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  • Indian Coast Guard receives 14th fast patrol vessel

    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has received its 14th Aadesh-class fast patrol vessel from state-owned Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), the company announced on 1 August. The boat, ICGS Apoorva , is part of a 20-vessel, INR15 billion (USD234 million) contract awarded to CSL in 2010. "Cochin

  • SENER, PTC to integrate ship design programmes for Type 26

    Spanish engineering company SENER has announced an agreement with BAE Systems to integrate its FORAN CAD/CAM ship design system with the PTC group's Windchill Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) programme for use in the design and manufacture stages of the UK Royal Navy's Type 26 frigates. The joint

  • Taiwan plans to upgrade S-70C ASW helicopters

    The Republic of China Navy (RoCN) plans to upgrade its fleet of Sikorsky S-70C anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters, according to a report carried by local media Focus Taiwan on 1 August citing a senior Taiwanese military official. "The navy has a plan to upgrade its 18 S-70Cs, but is

  • USN commissions 12th Virginia-class submarine

    A 12th Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarine was placed into service with the US Navy (USN) on 1 August. USS John Warner (SSN 785) was commissioned in its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. As the second of eight Block III Virginia submarines that feature a redesigned bow, the

  • Australia decommissions heavy landing ship

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) took its sole heavy landing ship out of service during a decommissioning ceremony on 31 July. In service for nearly 35 years, HMAS Tobruk supported missions in Somalia, East Timor, and the Solomon Islands and conducted "extensive work both in Australia and

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