Australia may lease submarines as it awaits delivery of nuclear-powered boats
21 September 2021
by Ridzwan Rahmat
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) may be operating leased submarines while it awaits the delivery of its new nuclear-powered boats.
The matter was confirmed by Australia's Minister for Defence Peter Dutton in an interview with Sky News, the transcript for which was released by the defence ministry on 20 September.
Leaders of the US, the UK, and Australia announced the establishment of a new security partnership on 15 September known as AUKUS. The first initiative under the partnership will be to collaborate on developing a nuclear-powered submarine fleet for the RAN.
Naval Group hands over third OPV to Argentine Navy
22 October 2021
by Vinod Kumar CV
(P 53) was delivered to the Argentine Navy during a ceremony held in Concarneau, France, on 14 October.
(Naval Group, France)
The Argentine Navy's multimission offshore patrol vessel (OPV) programme marked another milestone on 14 October when French shipbuilder Naval Group handed over the third Bouchard (OPV 87)-class vessel,
(P 53), in Concarneau, Brittany.
The delivery is part of a EUR319 million (USD380 million) contract signed by Naval Group with Argentina in 2018 to deliver four multimission OPVs. The first vessel, ARA
South Korean navy receives second upgraded KDX-I-class destroyer
22 October 2021
by Gabriel Dominguez
South Korea's DAPA announced on 22 October that KDX-I-class destroyer
was returned to RoKN after completing an upgrade programme.
The second upgraded Gwanggaeto Daewang (KDX-I)-class destroyer has been returned to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) after completing a modernisation programme aimed at improving the vessel's combat management system (CMS) and other sensors.
South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said in a statement that
Series of ‘causal factors' resulted in fire risk and damage to amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard, US Navy report finds
21 October 2021
by Michael Fabey
A series of “causal factors” led to the fire risk and damage of the amphibious assault ship USS
(LHD 6), a US Navy investigation found.
Different categories of “causal factors … allowed for the accumulation of significant risk and led to an ineffective fire response” for the 12 July 2020 blaze that caused the damage and eventual decommissioning of the amphibious assault ship USS
(LHD 6), according to the US Pacific Fleet Command Investigation released on 20 October.
How to become an effective leader with Lt Col Langley Sharp
In this episode of the Janes podcast, Lt Col Langley Sharp shares lessons learned in leadership from his career in the Parachute Regiment which has seen him deployed to Northern Ireland, Macedonia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Among his many varied rol...