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  • 16 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore has started construction of additional two Type 218SG, air-independent propulsion (AIP) submarines, the country’s defense ministry announced. According to the defense ministry, the steel cutting ceremony for the third and fourth boats in the class took place on January 12. The ceremony was attended by the chief executive of Singapore’s Defence […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore Navy’s first Type 218SG submarine was launched and officially named in Germany on February 18. The 70-meter air-independent propulsion submarine was named Invincible during the ceremony at the thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ shipyard in Kiel. After construction and outfitting is completed, Invincible will undergo testing before being handed over in 2021. “Closely […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Singapore’s ministry of defense announced the signing of a contract with ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems for the acquisition of additional two Type 218SG submarines. The ministry said the contract includes a logistics package and a crew training arrangement in Germany. This contract brings the number of Type 218SG submarines on order for the Singapore Navy to four. The […]

  • 14 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore Navy’s first Type 218SG submarine is scheduled to be launched later this month in Germany, in a ceremony attended by Singapore’s defense minister Ng Eng Hen. The defense minister will attend the 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich on February 16, before attending the submarine launch ceremony in Kiel on February 18. The […]

  • 6 December 2013
    Industry news

    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, a company of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, has signed a contract for the delivery of two submarines of HDW Class 218SG to Singapore. HDW Class 218SG is a customised design from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The submarines, which will be fitted out with an air independent propulsion system, are going to be built at […]

  • 8 December 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Fire aboard Indian Navy Ship Indian Navy warship INS Konkan caught fire during repair in Vizag on Wednesday, as informed by the Indian Express.   INS Konkan, a Pondicherry class minesweeper acquired from Russia, was undergoing a refit at naval base Vizag when the accident occurred.  Australian Warships to Change Colour The Australian Navy will […]

  • 17 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) participated in a gunnery exercise with German navy ship, FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (F218), as one of many events during Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2014, June 13.   A Naval Gunnery Target balloon (NavTGT) served as the exercise target. Sailors fired shots from 25 millimeter and 50 caliber guns as well […]

  • 12 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Raytheon Company was awarded a $218,530,196 contract by the Missile Defense Agency to complete the assembly and delivery of 29 Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles. Launched off U.S. Navy ships, SM-3 interceptors protect the U.S. and its allies by destroying incoming short, medium, and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space.  “The […]

  • 28 October 2015

    Irish patrol vessel LÉ Samuel Beckett located a 12 metre rubber craft 64km North East of Tripoli and commenced a rescue operation at 5 am Irish time, taking approximately 85 persons on board. Shortly thereafter, the LÉ Samuel Beckett located another 12 metre rubber craft with approximately 133 persons on board. The Naval Service vessel now has 218 […]

  • 11 February 2015

    The UN refugee agency reported that some 300 people are confirmed missing after the tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea. After Monday’s rescue attempts by the Italian Coast Guard, reports were gathered by UNHCR from the Italian Coast Guard and the survivors in Lampedusa the number of missing people. They were among migrants and refugees mainly from Sub-Saharan […]

  • 11 December 2015

    The Royal Navy has carried out its second drugs bust in the Mediterranean in just two weeks with HMS St Albans seizing around 320kg of cannabis. The Type 23 frigate stopped the drug smugglers during a routine security patrol and prevented around £1 million worth of narcotics reaching European markets. It is the second drugs […]

  • 25 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK-based ship repair and conversion company A&P Group is launching a defense division to better position itself for UK defense ministry’s future Type 31 frigate and Type 45 destroyer contracts. The new division will be headquartered at A&P Falmouth and managed by Gerald Pitts, who now takes the role of Managing Director of A&P Group Defence. […]

  • 10 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry has authorized a new £177 million (approx. $218.4m) deal for the maintenance of some 2,200 boats used across the British military. The Boats In-Service Support (BISS) agreement, negotiated by Defence Equipment and Support, the procurement arm of the MOD, enables spares, repairs and maintenance for 115 different classes of boats. Boats […]

  • 21 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    A UK Defence Committee Report has said that the Ministry of Defence will have to devise a sound plan for replacing its 13 ageing frigates while maintaining the already low number of operational vessels in the fleet. The report calls for the National Shipbuilding Strategy, due to be published this week, to provide the necessary detail […]

  • 23 December 2019

    Turkey is pushing forward with the development of its submarine program, having witnessed its first Type 214 class submarine TCG Piri Reis hit the water on December 22 at the Gölcük Shipyard in northwestern Turkey. The country is building a fleet of six new Type 214 air-independent propulsion submarines under a contract signed with German […]

  • 8 November 2012
    Industry news

    DCNS’s Cherbourg centre has completed the first pressure hull ring for the third Barracuda-type nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) almost one month ahead of schedule. This is an important milestone for a particularly ambitious DCNS-led programme. The first ring of Barracuda No. 3 SSN Tourville was completed less than two years after that of Barracuda No. […]

  • 21 February 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet announced Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY), Feb. 17, following a week of events where 10 SOY candidates, representing various commands from the Pacific submarine community, competed for the title. Rear Adm. Frank Caldwell awarded the 2011 Sea Sailor of the Year to Machinist Mate 1st […]

  • 23 September 2011
    Industry news

      Work is underway to construct a new ammunitioning jetty in Portsmouth Harbour to service the Royal Navy’s surface ships, including the new Type 45 destroyers, into the 21st century. Once complete, the £18m Upper Harbour Ammunitioning Facility will allow Royal Navy warships to load up with ammunition and will replace the existing jetty, which […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Northumberland formally rejoined the fleet in a rededication ceremony held at Whitehill Point Jetty in the Port of Tyne on July 6. In an unusual setting because ships are usually rededicated in their home ports, the location allowed more of the ship’s affiliates to attend the ceremony. Special guests of honor […]

  • 24 April 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    On April 16th 2013, the Naval Shipyard Gdynia SA hosted a visit from the German company MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH., a worldwide producer of internal combustion engines for the marine, railway and agriculture industry. The MTU representatives presented technical data of antimagnetic engines that can be applied in the future at Gdynia Shipyard as well as […]

  • 16 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    After halting a competition for the construction of five Type 31 frigates late July, the UK defense ministry has now relaunched the process. The program was halted on July 24 due to what the defense ministry identified as inadequate competition prior to awarding competitive design phase (CDP) contracts. On August 14, the UK MOD issued […]

  • 5 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The forward-deployed amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD 9) conducted a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Matthew Perry (T-AKE 9) in the Philippine Sea Oct. 3. The ship received more than 160,000 gallons of diesel fuel marine and 25 pallets of supplies during […]

  • 28 September 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Navy announced guidance for the administration of the Cycle 218 Chief Petty Officer Advancement Examination and the Fiscal Year 2014 Active Chief Petty Officers (CPO) Selection Board via Navy message Sept. 26. NAVADMIN 294/12 pertains to first class petty officers from the Full Time Support (FTS) and active component communities. Navy Selected Reserve (SELRES) […]

  • 27 September 2011
    Industry news

      Having successfully passed sea trials, Project 12418 missile boat Gayratly (hull number 829, serial number 218) in the nearest days will leave outfitting quay of JSC Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard and head for Turkmenistan via internal waterways. First missile boat of this project – Edermen (hull number 828, serial number 217) – left the yard early […]

  • 28 July 2020
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    BAE Systems has awarded a further five contracts to suppliers worth more than £100m, as progress on the Royal Navy Type 26 frigate programme continues apace at the company’s shipyards in Glasgow.

  • 2 June 2011
    Training & Education

      Eight USS Missouri (SSN 780) Sailors departed their homeport in Groton, Conn., for Joplin, Mo., June 1, to assist with recovery efforts following a tornado that tour through city last month. The eight Sailors elected to take voluntary leave for one week to assist victims and with cleanup efforts in Joplin. “The real story […]

  • 26 March 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    France-based defense contractor Thales is opening a UK office for work on the Royal Navy’s future Type 31 frigate program. The company said it would be joining the Babcock-led team which is proposing the Arrowhead design for the new class of general-purpose frigates for the Royal Navy. Should the Arrowhead proposal be accepted, Thales would […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A new anti-air missile system designed to protect the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers as well as other ships in the fleet has been declared operational, the UK defense ministry has announced. Developed at a cost of about £850m (approx. US$1.1b), the Sea Ceptor is the Royal Navy’s new short-range shield against air attack. Already tried […]

  • 8 June 2016

    Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Defender on June 7 seized over a metric tonne of high grade hashish being trafficked across the Indian Ocean. Operating with the Royal Navy-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, Defender intercepted a suspect fishing dhow off the south coast of Oman. A search of the vessel found 51 bales, each weighing 20kg, […]