Frances Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has offered to expand shipbuilding cooperation with Italy into naval vessels to renegotiate STX France shipyard ownership deal. Le Maire said in an interview published on Sunday by Le Journal du Dimanche that he will open renegotiations in Rome on August 1, Reuters reports
France has threatened to nationalize the STX France Defence Shipyard if Italy, which has sought a majority stake, does not accept its offer of equal ownership. Italy turned down yesterday the French proposal to of an equal share in STX France's ownership with Paris, saying it wanted the Italian state-owned Fincantieri...
Swedens defence Procurement agency, FMV has ordered a new batch of Combat Boats 90H, in an upgraded variant which will be operated by its Amphibious Battalion. The new boats called ‘Stridsbåt 90 HS series are upgraded with driveline, protection, the ability to work with weapons from tires, and preparation...
In a move certain to anger China, the US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Taiwan of SRP system, a component of C4ISR, upgrade electronic warfare systems of KEELUNG Class destroyers, 56 AGM Air-to-Ground Missiles and MK 54 Lightweight Torpedo Conversion Kits altogether worth US$1,364...
Huntington Ingalls Industries is being awarded a contract modification for incorporation of the Flight III baseline on DDG 125 US Navy ships. The contract award amount is considered source selection sensitive information and will not be made public at this time
Indian Navy is planning to deploy an additional floating dock at Port Blair, which is very close to the Strait of Malacca that connects the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea. The move is aimed at strengthening naval power on the eastern coastline
The Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command will send out an invitation to negotiate and for preliminary invite for tender to three shortlisted combat system bidders for its Squadron 2020 project vessels. Of a total of 8 companies competing for the contract, Finland chose German Atlas Elektronik GmbH, the Canadian Lockheed Martin and the Swedish Saab Ab for further consideration in April 2017
The US Special Operations Command has awarded a $17 million worth contract to Vigor Works LLC. for third Sea, Air, and Land Insertion, Observation, and Neutralization (SEALION) Combatant Craft Heavy (CCH) for the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) surface fleet
A Royal Navy warship ‘HMS Mersey has escorted several Russian ships through the English Channel over the weekend. The incident - described as "routine business" for the navy - is the fourth such incident in the past two months
Vietnams coast guard received six U.S
Australian naval engineers are investigating the problems in the propulsion systems of two Spanish-built warships. The Royal Australian Navys US$1
China's new 052D guided-missile destroyers, which is equipped with phased array radar and vertical launching system, is undergoing outfitting work in Dalian Shipyard, Northeast China's Liaoning Province. There are five 052D destroyers already in active service while another six are undergoing outfitting and several are under construction, read a Sina Weibo Post by the China National Radio (CNR) Military Program on Sunday