How crews tap into a new ship

July 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – The class F125 is a completely new type of ship for the German Navy. Every maritime maneuver or military procedure with the frigates is always a first time. The crews of the ships of the new Baden-Württemberg class are currently gaining experience for each other. For almost every action aboard the new warships is being done for the first time. The crew Bravo of the 4th frigate squadron delivered three examples on the “North Rhine-Westphalia” in the spring. The “NRW” is the second class…

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Thales Designing AWWS Fire Control for Belgian & Dutch M-Class Replacements

February 28, 2019 – The current multi-purpose frigates in service of the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Belgian Navy are reaching the end of their lifecycle. The next generation will replace these two Dutch and two Belgian M-frigates as of 2024. Although their primary role will be anti-submarine warfare, the new frigates must be able to independently defend themselves as well as nearby units against air and surface threats. For this purpose, they will be equipped with a state-of-the-art surface warfare fire control system, called AWWS. The development of AWWS…

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Construction of warship for Pakistan underway

January 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – China recently started construction of an export version of one of its advanced warships and will deliver it to Pakistan as part of a major arms deal, according to China State Shipbuilding Corp, a large State-owned defense contractor. It said the ship is a version of the Chinese Navy’s most advanced guided missile frigate, without specifying its type. In late December it said the ship is under construction at its Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai, noting it will be equipped with modern detection and weapon…

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Steel Cutting of Second Pakistani Type 05A Frigate Held in China

December 20, 2018 (APP):Steel Cutting ceremony of first war ship of Type 054A Frigates Project, being built for Pakistan Navy was held at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard China. Addressing the ceremony as chief guest Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Kaleem Shaukat said the accomplishment ushered new chapter in Pak-China friendship that had matured through the tests of times and remained steadfast in other domains, a press release issued here by Directorate of Public Relations of Pakistan Navy said.

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Steel Raised at Osborne South Shipyard

December 14, 2018 – The new landscape of the Osborne Naval Shipyard is taking shape with steel now being raised into place for the Hunter class construction yard. The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, said it was fantastic to see the project achieving significant milestones. “It’s estimated the $535 million Osborne South project will create up to 600 jobs,” Minister Pyne said. “The steel raising for the new shipyard involves the elevation of more than 8,000 tonnes…

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Next Generation Frigates Contract Awarded to ASC Shipbuilding & BAE Systems Australia

December 14, 2018 – BAE Systems Australia’s new subsidiary ASC Shipbuilding has been awarded a contract by the Australian Government that provides the framework for the design and build of nine Hunter Class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian Government and ASC Shipbuilding signed the contract after ASC Shipbuilding structurally separated from ASC Pty Ltd and was acquired today by BAE Systems. Work has already begun to mobilize the Hunter Class Frigate Program, and the Head Contract signed today incorporates detailed scope for the design and engineering work…

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Receives Order for Two More Frigates

December 13, 2018 – Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group reports that it had beaten its 2018 annual target for shipbuilding orders before year’s end, recently concluding a contract to build two state-of-the-art frigates for the South Korean Navy. HHI announced today that Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has placed an order valued at KRW 633 billion (about $562 million) for two 2,800-ton class frigates. Capable of sailing at a maximum speed of 30 knots with an overall length of 122 meters and an overall beam of 14 meters, these…

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New Frigate Fire Control Radar for French Navy

December 7, 2018 – The French Navy is going to use 7 Thales STIR-radars on their frigates for their gun and missile fire control. Five of the radars will be installed at the French frigate program FTI, and two will be placed at the two FREDA-frigates. The FREDA-frigates are meant for air defense missions and multi-missions. This all weather fire control radar can track stealth targets superior, even in severe clutter. Besides, the accuracy and reliability are extraordinary high, also in multipath conditions. Paul de Ceuninck van Capelle, Sales Manager:…

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DSME Wins Contract for Two Frigates

November 14, 2018 (Google Translation) – Received orders for ships No. 5 and No. 6, followed by No. 1 and No. 2 ships, and confirmed the strongest defense company in the defense business. Contract amount reached W631.5bn. Green order to achieve order target Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering won two new seafarers and established pride as a defense company. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (CEO Jung Sung-lip) announced on February 14 that it has concluded a contract to build 5,6 berths of the 2,800-ton class new frigate (FFG-II) of the…

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Progress steady in construction of PH Navy’s first missile frigate

October 24, 2018 – The Philippine Navy said the construction of the country’s first missile-armed frigate is steadily progressing. “(The construction of) our (first) frigate is moving forward. It will arrive in February (or) March of 2020. All systems go and we should be happy for our country,” Navy flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, said during an interview with reporters late Monday. The keel-laying for the frigate took place in Ulsan, South Korea last October 16. The Philippines and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) signed a PHP16 billion contract for two…

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Defence Secretary Announces Devonport Will Be Home to Type 26 Frigates

October 8, 2018 – All of the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 26 frigates will be homed in Devonport, the Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced at the Naval Base today. The eight Type 26 warships will start being delivered to the Royal Navy from the mid-2020s, heralding yet another new era in the role of a base which has played a central role in the defence of the UK for hundreds of years – from the Napoleonic wars to the Falklands Conflict. The 6,900-tonne frigates will be world-class anti-submarine warships and…

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Cammell Laird Builds 2,000 Strong Supply Chain in Type 31e Bid

August 20, 2018 – Birkenhead-based shipbuilder Cammell Laird has announced it has built a network of more than 2,000 suppliers as it steps up its bid to build a cutting-edge warship. The shipyard and engineering services company says it is registering more than five new suppliers every week as it builds its Leander Frigate supply chain. Cammell Laird BAE Systems Leander Frigate. Copyright BAE Systems The business is bidding to build five Type 31e frigates for the Royal Navy after the Ministry of Defence took its first steps to reopening…

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NAVANTIA selected for the Conceptual Design phase in the frigate program for the US Navy

Google Translation Navantia has been selected by the United States Government, together with its local partner the American shipyard General Dynamics Bath Iron Work, for the Conceptual Design phase of the FFGX frigate program. The objective of the FFGX program is the acquisition of 20 frigates with local construction in the USA, the reference design being that of the Australian frigate AWD class Hobart, derived from the F-100 class. Navantia and GD Bath Iron Works will adapt this design to the requirements of the US Navy. The Conceptual Design contract…

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HMS Montrose Returns to Devonport Friday After Week at Stavanger Ranges

The Type 23 frigate HMS Montrose has spent a busy week on the NATO weapon and sensor range at Stavanger, in southern Norway. The ship arrived in time for a much anticipated weekend alongside in one of the busiest and oldest ports in Norway, berthed in the heart of the city, adjacent to the new Opera House. After a day of harbor checks, the ship went to sea on this advanced test range for 3 days, with the aim of the process to provide objective checks of the accuracy and…

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Naval Group Chooses iXblue Navigation Systems for New FTI Frigate

iXblue, specialist in navigation and maritime positioning, was selected by Naval Group to equip the five new intermediate size frigates (FTI) for the French Navy. In charge of the development of these vessels, Naval Group has signed a contract with iXblue for the acquisition of marine inertial navigation power stations and Netans data distribution computers and systems to equip these five new generation frigates. “IXblue is proud of Naval Group’s strong brand of confidence in carrying out this major program to renew French naval forces. Explains Thomas Buret, Head of…

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