Huntington Ingalls Wins $229M USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier Modification Contract

December 28, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Huntington Ingalls won $229 million modification contract for the purchase of additional long lead time material in support of USS Enterprise (CVN 80) aircraft carrier. The purpose of this action is to definitize efforts previously announced as an undefinitized contract action and increase the scope of the contract for additional long...

Chinese First Operational Aircraft Carrier to Enter Naval Service in April 2019

December 28, 2018 @ 09:48 AM

The Chinese Navy is expected to receive its first operational aircraft carrier, the Type 001A in April next year on the occasion of the Navys 70th anniversary. Though this is the second carrier with the Navy, the first, a modified Ukrainian carrier, is used for testing and developing appropriate systems for...

General Dynamics Wins US Navy’s Zumwalt-class Destroyers Post-delivery Support Contract

December 27, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

General Dynamics has won a $26 million contract for engineering, technical, planning, ship configuration, data and logistics efforts for DDG 1000-class destroyers post-delivery and in-service life cycle support, and shock qualification test and analysis. The planning yard will provide DDG 1000 class technical, engineering and support, including emergent technical problem...

China Starts Construction of Pakistan Navy’s First Type 054 Warship

December 24, 2018 @ 02:26 PM

The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) held a steel cutting ceremony of Pakistan Navys second Type 054A/P multi-mission frigate at the Hudong Zhonghua (HZ) Shipyard China. The Type 054A/P is a part of an order of four such ships

Japan Plans to Buy 147 F-35 Fighters Jets in Next Decade

December 19, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

In what appears to be the largest F-35 order outside of the United States, Japan plans to buy 147 of the sixth generation stealth fighters in the next decade. The new planes will include 42 F-35Bs and will include 18 short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) B cariants of the F-35...

Navantia to Build Five F-110 Frigates for Spanish Navy

December 14, 2018 @ 09:15 AM

Spain's state-owned shipbuilder Navantia has won 4.3 billion euros (US $4

Hyundai Bags $563 Million Order to Build Two Frigates for South Korea

December 14, 2018 @ 08:34 AM

Hyundai Heavy Industries has bagged a 634 billion won ($563 million) order to build two frigates. Under the deal with South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration, Hyundai Heavy will deliver the two 2,800-ton ships by 2023 to the country's Navy, Hyundai Heavy Industries said in a statement Thursday

India to Start Construction of Second Aircraft Carrier in Three Years: Navy...

December 5, 2018 @ 08:54 AM

India is likely to start the construction of its second Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-II) in three years, Indian Naval Chief said Monday. Speaking on the eve of Navy Day, the Chief, Admiral Sunil Lanba said, “Case for a second IAC has received necessary impetus, though it is still a decade away

Indian First Home-made Aircraft Carrier to be ready by 2020

December 3, 2018 @ 07:16 PM

The first of Indias indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) will be inducted into the Navy by 2020 together with a squadron of MiG-29 carrier-borne fighter jets. The IAC-1 would end Indias reliance on Russia for aircraft carriers and would begin a series of carriers made indigenously which would progressively improve in technology and features, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command, Vice-admiral Karambir Singh said today on the eve of the Navy Day

US Navy Awards $45M to Raytheon for DDG1000 Ship Class Logistics Support

December 1, 2018 @ 06:10 AM

Raytheon is awarded a $45 million modification contract to exercise options for DDG 1000 ship class integrated logistics support and engineering services. The DDG 1000 ship class is a multi-mission surface combatant designed to fulfill volume firepower and precision strike requirements

China Commences Work on Third Aircraft Carrier: Reports

November 26, 2018 @ 01:38 PM

China has commenced work on its third aircraft carrier, Xinhua News Agency reported on Sunday without giving any details. In an article published on its WeChat account, Xinhua identified a “new-generation carrier” as being constructed at the China State Shipbuilding Corps shipyard as per schedule

Iran to Induct Three Destroyers in Next Four Months

November 26, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

The Iranian Navy will be inducting three destroyers to its northern and southern armadas in the next four months. “The vessels namely Sahand, Damavand and Dena would be joining the Navys fleets in the same order,” Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was quoted as saying in an