Visiting Ships & Waterborne Demos Announced for DSEI 2021

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) will host five Royal Navy and international visiting ships when it takes place 14-17 September at London ExCeL. The vessels will provide an exclusive showcase of maritime technology and capability for visitors to explore. The visiting ships are: HMS ARGYLL HMS BITER HMS RANGER HMS MAGPIE BNS Pollux HMS ARGYLL will be returning to…

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Baltic Fleet Ships Return from Army 2021 in Kronstadt

August 31, 2021 – The ships of the Baltic Fleet, after participating in the events of the International military-technical forum “Army-2021” in Kronstadt, went to sea and headed for a permanent basing point – the main naval base in Baltiysk. During the inter-base passage, the crews of the ships, including the Soobrazitelny corvette, the Odintsovo and Zeleny Dol small missile…

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Norway/Germany Submarine Contract Ceremony

August 30, 2021 – thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has officially been commissioned to build six identical Type 212CD submarines. The procurement organizations of Norway and Germany have already signed the corresponding contracts. Worth approx. € 5.5 billion, the order comprises the delivery of two submarines for the German Navy and four submarines for the Norwegian Navy plus additional logistical services and…

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USS Tripoli Completes Final Contract Trials

USS Tripoli (LHA 7), the U.S. Navy’s second America-class amphibious assault ship completed final contract trials (FCT), Aug. 26. FCT are a component of a ship’s post-delivery test period and mark the final in-depth review of the ship, the crew, and its systems. Trials were conducted by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey over a four day period and…

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Modular Construction of Submarines at Sevmash Approved

August 30, 2021 – At Sevmash (part of USC) the concept of block-modular construction of nuclear submarines has been approved. The concept is aimed at the development of integrated production preparation, which ensures the formation of an effective innovative infrastructure of the enterprise and a change in approaches to design in design bureaus. The project was approved by the steering…

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FS L’Astrolabe Arrives in Australia for Refit Before Antarctic Campaign

Australia will host a French polar patrol ship on its annual summer resupply mission to support research in the Antarctic. French Antarctic resupply ship L’Astrolabe will arrive in Henderson, Western Australia from August 30 to late October to conduct essential maintenance at Henderson before continuing on its journey to the Southern Ocean and Antarctic waters. L’Astrolabe, which is crewed by…

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Saab Receives Extra Contract for A26 Submarines

August 27, 2021 – Saab has today received a further order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to continue the development and production, as well as expand the capabilities, of the two A26 Blekinge class submarines previously ordered by Sweden. The order value is SEK 5.2 billion and the delivery of the two submarines will take place in 2027…

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Project 636 Magadan Completes Builder’s Trials

The Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) have completed state tests of a large diesel-electric submarine of Project 636 Magadan. The third submarine of the series for the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation returned from the stage of state tests. During the week, the company’s specialists checked the operation of all ship devices, mechanisms and equipment, including…

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Future Frank E Petersen Jr Completes Builder’s Trials

The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), the Navy’s 71st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, completed Builder’s sea trials, August 26. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder to assess the ship’s systems and readiness for Acceptance Trials…

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