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  • China launches two Type 055 destroyers simultaneously in Dalian

    Two 10,000-tonne Type 055 destroyers were launched simultaneously by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) on 3 July in a move that reflects the rapid pace at which China is building this new class of warship. The latest ships are the third and fourth to be launched, with all four

  • USN to test untethered subsea power concept at ANTEX 2018

    The US Navy (USN) will test Teledyne Energy Systems’ untethered subsea power concept at the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) 2018, company officials have disclosed to Jane’s. Scheduled to take place in August at Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, the exercise is poised to explore

  • Singapore to replace Victory-class missile corvettes with Multi-Role Combat Vessels

    Key Points Singapore has laid out plans to replace its Victory-class corvettes with a new type of multi-mission ship known as the Multi-Role Combat Vessel New ship type will further enhance the country’s ability to secure its sea lines of communication The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)

  • ASW capabilities of Type 26 Global Combat Ship variant win AUD35 billion contract for BAE Systems

    Although the first of BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ships (GCSs) will not be delivered to the launch customer until 2025, its projected high-end anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities have proved instrumental in beating Italian and Spanish rivals to provide Australia’s next

  • Royal Navy commissions new survey craft

    The UK Royal Navy (RN) has commissioned the 18 m inshore survey vessel HMS Magpie , marking the introduction to service of the first of up to 38 new workboats ordered by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in 2017 from Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK). Built under subcontract by Safehaven Marine in County

  • Indonesian Navy launches tank landing ship

    Indonesian shipbuilder PT Daya Radar Utama (DRU) launched a 117 m-long tank landing ship (LST) for the Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Laut: TNI-AL) on 28 June at the company’s facilities in Bandar Lampung on the island of Sumatra. Named KRI Teluk Lada (with pennant

  • Singapore to replace Endurance class with Joint Multi Mission Ship after 2020

    Key Points Singapore will retire its Endurance-class landing platform dock-like ships after 2020 Vessels will make way for the Joint Multi Mission Ship vessel type, which features greater military lift, and humanitarian assistance capabilities In a bid to enhance the service’s international

  • GRSE unveils design proposal for Brazilian corvette programme

    Indian naval shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) has unveiled its design concept for the Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré-class corvette programme. The Kolkata-based shipyard has teamed with Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd for the supply of combat systems and local firm

  • BAE Systems to build nine next-generation frigates for Australia

    BAE Systems has won an AUD35 billion (USD25.9 billion) competition to provide Australia with nine next-generation, anti-submarine warfare (ASW) frigates for the country’s largest peace-time warship building programme. Formally announcing the selection of the company’s 6,900-tonne Type

  • Brazil commissions helicopter carrier

    The Brazilian Navy commissioned the multi-purpose helicopter carrier PHM Atlantico (A140) on 29 June in the United Kingdom. The ship, formerly the UK Royal Navy's HMS Ocean (L12), was purchased by the Brazilian Navy through a BRL381.081 million (USD98.76 million) deal on 19 February. HMS Ocean was

  • USN awards HII USD200.4 million contract modification for CVN 80

    The US Navy (USN) awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding unit a USD200.4 million undefinitised fixed-price, incentive firm target modification on 28 June for the purchase of additional long-lead time material for Ford-class aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80). Work

  • Russian frigate returns from Mediterranean

    Russia’s Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate Admiral Essen has completed its mission in the Mediterranean and is returning to Sevastopol, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 28 June. Admiral Grigorovich returned to Sevastopol in early June, making two Buyan-M corvettes the only

  • UK carrier conducts first at-sea replenishment

    The UK Royal Navy’s (RN's) first-of-class aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has carried out its first replenishment at sea from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new support ship, RFA Tidespring . The two ships carried out the evolution on 21 June in the Western Approaches as part of the

  • UK plans new fast patrol launches for RN Gibraltar Squadron

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has disclosed plans to procure two new fast patrol launches for the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Gibraltar Squadron. In a contract notice issued on 1 June asking for expressions of interest, the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation

  • BAE Systems to supply assault amphibious vehicles to Taiwan

    BAE Systems has been awarded a USD83.6 million contract to provide to Taiwan the “necessary material and technical engineering to build, integrate, test, and deliver” 36 AAV7A1 Assault Amphibious Vehicles. The contract is for 30 AAVP7A1 personnel carriers, four AAVC7A1 command post

  • Colombian Navy commissions new hydrographic multipurpose vessel

    The Colombian Navy commissioned a new hydrographic multipurpose vessel into service on 14 June. Originally built as an offshore supply vessel (OSV) by Chinese shipyard Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, ARC Caribe was procured by Colombia in December 2017 and modified to meet navy requirements. While the

  • Russian Navy commissions first Ivan Gren-class landing ship

    The Russian Navy’s first Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711E) large landing ship was commissioned at the service’s Baltiysk naval base in Kaliningrad on 20 June. Ivan Gren will be based with the the Northern Fleet. It is the first of two vessels in the class being built by Yantar Shipyard in

  • Colombian Navy launches latest amphibious ship

    The Colombian Navy launched its fifth amphibious landing vessel (BDA), ARC Bahia Colombia , in Cartagena on 15 June. ARC Bahia Colombia is the sixth BDA and built by Colombia’s state-owned shipbuilding company COTECMAR and the fifth of the MK II series . Honduras received another version of

  • Image emerges showing possible design of China’s third aircraft carrier

    Computer-generated imagery has emerged showing what could be the design for China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN’s) third aircraft carrier, which is believed to under construction at the Jiangnan Changxingdao shipyard in Shanghai. Released on 20 June, the image,

  • Iranian replenishment ship back in action

    The Islamic Republic of Iran Navy’s (IRIN’s) largest ship is operational again after being overhauled, the Fars News Agency reported on 20 June. It said Kharg (431), a replenishment ship that the Iranian press sometimes refers to as a helicopter carrier, had put to sea with the

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