• Five yards secure FFG(X) concept design contracts

    Key Points Austal USA, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine Group, Huntington Ingalls Industries, and Lockheed Martin have each received 16-month contracts The 16-month contracts will allow the navy to better understand cost and capability drivers and inform the final

  • Marsun launches five M21-class patrol boats for Royal Thai Navy

    Key Points Thailand has launched another five M21-class patrol boats Vessels are expected to be deployed with the Royal Thai Navy’s coastguard squadron once commissioned Thailand shipbuilder Marsun Company Limited has launched another five M21-class patrol boats on order for the Royal Thai

  • Russian naval vessels continue to suffer fires while alongside

    A fire that broke out on 16 February on Marshal Shaposhnikov , a destroyer attached to the Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet, was the latest in a series of fires that have afflicted Russian naval vessels while in port undergoing regular repairs. As reported by Russian news agency Sputnik, Marshal

  • Romanian government approves purchase of HIMARS, corvettes

    Romania’s commitment to raise its defence budget to the NATO-stipulated target of 2% of GDP has led to the new Romanian government approving on 15 February the procurement of a number of previously requested US-sourced land systems – notably artillery rocket systems – as well as

  • Saab reports strong 2017 figures

    Saab has reported higher sales across all business units and a double digit rise in order bookings in 2017 on the back of what it described as “strong” interest in its products. The Swedish defence and security group reported sales of SEK31.4 billion (USD3.95 billion) for the year; 10%

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  • General Atomics to partner with Boeing on MQ-25 Stingray

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) is to team with Boeing on its MQ-25 Stingray offering to the US Navy (USN), the company announced on 12 February. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer said it will collaborate with Boeing Autonomous Systems on the MQ-25 Stingray Unmanned