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  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 10 December 2018

    Three shipbuilding teams have received funds from the UK to continue developing their plans for the construction of Type 31e frigates. On December 10, 2018, the country’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) awarded three contracts for the Competitive Design Phase. The contracts have been awarded to consortia led by BAE Systems, Babcock and Atlas Elektronik UK […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    British shipbuilder Babcock has unveiled a new frigate design that will be offered as a design for the Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigate. Arrowhead, as the design is named is a 120 meter general-purpose frigate Babcock believes it can build for the Royal Navy under the £250 million price limit set by the defense ministry. Babcock […]

  • 12 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Navy has picked Babcock’s Arrowhead 140 proposal as the preferred design for its Type 31 frigates. As confirmed by Babcock, the fleet of five ships will be built at an average production cost of £250 million per ship. The announcement of the preferred design also means that the Royal Navy’s new frigates will […]

  • 31 May 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    A Babcock-led industry team has officially unveiled the Arrowhead 140 concept as their design for the UK defense ministry’s Type 31e general purpose light frigate program. Babcock, Thales, OMT, BMT, Harland and Wolff and Ferguson Marine are all part of the team bidding for the UK MoD’s £1.25 billion Type 31e program. As announced on […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    The Leander frigate design was offered for the Royal Navy’s Type 31 frigates

  • 8 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    UK defense contractor Babcock will be leading a team of industry partners in a bid for the Royal Navy’s new £1.25 billion Type 31e general purpose light frigate program, the company announced on Monday. According to the announcement, Babcock and Thales have joined forces with BMT, Harland & Wolff and Ferguson Marine to form ‘Team […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    UK defense contractors Babcock and BMT entered a cooperation agreement under which they will work together on the design, build, construction and support of future Royal Navy warships. BMT also said the two would collaborate on other international projects. The initial focus will be cooperation on the recently announced Type31e program and the ability to […]

  • 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.

  • 20 August 2018
    Industry news

    UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird announced it has built a network of more than 2,000 suppliers that will be involved in the construction of the Royal Navy’s future Type 31 frigate should the Cammell Laird-BAE Systems duo be selected. The shipyard and engineering services company says it is registering more than five new suppliers every week […]

  • 18 October 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Cammell Laird and BAE Systems announced an agreement to collaborate on the construction of Royal Navy’s future Type 31 frigates. Commercial shipbuilder Cammell Laird would act as prime contractor while BAE Systems would be supplying its warship design and combat systems expertise. The teaming agreement has been formed in response to the UK defense ministry’s […]

  • 22 February 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird is working hard to secure the bid to build a new class of Royal Navy frigates, the Type 31e. The company is teamed with BAE Systems on the project and is already working to establish a supplier base for the construction. During a “supplier conference”, organized together with BAE Systems and Society […]

  • 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 April 2020
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    A new round of supply chain contract awards has been announced in relation to the Royal Navy’s new Type 31 general purpose frigate program. The program is led by Babcock International and will provide the navy with a fleet of five new frigates. Construction of the vessels will take place at Babcock’s Rosyth, Scotland-based yard. […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The UK defense ministry’s project of acquiring “low-cost” Type 31 frigates has been brought to a halt due to what the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) office described as a lack of “compliant bids”. The process is now being streamlined, according to a IHS Jane’s report, and will be restarted in hopes of attracting more […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An independent report into UK’s naval shipbuilding has concluded that the small Royal Navy fleet is a result of too long procurement cycles, late orders for new ships and the policy of retaining old ships in the fleet beyond their sell date. Sir John Parker’s Independent Report into naval shipbuilding also set out recommendations to transform […]

  • 8 September 2017
    Industry news

    Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin on September 7th launched plans for the procurement of the Royal Navy’s new Type 31e frigates – a day after the announcement of a new National Shipbuilding Strategy. The competition, unveiled by senior leaders from the Ministry of Defence, Royal Navy and Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), will boost the UK […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The eight Type 26 frigates being built for the Royal Navy will be homeported in Devonport, UK defense secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. The 6,900-tonne frigates will be anti-submarine warships and will provide protection for the UK nuclear deterrent and the Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. Speaking aboard Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose in Devonport, Gavin […]

  • 22 October 2019

    Defence IQ have released the annual Surface Warships Global Market Report – download a copy here. The current Surface Warship market is booming with a forecast of $155.16 billion over the next ten years. This report provides an in-depth look at the acquisition priorities for the world’s navies and insights into global investment trends from nations including: Romania – plans […]

  • 21 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset will sail up the Clyde river in Scotland this weekend for a period of local engagement, the Royal Navy said. The Clyde-built Warship, one of thirteen Type 23 Duke-class frigates in service with the Royal Navy, arrives in Govan’s King George V Dock late on Friday evening and will welcome […]

  • 24 June 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Rolls-Royce has secured contracts with the US Navy for ship engines, propulsion components and services valued at up to $115.6 million.

  • 19 June 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Brazilian Navy is currently in the process of selecting the best bidder for its Tamandaré-class corvette acquisition project and has revealed the list of teams vying for the project in which Brazil is reportedly ready to invest US$1.6 billion.  As revealed by the navy, the contender list includes companies from Ukraine and India, in addition […]

  • 18 October 2017

    German Navy’s first Type 212A submarine ‘U 31’ is in the water again after spending almost three years in the docks undergoing repairs. As reported by the German Kieler Nachrichten, the submarine was lowered into water and brought alongside by a tug boat. The submarine has been in the dry dock since 2014 for both […]

  • 14 July 2017

    The UK should no longer delay ordering new naval vessels if it wants to be able to protect the world’s merchant fleet, Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping, writes. Platten argues that the security of the UK and its trading economy depend on the Royal Navy’s ability to protect the global merchant fleet […]

  • 16 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The German Navy’s newest Type 212 submarine, the U36, reportedly came into contact with the sea bottom as it was departing the Royal Norwegian Navy base Haakonsvern. German news site Der Spiegel first reported the accident, citing navy officials. Video footage of the damage is currently being assessed in order to determine whether the boat […]

  • 31 August 2011

      The Chief of Naval Operations gave his final approval for the design and wear policy for Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I (blue digital pattern), NWU Type II (desert digital pattern) and NWU Type III (woodland digital pattern) Aug. 30 in NAVADMIN 259/11. The NWU Type II will be worn by Navy Special Warfare […]

  • 19 June 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), embarked aboard the forward-deployed amphibious dock landing ship the USS Ashland (LSD-48), successfully completed their first week of exercises, June 17. Sailors and Marines have been conducting amphibious exercises reinforcing combat readiness and interoperability amongst the two military branches. Amphibious operations are a dynamic team sport, requiring a […]