PREMIUM: Modular Type 32 design could gain inspiration from Type 31 frigate
The planned class of warship will have an ASW capability in addition to acting as a mothership for autonomous MCM systems.
PREMIUM: Did MV Saviz attack involve Saudi Arabian intelligence?
An apparent attack on an Iranian military logistics vessel was the latest in series of maritime incidents in waters off the Arabian Peninsula.
PREMIUM: Design phase continuation for new French carrier as FDI programme offers mixed bag
A flurry of announcements in recent days have detailed the structure of France’s new carrier programme and progress on the FDI frigate build.
PREMIUM: UK RN to lose two frigates and deploy OPVs into Gulf of Guinea and Indo-Pacific in defence shake-up
The frigates, HMS Monmouth and HMS Montrose, were earlier planned to be decommissioned in 2026 and 2027 respectively.
19th March 2021
Plans will see 30-year pipeline for all military and government vessels put in place to provide certainty for industry.
16th March 2021
Information on the number of operational UK warheads will no longer be made public, in order to ‘complicate’ calculations of potential aggressors.
5th March 2021
The German Navy frigate FGS Bayern is likely to be chosen to undertake the landmark deployment.
2nd March 2021
Amid widespread cuts to defence budgets, West African countries see private sector as way to boost naval capacity in Gulf of Guinea.
PREMIUM: Change of design for next-gen CSC is ‘not an option’, says Canadian Department for National Defence
25th February 2021
A report into the flagship Canadian naval programme has estimated that costs for the build of 15 UK-designed frigates could breach C$80 billion.
23rd February 2021
The US Congress, DoD, industry and other stakeholders are all involved in this long-overdue effort to reform Title 10.
17th February 2021
Deployment of the UK’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to the Indo-Pacific in a few months is intended to be its defining military operation of the year, during which its armed forces are likely to face cuts amid a significant downturn in spending.
11th February 2021
Returning to a positive cash flow in 2020, Saab outlined generally positive Q4 and full year results amid the pressure brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
5th February 2021
Having learned key experiences in the development of the Constellation-class frigates, USN and USMC officials are keen for the LAW to follow a similar path, potentially utilising a parent design.
1st February 2021
As navies look to expand subsurface capabilities through the acquisition of submarines, attention is also being focused on rescue and recovery contingencies in the event of a DISSUB (disabled submarine) incident.
29th January 2021
With another renewal of the mandate of the long-running EU maritime security mission in the waters off the Horn of Africa and Arabian Peninsula, the EUNAVFOR deployment looks to have entered a new era.
25th January 2021
A key element in the RN future surface fleet, the Type 26 programme has reduced in scope from a planned 13 hulls to just eight.
22nd January 2021
Through the acquisition of new platforms, upgrading existing forces and delving into the second-hand naval market, the Bulgarian Navy is attempting to improve its fleet within a budget that could yet suffer as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
20th January 2021
Hurdles await the USN in its effort to developed greater unmanned capabilities as Congress remains to be convinced.
18th January 2021
Report by the US GAO details delays to supplier outsourcing plan in the Columbia submarine programme, with a potentially far-reaching impact on the build schedule.
15th January 2021
Despite ongoing efforts to renew its fleet, the USCG finds itself short of funds amid calls for an increase in spending.
PREMIUM: First Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer 44% complete as USN eyes future DDG(X) requirements
14th January 2021
As the USN begins to firm up its specifications for the DDG(X) platform, the final variant of the venerable Arleigh Burke guided missile destroyers marks the beginning of the end for one of the service’s most successful platforms.
13th January 2021
The USMC is looking to develop a new platform to bridge the gap between its large assault ships and smaller landing craft, as it continues its pivot to the Pacific.
PREMIUM: USN receives HELIOS laser system for tests ahead of integration onto Arleigh Burke-class destroyer
12th January 2021
The USN has received the HELIOS laser system and will test the capability at Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island over the next several months.
11th January 2021
Formed after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has developed a unique approach to maritime force projection, and represents the force of choice for Tehran when it wants to bring about a strategic effect in the Gulf region and beyond