Indonesian shipyard begins work on new missile-capable ‘president ship'
22 June 2022
by Ridzwan Rahmat
Indonesian private shipyard PT Karimun Anugrah Sejati (KAS) has begun work on a new guided-missile corvette that will double up as transport for dignitaries such as the Indonesian president.
A ceremony to mark the vessel's “first steel-cutting” and keel-laying was held on 9 June at PT KAS's shipbuilding facilities in Batam, Indonesia, a representative from the company has confirmed with
. It will be known as KRI
once it is commissioned.
Construction for guided-missile frigate Constellation set to begin
23 June 2022
by Michael Fabey
The US Navy recently exercised an option to acquire the guided-missile frigate
Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) is set to start building the first Constellation-class guided-missile frigate (FFG 62) close to the scheduled construction-start time, programme sources confirmed.
FMM and US Navy (USN) sources say Constellation work will begin during the US summer – that started 21 June and ends 22 September – but a source familiar with the programme told Janes the shipbuilder will likely begin construction in August.
The keel-laying ceremony for the first of two Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessels to be built for the Bulgarian Navy was held on 17 June at MTG Dolphin's shipyard near Varna, in the attendance of country's president, Rumen Radev, and the minister of defence, Dragomir Zakov. (Bulgarian Navy)
German shipbuilder NVL Group (formerly Lürssen Werft) held a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two Multipurpose Modular Patrol Vessels (MMPVs) on order for the Bulgarian Navy at the yard of its local shipbuilding partner MTG Dolphin in Varna,
on 17 June.
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