Thursday, October 21, 2021

Navy News

Fincantieri to provide 8 frigates to Indonesia

Fincantieri and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia, have signed a contract for the supply of 6 FREMM class frigates, the modernization and sale of 2 Maestrale class frigates, and the related logistical support. The order represents a success for...

F-35B lands on HMS Prince of Wales for the first time

Britain has taken a big step towards a two-strike carrier Navy with the debut of the F-35 Lightning aboard HMS Prince of Wales. The stealth fighter touched down for the first time on the deck of the second of Britain’s...

USMC Completes First AH-1Z Flight with Link-16

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has successfully demonstrated in flight testing a two-way connection between the AH-1Z Viper helicopter and a ground station using new Link-16 hardware and software. Link-16 is part of a defined road map of...

Australia’s NUSHIP Stalwart departed Navantia’s Ferrol facilities

Royal Australian Navy's second Supply class auxiliary oiler replenishment, NUSHIP Stalwart, departed Navantia's Ferrol facilities to sail to Australia and already covered more than half of her journey to home and sailing across the vast & hostile Southern Ocean...

A Big Step for US Navy Unmanned Programs: Unmanned EPF Apalachicola

Austal USA has secured a contract from the US Department of Defense to carry out the detailed design, procurement, production implementation, and demonstration of autonomous capability in Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel 13 Apalachicola. This could be a...

Chinese Navy carries out month-long open-sea training

A naval flotilla under the People Liberation Arma Navy's Southern Theater Command completed a month-long open-sea training exercise after sailing more than 6,700 nautical miles along the waters of the South China Sea, the Sulawesi Sea and the Western...

GDMS Receives $72.8M Contract to Retrofit Knifefish UUVs

General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today that it was awarded a $72.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to retrofit five Block 0 Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM UUV) systems, which comprises 10 Knifefish SMCM vehicles....

Fincantieri launches the second OPV of Qatar, “Sheraouh Q62”

The technical launch of the second Musherib Class patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Sheraouh”, ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard,...

PT PAL, BOFORS sign cooperation contract on warship maintenance

PT PAL, an Indonesian shipbuilding company, signed a Teaming Agreement Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (TA MRO) with BAE Systems BOFORS AB, Thursday 27 May 2021. This collaboration was facilitated by the Indonesian Embassy in Stockholm. The signing of the TA...

Russia and Norway Exercising Together in the Barents Sea

Norwegian and Russian forces started the annual Barents exercise on June 2, which has been conducted annually for more than 20 years, with few exceptions. The main objectives of the exercise are to practice joint actions in the search...

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