Damen Starts Constructing First F126 Frigate for German Navy

December 6, 2023 @ 12:02 PM

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...

KONGSBERG Secures Agreement for Norwegian Frigate Support Services

December 5, 2023 @ 06:57 AM

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...

Indian Navy’s First 3 of 8 Anti-Submarine Warfare Ships Launched

November 30, 2023 @ 01:28 PM

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

Hanwha Ocean Takes the Helm in Government-Led Stealth Warship Project

November 29, 2023 @ 02:21 PM

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

Hensoldt, RAFAEL to Develop Jamming System to Protect Vessels

November 28, 2023 @ 05:46 AM

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...

Portuguese Navy Orders Damen's Multi-Purpose Vessel

November 27, 2023 @ 01:07 PM

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

Israel-associated Tanker Hijacked in Gulf of Aden

November 27, 2023 @ 07:30 AM

Unidentified individuals hijacked the Liberian-flagged tanker Central Park, linked to Israel, off the coast of Yemen on Sunday, according to maritime security company Ambrey. The vessel is operated by Zodiac Maritime, part of the Zodiac Group owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer

Electromagnetic Catapult Tested on Chinese Aircraft Carrier Fujian

November 27, 2023 @ 07:10 AM

Chinese aircraft carrier Fujian tested an electromagnetic catapult, marking a pivotal stage before sea trials. The test, captured in a video circulating on Chinese social networks, showcased the catapult launching a "dead load" comparable in weight to deck-based aircraft, assessing reliability and power

Fincantieri Launches 9th Multipurpose Italo-French FREMM Frigate

November 27, 2023 @ 06:33 AM

The Spartaco Schergat frigate, the ninth in a series of 10 FREMM vessels (Multi-Mission European Frigates), was ceremoniously launched at the Riva Trigoso integrated shipyard in Genoa, on November 24. Fincantieri, the chosen shipbuilder commissioned by the Italian Navy, is delivering these vessels as part of an extensive Italo-French international cooperation program overseen by OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière dArmement), a joint organization fostering European cooperation in armaments

DGA Orders 7 Patrol Boats for French Navy

November 24, 2023 @ 09:44 AM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has greenlit the acquisition of seven offshore patrol vessels for the French Navy for €900 million. The order, placed on November 17, involves three contracts

Austal, Birdon Target Construction of Landing Craft for Australian Army

November 23, 2023 @ 07:21 AM

Austal Limited advances its strategic shipbuilding partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia through a proposed pilot program under the Heads of Agreement, aiming to deliver the Birdon-designed Landing Craft (Medium) for the Australian Army as part of the LAND8710 project. Birdon Groups Littoral Maneuver Vessel-Medium (LMV-M) design will underpin the Armys next-generation Landing Craft Medium (LCM), replacing the ageing Landing Craft Mechanized Mk 8 (LCM8)

EDGE Group to Arm Locally-Made Fast Attack Vessel with MANSUP Missile

November 17, 2023 @ 11:07 AM

EDGE Group's subsidiary, Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), has revealed plans to incorporate the MANSUP surface-to-surface missile onto its domestically produced Fast Attack Vessel, set to debut at NAVDEX 2025. The vessel, serving as a First of Class prototype, will be both designed and constructed in the United Arab Emirates by ADSB, showcasing various maritime products from the EDGE portfolio