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  • Handover of US Navy's fifth LCS delayed due to repairs

    Key Points LCS Milwaukee will complete builder's trials in August following work to repair a damaged propulsion train The three-month delay in completing builder's trials means acceptance trials are expected for August or September Officials confirmed to IHS Jane's on 30 June that work to correct

  • Royal Thai Navy announces plan to buy Chinese Yuan-class submarines

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has formally selected China's Yuan-class (Type 041) platform to meet a requirement for three submarines, RTN Commander-in-Chief Admiral Kraisorn Chansuvanich, announced on 2 July. He said the RTN's procurement committee voted unanimously in favour of purchasing the

  • Singapore selects VL Mica for new Littoral Mission Vessels

    The Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN's) new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs) will be equipped with MBDA's Vertical Launch (VL) Mica air-defence system, the service has confirmed. The missiles will be deployed via a 12-cell vertical launching system (VLS) located on the forward section of the

  • Vietnam's fourth Kilo-class submarine arrives at Cam Ranh Bay

    The People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy's fourth Improved Project 636 Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) has arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, according to local media reports corroborated by IHS Maritime data. The submarine, Da Nang (HQ 185), is part of a USD2 billion contract for six SSKs signed

  • Austal USA lays keel for US Navy's 14th LCS

    The keel of the US Navy's (USN's) 14th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) was laid at Austal USA's Mobile, Alabama, shipyard, officials announced on 29 June. Marking the beginning of the future USS Manchester 's (LCS 14) assembly process, the keel-laying ceremony at the Gulf coast shipyard is Austal's

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