French Aircraft Carrier to be Deployed in Mediterranean Under NATO Command

April 13, 2024 @ 05:19 AM

France's aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its strike group will operate under NATO command in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time. This deployment follows the carrier's return to service after undergoing maintenance last year

Netherlands MoD, Dutch Naval Design Collaborate on USV Development

April 13, 2024 @ 04:29 AM

The Netherlands defense ministry and Dutch Naval Design have entered into a partnership to develop unmanned surface vessels (USVs) for maritime operations, expected to be ready for deployment in about four years. The contract formalizing this collaboration was signed two days ago

Damen Asks Dutch firm to Supply Freshwater Systems for Belgian-Dutch ASW Frigates

April 13, 2024 @ 03:27 AM

Damen Naval will partner with Dutch company Hatenboer-Water on all freshwater systems on board the four Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates (ASWF) being built for the Netherlands and Belgium. Safe and clean water on board is essential and we look forward to working with Hatenboer-Water, Damen said in a statement

U.S. Navy Receives San Antonio-class Amphibious Transport Dock LPD 29

April 13, 2024 @ 03:00 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr

DragonFire Laser System to Deploy on British Warships by 2027

April 12, 2024 @ 09:12 AM

The DragonFire laser system is scheduled to be installed on Royal Navy warships by 2027, five years earlier than originally planned. This accelerated timeline is attributed to recent reforms in defence procurement aimed at streamlining processes and prioritizing delivery of weaponry to frontline units

Ukraine Unable to Deploy Two Warships Sold by Britain in War Against...

April 12, 2024 @ 04:01 AM

Ukraine will be unable to deploy two minehunter ships it purchased from the U.K

Kongsberg to Provide Promas Propulsion Systems for New U.S. Coast Guard Vessels...

April 11, 2024 @ 09:13 AM

Austal USA has commissioned Kongsberg Maritime (KONGSBERG) to supply its Promas propulsion system for the latest vessel in the United States Coast Guard's new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Heritage Class program. The initial contract involves supplying Kongsberg Maritime equipment for the fifth ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Pickering, which will be constructed by Austal USA at their yard in Mobile, Alabama

Boeing's Aurora Flight Sciences Tests FALCON System for Precision Boat Control

April 10, 2024 @ 06:31 AM

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing company, has been testing its "Fast Adaptation and Learning for Control Online" (FALCON) control architecture on the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. The recent trials focused on demonstrating vessel-to-vessel station keeping for an underway replenishment (UNREP) scenario and automated passage through conditions similar to the Suez Canal

Japan Considered for Involvement in AUKUS Partnership on Defense Projects

April 9, 2024 @ 09:55 AM

The United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom are exploring the possibility of collaborating with Japan on advanced defense projects within the framework of the AUKUS partnership. “Japan is being considered because of its strengths and its close defense partnership with all three countries,” said Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh, who held a press conference today

U.S. Navy's Nuclear-powered Carrier, CVN-74 Completes Dry-Dock Work of Refuelling & Overhaul

April 9, 2024 @ 09:31 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the dry dock portion of the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)

Japan Unveils Kaga Carrier Refurbished for F-35B Stealth Fighters

April 9, 2024 @ 06:16 AM

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) presented its Kaga vessel to the media on Tuesday, showcasing the completion of initial modifications aimed at enabling the ship to support F-35B stealth fighter jets. The modifications to the Kaga, a former helicopter carrier, were carried out over a two-year period

L3Harris, Qatar’s Performance Marine Present 'Suhail' Autonomous USV at DIMDEX

April 9, 2024 @ 05:46 AM

L3Harris Technologies and Qatari shipbuilder Performance Marine showcased the first locally-built autonomous Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), Suhail, at the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX). Designed and locally manufactured by Performance Marine, Suhail is a 39-foot USV that integrates L3Harris ASView control system technology