Navantia Competes Corvettes Delivery to Saudi Arabia, Eyes More Shipbuilding Projects

March 12, 2024 @ 09:38 AM

Spanish Navantia on March 7 commissioned of the fifth and last corvette built under the Al-Sarawat project for five ships at the King Faisal naval base in Jeddah. On the occasion, Chief of Staff of Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily said that HMS UNAYZAH the fifth...

French Aster 30 Missile Downs Sea-Skimming Supersonic Projectile in NATO Exercise

May 29, 2021 @ 07:12 AM

During a NATO exercise off the Scottish coast a sea skimming target was destroyed by the French Aster 30 missile. This being the missiles first combat-armed use and was fired from the French anti-missile ship FS Forbin The exercise was an element of the At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021 interoperability exercises...

Chinese Navy Ready for Dual Aircraft Carrier Missions

October 28, 2020 @ 06:10 PM

The Chinese Navy is ready for dual aircraft carrier operations, similar to the US Navy, with the completion of testing and training of its second aircraft carrier, Shangong, according to a Beijing based military expert. The first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning is already qualified for sea-faring missions and carries a complement...

Delivery of first Project 22350 Frigate to Russian Military By Mid-June

April 9, 2020 @ 02:55 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense will receive its first serially-produced Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov by mid-June. "Considering the pace of state trials, the ships delivery to the Defense Ministry may take place in late May or early June," Severnaya Shipyard said in a statement Wednesday

US Navy to Upgrade 25-year Old USS Boxer to Operate F-35B Jets...

April 4, 2020 @ 03:49 PM

The US Navys 25-year old amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) will be able to support and operate the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters on-board after its upgrade by BAE Systems in 2021. Starting June this year, BAE Systems will drydock and perform nearly 18 months of maintenance and modernization work...

Damen Tests Combat Systems on Indonesia’s 2nd SIGMA Frigate

March 19, 2020 @ 06:21 AM

Damen Shipyards has completed installation and testing of combat systems on Indonesias second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332). “Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry of Defences SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332),” the company said in a

US Navy Destroyer USS Delbert D. Black Completes Acceptance Trials

March 18, 2020 @ 11:30 AM

The US Navys USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer has completed acceptance trials after spending two days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico

Lockheed to Test HELIOS Laser Weapon in 2020

March 12, 2020 @ 07:06 AM

The US Navy and Lockheed Martin have conducted Critical Design Review (CDR) for HELIOS laser weapon system built for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, tests of which are scheduled to take place later this year. This takes the program an inch closer towards its integration with the destroyers, expected to take place in 2021

Naval Group, Nexter to Upgrade French Navy’s Narwhal Remote Weapon Systems

March 11, 2020 @ 10:26 AM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has awarded Naval Group and Nexter a contract to modernize Narwhal 20B 20mm remote weapon stations (RWS) fitted aboard all French Navy surface vessels. “With Nexter Group, Naval Group will modernize the NARWHAL remote weapon stations fitted aboard all French Navy (Marine Nationale) surface vessels,” the Naval Group

Thales to Modernize Indonesian Warship with Combat Management System, Radars

March 11, 2020 @ 10:02 AM

French company Thales and Indonesia's Len Industri have signed an agreement to modernize combat management systems and radars of the Indonesian Navy's KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light frigates mission system. "On 10 March in Jakarta, Len Industri and Thales signed a contract for the complete modernisation of the KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light frigates mission system," Thales said in a statement Tuesday

US Navy Awards BAE Systems $188M for AEGIS Combat System

March 3, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

The United States Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract valued $188 million to supply AEGIS combat system. “BAE Systems Inc

Damen to Build Supply Ship for Dutch Navy

February 20, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and the Netherlands Defence Material Organization (DMO) signed a contract Thursday to construct the new supply ship HNLMS Den Helder for the Netherlands Navy. The contract was signed in Den Helder by the Director of Defence Material Organization (DMO), Vice Admiral Arie Jan de Waard and Arnout Damen, the new CEO of the family business Damen Shipyards Group