Russian Shipbuilder Reconfiguring Project 11356 Frigates for Indian Navy

February 18, 2020 @ 07:30 AM

Two of Russia's Project 11356 frigates originally built for the Russian armed forces are now being reconfigured to suit Indian requirements, while two more will be built locally in India. The Indian Navy presently has six of these warships in service

Pakistani Navy Commissions 2300 Ton Corvette, PNS Yarmook

February 14, 2020 @ 08:19 AM

The Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2300 Tonnes Corvette, PNS YARMOOK (F-271) – the first of two Damen OPV 1900s – in a ceremony held at Constanta Port, Romania on 13th February 2020. PNS YARMOOK is capable of performing a variety of maritime operations and can transport both a helicopter and...

Northrop to Develop Tech to Recharge Underwater Unmanned Vehicles

February 12, 2020 @ 09:13 PM

Northrop Grumman will manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon) that will allow passage of electricity to enable recharging of underwater unmanned vehicles. "Northrop Grumman Corporation has signed its first non-exclusive agreement to manufacture niobium-based connectors (NiobiCon) specifically designed for harsh environments," the company said in a statement Wednesday

Digital Drawing of Latest Singaporean Endurance-class Ship Unveiled at Airshow

February 12, 2020 @ 08:20 AM

ST Engineering displayed a digital drawing of the Joint Multi Mission Ship, the Endurance 170, at the Singapore Air show 2020 (February 11-16). The ship is intended to host helicopters as well as the F-35B jets that the city-state will be buying from the US

Mexican Navy Commissions POLA-class Warship built by Damen

February 11, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (SEMAR) has received the Range Ocean Patrol (POLA) Class vessel ARM Reformador, based on the Damens SIGMA Frigate and claimed to be the most advanced naval ship with a South American navy. The delivery ceremony was attended by Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán, Secretary...

India Tests Indigenous Aircraft Carrier’s Engines

February 10, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

The engine of the Indian Navys first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-1) INS Vikrant has completed trials, and is expected to embark on its sea trial by mid-2020. “Major structural and outfitting work of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) has been completed

New Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy

February 10, 2020 @ 08:12 AM

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Lockheed Martin have delivered “St.Louis” Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the United States Navy

BEL, GRSE to Customize Elbit’s Unmanned Surface Vessels for Indian Navy

February 7, 2020 @ 12:42 PM

India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israeli firm Elbit Systems to develop and customize the latter's Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) for the Indian Navy. The tripartite MoU was inked today during the ongoing DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow city, India

Northrop to Integrate Sonar System onto L3Harris Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

February 4, 2020 @ 08:13 PM

Northrop Grumman will integrate its µSAS sonar system onto L3Harris Technologies Iver4 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) for a 12-month test period for the Defense Innovation Units (DIU) Next Generation Small-Class UUV program. The DIU is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) organization founded to help the US military make faster use of emerging commercial technologies

HII Eyes Orca Drone Submarine Production With Hydroid Acquisition

February 4, 2020 @ 03:07 PM

Huntington Ingalls Industries' $350 million acquisition of Hydroid Inc from Kongsberg will help the company build Orca extra-large unmanned undersea vehicles (XLUUVs) with Boeing, for the United States Navy. “Hydroids advanced capabilities and reputation for excellence in autonomous and unmanned maritime systems provide the perfect complement to our existing unmanned operations, including Proteus in Panama City and our partnership with Boeing to produce the Orca XLUUV," said Mike Petters, HIIs president and CEO

US Destroyer Ready to Undergo Tests Nearly 3 Years After Fatal Accident

February 4, 2020 @ 05:38 AM

The US Navy's USS Fitzgerald guided-missile destroyer that was damaged in a deadly collision with a cargo ship nearly three years ago has undergone repairs and will soon begin testing at sea. On June 17, 2017, the warship collided with MV ACX Crystal, a Philippine-flagged container ship, about 80 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo, Japan

Damen Reveals New Offshore Support, Submarine Rescue Vessel Concept

January 29, 2020 @ 08:23 AM

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has developed a new concept vessel – the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020 which features a stable platform with crew accommodation, low carbon emissions, alternate fueling and various support options including submarine rescue. “We were approached by several different operators at the same time, all looking for slightly different offshore capabilities, but similar enough that their requirements could be met with a conceptual standard platform,” says design & proposal engineer Mark Couwenberg