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Category: Naval

USS Wasp completes homeport shift from Japan

The US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on November 18, completing a homeport shift after spending nearly two… [[ This is...

USS Wasp completes homeport shift from Japan

The US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on November 18, completing a homeport shift after spending nearly two… [[ This is...

Wasp Returns to Norfolk; Completes Homeport Shift

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 18 completing a homeport shift after spending nearly two years forward deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan and...

NAVSEA to solicit for SM-6 Block IB rocket motor development

The US Navy (USN) has set out plans for solid-propellent rocket motor prototyping and engineering development for a new extended range version of the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) missile. Intended to achieve initial capability in...

Yemeni rebels seize ships in Red Sea

The Yemeni rebel group Ansar Allah (Houthis) announced on 18 November that its coast guard forces had seized three vessels in the Red Sea, the first time it has done this. It identified one...

DSEI Japan 2019: CSI showcases unmanned amphibious systems

US company Critical Solutions international (CSI) showcased two multirole unmanned amphibious systems at the 18–20 November DSEI Japan 2019 defence exhibition in Chiba. The systems, named the Sea Otter Marine Crawler and the Sea...

HMS Prince of Wales arrives in Portsmouth

The UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier has arrived at Portsmouth naval base ahead of handover and formal commissioning. HMS Prince of Wales sailed into its new base port on 16...

Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)

The Navy accepted delivery of its third Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) Nov. 15. Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. ESB...

DSEI Japan 2019: KHI building second 3,000-tonne submarine for JMSDF

Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has begun construction of the second of at least seven planned 3,000-tonne diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs) to supplement the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF’s) fleet of Soryu-class SSKs, a...

Babcock secures UK Type 31 frigate contract

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Babcock for the design and build of the Royal Navy’s (RN’s) new Type 31 general-purpose frigate. Signed on 15 November, the award covers the delivery of...

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