The latest annual report from the UK National Audit Office (NAO) attacked the MoD for repeated delays and cost slippages to major projects. However, it noted, the Type 26 frigate programme was a year ahead of schedule.
DoD awards ESSM support contract
Raytheon is providing more Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 parts and ESSM Block 1 test equipment for the USN and FMS customers, the DoD announced on 13 May.
‘This is a sole-source contract action pursuant to an international agreement,’ the DoD added.
The latest $9.38 million deal brings the cumulative value of the contract from Naval Sea Systems Command to $17.19 million.
The order combines purchases for the Navy (64%); international consortium nation navies (34%); and the government of Japan (2%) under the FMS programme.
Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (62%); and Tucson, Arizona (38%), and is expected to be completed by September 2022.
There are indications that the final corvette in a four-vessel programme for Pakistan includes a change of air defence missile.
Thyssenkrupp Marine has been selected to provide replacement battery monitoring equipment to German Type 212A-class U-boats.
The tragic loss of an Indonesian submarine sends a timely reminder for all that submarines are more than a shiny plaything, and that they need lifetime investment.
The UK has stepped up efforts to bolster Ukraine’s navy with a comprehensive agreement covering new ships, training, and the regeneration of naval facilities.
Bath Iron Works to support newly launched Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA ship.