Austal Launches First Evolved Cape-Class Patrol Boat for Australian Navy

October 20, 2021 @ 04:34 AM

Austal has launched the first of six Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) ordered by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). “Austal has launched the first of six Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats to be constructed for the Australian Navy in Henderson, Western Australia,” the company announced on its official Twitter account Tuesday...

Chinese Navy Practices Cross-Sea Troop Transport with Asia’s Largest Ro-Ro Passenger Ship...

October 18, 2021 @ 04:57 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held an integrated military-civilian cross-sea troop maneuvering exercise using Asias largest civilian ferry with a displacement of 45,000 tons. The ship, Chinese Rejuvenation ferry, set out from an undisclosed port on Thursday night and arrived on Friday morning at the destination port, which...

Naval Group Wins Design Contract for French Navy’s Future Ocean Patrol Vessels...

October 14, 2021 @ 04:20 PM

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) awarded Naval Group a contract for the preliminary and detailed design of the Ocean Patrol Vessel program. The contract was awarded to the company on 5 October 2021, the company said in a statement today

Naval Group Delivers Third of 4 Multi-mission Patrol Vessel to Argentina

October 13, 2021 @ 06:27 PM

The Argentine Navy has taken delivery of the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) A.R

French, Italian Navies Test Coordinated Maritime Presence Concept

October 11, 2021 @ 11:24 AM

The French Navys High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commandant Ducuing and the Italian frigate Marceglia were both deployed to the Gulf o Guinea to test the Coordinated Maritime Presence (CMP) concept first launched in 2020. Eight complex exercises were carried out in around ten hours of cooperation, demonstrating the very good level of interoperability of the two European navies, the French defense ministry said in a statement

MBDA to Equip French-made Greek Warships with ASTER, Exocet Missiles

September 28, 2021 @ 11:33 AM

European MBDA will arm Greek Defence and Intervention frigates (FDI HN) frigates with ASTER 30 B1 and Exocet MM40 Block 3C missiles if the contract is signed. Nikólaos Panayotópoulos, the Greek Minister of Defence, Pierre Eric Pommellet, CEO of Naval Group, and Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on September 28 to open negotiations to provide the Hellenic Navy (HN) with three FDI HN frigates and their equipment as well as an optional additional frigate

Greece to Procure FDI, Gowind Warships from France

September 28, 2021 @ 06:42 AM

Frances Naval Group is likely to bag a contract valued approximately €5 billion to provide FDI (Belharra) frigates and Gowind corvettes to the Hellenic Navy. The deal will reportedly include delivery of three each of FDI and Gowind warships with an option for one more

Naval Group Launches Last Offshore Patrol Vessel for Argentina

September 22, 2021 @ 12:56 PM

Naval Group launched last of the four Offshore Patrol Vessel 87 (OPV 87) ordered by the Argentinean Navy, the A.R