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Belgium and Netherlands launch frigate programme
Belgium and Netherlands have recently announced the launch of a joint frigate programme that will replace their current multipurpose frigates with four new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) frigates. The programme is part of a long-standing...
U.S. Navy commissions USS Santa Barbara
The U.S. Navy has a new addition to its fleet of littoral combat ships (LCS): the USS Santa Barbara, which was commissioned on 1 April at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California. The...
Dutch navy to receive twenty new landing craft
The Royal Netherlands Navy is set to receive twenty new landing craft to enhance its amphibious capabilities and replace its aging fleet of landing craft vehicle personnel (LCVP) vessels. The new landing craft will...
Australia to buy 220 Tomahawk cruise missiles
Australia has announced its intention to purchase up to 220 Tomahawk cruise missiles from the United States, in a deal valued at nearly $900 million. The US State Department has approved the sale, which...
Kongsberg to deliver propulsion systems for Philippine Navy’s new OPVs
Kongsberg Maritime announced on 6 March the sale of six sets of Controllable Pitch Propeller systems to Hyundai Heavy Industries for installation in six new 94-metre offshore patrol vessels for the Philippine Navy. In a...
Lockheed Martin to develop ship-launched hypersonic missile
The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to integrate the Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) weapon system onto Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers in a deal worth up to $2.2 billion. CPS is a...
Fifth Astute-class submarine delivered to the Royal Navy
HMS Anson, the fifth Astute-class submarine, has departed BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, to begin the journey to His Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) Clyde. Capable of defending the UK’s interests at home and overseas,...
Construction begins on third Dreadnought-class submarine
The first steel has been cut at BAE Systems works in Barrow-in-Furness for the third Dreadnought-class strategic missile submarine which will carry the UK's nuclear deterrent. The Dreadnought-class ballistic missile submarines are designed and built...