USS Canberra

USN commissions LCS USS Canberra in Australia

The US Navy (USN) commissioned the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Canberra (LCS 30) at the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) Fleet Base East,...
Artist impression ASW Frigate © Damen Naval

Thales to equip the new Dutch and Belgian Frigates with leading edge Above Water...

The Dutch Command Materiel and IT (COMMIT) and Thales have signed a contract for the production and delivery of the Above Water Warfare...
A French Navy (FN) Rafale fighter aircraft

US, French navies meet for second bilateral strategic dialogue

The US Navy (USN) and the French Navy (FN) have conducted their second annual bilateral strategic dialogue, the USN has announced. In a meeting held...
Royal Norwegian Navy on NATO exercise off the Coast of Iceland

Norwegian defence proposals point to potential role for UAVs in future frigate organic air...

Norway is to assess options for using uncrewed systems to provide embarked anti-submarine warfare (ASW)-focused air capability on its future frigates, the country’s Chief...
HMS LANCASTER

UK MoD contracts SEA for continued Royal Navy surface ship combat system support

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded defence mission solutions company SEA a five-year contract to provide in-service combat system support, focused on...
HMAS Brisbane RPD21

Australia to re-assess surface fleet construct, following strategic review

Australia intends to conduct an independent review of the size, mix, and capability of its naval surface fleet, as part of increasing the overall...
A Tomahawk missile is fired from the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey.

Netherlands returns to Tomahawk procurement

The Netherlands plans to procure Raytheon’s Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM) from the US Navy (USN), the Dutch defence ministry (MoD) has announced. The plans...
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...

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