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  • OCEA delivers final Boracay-class patrol vessels to the Philippines

    Key Points The Philippine Coast Guard will receive two more Boracay-class patrol vessels before end-2018 Service is on track to operate a class of four FPB 72 Mk II vessels by 2019 French shipbuilder OCEA has dispatched the final two Boracay-(OCEA FPB 72 Mk II) class patrol vessels on order for

  • Vista contracted for additional F50-ER1 air surveillance radar

    The US Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR’s) Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded Vista Research Inc a USD36.2 million contract for the supply and in-service support of 2D air surveillance radar to equip Expeditionary Sea Base (T-ESB) and Expeditionary Fast

  • F-35B test aircraft complete DT-1 trials on Queen Elizabeth

    Two F-35B Lightning II aircraft from the F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) have left the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth after completing a first phase of first-of-class flying trials (FOCFT) activity off the east coast of the United States. Instrumented aircraft BF-04 and BF-05 returned to

  • Engine supply issues delay Russian Karakurt corvette deliveries

    Zelenodolsk Shipyard will postpone delivery of its first two Project 22800 Karakurt corvettes to the Russian Navy by at least a year because it lacks diesel engines for them, according to regional news agency Realnoe Vremya. The ships were to be commissioned in 2018. St Petersburg-based PAO Zvezda

  • Indian Navy concludes trials of new submarine rescue system

    Key Points The Indian Navy has completed maiden trials of a newly acquired submarine rescue system The trials are being done to validate the service’s ability to rescue, and transfer distressed submariners The Indian Navy’s Western Naval Command concluded maiden trials of a newly

  • RNZN outlines introduction to service plan for new Dive and Hydrographic Vessel

    The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has released new information on the introduction to service of its new Dive and Hydrographic Vessel (DHV) – the future HMNZS Manawanui – outlining plans for a two-phase modification process ahead of the ship achieving full operational capability in late

  • Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center equipment installed on carrier Eisenhower

    The US Navy (USN) reached a technical milestone towards the operation of aircraft carrier-borne unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) with the recent installation of Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center (UAWC) equipment aboard USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69). USN officials announced on 16 October the

  • Philippines commissions first Boracay-class patrol vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned its first and second Boracay- (OCEA FPB 72 Mk II) class patrol vessels. The boats, which have been named BRP Boracay (2401) and BRP Panglao (2402), respectively, were commissioned on 15 October at the National Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in

  • Lockheed Martin and Rheinmetall team for German Sea Lynx replacement effort

    Lockheed Martin is to team with Rheinmetall in its bid to replace the German Navy’s (Deutsche Marine – DM) ageing Westland Mk 88A Sea Lynx anti-submarine warfare/anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW) helicopters, the US manufacturer announced on 12 October. The two companies signed a letter

  • India re-issues tender for fleet support ships

    The Indian Navy’s fleet support ship (FSS) project is now up for tender once again after talks between Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) and South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) fell through. In pursuit of the tender, HSL issued a request for proposal (RFP) in early October 2018

  • South Korea names seventh KSS-2 submarine, targets launch for April

    Key Points South Korea is preparing to launch its seventh KSS-2 submarine Vessel will bolster the country's ability to conduct extended underwater operations The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has named its seventh Type 214 KSS 2-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) with air-independent

  • US Navy SSGN completes repairs after grounding

    A US Navy (USN) guided-missile nuclear-powered submarine (SSGN) has completed repairs following a grounding in late 2015 and is expected to re-enter the water this week, officials told IHS Jane's on 5 January. The Ohio-class SSGN USS Georgia (SSGN 729) has been in dry dock for repairs following an

  • Russia lays keels for first Project 22800-class small missile corvettes

    The keels of the first two ships in Russia's new Project 22800-class small missile corvettes are to be laid on 24 December at Pella Shipyard in St Petersburg. Designed by the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, the vessels - Uragan and Taifun - are scheduled to enter service in 2017 and 2018,

  • UPDATE: SM-3 Block IIA interceptor completes second flight test

    Key Points Second control test vehicle flight success paves way for SM-3 Block IIA intercept test in 2016 Raytheon Missile Systems has been contracted to build a further 17 SM-3 Block IIA all-up rounds for operational testing and initial deployment The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the

  • NAVSEA seeks information from LCU 1700 design and build candidates

    Key Points NAVSEA released a special notice for the LCU 1700 programme on 25 November Interested parties have been asked to submit information relating to their ability to develop a detailed design for LCU 1700, followed by the build of the lead and follow-on craft The Naval Sea Systems Command

  • DSEI 2015: French Navy details lessons learned from Gulf carrier deployment

    Key Points Carrier deployment demonstrates ability to shape events at sea and ashore while supporting wider strategic interests Gulf maritime environment is becoming more complex, with more navies present The recent deployment of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its

  • RoKN announces disaster management measures following ferry tragedy

    The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has revealed measures that it has and will be taking to improve its rescue capabilities, the Yonhap news agency reported on 14 April, citing RoKN vice-spokesperson Choi Tae-bok. The measures were announced close to the first anniversary of the Sewol ferry tragedy.

  • USN testing and installing new arresting gear in tandem for CVN 78

    Key Points HII installs AAG in USS Gerald R Ford , while the USN begins testing of the system at NAWC Aircraft Division Lakehurst The navy deems parallel testing and installation as necessary in order to maintain the ship's delivery schedule Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has begun

  • Two Hellenic Navy submarines set for service

    Two Hellenic Navy submarines participated in a tactical exercise at sea and are expected to join fleet operations soon, augmenting the navy's presence in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean seas. HS Pipinos (S-121), the first of the three Hellenic Shipyards-built Type 214 Papanikolis-class

  • Indonesia stresses territorial integrity in new foreign policy

    Key Points Indonesia is taking a firm stance on incursions into its maritime territory, the foreign minister has said Retno Marsudi wants a strong navy as part of the country's 'maritime nation' plans Indonesia's foreign policy priorities over the next five years will include an emphasis on

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