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  • 10 June 2014
    Industry news

    On June 4th, 2014, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Sestri Levante, Genoa), there was the ceremony to mark the cutting of the first sheeting for the seventh Fremm vessel.   This is a further step in the European Multi Mission Frigate construction program, the most important joint initiative to date among European industries in […]

  • 5 January 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian government-owned shipbuilder ASC announced it would cut 130 jobs from its air-warfare destroyer project by the end of February. The cuts are due to a reduced amount of work on the three Hobart-class destroyers. The number of people required for work on the ships has been reducing since early 2015. ASC will cut some […]

  • 14 July 2011

      The Navy could be forced to slash its annual budget by $10 billion as the Pentagon pares its spending, defense insiders tell The Hill… By John T. Bennett (thehill) [mappress] Source: thehill, July 14, 2011;  

  • 24 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group has hosted a steel-cutting ceremony for the French Navy’s first Fregate de Taille Intermediaire (FTI) frigate at its Lorient site. The lead ship in the class, to be named after the French sailor and general Pierre-Alexis Ronarc’h, is scheduled to be delivered in 2023. The 4,500-tonne front-line frigates, equipped for anti-submarine […]

  • 28 April 2011
    Industry news

      Pipavav Shipyard has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Babcock Group, UK to work together to build next generation proposed airc… (myiris) [mappress] Source: myiris, April 28, 2011;

  • 5 April 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

      Spain plans to curtail its military budget on 12-14% in 2012, reports Jane’s Defense Weekly referring to national defense minister Pedro Morenes. At the same time, participation in international operations will remain “absolute priority” for new government, said Morenes. According to him, reduction of military expenditures goes with financial cuttings in other ministries. Through […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Turkey began construction of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship with a steel cutting ceremony on April 30. Based on the Spanish Navy’s landing helicopter dock (LHD) Juan Carlos I and designed by Navantia, the Turkish version of the ship will be named TCG Anadolu and have the pennant number L-408. Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries, […]

  • 8 April 2011
    Industry news

      The U.S. Navy is approaching its 60-month construction goal for its Virginia-class submarines, despite a recent redesign of the bow to accom… By Michael Fabey (aviationweek) [mappress] Source: aviationweek, April 8, 2011;

  • 7 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Construction of the final Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) took an important step forward today, as the Minister of State for Defence Procurement started a computer-guided laser to cut the first piece of hull. During a visit to BAE Systems’ Govan yard in Glasgow, Defence Minister Philip Dunne saw progress on the build of […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The construction phase for the Swedish Navy’s A26 next-generation submarine officially begins with a steel cutting ceremony on September 4. The world’s most modern submarine program has started at the Saab Kockums shipyard in Karlskrona, when the first steel for the new vessel was cut. A26, a next-generation submarine, has the ability to perform in all oceans […]

  • 24 January 2014
    Industry news

    A steel cutting ceremony of the Pakistani Navy’s 12-ton Bollard Pull Pusher Tug was held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) on January 20th.   High-ranking officials from the Pakistani Navy, government authorities and the Karachi Shipyard representatives attended the ceremony. The 16.89-meter long tugs can pull 60 tons and they are essential for […]

  • 10 February 2011

    Congress’ failure to pass a 2011 defense budget bill is jeopardizing the military’s effort to send more surveillance and attack drones into… [mappress] Source: navytimes, February 10, 2011;

  • 27 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Unless Congress takes action, over the next few weeks the U.S. economy will be hit with harmful automatic cuts that threaten hundreds of thousands of middle class jobs. President Obama yesterday visited, 26 February, shipyard in Newport News, VA to talk about what these cuts — which are known as the sequester. While the full […]

  • 12 June 2014

    U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Guam, and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-renovated Sumay Cove Marina on the base in Santa Rita, June 12.   The $18 million modernized facility improves quality of life for service members and families by offering fishing charters, […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Advance construction of the first in a new generation of US Navy ballistic missile submarines kicked off with a steel-cutting ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division. With the press of a button, a plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will be used to build Columbia (SSBN 826), the lead ballistic […]

  • 27 February 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation cut one of the first pieces of steel for the second ship in the Gerald R. Ford class, CVN 79, during a ceremony at the company’s Shipbuilding sector in Newport News. Rear Adm. Michael McMahon, program executive office for Aircraft Carriers, said CVN 79 will soon have a name and a crew […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Training & Education

    The Nightwolves of Carrier Airborne Warning Squadron (VAW) 77 will be formally disestablished during a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, March 9. The Nightwolves, a reserve E-2 squadron based at NASJRB New Orleans, have been responsible for various missions within the strategic reserve including counter-narcotics and human trafficking interdiction, disaster response […]

  • 8 February 2012

    HMS Protector, the Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship, has cut through the ice floes of Antarctica for the first time. The ship arrived in Antarctica for the first time two weeks ago after her long sail south from Portsmouth and is following up important survey work for shipping in the region with visits to remote […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert addressed the impact of Department of Defense budget cuts and the Pentagon’s “Pacific Pivot” shift in operational focus during a visit to San Diego Jan. 31. His visit to the San Diego area commenced with a mass reenlistment and all-hands call at Naval Base Coronado. Greenert then […]

  • 4 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia officially started construction works on the second Royal Australian Navy auxiliary and replenishment oiler (AOR) with a steel cutting ceremony on April 4. First steel for the ship was cut at the company’s Fene facility in northwestern Spain. According to Navantia, construction of both ships will require shipbuilders to spend an estimated […]

  • 12 July 2017
    Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony for the Italian Navy’s multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) at its Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on July 12. The approx. 200 meters long LHD will have a maximum speed of 25 knots and will be equipped with a combined diesel and gas turbine plant (CODOG). The […]

  • 3 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction works on the Royal Australian Navy’s new generation of offshore patrol vessels officially kicked off with a steel cutting ceremony on Wednesday. The steel cutting for the first of overall 12 vessels took place at Civmec’s Western Australia facility. Civmec will be responsible for building 10 out of 12 vessels under a contract signed with […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

     Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted on February 19 U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. The senator met with shipbuilders to discuss potential defense budget cuts and learned how they impact NNS’ maintenance and construction work. “Compared to the sophistication and the quality of the work that […]

  • 19 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine has started construction of the Royal Saudi Navy’s first Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ship. The “cut steel” ceremony took place on October 24. Delivered by Lockheed Martin as prime contractor, the 4,000-metric-ton MMSCs were ordered in 2017 under a foreign military sales deal. The program manager for the US Navy’s […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Poland’s Remontowa Shipbuilding held a steel-cutting ceremony for the second Kormoran II-class minehunter for the Polish Navy at its Gdansk site on September 18. The steel-cutting ceremony comes ten months after the lead ship in the class – ORP ‘Kormoran – entered service. The first of the additional two ships will be named ORP Albatros […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The construction of Royal Navy’s second of three River class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has reached an important milestone with the steel cutting ceremony in Glasgow today. The OPVs are part of a programme that has protected more than 800 Scottish jobs. The vessels are being built at BAE Systems’ shipyards on the Clyde as part of a […]

  • 31 May 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Trials have started on a new facility at HMS Raleigh which will be used to prove equipment for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers and future Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) vessels. The Heavy Replenishment-at-Sea (HRAS) demonstrator is being used to simulate the transfers of bulk stores and munitions to the new Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) […]

  • 23 April 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian shipbuilder Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC) is likely to lay off more than 200 workers as work on the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWD) winds down.  A total of 197 jobs, which the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union says are “permament, highly-skilled jobs”, will reportedly be cut. Work on the future HMAS Sydney, the final of three AWD […]

  • 7 November 2013
    Industry news

    BAE Systems has reached agreement in principle with the UK Government on measures to restructure its UK naval ships business, BAE Systems announced yesterday. The agreement will result in: Restructuring of the contract for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme. Provision of additional shipbuilding work prior to the start of the Type 26 Global […]