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  • 18 January 2019

    A German Navy Sea Lynx helicopter was forced to make a “safety landing” at the Kiel airport on January 16, the navy has informed. The helicopter was conducting training with tender FGS Werra in the Kiel Bight when the crew noticed a warning light in the cockpit. The crew then proceeded to land at the […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced it would provide a second hybrid electric drive system for the US Coast Guard’s next Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) under a contract from Eastern Shipbuilding. Eastern Shipbuilding is the prime contractor and builder of these next-generation OPCs. Under the contract, originally announced in 2017, Leonardo DRS would provide the HED systems […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia held a steel cutting ceremony at its San Fernando shipyard on January 15 to officially mark the start of construction of the first Royal Saudi Navy Avante 2200 corvette. The ceremony was attended by company officials and representatives from the navies of Saudi Arabia and Spain. The Royal Saudi Naval Forces delegation […]

  • 13 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Fairbanks Morse has been awarded a contract to build and deliver the main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the US Coast Guard’s offshore patrol cutter (OPC) #2. The USCGC Chase (WMSM-916) will be constructed by Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, and the MPDE will be built by Fairbanks Morse at its Beloit, Wisconsin, […]

  • 12 December 2018

    HMS Medway, the second of the Royal Navy’s next-generation patrol ships, will debut in Portsmouth in the New Year after completing her maiden sea trials. The offshore patrol vessel (OPV) spent 15 days in the Firth of Clyde testing her engines, maneuverability, sensors and main cannon under a mixed civilian/Royal Navy crew under Admiralty Trials […]

  • 10 December 2018

    The US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego on December 7. This follows a 49-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton with an embedded US Coast Guard law enforcement detachment. Worth nearly $70 million wholesale, the cocaine […]

  • 4 December 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Austal USA a $40.3 million contract for the procurement of long lead-time materials for the construction of the fourteenth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship for the US Navy. Long lead-time materials for the additional vessel will include diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears. This contract follows a similar award […]

  • 26 November 2018

    Rolls-Royce has been contracted to supply 18 of its MTU Series 4000 diesel generator sets which will be used to improve the reliability of Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer. The contract was awarded by BAE Systems who is the main contractor on the Power Improvement Project (PIP) which is being undertaken to increase the resilience […]

  • 5 November 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Propulsion and steering systems developer Schottel announced it has been contracted to deliver rudder propellers for the four four newly designed yard tugs for US Navy. The tugs will be built by Washington-based Dakota Creek Industries. Schottel will be providing its azimuth thrusters with the LEACON sealing system as well as the ProAnode which will […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Austal USA a $57.8 million order to fund the procurement of long lead-time materials for the construction of the 13th 103-meter Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF). Long lead-time materials for the additional vessel will include diesel engines, water jets and reduction gears. Austal was awarded the initial contract to design and […]

  • 18 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding a $136.7 million contract for the procurement of long lead time materials for the US Navy’s sixth Expeditionary Sea Base ship. Long lead time contracts are awarded to contractors to establish pre-production and engineering support before ships start construction. This contract will allow […]

  • 4 October 2018

    The US Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), at a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on October 6. Launched in July this year, the future Frank E. Petersen Jr. will be the 71st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and is the 5th of […]

  • 4 October 2018

    At the beginning of October, the third of Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new tankers headed to sea to begin military trials.  RFA Tidesurge (A138) — one of four Tide-class ships built to support the new carriers and their battle groups — has already proven her seakeeping abilities courtesy as she arrived in Falmouth earlier this year from […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Construction of US Coast Guard’s new offshore patrol cutters (OPCs) is officially starting after the service awarded funds to Eastern Shipbuilding Group to begin construction of the lead OPC ‘Argus’. The contract options which were announced September 28 also include funds for long lead-time materials for the second OPC, which will be named ‘Chase’. This milestone, […]

  • 18 September 2018
    Industry news, Vessels

    Cape Town-based shipbuilder Veecraft Marine has contracted Australia’s Incat Crowther for the design of a 20-meter monohull workboat for the South African Special Forces. The vessel will be tasked with the transportation of personnel and equipment and supporting training activities in coastal areas up to 10 miles off the coast under inclement weather conditions often experienced […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US State Department has approved the potential sale of six P-8A patrol aircraft to the Republic of Korea under an estimated $2.1 billion contract. South Korea’s decision to pick Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon as its new maritime patrol aircraft was made known in June this year. The P-8A would replace the fleet of P-3C Orion MPAs which entered […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Rolls-Royce engines have been selected by Boeing to power the US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refueling. Recently, the US Navy awarded the MQ-25A engineering and manufacturing contract to Boeing to provide four aircraft. The $805.3 million contract was awarded August 30 and provides for the design, development, fabrication, test, […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    As of 2020, technology company Rolls-Royce will launch a range of completely integrated MTU hybrid ship propulsion systems onto the market. As informed, the propulsion systems will be made available for patrol boats, work boats, yachts and ferries in a power range extending from around 1,000 kilowatts to 4,000 kilowatts per powertrain. Rolls-Royce is planning […]

  • 3 September 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian shipbuilder ASC has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the country’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) to further collaborate in the submarine-related technologies. Commenting on the new agreement, Stuart Whiley, ASC CEO, said: “I’m delighted to secure ASC’s continued collaboration with DST and look forward to further benefits for Australia’s operational submarine fleet, the Collins class, […]

  • 9 August 2018

    US Coast Guard cutter Mohawk (WMEC 913) is set to offload over 7 tons of cocaine in Port Everglades on Thursday. The cocaine was seized in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean from early June to mid-July from seven suspected smuggling vessels. In an operation on July 3, the Mohawk crew and Tactical Law […]

  • 8 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The New York Naval Militia welcomed a new 35-foot long, landing-craft style boat-into its fleet of patrol boats on Tuesday, August 7. The “LC-350” – LC for “landing craft” and 350 for the length of the boat – was accepted into service during a short ceremony at Albany’s Jennings Landing park on the Hudson River. […]

  • 6 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division a $165.5 million advance procurement contract to provide long-lead-time material and advance construction activities for LPD 30. LPD 30 will be the first Flight II landing platform in the San Antonio-class. “This is a significant milestone as we embark toward a new flight of […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Japan Marine United Corporation has launched the first of two new improved Atago destroyers for the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) at its shipyard in Yokohama. Launched in a ceremony on July 30, the lead destroyer was named Maya – after a mountain in Kobe and a WWII heavy cruiser – and will […]

  • 26 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The UK’s short take off vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B jets have started training on the first of three vertical landing pads at RAF Marham. The VLPs are built for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation by a joint venture between Galliford Try and Lagan Construction. The Norfolk site is the main operating base for the F-35 in the UK. […]

  • 23 July 2018

    A new plan to refurbish propulsion gas turbine parts for surface combatants instead of buying new ones will allow the US Navy to save over $100 million in the next five years. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, awarded the contract to leverage and expand existing affordability […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The future Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has taken fuel on board for the first time to test its systems. 500 tons of marine diesel – which represents 15 per cent of HMS Prince of Wales’ capacity according to the Royal Navy – have been pumped onto the carrier to test the tanks, […]