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  • 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 […]

  • 30 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Defense contractor Saab has delivered the first of 18 new and upgraded CB90 HSM boats to the Swedish defense material administration (FMV). The additional boats were ordered in July 2017 under a $47.3 million contract. Delivered by Saab’s Dockstavarvet, the new boats have improved speed and maneuverability – as well as attack power and surveillance […]

  • 25 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The German Navy has received its first NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter from Airus Helicopters, with two more to follow by the end of the year. In total, 18 Sea Lions have been ordered for the German Navy, with deliveries expected to be completed in 2022. The selection of the Sea Lion as the […]

  • 24 October 2019
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    French shipbuilder Naval Group has hosted a steel-cutting ceremony for the French Navy’s first Fregate de Taille Intermediaire (FTI) frigate at its Lorient site. The lead ship in the class, to be named after the French sailor and general Pierre-Alexis Ronarc’h, is scheduled to be delivered in 2023. The 4,500-tonne front-line frigates, equipped for anti-submarine […]

  • 18 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    HMZS Te Kaha arrived in Canada for modernization in March 2018.

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard’s future offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang has passed its first sea trials, the French shipbuilder in charge of delivering the vessel announced. The milestone was achieved three months after the OPV was launched by OCEA at its Les Sables d’Olonne site. Hailed as the world’s largest aluminium OPV by the […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed first British F-35B jets on board during its operational trials off the East Coast of the US. The arrival of British F-35Bs follows successful developmental trials last year with US Lightning jets, where forces conducted 500 take offs and landings over their 11-week period at sea. […]

  • 11 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navvy’s first San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship to be built in the Flight II configuration will be named in honor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. While being the first in this configuration, future USS Harrisburg (LPD 30) will be the 14th ship in its class. LPD 30 will also be the second US Navy […]

  • 3 October 2019
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    A keel-laying ceremony held in Cadiz, Spain, has marked the start of assembly works on the Royal Saudi Navy’s first Avante 2200 corvette. The ships are built by SAMI Navantia Naval Industries (SAMINavantia), a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Navantia S.A. The keel-laying milestone was achieved eight months after first steel […]

  • 2 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) recently became the first US Navy littoral combat ship to launch the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) in an integrated setup. Gabrielle Giffords’ launch of the NSM is different from the one performed by USS Coronado in 2014 in that the missile system aboard LCS 10 is coupled with the ship’s […]

  • 30 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    A new aircraft carrier dry dock at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, was also inaugurated.

  • 25 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    China has reached a new milestone in the expansion of its navy’s capabilities with the launch of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship. The Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) was launched in Shanghai on September 25. The new class of ship builds upon the smaller Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) which is already […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy recently launched its first GQM-163A Coyote supersonic sea skimming target (SSST) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). The Navy’s aerial targets program office (PMA-208) worked with multiple stakeholders to launch two GQM-163A targets, completing the WFF site activation for an East Coast supersonic target capability in support of a fleet missile exercise (MSLEX) […]

  • 25 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Malabar is a long-standing exercise between Japan, India and the US.

  • 24 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has welcomed the first aircraft on its flight deck as it embarks on its maiden trials off the Scottish coast. Less than 24 hours after the ship sailed into open waters for the first time, a Merlin helicopter was guided safely into land on the […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers, left the Rosyth Dockyard on the Forth to start sea trials. The ship left the yard on September 19 and reached the open sea on September 22 after passing the Forth crossings. In order to be able to reach the open sea under […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) visited Beirut, Lebanon, on September 14, becoming the first American ship to do so in over 30 years. During the visit to Beirut, US Ambassador Elizabeth Richard and Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, US Fifth Fleet, hosted an on-board reception for distinguished […]

  • 16 September 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    A naval version of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited-built Tejas light fighter (LCA) made history on September 13 as it performed the program’s first-ever arrested landing. The event took place at the Hansa Goa shore-based test facility and paves the way for an aircraft carrier landing demonstration on board the Indian Navy aircraft carrier Vikramaditya. The […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft upgraded with the capability to conduct aerial refueling has joined the US Navy fleet. The aerial-refueling-capable E-2D landed at Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 9, joining the “Greyhawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120. “This is an important day for naval aviation as we continue to […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 12 for the ship’s first port call to the city. The 65,000-ton warship, the biggest ever built for the Royal Navy, will be joined in harbor by other ships from the UK carrier strike group who are on a deployment […]

  • 5 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy has received its first Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) pod to start tests with the US Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23. Delivered by Raytheon, the mid-band engineering development model is the first of 15 pods Raytheon will deliver for mission systems testing and qualification. Members of the combined Airborne Electronic […]

  • 5 September 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay distributed relief items, including vital shelter kits to The Bahamas which was hit by the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian. A rigid-hulled inflatable boat was deployed from RFA Mounts Bay on September 4 with a dedicated humanitarian and disaster relief team to join up with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force […]

  • 2 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This is the US Navy’s first exercise of its kind with ASEAN.

  • 30 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Maritime Express will also see cooperation between military vessels and the commercial shipping community.

  • 29 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $349 million contract to complete the first phase of work on the Maritime Strike Tomahawk program. The project is being undertaken to allow the US Navy to field an anti-ship variant of the Block IV Tactical Tomahawk. The project started in 2016 with the navy […]

  • 21 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The boat was launched in March this year.