US Navy Commissions USS Tulsa Littoral Combat Ship

February 18, 2019 @ 02:18 PM

The United States Navy has commissioned Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) as the Navy's newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San Francisco Feb. 16

Lockheed Martin Wins $212M Japanese DDG AEGIS Weapon System Contract

February 12, 2019 @ 06:01 AM

The US Navy has awarded about $212 million worth contract to Lockheed Martin for additional work on the development and integration of the Aegis Baseline J7 systems for Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyers. “Lockheed Martin Corp

Lockheed Martin Wins $184M US Navy Contact for Electronic Warfare Systems

February 11, 2019 @ 05:26 PM

Lockheed Martin has won a $184 million modification contract from the US Navy for full-rate production of Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 2 systems. SEWIP is a development program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system

India Approves $950M Deal for 2 Russian Talwar-class Frigates

February 1, 2019 @ 09:20 AM

India has given a nod to procure 2 Russian-made Talwar-class frigates equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles in a contract valued at $950 million. The country had approved the purchase of four frigates from Russia for $2 billion in October

Huntington Ingalls Awarded $14.9B For Two Aircraft Carriers

February 1, 2019 @ 06:00 AM

The Pentagon announced Thursday multiple contracts worth over $15.2 billion total awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries for two aircraft carriers construction

ST Engineering Launches Eighth Littoral Mission Vessel For Singapore Navy

January 26, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

ST Engineerings Marine sector has launched the eighth Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Fearless, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), the company said in a statement Saturday. The LMV programme that started in 2013 will replace the RSNs current fleet of Fearless-class Patrol Vessels, also designed and built by ST Engineerings Marine sector in the 1990s

US Navy Commissions New Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship

January 13, 2019 @ 06:22 AM

The United States Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) – the nation's seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) at Naval Station Mayport. The LCS is designed to complete close-to-shore missions and is a growing and relevant part of the Navy's fleet

Chinese-made Weapons, Radar on Frigate Being Built for Pakistan

January 2, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

Pakistan has ordered Chinese-made weapons and radar for the Type 054AP frigates it has requisitioned from the China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC). "The ship will have vertical launch cells (canisters) that can fire Chinese HQ-16 air-defense missiles and other kinds of missiles,” an unnamed CSSC source was quoted as saying to the Chinese military run Chinamil website

Saab to Deliver Vidar Situational Awareness System for Australian Arafura OPVs

December 17, 2018 @ 03:04 PM

Saab has won a contract to provide Vidar, a laser rangefinder Situational Awareness System for Australias new Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels. “It is in production and will be delivered for Australias new Arafura class Offshore Patrol Vessels as a part of the 9LV-based Situational Awareness System”, said Anders Carp, head of Saab business area surveillance Friday

Japan to Re-designate Aircraft Carrier as 'Multi-purpose Operation Destroyer'

December 9, 2018 @ 08:13 AM

Japanese ruling party's team working on revising the National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) have decided to re-designate ‘Izumo aircraft carrier as a 'Multi-purpose Operation Destroyer' during a meeting held on December 5. Japan is not allowed to operate an attack aircraft and the nation should be limited to maintain necessary self-defense capabilities, according to the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Constitution

Indian Navy Encashes Reliance Bank Guarantees in Offshore Patrol Vessel Deal

December 4, 2018 @ 01:50 PM

The Indian Navy has encashed bank guarantees of Reliance Naval Engineering (RNEL) following delay in supplying Project 21 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) by over four years. RNEL has an order to supply five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs)

Five Companies Selected to Bid for UK’s Fleet Solid Support Ships Contract...

December 1, 2018 @ 06:41 AM

The United Kingdom ministry of defense has selected a syndicate of British firms, along with four international shipbuilding companies to compete for its Fleet Solid Support Ships contract. The British consortium is made up of leading manufacturing and engineering companies Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce