• Damen to supply additional ships for Mexican Navy

    The Mexican Ministry of the Navy (SEMAR) has ordered a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 5009 and another coastal patrol ship from Damen Shipyards, the company said on 16 September. The FCS 5009 is equipped with a deck crane and an extra accommodation module, allowing it to transport up to 145 passengers,

  • USN designates name for its 19th Virginia-class submarine

    The lead boat of the US Navy's (USN's) fourth batch of Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines is to be named after a northeastern US state, the navy's top civilian leader announced on 18 September. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has designated SSN 792 as the future USS Vermont .

  • Indonesia cuts steel on second SIGMA frigate

    Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL held a steel-cutting ceremony for the Indonesian Navy's (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut's/TNI-AL's) second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigate in Surabaya, Indonesia, on 17 September. The vessel is being built jointly with

  • Austal delivers fourth Joint High Speed Vessel to US Navy

    Shipbuilder Austal USA handed over the fourth of 10 Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV) to the US Navy on 15 September. Completing its acceptance trials in July, USNS Fall River (JHSV 4) joins three sister vessels currently being operated by the US Military Sealift Command. A crew of 22 civilian

  • Indonesia commissions third KCR-60M missile craft

    The Indonesian Navy's (Tentera Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL's) third KCR-60M missile attack craft, KRI Halasan (630), was commissioned in a 17 September ceremony presided over by defence minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro. The commissioning was conducted at PT PAL's shipyard in Surabaya,

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  • Lebanon to receive additional Huey II helicopters

    The sale of 18 Bell UH-1H 'Huey' II helicopters to Lebanon has been approved by the US State Department, it was disclosed on 19 September. Valued at USD180 million, including parts, support, and training, the sale was cleared two days before the announcement by the US Defense Security and
  • Dutch to increase defence spending

    The Dutch government has decided to increase the Netherlands' defence spending, reversing 24 years of declining defence expenditure. Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert said on 16 September that the funds would be used generally to "enhance the clout" of the armed forces.

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