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  • First ship launched under Canada’s shipbuilding programme

    The Canadian government launched the first large vessel to be built under its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) in Vancouver, British Colombia, on 8 December. The ship, Sir John Franklin , is one of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OSFV) being constructed by Seaspan for the Canadian

  • MTG Dolphin to build two patrol boats for the Bulgarian Navy

    MTG Dolphin, a privately owned shipbuilding, conversion, repair, and overhaul company based in Varna, Bulgaria, has won a tender to supply two multifunctional modular patrol boats for the Bulgarian Navy (Voennomorski sili na Republika Balgariya: VMS). In comments reported by the Bulgarian Ministry

  • Second Zumwalt-class ship starts builder’s trials

    The second Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1002), departed Bath Iron Works on 4 December to start builder’s sea trials, the shipbuilder reported. Meanwhile, the lead ship of the class, USS Zumwalt , is still undergoing combat-systems trials, US Navy (USN)

  • Poland to provide SAR vessels for Vietnam

    The Polish government signed a framework loan agreement with Vietnam for the construction of six search-and-rescue (SAR) vessels on 28 November. The project, valued at EUR200 million (USD237 million), will be co-ordinated by Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) subsidiary Cenzin. Under the contract terms,

  • Improper radar operation cited in USS Champlain collision

    The 9 May collision between USS Champlain (CG 57) and South Korean fishing vessel Nam Yang 502 might have been avoided if the bridge watch team aboard the US Navy (USN) guided-missile cruiser had maintained a proper radar track, according to a USN memorandum on the mishap. “Watch team members

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  • Qatar signs for Eurofighters

    Qatar’s extensive fighter-recapitalisation effort continued on 10 December with the announcement that the Gulf state had signed for a number of Eurofighter Typhoons. The announcement, which was made by Eurofighter consortium member and lead for the Qatari programme, BAE Systems, covers 24