Greece: Warship Georgios Averof Turns 100

first_img View post tag: turns May 16, 2011 Training & Education Greece: Warship Georgios Averof Turns 100 View post tag: Warship View post tag: Averof View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Greece View post tag: Georgios View post tag: Navy The armoured cruiser Averof, the flagship of the Hellenic Navy for four decades until the vessel’s decommissioning in 1952, this year celebr…(ana)[mappress]Source: ana, May 16, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Greece: Warship Georgios Averof Turns 100 View post tag: 100 Share this articlelast_img

Italy: NURC Uses VideoRay ROV in Naval MCM-Neutralization Project

first_img View post tag: project Back to overview,Home naval-today Italy: NURC Uses VideoRay ROV in Naval MCM-Neutralization Project Research & Development View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic June 24, 2011 View post tag: MCM-Neutralization Share this article View post tag: VideoRay View post tag: NURC NURC’s mine reacquisition and neutralization efforts focus on Autonomous Surface Vehicle carrying and guiding an automated ROV (aROV) close to the mine target utilizing advances in sonar image processing and target tracking, autonomous navigation and control, and collaborative autonomous systems mission planning. NURC’s approach is to use modified COTS equipment to test new concepts inexpensively. In the presented concept of operations, an ASV reacquires a previously identified target (in the mine hunting phase) using its imaging sonar.NURC ANMCM-Neutralization conceptOnce the target location is known, an expendable aROV is released. The aROV position is determined from sonar imagery onboard the ASV. This minimal information is sent to the aROV via acoustic link so that it can converge towards the desired target. With this approach, complex and expensive sensors are removed from the expendable vehicle, which now becomes a simple actuation system that carries the neutralization payload, and this in turn greatly increases cost efficiency.[mappress]Source:  Nurc, June 24 , 2011; Italy: NURC Uses VideoRay ROV in Naval MCM-Neutralization Project View post tag: uses View post tag: ROV View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: attack View post tag: Indian View post tag: ‘Nerpa’ Project 971U Schuka-B nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) K-152 Nerpa has been leased to Indian Navy; the handing-over ceremony was held on Jan 23 at Zvezda Shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen (Primorsky Krai), an undisclosed informed source told Interfax.The ceremony was attended by representatives of Rosoboronexport, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Pacific Fleet (PF) command, and India’s diplomatic mission; it started at 10.30 am, local time (3.30 am, Moscow time). At request of the Indian party, press was not allowed to participate in the ceremony, said the interviewee.The submarine obtained the name of INS Chakra and will be controlled by Indian crew during the next 10 years without participation of Russian experts. The contract costs over $900 mln, reminds ITAR-TASS.The acceptance certificate was signed on Dec 30, 2011 in Russian Navy Main HQ. Nerpa was supposed to join Indian Navy in 2008, but an accident happened to the sub during sea trials in Nov 2008; 20 men died then and leasing date was postponed. Later on, it was changed many times due to non-availability of onboard combat systems, reminds Interfax.In Aug 2010, some media agencies reported that Nerpa had already departed for India; however, that information was refuted by Amur Shipyard and Pacific Fleet HQ.Nerpa will be the only nuclear-powered submarine in Indian Navy and be stationed at the Visakhapatnam naval base. Supposedly, the sub would be used as training platform for the crew of Indian-made nuclear submarine INS Arihant.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 24, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa Indian Navy Gets Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Nerpa January 24, 2012 View post tag: gets Share this article View post tag: submarine View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more

US, Indonesian Navies Protect Sunken Gravesite

first_img Authorities View post tag: US View post tag: asia U.S. Navy underwater archeologists, in conjunction with Indonesian Navy divers, have assessed in an interim report that the wrecked vessel surveyed in the Java Sea in June is “consistent with the identification” of the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston (CA 30), and that divers documented conclusive evidence of a pattern of unauthorized disturbance of the gravesite. View post tag: Navy View post tag: protect View post tag: americas US, Indonesian Navies Protect Sunken Gravesite Share this article “We’re grateful for the support of our Indonesian partners in determining the condition of the USS Houston,” said Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. “In my discussions with our Indonesian navy partners, they share our sense of obligation to protect this and other gravesites.”“Surveying the site, of course, was only the first step in partnering to respect those Sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the freedoms and security that we richly enjoy today,” he added.As part of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2014 exercise in June, U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) One Company 1-5, along with personnel from the Indonesian navy, surveyed the wreck during a joint training evolution. Over the course of 19 dive excursions, both ends of the wrecked vessel were marked with buoys and the exposed port side, as well as the deck, was documented using video recording.After analyzing all of the data, an assessment from the Naval History and Heritage Command concluded that all of the recorded data is consistent with the identification of the wrecked vessel as the former USS Houston.The site of the sunken ship, while a popular recreational dive site, is the final resting place of approximately 700 Sailors and Marines. The assessment noted signs that unknown persons removed hull rivets and a metal plate from the ship. U.S. and Indonesian representatives are currently coordinating to develop measures to prevent continued disturbance of the site.The assessment also said that “evidence suggests the unauthorized recovery of unexploded ordnance (UXO) from the vessel raising public safety and security concerns” and that there is “active seepage of oil from the hull.” Underwater archeologists are still working through data collected from the visit, and expect the final report to be completed later this fall.Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was sunk in combat during the World War II Battle of Sunda Strait in 1942. Capt. Albert H. Rooks, the ship’s commanding officer who was killed in action, posthumously received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism, while USS Houston was awarded two battle stars, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation.[mappress]Press Release, August 19, 2014; Image: US Navycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today US, Indonesian Navies Protect Sunken Gravesite View post tag: Navies View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Sunken August 19, 2014 View post tag: Gravesite View post tag: Indonesianlast_img read more

HMAS Huon Recognized for RENDER SAFE Op Efforts

first_img View post tag: HMAS Huon HMAS Huon Recognized for RENDER SAFE Op Efforts Authorities On 9 December, just prior to departing the wharf on patrol, HMAS Huon’s then Lieutenant Commander Richard Caton received a Silver Australian Defence Force Commendation for his achievements and commitment to duty during Operation RENDER SAFE 2013 and was promoted to Commander.Commander Northern Command, Commodore Brenton Smyth, and Captain Patrol Boats, Captain Bryan Parker, boarded the vessel to award the Commendation.Commander Caton was awarded a Silver Commendation from the Deputy Chief of Joint Operations for his “outstanding devotion to duty and delivering outstanding operational results as Chief of Staff to Commander Joint Task Force 663 during the planning and conduct of Operation RENDER SAFE 2013, the Australian led regional assistance operation focused on the clearing of World War Two remnants of war from the South West Pacific.”Commodore Smyth echoed the comments made in the commendation, noting Commander Caton’s extensive understanding of the region, knowledge of the South Pacific geopolitical and cultural sensitivities, and ability to engage fully at all level of government, helped maximise the impact of operations across Central Provence, Solomon Islands during the operational deployment.Commodore Smyth said:Not only did Operation RENDER SAFE 2013 reduce the threat from explosive hazards across areas on Central Provence Solomon Islands, it also enhanced the reputation of the Australian Defence Force and its allied partners across the South Pacific region.Commander Caton said that his task was facilitated by the outstanding efforts of Australian Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving personnel, as well as Explosive Ordance Device qualified personnel from New Zealand, USA, Canada and the Solomon Islands assigned to the operation.At the end of the operation more than 12,000 individual items of unexploded ordnance totalling over 20,000kg were cleared from waterways, farms, gardens and residential areas in the Solomon Islands. In addition, a number of schools, a women’s shelter and an orphanage had been rebuilt as part of the community outreach during the operation.He also noted that the clear lower deck had been probably the most embarrassing one he had been to.Huon departed on patrol, which would include a port visit to Dili, East Timor. the vessel will be operating in support of Operation RESOLUTE until February 2015.[mappress mapid=”14793″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy View post tag: OP View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: Efforts View post tag: Recognized Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Huon Recognized for RENDER SAFE Op Efforts View post tag: Navy December 22, 2014 View post tag: RENDER SAFE View post tag: Navallast_img read more

US Navy CNP Addresses Sailors Around the World

first_img View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: Navy February 4, 2015 Authorities View post tag: around Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy CNP Addresses Sailors Around the World View post tag: sailors View post tag: Addressescenter_img View post tag: world US Navy CNP Addresses Sailors Around the World View post tag: News by topic View post tag: CNP View post tag: americas US Navy’s Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) talked with Sailors around the world during an all-hands call broadcast live from Defense Media Activity at Fort Meade, Md., Feb. 3.Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Fleet Master Chief April Belo, the Fleet Master Chief of Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E), took the time to address Sailors from across the fleet and around the world through a myriad of channels, such as in-studio questions, satellite feeds, and social media.Some of the topics Moran and Beldo touched on are subjects of great importance to Sailors: pay, manning, advancement, tuition assistance, and physical readiness.[mappress mapid=”15029″]Image: US Navy View post tag: US Navylast_img read more

Most Read News, August 8 – 14, 2016

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Most Read News, August 8 – 14, 2016 Authorities Most Read News, August 8 – 14, 2016 View post tag: Most Read Newscenter_img August 14, 2016 Share this articlelast_img

Royal Navy seeking proposals for autonomous XLUUV

first_imgThe UK defense ministry is seeking proposals for the development of an autonomous version of an existing extra large unmanned undersea vehicle (XLUUV).The development would be part of a Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) multi-year themed competition which will seek to develop a platform to understand the potential capabilities of an autonomous vehicle.The contract will have two stages, a research, design and re-fit stage and a testing and trialling stage. In the latter stage, it is expected that the system will be tested in representative environments for extended periods; the sea trials in stage two may be up to two years.The navy says it is looking for a flexible UUV capable of hosting different payloads/sensors which will be used in a range of testing scenarios. This range of tests will determine capability limits of a UUV, to assist in the development of future requirements and the design of future capabilities.A total of GBP 1 million are being set aside for the first phase of the project, and a further GBP 1.5 million for the second stage.“Developing and testing the potential capability to deliver these future operational requirements is not possible with current Royal Navy assets and requires research and development of a larger more payload-flexible autonomous test system in partnership with commercial suppliers,” a call for proposals read.“It is envisaged that this will be achieved, for this competition, by re-fitting an existing large asset with an autonomous control system to develop a test-ready autonomous underwater vehicle.”The Royal Navy expects the future XLUUVs to possess payload-agnostic spaces of over two cubic meters and two metric tons. Further requirements include the capability to operate independently for a minimum of 3 months, an operational range of 3,000 nautical miles, covert intelligence gathering capabilities, and an anti-submarine warfare (ASW) barrier capability.Proposals for the project are due on June 11, 2019. More info can be found here Share this article Photo: The US Navy recently selected Boeing’s Echo Voyager design for its Orca XLUUV program Photo: Boeing View post tag: DASAcenter_img View post tag: Royal Navy View post tag: XLUUVlast_img read more

Royal Navy frigate escorts Chinese Type 052C destroyer through English Channel

first_img View post tag: Chinese PLA Navy Share this article Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster escorted a Chinese Type 052C destroyer through the English Channel as it was returning from Russia’s annual Navy Days event in St Petersburg.Fresh from a five-month patrol with NATO in the waters of northern Europe, Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster was activated to monitor the progress of the destroyer Xian.The destroyer transited the English Channel into the Baltic Sea three weeks earlier and was shadowed by Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans during that transit.“The Royal Navy routinely monitors other country’s warships through territorial waters as part of our ongoing mission in support of the defence of the UK,” said Commander Will Paston, HMS Westminster’s commanding officer.“The Xian conducted herself in a safe and professional manner throughout.”Westminster has been attached to a NATO task group since March and, most recently, has been honing her anti-submarine warfare skills off the west coast of Norway inside the Arctic Circle, as well as patrolling UK waters. View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: Xian Photo: Photo: Royal Navylast_img read more

Former USCG Island-class cutters arrive in Ukraine

first_img View post tag: Ukrainian Navy View post tag: Starobilsk View post tag: US Coast Guard Sloviansk (P190) and Starobilsk (P191), two former US Coast Guard Island-class cutters, arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, on October 21 aboard cargo ship Ocean Freedom.The boats arrived at their new homeport after being transferred to the Ukrainian Navy in September 2018.While Ukraine did not pay for the former cutters Drummond and Cushing, it did pay for transfer expenses and the subsequent training of Ukrainian maintenance crews.Sloviansk and Starobilsk arrived at the Odessa Sea Commercial Port from where they are to be towed to the naval harbor.Upon completion of the readjustment work, Island-class boats will begin their combat duty to ensure maritime safety in the waters of the Black and Azov Seas under the command of the Ukrainian crew.Island-class patrol boats are high-speed ships and were built in the late 80’s — early 90’s for the US Coast Guard. They can accelerate to 54.6 km / h.Manned by up to 18 sailors, including three officers, the boats are equipped with an automatic Mk 38 Mod 0 Bushmaster 25mm caliber artillery unit and two 12.7mm M2HV machine guns. The boats are also equipped with a radar station.32 Ukrainian sailors which have passed 10-week preparation for service on “Islands” have graduated from US courses in September this year. New equipment installed during the boats’ refits, and technical and training services provided by the Coast Guard were valued at $9.8 million back in 2018. View post tag: Island-classcenter_img View post tag: Sloviansk Photo: Photo: Ukraine defense ministry Share this articlelast_img read more