img read more

Norway: Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Norway: Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Contract View post tag: Signs View post tag: News by topic Industry news Bergen Group BMV has been awarded a contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces’ logistics organization for the ship technical maintenance of the Navy’s frigate class for the next two years. The contract includes an option for one-year extension for further three years. For the first two years, the contract has an estimated value of NOK 150-200 million.The project involves planning, coordination and implementation of scheduled maintenance, corrective maintenance and other additional work on the Navy’s five frigates. The work will mainly be conducted on the Navy’s main naval base at Haakonsvern just outside Bergen.The new frigates are highly complex vessels, and the implementation of such a project requires great demands on expertise, quality and documentation.“This contract represents a new and important milestone in the Bergen Group’s long-term strategy to develop the Group’s expertise and capacity related to complex maritime projects. The Navy is a demanding customer who challenges us constructively on these areas”, says CEO Terje Arnesen in Bergen Group.Bergen Group’s cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces has a history going back to 2002 when the yard took over the traditions of many years of collaboration between the Norwegian Armed Forces, BMV Laksevåg and the former yard Mjellem & Karlsen. In November 2010, Bergen Group was awarded the contract with the Norwegian Armed Forces’ logistics organization on maritime technical major overhaul of the F-310 frigate KNM Fridtjof Nansen. This project was completed in 2011. The new contract will mainly involve the same type of work on the other vessels of the frigate class.Bergen Group is an innovative supplier of products, services and solutions to the offshore and maritime industry. The group has 1,600 skilled and motivated employees associated with well-established companies strategically located in key areas along the coast of Norway. Bergen Group BMV, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bergen Group ASA, is located in Laksevåg in Bergen. The company has approximately 200 employees.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 7, 2012 View post tag: maintenance View post tag: Group View post tag: Bergen View post tag: Frigate June 7, 2012 Share this article View post tag: Navy Norway: Bergen Group Signs Frigate Maintenance Contract View post tag: contract View post tag: Navallast_img read more

UK, Australia Forge Defence Ties

first_img Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today UK, Australia Forge Defence Ties View post tag: Ties January 18, 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: UK UK, Australia Forge Defence Ties The UK and Australia will strengthen their long-standing relationship today with a new defence treaty to provide a framework for the many strands of co-operation between the two countries. The treaty, to be signed in Perth today, Friday 18 January, with the Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith, will see the 2 countries working together in areas such as cyber security, defence reform, personnel exchange, equipment, and science and technology.Defence Secretary Philip Hammond and the Foreign Secretary William Hague are in Perth attending the annual Australia/UK ministerial summit. Last year the corresponding event was held in London.During their trip, in one of the first examples of the closer relationship, Mr Hammond visited the Australian Naval Base and BAE Systems shipyard in Perth where they discussed a range of issues relating to the sustainment and development of Australia’s submarine programme and future shipbuilding.With both Britain and Australia due to build new frigates in the coming years, the Defence Secretary agreed with his Australian counterpart to explore the possibility of co-operation over mutual design work for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ship – a design that could meet the needs of the Royal Australian Navy.Mr Hammond said: “This government has made a concerted effort to renew and strengthen our relationship with one of our oldest allies. This defence treaty will drive forward closer co-operation on a wide range of issues, making our forces more interoperable and maximising our capabilities.Areas of potential co-operation include future frigates, with the Royal Navy’s Type 26 design, a cutting-edge blueprint that could be the first of many opportunities for future collaboration. In times of budget pressures for all nations, it makes sense to maximise economies of scale and work with our friends to get the best value for money on all sides.Australia is a close ally of the UK and NATO in Afghanistan, as in Iraq, and is a key partner in the Asia Pacific region. Many of today’s security challenges require a shared response, and the treaty therefore complements what we are doing in NATO.”During the visit, the Defence Secretary also visited the Australian HMAS Stirling Naval Base, the frigate HMAS Perth, the submarine HMAS Farncomb and the Henderson shipyard.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 18, 2013; Image: UK MoDcenter_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Australia Authorities View post tag: Forge View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Mabus: US Navy Missions Depend upon Proper Resources

first_img View post tag: Depend Mabus: US Navy Missions Depend upon Proper Resources View post tag: Ray View post tag: News by topic With members of the US Congress continuing to express concern about the impact of sequestration on the military, the US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a congressional panel on April 16th that the Navy and Marine Corps will be able to meet their current and future missions only with proper resourcing. “The department’s ability to meet the demands of today’s operations in support of our defense strategic guidance depends on anticipating and preparing for the changing geopolitical landscape and having the proper resources ready to deploy,” Mabus told the House Armed Services Committee in prepared testimony. “The department will continue to maintain the capabilities required to ensure that the Navy and Marine Corps is the finest expeditionary force in the world; however, proper resourcing is needed to maintain our capacity for global operations.”In light of a budget-driven, Pentagon-wide review of strategic priorities, he added, “everything will be on the table.”Mabus testified alongside Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, and Gen. James. F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps. All three leaders spoke of shortfalls and having to do more with less in the coming years if the hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts triggered by last month’s budget sequester remain. “We do it to the very best we possibly can,” Amos said, but he suggested that at some point, such cuts could undercut the rationale for having the Marine Corps, which is on a path to shrink from just over 202,000 Marines to 182,100.“The Marine Corps remains the nation’s ready hedge against unpredictable crisis, an insurance policy that buys time when hours matter,” Amos said. He cited yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon and the ongoing uncertainty over North Korea’s intentions to illustrate how an unpredictable and chaotic security environment demonstrates that “the need for this highly capable and ready force is more pressing now than ever.”Aware of the nation’s fiscal restraints, Amos said, the Corps will make hard decisions about what it needs.But he added that “with declining resources to address the emerging security challenges, neo-isolationism does not advance our nation’s national interest.”Greenert said shortfalls this fiscal year alone, while mitigated by congressional action last month, will be compounded if sequestration continues, leading to a $23 billion shortfall in 2014. The situation already has led the Navy to recommend cancelling one ship deployment to the Pacific, two to Europe and all but one to the U.S Southern Command region. “Overall, due to reduced training and maintenance, about two-thirds of the fleet will be less than fully mission capable and not certified for major combat operations,” he said, emphasizing that this state of readiness does not apply to Navy forces and assets supporting operations in Afghanistan. In addition, he said, discussion continues about the number of furlough days Navy civilians may be required to take between now and the Sept. 30 end of the current fiscal year.Other issues not directly related to funding, but which remain among his top concerns, Greenert said, include:A smaller fleet operating at a high tempo; Shortfalls in at-sea manning;Sexual assault, which he said affects about two sailors every day; andRising suicide rates.The Navy has implemented a comprehensive strategy for countering sexual assault, the admiral noted, and has stood up a task force to prevent suicides.The hearing follows President Barack Obama’s submission last week of a $526.6 billion defense budget request for fiscal year 2014, one largely consistent with the previous year’s, but delivered amid a budget landscape that envisions $500 billion in additional defense cuts over the next 10 years if there is no change in current law.If Congress does not act to change that, Amos warned, the Marine Corps will have to undergo “a top-to-bottom re-examination of priorities, missions and what it will take to continue to be the nation’s expeditionary force in readiness.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 17, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: resources April 17, 2013 View post tag: Secretary View post tag: Mabus Authorities View post tag: US View post tag: proper View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Mabus: US Navy Missions Depend upon Proper Resources View post tag: Navy View post tag: Missions Share this articlelast_img read more

Top News of the Week June 3 – June 8, 2013

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Top News of the Week June 3 – June 8, 2013 View post tag: the June 9, 2013 View post tag: of Share this article Authorities View post tag: News by topic Top News of the Week June 3 – June 8, 2013 Russian Navy to Recommission Three Submarines by 2014Three nuclear submarines of the Russian Navy currently under maintenance will be recommissioned by 2014, a Navy spokesman told journalists. The K-410 Smolensk cruise missile submarine, which is undergoing repairs since 2011, will resume its service in the Northern Fleet, the spokesman said.Russian Navy to Deploy 10 Warships in Mediterranean SeaRussian Navy is going to deploy about 10 warships to the Mediterranean Sea, reports Xinhua news citing Russian Defense Ministry. The task force which will feature anti-submarine ships, landing ships, auxiliary vessels, patrol boats and cruisers, will focus primarily on keeping a close watch on the situation in the region.Major Milestone for Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ship ProjectThe Government of Canada has selected a ship design for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Joint Support Ships. This represents a major milestone within the Joint Support Ship project, and it is indicative of the Government’s commitment to moving the project forward, and to making an investment in Canadian shipbuilding.USA: Navy Tests First Aircraft Carrier Countermeasure Anti-TorpedoUSS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) conducted the first aircraft carrier-borne end-to-end at-sea test of the Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) System, the Navy announced, June 6.HMCS Toronto Records Largest Hashish Seizure in CMF HistoryHer Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Toronto successfully disrupted her fifth – and by far the largest – narcotics shipment since March of this year as part of ongoing counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea.HMS Vigilant Recognized for Being UK Navy’s No.1 Ballistic Missile SubThe crew of HMS Vigilant received a trophy for being the Navy’s No.1 ballistic missile submarine – as proven by a successful test firing last autumn. The Faslane-based boat was awarded the SSBN Efficiency Trophy at a ceremony in her home port. View post tag: Top View post tag: weeklast_img read more

Top News of the Week Feb. 2 – 9, 2014

first_img Share this article View post tag: week View post tag: Feb View post tag: 2 TOP NEWS OF THE WEEKGeneral Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction of USNS John GlennGeneral Dynamics NASSCO today began construction of the future USNS John Glenn, the second ship of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program. The 765-foot long ship is scheduled to be delivered to the Navy in the first quarter of 2014. Ex-USS Forrestal Heads for ScrapThe first of the U.S. Navy’s supercarriers, the decommissioned USS Forrestal (AVT 59), lead ship of 56,000 ton-class aircraft carriers, is setting sail today, February 4, on its final voyage. Weather permitting, the ship will be heading for recycling at the All Star Metals facility in Brownsville, Texas.Keel Laid for Australian Navy’s Second AWDThe keel for the Australian Navy’s second Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) HMAS Brisbane was laid today at Australia’s premier naval industry hub, Techport Australia. The ceremony was presided by the Australian Minister of Defence Senator the Hon David Johnston. Chinese Subs to Come within Striking Range of USThe Chinese Navy is gearing up to send two Jin-class submarines, carrying nuclear missiles, to patrol through the northern Pacific Ocean, according to USNI News.Indian Navy Ship Runs AgroundAn Indian Navy ship has run aground off the coast of Vishakapatnam, India sustaining damages, the Press Trust of India reports.   The ship is said to be a Magar-class Landing Ship Tanker (LST), used for amphibious warfare.US Warships Enter Black Sea ahead of Olympic Gameshe US Navy warship, USS Mount Whitney sailed into the Black Sea today, the Voice of Russia reports.    Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Top View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Top News of the Week Feb. 2 – 9, 2014 February 9, 2014 View post tag: of View post tag: the Back to overview,Home naval-today Top News of the Week Feb. 2 – 9, 2014 View post tag: 9 View post tag: 2014last_img read more

USS Theodore Roosevelt Highlights Dangers of Drinking and Driving

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval June 12, 2014 The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (CVN 71) Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) held an event in the ship’s hangar bay June 8, to highlight the dangers of drinking and driving. View post tag: Drinking Authorities USS Theodore Roosevelt Highlights Dangers of Drinking and Driving Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt Highlights Dangers of Drinking and Driving center_img View post tag: HIGHLIGHT Sailors wore goggles that simulated the effects of alcohol on a person’s vision while driving a tricycle through a series of cones.“Not only has this event been a morale booster, but it has been an eye-opening experience,” said Sonar Technician (Surface) 2nd Class Dimensia Streeter, a CSADD volunteer and participant in the event. “This has shown Sailors how bad drinking really affects their vision.”Sailors drove the course until they made a mistake and were then pulled over by a CSADD volunteer and given a mock field sobriety test.“Not only are Sailors able to have fun, but they are able to see how dangerous it is to drive under the influence,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Equipment) 1st Class Craig Pasqual, from the Safety Department aboard TR.The event also reminded Sailors that if they are going to drink to do so responsibly.“The event helps to reinforce the Safe Ride program and to influence Sailors helping Sailors,” said Pasqual. “It reminds Sailors to be responsible when drinking and look out for their shipmates. If they are going to drink use a designated driver or make use of their Safe Ride card.”[mappress]Press Release, June 12, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: driving Share this article View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt View post tag: Dangerslast_img read more

NAVFAC Awards Refurbishment Deal

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today NAVFAC Awards Refurbishment Deal View post tag: deal View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Refurbishment View post tag: NAVFAC View post tag: Cuba December 3, 2014 View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas Share this article Authorities NAVFAC Awards Refurbishment Deal View post tag: Naval Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $7.72 million firm-fixed-price task order Nov. 21 for the refurbishment of Taurman Avenue electrical substation at Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.Islands Mechanical Contractor, Inc., a small business based in Middleburg, Florida, was awarded the contract.NS Guantanamo Bay Commanding Officer Capt. J.R. Nettleton said:The award to replace Taurman substation is a major milestone that will improve energy conservation and reliability for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay and its Supported Commands.Recent engineering and inspection reports determined that existing substation equipment and insulators at the Taurman Avenue substation have deteriorated and need to be replaced. Some of the existing equipment is original to the construction of this substation, which was placed into service in the 1960s, while other equipment was replaced when the substation was renovated in the 1970s.NS Guantanamo Bay Public Works Officer Cmdr. Ronald Jenkins said:Instead of replacing the deteriorated equipment while continuing operations to serve the distribution loads, this project replaces the existing infrastructure by providing a new outdoor substation adjacent to the existing substation.The task order calls for the design and construction of new outdoor substation infrastructure to recapitalize the existing outdoor substation.Work is expected to be completed by August 2016.[mappress mapid=”14602″]Press release, Image: US Navy View post tag: awardslast_img read more