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Britain’s 2nd Carrier Sets Sail for Sea Trials

Eight years after her first steel was cut, the 65,000 tonne warship will head under the iconic Forth Bridges in the coming week to begin her initial sea trials. Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan said:...

Prince of Wales sets sail for first time

The United Kingdom’s second Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales , put to sea for the first time from its assembly site at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife on 19 September. The 65,000-tonne carrier...

Prince of Wales begins sea trials

The UK Royal Navy’s second aircraft carrier, Prince of Wales, left the Rosyth Dockyard for the first time to conduct initial sea trials off the northeastern coast of Scotland, the UK Ministry of Defence...

Finland gives green light to Squadron 2020 programme

The Finnish government has approved long-delayed contract awards to Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) and Saab for the delivery of the Finnish Navy’s EUR1.32 billion Squadron 2020 corvette programme. Squadron 2020 covers the procurement...

Wrecked minesweeper skipper relieved from duty

The Spanish Navy has relieved from command the captain of a minesweeper that was badly damaged after running onto rocks during the search for a missing air force trainer aircraft in August. Segura-class minehunter...

Wrecked minesweeper skipper relieved from duty

The Spanish Navy has relieved from command the captain of a minesweeper that was badly damaged after running onto rocks during the search for a missing air force trainer aircraft in August. Segura-class minehunter...

Stingray unmanned tanker flies for first time

Boeing and the US Navy (USN) flew the MQ-25 Stingray unmanned aerial refuelling aircraft for the first time on 19 September, the manufacturer announced. Test aircraft T1 completed an autonomous two-hour flight under the...

Japan, New Zealand deepen defence ties

Japan and New Zealand have agreed to deepen defence ties as part of a commitment to boost their bilateral strategic partnership, the two governments said on 19 September. Following talks in Tokyo between Japan’s...

MDL delivers second Scorpène submarine to Indian Navy

India’s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has delivered another licence-built Kalvari (Scorpène)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) to the Indian Navy. The vessel, which will be in service as INS Khanderi once commissioned, was handed over...

MDL delivers second Scorpène submarine to Indian Navy

India’s Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) has delivered another licence-built Kalvari (Scorpène)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) to the Indian Navy. The vessel, which will be in service as INS Khanderi once commissioned, was handed over...

BAE Nabs Two Destroyer Tandem Repair Contracts

BAE Systems won two Navy contracts on Sept. 7 worth $171 million total to perform simultaneous maintenance and repair on two Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyers at its San Diego shipyard, the Defense Department said...

Indian Navy takes delivery of second Scorpene submarine

The Indian Navy has taken delivery of INS Khanderi, the second Scorpene-class submarine, from Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL). The delivery ceremony for the diesel-electric attack submarine… [[ This is a content summary only....

Sea phase of Singapore-India-Thailand exercise kicks off

The sea phase of the inaugural Singapore India Thailand Maritime Exercise (SITMEX-19) commenced in the Andaman Sea on September 18, 2019, the Indian Navy said. The trilateral exercise involving the… [[ This is a...

U.S. Navy tests new anti-mine unmanned surface vehicle

The U.S. Navy has been testing the new anti-mine unmanned surface vehicle called Unmanned Influence Sweep System, or UISS, aboard Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary sea base, USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4), into the...

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