RNLN BEL ASWF

Dutch reveal dates for BEL/NL frigate deliveries

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (MoD) has revealed the delivery dates for the four new surface ships being procured under the collaborative Belgium/Netherlands anti-submarine...
GE Marine’s LM2500 lightweight composite enclosure.

U.S. Navy Commissions First Ship with GE Marine’s Lightweight Gas Turbine Enclosure

The U.S. Navy commissioned the USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32), powered by two GE LM2500 gas turbines that include GE’s lightweight composite gas turbine...
A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) deployed from the Italian Navy frigate

EUNAVFOR, USN conduct first combined naval exercise

The European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) and the US Navy (USN) conducted their first combined naval exercise, both forces reported in late March. In a...
Tamandaré frigate

Tamandaré frigate keel laying marks innovation in military shipbuilding in Brazil

On March 24th, the Brazilian Navy and Águas Azuis, a special purpose entity (SPE) formed by thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and...
HMS Defender

Multi-Mission Platforms: Armada’s Top 10 Destroyers and Frigates

New generations of destroyers and frigates are continuing to bring an increase in capability, and an increase in contribution across the battlespace. As state-on-state strategic...
Royal Navy Daring class destroyer

The Blessed Plot

A promising new development aims to overcome naval surveillance radar line-of-sight restrictions to improve ballistic missile detection and engagement. Thales shared details of the Plot...
Type 26 anti-submarine warfare (ASW) frigate

Type 26 Frigate Promises Naval Interchangeability

Three navies are looking expectantly ahead at the advantages of the trilateral Type 26 frigate programme. The United Kingdom’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme...
HSwMS Gotland

Turing Point for the Swedish Navy

Chief of the Swedish Navy Rear Admiral Ewa Skoog Haslum discusses the sea change in strategic focus her force in context of an increasing...
French Navy Frigate

Trust me, I’m a Doctrine

The Marine Nationale takes a robust line on the role of electronic warfare for anti-ship missile defence, but will its future ships have the...
Hybrid propulsion is installed on a wide number of European frigates, including the FREMM. (Naval Group)

(R)evolutions in Naval Propulsion – It’s Electrifying!

Changing the type of propulsion used by warships to ones more environmentally friendly pose difficult challenges, especially if power hungry weapons/systems are to be...

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