The Chinese Navy is ready for dual aircraft carrier operations, similar to the US Navy, with the completion of testing and training of its second aircraft carrier, Shangong, according to a Beijing based military expert. The first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning is already qualified for sea-faring missions and carries a complement...
The Russian Ministry of Defense will receive its first serially-produced Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov by mid-June. "Considering the pace of state trials, the ships delivery to the Defense Ministry may take place in late May or early June," Severnaya Shipyard said in a statement Wednesday
The US Navys 25-year old amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) will be able to support and operate the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters on-board after its upgrade by BAE Systems in 2021. Starting June this year, BAE Systems will drydock and perform nearly 18 months of maintenance and modernization work...
Damen Shipyards has completed installation and testing of combat systems on Indonesias second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332). “Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry...
The US Navys USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer has completed acceptance trials after spending two days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico
The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted Critical Design Review (CDR) for HELIOS laser weapon system built for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, tests of which are scheduled to take place later this year. This takes the program an inch closer towards its integration with the destroyers, expected to take place in 2021
The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has awarded Naval Group and Nexter a contract to modernize Narwhal 20B 20mm remote weapon stations (RWS) fitted aboard all French Navy surface vessels. “With Nexter Group, Naval Group will modernize the NARWHAL remote weapon stations fitted aboard all French Navy (Marine Nationale) surface vessels,” the Naval Group
French company Thales and Indonesia's Len Industri have signed an agreement to modernize combat management systems and radars of the Indonesian Navy's KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light frigates mission system. "On 10 March in Jakarta, Len Industri and Thales signed a contract for the complete modernisation of the KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light frigates mission system," Thales said in a statement Tuesday
The United States Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract valued $188 million to supply AEGIS combat system. “BAE Systems Inc
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and the Netherlands Defence Material Organization (DMO) signed a contract Thursday to construct the new supply ship HNLMS Den Helder for the Netherlands Navy. The contract was signed in Den Helder by the Director of Defence Material Organization (DMO), Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard and Arnout Damen, the new CEO of the family business Damen Shipyards Group
Aselsan has been contracted to provide electronic systems to be fitted on Turkish frigates built under the country's MILGEM national warship program. Under the contract, the company will supply navigation, communication, sonar and radar systems, weapons, electronic warfare systems, guided missiles, torpedos and electro-optical systems between 2021 and 2023
Two of Russia's Project 11356 frigates originally built for the Russian armed forces are now being reconfigured to suit Indian requirements, while two more will be built locally in India. The Indian Navy presently has six of these warships in service