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Category: Naval

French Navy frigates to feature Thales STIR radars

The French Navy plans to install seven tracking and illumination (STIR) radars on its frigates for their gun and missile fire control, defense technology company Thales said. As informed, five of the… [[ This...

Navy to order two E-2D carrier-based aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – U.S. Navy airborne reconnaissance experts are making preparation to order two new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye carrier-based airborne early warning aircraft under terms of a $49.9 million deal announced Monday....

EU NAVFOR celebrates a decade of operations

The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) celebrated ten years of maritime operations on December 8. Commanded from its military HQ in Northwood, London, the European Union Naval Force was… [[ This is a...

Agreement close on SPA for Australia’s Future Submarine programme

Agreement in principle between Australia’s Department of Defence (DoD) and French submarine builder Naval Group on a vital Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) for Australia’s Future Submarine programme is anticipated by 21 December, according to...

Agreement close on SPA for Australia’s Future Submarine programme

Agreement in principle between Australia’s Department of Defence (DoD) and French submarine builder Naval Group on a vital Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) for Australia’s Future Submarine programme is anticipated by 21 December, according to...

UK funds Type 31e frigate Competitive Design Phase

Industry teams led by Atlas Elektronik UK, Babcock, and BAE Systems have been shortlisted by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to compete for the UK Royal Navy’s (RN’s) Type 31e frigate programme. All three...

GD-BIW Launches Last Zumwalt-class Destroyer

General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) launched the last Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG-1002), on Dec. 9 at its facility in Bath, Maine. The U.S. Navy underscored the process of...

LCS-15 Finishes Acceptance Trials

The future Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Billings (LCS-15) finished acceptance trials in Lake Michigan, the last major milestone before ship delivery, prime contractor Lockheed Martin [LMT] said Monday. LCS-15 is the eighth Freedom-variant...

U.K. Reveals Three Type 31e Frigate Builders Shortlist

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Monday announced the three competitors to build the planned Type 31e general purpose frigate for the Royal Navy. The ministry awarded contracts worth up to $6 million...

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives back home

Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Portsmouth today following the completion of initial fast jet trials in America. The 65,000-ton carrier’s first transatlantic… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Russian Black Sea Fleet will get 12 new warships in 2019

Russian Black Sea Fleet is planning to add 12 new ships in 2019, Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev announced on Monday. According to Alexander Moiseyev, the Russian Black Sea Fleet is expected to get...

USCG, Royal Canadian Navy seize $70M worth of cocaine

The US Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy offloaded more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego on December 7. This follows a 49-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific aboard Her…...

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