US Defense Department orders two additional Constellation-class frigates

Rendering of a US Navy Constellation-class guided-missile frigate

The US Department of Defense has awarded Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) a contract worth over US$1 billion for the construction of the US Navy’s fifth and sixth Constellation-class guided-missile frigates (FFGs). The contract for the lead frigate and nine optional ships, which was awarded to...

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Florida defence shipbuilder kicks off second phase of major infrastructure improvements

Vessel construction at some of the Florida facilities of the Eastern Shipbuilding Group

The Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) has commenced phase two of a significant infrastructure improvement project at its Nelson Street government shipbuilding facility in Panama City, Florida. The second phase includes the construction of 1,000 linear feet (304.8 linear metres) of additional bulkhead and berthing space, installation of associated heavy weather mooring infrastructure, the extension of […]

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US Navy christens new unmanned surface vessel

Christening ceremony of Vanguard, the US Navy's newest unmanned surface vessel

The US Navy christened its newest unmanned surface vessel (USV) during a recent ceremony in Mobile, Alabama. Built jointly by Austal USA and L3Harris Technologies, Vanguard is the US Navy’s first USV purpose-built from the keel up for unmanned operations and is part of the Overlord program...

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OPINION | FONOPs send a message – but they don’t speak for themselves

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey conducts routine underway operations.in the South China Sea, November 3, 2023.

The Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs) program run by the US Department of Defense has become a symbol of China-US naval competition and of the West’s advocacy for a rules-based order. Operational assertions are thrust into the limelight whenever China responds to one. And barely any US...

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Maritime attack drone delivered to US Defense Department

Maritime Tactical Systems' newest 5.5-metre ASV for maritime attack missions

A new type of autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) designed for maritime attack missions was recently procured by the US Department of Defense (DOD). Built by Florida-based unmanned systems specialist Maritime Tactical Systems (MARTAC), the 18-foot (5.5-metre) ASV was designed as a low-cost, attritable...

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NASA completes first recovery test for Artemis II space mission

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US Department of Defense (DOD) successfully completed the first recovery test for the crewed Artemis II s ..

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US Navy intercepts vessel carrying over 2,000 assault rifles bound for Yemen

Vessels of the US Navy Fifth Fleet operating in the Middle East have intercepted and seized a stateless vessel carrying over 2,000 AK-47 assault rifles destined for Houth ..

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VESSEL REVIEW | Mariner & Ranger – US Navy launches new fleet of unmanned test vessels

The US Navy has begun operating two unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) as part of a US Department of Defense (DOD) project entailing the integration of autonomous navigatio ..

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