PREMIUM: Bridging the Gulf – private sector moves to fill naval gaps
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
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.
PREMIUM: US takes steps to reorganise labyrinthine defence acquisition text
The US Congress, DoD, industry and other stakeholders are all involved in this long-overdue effort to reform Title 10.
PREMIUM: In focus – composition, aims and future of UK carrier strike
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
4th January 2021
UK hits the ground running in 2021 with the declaration that HMS Queen Elizabeth and its carrier strike group have reached initial operating capability.
15th December 2020
Arms exports to countries such as Saudi Arabia have long been controversial, as UK parliamentary committee reviews current practices.
14th December 2020
The latest casevac capacity-building demonstration is the most complex to date, following previous exercises in 2018 and 2019.
6th December 2020
As US defence exports increase, the future of the proposed sale of F-35 fighters to the UAE depends on a crucial debate in Congress next week.
1st December 2020
The USN has declared a second major naval platform loss due to fire damage in less than a decade, after the decision was taken to decommission the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard
1st December 2020
With the EU looking to move ever-closer towards the creation of its own de facto military alliance, the role of NATO in European security has been consistently questioned amid internal disputes and a shift in balance of power in light of Brexit.
27th November 2020
Tied up in an unseen corner of Portsmouth Naval Base, the former UK RN mine countermeasure vessel HMS Atherstone is nearing its end, stripped for parts and machinery to maintain the diminishing Hunt class fleet.