Navy Exercises Option for Third Constellation Class Frigate

The Navy exercised the second option for the Constellation Class Frigate program, the USS Chesapeake (FFG 64), June 16. The USS Chesapeake is the third ship in the class and has been awarded to shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM). The program also recently successfully completed the Critical Design Review milestone in May, and is proceeding to Production Readiness Review and…

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FGS Lubeck Returnin from Last Deployment June 16th

On Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m., the “Lübeck” will return from the Aegean from the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), thus closing the chapter of the Bremen-class F122 frigates in action. At the end of the year, the “Lübeck” will be decommissioned. “So soon after the last mission in the Aegean, this mission was a special challenge…

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GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbines to Power New F-110 Frigates

GE Marine is under contract with Navantia to provide five LM2500 marine gas turbines that will power five new Spanish Navy F-110 frigates being built at its Ferrol Shipyard in Spain. These multipurpose, anti-submarine frigates are being co-developed by the Spanish Ministry of Defence and Navantia. Each F-110 frigate will be powered by one GE LM2500 gas turbine and four…

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Britain Works With Denmark to Introduce Type 31 Frigates

The Royal Navies of Britain and Denmark will work side-by-side to bring the UK’s next generation of warships into service. The two allies have agreed to work even closer together to maximize the construction, training, and finally, operational opportunities of the Type 31 frigate. The Royal Navy has ordered five of the ships to replace veteran Type 23 frigates which…

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Damen to Employ German F126 DC-Grid Power System

Damen Naval signed a contract with ABB to supply its Onboard DC Grid systems for all four F126 frigates that are under construction for the German Navy. This includes transformers, generators, tunnel thruster motors, energy storage systems, as well as associated control systems and cybersecurity solutions. This contract marks a clear shift in how the naval ships of tomorrow will…

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Rohde & Schwarz to be Hunter Class Comms Integrator

Rohde & Schwarz Australia will design and manufacture an integrated communications system (ICS) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP), following signature of a contract with BAE Systems Australia’s (BAESA) maritime division that allows for the addition of scopes of work over time. Under the initial scope of the early engineering contract, Rohde & Schwarz Australia…

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Construction of Royal Navy’s New Frigates Begins in Scotland

The future Royal Navy fleet today started to take shape as the construction of the first of five new frigates began. In the brand-new assembly hall in Rosyth dockyard in Scotland, the keel of HMS Venturer was laid in a ceremony which blended cutting-edge shipbuilding with naval history. The construction of the fleet will support around 2,500 jobs both at…

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HENSOLDT and Thales Join Forces to Equip F126 Frigates

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has signed a contract worth over a hundred million Euros with mission combat system integrator Thales, to deliver its TRS-4D naval radar to the future multi-purpose frigates F126 of the German Navy. Contracted in 2020, F126 is the latest frigate program for the German Navy. The F126 class will consist of four ships (with an option…

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Damen Chooses Leonardo to Equip New German Frigates

Leonardo’s OTO 127/64 LightWeight (LW) Vulcano naval defense systems have been selected by Damen to equip German Navy’s new four F126 frigates, with the addition of two optional vessels. In addition, the contract includes the supply of support for maintenance activities, simulators for crew training and on-board activities for the integration and commissioning of the system. The OTO 127/64 LW…

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