Turkish Shipyard Completes 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel Order for Nigeria

April 20, 2024 @ 04:32 AM

Turkeys Dearsan Shipyard launched the second Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Nigerian Navy on April 19. Nigeria signed a $125 million contract with Dearsan Shipyard in 2017 for the construction of two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), with an option for two additional vessels

France Conducts First Joint Firing of Naval Cruise Missiles from FREMM Frigate,...

April 19, 2024 @ 04:50 AM

French naval forces conducted the first-ever joint firing of Naval Cruise Missiles (MdCN) by the Aquitaine Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) and a Suffren-class nuclear attack submarine (SNA) off the coast of France. The training operation was supported by the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), specifically its expert testing centers including DGA Missile...

Damen Asks Kongsberg to Supply Propeller Systems for Belgian-Dutch ASW Frigates

April 19, 2024 @ 04:01 AM

Damen Naval has awarded Kongsberg Maritime Sweden a contract to supply controllable pitch propellers and shaft lines for four Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) frigates destined for the Netherlands and Belgium. Under the terms of the contract, Kongsberg will provide four sets of its controllable pitch propeller systems, along with associated equipment such...

Australia, Anduril Unveil ‘Ghost Shark’ Autonomous Undersea Vehicle Prototype

April 18, 2024 @ 06:49 AM

Anduril, in partnership with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA), and the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), has unveiled the first prototype of the Ghost Shark undersea vehicle. This $140 million co-development contract aimed at creating three extra-large autonomous undersea vehicles (XL-AUVs) within three years...

Indonesia Signs Contract for Two FREMM Frigates with Fincantieri

April 17, 2024 @ 06:24 AM

The Ministry of Defense of Indonesia (Kemhan RI) has signed a contract to acquire two FREMM frigates on Wednesday as part of a strategic modernization effort to protect Indonesian waters. The contract, announced in March 28,

Indian MoD Cancels Fleet Support Ship Design Contract with Turkish Shipyard

April 13, 2024 @ 05:20 PM

The Indian Ministry of Defense has canceled a design consultancy contract with the Turkish company Anadolu Shipyard (TAİS) for five fleet support ships (FSV) and instead decided to build the ships locally at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL). The first steel-cutting ceremony for the Indian Navy's Fleet Support Ship took place on 10 Apr 2024, at HSLs facilities in Vishakapatnam

French Aircraft Carrier to be Deployed in Mediterranean Under NATO Command

April 13, 2024 @ 05:19 AM

France's aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its strike group will operate under NATO command in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time. This deployment follows the carrier's return to service after undergoing maintenance last year

Netherlands MoD, Dutch Naval Design Collaborate on USV Development

April 13, 2024 @ 04:29 AM

The Netherlands defense ministry and Dutch Naval Design have entered into a partnership to develop unmanned surface vessels (USVs) for maritime operations, expected to be ready for deployment in about four years. The contract formalizing this collaboration was signed two days ago

Damen Asks Dutch firm to Supply Freshwater Systems for Belgian-Dutch ASW Frigates

April 13, 2024 @ 03:27 AM

Damen Naval will partner with Dutch company Hatenboer-Water on all freshwater systems on board the four Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates (ASWF) being built for the Netherlands and Belgium. Safe and clean water on board is essential and we look forward to working with Hatenboer-Water, Damen said in a statement

U.S. Navy Receives San Antonio-class Amphibious Transport Dock LPD 29

April 13, 2024 @ 03:00 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr

DragonFire Laser System to Deploy on British Warships by 2027

April 12, 2024 @ 09:12 AM

The DragonFire laser system is scheduled to be installed on Royal Navy warships by 2027, five years earlier than originally planned. This accelerated timeline is attributed to recent reforms in defence procurement aimed at streamlining processes and prioritizing delivery of weaponry to frontline units

Ukraine Unable to Deploy Two Warships Sold by Britain in War Against...

April 12, 2024 @ 04:01 AM

Ukraine will be unable to deploy two minehunter ships it purchased from the U.K