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  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) has subcontracted Italian counterpart Fincantieri for the deliveries of forward sections of the French Navy’s future FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) ships. The four ships that are to be built for the French Navy will be based on the Vulcano design Fincantieri is building for the Italian Navy. The forward sections […]

  • 12 July 2016
    Industry news

    The keel laying ceremony of the Logistic Support Ship (LSS) was held today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Sestri Levante, Genoa). Construction works continue on the first unit of the renewal plan of the Italian Navy’s fleet, which has been commissioned to Fincantieri. The vessel will be delivered in 2019. The LSS is a […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The French defense procurement agency “Direction Générale de l’Armement” (DGA) on January 30 signed a €1.7 billion contract for the procurement of four new Logistic Support Ships (LSS) for the French Navy as part of the country’s FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program. The contract signing comes three months after France joined the LSS program which is led […]

  • 10 April 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri launched the bow section of Italian Navy’s new logistic support ship in a March 10 ceremony in Riva Trigoso, Italy. The launched bow section is 94 meters long, 24 meters wide, 16.3 meters high, and weighs about 4.100 tons. It will now be transported by sea to the shipyard in Muggiano (La […]

  • 10 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced February 9 that it has started construction works on the Italian Navy’s logistic support ship which will be built under the Navy’s fleet renewal plan. The steel cutting ceremony of the ships stern section was held yesterday at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Genoa, Italy. In the coming months, the 86-meter, 7.000-ton section will […]

  • 29 June 2020

    The steel cutting of the first forward section for four logistic support ships (LSS) ordered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique to Fincantieri under the FLOTLOG program took place at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard in Naples, Italy, earlier this month.

  • 24 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1), operated by the Military Sealift Command (MSC), completed Fleet Experimentation (FLEX) period two from July 15 – 22. Southern Partnership Station-Joint High Speed Vessel 2015 FLEX phase 2 explored JHSV’s ability to support broader maritime C2 capabilities, by supporting the organic deployment of two un-manned aerial systems (UAS), Scan Eagle and […]

  • 2 February 2017

    Active duty U.S. Navy sailors now have four new ratings, the navy announced on Wednesday. Published in NAVADMIN 021/17, the ratings are that of yeoman submarine (YNS), logistics specialist submarine (LSS), culinary specialist submarine (CSS) and fire controlman Aegis (FCA). The navy said this realignment was made to improve management of ship manning and personnel […]

  • 16 March 2012

    Fourteen (14) naval divers, who successfully completed their Clearance Diver Course III (2011), were awarded with insignia at a ceremony held at the Diving School of the Naval and Maritime Academy in Trincomalee on 16th February 2012. Deputy Area Commander (Eastern Naval Area) Commodore SWC Mohotti was the Chief Guest. A total of 24 naval […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A fire broke out late Sunday aboard the logistic support ship Vulcano which is under construction at Fincantieri’s Mugiano shipyard in La Spezia. According to Italian media reports, the fire broke out around 22:30, local time, and originated in the ship’s engine room. The Italian National Firefighters Corps on Monday said the fire had been brought […]

  • 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 […]

  • 21 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard received future USCGC Kimball, its seventh national security cutter (NSC), in Pascagoula, Mississippi, September 19. Kimball is scheduled for commissioning at its Honolulu homeport in January 2019; it will be the first NSC stationed there. The cutter’s namesake, Sumner Kimball, served as superintendent of the Revenue Marine, establishing a training school […]

  • 4 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has started construction of the second Italian Navy multipurpose offshore patrol ship (PPA). The steel-cutting ceremony took place on October 3 at the shipbuilder’s Riva Trigoso, Genova, shipyard. The unit will be delivered in 2022 and is part of the Italian Navy vessel renewal plan which started in May 2015. The project as […]

  • 16 April 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Norwegian boat-handling systems supplier Vestdavit has won a tender from Chantiers de l’Atlantique to supply davit systems for four new logistic support ships (LSSs) ordered by the French Navy. The replenishment ships are being built under the French Flotte Logistique (FLOTLOG) program. Last year, Chantiers de l’Atlantique signed a EUR 1.7 billion deal for the […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri laid the keel for the Italian Navy’s first Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship (PPA) on May 9. The ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia. According to Fincantieri, the first of seven offshore patrol ships will be delivered in 2021. The PPA vessels are part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan, […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Italian Navy’s LSS logistic support ship Vulcano was launched in a June 22 ceremony at Fincantieri’s Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The ceremony was attended by Italian Minister of Defence, Elisabetta Trenta, the Chief of Defense, General Claudio Graziano, and the Chief of the Navy, Admiral Valter Girardelli. Work on the ship started in February, 2016, […]

  • 20 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a keel laying ceremony for the Italian Navy’s new landing helicopter dock (LHD) at its Castellammare di Stabia shipyard on February 20. Construction on the ship started with a steel cutting ceremony on July 12, 2017, and the delivery is expected for 2022. The ship will be named ‘Trieste and is expected […]

  • 24 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italy’s Fincantieri and French Naval Group have outlined plans for a possible future joint venture at the Euronaval conference taking place in Paris, France. The latest agreement is the result of a year’s work during which the two sides looked at ways of creating “a more efficient and competitive” European shipbuilding industry and to reinforce […]

  • 28 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Mexican Navy commissioned the offshore patrol vessel ARM Chiapas and logistic support support ship ARM Isla Maria Madre during a ceremony on November 23. The two new vessels were commissioned in the presence of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and the secretary of the Mexican Navy, Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberon Sanz. ARM Chiapas is the fifth Oaxaca-class patrol vessel and […]

  • 13 September 2011

      A clear lower deck was called at NU808 Squadron on August 26 when the Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, CDRE Peter Laver, presented the first members of the Aviation Support (AVN) category with their rate badges. CDRE Laver also welcomed CPOs Robert Strutt, Peter Cassar and Christopher Swift, and LSs Andrew Easton and […]

  • 11 November 2015
    Authorities, Industry news

    As part of the Italian Navy’s renewal plan, another Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship has been ordered for its fleet. OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement) has ordered the consortium (Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Impresa – RTI) consisting of Fincantieri, agent, and Finmeccanica, through its subsidiary Selex ES, one more patrol vessel activating the related contract […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri marked the construction start of the first Italian Navy Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Ship (PPA) with a steel cutting ceremony at its shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) on February 13. The shipbuilder said the first of seven offshore patrol ships would be delivered in 2021. PPA vessels are part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan, approved […]

  • 11 May 2011
    Equipment & technology

    Teledyne Technologies Incorporated  announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., in Huntsville, Ala., was awarded a $9 million contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation  to manufacture four Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Gun Mission Modules (GMM). Teledyne Brown will manufacture each of the modules and assemble and test them at the company’s Huntsville manufacturing facility. […]

  • 7 May 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Fincantieri and Finmeccanica will build and equip the units set out in the renewal plan of the Italian Navy’s fleet. In the framework of this plan, OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement, the international organization for cooperation on arms) has signed the order of the contractual performance for the construction of six patrol vessels […]

  • 19 May 2020

    The first steel plate of the hull of the first of the French Navy’s four new logistic support ships (LSS) has been cut in a ceremony at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard. The ceremony held on May 18 marked symbolically the start of the construction of the first vessel of the France’s FLOTLOG (Flotte logistique) program. […]

  • 5 October 2017

    The Italian Navy’s first multipurpose offshore patrol vessel (PPA) received its gensets after they passed factory acceptance tests in July this year. Following the FAT, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE delivered four MAN 12V175D generating sets to Fincantieri’s Muggiano Shipyard, where the seven vessels (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura – PPA) are being built. MAN has also been […]

  • 30 June 2020

    Shipbuilder Austal USA has delivered USS Oakland (24), a new Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), to the US Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

  • 26 May 2020

    The US Navy’s new littoral combat ship, the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), concluded acceptance trials on May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. During trials — the final milestone prior to the ship’s delivery — the navy conducts comprehensive tests of systems, including those essential to […]

  • 10 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy announced the names of further two littoral combat ships (LCS) on October 9. The Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said the next Independence-variant LCS would be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32) and the next Freedom-variant LCS would be named USS Beloit (LCS 29). Names of LCS 29 and LCS 32 […]