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
Indonesia will seek foreign funds up to US$1.2 billion to finance the construction of three submarines as part of the nation's minimum essential force (MEF) program
The Romanian government has contracted Frances Naval Group to build four Gowind corvettes for $1.4 Billion (Euro 1
A fire broke out in a Russian mini-submarine near the Barents Sea killing 14 sailors on July 1, according to a statement from the Ministry of Defense in Moscow. Reuters quoted Per Strand, a director at the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority as saying that his agency "made checks" and was "not monitoring too high radiation levels in the area" where the accident took place, suggesting that the vessel is nuclear-powered
The Indian Navy has issued Request For Proposal (RFP) for the construction of six stealth-capable Next Generation Missile Vessels (NGMVs) worth about $1.88 Billion (INR 13,000 crore), the Indian media reported Tuesday
Lockheed Martin has won a $7 million contract for Combat System Ship Integration and Test on Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) new-construction ships. The work executed under this contract includes combat system (CS) ship integration engineering support and test planning, conducting a waterfront CS ship integration and test program, post-delivery engineering support to government test teams, engineering services for CS ship integration and test and developing test program documents for FFG(X) ships, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
The first steel cut for the French Navys defence and intervention frigates (FDI), the fully digital warships that will be among the most modern anywhere in the world, will take place in October this year. Naval Group teams are in the process of launching the program for the FDIs that will be delivered from 2023 onward, a Naval Group release said on the occasion of the completion of the Normandie frigate which marks the completion of the FREMM shipbuilding program
Lockheed Martin-made Littoral Combat Ship 17, the future USS Indianapolis, has completed acceptance trials in lake Michigan, and will be commissioned to the US Navy this October. The trials included a full-power run, maneuverability testing, and surface and air detect-to-engage demonstrations of the ship's combat system
India's $14.4 billion (INR 1 lakh Crore) project to build six indigenous nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) for its navy has kicked off after the government green signaled the project four years ago, with work on special alloy meant for the hull having begun
Russias Krylov State Scientific Center will unveil the model of a new aircraft carrier with a conventional propulsion unit, touted to be better than UKs Queen Elizabeth carrier, as an alternative to the Moscows planned nuclear-powered carrier, at the Army-2019 event held between June 25-30. "This year, we will demonstrate a full-fledged aircraft carrier featuring a gas turbine unit with a displacement of about 60,000 tonnes
Moscows two new Project 11711, Ivan Gren-class amphibious assault ships are likely to be helicopter carriers with a single superstructure. Construction of the two new ships under this project, Vladimir Andreyev and the Vasily Trushin, was completed in April of this year
A major fire broke out in Indian Navy's under-construction stealth guided-missile destroyer, “INS Visakhapatnam,” stationed at Mumbais Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders on Friday, killing a 23-year old contract worker. "Under-construction warship Visakhapatnam caught fire at 5
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