China Launches First Type 054B Frigate: Reports

August 29, 2023 @ 10:53 AM

The Chinese Navy reportedly launched the first Type 054B frigate in Shanghai, on August 26. The Type 054B is likely equipped to carry land-attack cruise missiles, granting it the ability to strike ground targets, a feature not found in previous Chinese frigates

Indian Navy Acquires 5 Fleet Support Vessels from Hindustan Shipyard

August 26, 2023 @ 07:57 AM

Indias defence ministry has placed an order worth INR 19,000 crore ($2.6 billion) for five Fleet Support Ships (FSS) with Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL)

PT PAL Indonesia, Babcock Lay Keel for First Arrowhead 140 Frigate

August 26, 2023 @ 06:33 AM

PT PAL Indonesia and Babcock laid keel for the first of two new frigates for the Indonesian Navy, which are based on the Arrowhead 140 design. The ceremony took place at PT PAL in Surabaya, Indonesia where the ships are being built by a local workforce

German HUNTER Sonar for Filipino Frigates Clears Sea Acceptance Tests

August 21, 2023 @ 07:01 AM

Germanys ELAC SONAR GmbH announced that tests of HUNTER hull-mounted sonar for the Philippine Navy's Del Pilar-class frigates has completed sea acceptance tests. “This successful sea acceptance test (SAT) concludes a long design, development, integration, installation and acceptance period

Second Ada-class Corvette for Ukraine Laid Down in Turkey

August 19, 2023 @ 05:31 AM

Ukrainian Navy said the keel-laying ceremony for its second Ada-class corvette took place in Turkeys Istanbul on Friday. As per Turkish traditions, the ceremonial laying was held only after the construction of some of the sections and the hull

GRSE Launches Indian Navy’s 6th Nilgiri-class P17A frigate

August 18, 2023 @ 10:50 AM

India's Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) launched the sixth Project 17A frigate for the Indian Navy “Vindhyagiri” at its shipyard in Kolkata, Thursday. Vindhyagiri is the third and final Project 17A frigate built by GRSE

Saab Starts Construction of Finnish Navy’s Composite Masts

August 17, 2023 @ 01:31 PM

A composite cutting ceremony was held at Saab's site on August 15 in Karlskrona for the first of four masts for the Finnish Navy's new ships. The masts are manufactured in the same composite material that the Swedish Visby-class corvettes are made of

PGZ Naval Shipyard Starts Construction of Polish Navy’s New Miecznik Frigate

August 16, 2023 @ 01:58 PM

A first steel cutting ceremony took place today at the PGZ Naval Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland, marking the start of construction of the first Miecznik frigate for the Polish Navy. As part of the Miecznik programme, the Polish Navy will acquire three frigate class vessels by 2032

NVL Group Lays Keel for German Navy’s First Type 707 Oiler

August 16, 2023 @ 01:25 PM

NVL Group said it laid keel for the German Navys first 707-class replenishment oiler in Rostock NEPTUN WERFT. The two new replenishment ships designated locally as “Betriebsstoffversorger” are being built under the management of NVL Group in cooperation with MEYER Group

Indonesia Receives Locally-made Fast Missile Boats

August 15, 2023 @ 07:37 AM

PT PAL Indonesia handed over all five units of 60-meter Fast Missile Boats (KCR). KRI sailing pass parade was held in sequence by the MCMV Ship KRI Fani Island-731, KRI Fanildo Island-732, KRI Kapak-625, KRI Panah-626, KRI Halasan-630, KRI Tombak-629, KRI Sampari- 628, and KRI Golok-688

PT PAL Indonesia Cuts Steel of First Landing Ship for the Philippines

August 11, 2023 @ 04:53 AM

PT PAL Indonesia has begun construction of first of two Landing Dock Philippines (LDP) ships for the Philippine Navy. Manila bought these two LDPs in June 2022

Bulgaria’s MTG Dolphin Shipyard Launches First MMPV 90 Corvette

August 10, 2023 @ 11:11 AM

Bulgarian shipbuilder MTG Dolphin Shipyard PLC recently launched the first 2,300-ton corvettes / multi-purpose modular patrol vessels (MMPV) 90 named “Hrabri” for the Bulgarian Navy. The lead ship was launched at the MTG Dolphin Shipyard under the management of Germanys NVL Group (formerly known as Lürssen Defence) which is the prime contractor of the project