Thursday 13 June, 2024

Sea Platforms

Seagull USV in successful trials off Scotland

Elbit Systems UK reported on 4 October that its Seagull Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) had been successfully demonstrated during the Wilton Industry Show and Experiment (WISEX) demonstrations off the coast of Scotland. During the trials,...

FMV signs agreement with Saab for submarine upgrades

Swedish defence company Saab has received new orders from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding submarine upgrades. The orders, with a total order value of SEK 470 million ($43.9 million), include a life-time...

Finnish Navy takes delivery of fourth modernized Hamina-class vessel

Finnish defence company Patria has delivered the fourth and last modernized Hamina-Class missile boat to the Finnish Navy in Upinniemi. The Mid-Life-Upgrade (MLU) saw Patria act as the prime contractor, designer, and lead system integrator....

Babcock awarded contracts for Poland’s MIECZNIK frigate programme

UK-based defence company Babcock announced on 7 September that it had secured a further two contracts relating to Poland’s MIECZNIK frigate programme. The Class Design Contract and the Transfer of Knowledge & Skills (TOKAT) framework...

Astute-class submarine HMS Anson joins Royal Navy fleet

HMS Anson, the fifth of the new Astute-class submarines, was welcomed into the Royal Navy fleet at a ceremony held at BAE Systems’ yard in Barrow, Cumbria on 31 August. Anson is the fifth of...

Babcock wins contract for carrier dry dock

Babcock has been awarded a 10-Year Contract for HMS Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers dry-dock maintenance. Babcock Press Release, 16 May 2022: Babcock, the international defence, aerospace and security company has been awarded a 10-year...

Construction begins on new Royal Navy Type 31 frigates

The construction of HMS Venturer, the first of five new Royal Navy Type 31 frigates, is now underway at Rosyth dockyard on the Firth of Forth in Scotland. In the brand-new assembly hall in Rosyth...

Babcock signs deal to support NAM Atlântico

Aerospace, defence and security company, Babcock International Group announced on 7 April that it has signed a four-year contract to deliver through-life support to the Marinha do Brasil’s flagship vessel, NAM Atlântico, formerly the...