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Category: Naval

US Navy to christen its newest Independence-variant LCS

The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), will be christened in Mobile, Alabama, on June 29. “The christening of the future… [[ This is a content...

Brazilian Navy’s PHM Atlantico takes centre stage

Since the Brazilian Navy has formally decommissioned the aircraft carrier NAe São Paulo (A12) on 22 November 2018, PHM Atlantico (A140) multipurpose amphibious helicopter carrier (Porta-Helicópteros Multipropósito) has assumed the service’s flagship role. The...

India progresses import substitution projects

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced details of industry-led development projects that are progressing under its programme to accelerate import substitution in defence. In a statement on 26 June, the MoD said...

Senate NDAA Bill Requires DoD Establish Arctic Port

The Senate on Thursday directed the Pentagon to establish a strategic Arctic port from which Navy and Coast Guard vessels could operate to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the region and further U.S. interests there....

USN eyes 2025 IOC for extended range JSOW

The US Navy (USN) is advancing plans to introduce a powered, longer-range version of the air-launched AGM-154C-1 Joint Stand Off Weapon (JSOW) into service in fiscal year (FY) 2025. JSOW is a medium-range air-to-surface...

JMSDF, JCG hold first joint drill in South China Sea

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) conducted their first joint drill in the South China Sea (SCS) on 26 June. JMSDF helicopter carrier JS Izumo , Murasame-class guided-missile...

LIG Nex1 advances Sea Sword USV development

South Korea’s LIG Nex1 showcased a sea demonstration of its prototype Hae Gum (Sea Sword) unmanned surface vessel (USV) to the public for the first time at Changwon Marine Defense Exhibition 2019 held in...

Bids in for UK’s Type 31e frigate competition

Rival industry teams bidding for the UK Royal Navy’s Type 31e frigate programme have submitted their technical and commercial proposals to the UK’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation. In December 2018 Atlas Elektronik...

LCS-17 Finishes Acceptance Trials, LCS-20 Delivered

The future USS Indianapolis (LCS-17) Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship finished acceptance trials while the future Independence-variant USS Cincinnati (LCS-20) was delivered to the Navy this week. LCS-17, built by Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Wisconsin,...

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