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BIW Awarded DDG 51-Class Services Contract

Bath Iron Works is being awarded a $21,1 million modification to previously awarded contract to exercise options for DDG 51-class lead yard services. This work will provide class engineering and… [[ This is a...

USS Fort Worth Refuels in Guam

Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) stopped in Guam to refuel before continuing on to Southeast Asia, Dec. 11. Fort Worth is on her maiden 16-month rotational deployment in support of the…...

New Commander aboard USS McFaul

Command of guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) passed from Cmdr. Lester A. Brown Jr., to Cmdr. Michael J. Gunther during a change of command ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Dec. 5. Rear… [[...

USS Norfolk Retires from Service

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) was decommissioned Dec. 11 during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. The submarine will remain in Norfolk until in leaves in January to… [[ This...

US Navy Moves Forward with LCS Improvements

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has directed the Navy “to move forward with a multi-mission small surface combatant based on modified Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) hull designs.” Consistent… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Norfolk Decommissioned

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) was decommissioned Dec. 11 during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. The submarine will remain in Norfolk until in leaves in January to begin the...

LCS Lives: Hagel Approves Better Armed Upgrade

PENTAGON: The controversial Littoral Combat Ship dodged a big torpedo today, when outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved the Navy’s plan for a larger, better armed and better protected version of the ship. Critics...

Navy Opts For Up-gunned LCS As Next Small Surface Combatant

The Navy rolled out designs for new versions of the Littoral Combat Ship on Thursday that feature increased firepower for self-defense and more armor to protect sensitive structures, following a review that was required...

Saab contracted for HMS Södermanland refit

Saab been awarded a SEK121 million (USD16 million) contract by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to refit the Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) Type A17 submarine HMS Södermanland . The order comes under the...

No major deals signed off in Putin’s Delhi visit

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s day-long visit to India on 11 December reinforced bilateral strategic and defence ties between Moscow and New Delhi, but failed to produce any major announcements. The only defence-related agreement of...

South Africa issues RfP for patrol vessels

The South African arms procurement agency Armscor issued two separate requests for proposals (RfPs) on 3 December for three ‘multimission’ offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and three ‘multimission’ inshore patrol vessels (IPVs). Both tenders close...

South Africa issues RfP for patrol vessels

The South African arms procurement agency Armscor issued two separate requests for proposals (RfPs) on 3 December for three ‘multimission’ offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) and three ‘multimission’ inshore patrol vessels (IPVs). Both tenders close...

GAO criticises DoD BMD report

A US General Accountability Office (GAO) report published on 1 December has criticised the US Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) June 2014 Regional Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) report for only partially addressing the alignment of...

First Algerian MEKO A-200 frigate undocked

Key Points The first of two new MEKO A-200 frigates for the Algerian Naval Forces has been floated out A contract was signed in March 2012 for the delivery of two vessels The first...

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