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  • 26 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    MAN Diesel & Turbo has received a contract to supply the first shipset (plus an option for six more, to be confirmed) of GenSets for the Italian Navy multipurpose, offshore patrol vessel program. Each vessel will feature four 12V175D GenSets, each delivering 1,640 kW. The newbuilds have been ordered as part of the Italian Navy’s “Programma d iRinnovamento” – fleet renewal […]

  • 5 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Italian Navy has contracted Rolls-Royce to deliver 14 MTU diesel engines for the seven new multi-purpose ocean-going patrol vessels that are being built by Fincantieri. The PPA (Pattugliatori Polivalenti d’Altura) multi-purpose ocean-going patrol vessels form part of the Italian Navy’s fleet renewal plan and are intended to be the future backbone of the Italian […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 March 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction on the fourth Italian Navy Multipurpose Patrol Ship (PPA) kicked off with a steel-cutting ceremony at Fincantieri’s Riva Trigoso Shipyard in Genoa on March 14. While being the fourth in its class, this ship will be the first in the “full” configuration, meaning it will be equipped with means to conduct air, surface and […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Italian Navy has hosted another dual-ship decommissioning ceremony as it proceeds with its plans for the downsizing and modernization of an ageing fleet. Maestrale-class frigate ITS Euro and the patrol ship ITS Aviere, which was initially destined for Iraq, bowed out of service in a ceremony at the Taranto naval base on October 2. […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Italian Navy retired the last of its Minerva-class corvettes in a sunset ceremony at the Augusta naval base on September 25. With the decommissioning of ITS Driade and ITS Minerva after their 30-year service, the navy is advancing its plan of downsizing an ageing fleet. Driade and Minerva were the final two of eight […]

  • 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, […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Three Italian Navy warships, with 85 years of service between them, embarked on their final “deployment” before they bow out of active navy service in a ceremony scheduled for July 16. Aside from the task of training navy cadets, the deployment will be more of a tour of Tyrrhenian Sea port cities, allowing the public to […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation  has been selected to supply the Platform Management System (PMS) for the Royal Navy’s fifth Astute-class submarine, Anson. Northrop Grumman’s Sperry Marine business unit will supply the PMS for Astute Boat 5 under a performance partnering arrangement (PPA) with BAE Systems Maritime-Submarine. BAE Systems will install the PMS equipment, which controls and […]

  • 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, […]

  • 17 October 2012
    Training & Education

    With many commands across the fleet preparing for the semi-annual physical readiness assessment (PFA) the Navy’s Physical Readiness Program director, addressed a Sailor’s responsibilities for the PRT. “It’s the Sailor’s responsibility to maintain physical fitness standards constantly and consistently, not solely at the time of semiannual testing,” said William Moore, director, Navy Physical Readiness Program. […]

  • 13 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri held a keel laying ceremony for the third Italian Navy multipurpose patrol ship at its Riva Trigoso shipyard on November 8. The third Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura (PPA) ship will also be the first in a “Light+” configuration. It is expected to be launched in 2020. The PPA Program includes design, development, construction […]

  • 1 February 2013
    Industry news

    The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has reiterated the Authority’s readiness to partner with the Nigerian Navy to ensure safe navigation on the country’s territorial waters. Speaking during the courtesy visit of the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ibok Ibas, the Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi informed the […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Chilean state-owned shipbuilder ASMAR has officially started construction on the new Antarctic icebreaking vessel for the Chilean Navy. The steel-cutting ceremony took place on August 16 and was attended by shipyard and navy officials. Dubbed Project “Antarctica I”, the new Polar-class vessel will replace the icebreaker Contraalmirante Oscar Viel Toro which is nearing the end […]

  • 5 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australia handed over a Guardian-class patrol boat to the Pacific Island country Tuvalu in a ceremony in Perth, Australia, on April 5. The 39.5 meter steel hulled patrol boat was built by Australian shipbuilder Austal under an AUD 335 million program that will see 21 boats gifted to 12 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste. Tuvalu’s […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson returned Nov. 15 from an official visit to the People’s Republic of China. During the four-day visit, Adm. Ferguson held discussions with senior leaders of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) and visited several PLA(N) ships, including the 7,500-ton, newly commissioned guided-missile destroyer Changchun (DDG 150); a […]

  • 19 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Australian shipbuilder Austal has finalized the contract for two Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPB) to be built for Timor Leste. As informed, the additional contract is worth A$29.7 million and increases the total program from 19 to 21 vessels. The potential for the extension to the existing PPB contract was first announced last year and […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) Formidable-class frigate RSS Steadfast called at the People’s Liberation Army (Navy)’s [PLA(N)] Yangzijiang Naval Jetty in Shanghai on September 8. According to Singapore Navy, the port call from 8 to 11 September 2016 will see an exchange of ship visits between personnel of the two navies, including a reception for […]

  • 8 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid and the People’s Liberation Army (Navy) (PLA(N)) Jiangkai II-class frigate Yulin conducted a bilateral naval exercise recently.   The exercise comprised naval helicopter cross-deck landings, manoeuvring drills and gunnery firings. Prior to the exercise, RSS Intrepid conducted a port call at Ma Xie Naval Base in Zhanjiang, China, from 30 […]

  • 5 December 2013
    Industry news

    Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide world class modeling and simulation services in support of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Assessment Division (N81). The services are for systems engineering, model development and research, model modification and improvements, and model testing, transition, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division completed post-shakedown availability (PSA) work on the U.S. Navy submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785). HII said it was the shipyard’s first PSA of a Virginia-class submarine and the first accomplished without having to put the boat into a dry dock for external hull work. […]

  • 15 February 2013
    Industry news

    Amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22) was declared fit for duty after successfully completing Final Contract Trials (FCTs) December 7. FCTs are the final in-depth examination of all newly constructed ships to ensure the ship meets all Navy standards and requirements. After a ship is delivered to the Navy, they remain under warranty […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Chile’s ASMAR Talcahuano Shipyard has awarded Damen Marine Components a contract to supply steering gear, rudders and stern tube parts for the Chilean Navy’s new Antarctic research vessel. Designed in collaboration with VARD Canada, the LRS -Polar 5 Class vessel is scheduled to be delivered in 2021. A maiden voyage to Antarctic Polar Circle is expected to […]

  • 11 September 2013
    Training & Education

    As part of a broader advancement in cooperation between the United States and China, the guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and the People’s Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] participated in training scenarios off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Sept. 9.  The three participating PLA(N) ships, a Fuqing-class fleet oiler Hongzehu (AOR 881), a Lulu-class destroyer […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Chilean ivebreaker Antarctica 1 will feature electromagnetic compatibility and interference equipment from Finland’s Surma, under a contract awarded by prime contractor ASMAR. Surma will assist ASMAR throughout the multiyear project managing the EMC working group of the Antartica 1 project. The Finnish company’s topside design tool is designed to ease the electromagnetic interference and line […]