• Portugal retires NRP Jacinto Candido

    The Portuguese Navy officially withdrew its João Coutinho-class corvette NRP Jacinto Candido (F 476) from service on 15 November. The decommissioning leaves just two remaining corvettes in service: the Baptista de Andrade-class ship NRP João Roby (F 487) and João Coutinho-class

  • Construction begins on final Arleigh Burke Flight IIA destroyer at BIW

    The construction officially started on 9 November at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127), which will be the last Flight IIA configuration destroyer built by BIW, as the yard prepares to build Flight III

  • DDG 1001 leaves shipyard for commissioning

    The guided-missile destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the Zumwalt class of destroyers, departed General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in Bath, Maine, on 9 November to be commissioned on the US West Coast. The destroyer is en route to California where it is scheduled

  • Airshow China 2018: ZB Intelligence unveils Marine Lizard amphibious combat USV prototype

    Zhongbang Intelligent Technology (ZB Intelligence), a Qingdao-based company specialising in the development of control and navigation systems for unmanned surface vessels (USVs), announced a new amphibious combat USV development called the Marine Lizard at the Airshow China 2018 exhibition in

  • First Australian Future Submarine may enter service later than anticipated

    The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) fleet of future submarines may not be fully operational until 2035, three years later than previously assumed, the service’s chief, Vice Admiral Mike Noonan, has disclosed. This could mean that more than three of the six in-service

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  • FNSS to show Marine Assault Vehicle in 2019

    The first examples of the Turkish Marine Assault Vehicle (MAV) – called the Zaha project – are to be unveiled at the IDEF Defence Exhibition to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2019, Jane’s has learnt. FNSS Savunma Sistemleri and the Undersecretariat of Defence Industries (SSM)
  • Rheinmetall puts Mission Master UGV to the test

    Rheinmetall’s Mission Master unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) was put through its paces in the European Land Robot (ELROB) trials held from 24–27 September in Lens, Belgium. The annual competition is held in different locations in Europe and is designed to demonstrate and compare the
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