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Modly Starts Summit To Push CVN-78 Faster

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly convened a “Make Ford Ready” summit on Jan. 9 to help get the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) transitioned to fleet operations as fast as possible. Modly first called...

Modly Starts Summit To Push CVN-78 Faster

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly convened a “Make Ford Ready” summit on Jan. 9 to help get the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) transitioned to fleet operations as fast as possible. Modly first called...

Japan to send destroyer, aircraft to Middle East

Japan revealed plans to send a warship and patrol planes to the Middle East in order to ensure the safety of Japan-affiliated vessels in the region. The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)… [[ This...

Navy’s Newest Combat Simulator Trains Its First Ships

The Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) launched its first training event inside the Navy’s newest combat simulator, the On Demand Trainer (ODT), onboard Naval Base San Diego and Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 6....

US Navy reaffirms 355-ship fleet need

The US Navy (USN) remains committed to reaching a 355-ship fleet, Acting USN Secretary Thomas Modly affirmed in his 9 January service Vector memorandum. “For the past several years the debate over defining what...

Guatemalan government inaugurates first shipyard

The Guatemalan government inaugurated on 3 January the country’s first shipyard (Astillero Naval de la Marina de la Defensa Nacional), in the navy’s Caribbean base in Santo Tomas de Castilla, a port city in...

Peru starts submarine Antofagasta modernisation

The Peruvian state-run shipyard Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) commenced the modernisation process of BAP Antofagasta (SS-32), one of the Peruvian Navy’s Type 209/1200 diesel-electric submarines, the service announced in late December. The...

Upgraded Ka-27Ms set to become operational in Baltic Fleet

Russia’s Baltic Fleet will declare its upgraded Kamov Ka-27M (‘Helix’) anti-submarine helicopters operational later this year. The fleet’s 396th Separate Naval Anti-Submarine Helicopter Squadron, based at Donskoye air base in the Kaliningrad enclave, received...

German Navy tender Donau to join SNMCMG 1

On January 11, the German Navy’s supply tender Donau (A516) will depart its homeport of Warnemünde to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1), the navy said. Donau, which… [[ This...

Brazil to operate UAS from ships

The Brazilian Navy will field its INSITU ScanEagle long-endurance fixed-wing unmanned aircraft system (UAS) from the Niterói-class frigates and Amazonas-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), the service told Jane’s . The UAS will be initially...

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