The Sri Lankan Navy has taken delivery of the second advanced offshore patrol vessel from India's state-owned shipbuilder Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) on Thursday, 25 days ahead of schedule. With this, shipyard has succeeded in reducing build period of 2500 Tonnes OPV to nearly 3 years from over 5 years taken till about 3 years back, GSL said in a press release
The US Navy released a CVN 80/81 two-ship buy Request for Proposal (RFP) to Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) on March 19 to further define the cost savings associated with procuring next two Ford-class carriers together, under a single contract. "In keeping with the National Defense Strategy, the Navy developed an acquisition strategy to combine the CVN 80 and CVN 81 procurements to better achieve the Department's objectives of building a more lethal force with greater performance and affordability," said James F
Pakistan Customs has taken delivery of two Damen Stan Patrol 1605 FRP patrol boats in a handover ceremony at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd (KS&EW) on March 10. The vessels were built by KS&EW with technical and material support from Damen
The worlds first class-approved 3D printed ships propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Groups headquarters in the Netherlands and has been approved to be installed on a ship. Containing 298 layers of 3D printing, the propeller is the result of a collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk, Bureau Veritas and Damen
The UK Ministry of Defence has amended its Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract with BAE Systems to include the Queen Elizabeth Class, extending the arrangement to cover all classes of ships home-ported at Portsmouth Naval Base. The amendment is worth £69 million and runs until March 2019, with an option to extend it to March 2020 at an additional value of £68
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Ukroboronproms Kherson State Plant, Pallada launched the newest composite autonomous floating dock with a carrying capacity of 7100 tons. After launching, specialists of Palada plant will conduct a full test cycle, after which the dock will undergo American Bureau of Shipping certification for the first time in the history of Ukrainian shipbuilding industry and the Bureau
China has begun testing the power system of its second aircraft carrier, also the countrys first homemade one, said the general director of the project on Monday. Hu Wenming, the head of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation who has chaired the research and development of the Type 001A carrier, revealed the tests on Monday during an interview with China Central Television's Asia Today
Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply MT30 marine gas turbines to power the next three ships in the Republic of Korea Navys Daegu-class frigate programme. The MT30 gas turbines will be featured in second, third and fourth ships
The Government of Canada last week issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project for the Navy. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this key deliverable was released by Irving Shipbuilding Inc
DCNS, Chemring Countermeasures and Terma successfully conducted joint operational trials of their Torpedo Defence Solution on May 12. This solution integrates Termas C-Guard Decoy Launching System with DCNSs CANTO Anti-Torpedo Decoy and the Chemring Launch Module which, combined, is designated NATO standard CANTO 130mm
Russia could supply air defence systems and other equipment to Indias Vikrant-class aircraft carrier currently under construction, the head of Russian firm Rostec said. "Guidance systems, air defence systems, as well as various systems of airborne weaponry, including anti-aircraft, could be supplied on board the aircraft carrier
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