US Navy awarded $3 billion contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries

US Navy awarded a $3-billion contract modification for the detail design and construction of LHA-8, the future amphibious assault ship Bougainville, to Huntington Ingalls Industries. This most recent contract action, announced June 16, exercises the contract options for the detail design and construction portions of the work and releases $1.15 billion as a first increment…

Oliver Hazard Perry Class : Resurrection

US Navy is discussing the solutions for getting the goal of 355-ship fleet in the mid of 2020’s… Studies are underway and putting 8 Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates back into service is an another option said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson. The last Perry left U.S. service in 2015 with the bulk…

Pakistan; awarded OPV contract to Damen

The Pakistan Navy has ordered an Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) from the Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards on June 12, stated by the Pakistan Government. OPV will have Full Load Displacement of 1900 Tons (approx), with overall length of 90 m and maximum speed of 22 knots. OPV will be constracted at KSEW (Karachi Shipyards &…

Former U.S. Cutter Morgenthau Transferred to Vietnamese Coast Guard

The former high endurance cutter Morgenthau was originally commissioned in 1969 and was decommissioned in mid-April ahead of the planned transfer. The transfer comes as tensions in the South China Sea continue to simmer between China and its neighbors. Vietnam’s inability to control access to its own exclusive economic zone was put in stark relief…