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US Navy Tries to Cover Up New Carrier’s Exploding Cost

US Navy Tries to Cover Up New Carrier’s Exploding Cost

Recently, the Project On Government Oversight reported on the unaffordability of the Navy’s long-term shipbuilding budget and on the fact that its acquisition plans will actually cost much more than the service expects. According to the Congressional Budget Office, which […]


Future Russian Attack Submarines to Keep Double-Hull Design

Future Russian Attack Submarines to Keep Double-Hull Design

Russia’s next-generation nuclear-powered attack submarines will have a double-hull structure and a displacement of up to 12,000 tons, the Malakhit design bureau said Monday. “The displacement will be roughly similar to that of the Yasen-class subs – some 12,000 tons […]


Navy Tests New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle at JEBLC-FS

Navy Tests New Unmanned Underwater Vehicle at JEBLC-FS

The U.S. Navy completed tests on the GhostSwimmer unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS), Dec. 11. GhostSwimmer is the latest in a series of science-fiction-turned-reality projects developed by the chief of naval operations’ Rapid […]


Brazil’s Rousseff inaugurates nuclear sub shipyard

Brazil’s Rousseff inaugurates nuclear sub shipyard

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff inaugurated Friday a naval shipyard that will oversee construction of a nuclear-powered submarine and four others to patrol Brazil’s long coastline and deepwater oil reserves. The project in southeastern Rio state, with the first vessel set […]


Norway Launches New Submarine Project

Norway Launches New Submarine Project

A project led by the Ministry of Defence has since 2007 studied Norway’s future submarine capability. Several options have been looked at in the process. The Government has now decided that the project will enter a definition phase and evaluate […]


China Builds Advanced Warship for Bangladesh

China Builds Advanced Warship for Bangladesh

China has launched its most advanced warship for export. Built by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, the frigate, named Independent, is made for the Bangladeshi navy and is due to be delivered next year. This will become the Bangladeshi navy’s […]


Swedish Armed Forces to Test CybAero RPAS from Visby Corvette

Swedish Armed Forces to Test CybAero RPAS from Visby Corvette

First North-listed CybAero has been selected by the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to conduct test and demonstration flights from Sweden’s world-leading Visby class corvette in Q3, 2015. Sweden-based CybAero was chosen ahead of other international competitors. It is estimated […]


Brazil Picks MBDA’s Sea Ceptor for New Corvettes

Brazil Picks MBDA’s Sea Ceptor for New Corvettes

The Brazilian Navy has selected MBDA’s Sea Ceptor to provide the local area air defence for its next generation Tamandaré class corvettes. After the UK’s Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), Brazil’s is now the third […]


Russia gives France until end of November to deliver warship: report

Russia gives France until end of November to deliver warship: report

Russia on Friday warned France of “serious” consequences unless Paris delivers by the end of this month a Mistral-class assault warship whose handover has been delayed by concerns over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, a report said. “We are […]


 
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