BAE Systems Wins $146 Million To Repair, Modernize US Navy Cruiser Gettysburg

August 21, 2018 @ 06:41 AM

The US Navy has awarded a $146 million worth contract to BAE Systems ship repair subsidiary to repair and modernize the US Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser Gettysburg, the Department of Defense announced Monday. "BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia is awarded a $146,342,267 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS...

Austal Offers to Build Cape-class Naval Patrol Boats in the Philippines

August 13, 2018 @ 12:20 PM

Australian shipbuilder Austal confirmed on 13 August that it is ready to build naval ships in the Philippines if it secures a contract with the Philippines Government to build six vessels OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessels), Austal said in a Twitter post. Commenting on the proposed build programme, Austal said, “Austals OPV...

Fincantieri Starts Work on $4.6 Billion First Qatari Corvette

July 31, 2018 @ 04:03 PM

Fincantieri has started the work on the first ‘Doha class corvette ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defense (MoD) by a steel cutting ceremony at Italys Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. The contract envisages the supply of seven surface vessels, of which four corvettes, one amphibious vessel (LPD - Landing Platform Dock),...

Five Companies Awarded $37M for US Navy's Guided Missile Frigate Conceptual Design

July 31, 2018 @ 01:21 PM

The United States department of defense has awarded a combined $37.3 million contract to exercise options for Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) conceptual design

China Donates 4 Patrol Boats to Philippines as part of Weapons Aid

July 30, 2018 @ 08:57 AM

China has donated four patrol boats to help the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), as part of its US$14-million grant to help Manilas modernization efforts. In a statement, Navy spokesman Commodore Jonathan Zata was quoted as saying by Manila Bulletin that the four units of patrol boats came with 30 units of Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Launcher (40MM) with corresponding ammunition

Australia’s Second of Three Destroyers Handed Over to the Navy

July 27, 2018 @ 09:32 AM

The second of three new domestically built air warfare destroyers has been officially handed over to the Australian government at a ceremony in Adelaide Friday. The destroyer, ‘Brisbane, part of $9 billion defense project, will now head to Sydney, where it will be commissioned later this year after final sea trials, News

India’s Indigenous Nuclear Missile Tracking Ship To Be Delivered In December

July 19, 2018 @ 02:52 PM

Indias indigenous nuclear missile tracking ship, wrapped in secrecy till now, is set to be delivered in December this year, according to a report by

US MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter Completes Initial Operational Test

July 9, 2018 @ 11:52 AM

The US MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has completed the first Initial Operational test and Evaluation. The next-gen UAS manufactured by Northrop Grumman performed several machine scenarios aboard Coronado off the coast of southern California, LT

China To Build Country's First 10,000-Ton Marine Patrol Ship

July 9, 2018 @ 09:58 AM

Chinas local shipbuilding firm CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited has won a bidding process to construct the countrys first maritime patrol vessel with over 10,000 tonnage. The bidding price offered by Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding is 676 million yuan ($102 million), Global Times reports

Japan To Send Largest Helicopter Carrier For Patrolling In South China Sea

July 5, 2018 @ 03:21 PM

Japan is slated to dispatch one its largest warships, the Izumo-class helicopter carrier JS Kaga, to the South China Sea that will last for year, two officials with direct knowledge of the operation told Reuters. “This is part Japan's efforts to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific," one of the officials said

US Approves 5 AEGIS Weapons Systems for Spain’s Frigates

June 27, 2018 @ 08:53 AM

The US State Department has approved the sale of five AEGIS Weapons Systems (AWS) estimated at $860.4 million to be installed on Spanish Navy frigates