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  • 29 May 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Rolls-Royce has sealed a major contract to supply complete MTU propulsion systems for five new Type 31 general-purpose frigates to be built for the Royal UK Navy.

  • 29 May 2020
    Authorities

    The US Coast Guard, US Navy and Royal Canadian Navy have signed a five-year strategic plan earlier this week, laying the foundation for future coordination and joint operations.

  • 22 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has welcomed HMAS Sydney, its third and final Hobart-class air warfare destroyer, into the fleet in the first commissioning of an Australian warship at sea since the Second World War. The ceremony, conducted off the coast of New South Wales on 18 May 2020, marked the moment the 147-metre long […]

  • 20 May 2020
    Industry news

    Germany’s naval company thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has signed a contract to acquire the Oceana shipyard in Brazil – the shipyard which will build four Tamandaré-class corvettes for the Brazilian Navy.  The shipyard will be bought from Aliança S.A., a company owned by Brazilian CBO Group which specializes in the offshore support vessels sector and […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Authorities

    A helicopter based onboard the Canadian frigate HMCS Fredericton went missing on late April 29 during operations in waters between Greece and Italy. One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was killed and five other members remain missing following the accident, the Canadian National Defense confirmed. Search operations are ongoing by air and maritime […]

  • 30 April 2020
    Vessels

    Florida-based Eastern Shipbuilding Group has cut the first steel for the US Coast Guard’s (USCG) second offshore patrol cutter (OPC). The ship, to be named Chase (WMSM-916), is scheduled for delivery in 2023. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of Chase […]

  • 29 April 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group (CSG) and the French Navy conducted a bilateral, interoperability exercise in the North Arabian Sea from April 25 to 26. The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE), guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and FS Forbin (D620), operating under national tasking, […]

  • 13 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has modified its contract with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to begin construction of the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC) and acquire long lead-time material (LLTM) for the third OPC. As informed, the second OPC, to be named Chase, is slated for delivery in 2023. The total value of the construction […]

  • 25 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) units entered the Black Sea on March 23 for routine operations in the area, including upcoming exercises with the Georgian Navy. The task unit is composed of three frigates from Canada, Italy and Turkey, commanded by Italian Navy Rear Admiral Paolo Fantoni. The ships — HMCS Fredericton, ITS Fasan […]

  • 20 March 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy’s aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) began dual carrier strike group and joint air wing operations with a B-52 Bomber from US Air Forces Central Command in the Arabian Sea on March 18, 2020. As explained, the dual carrier operations integrated with B-52s […]

  • 18 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry of Defence’s SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332). The PKR frigates are constructed via a modular process operating simultaneously at Damen Schelde Naval […]

  • 17 March 2020
    Vessels

    South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has secured a KRW 400 billion (about USD 325 million) deal to construct one frigate for the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN). HHI signed the contract for the design and construction of the vessel with the country’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on March 16, 2020. As informed, […]

  • 10 March 2020

    Navy Reserve leaders formally inaugurated the US Navy’s first reserve Cyber Protection Team during a ceremony at the Baltimore Navy Operational Support Center in Baltimore on March 7. “As we find ourselves in a renewed era of great power competition, our network, our infrastructure, and our way of life are under attack,” Rear Adm. Jim […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded an agreement with the Republic of the Philippines to construct two multi-role response vessels (MRRVs). These vessels will be built at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and are scheduled to be delivered to the Philippine Coast Guard in 2022. With a length […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Germany’s defense procurement agency BAAINBw has taken delivery of Nordrhein-Westfalen, the second F125 Baden-Württemberg-class frigate.  The newbuild was handed over to the agency by the ARGE F125 consortium at the naval base in Wilhelmshaven on March 3, 2020, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems said. Following the delivery, the “complete prerequisites for the operability of the ship” will […]

  • 3 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) to the US Navy on February 28. Tripoli, the navy’s newest America-class unit, will be commissioned later this year before sailing to its homeport of San Diego, California. “The LHA team is proud to witness the delivery of the 15th large-deck […]

  • 26 February 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    A naval task group made up of four Royal Navy vessels HMS Albion, HMS Sutherland, HMS Echo and RFA Lyme Bay have set sail this week to Norway in one of the largest UK deployments in 2020. They will join a force of more than a thousand Green Berets who have been in Norway over […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Vessels

    More than a hundred mainly Dutch companies will contribute to the construction of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) new combat support ship (CSS) HNLMS Den Helder (A834), shipbuilder Damen said. The contract was signed today in Den Helder by the Director of Defence Material Organization (DMO), Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard and Arnout Damen, […]

  • 19 February 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Scientists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Ocean Sciences Division are optimizing the placement of ocean gliders and the usage of glider data to improve the US Navy’s ability to predict ocean conditions. “Predicting the ocean’s interior weather is challenging, yet it has important implications for all those who sail and operate on its waters,” […]

  • 17 February 2020
    Vessels

    Damen Shipyards Sharjah (DSS) in the United Arab Emirates held a keel-laying ceremony for a new landing craft (LST 100) ordered by the Nigerian Navy. The ceremony took place in the Sahrjah Hamriyah Free Zone on December 9, 2019, Damen said on February 17, 2020. The start of the vessel’s construction was attended by Nigeria’s […]

  • 13 February 2020
    Industry news

    Titan Acquisition Holdings has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) San Diego Shipyard. The shipyard is one of the largest fleet service and repair sites in America, located in the US largest navy port. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the second […]

  • 10 February 2020
    Training & Education, Vessels

    Four F-35 Lightning jets have completed night landings in HMS Queen Elizabeth flying over UK waters on operational training, the UK Ministry of Defence said. As explained, Exercise Lightning Fury training over the North Sea is aimed at ensuring 207 Squadron achieves essential carrier flying and Landing Signals Officer (LSO) supervisory qualifications. The exercise builds […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Authorities

    A Royal Navy officer has formally taken command of the international mission to reassure commercial shipping in the Gulf region. Commodore James Parkin took over the post during a ceremony at the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) headquarters in Bahrain, the UK Ministry of Defence said. The IMSC – which so far consists of the […]

  • 29 January 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Cameroonian Navy plans to purchase two 110-foot American patrol boats in 2020, the US Embassy in Cameroon said. With this acquisition, the navy aims to extend its ability to patrol Cameroon’s economic exclusion zone. Through 2017, the United States also provided several Defender-class rigid hull boats to the Cameroonian military for maritime patrols. Starting […]

  • 24 January 2020
    Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and Qatari Ministry of Defence’s Barzan Holding have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at strengthening their strategic partnership. As informed, the parties intend to evaluate and study new technologies and capabilities, possibly leading to a future acquisition of new vessels already in 2020. Barzan Holding is a company wholly owned […]

  • 21 January 2020
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    France’s Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered eight diving support fast boats for the French Navy.  The contract was awarded to Merré Shipyard on December 18, 2019, the country’s Ministry of Armed Forces said in a statement. The units — Vedettes de soutien à la plongée (VSP) — are slated for delivery by the end […]