Portugal's Navy has inked a deal with Damen Shipyards Group for the creation of an advanced multi-Purpose Vessel, measuring 107 meters. Funded by the European Union's Recovery and Resilience Facility as part of NextGenerationEU, the contract covers design, construction, and outfitting
In a new twist to Thailand's quest to acquire a Chinese submarine, its Navy chief, Adm Adung Phan-iam has said that the offered Chinese engine, CHD620 is actually a licenced-manufactured version of the German MTU396 engine. Germany had earlier refused to give the MTU 396 powerplant as part of the Chinese...
Unidentified individuals hijacked the Liberian-flagged tanker Central Park, linked to Israel, off the coast of Yemen on Sunday, according to maritime security company Ambrey. The vessel is operated by Zodiac Maritime, part of the Zodiac Group owned by Israeli businessman Eyal Ofer
Chinese aircraft carrier Fujian tested an electromagnetic catapult, marking a pivotal stage before sea trials. The test, captured in a video circulating on Chinese social networks, showcased the catapult launching a "dead load" comparable in weight to deck-based aircraft, assessing reliability and power
The Spartaco Schergat frigate, the ninth in a series of 10 FREMM vessels (Multi-Mission European Frigates), was ceremoniously launched at the Riva Trigoso integrated shipyard in Genoa, on November 24. Fincantieri, the chosen shipbuilder commissioned by the Italian Navy, is delivering these vessels as part of an extensive Italo-French international cooperation...
The French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) has greenlit the acquisition of seven offshore patrol vessels for the French Navy for €900 million. The order, placed on November 17, involves three contracts
Babcock and Hanwha Aerospace have formalized a strategic collaboration with a primary emphasis on leveraging their combined expertise across land, air, and sea domains, particularly in the realm of conventional submarines. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during the recent visit of the Korean President to the UK, Babcock said in an official statement
Austal Limited advances its strategic shipbuilding partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia through a proposed pilot program under the Heads of Agreement, aiming to deliver the Birdon-designed Landing Craft (Medium) for the Australian Army as part of the LAND8710 project. Birdon Groups Littoral Maneuver Vessel-Medium (LMV-M) design will underpin the Armys next-generation Landing Craft Medium (LCM), replacing the ageing Landing Craft Mechanized Mk 8 (LCM8)
EDGE Group's subsidiary, Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), has revealed plans to incorporate the MANSUP surface-to-surface missile onto its domestically produced Fast Attack Vessel, set to debut at NAVDEX 2025. The vessel, serving as a First of Class prototype, will be both designed and constructed in the United Arab Emirates by ADSB, showcasing various maritime products from the EDGE portfolio
European missile maker MBDA has signed a deal with Sweden to supply Common Anti-air Modular Missiles (CAMMs) for the Swedish Armed Forces. The contract, signed between MBDA and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration FMV (Swedish: Försvarets materielverk), will involve MBDA providing CAMMs for the Royal Swedish Navys five Visby Class Corvettes
BAE Systems has secured a contract to supply the Royal Australian Navy's new Hunter class frigates with multiple sets of the Mk 45 Medium Caliber Gun and automated Ammunition Handling System (AHS). The Mk 45-gun system comprises the 5-inch, 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4A naval gun, paired with a fully automated AHS
The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), led by Director Eom Dong-hwan, revealed on Thursday that the operational test evaluation of the 76mm naval gun's armor-piercing high-explosive bomb has resulted in a judgment of suitability for combat. It took four years for the DAPA to complete the development of the bomb