Design Work Begins on Next French CVN

March 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – On March 19, 2021, the Directorate General for Armament (DGA) notified the preliminary design work for the new generation aircraft carrier (PA-Ng) to Naval Group, Chantiers de l’Atlantique and TechnicAtome. This work, lasting two years, will make it possible to consolidate the assumptions and technical data resulting from the preliminary study phase. The construction…

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USS Gabrielle Giffords Launches Naval Strike Missile

March 30, 2021 – USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully launched the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) as part of shipboard operational testing and evaluation, March 19. “The recent missile launches were a great accomplishment for Gabrielle Giffords and the LCS community,” said Cmdr. Michael Piano, commanding officer of Gabrielle Giffords’ Blue Crew. “I am especially proud of Gabrielle Giffords Blue…

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Nevsky Shipyard Lays Keel for Navy Tanker

March 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – At the Nevsky Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), the laying of a medium sea tanker of Project 23130 (serial number 902) took place. This is the first vessel in a series of three Project 23130 medium seagoing tankers under construction under a contract with the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation…

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France Orders Two FDI Frigates

March 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) notified Naval Group and Thales of the order for two defense and intervention frigates (FDI), Admiral Louzeau and Admiral Castex , which will be delivered in 2025. Complementing the FREMMs, the FDI are able to intervene in all areas of wrestling on the high seas. They incorporate many…

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10th Block V Virginia Class Ordered

March 29, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that the shipbuilding team, which includes its Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been awarded a contract modification in support of construction of the 10th Virginia-class Block V submarine. In December 2019, Newport News and teaming partner General Dynamics Electric Boat received a $22 billion contract to build nine Virginia-class…

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USS Fort McHenry Decommissions After 33 Years of Service

March 27, 2021 – The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) held a small, COVID-conscious decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Mayport, Florida on March 27 before inactivation which will occur in April. Rear Adm. Robert Katz, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2 presided over the ceremony, which included the remaining ship’s crew and several of its…

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