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  • FSS competition raises ire as UK calls for expressions of interest

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is pressing ahead with plans to compete the build of up to three new solid support ships on the international market despite calls from opposition politicians and unions for the contract to be brought onshore. Interested ship designers and shipbuilders have been

  • Indonesia’s second Nagapasa-class submarine arrives home

    Key Points The Indonesian Navy has received its second South Korean-built diesel-electric boat Service is on track to operate a fleet of four submarines, including two older boats, in 2018 The Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL’s) second

  • Philippine Navy’s Jacinto class on track to conclude combat systems restoration in 2018

    Key Points A third phase to extend service life of the Philippine Navy’s Jacinto-class corvettes is expected to complete by end-2018 Restorations are expected to cap a multiphase series of upgrade efforts that have been ongoing since the mid-2000s A project to restore combat systems of the

  • Navantia to carry out systems upgrade on Spanish Segura minehunters

    Navantia has won a contract from the Spanish Navy to develop and install an upgraded version of its integrated platform control system (Sistema Integrado de Control de la Plataforma: SICP) for the Segura-class minehunters. The EUR8.1 million (USD9.6 million) contract will run until 2022 and include

  • Carrier USS Gerald R Ford cost rises

    The US Navy (NAVSEA) will have to pay more and face another schedule delay for the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) said on 11 May. The USN will pay another USD120 million for Ford , NAVSEA spokesman Alan Baribeau said, increasing the cost to about

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  • UK takes delivery of MHC sweep demonstrator system

    Key Points The UK's MHC Sweep Capability demonstrator achieved system acceptance on 26 April The MHC Sweep demonstrator combines an 11 m ARCIMS USV, configured with a power generation module, with towed magnetic, acoustic, and electrical influences, including up to three coil auxiliary boats The