All Hamina Class Complete Modernization

Hamina’s fourth lifecycle-upgradeable missile boat, Pori, began sea acceptance tests related to the commissioning of the vessel in mid-April. The vessel will continue acceptance tests next summer. The overhaul of the Hamina-class missile boats has been completed and will ensure the ability of the Navy’s combat fleet to combat naval attacks, protect maritime connections and control and safeguard territorial integrity.…

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BAE Systems San Diego to Modernize Destroyer USS Mustin

BAE Systems has received a $89.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to perform major modernization work aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $95.2 million if all options are exercised. Under the depot maintenance period (DMP) availability contract awarded, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair will drydock…

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Second Communist Chinese Project 956 Modernization Done

(Propaganda from March 17th) Fuzhou, the second Sovremenny-class destroyer and one of the last imported vessels of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, has recently returned to active service and joined exercises after undergoing a refit and modernization, with experts saying on Wednesday that the warship is now even more powerful and adapted to the PLA Navy’s combat system.…

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Navantia & Kongsberg Team Up for Nansen Class Modernization

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) and Navantia SA SME have signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the objective of exploring potential mutual collaboration in support of and future modernization of the Royal Norwegian Navy F-310 Nansen class frigates. The Nansen Class Frigates, delivered between 2006 and 2011, were designed and built by Navantia for the Norwegian Navy. Navantia has been…

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USS Oscar Austin Completes Successful Sea Trials

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) returned to Naval Station Norfolk following completion of a successful four-day sea trials, Feb. 17, 2022. This underway was one of the ship’s final requirements to rejoin the operational fleet following an extended maintenance and modernization period. Due to the duration of the ship’s modernization, a majority of the sailors…

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Rolls-Royce Hopes to Partner on Indian Navy’s Electrification

As part of the UK’s upcoming Carrier Strike Group tour, Rolls-Royce is all set to showcase to Indian Navy customers its capabilities to design, build and deliver customized power and propulsion solutions for India’s naval modernization requirements. The company also expressed its keenness to explore opportunities for partnering the Navy with end-to-end solutions for electrification of India’s future warships. Speaking…

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