• Australia lays keel for second Arafura-class OPV

    Key Points Australia has laid down the keel for its second Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel The vessel is expected to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy in 2023 The keel for Australia’s second Arafura-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV) has been laid down at Osborne Naval

  • Costs mount for repairs to Russian carrier Kuznetsov

    The head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), Alexei Rakhmanov, on 3 April announced that the cost of damage from a fire on board the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov on 12 December 2019 now amounts to RUB500 million (USD6.6 million), state-run RT television has reported.

  • Sailor dies following explosion on Indian nuclear submarine

    A sailor has died following an accident on board an Indian Navy nuclear submarine berthed alongside at the Ship Building Centre (SBC) in Vishakhapatnam. The incident, which took place on 1 April, involved a material failure of the high-pressure air system (HPAS) in the forward area of the

  • Philippine Coast Guard’s 84 m OPV arrives home

    A French-built 84 m offshore patrol vessel (OPV) that will be in service with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has arrived home. The vessel, which will be known as BRP Gabriela Silang (8301) once it is commissioned, arrived in Manila Bay on 7 April, the PCG disclosed on the same day. The OPV was

  • UK Astute submarine Audacious sets sail for sea trials

    The UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) fourth Astute-class nuclear-powered attack submarine, the future HMS Audacious, sailed from BAE Systems’ facility in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria for the first time on 6 April to start contractor sea trials. The submarine then transited to HM Naval Base

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