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  • 28 September 2015

    The German Navy’s frigate Bayern will soon change command in a ceremony to be held on October 1, 2015. During the event Commander Frank Fähnrich will transfer his duties to commander Markus Brüggemeier aboard the frigate. Fähnrich served as the Commander of FGS Bayern since April 2014. His successor, Commander Brüggemeier, has already been an executive officer of frigate Köln in Wilhelmshaven. […]

  • 27 November 2015

    A frigate, four to six reconnaissance aircraft, and aerial replenishment of French fighter jets will be the German contribution to the French fight against ISIS. The German government appropriated these assets one day after the meeting between the French President Francois Hollande and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that a […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Chinese Navy has received a new-generation indigenously-built guided missile frigate, the People’s Liberation Army official news site said yesterday, February 24. The new 140-meter long and 16-meter wide vessel was named Xiangtan, after a city in the Chinese Hunan Province. The report further said said that the new ship has strong remote surveillance and anti-aircraft […]

  • 2 December 2016

    Members of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee have urged lawmakers not to approve the U.S. Navy’s block buy request for the acquisition of frigates and thereby keep oversight of the potentially worrying program. During a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting on Thursday, Paul L. Francis, Government Accountability Office (GAO) managing director, acquisition and sourcing management, said […]

  • 24 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced today that it signed a contract to build two 2,600 ton frigates for Philippine Navy. The frigates will be designed as a smaller version of the Incheon-class frigate which is already in service with the Republic of Korea Navy. According to HHI, the 107 meter frigates will be propelled with a […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japan’s defense ministry has awarded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries a contract to build the first two of a new class of multirole frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), the shipbuilder announced on November 1. The new class of 3,900-ton ships is expected to comprise a total of four vessels. MHI did not reveal […]

  • 20 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As part of its deployment to EU Naval Forces’ mission in the Horn of Africa, the Spanish Navy’s frigate Victoria was on a visit to the Seychelles archipelago between October 16 and 19. During its stay in port of Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, the vessel welcomed aboard the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Spain to the Republic of Seychelles, Capt. […]

  • 13 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy wants to increase the anti-air warfare capabilities of the future frigate and is looking at having more than the current two hull designs for consideration, according to several media reports. The new plans would break away from previous ones that included simply up-gunning and up-sizing the two littoral combat ship designs currently […]

  • 13 September 2011
    Training & Education

      USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) departed Mauritius after an eight-day goodwill port visit as part of their involvement with Africa Partnership Station (APS) East’s hub, Sept. 12. The visit featured on board classroom training in critical shipboard areas of damage control and fire fighting, search and rescue planning and electrical maintenance. A two-day […]

  • 12 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Philippine Navy’s two new frigates, currently under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, are to be fitted with torpedo launcher systems (TLS) delivered by British company SEA. Announcing the contract on September 11, the company said the systems will be similar to those in service with the Royal Navy and those being […]

  • 4 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy is slowing down its frigate procurement, taking more time to thoroughly evaluate the requirements for the program. Speaking at the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee, Rear Admiral Ron Boxall, U.S. Navy head of surface warfare, and Rear Admiral John Neagley, LCS program executive officer, said the awarding of a detail design and […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In collaboration with the French defence procurement agency (DGA), DCNS has unveiled the French Navy’s new FTI (Fregate de Taille Intermediaire) medium-size frigate design at Euronaval in Paris, France. According to DCNS, the 4,000-tonne front-line frigate will be equipped for anti-submarine warfare with widened self-defence and commando-projection capacities. The FTI will integrate the Thales Sea Fire four flat antenna radar […]

  • 13 December 2018

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received a KRW 633.5 billion (USD 562.9 million) order to build two frigates for the country’s navy.  On December 12, 2018, the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) awarded the contract to HHI. The ships will be the seventh and eight units within the Republic of Korean […]

  • 13 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Reducing the service life of major Royal Australian Navy ships from 30 to 20 years could prove beneficial both for the navy and the Australian shipbuilding industry, a study carried out by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) suggests. The study was done in light of current Australian Navy shipbuilding plans with the acquisition of Future […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS opened a new office in Bogota, Colombia, hoping to bolster its chances in securing work on the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition programme. Under the programme, Colombia plans to acquire four frigates to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. Olivier Michel, DCNS […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The SEA 5000 Phase 1 (Future Frigate Design and Construction) project brought on board two human factor scientists to make sure that the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigate operations room support effective and efficient RAN operations. Defence scientists Susan Cockshell and Kingsley Fletcher are human factors scientists that were also involved in the redesign of the RAN Anzac […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In the first Newsletter of the year, the German Navy has revealed technical details and the construction progress of the four F 125-Class frigates which are to replace the eight Bremen-Class frigates currently in service of the German Navy. So far, the first ship, Baden-Württemberg (F 222) has been launched and is scheduled to be delivered to […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Industry news

    Turkish shipbuilder STM said it has offered its solutions for the Colombian Navy’s Plataforma Estratégica de Superficie (PES) frigate acquisition program at the Colombiamar 2017 trade fair and congress. Colombia plans to acquire four frigates under the PES program to replace the existing Almirante Padilla-class vessels, which are expected to be decommissioned in 2024. While STM did […]

  • 12 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Belgian Navy’s frigate Leopold I officially joined EUNAVFOR MED Operation Sophia on October 10. The Belgian ship will work together with the other ships already deployed in the region. On 7 October, as announced by the EU Political and Security Committee, Operation EUNAVFOR MED – Operation Sophia moved to its second phase which will allow for […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded French defence company Thales a £19 (approx. $26.4) million contract to perform a mid-life update to the External Communications Voice Distribution and Management System (called KMY) for the Royal Navy (RN) Type 23 frigate fleet. Known as KRS (KMY Replacement System), this will replace the currently installed analogue KMY communications system, […]

  • 3 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian Navy’s fleet of Future Frigates are to be equipped with the Aegis combat systems, the Australian government announced on October 3. The Aegis will be coupled with a tactical interface developed by SAAB Australia. The government said this decision is aimed at maximizing the frigate’s air warfare capabilities. “The Future Frigates will be […]

  • 9 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Republic of South Korea Navy has commissioned its sixth FF frigate, named ROKS Gwangju, the country’s arms procurement agency announced. According to a report by the South Korean news agency Yonhap, the new frigate is expected to start patrols in March next year after it completes operational sea trials. ROKS Gwangju is the last of six 2,300-ton […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Industry news

    Navantia Australia announced it would be welcoming another Australian company as a partner in its bid for the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Frigate program. The latest company to join the team is the Perth-based Hofmann Engineering which provides engineering solutions and full turn-key tooling services. “We are extremely proud to be able to work with […]

  • 22 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy has developed a pilot training course for maintainers of the Mk 92 Mod 12 Fire Control System on Guided Missile Frigates or FFG. Electronics Technicians, Chief Petty Officer William Edmondston, Petty Officer Matt Harper and Leading Seaman Mathew Webster developed the course at short notice, after the United States Navy ceased […]

  • 9 October 2015

    The French frigate FS COURBET and the German FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN have been taking part in a complex rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea from October 7. The German frigate FGS SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN, together with the Italian Ship ITS AVIERE belonging to the “Mare Sicuro” mission, was firstly requested to intervene in favour of three […]

  • 13 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Australian government announced it has selected Lendlease as the managing contractor for the construction of the Osborne South shipyard revealing the project is anticipated to create 600 jobs at its peak. Preparatory works are starting this month, while the the new shipbuilding infrastructure should be ready to support the commencement of Future Frigate construction at […]

  • 14 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    In an operation conducted yesterday, October 13, the German Navy’s frigate Schleswig-Holstein rescued 207 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. The action started when the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (I.M.R.C.C.) requested EUNAVFOR MED Task Force operating in the Central Mediterranean to intervene in possible boats in distress in International waters. Schleswig-Holstein received instructions to approach […]

  • 28 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has contracted Thales to develop a new anti-air warfare system, dubbed the Above Water Warfare System (AWWS), which will be used on the new generation of frigates to be built for the Netherlands and Belgium. The current multi-purpose (M) frigates in service with the two navies will be replaced […]

  • 26 October 2015

    After a pre-deployment training underway from Belgium, frigate F930 Leopold I joined EUNAVFOR MED – Operation Sophia Flagship Cavour on the 16th of October. Before heading towards the assigned areas at sea, Commanding Officer, Captain Luc De Maesschalck, and key functionaries of Leopold I were welcomed on board Cavour by the Force Commander, Italian Navy […]