For the first time ever, two People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy) aircraft carriers got underway and were at sea, at the same time. This took place on February 27, 2019.
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03 Mar 2019
The littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) was commissioned into the U.S. Navy during a ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina, March 2. USS Charleston is the 16th littoral combat ship to enter the U.S. Navy fleet and the 9th of the Austal-built Independence-class.
01 Mar 2019
Video interview with MBDA's Christophe Leduc about the SPIMM (Self-Protection Integrated Mistral Module). SPIMM is an all-in-one air defence module based on the SIMBAD-RC system and designed to equip ships of all types, particularly those without a combat system (such as supply ships or even landing craft).
27 Feb 2019
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned the JS "Shiranui" (pennant number 120) during a ceremony held today at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Nagasaki shipyard. JS Shiranui is the second Asahi-class anti-submarine destroyer (25DD program) of the JMSDF.
26 Feb 2019
The Royal New Zealand Navy's ANZAC-class Frigate HMNZS Te Mana has departed Devonport Naval to commence her Frigate Systems Upgrade in Canada.
26 Feb 2019
UK's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced on February 25 that the third Dreadnought-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) of the Royal Navy will be named 'HMS Warspite'.
26 Feb 2019
The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) completed the First Production Unit (FPU) of the W76-2 warhead Feb. 22 at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. The W76-2 is a modification of the W76-1 warhead to provide a low-yield, sea-launched ballistic missile warhead capability.
25 Feb 2019
Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) to the U.S. Navy on 22 February with shipbuilders, ship’s force and representatives of Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Gulf Coast in attendance.
22 Feb 2019
Spanish shipyard Navantia opened a new business office in Washington DC to support its ongoing bid for the U.S. Navy FFG(X) frigate competition.