DCNS To Begin Sea Trails Of FREMM Normandie

May 16, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

The FREMM Normandie multi-mission frigate, second of the series ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the DGA (Direction Générale de lArmement) and the French Navy, left the DCNS site in Lorient on 14 May on its way to the DCNS site in Toulon. Over the next few weeks, DCNS will...

Three Firms To Team Up For UK's Cougar Patrol Vehicle Program

April 3, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

UK-based firms Morgan, Ricardo and Ultra Electronics have signed a joint contract to support and develop the Ministry of Defences (MoDs) Cougar family of protected patrol vehicles. The Cougar Post-Design Service (PDS) programme which covers the Mastiff, Ridgback and Wolfhound vehicles fleets is set to be worth up...

France Suspends Military Cooperation With Russia, Mistral Warship Deal Under Review

March 24, 2014 @ 08:58 AM

France has suspended most of its military cooperation with Russia, the French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday The statement comes as Paris still mulls over the idea of cancelling the sale of two Mistral warships to Moscow. Paris has suspended "the majority of its military cooperation with Russia" in the...

GD NASSCO Delivers Second Mobile Landing Platform Class Ship To US Navy

March 13, 2014 @ 08:20 AM

General Dynamics NASSCO today delivered the USNS John Glenn (MLP 2), the second ship of the Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) class, to the U.S

FREMM Frigate Normandie Completes Third Series Of Sea Trials

March 13, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

The FREMM Normandie returned to port on Saturday 8 March on the DCNS site in Lorient, at the end of its third series of sea trials, according to a DCNS statement. This frigate is the second of the series ordered by the French DGA (General Directorate for Armament) for the...

UAE launches Last Baynunah-Class Corvette

February 10, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

The United Arab Emirates Naval Forces (UAENF) last of six Baynunah-class corvette, Al-Hili, was launched on 6 February, according to the news agency WAM. This follows the commissioning of the third Baynunah, Al-Dhafra, in December

IAI Unveil New Unmanned Surface Vessel

February 6, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveils its new Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) combat marine system - "Katana" for Homeland Security (HLS) applications. The Katana USV supports a wide range of applications for HLS and the protection of exclusive economic zones, including - harbor security, patrol of shallow coastal and territorial waters, surface and electronic warfare and offshore platform protection (plus oil rigs, pipelines, and more)

ThyssenKrupp To Display Various Submarines And Missile systems At Defexpo 2014

February 5, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems will showcase a wide range of submarines, missile systems and naval surface ships at the Defexpo India 2014, New Delhi, from February 6 to 9. The company will exhibit HDW Class 214 submarine, HDW Class 209/1500 submarine, IDAS Missile System, Blohm+Voss Class 124 frigate, Blohm+Voss MEKO A-200 SAN frigate and Kockums FLEXpatrol stealth patrol vessel

Royal Moroccan Navy Receive FREMM Frigate

February 3, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

DCNS recently delivered a multimission frégate Européen multi-mission (FREMM) frigate, Mohammed VI, to the Royal Moroccan Navy. At present, DCNS is under contract to build 11 FREMM ships for the French Navy and one for the Moroccan Navy

China To Develop New Surveillance Ship

January 21, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

China is planning to build worlds first 10,000-ton class marine surveillance ship under a contract worth over $46 million. The contract awarded to China Ship-building Industry Corporation, includes the construction of another 4,000-ton surveillance ship

DCNS, Piriou Team Up For French Ocean-Going Vessels Contract

January 13, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

Piriou and DCNS has won a contract from the Direction Générale de l'Armement's (DGA) to develop and deliver three multi-mission ocean-going vessels for the French Navy. The three ships development contract, which has an option for a fourth and the associated maintenance service, is a part of the French Navy's B2M multi-mission ship programme, for which Piriou serves as the lead contractor

First Italian Anti-Submarine Warfare FREMM Frigate Delivered

January 7, 2014 @ 03:30 PM

The Italian Navy took delivery of the ITS (Italian Ship) Virginio Fasan, the first frigate in the anti-submarine warfare version, known as FOC ASW. The ASW warship is equipped with state of the art ASW systems, including active and passive towed sonar, torpedoes and decoys launchers and a panoramic echo sounder