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  • 3 July 2019
    Training & Education

    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) is leading mobile logistics and the development of emergent repair concept of operations for the NAVSEA Program Executive Offices, Integrated Warfare Systems, Wartime Acquisition Scalable Plan (WASP) tabletop exercise, which kicked off at the Washington Navy Yard on June 18. The exercise simulates battle damage during […]

  • 2 July 2019
    Industry news

    Britain’s maritime union RMT confirmed that a program of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) – the Royal Navy supply lifeline – in a fight for pay justice goes ahead today. RMT has criticized the Tory Government for interfering in the pay negotiations, forcing the employer to impose a […]

  • 1 July 2019
    Authorities

    The construction of the digitally-enabled shipyard infrastructure at Osborne South is on track for completion by March 2020, ahead of the commencement of production prototyping on the $35 billion Hunter-class frigate program, Australian defense ministers said. Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price […]

  • 1 July 2019
    Vessels

    The Indian Navy’s frigate INS Tarkash (F50) has been on a three-day visit to Egypt as part of the Western Fleet Overseas program. The Teg-class frigate arrived in Alexandria on June 28, 2019, after transiting the Suez Canal. #MaritimeDiplomacy #BridgesofFriendship In a demonstration of India's commitment to its ties with Egypt & of #IndianNavy's increasing […]

  • 28 June 2019
    Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has accepted delivery of the first new large vessel built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The first offshore fisheries science vessel (OFSV), CCGS Sir John Franklin, was built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in Canada. “On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, I am proud to accept the first offshore […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French Navy celebrated the completion of the construction of its sixth multi-mission frigate, FREMM Normandie, in Lorient on June 25. As explained, the celebration marked not only the end of work on the six FREMM frigates but also the beginning of the manufacturing of the FREMM frigates with reinforced air defense capabilities and of […]

  • 26 June 2019

    The US Navy has selected BAE Systems to provide engineering and integration support for critical communications and combat systems. BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year, $90 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to modernize and maintain C5ISR systems embedded within vehicles, watercraft, and specialized communications platforms. C5ISR includes command, control, communications, computers, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Vessels

    The United States Navy has taken delivery of its newest Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), Australian shipbuilder Austal said.  The newbuild has been handed over by Austal USA’s Mobile ship manufacturing facility in Alabama. “This program continues to improve with efficiency and is delivering a first rate capability for […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Vessels

    Australian Defense Force has officially handed over a new Guardian-class patrol boat (GPB) to the Kingdom of Tonga. The handover ceremony took place at Austal Shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia, on June 21, 2019. This is the third of 21 Guardian-class ships that Austal has designed and built as part of the Australian Pacific Boat […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    An updated estimate of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program indicates that the Canadian government is poised to pay C$8 billion more than initially expected to acquire a fleet of 15 new frigates. According to the government’s new budget officer report, the total cost of the CSC program is C$69.8 billion (US$52.7 billion) over 26 […]

  • 21 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has completed a series of guided flight tests for Raytheon’s RAM Block 2A short-range, surface-to-air missile. Testing occurred at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, California, and from the Navy’s self-defense test ship off the coast of Southern California. Raytheon expects to deliver the RAM Block 2A missile to the […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy is set to christen future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) in a ceremony in Bath, Maine, on June 22. The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a United States Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. He […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Arunta officially rejoined the fleet after completing her Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade. Arunta is the first ship to undergo the program which provides significant improvements to the ship’s key sensor and communications systems. To mark the occasion, a number of elders from the Arrernte Tribe, that […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italy’s Fincantieri and France’s Naval Group last week signed the “Alliance Cooperation Agreement”, setting the stage for the creation of a 50/50 owned joint venture. Based on the agreement, the joint venture company will be headquartered in Genoa with a subsidiary in Ollioules, France. The agreement follows the approval by the boards of directors of […]

  • 17 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two Eight (HSC 28) used the Baltic Sea exercise BALTOPS to test the service’s new Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) and Airborne Mine Neutralization System – Archerfish (AMNS-AF) in the region. “You should not underestimate the significance of this deployment for this squadron or naval aviation or […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    IT provider Stefanini has been contracted for work on the Brazilian Navy’s first nuclear-powered submarine, the future SN-Álvaro Alberto. Brazil is developing the sub in cooperation with France’s Naval Group, who will deliver four months of training to a group of IHM Stefanini engineers in Ruelle-sur-Touvre, France. The project includes designing the Integrated Program Management […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Authorities

    Sikorsky has received a a $542 million contract to build six VH-92A helicopter for the presidential lift mission. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, was awarded the $542 million contract by the navy’s presidential helicopter program. “The team has efficiently leveraged a proven platform with cutting edge government mission systems for rapid agile development of the […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Industry news

    Shipbuilder and defense contractor BAE Systems announced it has acquired key assets of Riptide Autonomous Solutions (Riptide), the maker of small unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) technology and solutions. “Adding Riptide’s technological capabilities will position us to provide customers unmatched flexibility by offering a family of UUVs and integrated payload solutions capable of supporting a variety […]

  • 5 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The US Navy and Raytheon have completed the final developmental test of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS, Integrated Combat System for the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The test took place off the coast of California from the Navy’s unmanned self defense test ship simulating a scenario CVN 78 may encounter once […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Lockheed Martin will not be pitching an upgraded version of its Freedom-class littoral combat ship for the US Navy’s next-generation guided-missile frigate FFG(X) competition. This was first reported by USNI News, who further said the company informed the navy about its decision on May 23. Lockheed Martin is withdrawing from the competition despite being one […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Advance construction of the first in a new generation of US Navy ballistic missile submarines kicked off with a steel-cutting ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division. With the press of a button, a plasma-burning machine cut the first steel plate that will be used to build Columbia (SSBN 826), the lead ballistic […]

  • 21 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Indian Navy recently carried out a launch of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) aimed at testing its cooperative engagement capability (CEC). The navy used destroyers Kochi and Chennai for the test, in which the missiles of both ships were controlled by one ship to intercept different aerial targets at extended ranges. […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The first Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade has completed the inclining experiment at Henderson Shipyard, Western Australia to test stability. HMAS Arunta underwent the test after more than a year out of the water as part of the upgrade. An inclining experiment is a test […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Sikorsky a $1.3 billion contract for the construction and delivery of 12 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters for the US Marine Corps. The low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 2 and 3 contract was awarded on May 17. The most powerful helicopter in the Department of Defense, the […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The first section of a new submarine for the Brazilian Navy has been transferred from the pre-outfitting site UFEM (Unidade de Fabricação de Estruturas Metálicas) to the Itaguaí Naval Complex on the Bay of Sepetiba where the boat will be launched once all hull sections are joined together. Future BNS Humaitá (S 41) will be the […]

  • 14 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A keel-laying ceremony for the first in a new class of US Military Sealift Command operated oilers was held at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego on May 13. Kevin Graney, NASSCO president welcomed ship namesake, Rep. John Lewis (D Ga.), and ship’s sponsor, actress Alfre Woodard who attended the ceremony. “I am […]