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REMUS 100 Acquired by Royal Navy

HII has announced the delivery of three REMUS 100s Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. The new systems are expected to bring enhanced endurance equipped with new generation of sensors and payloads for increased data quality and mission efficiency. With these new systems, the UK’s Ministry of Defence has acquired a […]

Guardia di Finanza Receives Patrol Vessel

In the scope of a ceremony held in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance Daniele Franco and the Commander General of the Guardia di Finanza, Gen. C.A. Giuseppe Zafarana, the P.04 OSUM, built to a Damen STAN PATROL 6009 design, officially received the naval flag in Genova on 22 September 2022. The […]

MAN Energy Solutions to Provide F126 Frigate Engines

At the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Damen Naval announced that they had awarded MAN Energy Solutions a contract for eight MAN 32/44CR propulsion engines for Germany’s F126 frigate programme. The engines will form part of a Combined Diesel-Electric and Diesel (CODLAD) propulsion system, providing the vessels with a top speed of over 26 knots. The […]

Rolls-Royce to Supply F126 Power Systems

Damen Naval and Rolls-Royce Power Systems have signed a contract for the latter to deliver 16 mtu diesel generator sets (gensets) for the German Navy’s four new F126 frigates. Damen noted that this was the first time it had awarded a contract for mtu naval diesel gensets. The agreement also includes an Integrated Logistics Support […]

Curtiss-Wright Wins Columbia Class Contracts

Curtiss-Wright has announced that it has been awarded contracts valued at approximately US$120m to provide generators for the US Navy’s future COLUMBIA class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). The work is due to be performed at Curtiss-Wright Naval and Power’s facility in Cheswick, Pennsylvania. The COLUMBIA class submarine is due to replace OHIO class SSBNs in […]


Ingalls Shipbuilding division has announced that they have commenced fabrication of the USS PITTSBURGH (LPD 31), the US Navy’s newest SAN ANTONIO Class amphibious transport dock, with the first 100 tons of steel cut for the ship. The US Navy has so far received 12 SAN ANTONIO class ships, and three more remain under construction, […]

Two MIECZNIK Contracts Awarded

Babcock has announced that they have secured two further contracts relating to Poland’s MIECZNIK (SWORDFISH) frigate programme. The company was awarded a Class Design Contract and a Transfer of Knowledge & Skills (TOKAT) framework agreement, to support the further development of the MIECZNIK programme and enhancement of Poland’s shipbuilding capability. The two contracts follow Babcock’s […]

First Brazilian SCORPÈNE Class Submarine Commissioned

The first of four SCORPÈNE class submarines of the ProSub programme has been commissioned into service by the Brazilian Navy, with the ceremony taking place at the Itaguaí Naval base. The RIACHUELO was launched in December 2018, following which she underwent sea trials, which were successfully concluded. The second submarine of the series, HUMAITÁ (S41), […]

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded DG 1002 Systems Contract

Ingalls Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract from the US Navy to begin the combat systems availability for the ZUMWALT class destroyer LYNDON B. JOHNSON (DDG 1002), Ingalls’ parent company HII writes in a press release. Ingalls will complete the installation, activation and testing of the combat systems. This is to ensure a fully functional […]

Type 23 Frigate in Post LIFEX Upkeep

Babcock International Group has started a post-life extension (LIFEX) on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS ARGYLL at their Devonport facility. It is the first Type 23 toundergo a post-LIFEX upkeep, adopting a new approach to re-certification at the facility’s Frigate Support Centre (FSC), the company writes in a press release. Babcock is to […]

Kraken and Thales Sign Agreement

British maritime technology company Kraken Technology Group (KTG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thales for the ongoing development and provision of systems for the KRAKEN K50 maritime platform. According to KTG, Thales will provide the ability to integrate a range of sensor and weapons equipment with command and control, communication and networking systems. Thales […]

Steadicopter to Supply BLACK EAGLE to Israeli Navy

Steadicopter has announced a contract award from the Israeli Navy for an unspecified number of BLACK EAGLE UAVs. According to the company, BLACK EAGLE is the first family of unmanned helicopters that are powered by an electric motor, capable of carrying several payloads and sensors, and adaptable to diverse applications, including complex maritime missions. The […]

STAR-X 3D Radar Unveiled

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) has unveiled the STAR-X 3D multi-mission naval radar, designed for Offshore Patrol Vessels and other small vessels, the company writes in a press release. The STAR-X 3D naval radar is based on IAI’s Elta Active Electronic Scanned Array (AESA) technology. According to IAI, it performs simultaneous air and surface surveillance, and is […]

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles Launched at UDT

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, a new company, was launched at the recent Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) conference and exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The company used the event to introduce its new line of amphibious crawling vehicles designated BAYONET 150, 250 and 350. Deployable from land or water independent of weather, the new Bayonet crawlers have […]

MV Werften Acquired by TKMS

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is to take over the shipyard location of MV Werften in Wismar. The employees were informed about this development by the insolvency administrator Dr Christoph Morgen in the presence of the Minister of Economics of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Reinhard Meyer, TKMS CEO Oliver Burkhard and the IG Metall union’s District Manager Daniel […]

Second GOWIND Corvette for UAE Navy Launched

On 13 May 2022, AL EMARAT, the second GOWIND corvette ordered by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Naval Group, was launched in Lorient, France in the presence of an official delegation from the UAE Navy. In 2019, the UAE ordered two GOWIND class corvettes to be built in France. The first unit, BANI YAS, […]


In the scope of the FLOTLOG programme, the first of four force replenishment vessels (BRF – Bâtiments Ravitailleurs de Force in French) for the French Navy was launched in Saint-Nazaire on 29 April 2022. The contract for BRF JACQUES CHEVALLIER was awarded in January 2019 to Chantiers de l’Atlantique and Naval Group. The four vessels […]


Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has announced that VIRGINIA-class submarine NEW JERSEY (SSN 796) was recently launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in March, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the […]

Keel Laid for First Type 31 Frigate

Babcock has started construction of the first of five Royal Navy Type 31 frigates, HMS VENTURER, at its Rosyth facility, the company writes in a press release. After cutting the first steel on the programme in September 2021, the traditional keel laying event formally marked the start of the build. The ceremony took place in […]

OPV Programme for Argentina Completed

The last of the four Argentinian Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), OPV 87 A.R.A. CONTRA ALMIRANTE CORDERO, has been delivered to the Argentine Navy, Naval Group writes in a press release. The delivery and commandment handover ceremony of the last vessel of the series marks the completion of the programme. A.R.A. CONTRA ALMIRANTE CORDERO was delivered to […]

REMUS 300 Selected as the US Navy’s Next Generation Small UUV

Huntington Ingalls (HII) has announced that its REMUS 300 has been selected as the US Navy’s next generation small UUV (SUUV) programme of record. REMUS 300 has been designed to advance distributed maritime operations by conducting critical underwater missions. The initial phase of the programme includes the production and testing of REMUS 300 UUVs over […]

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