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Australian frigate Melbourne on final visit to namesake city

Royal Australian Navy’s Adelaide-class frigate HMAS Melbourne has arrived in the City of Melbourne for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month. The 138-meter-long warship… [[ This is a content summary...

China lays keel for Thailand’s first S26T submarine

China’s Wuchang Shipbuilding has laid down the keel for the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN’s) first S26T (Thailand) diesel-electric submarine (SSK). The vessel was laid down on 5 September in Wuhan, China, images of the...

Australia’s third Hobart-class destroyer begins sea trials

Key Points Australia has begun initial sea trials for its third Hobart-class destroyer The vessel is on track to be delivered by end-2019 The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) third Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD),...

USS Normandy departs for deployment

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) departed for its deployment, according to a Navy news release. USS Normandy Normandy and ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 are deploying to support maritime security...

Last Week’s Most Read

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General Dynamics Shuffles Electric Boat and NASSCO Leadership

General Dynamics [GD] has appointed Kevin Graney, president of GD National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), as president of GD Electric Boat (EB), effective Oct. 1. Concurrently, David Carver, NASSCO’s vice president and general...

DSEI 2019: General Dynamics launches new Bluefin-12 UUV

General Dynamics Mission Systems displayed its Bluefin-12 lightweight medium-class unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for the first time at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London. Bluefin-12 forms part of a...

Carrier strike group deploys without USS Harry S. Truman

The aircraft carrier is still undergoing repairs after experiencing electrical issues. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read more Read more here::...

Carrier strike group deploys without USS Harry S. Truman

The aircraft carrier is still undergoing repairs after experiencing electrical issues. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] …read more Read more here::...

DSEI 2019: SubSea launches VICTA-class diver delivery unit

UK-based SubSea Craft unveiled its new VICTA-class diver delivery unit (DDU) at the 2019 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition (DSEI 2019) in London. The innovative DDU, which is based around a monohull design...

India to modernise air-defence capability of Delhi-class destroyers

India’s Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Russia’s Rosoboronexport on 12 September to modernise the air-defence capability of the Indian Navy’s (IN’s) three indigenously designed and built Delhi (Project 15)-class guided-missile destroyers. IN...

DSEI 2019: Hensoldt unveils Mk5 SharpEye radar

Hensoldt (formerly Kelvin Hughes) showcased a new variant of its SharpEye solid state X band Doppler navigation radar designed for integration on small vessels at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in...

Australia’s DMTC wins deal to develop key technologies

Australian agencies have signed a contract to support the development of key military technologies, the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced on 12 September. It said the contract – worth AUD3.8 million (USD2.6...

Design of New Type 31 Frigates Selected

The Arrowhead 140 by a consortium led by defence firm Babcock was today selected by Whitehall as the design it wants for the five general purpose frigates to take their place in the Royal...

Navy Plans To Issue MUUV Solicitation, Industry Day Soon

The Navy intends to award multiple contracts for the design, development, and production of the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MUUV), it said in a new presolcitation notice posted Thursday. The notice, posted to FedBizOpps,...

U.K. Selects Babcock Design For Type 31 Frigates

The United Kingdom chose Babcock as the preferred bidder for the new Type 31e frigates, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday. The government has committed to buying at least five Type 31e frigates...

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