Malaysia: MMEA to Mobilise Ships and Fast Boats to Protect Nation’s Waters During Aidilfitri

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Malaysia: MMEA to Mobilise Ships and Fast Boats to Protect Nation’s Waters During Aidilfitri View post tag: Navy Malaysia: MMEA to Mobilise Ships and Fast Boats to Protect Nation’s Waters During Aidilfitri The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) will mobilise two ships and three fast boats to protect the nation’s waters against intrusi…(Bernama)[mappress]Source: bernama, August 18, 2011; View post tag: Boats View post tag: waters View post tag: fast View post tag: Aidilfitri View post tag: Malaysia View post tag: ships August 18, 2011 View post tag: Nation’s Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: protect View post tag: MMEA View post tag: during View post tag: Mobilise View post tag: Navallast_img read more

USA: General Dynamics Lands LPDs Contract

first_img View post tag: lands USA: General Dynamics Lands LPDs Contract View post tag: DYNAMICS View post tag: Navy General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. has been awarded a $29,238,918 modification to a previously awarded contract.The contract includes shakedown availability of USS San Diego (LPD 22) and the fitting-out availability of USS Anchorage (LPD 23).Specific efforts incorporate program management, planning, engineering, design, liaison, scheduling, labor, and procurement of incidental material in support of the post shakedown availability and fitting out availability.USS Anchorage (LPD-23), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Anchorage, Alaska.Anchorage’s keel was laid down on 24 September 2007, at the Avondale Shipyard in New Orleans, Louisiana, back then owned by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The ship was launched on 12 February 2011. She was christened two months later, on 14 May – the first ship christened by Huntington Ingalls Industries since Northrop Grumman spun off its ship-building divisions as a separate company. The ship’s sponsor is Annette Conway, wife of former Marine Corps Commandant General James T. Conway.PCU San Diego (LPD-22), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for San Diego, California. The city is the home of Naval Base San Diego, the Navy’s largest base in the Pacific, and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, the United States Marine Corps’ west coast recruit training center. The ship is designed to deliver a fully equipped Marine battalion of 699 officers and enlisted men.The work will be performed in San Diego, California and is expected to be completed by December 2014.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 22, 2012; Image: lpd22 View post tag: LPDs Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: General Dynamics Lands LPDs Contract View post tag: General March 22, 2012 Industry news View post tag: Naval View post tag: contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: usa Share this articlelast_img read more

Officers of Indian Navy, Coast Guard Graduate as Naval Observers

first_img View post tag: coast Officers of Indian Navy, Coast Guard Graduate as Naval Observers Back to overview,Home naval-today Officers of Indian Navy, Coast Guard Graduate as Naval Observers View post tag: Navy View post tag: Observers View post tag: News by topic August 27, 2012 Five officers of the Indian Navy and three from the Indian Coast Guard graduated as Observers at an impressive ceremonial passing out parade held at INS Garuda, the Naval Air Base at Kochi on August 24. Rear Admiral Ashok Kumar, VSM, Flag Officer Sea Training reviewed the parade and awarded the ‘Wings’ to passing out officers.During the 46 week course, the officers were trained in tactics employed in Air Warfare, Anti Submarine Warfare and the exploitation of ESM systems in addition to the basic training in Air Navigation and flying procedures. These officers would function as ‘The Airborne Tacticians’ onboard Maritime Reconnaissance and Anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Navy.While Lt Lalit Yadav was awarded the Uttar Pradesh Trophy for being first in overall order of merit, Asst. Commandant Kamal Adhikari was awarded Sub Lt RV Kunte Memorial Book Prize on being adjudged best in ground subjects.Addressing the parade after presenting the trophies, Rear Admiral Ashok Kumar, VSM, Flag Officer Sea Training, emphasised that Naval aviation is a prized asset of our forces, for no battle could be won without the vital inputs of the Naval Air Arm. He reiterated that with several new inductions on the anvil such as P8I and MRH, the future promised numerous challenges and added responsibilities to Naval Aviation as a whole. In order to exact the very best from Indian state-of-the-art inventories, he exhorted the budding aviators to strive towards high levels of professional competence. He advised the young officers to keep abreast with the developments in world, which is a must for personnel in uniform. He also advised them to be adaptive in any mission, for the complexities of war are various. Above all, the Chief Guest reminded the young graduates to be cognizant of the fact that herein after, they would be required to operate on missions independently and maturely without the supervision of their instructors. Mission success would be the singular aim of their every endeavour and that the basics imbibed herein would have to be built upon to achieve this goal. In conclusion, the Admiral again congratulated the graduating officers, the award winners and Office–in-Charge of Observer School on timely completion of course and presenting a spectacular parade.Captain H S Sapre, Commanding Officer INS Garuda was the conducting officer. The passing out officers were trained at Observer School, commanded by Commander Vijayant Singh.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , August 27, 2012; Image: Indian Navy View post tag: Indian Training & Education View post tag: Guard Share this article View post tag: Graduate View post tag: Officers View post tag: Navallast_img read more

USA: Navy Diplomats Visit Naval Air Station Pensacola

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Diplomats USA: Navy Diplomats Visit Naval Air Station Pensacola September 20, 2012 View post tag: air View post tag: Pensacola Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola hosted 20 members of the Corps of Foreign Naval Attaches, Sept. 16 – 18 during their fall tour of U.S. Navy installations.The diplomats come from a wide range of countries and backgrounds and are touring Navy commands in the United States to learn about the Navy’s capabilities and be exposed to the major cultural, industrial, governmental and historical aspects of the U.S.The senior officers represent Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Germany, Guatemala, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey and United Kingdom.The group visited the National Naval Aviation Museum and stopped in at Naval Education and Training Command headquarters for an overview of Navy training. At the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) they learned how the command works as the U.S. Navy’s agent for managing international training under security assistance and security cooperation programs. At the Aviation Rescue Swimmer School they observed how Sailors become rescue swimmers. They also toured and received briefs at the Naval International Training Center, Naval Aviation Schools Command and the School of Aviation Safety. At Naval Aviation Technical Training Command (NATTC) they saw how blended learning is used to train Sailors and Marines to become aviation mechanics and technicians. On their last day they saw the acrobatic maneuvers performed by the Blue Angels, the Navy’s flight demonstration team, during a practice show.The attaches watched aircrew water survival training, observed flight students learning about flight physiology, toured the U.S. Air Force 479th Flying Training Group and wrapped up their visit by taking a tour of Training Air Wing Six where they saw firsthand how students are taught how to fly not only in planes, but also with simulators. Rear Adm. Matthew Kohler, deputy director of Naval Intelligence, director of Intelligence Operations accompanied the group during their tour. “This is a chance for them to get a unique look at the Navy and how we train our Sailors, and many of these countries have their own sailors coming through these courses,” Kohler said. “It’s a great opportunity for them to get a firsthand view and understanding, and to take the messages back to their own countries. It’s a great occasion for us to show the international nature of the training that goes on in Pensacola.” “No matter how ‘virtual’ we get,” continued Kohler, “it’s the personal connections that are going to be very important as our nations continue to work forward in the future. It’s the relationship part that’s a very important part of this trip.”According to Debra Gustowski, deputy director of the Navy’s foreign liaison office, she has been bringing groups to Pensacola for several years to help them gain insight and ensure that U.S. Naval attaches are given the same consideration by their host countries.“This is the fourth time I’ve brought a group of attaches to Pensacola. They’re here to find out about the U.S. Navy. Concurring to the Vienna conventions back in 1960, agreements were made that each country would accept attaches representing individual services. Just like an ambassador represents a country they represent their navies. They’re here to collect information about our Navy and we provide that collection,” she said. “Another purpose is that we show them a good tour and they go back to their countries and say ‘my tour in the states was great, make sure you show the attaches in Berlin or London, or Dehli, or wherever, the same courtesy.’”New Zealand Navy Cmdr. Mathew Williams noted that some of the training is similar in the United States as in his country.“The blended learning is something we’ve embraced back in New Zealand. Aviation doesn’t take as significant a role since we are small navy, but we do have some aviation,” he said. “I think the blended learning solution and use of computer-based training in classrooms is very similar to ours. It’s nice to see the similarities in the way we train people.”Royal Navy Cmdr. Ian Atkins was astounded by the volume of Sailors trained at NATTC. “We are using the blended learning solution to a degree,” Atkins said. “What I’ve been most impressed with is the sheer scale of the number of people put through – about 35,000 trainees per year. To get that number of trainees to the right standard so they can operate effectively in the fleet, I think is extremely impressive.”The visit also holds special meaning for Atkins. “My wife’s grandfather trained here in Pensacola in 1941. When he returned to the UK he flew during D-Day and Arnhem,” he said. “In a way it has been a bit of a homecoming. My wife’s grandfather died in January, he was 97 and his wife, who is 94, had a heart attack yesterday and survived. It’s all good things and has been very poignant coming here.”The tour is conducted on behalf of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). The corps of naval attaches is a distinguished group of foreign flag and other senior officers accredited by the Department of the Navy and the Department of State to officially represent their CNO equivalents and governments with regard to naval matters and concerns. Historically, this prestigious assignment has produced many flag officers who have subsequently become their equivalent of our CNO or the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “It was our absolute pleasure to host Admiral Kohler and so many outstanding naval attaches representing our friends and allies from around the world,” said Capt. Christopher Plummer, NAS Pensacola’s commanding officer. “In my experience, naval officers around the globe share a common bond and a connection with the sea, creating an almost instant rapport. This group was no exception. I personally loved meeting and sharing sea-stories with this great group of naval officers and really enjoyed showing off this beautiful installation and all the fantastic stuff we do here.”The attaches will continue their trip through the United States with a visit to Jacksonville, Fla. before returning to Washington D.C.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 20, 2012; Image: US Navycenter_img View post tag: station Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Navy Diplomats Visit Naval Air Station Pensacola View post tag: Naval View post tag: Visit Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Russia, India to Talk Over INS Vikramaditya in October, Russian Defense Minister Says

first_img View post tag: October September 25, 2012 Authorities View post tag: India View post tag: says Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia, India to Talk Over INS Vikramaditya in October, Russian Defense Minister Says View post tag: Defense View post tag: Navy Delivery of aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to India will be discussed by representatives of both countries early in October…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, September 25, 2012; Image: Flot View post tag: INS View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Minister View post tag: over View post tag: Naval View post tag: Russia View post tag: talk Russia, India to Talk Over INS Vikramaditya in October, Russian Defense Minister Says View post tag: Russian View post tag: Vikramaditya Share this articlelast_img read more

USS Chancellorsville Finishes Live-Fire Exercise

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USS Chancellorsville Finishes Live-Fire Exercise View post tag: USS Training & Education April 10, 2013 View post tag: Live-fire USS Chancellorsville Finishes Live-Fire Exercise View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Exercisecenter_img View post tag: finishes View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defense Sailors aboard the Ticonderoga class guided-missile Cruiser USS Chancellorsville(CG 62) completed a live-fire test of the ship’s enhanced Aegis Combat System, during an at-sea test scenario April 2.Chancellorsville launched one Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) at an aerial drone where Aegis successfully detected, tracked and engaged the medium-altitude subsonic drone.This was the first time the upgraded Aegis weapon system developed by Lockheed Martin, also known as Baseline 9, was used to fire a missile.“While a routine event for an Aegis cruiser, the successful engagement shows Baseline 9 is on track to delivering on its enormous potential,” said Chancellorsville Commanding Officer Capt. Andrew Hesser.Four additional live firing exercises are scheduled aboard the Chancellorsville before the ship’s Combat System Ship Qualification Trial (CSSQT) begins later this year. The ship is the first of four Aegis cruisers scheduled for Aegis modernization.In a statement released by Lockheed Martin, Jim Sheridan, director of U.S. Navy Aegis programs for Lockheed Martin’s mission systems and training business, was quoted as saying. “Every day our customers face a growing number of threats from our adversaries, which requires a continuous evolution in capabilities,” said Sheridan. “Baseline 9 as part of Aegis modernization ensures we stay one step ahead of each of those complex and sophisticated threats at a faster pace and with more technological advancements than ever before.”Chancellorsville is part of Carrier Strike Group Nine, and recently concluded a maintenance availability to install the upgrades to the Aegis weapon system.U.S. Third Fleet provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy and leads through innovation.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 10, 2013 View post tag: Chancellorsville View post tag: Defence Share this articlelast_img read more

HMS Richmond Drops Anchor in Balboa, Panama

first_img View post tag: News by topic HMS Richmond Drops Anchor in Balboa, Panama View post tag: Defence View post tag: drops The visit will enable the ship to replenish, before she heads out to transit the Panama Canal, which celebrates its 100th birthday this year.HMS RICHMOND HOSTS VIP VISITWhat is more, the ship hosted official receptions and welcomed aboard numerous dignitaries such as the Minister of Security for Panama, José Raúl Mulino, Chief of the Security Council of Panama, Alejandro Garuz, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Panama, Dr Ian Collard and representation from the National Crime Agency.Commander Rob Pedre, Richmond’s Commanding Officer, said: “It was a privilege to host the Security Minister and I was delighted to welcome a broad cross section of the Panamanian Government onboard.This visit has provided an excellent opportunity to further invigorate our strong relationship with Panama.”The Portsmouth based warship sailed on August 5, 2013 for a routine seven-month Atlantic Patrol Tasking, which saw Richmond undertake maritime security operations, including counter narcotics and anti piracy patrols, as well as partnering up with a number of other navies to further strengthen mutual ties.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 21, 2014; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Panama View post tag: Anchor VIEW FROM HMS RICHMONDRoyal Navy warship HMS Richmond has paid a visit to port of Balboa, Panama on her way back from a seven month deployment to Atlantic Patrol Tasking (South) via the Pacific Ocean. View post tag: Balboa View post tag: UKcenter_img View post tag: HMS Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Richmond Drops Anchor in Balboa, Panama January 21, 2014 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: Richmond Share this article View post tag: Defenselast_img read more

RFA Fort Austin Takes Part in Persian Gulf Drills

first_img View post tag: middle east RFA Fort Austin Takes Part in Persian Gulf Drills A Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship has been at the heart of a major exercise to safeguard oil platforms and harbours in the Persian Gulf.RFA Fort Austin was used as a stand in oil platform during a recent International Maritime Infrastructure Protection Exercise which tested the skills of navies and coastguards from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, as well as the US, France and the UK.Using RFA Fort Austin as an oil platform, the remainder of the ships split into two groups, with one responsible for 360 degree protection of the ‘critical infrastructure’ from simulated aggressive attacks by the other group of ships.The protection operations provided a chance to coordinate tactics between the various nations and test communications protocols.The exercise was hosted by Combined Task Group 152 (CTF-152), part of the 30 nation Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), which conducts maritime security operations in the Gulf.Headquartered in Bahrain, CTF-152 sent liaison officers to sea in RFA Fort Austin, providing direction and guidance to the various ships in the task group.Captain Suliman Al-Enazi, Commander of CTF-152, said:The skills necessary to effectively protect maritime infrastructure are vital to regional navies. 2015’s maritime infrastructure protection exercise was a great success and I look forward to doing it again next year.Following successful completion of the exercise, representatives from the various nations came together onboard the 23,000 tonne Stores ship, RFA Fort Austin for a discussion of lessons learned for the future.[mappress mapid=”14976″]Image: Royal Navy Share this article View post tag: Drills January 28, 2015 View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today RFA Fort Austin Takes Part in Persian Gulf Drills center_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: RFA Fort Austin View post tag: Persian Gulf Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Takes Partlast_img read more

UK Border Force Joins Mediterranean Rescue Efforts

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: rescue View post tag: Efforts Authorities UK Border Force officers were among a rescue team that saved more than 100 migrants in the Mediterranean on Saturday, May 31.HMC Protector, one of Border Force’s cutters, was on patrol for Operation Triton south of Sicily when it was alerted by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre in Rome to a migrant boat in distress 60 miles from the coast of Libya.A total of 104 migrants have now been taken to Lampedusa, among them were 51 men, 50 women and three small children.HMC Protector and HMC Seeker, two of the Border Force cutter fleet, were deployed to Frontex’s Operation Triton in order to support search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.Immigration Minister James Brokenshire said:There have been some distressing scenes in the Mediterranean and that is why we agreed to enhance the existing Frontex operation, which Britain already supports, by providing two Border Force cutters.Image: UK Government View post tag: Border Force View post tag: News by topic Share this article June 1, 2015 UK Border Force Joins Mediterranean Rescue Efforts View post tag: Navy View post tag: UK View post tag: Mediterranean View post tag: europe Back to overview,Home naval-today UK Border Force Joins Mediterranean Rescue Efforts last_img read more

HMS Defender Heads for Middle East

first_img View post tag: middle east View post tag: HMS Defender Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Defender Heads for Middle East October 20, 2015 View post tag: HMS Duncan Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender sailed from Portsmouth, England to the Middle East to carry out security operations which will be part of her second major deployment.The crew of 190 left their home port, October 19, to take over duties from sister ship HMS Duncan and spend nine months working with allies in the Middle East and Gulf.The ship’s role will be to safeguard the seas and promote UK interests in the region by acting as a deterrent to illegal activities, protecting allied and merchant shipping and helping ensure that global trade can proceed without a hitch.HMS Defender is primarily designed to work as part of a carrier task group using her highly sophisticated radars and Sea Viper missile system to protect the carrier from attack by tracking and engaging several aircraft and missile targets at very high speed.In addition, Defender acts as a floating base for a Royal Navy Lynx Mark 8 maritime attack helicopter from 815 Naval Air Squadron at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset.The Lynx can hunt submarines and surface ships, act in a search and rescue role and offers force protection to the ship.HMS Defender will also carry both Royal Navy and Royal Marine boarding parties which can help to counter the threat from pirates, terrorists and smugglers.[mappress mapid=”17223″]Image: Royal Navy HMS Defender Heads for Middle East View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article View post tag: Royal Navy Lynx Authoritieslast_img read more