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BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT, Ares to Build Seventeen Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, will, together with Ares Shipyard (Ares), design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites for the Qatar Coastguard.   This order comprises three different vessel sizes: five of 23 metres capable of speed in excess of 37 knots, 10 of 33 metres capable of achieving 30 […]

Saab Finalizes ThyssenKrupp Acquisition

Saab Finalizes ThyssenKrupp Acquisition

Defence and security company Saab’s acquisition of the Swedish shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB formerly Kockums) has now been completed. The acquisition strengthens Saab’s position as a comprehensive supplier of naval military systems.   The required decisions and approvals for Saab’s acquisition of Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems AB (TKMS AB) have now been […]

Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ?

Senator: Australian Naval Shipbuilding to Enter ‘Valley of Death’ ?

An urgent Senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s multi-billion dollar naval shipbuilding industry – employing over 15,000 direct jobs – started in Canberra this morning.   The hearing will focus on last month’s decision by the Government to shut out Australian ship builders – including Adelaide’s ASC – from tendering to build two Navy supply ships. […]

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

Top News of the Week of July 14 – 20, 2014

UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly Just days after the naming ceremony for her sister, a giant segment of the second of Britain’s two new aircraft carriers has been completed. Indian Navy’s INS Kuthar Damaged in Accident INS Kuthar, Indian Navy’s Khukri class corvette, was damaged while operating in the Andaman and […]

Fourth OPV Enters Indian Navy Fleet

Fourth OPV Enters Indian Navy Fleet

The Indian Navy received the fourth 105 m class Naval Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV) INS Sumitra on 16 July, 2014.   Goa Shipyard Limited was contracted to design and build the four NOPVs in order to reinforce the country’s maritime defence. INS Sumitra, the Indian Navy’s largest Offshore Patrol Vessel, is fitted with a large number of […]

Boustead to Build Malaysian Navy’s SGPV LCSs

Boustead to Build Malaysian Navy’s SGPV LCSs

Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) has received an order to construct six Second Generation Patrol Vessels with Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) capability for the Royal Malaysian Navy.   According to Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the company finalized the negotiations with The Ministry of Defence Malaysia (MoD) and signed a formal agreement with a value of RM9 billion (USD […]

Senate Subcommittee Approves $800 Mln LPD Funding

Senate Subcommittee Approves $800 Mln LPD Funding

U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) yesterday said the FY2015 Defense Appropriations Bill fits within budget constraints while fortifying the nation’s long-term security interests, including approval of $800 million for procurement of a 12th LPD class amphibious warship.   Cochran, vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, on Tuesday supported subcommittee approval of the defense spending […]

CSG 12 Vessels Conduct Joint Sea Maneuvers

CSG 12 Vessels Conduct Joint Sea Maneuvers

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) joined ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 to conduct a pass-and-review as part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, July 15.   Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81), the Military Sealift Command fast combat support […]

UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly

UK’s Second New Aircraft Carrier Step Closer to Assembly

Just days after the naming ceremony for her sister, a giant segment of the second of Britain’s two new aircraft carriers has been completed.   Loaded on to a barge in Glasgow is an 8,000-tonne section of HMS Prince of Wales, ready to be transported around the top of Scotland from the Clyde to the […]

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $278,6 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production Lot VI contract (N00019-11-C-0083).   This modification provides for non-recurring sustainment activities, to include procurement of Depot Phases I-IV sustainment activities. Work will be performed in Fort […]

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