Australia Approves Next Phase of Collins Class Submarine Life Extension

June 6, 2024 @ 07:35 AM

The Australian government is committing $4-5 billion to a life-of-type extension program for its Collins class submarines, ensuring they maintain a strong strike and deterrence capability. HMAS Farncomb will be the first of the six Collins class submarines to undergo this program, with sustainment and capability enhancements starting in 2026 at...

Steel Cut for the Second Indonesian Red White Frigate

June 6, 2024 @ 06:44 AM

Indonesias defense ministry has announced the commencement of the construction of the second Red White (“Merah Putih”) frigate for the countrys navy at the PT PAL Indonesia Commercial Ship Division Fabrication Workshop, Surabaya, on June 5. "The ship that is being built is the largest Combat Frigate ship built at PT...

Hanwha Ocean Forges Tripartite Partnership for Canadian Patrol Submarine Project

June 5, 2024 @ 07:12 AM

Hanwha Ocean has solidified collaboration agreements with three Canadian companies - CAE Inc., Curtiss-Wright Indal Technologies, and GASTOPS - to pursue involvement in the upcoming Canadian Patrol Submarine Project competition

Spain’s Navantia Participates in Six EDF 2023 Projects Valued at €520M

May 31, 2024 @ 05:03 AM

Navantia, the Spanish state-owned shipbuilding company, will be involved in six research and development projects funded by the 2023 European Defence Fund (EDF). The European Commission has announced the selection of these projects, which have a combined value of €520 million

PT PAL Indonesia Lays Keel for Second Modified Philippines Landing Dock Export...

May 30, 2024 @ 09:12 AM

PT PAL Indonesia initiated the construction of the second modified Filipino Landing Dock Export Ship with the ceremonial laying of its keel on May 29. Following the ceremony, a comprehensive technical review was conducted by the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC) and Philippines Navy Owner Representatives (PNOR) teams

Kongsberg Discovery has Completed In-water Demo of HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle...

May 30, 2024 @ 07:29 AM

Kongsberg Discovery has completed in-water demonstrations of the HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) within the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and U.S

Russian FPV Drone Downs Ukrainian Magura V5 USV in Black Sea Encounter

May 30, 2024 @ 06:20 AM

A Russian FPV drone intercepted and destroyed a Ukrainian Magura V5 unmanned surface vessel (USV) in the Black Sea on May 29. The event, captured on video and widely circulated on social media platforms, depicts the explosives-laden Russian FPV drone flying towards the Ukrainian USV and striking it

Exail to Supply Electronic Chart Display System to Spanish S-80 Submarines

May 27, 2024 @ 10:23 AM

Exail, in partnership with GRAFINTA, S.A

French Navy Orders EXOCET MM40 Block 3C Missiles

May 25, 2024 @ 04:44 AM

The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) in April issued an order to MBDA for the acquisition of EXOCET 40 Block 3C (MM40 B3C) missiles. This procurement is intended to equip the French Navy's frigates as per the Military Programming Law (LP) 2024-2030

Fincantieri Marinette Marine Wins $1B for U.S. Navy’s Constellation-class Frigates

May 24, 2024 @ 04:04 AM

The Pentagon today awarded a modification

U.S. Navy Researchers Seek to Enhance Deck Safety, Efficiency with New Algorithm...

May 23, 2024 @ 09:23 AM

A research initiative at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst aims to improve safety and efficiency on ship flight decks by developing an algorithm to automate aircraft tracking. The project, known as Night Operations Character Transcription & Recognition for Naval Aircraft Logistics (

Philippines Commissions Israel-made Acero-class Patrol Gunboats

May 22, 2024 @ 11:37 AM

The Philippine Navy (PN) has formally commissioned two more Israel-made fast attack interdiction craft (FAIC), also known as Acero-class patrol gunboats, equipped with the Spike NLOS (non-line of sight) missile systems. The commissioning rites for the new vessels, named BRP Herminigildo Yurong (PG-906) and BRP Laurence Narag (PG-907), were held at the Naval Station Jose Andrada, Roxas Boulevard, Manila on May 21, PN spokesperson Commander John Percie Alcos