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  • 14 January 2021

    On 13 January, General Dynamics NASSCO launched the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first of six vessels in the John Lewis-class fleet oiler program designed to support the US Navy.

  • 4 December 2020

    Israel’s Navy has received the first of four German-made Sa’ar 6 warships, a vessel described as one of the most advanced naval vessels in the navy’s fleet. The vessel, named INS Magen, was welcomed into the fleet on December 2 at a ceremony in Haifa port, presided by the Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The remaining […]

  • 25 November 2020

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’s (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat in support of construction on the first two Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines, Columbia (SSBN 826).

  • 28 October 2020
    Industry news

    Aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman has started construction on Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton, an unmanned maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.

  • 28 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s new expeditionary sea base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), departed Naval Station Norfolk on July 27, on the ship’s inaugural deployment following its commissioning in March.

  • 25 June 2020
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    BAE Systems and NavyX have launched the Pacific 24 smart boat, the Royal Navy’s first crewless boat for general duties.

  • 23 June 2020
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    General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) has been awarded a contract modification for the design completion, engineering work and design support efforts for the Columbia class of ballistic missile submarines.

  • 1 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Bollinger delivers first of three USCG Fast Response Cutters to be home-ported in Guam

  • 25 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s first yard tug (YT) 808-class vessel was successfully launched at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) shipyard on May 16. The YT 808 vessels are designed after the navy’s existing YT 802 Valiant-class tugs and built to commercial ABS standards. The 90’ x 38’ tugs will have a top speed of approximately 11.7 knots […]

  • 19 May 2020

    In a sail-off ceremony that took place at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the Philippine Navy’s new missile-capable warship set sail for Subic, the Philippines, on May 18, 2020. To be christened BRP Jose Rizal (FF150), the newbuild is the first of two 2,600-ton multi-mission frigates ordered by the Philippine Navy […]

  • 14 April 2020

    A sailor infected with COVID-19 aboard the US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) passed away, the navy confirmed. The sailor was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the US Naval Hospital Guam on April 9 and died of coronavirus-related complications on April 13. He has been identified as Aviation Ordnanceman […]

  • 30 March 2020
    Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The first two contracts for the Royal Netherlands Navy’s combat support ship (CSS) project were awarded to RH Marine and Heinen & Hopman last week, shipbuilder Damen said. As explained, the contracts were signed with a modified working method in accordance with the current guidelines of the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and Environment. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The technical launch of Al Zubarah, the first of four Doha-class corvettes ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia on February 27, 2020. The vessel, which will be delivered in 2021, is designed consistent with the rules for the classification […]

  • 2 December 2019

    The Indian Navy has welcomed its first woman pilot, Sub Lieutenant Shivangi. Shivangi joined naval operations in Kochi naval base on December 2 after completing her operational training, India Today reported. She will be tasked with flying the navy’s Dornier aircraft. “I have been craving for this for a very long time & finally the […]

  • 27 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Navy offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar has welcomed the first members of her ship’s company. Four Royal Navy personnel joined teams from BAE, DE&S and MCTA for contractor sea trials in the Firth of Clyde. Tamar is the fourth Batch 2 River Class OPV to be built in Scotstoun, Glasgow, and has the accolade […]

  • 26 November 2019

    The Royal Australian Air Force’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft has completed its first deployment to the Middle East. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this deployment was a targeted and meaningful element of Australia’s broader contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC). “Over the last month, the P-8A Poseidon […]

  • 22 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    BRP Jose Rizal (FF150), the first of two multi-mission frigates built by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries for the Philippine Navy, has started sea trials. Over the next several days, a technical crew from the shipyard will be onboard as the ship sails in waters off Ulsan, Busan and Mokpo for systems and seaworthiness […]

  • 21 November 2019
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    US Navy’s Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) arrived at its new homeport in San Diego for the first time on November 20. The navy commissioned Cincinnati, on October 5, during a ceremony in Gulfport, Miss. The ship is the 12th LCS homeported in San Diego under the leadership of Littoral Combat Ship […]

  • 19 November 2019
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    US shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine has started construction of the Royal Saudi Navy’s first Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ship. The “cut steel” ceremony took place on October 24. Delivered by Lockheed Martin as prime contractor, the 4,000-metric-ton MMSCs were ordered in 2017 under a foreign military sales deal. The program manager for the US Navy’s […]

  • 18 November 2019
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    HMS Prince of Wales, the Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, sailed into her homeport of Portsmouth for the first time on November 16. It is the second time in two years the city has welcomed one of the UK’s new carriers, following HMS Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in August 2017. Captain Darren Houston, the Commanding Officer […]

  • 11 November 2019
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    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a keel laying ceremony for the US Navy’s first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), on November 7. Although the official start of fabrication began in May 2018, authenticating the ship’s keel symbolically recognizes the joining of modular components and represents the ceremonial beginning of […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French naval air station Lann-Bihoué received the first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft upgraded to standard 6 in late October. Carried out by Dassault Aviation, the aircraft upgrades included the installation of a Thales Search Master with active antenna, a new Thales acoustic subsystem to gather and process signals from the air-dropped sonobuoys for […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Russian defense ministry has shared video footage of the navy’s newest ballistic missile submarine launching its first Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile. The missile launch took place in the White Sea and was part of the boat’s at-sea trials. The video footage was shared almost exactly two years after Knyaz Vladimir, the first modernized Borei-A […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy marked the official start of construction of the first unit in a new class of towing, salvage, and rescue vessels with a keel laying ceremony at the Gulf Island Shipyard on October 30. The keel for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6) was laid at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center in Houma, […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    US defense and aerospace giant Boeing has delivered the first of nine Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft to the UK armed forces. The aircraft, with military registration ZP801, was handed over in a ceremony in Seattle that was attended by Royal Air Force and Royal Navy personnel. An RAF crew will start training on the […]