NAVAIR completed PALS and JPALS certification for the UK RN aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Austal receives build contract for final Spearhead vessel
The shipbuilder received a $235 million contract modification from Naval Sea Systems Command on 26 February.
Work will be performed in Mobile (63%) and other locations in the US, for completion by March 2024.
The EPF class provides a high-speed, shallow draft transportation capability to support intra-theatre deployment of personnel, supplies and equipment for the US Army, USMC and USN.
The vessels are operated by USN Military Sealift Command. Shephard Defence Insight reports that the programme is operating on schedule and under its $3.3 billion budget, with 12 vessels delivered as of March 2021.
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Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21 explores how unmanned capabilities can be incorporated in day-to-day USN operations.
Australia and New Zealand are both sporting new replenishment ships as their fleets modernise.
Acoustic minesweeping equipment will be installed on Norwegian vessels.
Huntington Ingalls Industries has received an advance procurement contract modification from the USN for LHA 9.
Alsace is the first of the two air defence frigates to be delivered to the French Navy under the FREMM programme.