10 years of navigation for FREMM Aquitaine

April 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – Released for the first time at sea on April 18, 2011, the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Aquitaine has just celebrated its ten years of navigation. Head of series of the Franco-Italian FREMM program conducted within the Joint Organization for Cooperation in Armaments (OCCAR), Aquitaine is recognized for its versatility and flexibility of use. Now seven…

Read More

ERIKS wins major Royal Navy Contract for Type 31 Frigates

April 19, 2021 – ERIKS, the leading specialized industrial services company, has won a major contract from Babcock International for the supply of electrically actuated valves and ancillary equipment for the new Type 31 frigate program. This is one of the biggest single contracts ever awarded to ERIKS in the UK and is an important recognition of the company’s parts…

Read More

France Orders Two FDI Frigates

March 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) notified Naval Group and Thales of the order for two defense and intervention frigates (FDI), Admiral Louzeau and Admiral Castex , which will be delivered in 2025. Complementing the FREMMs, the FDI are able to intervene in all areas of wrestling on the high seas. They incorporate many…

Read More

Russia Considers Options with Project 11356 Frigate Admiral Kornilov

February 19. /TASS/. The Yantar Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) submitted proposals to Russia’s Defense Ministry on the options of completing the construction of the Project 11356 frigate Admiral Kornilov, Shipyard CEO Ilya Samarin told TASS on Friday. “The corresponding proposals were presented to Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko during his visit to the Yantar Shipyard in October.…

Read More

Sovereign shipbuilding capability retained in Hunter Class Frigate project

January 28, 2021 – The Morrison Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Project continues to ramp up its Australian workforce, with the graduates of Australia’s first digital shipbuilding course beginning work on the Project. The Diploma of Digital Technology, run by the prime contractor for the Hunter Class Frigate Project, BAE Systems Maritime Australia and Flinders University, was launched in March last…

Read More

GE to Provide Fincantieri with LM2500+G4 Gas Turbine to Power United States Navy’s Next-Generation FFG 62 Frigate

December 16, 2020 – GE Marine announced a contract to provide Fincantieri Marinette Marine with a GE LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbine to power the United States Navy’s Constellation class (FFG 62) frigate. GE also will provide the gas turbine auxiliary skids (electric start, fuel forwarding and water wash systems) and the gas turbine control system. The new U.S. Navy…

Read More

Type 31 ‘Frigate Factory’ Unveiled in Rosyth

Work has begun on a huge hall for the Royal Navy’s next-generation Type 31 frigates – to build two ships side-by-side. Standing at 147 metres long, the hall at Rosyth includes 30-metre high ‘megadoors’ and will be able to accommodate two of the 138.7-metre vessels being assembled at the same time side by side. Babcock awarded a £31.5m contract to…

Read More

MKS180 Rebranded as F126 Frigate

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Bundeswehr is planning the MKSMultipurpose combat ship180, the future frigate class 126, as an all-rounder for the Navy. Mission modules cover a wide range of uses – with superiority in naval warfare at the extreme end. The MKSMultipurpose combat ship180 will be an all-purpose weapon. Built-in modules designed for specific military missions will…

Read More