Philippine Inspection Team Scrutinizes FAIC Trials

The Philippine Navy’s two new Fast Attack Interdiction Crafts (FAIC) are seen on trials in Israel with the PH Navy inspection team onboard. The inspection held from 27 to 30 June 2022 included the functional testing of all mission-critical machineries, navigation and communications equipment, and live firing of its combat systems. The inspection culminated with the signing of the joint…

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Keel Laying Ceremony for the First Blekinge Class Submarine

In 2014 a political decision was made; underwater capabilities in Sweden are an essential security interest. June 30, 2015, Sweden ordered two new Blekinge-class submarines, tailor-made for Swedish prerequisites. At that time, new submarines had not been built in Sweden for more than 20 years. Since that day, Sweden has worked on regaining the capability. On June 30, 2022, the…

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Photo Exhibition “Sea Power” Opens in Moscow

The United Shipbuilding Corporation opened the Sea Power exhibition dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the USC and the 355th anniversary of the state shipbuilding. On July 1, the open-air photo exhibition “Sea Power”, dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation and timed to coincide with the Shipbuilder’s Day, began its work. The exhibition opened in Moscow,…

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USCG to Open Skinner Building in Guam for FRC Support July 14

Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly built Fast Response Cutter (FRC) facility known as the Skinner Building in honor of Guam’s first Governor, Carlton Skinner July 14th. Governor Skinner also served in the Coast Guard and was the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Sea Cloud when it integrated into the…

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Amur Shipyard Lays Keel for Project 20385 Bystry

The solemn ceremony of laying the ship of project 20385, which was given the name “Bystry” by the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Fleet, was attended by the First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Khabarovsk Territory M.Yu. Avilova, Commander of the Pacific Fleet Admiral S.I. Avakyants, representatives of the regional and city authorities, OSK, regional ministries and…

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Armidale Class HMAS Ararat Decommissioned in Darwin

Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has decommissioned Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Ararat at a ceremony at HMAS Coonawarra, Darwin, following 16 years of service. Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Jonathan Earley, CSC, recognised the service of the Ship’s Company. “HMAS Ararat and the men and women who have served in her, have made a significant contribution to our national interest, and…

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MHI Launches Asanagi for Japanese Coast Guard

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Shimonoseki launched the second Shunkou Class, Asangai, for the Japanese Coast Guard. She will be handed over to the Japan Coast Guard after fitting out work such as hull, engine, electricity and weapons. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding will continue to contribute to the progress of society together with our customers by building ships that contribute to social safety and international…

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NASSCO to Build Three Additional Navy Ships

General Dynamics NASSCO, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced June 29th that it was awarded $600 million in U.S. Navy contract modifications for long-lead-time material to support construction of the seventh and eighth ships in the John Lewis-class fleet oiler (T-AO) program, as well as the sixth ship in the Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) program. “NASSCO shipbuilders are honored to…

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