Damen Shipyards and project partner NVL Group marked the commencement of the construction phase for the German F126 frigates by cutting the first steel at the Peene shipyard in Wolgast on December 5. Initiated in June 2020, the F126 project involves the construction of four F126 frigates, with an option for...
Saab, the defense and security company, has entered into a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct concept development studies aimed at exploring potential future underwater capabilities for Sweden. The studies, initiated by FMV, are preparatory in nature and will concentrate on advancing key technology areas and introducing...
Kongsberg Naval Services (KONGSBERG) has secured a strategic framework agreement with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency for operational support, maintenance, and life-extending services on Norways frigates. Under this agreement, Kongsberg will serve as the primary supplier responsible for managing ship technical maintenance, implementing modifications, and carrying out life-extending activities on Norways...
Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has launched the initial trio of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Shallow Water Craft (SWC) on November 30, 2023. These vessels, named Mahe, Malvan, and Mangrol, are part of the CSL's project to construct eight ASW SWC ships for the Indian Navy
The Indian Ministry of Defence has signed a contract worth INR 2,956 Crore ($355 million) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) for procurement of 16 Upgraded Super Rapid Gun Mount (SRGM). The contract covers associated equipment/ accessories for Indian Navy under Buy (Indian) category
South Koreas Hanwha Ocean is leading a government-backed research initiative focusing on defense and security technology for the construction of covert warships. According to a press release issued by the company on November 29, Hanwha Ocean has inked a contract with the Korea Research Institute for Defense Technology Planning and Advancement
The Russian Navy officially commissioned the "Mozhaisk," a diesel-electric submarine of Project 636.3, into the Pacific Fleet on November 28
HENSOLDT, in collaboration with RAFAEL, is advancing its "Kalaetron Attack" jamming system for deployment on naval vessels, showcasing its efficacy in neutralizing air defense radars during test campaigns. On November 27, HENSOLDT said it has initiated a collaboration with RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, Haifa/Israel, to develop electronic protection capabilities for naval vessels
Portugal's Navy has inked a deal with Damen Shipyards Group for the creation of an advanced multi-Purpose Vessel, measuring 107 meters. Funded by the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Facility as part of NextGenerationEU, the contract covers design, construction, and outfitting
In a new twist to Thailand's quest to acquire a Chinese submarine, its Navy chief, Adm Adung Phan-iam has said that the offered Chinese engine, CHD620 is actually a licenced-manufactured version of the German MTU396 engine. Germany had earlier refused to give the MTU 396 powerplant as part of the Chinese submarine sale to Thailand