Fincantieri Starts Work on $4.6 Billion First Qatari Corvette

July 31, 2018 @ 04:03 PM

Fincantieri has started the work on the first ‘Doha class corvette ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defense (MoD) by a steel cutting ceremony at Italys Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. The contract envisages the supply of seven surface vessels, of which four corvettes, one amphibious vessel (LPD - Landing Platform Dock),...

Five Companies Awarded $37M for US Navy's Guided Missile Frigate Conceptual Design

July 31, 2018 @ 01:21 PM

The United States department of defense has awarded a combined $37.3 million contract to exercise options for Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) conceptual design

China Donates 4 Patrol Boats to Philippines as part of Weapons Aid

July 30, 2018 @ 08:57 AM

China has donated four patrol boats to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of its US$14-million grant to help Manilas modernization efforts. In a statement, Navy spokesman Commodore Jonathan Zata was quoted as saying by Manila Bulletin that the four units of patrol boats came with 30...

Australia’s Second of Three Destroyers Handed Over to the Navy

July 27, 2018 @ 09:32 AM

The second of three new domestically built air warfare destroyers has been officially handed over to the Australian government at a ceremony in Adelaide Friday. The destroyer, ‘Brisbane, part of $9 billion defense project, will now head to Sydney, where it will be commissioned later this year after final sea trials,...

India’s Indigenous Nuclear Missile Tracking Ship To Be Delivered In December

July 19, 2018 @ 02:52 PM

Indias indigenous nuclear missile tracking ship, wrapped in secrecy till now, is set to be delivered in December this year, according to a report by

US MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter Completes Initial Operational Test

July 9, 2018 @ 11:52 AM

The US MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has completed the first Initial Operational test and Evaluation. The next-gen UAS manufactured by Northrop Grumman performed several machine scenarios aboard Coronado off the coast of southern California, LT

China To Build Country's First 10,000-Ton Marine Patrol Ship

July 9, 2018 @ 09:58 AM

Chinas local shipbuilding firm CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited has won a bidding process to construct the countrys first maritime patrol vessel with over 10,000 tonnage. The bidding price offered by Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding is 676 million yuan ($102 million), Global Times reports

Japan To Send Largest Helicopter Carrier For Patrolling In South China Sea

July 5, 2018 @ 03:21 PM

Japan is slated to dispatch one its largest warships, the Izumo-class helicopter carrier JS Kaga, to the South China Sea that will last for year, two officials with direct knowledge of the operation told Reuters. “This is part Japan's efforts to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific," one of the officials said

US Approves 5 AEGIS Weapons Systems for Spain’s Frigates

June 27, 2018 @ 08:53 AM

The US State Department has approved the sale of five AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) estimated at $860.4 million to be installed on Spanish Navy frigates

China Invites Bids To Develop Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Ship

June 23, 2018 @ 09:50 AM

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on Thursday invited bids for the construction of a nuclear-powered icebreaker ship, a project seen as a predecessor to the construction of nuclear powered aircraft carrier and other large naval ships. Bidders are required to participate in research, appraisal, building and testing of the ship, and provide technology support for the user

Philippine Navy To Deploy First Missile-Firing Assault Vessels In Three Months

May 11, 2018 @ 02:39 PM

The Philippine Navys multipurpose attack vessels are being equipped with Israeli-made missiles, which will likely be inducted in the next three months, the navy chief said Thursday. The surface-to-surface missiles, called Spike ER,which have a range of 8 kilometers (5 miles), are being installed in three multipurpose attack vessels which were acquired earlier and will be ready for deployment in two to three months, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad was quoted as saying by AP after a maritime security forum in Manila