Babcock Team 31 completes Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review

August 3, 2020 – Team 31 has successfully completed its Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review (WSPDR) marking the end of the Engineering functional design phase. The review provides a key indicator of the compliance, maturity and engineering risk in proceeding into Detailed Design and maturing the 3D CAD model. The WSPDR was the whole ship culmination event of a large…

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Dom Francisco de Almeida in Den Helder for Midlife Upgrade

July 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Frigate Dpm Francisco de Almeida sails, at this time, to Den Helder (Netherlands) where it is expected to arrive next Monday, July 13th, in order to continue, as planned, the Midlife Upgrade. This modernization program aims, as is being done with the other ship of this class – NRP Bartholomeu Dias – to extend…

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Dutch Detail Frigate Plans

June 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – Defense will replace the current M-frigates. The main task of the yet to be built frigates is to combat submarines from a distance. This is done with a new torpedo, deployable from the ship or by the NH90 on-board helicopter. This is stated in the letter about the investigation phase that the House of…

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German MK180 Order Detailed

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Bundeswehr is planning the MKS Multi-purpose warship180 as an all-rounder for the navy. Mission modules cover a wide range of uses – with superiority in naval warfare at the very end. The MKS Multi-purpose warship 180 will be a general purpose weapon. Installation modules designed for specific military missions will make this possible. The mission…

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Germany Orders Four MKS 180 Frigates

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Germany today signed for the construction of 4 MKS 180 frigates. Damen Shipyards designs the so-called Mehrzweckkampfschiffe. They are built on German yards and receive radars from Thales Nederland. The construction of the frigates makes it clear that German-Dutch cooperation is also taking shape increasingly at a maritime level. This was already the case…

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Follow-up meeting for the F-110 frigate program at the Arsenal Militar de Ferrol

June 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Throughout the morning of June 15, a meeting to follow up on the program of the F-110 frigates, which was chaired by the Hon. Mr. Ángel Olivares Ramírez, Secretary of State for Defense, and accompanied by Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral General Teodoro E. López Calderón. This meeting was also attended…

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Suppliers sought for frigate program

June 12, 2020 – ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers despite the challenging circumstances imposed by COVID-19. A live webinar was held on May 22 by the business leaders and supply chain team, which provided an update on opportunities available with the Hunter Class Frigate Program. The program aims to contract local businesses to supply material and…

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