Kenya Naval Ship Returns to Base after Mid-life Refit

July 5, 2018 @ 04:41 AM

Kenya received its naval ship, Shujaa, following the ships midlife refit program at Damen Shipyards in Netherlands. “The Cabinet Secretary for Ministry of Defence Amb Raychelle Omamo received the Kenya Navy Ship Shujaa in Mombasa following the ship's 21-month training voyage & midlife refit programme at the Damen Shipyards in the...

Damen, Mexican Navy to Build Long Range Ocean Patrol Ship

June 27, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish). POLA will be the Mexican version of the Damen SIGMA 10514

BAE Systems To Modernize USS Cole Guided-missile Destroyer

June 7, 2018 @ 11:20 AM

BAE Systems has received a $36.6 million contract from the U

Pakistan Signs Contract for 2 Chinese Warships, Increases Order to 4

June 5, 2018 @ 07:34 AM

Pakistan signed a contract to purchase two Type 054 A frigates from China on June 1, taking the total number of ships of that type ordered to four, the delivery of which is expected by 2021. The contract for 2 warships for Pakistan Navy has been signed with China Shipbuilding Trading...

US Navy’s Sixth Freedom-variant Warship Completes Acceptance Trials

June 1, 2018 @ 10:57 AM

Lockheed Martin has successfully completed acceptance trials of the US Navys new Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the USS SIOUX CITY (LCS 11), in the waters of Lake Michigan, which is slated for delivery later this summer. "LCS 11's completion of Acceptance Trials means this ship is one step closer to...

Russia Sets Afloat Large Amphibious Assault Ship

May 28, 2018 @ 11:27 AM

Russias new large amphibious assault ship Pyotr Morgunov has been floated out at the Yantar Shipyard in Kaliningrad, the defense ministry announced on May 25. "The Project 11711 large amphibious assault ship is the newest development of Project 1171, under which the Yantar Shipyard built a series of 14 warships in the 1960s-1970s

Japan's Ruling LDP Party wants Aircraft Carrier 'Mother Ship'

May 26, 2018 @ 10:33 AM

Japans ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has set a proposal to introduce a multipurpose “mother ship” enabling takeoffs and landings by fighter jets into the countrys navy fleet, which is expected to be submitted for review with the government this month end. According to the proposal released in March, the LDP termed the envisioned ship a multipurpose defensive aircraft carrier

AEGIS-equipped Destroyer ‘USS Milius’ Joins US Navy Fleet In Japan

May 22, 2018 @ 03:26 PM

The US Navy has deployed Aegis-equipped destroyer to Japan on Tuesday, as part of the navy's strategy to furnish the Indo-Pacific region with the most advanced and capable defense units. The destroyer USS Milius joined the U

Kelvin Hughes’ SharpEye Radar Selected For Saudi Arabia’s US-built Combat Vessels

May 22, 2018 @ 10:02 AM

Kelvin Hughes has been selected by bridge integrator OSI Maritime Systems Ltd (OSI) to supply a number of SharpEye solid-state naval radar sensors for installation on board Lockheed Martins LCS 27 and four LCS-based Multi Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) vessels for Saudi Arabia. Working closely with OSI, Kelvin Hughes is providing the X band and S Band SharpEye sensors for integration into an IMO-approved OSI Bridge and Navigation system

China’s First Domestically-Built Aircraft Carrier Completes Sea Trials

May 18, 2018 @ 01:05 PM

China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier has concluded its maiden sea trial on Friday, and is returning to Dalian Shipyard in northeast China's Liaoning Province, according to reports by Xinhua. The five-day sea trial, starting from May 13, tested the carrier's equipment, and has achieved the desired aim

China’s First Domestically-built Aircraft Carrier Begins Sea Trials

May 14, 2018 @ 12:18 PM

China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier to begin sea trials on Sunday, which will likely be delivered to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy by this year end, according to reports in state news media. The aircraft carrier, as yet unnamed, set out to sea from a port outside the Dalian Shipyard to begin its first sea trial

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Set For First Sea Trials This Week

April 23, 2018 @ 02:42 PM

Chinas second aircraft carrier ‘Type 001A will conduct its first sea trials in the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea areas, this week. "The first sea trials of China's second aircraft carrier, built at the Dalian shipyard, are likely to take place in the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea to test its power and design," Song Zhongping, a military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times Sunday