The US Navy has awarded a contract worth $1.5 billion to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) for the detail design and construction of USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship
The Australian Navy will commence sea trials of its Air Warfare Destroyer 'Hobart' by early next year. The trials of the first Hobart-class ship will undertake testing of combat and communications systems and further platform system testing
Belgium accompanied by Netherlands will purchase four warships and twelve minesweepers for an approximate two billion euros. Belgium will buy four frigates and twelve minesweepers along with Netherlands
The Republic of Korea Navy on Wednesday took delivery of 2,300 ton frigate, named Gwangju, the sixth and last ship in the first batch of the Navy's newest Incheon-class frigates. The frigate is expected to be deployed on patrols starting March next year after undergoing five months of operational sea trials, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said, Yonhap reports
BAE Systems has been awarded a US Navy contract worth $192 million to complete the installation and combat systems activation for two Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers. “BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a maximum value $192,682,485 cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for post-delivery execution yard efforts to accomplish post-delivery industrial availabilities including but not limited to post-delivery availabilities, mission systems activation, and post shakedown availabilities (PSA) of USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) and USS Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001),” the US Department of Defense announced Monday
The Government of Canada last week issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project for the Navy. The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this key deliverable was released by Irving Shipbuilding Inc
Sri Lanka has signed defence deals worth 120 million RMB with China that includes provision of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), during an official visit by the Secretary of Defence to Beijing this week. During the second Defence Cooperation Dialogue co-chaired by Defense Secretary Hettiarachchi and Admiral Sun Jianguo, deputy chief of Joint Staff Department of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), China has also agreed to provide military assistance to the country, Sri Lanka's Ministry of Defense (MOD) said
China has started assembly of it's first indigenous aircraft carrier and manufacture of several guided missile destroyers. According to the footage captured from Airbus satellite last Thursday, the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is assembling a Type-001A CV aircraft carrier along with the manufacture of type 052D missile destroyers, Sputnik reported Thursday
South Korea's Navy launched a new fast patrol boat in a ceremony held at Busan shipyard on Thursday, to help counter North Korea's hovercraft force along its maritime demarcation line. The new 210-ton patrol boat killer medium, rocket (PKMR), named Chamsuri-211, will gradually replace the existing 20-year-old Chamsuri patrol boats in service, the Navy said in a statement
The Aurora cruiser, one of the most popular tourist attractions in St. Petersburg, will be handed over to the Russian Navy after modernization on July 15
Saab has received an order worth SEK147 million from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to modify and upgrade two Swedish Navy Koster-class mine countermeasures vessels (MCMVs). Saab will upgrade and modify of two of Swedens Koster-class MCMVs
Leonardo-Finmeccanica will supply the latest generation of naval systems and sensors for the 7 new ships build for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces. Within the framework of the agreement between the Italian and Qatari governments for the Qatar Navy modernisation plan, the7 units to be supplied include 4 corvettes, 1 Landing Platform Deck and 2 Off-shore Patrol Vessel - are to be deployed for maritime surveillance and patrolling duties in territorial waters and in the exclusive economic zone
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