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  • 11 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) on Monday received its sixth KSS-II (Type 214) submarine from South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). Named ‘Yu Gwan-sun’ after the famed South Korean independence leader, the 1,800-tonne vessel will bear pennant number 078 once it is commissioned. The new submarine is scheduled to be commissioned in December after […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the eighth of nine KSS-II submarines the South Korean Navy will eventually operate. Named after the South Korean independence fighter Lee Beom-seok, the submarine was unveiled on Tuesday at DSME’s shipyard in Geojedo, south of Seoul. Once the South Korean attack submarine program is complete, […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Republic of Korea Navy received its seventh Type 214 submarine ‘Hong Beom-do’ in a ceremony held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan on January 19. The ROK Navy received the submarine less than two years after it was launched in March 2016. The submarine is named after an independence fighter during the colonial […]

  • 14 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korea’s first 3,000-ton submarine was launched today at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo Shipyard. Named Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (KSS-III), the newbuilding is the first mid-class submarine designed and built independently in Korea, the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement. Dosan Ahn Chang-ho (SS-083) is a new strategic weapons […]

  • 7 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Republic of Korea Navy launched its ninth Son Won-Il-class (Type 214) submarine in a ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, on September 7. The submarine was named after ‘Shin Dol-Seok’, a Korean general of the Righteous Armies who fought against the Japanese army in the early 20th century. Shin Dol-Seok is the final of […]

  • 1 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Republic of Korea Navy has named its seventh Type 214, 1.800-ton attack submarine, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Hong Beom-do, as the vessel was officially named is the Korean version of the Type 214 submarine developed by the German ship-builder  Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The submarine is loaded with long-range submarine-to-ground […]

  • 7 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    French defense technology company ECA Group has received a contract to deliver a steering console for the third South Korean KSS-III submarine which is to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries. ECA Group also has a contract for the delivery of steering consoles for the first two submarines in the class under construction at South […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co (DSME) announced that it has received a contract for the design and construction of an upgraded Changbogo III (KSS-III) submarine for the Republic of Korea Navy. The class is also referred to as the Dosan Ahn Changho-class, after the lead boat which was launched in 2018 […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $165.5 million advance procurement contract to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for LPD 30. LPD 30 will be the first Flight II landing platform in the San Antonio-class. “This is a significant milestone as we embark toward a new flight of […]

  • 7 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the nation’s first FF-II guided-missile frigate at its Geoje shipyard. The ship was named Daegu and received pennant number 818 during a ceremony held June 2. Displacing 2800 tonnes, the new frigate measures 122 meters in length and can reach speeds of 30 knots, DSME […]

  • 21 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division achieved a substantial milestone on May 20 with the successful lift of the aft deckhouse onto US Navy’s future guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The 320-ton aft deckhouse includes radar equipment rooms, main engine intake and exhaust compartments, electric shop, and staterooms. “Our entire shipbuilding […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Members of Congress and the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander were aboard the USS Kentucky when the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted a successful test flight of a Trident II D5 missile, November 7. The D5 missile test flight was conducted to obtain valid reliability, accuracy and performance factors for use by the […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding on May 16 hosted a keel authentication ceremony for the US Navy’s 21st Virginia-class submarine, Montana (SSN 794). In keeping with a US Navy tradition, former Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, the ship’s sponsor, chalked her initials onto a steel plate. Mariah Gladstone, a member of the Blackfeet Nation […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    F-35B Lightning II aircraft, the U.S. Navy’s next generation of stealth fighter jets, landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on October 28 to begin operational testing. America will embark seven F-35Bs; two are scheduled to begin the third shipboard phase of developmental test (DT-III) and five are scheduled to conduct operational testing. […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) completed the Command Assessment of Readiness and Training Phase Two (CART II) certification, Sept. 16. CART II, part of the basic phase in the optimized fleet response plan (OFRP), is the second of four phases that comprise Ike’s training cycle and an opportunity for the crew […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) along with the US Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted successful test flights of two Trident II D5 Missiles on March 26. The unarmed test missiles were launched as part of Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (DASO) 28 in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Photos: USS George Washington Public Affairs/US Navy F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft and their crew landed aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) on August 14 to complete developmental testing (DT-III). Tests of the Navy’s newest strike fighter will be carried out by Patuxent River Integrated Test Force team of test pilots, engineers and squadron Sailors and […]

  • 14 May 2020
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Boeing a combined $3.1 billion in contracts for Harpoon and standoff land attack missile expanded response (SLAM ER) weapon systems in support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS). About $2.6 billion of that was contracted on 13 May while the remainder had been previously awarded. “These awards will not only extend […]

  • 6 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a USD 1.5 billion fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of the detail design and construction of amphibious transport dock LPD 31. Announced on April 3, the contract was awarded by the US Naval Sea Systems Command. The ship will be the […]

  • 17 April 2020

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division recently started fabrication of the US Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Harrisburg (LPD 30). The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. The ship will be the 14th in the San Antonio class and the first Flight II LPD. […]

  • 18 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced that South Korea Navy frigates will soon be able to strike land targets with the development of a new ship-to-ground missile. The successfully tested missile is the result of seven years of work undertaken by the country’s Agency for Defense Development. According to South Korean Yonhap News, the missile will […]

  • 23 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) completed the Command Assessment for Readiness and Training (CART) phase II inspection Feb. 12. CART II evaluates Stennis’ ability to respond to a casualty by concentrating on drills and exercises. The CART team executed scenarios to test Stennis’ preparedness. The drills started in condition three, the […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) carried out a successful test flight of one unarmed Trident II D5 missile on May 9. On the same day, the US Air Force launched a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Both tests coincided with North Korea’s firing of […]

  • 9 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s 79th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named after navy Vietnam veteran, Navy Cross recipient, and former US Senator from Alabama, Admiral Jeremiah Denton. “Admiral Denton’s legacy is an inspiration to all who wear our nation’s uniform,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, announcing his decision. “His heroic actions during a […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s third Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer will be named in honor of US senator Ted Stevens, who represented Alaska from 1968 to 2009, US Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced. “Senator Stevens was a staunch supporter of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team who served our nation with […]

  • 4 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy’s USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) successfully completed its first arrested landing of an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, Oct. 2. The arrested landing is part of the second phase of at-sea Developmental Testing (DT-II) for the F-35C, which is expected to last two weeks. These test phases ensure aircraft meet specifications and […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Officers and Sailors of HMAS Stuart have gathered on the ship’s flight deck for a memorial service to remember the 725 lives lost in a battle on the 19th November 1941. As Stuart passed near the final resting place of HMAS Sydney (II) and HSK Kormoran, members of ship’s company remembered the battle vividly described […]

  • 20 August 2017

    Billionaire and philanthropist Paul G. Allen and his researcher team have found the wreck of the famed World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis, which was lost on July 30, 1945. The cruiser was found in the Philippine Sea, more than 18,000 feet below the surface, with the number 35 on the hull as a first […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) began command assessment of readiness and training (CART) II Aug. 26. CART II is an assessment and opportunity to train both the aircraft carrier’s training teams and watchstanders in all required primary warfare areas, and to maximize effectiveness of the crew in […]