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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...

Damen Shipyards Galati lays keel of Combat Support Ship Den Helder

On the 2nd of June Damen Shipyards Galati has performed the keel-laying ceremony on the Combat Support Ship (CSS) Den Helder. This marks an important milestone in the construction of this new supply ship for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The keel-laying ceremony was...

Why are warships universally gray? Why are submarines painted black?

Warships The gray color reduces the contrast of the ships with the horizon and reduces the vertical patterns in the ship's appearance. It is the universal color of combatant and auxiliary surface ships, in contrast to the dark gray or...

Russian Navy’s Borei-A Class Submarine Knyaz Oleg begins sea trials

Russian Navy's Project 955A / Borei-A class ballistic missile submarine Knyaz Oleg began sea trials on May 30, Russian TASS reported. Russian Navy planned to commission it on July 25, 2021, during the Russian Navy Day, but the boat have...

US warship fails to intercept MRBM target with SM-6

A U.S. warship failed to intercept a medium-range ballistic missile(MRBM) test target with SM-6 missile on Saturday, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System...

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