New 16-cylinder MTU Series 8000 engines to power French frigates

MARCH 26, 2018 — Rolls-Royce has received its first order for the new 16-cylinder engines in its MTU Series 8000 range. French shipbuilder Naval Group (known as DCNS until 2017) has ordered

Navy issues RFI for what’s now Future Guided Missile Frigate

JULY 10, 2017 — The U.S. Navy has now released its expected RFI for the next generation of frigates that will succeed the current Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). Now labeled the Future

Austal wins $584 million LCS 28 contract

JUNE 26, 2017 — Austal (ASX:ASB) reports that it has won a contract worth up to $584 million to build the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship LCS 28 for the United States

Germany christens final frigate in F125 series

JUNE 8, 2017 — Before the end of this month, the U.S. Navy is expected to put out an RFI for an LCS successor that has evolved from “something that looks more

Austal USA hands over Expeditionary Fast Transport

APRIL 22, 2017—At one of the largest aluminium vessel construction facilities in the world, Austal USA continues to roll out high-speed, multi-hull vessels for the U.S. Navy from its massive shipyard in

GAO calls for delay in acquiring LCS’s frigate successors

APRIL 18, 2017 — There are those who love the Navy’s LCS (littoral combat ship) program, and those that decidedly do not. The ding dong between the LCS lovers and the LCS

Resolve rights Indian Navy frigate after undocking accident

MARCH 1, 2017 — Resolve Marine Group, Inc. and the Indian Navy have successfully rolled and righted the 3,800 t guided missile frigate INS Betwa. Due to a loss of stability while

LCS: Senate panel hears contrasting views

DECEMBER 2, 2016 — Testimony given yesterday at a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee underscored continuing differences of opinion on the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). Some of the sharpest

HHI signs contract to build Philippine Navy frigates

OCTOBER 24, 2016—Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed a contract to build two 2,600 ton frigates with the Department of National Defense, Republic of the Philippines. The recent signing ceremony

Frigate towed to Detyens for conversion

JUNE 14, 2016—Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Invader class tug Monitor recently towed the 33-year-old, ex-USS Taylor (FFG-50) from Philadelphia Naval Shipyard to Detyens Shipyards in Charleston, SC, where the vessel will be converted in preparation for