Bakker Sliedrecht Enables RV Nuyina to Sail Silently & Hybrid in Ice

Five years after Damen Shipyards Group began construction, the new Antarctic Supply & Research Vessel (ASRV) Nuyina for the Australian government has arrived at its home port of Hobart in Tasmania. Bakker Sliedrecht supplied the flexible electric propulsion for the special vessel, enabling the Nuyina to sail both electrically and in hybrid modus and break through the Antarctic ice at…

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Saab TactiCall for the Royal Norwegian Navy

Saab has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency, to provide a complete communication system, TactiCall ICS, on board of three different ship classes for the Royal Norwegian Navy. The Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) has selected TactiCall Integrated Communication System (ICS) to replace the existing communication system for both internal and external use on-board, including multi-level secure…

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Gerald R Ford Finished AWE Replacement Program

On December 22, the 11th and final Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) was turned over to the Ship’s Crew. AWEs on this first-of-class aircraft carrier operate using several advanced technologies including electromagnetic motors vice more labor intensive, hydraulic systems. The advanced technology enables fewer sailors to safely move ordnance from weapons magazines to the…

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USCG Finalizes Donation Details to Uruguayan Navy

On December 15, 2021, Admiral Jorge Wilson, Commander of the Uruguayan Navy, signed a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) finalizing the government-to-government agreement between the United States and Uruguay, allowing Uruguay to accept three Protector Class vessels as part of a grant from the United States Coast Guard as part of the Uruguayan Navy’s Fleet Modernization plan. The three vessels, USCG…

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Austal USA Awarded NGLS Preliminary Design Contract

Austal USA has been awarded a US$2 million (~ A$2.8 million) contract to perform design studies for the United States Navy’s Next Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) program. The contract requires Austal USA to develop a new baseline design and perform specific trade studies for the Navy’s newest logistics ship. Austal Limited Chief Executive Officer Paddy Gregg said the contract was…

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Fincantieri to Build Second LSS for the Italian Navy

The consortium – Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Impresa (RTI) – led by Fincantieri has signed with OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation sur l’Armement, the international organization for joint armament cooperation) a contract for the construction of a second Logistic Support Ship (LSS) for the Italian Navy, which also includes the option for a third ship. The LSS will be entirely built…

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Classic WW2-era fighter joins Yeovilton’s growing historic collection

An iconic WW2-era fighter will display in tribute to naval aviators after it was snapped up by the guardians of the Fleet Air Arm’s history. Charity Navy Wings has bought a vintage Supermarine Seafire – the naval version of Britain’s most famous aircraft, the Spitfire – so it can appear at air displays as a ‘flying memorial’ to past air…

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Christening and Commissioning Ceremony of BRP Mamanwa

The Philippine Fleet (PF) through Sealift Amphibious Force (SAF) Christened and Commissioned BRP Mamanwa (LC294), former Mulgae Class LCU 70 of the Republic of Korea on December 6, 2021 at Captain Salvo Pier, Naval Base Heracleo Alano. The christening and commissioning ceremonies were presided by the Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Adeluis Bordado PN as the Guest of Honor…

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