Retired Admiral to Receive 2022 Lone Sailor Award

The United States Navy Memorial will present United States Navy and corporate business leader, Admiral Thomas “Tom” B. Fargo, with the 2022 Lone Sailor Award at the 2022 Lone Sailor Awards Dinner on September 22, 2022. The Lone Sailor Award is given to sea service veterans who have excelled with distinction in their respective careers during or after their service.…

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HMS Chiddingfold Takes Part in IMX22 in the Persian Gulf

Mine warfare experts and divers on HMS Chiddingfold were given one of their most challenging workouts during the largest naval exercise in the Middle East. similar vessels from four nations participating in the huge International Maritime Exercise 2022 – involving 30 nations peppered around the Gulf, Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Chiddingfold found herself working alongside like-minded ships from Japan,…

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HMS Severn Trains Navigators off the Scottish Coast

Navigators of the future were put through their paces around the Western Isles, facing choppy weather and intense training. HMS Severn is the Royal Navy’s dedicated navigational training ship and has been off the coast of Scotland with her latest cohort of navigators. The specialist navigators course (SPEC N) is designed to train officers in directing task groups through the…

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First Underway for HMS Queen Elizabeth Since Deployment

HMS Queen Elizabeth has departed Portsmouth March 9th for the first time since her global operational deployment to the Indo-Pacific and back. The nation’s flagship has been alongside since December for essential maintenance following her seven-month mission, but now returns to sea to carry out vital training and exercises to keep her ready for operations. Captain Ian Feasey Royal Navy,…

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VSE Awarded US Navy Sole-Source Bridge Contract

VSE Corporation, a leading provider of aftermarket distribution and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for land, sea and air transportation assets for government and commercial markets, today announced that its Federal and Defense segment has been awarded a 12-month, ~$100 million contract by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). VSE is the current contractor providing Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Follow-on…

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Clemenceau 22 Support Operation EUFOR ALTHEA

While the international situation has deteriorated sharply in Eastern Europe, the carrier battle group (GAN) operates from the central Mediterranean, from where it contributes to the reinforcement of NATO’s deterrent and defensive posture on the eastern flank of the Europe. It participates in the Enhanced Vigilance Activities (EVA) system in Romanian and Bulgarian airspace while contributing to the EUFOR ALTHEA…

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PGZ-Miecznik Agreements With Type 31 Subcontractors

The PGZ-MIECZNIK consortium has concluded strategic cooperation agreements with industrial partners from Great Britain. The submission of signatures begins the preparation for production phase in the program of acquiring three multipurpose frigates for the Polish Navy. As a result of analyzes of materials provided by the PGZ-MIECZNIK Consortium in December 2021, the Polish Armed Forces made a preselection of preferred…

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Cammell Laird Enjoys Busy Year Supporting RFA Tide Class

Cammell Laird’s Defence Division has enjoyed a busy twelve months, as it continues to provide support to the four Tide Class tankers of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). The 39,000 tonne new build vessels came into service from 2017 and were built to replace the RFA’s single hulled tankers. Together with RFA’s Wave Knight and Fort Victoria, the four tankers…

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RAN Selects Silentium Defence for Passive Radar Trial

Silentium Defence has secured a contract with the Royal Australian Navy to explore application of passive radar systems for enhanced situational awareness in the maritime domain. Under the contract, Navy has engaged Silentium Defence in a gated process to design, install and evaluate its MAVERICK passive radar across a range of maritime applications. Dr James Palmer, CEO Silentium Defence said,…

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