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  • Larsen & Toubro launches second 97 m OPV for Indian Coast Guard

    Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has launched a second 97 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) on order for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The platform, which is part of a contract for seven OPVs signed between the Indian government and L&T in March 2015, was launched on 20 January at Kattupalli, near

  • China launches sixth Type 071 LPD

    China’s Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard has launched the sixth Yuzhao-class (Type 071) landing platform dock (LPD) vessel on order for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). The platform entered the water on 21 January, according to reputable online Chinese sources, corroborated with a

  • Spanish Navy details delivery schedule for S 80 submarines

    The Spanish Navy says it expects to have its first of four S 80 submarines delivered by 2021 and that the final price for the boats will be substantially more than EUR3 billion (USD3.6 billion). It is also waiting on government approval to start the F 110 frigate programme and the new submarine

  • Brazil advances submarine construction

    Brazil is preparing to integrate, finish, and test the first three unified hull sections for Riachuelo (S-40), Brazil’s first of four planned diesel-electric attack submarines, at the Itaguaí shipyard. The hull sections were moved on 13 and 14 January from the Unidade de

  • India issues RFI for six Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels

    India’s Ministry of Defence is acquiring a new class of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to improve the navy’s maritime surveillance and interdiction capabilities, and has issued a request for information (RFI) to finalise specifications of the programme. The platform, which will be known

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