one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and reference player
in the naval shipbuilding industry, and Finmeccanica, Italy’s
leading manufacturer in the high technology sector, have been awarded
the contract for the construction and equipment of one multipurpose
amphibious unit (LHD) for the Italian Navy. The total value of the contract
is over 1.1 billion euros.
Kongsberg is still working on a submarine launched variant of its Naval
Strike Missile (NSM) and is cooperating with Babock and Nammo for this
project. The information was confirmed to Navy Recognition by a Kongsberg
official. We first revealed the existence of this project last year
during Balt Military Expo, a maritime defense exhibition held every
two years in Poland. Read
France handed over the FREMM Multi-Missions frigate Tahya Misr (meaning
Long Live Egypt) with hull number 1001 to the Egyptian Navy during a
ceremony held June 23rd at the DCNS shipyard of Lorient in Brittany.
Egypt becomes the second FREMM export customer for DCNS following Morocco
which commissioned the Mohammed VI frigate in 2014.