• US Navy realigns budget to find funding for readiness, lethality

    The US Navy's (USN's) proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget request shifts away funding from less capable platforms in order to free up additional money for use on readiness capabilities and more lethal programmes. The shift is part of a continued effort to reform USN spending as the service tries

  • South Korea to donate a Pohang Class Corvette to the Colombian Navy

    South Korea plans to donate a corvette to the Colombian Navy by the end of 2020 to help bolster the naval relations between the two navies. The agreement was closed last year during a bilateral meeting in Bogota between Colombian President Iván Duque and South Korea Prime Minister, Lee

  • Brazil signs with Ghenova to complete Macaé-class ships

    The Spanish engineering company and consultancy Ghenova has been awarded a BRL6.4 million (USD1.5 million) contract by the Brazilian state-owned shipyard Arsenal de Marinha do Rio de Janeiro (AMRJ) to support several projects for the Brazilian Navy. Already established in Brazil, Ghenova had

  • GRSE delivers India’s fourth Kamorta-class ASW corvette

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) has delivered the Indian Navy's fourth Kamorta (Project 28)-class anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette. The vessel, which will be in service as INS Kavaratti (P 31) once it is commissioned, was handed over on 18 February. It was launched in May 2015.

  • Newport News Shipbuilding might add ‘couple thousand’ employees

    Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), expects to expand its work force to handle its booming backlog, but the headcount growth will not be as dramatic as one might think, according to company officials. Recent productivity increases driven by technology and

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  • UAE reveals SR5 MRL acquisition

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces revealed they are operating the Norinco SR5 multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) during a parade held on 9 February. Attended by the crown princes of all seven emirates, the event was held at Zayed Air Base to celebrate the UAE’s military intervention