All articles by Elliot Gardner

Elliot Gardner

SEA 5000: building Australia’s future frigates

With a contract award for Australia’s new Project SEA 5000 warships imminent, Elliot Gardner takes a closer look at the companies hoping to build the Future Frigates that will replace the Royal Australian Navy’s eight Anzac-class frigates constructed between 1993 and 2004.

MAN Diesel & Turbo delivers gensets for Italian Navy’s first PPA vessel

German company MAN Diesel & Turbo has delivered four MAN 12V175D gensets for installation on the Italian Navy’s first new multipurpose offshore patrol vessel (PPA).

Singapore Navy decommissions three Fearless-class vessels

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has decommissioned three Fearless-class patrol vessels (PVs), RSS Sovereignty, RSS Unity and RSS Justice, at Tuas Naval Base.

Leonardo to deliver SmartIDMS system for RAN’s Collins-class submarines

Leonardo has secured a new contract to supply information management software for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) six Collins-class submarines.

Works begin on Italian Navy’s next multipurpose offshore patrol ship

Construction work on the Italian Navy’s second multipurpose offshore patrol ship (PPA) has been officially marked with the first steel cutting at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Genova. 

Austal to perform sustainment work on RAN’s two Cape-class patrol boats

Austal has secured a new three-year contract to deliver sustainment work for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Cape-class patrol boats, Cape Fourcroy and Cape Inscription.

US Navy to commission newest Virginia-class submarine Washington

The US Navy is set to commission its future Virginia-class fast attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787), at Naval Station Norfolk.