• Australia declares final operational capability for Canberra class

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) fleet of two Canberra-class amphibious assault ships has achieved final operational capability. In a 12 November statement announcing the milestone, Australia’s Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds described the class as one that is now ready to

  • RAN’s two LHDs achieve final operational capability

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels have achieved final operational capability. Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said in a 12 November statement that the 27,500- tonne amphibious assault ships, which are home-ported at

  • Fincantieri revamps Wisconsin yard to meet USN FFG(X) capacity needs

    To ensure its Wisconsin shipyard can meet the US Navy (USN) requirement to build two guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)) per year to compete for the contract to build the warship, Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) has embarked on a programme to overhaul the yard and revamp some of its shipbuilding

  • US MCM systems eyed for international forces

    The countermine systems being developed by the US Navy (USN), especially for the USN Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mission module (MM), are being sought by other international naval forces as the USN continues to successfully test and employ those systems, industry officials say. Recent operational

  • GRSE lays keel for Indian Navy’s first 110 m survey vessel

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has laid down the first of four survey vessels on order for the Indian Navy. Keel for the vessel was laid down on 8 November at GRSE’s facilities known as the main works shipyard in Kolkata, West Bengal. The ship is part of an INR24.35 billion

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  • Singapore air force concludes KC-135R operations

    The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) ceased operating its four Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft in June, with the new A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) taking over its roles in providing air-to-air refuelling (AAR), airlift support, and aeromedical evacuation for the Singapore Armed
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