Indian Naval Ships Dock at Alava Pier

first_img View post tag: Dock View post tag: Alava View post tag: Indian View post tag: Pier Indian Naval Ships Dock at Alava Pier View post tag: Navy Five Indian naval ships (INS) with some 1,400 naval crewmembers docked at the Alava Pier here Tuesday morning after conducting a successful…By Anthony Bayarong (sunstar)[mappress]Source: sunstar, March 30, 2011; View post tag: shipscenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Training & Education March 30, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Naval Ships Dock at Alava Pier Share this articlelast_img

BSF Congratulates Ukrainian Counterparts

first_img Share this article View post tag: Congratulates Training & Education December 8, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Counterparts View post tag: News by topic Russian Black Sea Fleet (BSF) command on Dec 6 congratulated Ukrainian naval servicemen on 20th anniversary of Ukrainian Armed Forces. “We closely cooperate in providing security at southern frontiers of our countries and conduct full-scale interaction. Joint exercises, consultations, and festivities expand our partnership“, said BSF Deputy Commander Yury Orekhovsky addressing the solemn assembly of Russian and Ukrainian naval servicemen.The fleet’s deputy commander expressed hope that “such weighted and business approach” in relations between mariners of the two countries would be preserved in future.The meeting was followed by the concert given by Russian and Ukrainian song and dance collectives.Administration of Sevastopol, veterans, and public figures also congratulated Ukrainian servicemen on the remarkable date.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , December 08, 2011 View post tag: Ukrainian View post tag: Navy View post tag: BSF Back to overview,Home naval-today BSF Congratulates Ukrainian Counterparts BSF Congratulates Ukrainian Counterpartslast_img read more

USS Dallas Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London

first_img December 16, 2011 View post tag: Returns View post tag: Base Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Dallas Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London View post tag: Dallas Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Dallas (SSN 700) returned to Naval Submarine Base New London, Dec. 14, following a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.Dallas, which departed on its deployment June 14, conducted operations in the Central Command area of responsibility, supporting national security interests and maritime security operations.“I’m extremely proud of the Dallas and our Sailors,” said Cmdr. George Arnold, commanding officer, USS Dallas. “I’ve never seen a crew more dedicated and committed to the mission, whether that was operating submerged in a challenging littoral environment or serving as ambassadors of our Navy while on liberty.”During the deployment, Dallas visited ports in Rota, Spain; Toulon, France; Bahrain; Diego Garcia; Fujairah, Jebal Ali and United Arab Emirates.“The support we receiving throughout our deployment was phenomenal,” said Arnold. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Submarine Force leadership, 5th and 6th Fleets for their superb assistance, advice and guidance.”Arnold added that taking care of the Sailors’ families was a huge undertaking but superbly accomplished by the Dallas ombudsman.“On the home front, our ombudsman, Jill Henry, and the Family Readiness Group were truly remarkable. I can’t say enough about how they took care of the families and our Sailors,” said Arnold.Henry discussed the support role both the ombudsman and the families perform while their spouses are deployed.“I do my best to support and encourage the families so that they are able to stay positive and focused here at home,” said Henry.Henry added that it was nice to have Santa aboard USS Dallas as the submarine moored at Naval Submarine Base New London.With a successful deployment completed, Arnold discussed the team effort by everyone involved from sea to shore.“It’s important to recognize the significant contribution provided by dedicated Sailors working on Naval Submarine Base New London,” said Arnold. “The Regional Support Group and Naval Submarine Support Facility worked many long hours to ensure Dallas deployed in great material condition and they provided the technical support, parts and assistance to keep us in top shape while on station.”Arnold added that the backbone of their success was the training and advice from the Submarine Squadron 2 and Naval Submarine School.“The training and advice provided by Submarine Squadron Two and Naval Submarine School were essential; they helped us develop the skills and perspective to succeed in all of our endeavors,” said Arnold.Naval Submarine Base New London will welcome another Los Angeles-class attack submarine, USS Miami (SSN 755), back to Groton Dec. 15.Dallas, built by Newport News Shipbuilding and General Dynamics Electric Boat Division, is the first Navy vessel to bear the name of the City of Dallas, Texas.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 16, 2011; Image: navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: USScenter_img Training & Education USS Dallas Returns to Naval Submarine Base New London View post tag: News by topic View post tag: New View post tag: submarine View post tag: London Share this articlelast_img read more

USA: Raytheon Receives JTT-Sr Contract

first_img View post tag: receives USA: Raytheon Receives JTT-Sr Contract Equipment & technology View post tag: Navy View post tag: contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: JTT-Sr View post tag: Naval September 20, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Receives JTT-Sr Contract Share this article View post tag: Raytheon Raytheon Company has received an $8.7 million modification to a previously awarded production contract to provide the U.S. Navy with Joint Tactical Terminal Senior (JTT-Sr) radios that are compatible with the new Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB) waveform and contain the latest security, hardware and software enhancements.The radios receive and broadcast near real-time threat data from a variety of national and tactical sensors to joint service host platforms. The information, disseminated over Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) networks, provides surveillance reports and tracking in support of theater-based tactical situational awareness needs. The radios also provide critical ballistic missile defense support for cuing target acquisition systems and broadcasting missile detection warnings.“The Raytheon JTT-Sr provides full compatibility with all legacy IBS tactical networks as well as the new CIB waveform,” said Tom Shepherd, senior program manager for Tactical Communication Systems at Raytheon’s Network Centric Systems business. “The recent full certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command and security endorsement by the National Security Agency (NSA) make it the first terminal certified in support of the planned upgrades to IBS.” The JTT-Sr is the flagship of a long legacy of intelligence dissemination terminals that Raytheon has provided to the military for more than 25 years. Raytheon began intelligence dissemination terminal development in 1985 with the Commander’s Tactical Terminal. And now, JTT-Sr, one of the first fielded multi-channel, multi-waveform software-defined radios, provides this critical communication link.Raytheon recently completed upgrades to the JTT-Sr required to meet new security requirements and incorporate the next generation communication waveform at its Largo, Fla., facility.About RaytheonRaytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 20, 2012; Image: Raytheonlast_img read more

RN Survey Ships HMS Enterprise, HMS Scott Meet Up in the Middle East

first_img View post tag: UK Share this article View post tag: Naval HMS Scott and Enterprise, both based in Plymouth, sailed in company in the southern Red Sea, where Enterprise is gathering data and Scott was passing through to begin her three months survey work in the Gulf of Aden.With the Middle East winter sun giving their grey hulls a pale golden sheen, two old friends meet up 5,000 miles from their Plymouth home.The very nature of survey operations means the five ships in the Royal Navy’s globally-respected hydrographic squadron – HM Ships Protector (currently in the Antarctic), Enterprise and her sister Echo, Scott and Gleaner (the smallest ship in the Fleet) – spend long periods away, working independently.So this was a rare opportunity to refresh skills which are required when operating with other warships – Officer of the Watch manoeuvres to test the bridge teams and tactical (radio) and flashing light communications (using traditional lamp signals).Scott put her sea boat in the water to deliver a spare part for one of Enterprise’s satellite systems and while the transfer was conducted the ships manoeuvred in close company for approximately one hour. “Being in close company with another ship can be challenging and requires regular training to ensure it is done safely. It has been some time since Enterprise has had this opportunity, so to meet up with Scott – albeit for a short period – was extremely valuable for my bridge team,” said Lt Mark Wilton, Enterprise’s navigator.Enterprise is nearing the half-way point of an nine-month deployment picking up where her sister left off during 19 months data gathering east of Suez and in the Mediterranean. The ‘star ship’ of the hydrographic squadron has already discovered unknown wrecks in one of Dubai’s ports.It’s the first time in four years Scott has been east of Suez. She was the very last Royal Navy ship to deploy in 2012, leaving her home at 11.15pm on December 21 (fog delayed her departure, hence the very late hour).At 13,500 tonnes she’s the fifth largest ship in the Fleet and represents the Royal Navy’s only deep-water survey ship (Enterprise, on the other hand, specialises in gathering data closer to shore in shallower waters).The information both collect will be used to update Admiralty charts – used by mariners the world over – as well as give our warships the freedom of manoeuvre necessary to effectively counter the threats posed by piracy and terrorism, in order to safeguard maritime trade and global security.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 28, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Enterprise View post tag: RN View post tag: meet January 28, 2013 View post tag: ships View post tag: HMS View post tag: East View post tag: Middle View post tag: up Back to overview,Home naval-today RN Survey Ships HMS Enterprise, HMS Scott Meet Up in the Middle East View post tag: survey RN Survey Ships HMS Enterprise, HMS Scott Meet Up in the Middle East View post tag: Navy View post tag: Scottlast_img read more

USCG Takes Delivery of Fifth Fast Response Cutter

first_img View post tag: takes View post tag: Naval March 27, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today USCG Takes Delivery of Fifth Fast Response Cutter View post tag: Cutter USCG Takes Delivery of Fifth Fast Response Cutter View post tag: News by topic Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the MARGARET NORVELL, the fifth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard.The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger: “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time delivery to the Coast Guard. The MARGARET NORVELL was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, FL, and will be stationed at USCG Sector Miami. We are all looking forward to the vessel’s commissioning, as well as honoring and celebrating the heroic acts of Margaret Norvell.”The 154 foot patrol craft MARGARET NORVELL is the fifth vessel in the Coast Guard’s Sentinel-class FRC program. To build the FRC, Bollinger Shipyards used a proven, in-service parent craft design based on the Damen Stan Patrol Boat 4708. It has a flank speed of 28 knots, state of the art command, control, communications and computer technology, and a stern launch system for the vessels 26 foot cutter boat. The FRC has been described as an operational “game changer,” by senior Coast Guard officials.The Coast Guard took delivery on March 21, 2013 in Key West, Florida and is scheduled to commission the vessel in New Orleans, Louisiana in June, 2013.Each FRC is named for an enlisted Coast Guard hero who distinguished him or herself in the line of duty. This vessel is named after Coast Guard Hero, Margaret Norvell for serving admirably for 41 years with the U.S. Lighthouse Service in Louisiana from 1891 to 1932. Her devotion to duty saved the lives of countless sailors as she vigilantly stood the watch. Norvell served as keeper of both the Port Ponchartrain Light and the West End Light.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 27, 2013; Image: Bollinger View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: fifth View post tag: DELIVERY Industry news View post tag: fast View post tag: response View post tag: USCG Share this articlelast_img read more

USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Singapore

first_img View post tag: Stennis Back to overview,Home naval-today USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Singapore April 2, 2013 View post tag: Carrier USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) arrived in Singapore April 1 for a scheduled port visit.This is the JCSCSG’s first port visit since entering the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) March 26, after five months of operating in and around the Arabian Gulf.“This port visit to Singapore will be a welcome and wonderful experience for our hard-working Sailors,” said Rear Adm. Mike Shoemaker, commander, CSCSG. “It’s also an opportunity for us to further strengthen the long-standing and excellent relationship between our navies.”JCSCSG, consisting of Stennis, Carrier Air Wing 9, Destroyer Squadron 21 and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), is deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts to support regional security and stability of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 2, 2013 View post tag: Arrives View post tag: News by topic View post tag: John View post tag: Strike View post tag: Singapore View post tag: Defensecenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: C. View post tag: Defence Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Group View post tag: USS USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Singapore Share this articlelast_img read more

USS Tortuga Arrives Home

first_img View post tag: Tortuga Share this article USS Tortuga Arrives Home View post tag: Arrives View post tag: home View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: USS View post tag: Defense Training & Education View post tag: Navy Amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) returned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va., following a seven-year assignment in support of Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Oct. 22.Tortuga was relieved by USS Ashland (LSD 48) during a hull swap in which the crew of Ashland delivered the ship to Sasebo, Japan and returned USS Tortuga to her homeport – the culminating achievement of a four-month deployment.“This hull swap has been a year in the making”, said Cmdr. Brett Hershman, commanding officer of Tortuga. “Throughout the work-ups and transit [to Japan] and back…the crew preformed magnificently – I couldn’t have asked any more from them.”On June 27, the crew deployed from Little Creek aboard Ashland to deliver the newly upgraded ship to the Japan-based crew of Tortuga. Ashland recently went through the Dock Landing Ship (LSD) midlife modernization, upgrading legacy equipment and control stations with more updated, computer based systems.The swap between the crews took several weeks and included training, familiarization, and inventories in preparation for sea trials, crew certification, and Tortuga’s ultimate sail away and return to Norfolk.In addition to the crew swap, the commanding officers also changed platforms with Hershman taking command of the Tortuga, and Cmdr. John Barnett taking command of the Ashland.The Navy utilizes the hull swap program to maintain material-ready ships in forward deployed assignments, while allowing crews and their families to remain at the same homeport.“The [hull swap] process is regularly used by the Navy to transition ships from a forward deployed area back state side,” said Hershman. “Ships operating out of Sasebo have a very high operational tempo; periodically bringing them back gives us a chance to perform more extensive maintenance and routine modifications to ensure their continued value to the fleet.”Returning home to the Hampton Roads area after departing for Japan earlier this year, the crew’s deployment covered more than 21,500 nautical miles and included two transits of the Panama Canal.Upon Tortuga’s return, the crew will focus on maintenance and repairs. Tortuga will remain operational in the Atlantic fleet throughout 2014, supporting local operations, training exercises and remaining on call for any emergency requirements.LSD’s are designed to transport and launch amphibious craft and vehicles in support of amphibious assault operations.[mappress]Press Release, October 24, 2013; Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Tortuga Arrives Home View post tag: Naval October 24, 2013last_img read more

HMS Echo, HMS Enterprise Meet in the Mediterranean

first_img View post tag: HMS Enterprise Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Echo, HMS Enterprise Meet in the Mediterranean View post tag: Navy Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mediterranean The Plymouth-based ships have both had a busy few months – with HMS Echo spearheading the UK’s contribution to the search for the missing Malaysia flight MH370 while Enterprise evacuated 200 UK citizens from Tripoli several weeks previously.The pair met up as HMS Echo passed through the Suez Canal to begin the final leg of her 18 month deployment which, as well as assisting with the high profile disappearance, has included surveying the Gulf and Indian ocean.As part of the Operation Dragoon anniversary, the three Royal Navy vessels will join more than 20 ships and aircraft from a host of nations to support the event along with a French Navy Fleet Review on August 15.HMS Enterprise deployed earlier in the summer to continue with the survey work East of Suez but was retasked with evacuating British personnel from Libya, which has become increasingly unstable.She sailed twice to Tripoli and back to Valetta in Malta carrying just over 200 passengers – many of which were children – so that they could fly on from the Mediterranean island. HMS Enterprise will now take up her former tasking.[mappress]Press Release, August 14, 2014; Image: UK Navy View post tag: europe Share this article HMS Echo, HMS Enterprise Meet in the Mediterranean View post tag: News by topic View post tag: meet August 14, 2014 View post tag: HMS Echo Sister survey ships HMS Echo and HMS Enterprise have held a brief rendezvous in the Mediterranean to allow for a transfer of stores before going their opposite ways.last_img read more

SNMCMG1 Vessels Engage in Manoeuvre Exercise

first_img As part of Baltic Sea tasks, the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE provided a short update on the group’s operations.The Belgian minehunter Lobelia (M921), integrated in SNMCMG1, conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the German Navy’s Elbe-class replenishment ship FGS Donau. The vessels met in the Baltic Sea yesterday, January 28.BNS Lobelia later engaged in a manoeuvre exercise with the German Navy’s Mine Countermeasure Vessel M1093 Auerbach and Royal Navy’s HMS Pembroke in the Baltic Sea.SNMCMG1  recently changed command and is now led by the Dutch Navy. The German tanker FGS Donau is the new flagship of SNMCMG1.Besides BNS Lobelia, HMS Pembroke and FGS Auerbach, the group will soon consist of HNLMS Willemstad.SNMCMG1 is a multinational, integrated maritime force made up of vessels from various allied countries. These vessels (including their helicopters) are permanently available to NATO to perform different tasks ranging from participating in exercises to actually intervening in operational missions.Naval Today Staff, Image: MARCOM Back to overview,Home naval-today SNMCMG1 Vessels Engage in Manoeuvre Exercise Authorities View post tag: europe View post tag: Navy View post tag: Manoeuvre View post tag: Exercise View post tag: SNMCMG1 January 29, 2015 View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic SNMCMG1 Vessels Engage in Manoeuvre Exercise View post tag: vessels Share this article View post tag: Engagelast_img read more