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The US Navy Received Littoral Combat Ships 11 (Sioux City) and 13 (Wichita)

MARINETTE, Wis., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 24 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/The future USS Wichita (LCS 13) launches sideways into the Menominee River after being christening by ship sponsor Kate Lehrer. Yesterday Lockheed Martin announced that the U.S. Army has received the Littoral Combat Ships…

Austal Starts Sea Trials of the First Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat

HENDERSON, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 10 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: YouTube The sea testing of the first Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB-R) has begun. That was announced by the Australian shipbuilding company Austal, on 8 August, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The building of the boat is part of…

The First of Two 27DDG Destroyers Ordered by Japan Is Launched

TOKYO, Japan (BulgarianMilitary.com), 1 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force The first of a new subclass of guided-missile destroyers with ballistic missile defence capabilities was launched on 30th July 2018 by the builder Japan Marine United for the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force…

12 Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels Will be Equipped with Terma‘s SCANTER 6002

SINGAPORE (BulgarianMilitary.com), 1 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lürssen On 30th July 2018, the headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark company Terma announced that it will provide the SCANTER 6002 radar for the twelve Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). For that purpose an agreement for the customer, the Royal…

Lockheed Martin Will Supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with MMSCs

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 25 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin On Friday, 20th July 2018, Lockheed Martin came out with the news that the company will supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants (MMSCs). This step is part of a larger agreement between KSA…

ZNT Yard Floated Out the First Project 23040G Major Hydrographic Boat

MOSCOW, Russia (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: ZNT Yard The photo shows the Alexander Evlanov Major Hydrographic Boat. Last week the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of Russia announced that the Alexander Evlanov MHB (Major Hydrographic Boat) has been floated out with a ceremony at the Nizhegorodsky…

The Norwegian Coast Guard Will Receive Three Vessels from Vard

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 27, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The Norwegian Coast Guard will receive three vessels from Vard Holdings Limited (“Vard”), which is a subsidiary of one of the largest shipbuilders in the world Fincantieri, headquarted in Trieste, Italy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.…

Norway and Germany to Collaborate under a Naval Strike Missile Contract

KONGSBERG, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 22, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS (Naval Strike Missile) Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS (Norway) announced on 20th June that it has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency at the amount of 220M NOK (EUR 23.31 million) for a…

Halifax-Class Frigates Will be Supported by Lockheed for Another 3 Years

OTTAWA (Canada), June 19, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Lockheed Martin Canada The twelve Halifax-class frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy will be supported by Lockheed Martin Canada for another three years under a contract extension to the existing in-service support contract of the company, reported Shephard Media. That was…

The First of 21 Guardian Class PPBs of Austal Is Launched

HENDERSON (Western Australia), June 1, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Austal On 30th May the Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited (Austal) announced the launching of the first of twenty-one Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPBs), reported Shephard Media. The launching takes place two years after the awarding of the contract in accordance…

Fast Patrol Boats: Quick and Versatile

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: Lurssen, Photo: Lurssen Defence Offering top speeds of over 40 knots, these Fast Patrol Boats can quickly respond to various challenges. Being built for Anti Surface Warfare they provide high performance and excellent seakeeping characteristics and are ideally suited for : - Securing and patrolling…

Naval Group Announces a New Test With Its F21 Torpedo

PARIS (France), May 28, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Image: Naval Group On 24th May 2018 the French company Naval Group (former DCNS) announced that that it has performed a new test with its F21 torpedo. The torpedo was test fired from a nuclear attack submarine (SSN) under the Artémis programme, reported Shephard Media. The Artémis…

The Newest Colorado Submarine Is Already Part of the US Fleet

GROTON (Connecticut, United States), March 19, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by US Navy The newest acquisition of the U.S. Navy, the USS Colorado (SSN-788) attack submarine, is already part of the fleet after a ceremony at Connecticut’s Naval Submarine Base on Saturday (March 17, 2018), reported Navy Times. It is the 4th ship in…

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