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Category: Naval

Will Fracking, Climate Change, Solar Reshape US Security?

Energy sources and related commodities have driven national security issues ever since the modern nation-state was born with the Peace of Westphalia. Oak made Spain and England’s stout sailing ships. Water energy and wind...

HMS Iron Duke Hosts Navy Reserves

With a team of the Iron Duke’s Company returning to the UK prior to the end of the Ship’s deployment, an opportunity existed to use the vacant bed space to embark a small contingent...

Image of the Day: USS Mitscher Lights Up Its Mast

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) lights up its mast during night delayed landing qualifications with the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. Mitscher is… [[ This is a content...

HMS Kent Joins US Navy in Fight Against ISIL

More than 300 Royal Navy sailors, aircrew and Royal Marines have been supporting ongoing air strikes against ISIL forces in the Middle East as part of a US Navy carrier battle group. Portsmouth-based… [[...

USS Gary Makes Fifth Cocaine Bust

USS Gary (FFG 51), with embarked Helicopter Squadron Light (HSL) 49, Det. 4, and U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized approximately 580 kilograms of cocaine in international… [[ This is a content...

NASSCO Awarded USS Whidbey Island Repair Deal

General Dynamics, NASSCO, is being awarded a $16,9 million undefinitized contract action as a modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise option for repairs and alterations for USS… [[ This is a content...

HMAS Toowoomba Home in Time for Christmas

HMAS Toowoomba arrived home from a five month deployment in support of Operation MANITOU. The 191-strong ship’s company has spent 142 days assigned to the operation conducting maritime security and… [[ This is a...

USS Mesa Verde to Undergo Maintenance

Marine Tec, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $39,8 million undefinitized contract action as a modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19)… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS Peleliu Nears Its Home

USS Peleliu (LHA 5) is scheduled to return Dec. 24 to Naval Base San Diego from a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific. Upon return, the ship will make preparations to decommission in March…...

MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes First Ship-based Test Period

The Navy’s new, larger MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter returned from a five-day test period aboard USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) Dec. 19 after successfully completing its first ship-based flights off the Virginia coast....

LCS Embarks Three Different Mission Packages

Littoral combat ships have the unique ability to be part of customizable surface warfare, mine warfare or anti-submarine warfare mission packages, providing fleet commanders significant capability… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

USNS Comfort Undertakes Mass Casualty Drill

The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) held a mass casualty drill, Dec. 11, as the ship prepares for Spring participation in the humanitarian assistance deployment Continuing Promise 2015. During… [[ This is a...

UK Navy Recognizes 2014 Surface Fleet

Efforts to bring peace to the Middle East and fight the spread of Ebola in Africa have been singled out by Royal Navy commanders as the Senior Service recognises the best ships and units...

International Shipbreaking to Dismantle USS Ranger

The US Navy awarded a contract, Dec. 22, for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd. Under the contract, the company… [[ This is...

Babcock Awarded Contract for Carrier Engineering Support

Babcock has been awarded a 12 month contract to assist in designing the engineering support solution for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. Under the pound1.17 million contract the Ministry of Defence (MoD), Babcock...

Navy Awards Contract for Ranger Dismantling

The Navy awarded a contract, Dec. 22, for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd. Under the contract, the company will be paid $0.01, a...

USS Rodney M. Davis Ends Final Deployment

The US Navy frigate USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) returned from its final deployment to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans Dec. 19. During the six-month deployment, the ship and crew of more...

RCN’s first modernised frigate to deploy to Mediterranean

An updated Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Halifax-class frigate is making preparations for operational deployment to the Mediterranean in support of standing NATO maritime forces, officials announced on 19 December. HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337) will...

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