Japan’s Latest AEGIS Destroyer Launched

July 17, 2019 – Japan Marine United Co., Ltd. (President: Kotaro Chiba, Head Office: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) launched the 2016 warship for the Ministry of Defense in Japan today at the Yokohama Works Shishi Plant. Prior to the launch ceremony, the ship was named “Haguru,” after “Hakuoyama” in Yamagata Prefecture. The ship will be completed and delivered in March 2020. The ship is the second “Maya”-class destroyer that has improved the performance of the previous “Atago”-class, and has a ballistic missile defense (BMD) function. In addition, it is powered…

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Shipbuilding Firms Chosen for Fleet Solid Support Competition

November 30, 2018 – A syndicate of British firms, along with four international shipbuilding companies, have been selected to compete for the Fleet Solid Support ships contract, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. The crucial vessels, which will deliver ammunition, food and supplies to UK forces across the globe, will work alongside the Royal Navy’s fleet of warships and will be an important part of the UK Maritime Task Group. The British consortium is made up of leading manufacturing and engineering companies Babcock, BAE Systems, Cammell Laird and Rolls-Royce. They…

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