Thursday 23 May, 2024

Sea Platforms

Royal Navy to acquire up to six new amphibious ships

The UK Defence Secretary Grant Shapps will announce today that up to six new state-of-the-art warships will be built in the UK to strengthen Royal Marines operations, as part of what is described as...

Sixth Astute-class submarine officially named

The latest Astute-class submarine of the Royal Navy has been given an official name at BAE Systems' Submarines facility in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Named Agamemnon, after the ancient Greek king, this is the sixth of...

Royal Marines take delivery of revamped raiding craft

The Royal Marines have taken delivery of the Commando Raiding Craft (CRC), a redesigned version of the tried-and-tested Offshore Raiding Craft – commonly known in the Corps as the ORC. The CRC is an upgraded...

Egyptian Navy takes delivery of third MEKO frigate

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems handed over the third in a series of four MEKO A-200 EN frigates to the Egyptian Navy at a ceremony held in Bremerhaven on 15 December. Production work on the frigate named...

RFA Stirling Castle delivered to the Royal Navy

The UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) organisation has successfully delivered a former specialist offshore support vessel, the RFA Stirling Castle, to the Royal Navy. This 6,000-tonne vessel has been equipped with...

KONGSBERG awarded framework agreement for maintenance of Norwegian frigates

Kongsberg Naval Services (KONGSBERG), a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, has secured a significant strategic framework agreement with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency to provide operational support, maintenance, and life-extending...

Type 31 frigate programme moves into multi-ship build phase

Babcock International Group has laid the keel for HMS Active, the second ship in the Royal Navy's Type 31 frigate programme, marking the beginning of the programme's multi-ship phase, where two warships are being...

French Navy takes delivery of second Suffren-Class attack submarine

The French Navy has welcomed its second Suffren-class attack submarine, the Duguay-Trouin, into its fleet. The submarine was officially delivered on 11 August, after completing a series of sea trials and tests. The Duguay-Trouin...