BAE Wins $25.7 Billion Australian Frigate Contract

June 28 (Reuters) - Britain's BAE Systems PLC has won a A$35 billion ($25.7 billion) contest to deliver anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Australian navy, the Australian government said on Thursday. The nine ships, to be designed by BAE and built by government-owned ASC Shipbuilding in Australia are expected to underpin the country's maritime combat capability for … [Read more...]

Propulsion Problems Put Australia’s Largest Warships Out of Action

By Harry Pearl SYDNEY, May 20 (Reuters) - Australia is investigating if problems in the propulsion systems of two $1.5 billion warships built by manufacturers from Spain, Germany and Britain are the result of design flaws. Naval engineers are trying to figure out exactly what is causing the problems onboard the HMAS Adelaide and HMAS Canberra, the largest ships ever … [Read more...]

BAE Systems: Construction on UK’s Type 26 Warships to Start Summer 2017

LONDON, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Britain's BAE Systems said on Friday it had agreed with the UK government that the manufacturing of eight new anti-submarine warships would start in the summer of 2017, adding that a final contract was still being negotiated. Europe's biggest defence contractor said in a statement that the Type 26 programme, the name given to the new combat ships … [Read more...]

BAE Systems Lands Contract to Continue Type 26 Combat Ship Work for UK Government

LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) - British defence company BAE Systems has won a 472 million pound ($671 million) contract from the UK government to continue with work to prepare for the building of eight anti-submarine warships. Britain confirmed in its defence spending plan last November that it would buy eight of the Type 26 Global Combat Ships, down from the 13 ships that BAE … [Read more...]

Portsmouth Shipyard Marks End of An Era

A somber reminder today that naval shipbuilding at BAE Systems' shipyard in Portsmouth, England is coming to a end as a large section of hull for the second and final Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier was rolled out. In a statement Monday, BAE said it rolled out a 6,000 ton forward section of the future HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier from its dock hall at the … [Read more...]