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Category: Naval

Navantia continues FSS bid despite stopped competition

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has reaffirmed its pursuit of the UK’s Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ship programme despite the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD’s) recent decision to halt the current competition. The company told Jane’s that...

Borei-A-class submarine completes state trials

Russia’s first Borei-A-class boat Knyaz Vladimir has arrived at the Belomorsk Naval Base following completion of state trials at the Northern Fleet’s range in the White Sea, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced...

India – MK 45 Gun System

­­­The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of up to thirteen (13) MK 45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and related equipment for an...

Russia returns seized naval vessels to Ukraine

Russia has begun the process of returning three seized Ukrainian Navy boats, after a year-long detention. The gunboats Berdiansk (P175) and Nikopol (P176), and tug boat Yany Kapu were towed out of… [[ This...

DSEI Japan 2019: JMU unveils preliminary LHD design

Shipbuilding company Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation unveiled at the 18–20 November DSEI Japan 2019 defence exhibition in Chiba the preliminary design of a landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ship that it plans...

Work starts on first Saudi MMSC ship

A steel cutting ceremony has been held for the first of the four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants (MMSCs) ordered by Saudi Arabia, US Naval Sea Systems Command announced on 18 November. It said the event...

Senegal orders three 62 m OPVs from Kership

Senegal has signed a contract with French company Kership, a joint venture between Piriou and Naval Group, to procure three OPV 58 S offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). Under the terms of the contract, announced...

Senegal orders three 62 m OPVs from Kership

Senegal has signed a contract with French company Kership, a joint venture between Piriou and Naval Group, to procure three OPV 58 S offshore patrol vessels (OPVs). Under the terms of the contract, announced...

Profits fall for Babcock but orders rise

Babcock International on 20 November recorded lower half-year profits for its 2019-20 financial year, due partly to completion of its contract to build two Queen Elizabeth II-class aircraft carriers for the UK Royal Navy...

PLAN trials underway replenishment from commercial ships

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has conducted replenishment at sea (RAS) trials using commercial ships, according to a 16 November report in the Global Times newspaper. It described this as “a new approach...

Steel cut for first Saudi Navy MMSC combat ship

US shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine has started construction of the Royal Saudi Navy’s first Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ship. The “cut steel” ceremony took place… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

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