• Brazil signs with Ghenova to complete Macaé-class ships

    The Spanish engineering company and consultancy Ghenova has been awarded a BRL6.4 million (USD1.5 million) contract by the Brazilian state-owned shipyard Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro (AMRJ) to support several projects for the Brazilian Navy. Already established in Brazil, Ghenova had

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    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has delivered the Indian Navy's fourth Kamorta (Project 28)-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette. The vessel, which will be in service as INS Kavaratti (P 31) once it is commissioned, was handed over on 18 February. It was launched in May 2015.

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    The Royal New Zealand Navy’s (RNZN’s) new hydrographic survey and diving support vessel, HMNZS Manawanui , has sailed out to sea for the first time since it was commissioned, the service announced on 17 February. The operation is being done as part of the vessel’s Sea Acceptance

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    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), expects to expand its work force to handle its booming backlog, but the headcount growth will not be as dramatic as one might think, according to company officials. Recent productivity increases driven by technology and

  • South Korea to donate a Pohang Class Corvette to the Colombian Navy

    South Korea plans to donate a corvette to the Colombian Navy by the end of 2020 to help bolster the naval relations between the two navies. The agreement was closed last year during a bilateral meeting in Bogota between Colombian President Iván Duque and South Korea Prime Minister, Lee

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  • AFRL delays first X-60A flight

    The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is delaying the first test flight of its Generation Orbit X-60A GoLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle from March to later this year, according to a programme official. Barry Hellman, X-60A programme manager, declined to elaborate to

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