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  • USS Jarrett to Join Sister Ships USS George Philip, USS Sides

    first_img View post tag: George USS Jarrett to Join Sister Ships USS George Philip, USS Sides Equipment & technology July 5, 2011 View post tag: sides Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Jarrett to Join Sister Ships USS George Philip, USS Sides View post tag: Jarrett You might not see them, dwarfed among four mammoth aircraft carriers, but three frigates are also part of the Navy’s local mothball fleet. T…(kitsapsun)[mappress]Source: kitsapsun, July 5, 2011; View post tag: join View post tag: Naval View post tag: ships Share this article View post tag: USS View post tag: Philip View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Sisterlast_img

  • Singapore Armed Forces, US Navy Participate in Annual Maritime Exercise

    first_img View post tag: Armed View post tag: Maritime Training & Education View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Singapore Armed Forces, US Navy Participate in Annual Maritime Exercise View post tag: Naval View post tag: forces Singapore Armed Forces, US Navy Participate in Annual Maritime Exercise The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the United States Navy (USN) are participating in the 17th Singapore-US Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise from 15 to 29 Aug 2011. Similar to previous CARAT exercises, this year’s exercise will focus on honing conventional maritime capabilities such as anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare (ASW), as well as maritime air operations.Exercise CARAT 2011 marks the first time that the SAF is participating with Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Sikorsky S-70B naval helicopters. This will enable more complex ASW scenarios during exercises with the USN. This year, the SAF is participating with four ships, a submarine and 16 aircraft. The USN is participating with three ships, two naval helicopters and two maritime patrol aircraft. A total of 1400 personnel from both countries are involved in this year’s exercise.RSN Fleet Commander Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han and USN Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force 5th/7th Fleet Rear-Admiral Sean Buck officiated at the opening ceremony of the exercise at Changi Naval Base this morning. The SAF and the USN have conducted the CARAT series of bilateral maritime exercises annually since 1995. Exercise CARAT aims to enhance interoperability and professional cooperation between the participating forces of Singapore and the US.[mappress]Source: mindef, August 15, 2011; View post tag: US View post tag: participate View post tag: Exercise View post tag: Singapore View post tag: Annual August 15, 2011last_img read more

  • Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Submarine Arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor

    first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Submarine Arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor View post tag: Arrives View post tag: station View post tag: Japan Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) submarine, JS Mochishio (SS 600) arrived at Naval Station Pearl Harbor to begin their annual training exercises with the U.S. Navy submarine forces Oct. 31.Mochishio is here as part of an ongoing strategy of theater engagement, training and building partnerships. USS La Jolla (SSN 701) of Commander Submarine Squadron COMSUBRON) 1 will be the host submarine to the Mochishio during their stay.“Submarine Squadron One is happy to welcome JS Mochishio to Pearl Harbor and we look forward to their stay here for the next couple months,” said Capt. Stanley Robertson, COMSUBRON 1. “As a valued partner in the Pacific, these visits are important to develop friendships, mutual understanding and to ensure our readiness to face future contingencies.Commissioned in March 2008 and based out of Kure, Japan, the Oyashio-class submarine will be conducting both in-port and at-sea training on undersea tactics, anti-submarine warfare and wartime strategies. Continued joint training operations are essential aspects of maintaining strong relationships and enhancing interoperability with allies in the Pacific.“This visit is very important to the submarine forces and the main purpose is to train hard together with the U.S. Navy and learn from each other,” said Cmdr. Ume Hara, Mochiship commanding officer. “The outcome of all the hard work of both navies will make the Japan-U.S. relationship stronger.”La Jolla’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Jeff Bernard said he and his crew are ready and eager to work with the JMSDF.“The officers and crew of USS La Jolla are very excited and proud to be selected to participate as the host submarine, said Bernard. “We are looking forward to working with the Mochishio“.The upcoming exercises are designed to enhance the tactical proficiency of warfare capabilities in a variety of sea operations and strengthen their knowledge in joint training operations.[mappress]Source: navy, November 02, 2011; View post tag: At Training & Education View post tag: submarine View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Force November 2, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Pearl View post tag: Self-Defense View post tag: harbor View post tag: News by topic Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Submarine Arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harborlast_img read more

  • HMAS Newcastle Visits Namesake City

    first_img Share this article View post tag: HMAS View post tag: News by topic View post tag: City Over 2700 Novocastrians took the opportunity to cross the gangway of their City’s namesake ship during a three-day port visit.Families queued up to get a taste of naval life onboard HMAS Newcastle, with the demonstration of main weapons systems, a chance to sit in the Captain’s chair on the bridge and practical firefighting skills a highlight. $2000 was raised through the sale of ship’s memorabilia and a sausage sizzle during the Open Day.During the visit, the ship reconnected with their ship’s charity, presenting a $10,000 cheque to the recently renamed Newcastle Community of Schools – formerly The Hunter Orthopaedic School. Ship’s company visited the school to meet the students, before hosting a hands-on tour of the Adelaide Class Frigate for 55 students, families and staff in a reciprocal visit.Newcastle’s visit coincided with the 70th anniversary of Fort Scratchley firing on a Japanese submarine in World War II. To acknowledge the historical milestone, Newcastle exchanged a gun salute with the coastal fort on entering and exiting harbour, with Fort Scratchley raising the flag hoist ‘Our City, Our Ship’.Reflecting on a successful visit, Commander Anthony Campbell, Commanding Officer Newcastle said “It has been a privilege to return to our namesake city and restore the strong affiliations in this region. The enthusiastic response from the Newcastle community was reflected by the size of crowd queuing for our Open Day. The Ship’s Company are delighted to help the students of Newcastle Community of Schools, knowing that their donations make a real difference to their education.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff , June 15, 2012; Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Navy June 15, 2012 View post tag: Newcastlecenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Visit HMAS Newcastle Visits Namesake City View post tag: Namesake Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Newcastle Visits Namesake City last_img read more

  • USS Donald Cook to Enter Black Sea Today

    first_img USS Donald Cook to Enter Black Sea Today View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Donald Cook to Enter Black Sea Today View post tag: News by topic April 10, 2014 View post tag: sea Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval U.S. Army Col. Steven Warren explained the Navy vessel’s mission upon arrival to Pentagon reporters.“The Donald Cook’s mission is to reassure NATO allies and Black Sea partners of America’s commitment to strengthen and improve interoperability while working towards mutual goals in the region,” Warren said.The colonel noted that while in the Black Sea, the ship will participate in exercises and operations to improve interoperability, readiness and enhance relationships.The vessel left Norfolk, Va., Jan. 31 as the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed in Rota, Spain, to enhance security in the European region.[mappress]Press Release, April 10, 2014; Image: US DoDcenter_img View post tag: enter View post tag: Cook View post tag: USS View post tag: today View post tag: Black USS DONALD COOKThe USS Donald Cook is scheduled to arrive in the Black Sea today, a Pentagon spokesman said yesterday. View post tag: Donald View post tag: Defenselast_img read more

  • Zr. Ms. Evertsen Escorts Russian Destroyer Admiral Levchenko

    first_img Zr. Ms. Evertsen Escorts Russian Destroyer Admiral Levchenko View post tag: The Netherlands View post tag: News by topic View post tag: europe View post tag: Russian View post tag: Russia View post tag: Zr. Ms. Evertsen Back to overview,Home naval-today Zr. Ms. Evertsen Escorts Russian Destroyer Admiral Levchenko View post tag: Escorts Authoritiescenter_img The Royal Netherlands Navy frigate Zr. Ms. Evertsen escorted a Russian warship through Dutch waters on Sunday, July 6. View post tag: Navy According to social media, the Udaloy class Russian destroyer Admiral Levchenko was en route to her home port Severomorsk from the Mediterranean.Zr. Ms. Evertsen was given the task to intercept and receive the destroyer on the south side of the Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).The vessel then escorted the Russian destroyer outside the Dutch EEZ, where the UK frigate HMS Lancaster took on the escort task.The Royal Netherlands Navy permanently keeps a ship in Den Helder, prepared to take action in the North Sea.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, July 09, 2014; Image: The Netherlands Navy July 9, 2014 View post tag: Admiral Levchenko View post tag: Naval View post tag: Destroyer Share this articlelast_img read more

  • HMS Portland Sails to the Faroe Islands

    first_img Share this article View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy June 3, 2015 Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Portland Sails to the Faroe Islands HMS Portland has visited the Faroe Islands and became the first Royal Navy warship to visit the small island nation in 25 years.The frigate visited the Faroes – half way between Norway and the Iceland – for 48 hours while taking part in an anti submarine warfare (ASW) exercise in the North Atlantic.The short visit provided the ship’s company with a break from the 6 hours on 6 hours off routine they had been running during the exercise.The ship berthed in Kollafjørõur, a village at the head of a fjord 13 nautical miles from the nation’s capital, Torshavn.HMS Portland’s visit comes nearly 25 years to the day after HMS Brilliant was the last RN Warship to visit the Faroe Islands in May 1990.[mappress mapid=”16135″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Faroe Islandscenter_img Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: HMS Portland HMS Portland Sails to the Faroe Islandslast_img read more

  • Royal Navy’s Smallest Ships Sail with Three Cunard Queens

    first_img Share this article June 1, 2015 View post tag: Naval Authorities Royal Navy’s Smallest Ships Sail with Three Cunard Queens One of the Royal Navy’s smallest ships, patrol boats HMS Biter and HMS Pursuer, joined the Cunard Line for its 175th birthday celebrations on the Mersey.For the first time Cunard’s three Queens – Mary 2, Elizabeth and Victoria – were brought together in the city where the company began operating in 1840.It took three years of planning to get the liners in place and to choreograph their intricate ‘river dance’ – the three ships were just 130 metres (426ft) apart – in the Mersey estuary which remains a busy waterway.As a result, Biter and Pursuer were called on to make sure that other vessels didn’t encroach upon waters occupied by the cruise ships. The two patrol boats were ideal for the role as they were large enough to be intimidating to other small vessels on the Mersey, but fast and agile enough to move freely and quickly around.It was all played out in front of more than one million spectators taking advantage of the May Bank Holiday.[mappress mapid=”16120″]Image: Royal Navy View post tag: europe View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Cunard View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: Queen’s View post tag: ships View post tag: Smallest View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy’s Smallest Ships Sail with Three Cunard Queens last_img read more

  • HMAS Leeuwin Joins Fiji Navy’s Anniversary Celebration

    first_img View post tag: News by topic The ship’s company of Royal Australian Navy Hydrographic ship HMAS Leeuwin was able to share a significant milestone recently with Fijian Navy colleagues.As the Republic of Fiji Navy marked their 40th anniversary on 25 July, Leeuwin was undertaking a survey of uncharted Fijian waters.Leeuwin is currently deployed to Fiji and is surveying waters in the vicinity of Rotuma Island with members of the Republic of Fiji Navy. The information gathered will be used to update charts to provide mariners with confidence and allow an opportunity for economic growth through trade and tourism.Leeuwin is the first Royal Australian Navy ship to visit Fiji since December 2006, reflecting the steady increase in the navy-to-navy relationship since defence ties were re-established.[mappress mapid=”16646″]Image: Australian Navy August 12, 2015 View post tag: celebration Authorities View post tag: HMAS Leeuwin View post tag: Fiji Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Leeuwin Joins Fiji Navy’s Anniversary Celebration center_img View post tag: Asia-Pacific HMAS Leeuwin Joins Fiji Navy’s Anniversary Celebration View post tag: Anniversary View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

  • US Navy Certifies Latest Evolution of the Aegis Combat System

    View post tag: Aegis Combat System US Navy Certifies Latest Evolution of the Aegis Combat System January 12, 2016 Equipment & technology The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) certified the latest evolution of the Aegis Combat System – called Baseline 9.C1 – for the U.S. destroyer fleet. The Aegis baseline, built by Lockheed Martin offers advanced defense capabilities and enhanced integration with other systems external to the ship.“The Aegis Combat System Baseline 9.C1 offers unprecedented capabilities, including simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense,” said Jim Sheridan, Lockheed Martin director of Aegis programs. “This Aegis baseline also improves Aegis networking capabilities, allowing Aegis vessels to automatically coordinate defense with input from satellite and ground-based radar assets—forming a true shield of defense over a wide area.”Baseline 9.C1, also includes the most current generation of ballistic missile defense programming, known as BMD 5.0 Capability Upgrade, which offers the proven capability to shoot down ballistic missiles in both the exo-atmosphere (upper atmosphere) and endo-atmosphere (lower atmosphere). The BMD capabilities of Baseline 9.C1 are also present in Aegis Ashore, the ground-based missile defense program that is the second phase of the U.S. Phased Adaptive Approach to protect Europe from ballistic missile attack.Over the summer, the U.S. Navy and MDA conducted the Multi-Mission Warfare (MMW) tests to verify performance of recent BMD upgrades and are a critical part of the baseline certification process. Over the course of the four test events aboard USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), Aegis flawlessly detected, tracked, and engaged two Ballistic Missile and two air warfare targets. Each event resulted in the successful intercept of a single target.Aegis Baseline 9.C1 provides the U.S. Navy surface fleet with the most advanced air defense capability ever. Under this baseline configuration, Aegis merges BMD and anti-air warfare into its Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capability using commercial-off-the-shelf and open architecture technologies.The central component of the Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis BMD Combat System is the SPY-1 radar, deployed on more than 100 ships worldwide — the most widely fielded naval phased array radar in the world. SPY-1 capability has been greatly enhanced with the introduction of a new Multi-Mission Signal Processor (MMSP). Baseline 9.C1 improves radar resolution and discrimination abilities.As the Aegis Combat Systems Engineering Agent, Lockheed Martin leads the ongoing development of the weapon system for the U.S. Navy and MDA. Lockheed Martin pioneered the open-architecture software design of Aegis and each new program developed for Aegis becomes part of the Aegis Common Source Library, which allows the U.S. Navy and MDA to affordably and efficiently re-use and upgrade Aegis programing across a variety of defense platforms. Share this article View post tag: USS John Finn Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Certifies Latest Evolution of the Aegis Combat System read more