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Category: Naval

Euronaval 2014 – Spain pins down F-110 baseline design

Key Points The Spanish Navy’s F-110 frigate programme has entered the project definition phase Outputs from the F-110 work may feed into a separate Project SEA 5000 risk reduction study being performed by Navantia...

Canadian future Arctic patrol fleet numbers at risk

Canada’s plans to revitalise its Arctic naval presence have come under fire from the country’s Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO). According to the Budget Analysis for the Acquisition of a Class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships...

Shiptec China 2014: CSIC details progress on USV

China is developing a new unmanned surface vessel (USV) to conduct coastal patrol and surveillance, surveying, and mapping for the China Coast Guard (CCG) and various oceanographic research institutes under the State Oceanic Administration...

South Korea’s DAPA introduces procurement inspection teams

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has established internal procurement inspection teams to increase transparency in defence contracting and subsequent development and production, DAPA spokesman Baek Yoon-hyung told IHS Jane’s on 30 October....

Huntington Ingalls NNS Upping Investment In Workforce

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.–Huntington Ingalls Industries’ [HII] Newport News Shipbuilding unit has been increasing its investment in its workforce as it prepares for the possible departure of its aging, most experienced shipbuilders in the years...

Saab Confident in Its Kockums Submarine Builders

The return last summer of the Kockums shipbuilding firm to Swedish ownership and control marked a rare moment when the public, government and industry all joined in approval. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

China’s Submarine Fleet Takes Historic Steps Forward

China’s submarine fleet made its first known trip into the Indian Ocean, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. A Chinese attack submarine passed through the Straits of Malacca between Malaysia and...

HNLMS Rotterdam Undergoes Maintenance at DSV

Launched in 1999, the Rotterdam was the first of the Damen Enforcer class, an amphibious warfare vessel based around a single lane submersible dock that provides a sheltered environment for the… [[ This is...

Spanish Navy’s Duero Returns Home to Cartagena

Spanish Navy’s minehunter ‘Duero’ (M-35) has returned to her home port of Cartagena after concluding her integration into the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2). The… [[ This is a content summary only....

Opinion: Drug Users Are A Disgrace To Navy Values

The following is an op-ed by a retired U.S. Navy Public Affairs Officer. Navy Values are not something you can just turn on and off at a moment’s notice. They define a lifestyle that...

George Washington CSG Docks in Apra Harbor, Guam

The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) arrived in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a goodwill port visit Oct. 28. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Ticonderoga-class… [[ This is a content summary...

Australia Inks Contract for Frigates RRD Study

Navantia has signed, on 23rd October, a contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the RRDS (Risk Reduction Design Study) regarding the SEA 5000 program for the new frigates. The… [[ This is...

Image of the Day: E-2C Hawkeye Launching

Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Kreutz, front, and Lt. Christopher Prue, shooters aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), give the signal to launch an E-2C Hawkeye from the Liberty… [[ This is...

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