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Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Top News of the Week of Sep 08 – 14, 2014

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace the Collins Class vessels.   Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) […]

GD Wins $234.2 Mln Nuclear Submarines Deal

GD Wins $234.2 Mln Nuclear Submarines Deal

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $234,2 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for design agent, planning yard, engineering and technical support for active nuclear submarines.   The efforts provide for drawings and related technical data; design change documentation; logistics technical data; configuration management; hull, mechanical and electrical engineering; submarine safety design review; […]

Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel

Keel Laying Held for Singapore Navy’s First Littoral Mission Vessel

The keel laying ceremony for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) was held at Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine) in Jurong today.   The keel laying of the first LMV marks another significant milestone for the RSN. This LMV is the first of eight new LMVs to be built for […]

HMS Prince of Wales Assembly Begins

HMS Prince of Wales Assembly Begins

Construction of HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two new aircraft carriers for the UK Royal Navy, has moved forward with the docking of two of the ship’s largest hull sections – Lower Block 02 and Lower Block 03.   The movement of the blocks into the dock at Rosyth marks the beginning of […]

Australian Navy Sailor Charged with Manslaughter

Australian Navy Sailor Charged with Manslaughter

A Cairns-based Royal Australian Navy sailor was arrested by the Northern Territory Police (NTPOL) today in relation to a serious assault in Darwin last month. He will answer a charge of manslaughter.   The alleged offence is reported to have occurred on 9 August 2014. Defence is assisting NTPOL with their enquiries. Defence is providing support […]

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines

Abbott Government to Spend $20 Bln on Japanese Submarines

The next generation of Australian submarines could be the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarines which will replace the Collins Class vessels.   The Abbott Government’s contract worth more than $20 billion for up to 10 submarines will be announced before the end of the year and, according to news.com.au, the Government is still considering both German and French submarine builders. […]

Gallery: PCU John Warner Christened

Gallery: PCU John Warner Christened

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785), the first of the Virginia-class attack submarines to be homported in Naval Station Norfolk, was christened at Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va., Sept. 6.   “The christening of the future USS John Warner is not only a celebration of a dedicated Sailor, Marine and public servant, but […]

Top News of the Week of Aug 30 – Sep 05, 2014

Top News of the Week of Aug 30 – Sep 05, 2014

Marine Helicopter Crashes in the Gulf of Aden A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) crashed at 2:00 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19).   HMS Queen Elizabeth Undergoes Inclining Test […]

BHIC Receives Submarine ISS Deal for Malaysian Navy

BHIC Receives Submarine ISS Deal for Malaysian Navy

Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) has finalized an in-service support (ISS) deal for two Scorpene submarines for the Royal Malaysian Navy.   The deal was first announced by the Government of Malaysia in August 2010. The contract value remained the same as in the original Letter of Award at RM1.31 billion (EUR 193 million and RM532 […]

Algerian Navy Expands Fleet with New LPD

Algerian Navy Expands Fleet with New LPD

Fincantieri’s Muggiano shipyard (in La Spezia) held a delivery ceremony for the Algerian Navy’s LPD “Kalaat Beni-Abbes” vessel yesterday, September 4.   The vessel was commissioned in 2011 by the Ministry of Defence of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria from Orizzonte Sistemi Navali. The BDSL class “Kalaat Beni-Abbes” vessel is a landing platform dock (LPD) […]

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