Greek Frigate HYDRA Crew Describes 'Hellish' Red Sea Mission, Highlights Urgent Need...

June 24, 2024 @ 06:19 AM

VIDEO The 205 crew members of the Greek MEKO-class frigate "HYDRA," returning from a perilous 102-day mission in the Red Sea, described their operation as a "suicide mission" due to outdated equipment and inadequate defense systems, highlighting the urgent need for fleet modernization

Australia Orders More Guardian-class Patrol Boats

June 24, 2024 @ 05:09 AM

Austal Limited has announced that the Australian Government has ordered two additional Guardian-class Patrol Boats from Austal Australia, valued at approximately A$39 million. The 39

Germany Orders Two Additional F126 Frigates from Damen

June 20, 2024 @ 09:32 AM

The Procurement Organization of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) and Dutch naval shipbuilder Damen Naval signed a contract on June 19 for two additional F126 multipurpose frigates, bringing the total to six vessels. Last week, the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag gave the green light for the procurement of the...

Malaysia Buys 3 MILGEM Corvettes from Turkey

June 11, 2024 @ 06:03 AM

Turkey will construct three vessels for the Royal Malaysian Navy under the Littoral Mission Ship Batch 2 Project. The

Russian Navy Floats Out "Anti-sabotage" Vessel to Protect Naval Bases

June 8, 2024 @ 07:36 AM

The Russian Navy has launched a new anti-sabotage ship of the Project 21980 Grachonok, in Rybinsk, Yaroslavl region. The Grachonok-class ships are designed to patrol coastal waters and protect naval bases from enemy underwater sabotage forces

European Commission Selects Multi-Mission Patrol Corvette Proposal by Consortium of European Shipyards

June 8, 2024 @ 05:29 AM

The European Commission has chosen a consortium of European shipyards, including Navantia, Fincantieri, and Naval Group, for the European Multi-Mission Patrol Corvette (EPC/MMPC) proposal submitted on November 22, 2023. This decision builds on the European Patrol Corvette (EPC) PESCO programme foundations, under which Modular and Multirole Patrol Corvette (MMPC) Call 1 contracts were signed on October 24, 2023, as part of the European Defence Fund (EDF) programme

European Commission Selects Naval Group Belgium-Led Consortium for Extended Mine Countermeasures Project

June 7, 2024 @ 06:00 AM

The European Commission has chosen the consortium led by Naval Group Belgium to spearhead the European Extended Mine Countermeasures (E=MCM) project. Under the umbrella of the European Defense Fund (EDF), Naval Group Belgium, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Naval Group, will oversee the E=MCM project for a three-year term

Steel Cut for the Second Indonesian Red White Frigate

June 6, 2024 @ 06:44 AM

Indonesias defense ministry has announced the commencement of the construction of the second Red White (“Merah Putih”) frigate for the countrys navy at the PT PAL Indonesia Commercial Ship Division Fabrication Workshop, Surabaya, on June 5. "The ship that is being built is the largest Combat Frigate ship built at PT PAL, even in Indonesia,"

Spain’s Navantia Participates in Six EDF 2023 Projects Valued at €520M

May 31, 2024 @ 05:03 AM

Navantia, the Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company, will be involved in six research and development projects funded by the 2023 European Defence Fund (EDF). The European Commission has announced the selection of these projects, which have a combined value of €520 million

PT PAL Indonesia Lays Keel for Second Modified Philippines Landing Dock Export...

May 30, 2024 @ 09:12 AM

PT PAL Indonesia initiated the construction of the second modified Filipino Landing Dock Export Ship with the ceremonial laying of its keel on May 29. Following the ceremony, a comprehensive technical review was conducted by the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC) and Philippines Navy Owner Representatives (PNOR) teams

French Navy Orders EXOCET MM40 Block 3C Missiles

May 25, 2024 @ 04:44 AM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) in April issued an order to MBDA for the acquisition of EXOCET 40 Block 3C (MM40 B3C) missiles. This procurement is intended to equip the French Navy's frigates as per the Military Programming Law (LP) 2024-2030

Fincantieri Marinette Marine Wins $1B for U.S. Navy’s Constellation-class Frigates

May 24, 2024 @ 04:04 AM

The Pentagon today awarded a modification