PLA Navy climbing to global ‘front rank’

Chinese military shipbuilding technology will leap to the front rank globally in the near future, a senior ship designer said on Tuesday. Ships, such as aircraft carriers, are “instruments of national significance”, said Wu Xiaoguang, chief designer of China’s first domestic aircraft carrier. The country has achieved great progress since 2012, he said. On April 26, China launched its first domestically developed aircraft carrier in Dalian, Liaoning province, according to the Ministry of National Defense. The new carrier, the largest and most sophisticated vessel China has ever built, is undergoing…

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US Navy Releases Draft Request For Proposal For Coast Guard Icebreaker Design, Construction

The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), released a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Oct. 19 for the detail design and construction of a Heavy Polar Icebreaker (HPIB). The draft RFP is for one HPIB, with options for two additional HPIBs. The USCG requires new heavy icebreakers to ensure continued access to both Polar Regions and support the country’s economic, commercial, maritime and national security needs. The draft RFP is for comments, questions, and planning purposes and is provided as…

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Bright future ahead for shipbuilding in South Australia

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, tonight launched the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Australia’s report, which outlines the significant economic benefits of naval shipbuilding to South Australia over the coming decades. Minister Pyne welcomed the report which estimates 8000 new jobs will be created in South Australia, demonstrating the impact of the Government’s commitment to this national enterprise. “This PwC report illustrates just how beneficial to the South Australian economy the Turnbull Government’s $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding program will be. “This is great news for South Australians currently…

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India & Ukraine discuss potential partnership in the field of Shipbuilding

A Ukrainian delegation led by its Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Ms. Nataliya Mykolska, met Secretary, Ministry of Shipping Shri Ravikant in New Delhi yesterday to discuss the potential for developing sustainable partnership between the two countries in the area of shipbuilding. Giving an overview of ship building industry in their country, the Ukrainian delegation invited senior officials of the Ministry of Shipping to visit Odessa and Kiev to study the logistic chain and shipbuilding yards in particular. Secretary, Shipping Shri Ravikant invited Ukraine to send a group-cum-business…

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Ambitious future for Naval Shipbuilding in the UK

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has unveiled an ambitious new National Shipbuilding Strategy which meets the challenge set by Sir John Parker last November and sets out plans for the first batch of Type 31 frigates. Sir John Parker’s independent report into British naval shipbuilding proposed far-reaching recommendations to transform the UK maritime industry and boost the prosperity of regions, shipyards and maritime supply chains across the country. Today’s Strategy sees the Government accept Sir John’s recommendations and step up to what he called a prospective ‘renaissance’ in British shipbuilding….

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Naval Shipbuilding Projects Pave the Way for Industry in Tasmainia

April 27, 2017 – Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced an additional Naval Shipbuilding Industry briefing will be held in Launceston on 3 May 2017. Minister Pyne said this event followed on from the success of industry briefings held across regional Australia in March. The briefings have attracted over 200 attendees; from manufacturers in Geelong, boat lifters in Geraldton, welders in Bunbury and engineers in Nowra. “These briefings are a chance for regional Australians to learn more about the Government’s $89 billion national shipbuilding endeavour—the…

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Second Project 03182 Vasily Nitkin Ordered

Google Translation March 12, 2017 – As reported 10 March 2017 the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Enterprise Nizhny Novgorod region, at JSC “Shipyard” Volga “Nizhny Novgorod carried tab small marine tanker 03182 for Russian Navy project. The tanker was named “Vasily Nikitin” (serial number 851) in honor of Colonel-General V. Nikitin (1914 – 1994), from 1954 to 1984, who was head of the Department of Fuel Supply (1967 – Central control supply rocket fuel and fuel, since 1979 – Central rocket fuel management and fuel) of the Ministry of…

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