Bangladesh Navy to Procure Five Vessels from the UK

Bangladesh will buy five warships from the UK, in the meantime two will be built in Bangladesh and three in the UK. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen gave information at a virtual press conference on Friday (5 November). Foreign Secretary Masood Bin Momen and Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UK Saida Mona Tasnim were present at the press conference. The…

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New Era in Fleet Maintenance

A call for tenders has been issued for a capability life-cycle manager (CLCM) to maintain Navy’s Hobart-class destroyers. The Hobart-class destroyers will be the first major class of ship to be sustained through a CLCM arrangement, which has been timed to support the Hobart-class destroyer upgrade project. This is a significant milestone for Plan Galileo, which is a response to…

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NRP Dom Carlos I Begins Three Month Africa Mission

The mission, lasting about three months, aims to contribute to the knowledge of the maritime environment, scientific development and cooperative security on the west coast of Africa. The NRP D. Carlos I will join the NRP Zaire, a ship that is on a permanent mission in São Tomé and Príncipe. This Portuguese Naval Force will develop activities in support of…

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ASNE Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium Oct 17-19

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is excited to return to the West Coast and the San Diego Convention Center for the 2021 Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS). The FMMS three-day agenda includes senior military keynotes, industry speakers, informative panels, innovation theater speakers, technical paper presentations, and a professional development course. All FMMS keynotes and panels will be…

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Construction Begins for Taiwanese Navy Rescue Ship

The Ministry of National Defense commissioned Taiwan International Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. to build a navy “new type of rescue ship”. On August 4, 110, at auspicious morning, the groundbreaking ceremony was held at Taiwan Shipping Company Kaohsiung Plant. Commander General Liu Zhibin co-chaired. The construction project was signed on December 4, 109, and the contract was due on August 4,…

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Italian Navy Orders Ship From T Mariotti

June 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – T. Mariotti, the historic shipyard of the Genova Industrie Navali Group, has won the tender announced by the Naval Armaments Directorate of the General Secretariat of Defense and National Armaments Directorate for the construction of a naval unit of the Navy Military to support underwater operations, special operations and rescue personnel of damaged submarines.…

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Germany Details BALTOPS

June 6, 2021 (Google Translation) – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 50) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, kicks off today, June 6. Between June 6-18, air and maritime assets from 18 NATO Allies and partner nations will participate in live training events that include air defense, anti-submarine warfare, amphibious operations, maritime interdiction, mine countermeasure operations. “This…

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Portugal Orders Another Six Viana do Castelo Class OPVs

May 21, 2021 – The Government approved, on the 20th of May, in the Council of Ministers, a Resolution that authorizes the acquisition of six new Ocean Patrol Ships (NPO), of the «Viana do Castelo» class, intended for the Portuguese Navy missions. This structuring project represents an opportunity for the Defense industry, increasing the activity of Portuguese and European companies…

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NATO Forces Participate in PHIBEX 21navy

April 23, 2021 – Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participated in the Italy-led exercise PHIBEX off the Sardinia coast 12-23 April, 2021. This exercise represents an outstanding opportunity to train in littoral waters and amphibious operations. Maritime and air assets from Italy and SNMG2 exercised together in the Central Mediterranean Sea providing an outstanding and not so common opportunity…

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