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Keel Laid for First-in-Class T-ATS

Gulf Island Shipyard held a keel laying ceremony Oct. 30 for the future USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), the lead ship of the Navy’s new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue vessels. The ceremony was...

Russian Naval Aviation to form new combat headquarters

Two new air division headquarters are to be formed by the Russian Naval Aviation in the Kaliningrad and Crimea regions. The new headquarters, dubbed ‘combat hubs’ by Russian Navy sources, will control air operations...

HHIC awarded contract for four more PKX-B-class patrol craft

South Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction (HHIC) announced on 31 October that it has won a KRW246 billion (USD211 million) contract for the construction of four more Patrol Killer Experimental-B (PKX-B)-class fast...

Mitsubishi, Kawasaki see defence orders decline

Japan’s biggest defence contractors – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) – have posted half-year profit gains against a backdrop of falling orders for defence equipment. MHI said on 31 October...

Hyundai seeks anti-trust approvals for DSME takeover

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is seeking approval from one local and five foreign anti-trust regulators to support its proposed takeover of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), the company has confirmed. HHI said in...

LHA-7 Finishes Acceptance Trials

The America-class amphibious assault ship future USS Tripoli (LHA-7) finished acceptance trials upon returning to shipbuilder’s Huntington Ingalls Industries’ [HII] Ingalls Shipbuilding shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., the Navy said Oct. 28. During the trials...

SSN-791 Submarine Delivered To The Navy

The Navy accepted delivery of the eighth and last Block III Virginia-class submarine, the future USS Delaware (SSN-791), on Oct. 25. Construction on SSN-791 started in 2013 and it is set to be commissioned...

Navy Reconsidering CVN-79 Two-Phase Carrier Delivery

The Navy’s top acquisition official is considering if the second Ford-class aircraft carrier should change from a dual to single-phase delivery to reduce risk going forward. “I’m personally looking at whether we should go...

South Korea orders four additional PKX-B patrol boats

South Korea’s defense procurement agency DAPA has awarded Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) a 246 billion won (approx. $211 million) contract for the construction of an… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS Gerald R. Ford Completes Post-Shakedown Availability

Program Executive Office (PEO) Aircraft Carriers announced the successful completion of the Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA) for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Oct. 30 as the ship returned to its home port...

HMS Pembroke Back in Action After Fife Refit

HMS Pembroke is back with the Royal Navy ahead of schedule and ready for action after a successful 42-week, £8 million refit at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife. The work was carried out on...

USS Gerald R. Ford completes Post-Shakedown Availability

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of a new class of US Navy aircraft carriers, completed its Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA), returning to its home port at… [[ This is a...

Borei-A class submarine fires SLBM for first time

Russia’s first Borei-A class boat Knyaz Vladimir has test fired a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) for the first time, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on its Facebook page on 30 October. The...

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