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  • 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 […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Polish Navy’s second Kormoran II-class minehunter was launched in a ceremony at Remontowa Shipbuilding on October 10. Albatros (hull number 602) was launched a little over a year after a steel-cutting ceremony marked the start of the ship’s construction in September 2018. In addition to the Albatros launch, the keel for the third ship […]

  • 20 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Polish Navy’s first Kormorant II-class minehunter ORP ‘Kormoran’ has passed all state and builder’s trials and was officially transferred to the navy on November 17. According to a navy announcement, the minehunter is now set to be commissioned in Gdynia on November 28, on the day of the Polish Navy anniversary. Built by Remontowa […]

  • 13 January 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Canada’s OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has entered into a strategic partnership with Poland-based naval shipyard PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard (PGZ SW) to provide integrated navigation and tactical systems (INTS) to the Polish Navy. As informed, the first contract is for the navy’s Kormoran program, the minehunters Albatros and Mewa. “We are very pleased to be […]

  • 23 November 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

    On the 19 November the Minister for Defence Stephen Smith attended a memorial service in Geraldton, Western Australia to honour the 645 sailors and airmen who perished when HMAS Sydney (II) was lost at sea 70 years ago. Minister Smith laid a wreath at the Sydney (II) Memorial Dome of Souls and paid tribute to the […]

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

    Defence and security company Saab has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the Naval Shipyard S.A. in Gdynia, Poland. The agreement provides a basis for cooperation to jointly offer naval solutions, including submarines, for the Polish Navy under the order of the Polish Ministry of National Defence. In an announcement made by Saab, the company […]

  • 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 […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Officials recently conducted an expedition to survey the historic World War II shipwrecks of HMAS Sydney (II) and the German raider HSK Kormoran. Lying off the coast of Shark Bay in Western Australia (WA) the footage confirmed why Sydney was so quickly disabled leading to catastrophic damage and the loss of everyone on board. The subsequent discovery […]

  • 10 June 2014
    Industry news

    Defence and security company Saab announces that the Polish Navy has chosen the Double Eagle system for the Kormoran II MCMV.   The Double Eagle is in service with several navies, in the Baltic Sea, in the North Sea and around the world as a state of the art, well proven, low risk and extremely […]

  • 15 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    HMS Sutherland, a Royal Navy Type 23 frigate on a deployment to Asia Pacific, stopped in the Eastern Indian Ocean to honor the sunken Royal Australian Navy cruiser HMAS Sydney. The wreck of the wartime cruiser HMAS Sydney lies off the west coast of Australia and 500 miles northwest of Perth. Sydney was lost with […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Engineering (DSME) announced on November 14 it has been awarded a contract to build the fifth and sixth second-batch Daegu-class frigates for the Republic of Korea Navy. Also referred to as FFX II, the frigates are an improved version of the Incheon-class (FFX) and are built by DSME and Hyundai Heavy […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Canadian Navy has started the process of bringing WiFi connection to its fleet of Halifax-class frigates and Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessels. The first step is to have WiFi available in the ships’ three messes (eating quarters) and the captain’s cabin. Sailors in ships that are alongside or close to shore will then be […]

  • 18 February 2013
    Training & Education

    A part of HMAS Sydney (IV)’s living history paid a surprise visit to the ship during her port visit to Hobart. 95 year old Fred House, the only surviving member of HMAS Sydney (II)’s commissioning crew, came onboard for a look around the ship on Sunday, February 10. Mr House said his visit onboard had […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Industry news

    Rolls-Royce announced it has won a contract to supply MT30 marine gas turbines to power the next three ships in the Republic of Korea Navy’s Daegu-class frigate program. Eight Daegu-class frigates (also known as FFX II) are scheduled to be built. The first ship being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) was launched […]

  • 5 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    American global aerospace and defense company Lockeed Martin, which is in charge of manufacturing the next-generation F-35B stealth fighter jet, recently explained how the new aircraft will be taking off from the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers using the ski jump.     For more than 30 years, the UK has used the ski […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has officially started fabrication of the first “Flight III” Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The ceremony took place May 7 after shipbuilders at Ingalls Industries cut the first 100 tons of steel. “The start of fabrication on a new destroyer is always […]

  • 4 July 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    After making the historic transatlantic passage and arriving to Britain on June 29, the F-35B Lightning II, flew over its prospective homes: HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Prince of Wales in Rosyth and RAF Marham in Norfolk on July 1. The carriers will provide over four-acres of sovereign territory which can be deployed around the world, travelling at upwards […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded two contracts totaling over $9 billion for the construction of Flight III configuration Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Awarded on September 27, the fiscal years (FY) 2018 – 2022 multiyear procurement (MYP) contracts will see General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) build four and six ships, respectively. GDBIW […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Paolo Thaon di Revel, the first unit in a new class of Italian Navy multipurpose offshore patrol ships (abbreviated to PPA in Italian), was launched on Saturday, June 15. The launching ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, in the presence of Italian defense minister Elisabetta Trenta, and the Chief of Staff […]

  • 17 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy Ohio class ballistic missile submarine from Submarine Group 10, which has not been named, launched three Trident II D5 missiles completing a Follow-on Commander’s Evaluation Test (FCET). This test (FCET) is undertaken to obtain, under operationally representative conditions, valid reliability, accuracy, and performance of the missile system for use by Commander, Strategic Command […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy on February 8 released the final request for proposal (RFP) for a multiyear contract for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer construction. The DDG 51 multiyear procurement (MYP) contract will cover fiscal years 2018 to 2022 and will be limited to competition between the two current DDG 51 class shipbuilders, General Dynamics – Bath […]

  • 6 November 2015

    As the Australian Navy is preparing for the decommissioning ceremony of HMAS Sydney, to be held on Saturday, November 7, Sergeant Dave Morley of the Australian Navy has gone back in history to bring us a recap of the ship’s career highlights.  HMAS Sydney achieved a number of firsts for the Australian Navy; she was the first […]

  • 2 February 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has lifted and mounted a 400-metric ton caisson unit into its new Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility (JMAF). The company says the fixture will speed up submarine construction. “A fixture of this magnitude allows us to significantly improve construction efficiencies and shorten our production span times […]

  • 7 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s eighth Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named in honor of US Senator Sam Nunn, the Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced on May 6. “Senator Nunn’s impact on the Navy and Marine Corps team cannot be overstated,” Spencer said. “His leadership in the Senate, specifically as the long-serving […]

  • 30 October 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Engine manufacturer Fairbanks Morse announced it has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the four main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) that will power the US Navy’s first Flight II San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship LPD 30. The US Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $165.5 million contract for LPD […]

  • 9 September 2016

    U.S. Marines’ F35B short take-off vertical landing jets will join the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on board when she sets sail for her maiden deployment which is planned for 2021. This was confirmed by the UK MoD Secretary Michael Fallon following a meeting between him and the U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash […]

  • 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 […]