The United States Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) – the nation's seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at Naval Station Mayport. The LCS is designed to complete close-to-shore missions and is a growing and relevant part of the Navy's fleet
Pakistan has ordered Chinese-made weapons and radar for the Type 054AP frigates it has requisitioned from the China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC). "The ship will have vertical launch cells (canisters) that can fire Chinese HQ-16 air-defense missiles and other kinds of missiles,” an unnamed CSSC source was quoted as saying to the Chinese military run Chinamil website
Saab has won a contract to provide Vidar, a laser rangefinder Situational Awareness System for Australias new Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels. “It is in production and will be delivered for Australias new Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels as a part of the 9LV-based Situational Awareness System”, said Anders Carp, head of Saab business area surveillance Friday
Japanese ruling party's team working on revising the National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) have decided to re-designate ‘Izumo aircraft carrier as a 'Multi-purpose Operation Destroyer' during a meeting held on December 5. Japan is not allowed to operate an attack aircraft and the nation should be limited to maintain necessary self-defense capabilities, according to the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution
The Indian Navy has encashed bank guarantees of Reliance Naval Engineering (RNEL) following delay in supplying Project 21 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) by over four years. RNEL has an order to supply five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)
The United Kingdom ministry of defense has selected a syndicate of British firms, along with four international shipbuilding companies to compete for its Fleet Solid Support Ships contract. The British consortium is made up of leading manufacturing and engineering companies Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce
Leonardo signed a contract with the German Federal Office in charge of defence acquisitions, to provide seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid Naval Gun systems that will equip the new K130 corvettes of the German Navy. The contract also includes training and spare parts supply
Chinas Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group started building a warship, the second littoral mission ship (LMS) for Malaysia in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. The new LMS is contracted by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group under China Shipbuilding Industry Co
The Pakistan Navy Commissioned PNS MOAWIN, an indigenously constructed 17,000 ton combat support ship which is the largest warship ever built in Pakistan. Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, President of Turkish Defence Industry Prof Dr Ismael DEMIR and Turkish Deputy Minister of National Defence Muhsin Dere were also present on the occasion at the Naval Shipyard in Karachi Tuesday, local media reported quoting an official release
Germany's procurement authority, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support (BAAINBw), has commissioned to build another five new Braunschweig-class (K130) corvettes for the countrys navy. Bundeswehr awarded the contract the ARGE K130 consortium, composed of Lürssen Werft, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and German Naval Yards Kiel
The United States Navy has awarded modifications to previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contracts for one Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 LCS to Lockheed Martin and two FY 2018 LCSs to Austal USA, Sept. 18
The Indonesian Navys fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 sank after catching fire while patrolling the waters of Sorong, West Papua, around 20 miles from the harbor of Navy Command III in Sorong on Tuesday. A Navy official confirmed the incident to Antara News stating the vessel sank on Tuesday afternoon after all aboard had been rescued
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