As another news-packed week passes, we have plenty of work to do, covering a range of interesting subjects. This week Lebanon suffered brutal clashes in Beirut, Iran tested its new… Continue reading "Weekend Briefing (11-15 October)"
Navantia, the Spanish State-owned shipbuilder, announced on October 8 that it had re-launched the Agosta class submarine Galerna (S-71) as it moves closer to completing the modernisation of the vessel. Galerna is… Continue reading "Navantia Advances Modernisation of Agosta Class Submarine Galerna (S-71)"
The fourth of five Avante 2200 corvettes being built for the Royal Saudi Navy, dubbed Jazan, was launched on 24 July, by the Spanish Navantia shipyard company. The Commander of… Continue reading "The Fourth Avante-2200 Class Corvette Of The Royal Saudi Navy Is Launched"
After raising the battered vessel back in March the Norwegian government has elected to scrap the Helge Instad. Estimates determined that it would cost $1.4-1.6 billion to repair the vessel… Continue reading "Norway Announces That HNoMS Helge Instad Will Be Scrapped"
For US Navy watchers, the FFG(X) program presents a chance to return to form for the USN. The last true frigate the USN operated was the Oliver Hazard Perry class,… Continue reading "FFG(X): What Will the US Navy Choose for its New Frigate?"