Babcock Introduces Arrowyard

Babcock the aerospace, defense and security company has launched a dynamic new approach within global shipbuilding that enables international customers to build and support the company’s Arrowhead 140™ frigate (AH140) in-country, delivering a range of potential economic and social benefits to local and national communities. Arrowyard™ developed from Babcock’s rich engineering know-how and shipbuilding experience, brings together a comprehensive range…

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HENSOLDT to Equip German F124 Frigates With BMD Capability

August 24, 2021 – Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT, together with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), is supplying new radars to the German Navy to modernize the sensor technology of the F124 air defense frigates. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and Operation (BAAINBw) has placed an order worth approximately 200 million euros for the delivery and installation of four…

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China Resumes Production of Type 054A Frigates

August 12, 2021 (propaganda) – China is reportedly building another batch of Type 054A frigates for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) after it had launched two new ships of this class over the past few months, a move Chinese military observers said on Thursday was aimed at rapidly expanding the country’s naval fleet amid the need to boost…

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Due to Embargo, UEC Completes Power Plant for Project 22350 Admiral Isakov

August 4, 2021 – The United Engine Corporation of Rostec supplied the Severnaya Verf Shipyard with an M55R marine diesel-gas turbine unit (DGTA), which replaced its foreign counterparts on Russian frigates. The power plant is intended for the frigate of the “Admiral” series “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Isakov”. М55Р is the first completely domestic diesel-gas turbine…

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Taiwan Denies Frigate Delays

The Naval Command issued a press release in response to media reports that “the case of the long-delayed earthquake cruiser is expected to make a big leap forward next year.” In response to media reports that “the long-delayed case of the sea patrol ship next year is expected to make a big leap forward” B situation, the Naval Command said…

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Damen to Provide Rudders & Steering Gear for F110 Frigates

July 26, 2021 – Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has contracted Damen Marine Components (DMC) for a series of rudders and steering gear systems. The equipment is for five vessels that Navantia is constructing for Armada Española – the Spanish Navy. These next-generation vessels are of the F110 frigate class. DMC’s scope involves supplying Navantia with Twin Van der Velden ATLANTIC Rudders…

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MBDA’s Sea Ceptor Ordered for Brazilian Navy

June 17, 2021 – MBDA has been awarded a contract to equip the Brazilian Navy’s new Tamandaré-class frigates with the Sea Ceptor air defence missile system. Sea Ceptor is a smart weapon control system (WCS) that together with the fully-active Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) provides comprehensive self-defence and local area air defence (LAAD). This will enable Brazil’s Tamandaré-class frigates…

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