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Huntington Ingalls authenticates keel of future Jack H. Lucas destroyer

The U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer. On 8 November, the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a keel authentication ceremony for the future...

Final Air Warfare Destroyer Completes Sea Trials

The Australian Defence Force’s third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), NUSHIP Sydney, is on track to be delivered to the Navy in February 2020 after completing sea trials. Sydney is the third and final ship...

USNS Comfort arrives in Haiti

On November 4, the US Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for its last medical mission stop in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. While… [[ This is...

Bulgaria purchases two used Tripartite-class minehunters

The Bulgarian government decided on 6 November to purchase two used Tripartite-class minehunters from the Netherlands for nearly EUR2 million (USD2.2 million). The decision authorises Bulgarian Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov to sign the intergovernmental...

Maritime security coalition stands up HQ in Bahrain

Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel, the multinational maritime security mission for the waters around the Arabian Peninsula, announced on 7 November that it has opened its headquarters (HQ) in Bahrain. The HQ has been...

Hyundai, Philippines to co-operate on navy projects

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) have signed an agreement to expand collaboration on meeting the future requirements of the Philippine Navy (PN). The memorandum...

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