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EU naval forces off Somalia change command

Warships and other assets deployed to the EU NAVFOR operation Atalanta received a new commander during a ceremony held in Brussels, November 7. Major General Rob Magowan CBE handed over command to… [[ This...

Honduran navy commissions logistics support vessel

The Honduran Naval Force (FNH) formally received and commissioned its first Logistics Support and Cabotage Vessel (BAL-C) at the Puerto Cortés naval base on 4 November. Christened Gracias a Dios (FNH-1611), the vessel cost...

Argentina finishes deal to buy Super Etendards

After long negotiations, the Argentine and French governments signed a contract for the Argentine Navy to buy five Dassault Super Etendard Modernisé (SEM) aircraft that were retired by French Naval Aviation. The EUR12.5 million...

Babcock, BMT sign surface ship co-operation agreement

Key Points Babcock and BMT have agreed on a strategic relationship covering surface ship design, build and support The two companies are already working together to pursue the RN Type 31e frigate requirement Babcock...

Rolls-Royce expands Derby nuclear business

Rolls-Royce has received permission to expand its site in Derby, UK, that manufactured and maintains reactor cores for the Royal Navy’s Vanguard-class nuclear submarines. Approved on 6 November, the maintenance site for the propulsion...

USN issues new frigate RFP

The US Navy (USN) issued a request for proposals (RFP) on 7 November for the future Guided Missile Frigate (FFG[X]) and, as expected, it calls for a simple and straightforward ship design. The USN...

Russia ready to launch second Project 22800 ship ‘Typhoon’

Russian shipbuilder Pella Shipyards will be launching the Russian Navy’s second Project 2280 small missile boat in November, Russian defense ministry has announced. Named ‘Typhoon’,… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

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