U.S. Navy Receives First Thales CAPTAS-4 Sonar for Constellation Frigates

March 1, 2024 @ 08:31 AM

The first CAPTAS-4 variable-depth sonar transmitter from Thales has been successfully delivered to the U.S

Denmark MoD Orders Probe into Inflatable Boats' Purchase Irregularities

March 1, 2024 @ 06:08 AM

The Ministry of Defence's Material and Procurement Agency (FMI) in Denmark has been engulfed in a scandal surrounding the purchase irregularities of inflatable boats. An ongoing quality assurance investigation has uncovered potential errors in both recently acquired and existing inflatable boats, raising concerns about the lack of adequate control and quality...

Damen Initiates Construction of New Multi-Purpose Support Ship Designed for Drone Operations

February 28, 2024 @ 07:54 AM

Damen Shipyards has commenced the construction of the first vessel in its newly introduced Multi-Purpose Support Ship (MPSS) series, developed in collaboration with the Portuguese Navy. The MPSS, available in 7000 and 9000-ton versions, is designed to address the increasing use of drone technology in combat and surveillance

Bow Rupture Suspected Cause in Thai Warship Sinking

February 22, 2024 @ 12:38 PM

A rupture in the bow of the Royal Thai Navy corvette HTMS Sukhothai, is suspected to have caused the warship to sink in the Gulf of Thailand on December 18, 2022 killing 24 seamen while 76 were rescued. Some 35 Thai Navy divers together with 14 American naval divers commenced...

U.A.E.’s EDGE Group, Italy’s Fincantieri Announce €30B Joint Venture for Naval Manufacturing...

February 22, 2024 @ 05:35 AM

EDGE Group and Fincantieri have officially entered into a term sheet to establish a joint venture (JV) with a focus on manufacturing naval vessels. The term sheet formalization took place at Palazzo Marina in Rome, Italy, on Wednesday in the presence of key officials from both organizations and high-ranking military figures...

German Navy's F126 Frigates to Get SurfSAT-L System for Enhanced Fleet Communication

February 20, 2024 @ 05:01 AM

The German Navy has decided to outfit its fleet with Thales SurfSAT-L system, a satellite communication solution featuring multiple terminals and a Land Based Training System, ensuring long-range connectivity for ships like the F126 frigates. The company is set to deliver satellite communications for the F126 frigates, designed by Damen Naval to be the largest in the German naval fleet

Naval Group Completes Modernization of the French Navy's Third La Fayette Frigate

February 13, 2024 @ 11:11 AM

Naval Group has officially announced the successful completion of the modernization process for the third and final La Fayette frigate (FLF), the Aconit, in late 2023. The comprehensive six-month refurbishment, encompassing both dockside and sea trials, aimed to ensure the vessel's functionality and alignment with updated specifications

Iranian Destroyer, 'Dena' Attracts Customers After Circumnavigating the Globe

January 29, 2024 @ 06:50 AM

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani announced that several foreign countries have expressed interest in acquiring Iran's Dena destroyer, which recently completed a global circumnavigation. The vessel, part of the 86th flotilla, completed a circumnavigation of the world without encountering any breakdowns or damage to its antennas, according to the admiral's remarks on Sunday

U.S. Objects to Chinese Contractor in Thai Warship Salvage Team

January 29, 2024 @ 06:07 AM

The Joint United States Military Advisory Group Thailand (Jusmagthai) has issued a second warning to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) regarding salvage operations on the U.S

Thales, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Partner for Hellenic Navy’s MEKO 200 HN Frigate...

January 25, 2024 @ 06:11 AM

In a move aimed at extending the service life of four MEKO 200 HN frigates currently in service with the Hellenic Navy, Thales and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems have forged a consortium for a comprehensive modernization program. The mid-life upgrade seeks to enhance the operational capabilities of the aging fleet

First "Combat Icebreaker" for Russian Navy Expected by Year-End

January 24, 2024 @ 01:48 PM

The Russian Navy is set to receive the ice-class patrol ship, The Ivan Papanin (Project 23550), by the end of 2024, as announced by the Navys commander-in-chief, Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov, during an inspection at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg