Eye on the Navy

SeaBotix vLBV in Air-Deployed MCM Exercise

The SeaBotix vLBV300 ROV was recently part of a MCM test exercise put on by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit One (EODTEU ONE) in San Diego.

Russia Doubts France Will Cancel Warships Sale

A senior Russian official said on Monday he doubted France would cancel its sale of warships to Russia, despite coming under pressure from other Western leaders

Cameron Questions France's Sale of Warships to Russia

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday questioned France's plan to sell Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia, saying fulfilling such an order would be

Australian LCHs Bid Farwell

The Australian Navy’s three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels put on a proud display of thanks to the Cairns community, sailing in formation from the city’s harbor this morning.

Andrew Weir to Support UK Navy in Antarctica

Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process.

Manila Urges Unity in China Sea Dispute

The Philippines is pushing for a meeting among four Southeast Asian nations with conflicting claims to waters in the South China Sea so that they can hammer out a common stand in dealings with China,

UK, Spain Dispute 'Provocative' Gibraltar Naval Activity

The British government said on Thursday it had summoned Spain's ambassador over what it described as "provocative" activity by the Spanish navy near the disputed territory of Gibraltar.

HMS Queen Elizabeth Floats for the First Time

The U.K.'s largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has today been floated out of the dock in which she was assembled. In an operation that started earlier this week,

Seven NATO Countries End Black Sea War Games

Seven NATO countries completed naval exercises in the Black Sea on Thursday, officials said, in a signal of the alliance's resolve to support east European members

Boustead Signs $2.8 bln Contract with Malaysian Navy

Malaysian conglomerate Boustead Holdings Bhd said on Thursday it had signed a 9 billion ringgit ($2.8 billion) contract to supply six patrol vessels with littoral

Historic Navy Ship Baylander Shortly Open to New Yorkers

An historic U.S. Navy vessel that was originally deployed during Vietnam and later used to train U.S. helicopter pilots will temporarily dock at Pier 5 of Brooklyn

More than 1,700 Boat Migrants Rescued in 3 Days

Italy's search and rescue mission saved more than 1,700 migrants in the Mediterranean in the past three days and found one person dead on a half-submerged raft, the navy said on Tuesday.

Huge Hull for HMS Prince of Wales Ready for Delivery

BAE Systems informed that a huge section of the U.K. Royal Navy’s second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, was loaded onto a barge in

Warbreck Contracted for Nuclear Submarine Project

Warbreck Engineering and Construction, a wholly owned subsidiary of the HS Ocean Group of Companies, has been awarded a marine contract by BAE Systems for the manufacturing

Kemp: Pentagon Not Managing Fuel Market Fluctuations

The U.S. Department of Defense has been using the wrong oil price in its budget, leaving the largest single buyer of fuel in the world with liabilities potentially hitting billions of dollars.

Petro-Pirates Plague Busy SE Asia Lanes

In the dead of night, as his fuel tanker sailed through the narrowest section of one of the world's busiest waterways, Captain Thiwa Saman was wrenched from sleep and pitched into a waking nightmare.

U.S. Navy Surgeon General Visits the Peace Ark

  The U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, embarked the People's Republic of China medical ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866) for a tour,

Irving Welcomes Mi’kmaq Tradesmen to Halifax Shipyard

  Today Irving Shipbuilding officially welcomed four Mi’kmaq tradesmen to Halifax Shipyard as part of the contract awarded to Flynn Canada Ltd. for siding, cladding

Alion to Support Virtual Training for Antisubmarine Warfare

A $24 million U.S. Navy contract sees technology solutions firm Alion design and support live, virtual and constructive antisubmarine simulations Alion Science and Technology,

M/V Cape Ray: Last Stop for Syrian Chemical Weapons

As I write, the M/V  Cape Ray, a 648-foot roll-on/roll-off Ready Reserve Force ship is steaming under orders towards Gioia Tauro, Italy, to load hundreds of tons

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