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

USA To Provide $554M Follow On Technical Support For Egyptian Naval Ships

July 31, 2019 @ 06:50 AM

The United States (US) has approved Egypts request to provide Follow on Technical Support (FOTS) for its naval ships for $554million. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various ships for an estimated cost of $554 million,” Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a

Turkey’s ASELSAN Develops Communications System for Indigenous Submarine

July 30, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

Turkey's defense and electronic systems company ASELSAN will be supplying a communications system for the locally-made New Type Submarine Project (NTSP), according to Turkish officials. According to an announcement yesterday from Turkey's Defense Industries Presidency (SSB), The Company, combining its broad experience with up-to-date technological developments, offers uninterrupted, secure, economical and fast communication solutions to the NTSP

Indian Navy Commissions LCU L-56 Amphibious Vessel

July 29, 2019 @ 10:50 AM

The Indian navy commissioned the “L-56,” the sixth of the eight ordered amphibious vessels of the Mark IV Landing Craft Utility (LCU)-class on Monday, 29 July. Manufacturer of the ship, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) signed an agreement for worth INR 21 billion ($305 million) with the Indian Navy for designing and building the LCU ships in September 2011

INS Khanderi Scorpene-class Sub To Be Inducted By October

July 26, 2019 @ 12:14 PM

India's second Scorpene-class stealth submarine christened "INS Khanderi," will be commissioned by October of this year, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said on Thursday. "For Scorpenes, we are moving well