South African Navy Orders Three Inshore Patrol Vessels from Damen Shipyards

February 27, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) has received an order from Armscor – the acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence – for three Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV), 62 x 11 metres. The vessels form part of the South African Navys Project Biro which aims to develop South Africas maritime...

Lockheed Martin Lays Keel For US Navy's 21st Littoral Combat Ship

February 23, 2018 @ 09:51 AM

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S

US Approves Fast Patrol Boats Sale to Kuwait

February 21, 2018 @ 05:48 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kuwait of fast patrol boats for an estimated cost of $100 million. The prime contractor will be Kvichak (a Vigor Company), Kent, Washington

Huntington Ingalls Awarded $1.43 Billion Contract for US Navy Amphibious Transport Dock

February 19, 2018 @ 05:49 PM

Huntington Ingalls was awarded a $1.43 billion, fixed-price incentive contract for the detail design and construction of LPD 29, the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock

US Navy Picks Five Ship Designs to Compete for Guided-missile Frigate Project

February 17, 2018 @ 10:20 AM

Austal USA, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Fincantieri Marine and Huntington Ingalls were each awarded approximately $15 million for conceptual design of the Guided-missile Frigate (FFG(X)) project. The US Navy will evaluate the work of the five companies over the next 16 months before a final request for proposal...

Leonardo Delivers Upgraded Al Manama Ships to Bahraini Navy

January 24, 2018 @ 08:41 AM

Leonardo delivered the first of six upgraded Al Manama naval vessels to the Bahraini Navy at a ceremony in Mina Salman at Royal Bahrain Navy Headquarters on January 22. The delivery follows a deal signed with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force in 2015

China's Homemade Aircraft Carrier Better Than India's Upcoming INS Vikrant: Chinese Military...

January 23, 2018 @ 08:48 AM

Chinese military experts on Monday claimed that Chinas first home-made carrier is equipped with better construction technology and weaponry than Indias first domestically made aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, which is being assembled using foreign technologies. "In terms of technology, India's home-made aircraft carrier cannot compare with China's as China has taken a leap in construction technology and other relevant core technologies, including construction materials, the deck for fighter jets to ski jump and the radar system," Song Zhongping, a TV commentator and military expert, told the Global Times on Monday

China Commissions New Corvette ‘Wuhai’ Equipped With Advanced Anti-Submarine Weapons

January 17, 2018 @ 09:48 AM

China launched a new guided- missile frigate called 'Wuhai', which has stronger anti-submarine capabilities, in a commissioning ceremony held at a naval port in Dalian, north China's Liaoning province on Monday. The Type 056 corvette Wuhai, with good stealth performance and powerful surface attack and air defence capability, will undertake multiple missions such as costal patrol, fishing boats escort, attacking surface warships and submarine of the "enemy" independently or in joint operations

Indian Navy Seeks Third Aircraft Carrier with 57 Fighter Planes Worth $25

January 16, 2018 @ 09:47 AM

The India Navy is looking to acquire third aircraft carrier along with 57 foreign aircraft for the warship, amid growing Chinese threat, which will reportedly cost the government about US$25 billion (INR 1.6 lakh cr)

China Launches Third Aircraft Carrier Project

January 5, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

China has begun construction of the countrys third aircraft carrier, which is slated to hit the waters after two years, the local media reports. Beijings new Type 003 plans to push the boundaries of Chinese naval aviation

BAE Systems to Modernize US Navy’s Guided Missile Destroyers in $89 Million...

January 4, 2018 @ 08:22 AM

BAE Systems has received contracts from the United States Navy to modernize guided missile destroyers USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) for $41.6 million and USS Howard (DDG 83) for $47

General Dynamics Wins $83 Million for Phased Maintenance of USS Mesa Verde...

December 27, 2017 @ 06:35 AM

General Dynamics was awarded $83 million contract for the execution of USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) fiscal 2018 docking phased maintenance availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Mesa Verde