In this issue: Technology for safer and more sustainable bases, the future of...
The digital naval shipyard
Last September, BAE Systems revealed plans to build a A$100 million digital shipyard in Adelaide, if the company’s contender wins the competition for the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA 5000 Future Frigate programme. While the final decision between Navantia’s evolved F-100, Fincantieri’s modified FREMM and BAE’s variant Type 26 ‘Global Combat Ship’ is not scheduled to be made until later this year, the announcement focused attention on one of the sector’s hottest, but arguably lesser known, topics – digitised shipbuilding.
Green at sea: can the US Navy cut its vast energy footprint?
While there are ‘not a lot of tree huggers in the marines’ – as was recently pointed out – bold and aggressive moves to cut down the US Navy’s vast energy footprint are beginning to show dividends. So is the Navy on track to clean up its act?
Spearhead Class Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessels
Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ships, previously known as Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV), are being built by Austal USA as part of the EPF programme initiated by the US Navy.
Tip of the spear: the global importance of America’s Guam base
North Korea has threatened Guam before, but until now it has always seemed a hollow threat; Kim Jong Un’s ramped-up and revitalised missile programme has changed all of that. Dr Gareth Evans takes a closer look at the strategic US base.
Oshkosh to deliver additional P-19R ARFF vehicles to USMC
The US Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a $19m delivery order to Oshkosh Defense for the supply of additional 31 units of P-19R aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles.
Is the UK naval shipbuilding industry ready for a ‘renaissance’?
The UK Defence Secretary has promised a ‘renaissance’ in British maritime power with significant investment across the board. But with the budget heavily dented by new carriers and replacement for Trident, is the money there for investment in key areas? Dr Gareth Evans reports.
Guyanese Light Patrol Vessels (PLG)
The Guyanese light patrol vessels are designed by naval architecture and engineering company Bureau Mauric and built by French shipbuilding company Socarenam at its shipyard in Saint-Malo, France.
HMNZS Aotearoa Logistics Support Vessel
HMNZS Aotearoa is a new Polar-class logistics support vessel being built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN), as part of the Maritime Sustainment Capability (MSC) project.
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