Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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US Navy’s forward-deployed destroyers operate with NATO assets

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Porter (DDG 78) participated in multilateral exercises with Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG) 1 and 2, respectively, Oct. 27-29, the U.S. Navy's 6th Fleet stated. In the Baltic...

Kongsberg seals contract to supply Naval Strike Missiles for the Norwegian Navy

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) announced on October 29 that it has signed two contracts with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (FMA) worth MNOK 1,426 ($170 million). KONGSBERG will supply the Norwegian Navy's frigates and corvettes with a new...

China warns US for more explanation about nuclear submarine collision

According to the Chinese Ministry of National Defense, the Chinese military has urged the US to provide a "thorough and satisfying" explanation for the recent nuclear submarine collision in the South China Sea. On October 2, the USS Connecticut, a...

Fincantieri delivers the 1st Al Zubarah class corvette to Qatar

The corvette "Al Zubarah," the first of four vessels ordered by the Qatari Ministry of Defense as part of the national naval acquisition program, was delivered today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard in the presence of Senator Stefania...

Egypt procures 2 replenishment tankers from the UK

Egypt purchases two Fort Rosalie-class replenishment tankers from the UK, according to a press release of the UK Ministry of Defence. For the first time in more than 30 years, the United Kingdom has sold naval vessels to Egypt in...

Ukraine to receive 3 more Island-class patrol boats from the U.S.

According to Ukraine's Washington Ambassador's statements on Friday, the U.S. will hand over three Island-class patrol boats to Ukraine in November. Earlier in October, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said that transferring two boats from Ukraine would be carried...

Austal delivers 13th Guardian-class patrol boat

Austal Australia has delivered the 13th Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, NUSHIP Francis Agwi, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force at a certificate signing ceremony...

U.S. Navy releases Bonhomme Richard fire report

The U.S. Navy released on 20 October two reports related to the fire aboard ex-USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) on July 12, 2020: the results of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Command Investigation and a Major Fires Review commissioned by...

Austal launches the 1st Evolved Cape-class patrol boat for the Royal Australian Navy

Austal announced on Twitter that it has launched the first of six Evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats to be constructed for the Royal Australian Navy in Henderson, Western Australia. Construction has commenced on the remaining five patrol boats, the first of...

Iran-Pakistan join forces in shipbuilding & submarine maintenance

During Iran's Chief of Staff's visit to the shipyards in Karachi last week, the two countries agreed to collaborate closely on the building and maintenance of ships and submarines. A report published by IRNA stated that during a meeting and...

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