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DSEI 2019: Rheinmetall reveals total ship training concept

Rheinmetall is developing a total ship training concept using networked simulators, and showcased the idea at DSEI 2019 in London in September. Florian Zimmer, Rheinmetall international sales manager for maritime and process solutions, told...

A helicopter carrier for the German Navy?

The German Navy should acquire a helicopter carrier, a high-ranking German politician said as he stressed the need for the country to invest more in its defense. Speaking to German newspaper Bild am… [[...

Navy Private Shipyard Investment Plan To Mirror SIOP

The Navy’s top shipbuilding officials recently said a new private shipyard investment plan will “mirror” the currently underway Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan (SIOP). The Navy’s first naval vessel long-range plan for maintenance and modernization...

Hyroid gets $52M US Navy contract for MK 18 UUV program

Massachusetts-based Hydroid Inc has received a $52.3 million contract modification to increase the ceiling for production support for the MK 18 family of unmanned underwater vehicle systems. The… [[ This is a content summary...

Russian nuclear-powered cruiser to return to fleet in 2022

Russia plans to return the Kirov-class (Project 1144) nuclear-powered guided-missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov to frontline service in 2022 after more than 20 years being laid up at Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk. According to Russian...

DSEI 2019: Co-operation needed to speed up UK SSN build

Greater co-operation with industry is needed to improve the operational availability of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) fleet, according to the incoming head of the UK’s Submarine Service. Speaking at the...

Navy Sets Up New DASN Sustainment Post

The Navy is establishing a new deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (DASN) position that will focus on sustainment, the Navy’s top acquisition official said on Friday. James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy...

USS Ramage first US ship to dock in Lebanon in 30 years

US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61) visited Beirut, Lebanon, on September 14, becoming the first American ship to do so in over 30 years. During the visit to Beirut, US… [[ This...

Australia’s final AWD destroyer begins sea trials

The Royal Australian Navy’s third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), future HMAS Sydney, has started the first phase of sea trials which will test the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems…. [[ This is a...

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