General Dynamics Wins $45M for US Navy’s Knifefish Autonomous Undersea Vehicle

August 27, 2019 @ 08:31 AM

General Dynamics has a $44.6 million modification contract for low-rate initial production of the US Navys Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (SMCM UUV), also known as Knifefish

Russian Navy to Receive 4 Nuclear Powered, 2 Conventional Submarines in 2020

August 23, 2019 @ 11:59 AM

The Russian naval forces are set to receive as many as six submarines in 2020, of which four are nuclear-powered while the rest two are diesel-electric boats. "Sevmash Shipyard will deliver four nuclear powered submarines- first Project 955A serial-produced ‘Knyaz Oleg, first Project 885M serial-produced ‘Novosibirsk, Project 885M lead submarine ‘Kazan...

General Dynamics To Support UK's Dreadnought-Class Nuclear Sub

August 23, 2019 @ 05:53 AM

The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics a $64.8 million contract to support the second hull of the United Kingdom (UK) Dreadnought-Class ballistic missile nuclear submarine, christened "HMS Valiant

Sri Lankan Navy Commissions China-Gifted Frigate

August 23, 2019 @ 02:25 AM

Sri Lanka Navy renamed China-gifted frigate "P625" as "Parakramabahu" and commissioned it into naval service. Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva, Ambassador of China to Sri Lanka Cheng Xueyuan, Defense Attache of the Chinese Embassy Senior Colonel Xu Jianwei and Sri Lanka senior...

China Launches Unmanned Combat Ship

August 22, 2019 @ 12:05 PM

China launched an unmanned combat ship yesterday with its developer claiming the vessel is combat-ready. The ship has a length of about 15 meters and a displacement of 20 tons, is capable of conducting air defense, anti-ship and anti-submarine missions thanks to a phased array radar system, vertical-launched missiles and torpedoes

China’s First Indigenously-Built Carrier To Be Inducted By Year-End

August 22, 2019 @ 07:01 AM

Chinas first indigenously built aircraft carrier, the “Type 001A” is likely to be inducted into Peoples Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) by the end of 2019, Chinese media reported. The 65,000 tonne carrier will be countrys second carrier to be commissioned to service after the 58,000 tonne Liaoning

Lockheed To Support US Navy’s Ship Self-Defense System

August 16, 2019 @ 07:36 AM

Lockheed Martin has won a $56 million contract for combat system engineering support on the Ship Self-Defense System (SSDS). The SSDS combat system engineering agent/software design agent primary deliverables will be SSDS tactical computer programs, program updates and associated engineering, development and logistics products

BAE Systems Starts Building UK's Second Type 26 Frigate

August 15, 2019 @ 01:19 PM

BAE Systems has cut the first steel for its second Type 26 Frigate christened "HMS Cardiff," marking the formal start of production for the warship for the UK Royal Navy. Type 26 is designed to deliver the most advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability to the Royal Navy

36 Fighters to be Based on China's Second Aircraft Carrier

August 14, 2019 @ 09:08 AM

China's second aircraft carrier "Type 001A" could carry at least 36 domestically developed J-15 fighter jets along with helicopters, Chinese state media reported Tuesday. The Type 001A can thus carry over 12 additional aircraft in comparison to the first carrier “Liaoning

Austal To Support LCS USS Tulsa

August 13, 2019 @ 07:42 AM

Austal has won a $23 million contract to support littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Tulsa (LCS 16) belonging to the US Navy. The contract includes advance planning, material procurement and accomplishment of work in support of the post shakedown availability (PSA) of littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16)

General Dynamics To Conduct Repair Works Of USS Washington Submarine

August 10, 2019 @ 10:14 AM

General Dynamics has won a $15.2 million contract for planning, material procurement, and repair work for USS Washington (SSN 787) nuclear-powered attack submarine

US Navy To Commission USS Billings Littoral Combat Ship

August 1, 2019 @ 07:04 AM

The United States (US) Navy will commission its latest Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future “USS Billings” (LCS 15) on Saturday, August 3, in Key West, Florida. The ship is designed to defeat asymmetric "anti-access" threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft