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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Fincantieri Announces Plan to Adapt FREMM Frigate for U.S. Navy

Fincantieri Marine Group announced further details on its plans to adapt its “Best‐in‐Class” FREMM frigate, already in service for the Italian Navy since 2012, to design the U.S. Navy’s new guided‐missile frigate, FFG(X). FINCANTIERI will lead an experienced industry team, including Gibbs & Cox and Trident Maritime Systems, to design and build these multi‐mission ships capable of conducting anti‐surface, anti‐submarine, and electronic warfare and air defense operations. As design partners, Gibbs & Cox, will leverage their experience modifying proven hull, mechanical and electrical systems to U.S. Navy standards. Trident Maritime…

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Engility selected to deliver advanced cyber architecture and engineering services for U.S. Navy’s new frigate program

Engility Holdings, Inc. announced today the company secured a $15 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy’s Frigate Program Office (PMS 515) with cybersecurity engineering and architecture for the next generation frigate program. “As our nation faces complex international challenges, the Navy is entrusting Engility to drive significant advancements for the next generation frigate program,” said Lynn Dugle, Engility CEO. “The Navy is seizing the opportunity to change the shape and direction of shipbuilding, demonstrating that the U.S. is and will remain the global leader in cutting-edge defense technology.” For…

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