RFS Ciklon Completes Builder Trials

The newest small missile ship (RTO) Ciklon of the “Karakurt” project, built for the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) at the B.E. Butoma in Kerch, completes the passage of factory sea trials (ZHI). During the ZKhI, the full-time crew of the Cyclone, together with the factory commissioning team, tested the ship’s life support systems, energy and survivability, autonomous operation of communications,…

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Ammunition Loading Jetty for RN Surface Fleet Completed

The third and final jetty refurbishment to support the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers has been handed over to its operators. The Northern Ammunition Jetty at Glen Mallan on the shores of Loch Long in Scotland was refurbished by VolkerStevin under a £67m contract awarded by Defence Infrastructure Organisation. Work began on the revamp in 2019 and the jetty will be…

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Project 12700 Georgy Kurbatov Maiden Arrival in Sevastopol

The newest mine defense ship “Georgy Kurbatov” has arrived at the main base of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) – Sevastopol. The crew completed the inter-fleet transition from the Baltic to the Black Sea fleet, during which the ship sailed more than 5 thousand nautical miles, having overcome a 7-point storm twice, once a 6-point storm and three…

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Ultra and Mahindra Partner on Indian Navy Contract

Ultra is pleased to announce, in partnership with Mahindra Defence Systems Limited, the award of the Integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare Defence Suite (IADS) program for selected frontline warships of the Indian Navy. The contract is worth approximately £60 million to Ultra. Deliveries are due to commence in 2024 and to be completed by 2030. IADS provides a powerful multi-sensor ASW capability…

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