Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII)s newly built “Tripoli” amphibious assault ship (LHA 7) has completed builders trials, the company announced Monday. The second ship in the America-class spent four days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the ships main propulsion, combat and other systems before returning to HIIs Ingalls Shipbuilding division
South Korea is set to launch a new project to build a ship on which short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing (STOVL) aircraft such as the F-35B stealth jets it is seeking to buy, can be operated. The decision to build the carrier-type vessel, expected to be operational by late 2020s, was taken on July 12
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has issued a tender worth $291 million (INR 2000 crore) for the procurement of 100 heavyweight torpedoes for the Indian Navys Scorpene-class (Kalvari-class) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs). “The tender is for around 100 torpedoes and will cater to the immediate requirement of the Navy,” a top ministry official was quoted as saying by the local media
France has unveiled new Barracuda-class nuclear-powered submarine project, meant to replace its ageing fleet of four SSN Rubis submarines. The boat is the first of its class to be built for the French navy
The Sri Lankan navy on Monday, received a P-625 naval frigate at Colombo port, as a ‘gift from China. In
Russian technical experts are expected to reach India by the end of this year or in early 2020, to help the Indian side kick-start a part of the $2.15 billion (INR 14,700 crore) project, to build two BrahMos-equipped Talwar-class frigates, at Goa Shipyard
A scale mock-up of a Russian nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Project 11430E ‘Lamantin was displayed at the international maritime defense show currently underway in St. Petersburg
Russia has started working on the concept of a new non-nuclear aircraft carrier that will house a future naval version of the Su-57 Stealth fighter jet. “The new concept of a non-nuclear aircraft carrier for the Russian Navy provides for over 40 aircraft, jets and sea drones to be placed on it,” Pavel Filippov, director general of Krylov State Research Centre said in an interview to Sputnik
Moscow has offered to build six Project-75I diesel-electric submarines worth $6.6 billion (INR 450 billion) jointly with India and integrate the BrahMos missile systems into them in lieu of licensed production of the submersibles
Indian aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya will undergo scheduled maintenance and upgrade to some of its systems in 2020 which will be carried out by Russian shipbuilding firm, Sevmash. “Since ship delivery in 2013, its crew has been provided with qualified technical support in the maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment, regular supply of the necessary spare parts has been organized, and retrofitting of the corresponding onshore infrastructure has been underway,” Alexander Mikheev, head of Russian arms exporting agency, Rosoboronexport said
The Indian government, after consultation with the navy has decided to sell the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the INS Viraat, for scrap after its effort to convert it into a heritage site failed. Viraat, a Centaur class aircraft carrier weighing 27,800 tonnes, had served in the British Navy as “HMS Hermes” for 25 years from November 1959 to April 1984
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