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DDI for Fri. August 18, 2017, Vol. 19, Issue 32.

BAE Officially Bids Type 26 Ship For Future Australian Anti-Sub Frigate

Britain’s BAE Systems has submitted a bid to the Australian Government for the country’s planned nine anti-submarine frigates, the company said Aug. 10.BAE is one of three companies bidding to partner with the government to develop a general long-term ship building strategy for complex warships and specifically nine anti-submarine warfare frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. The…

Canada Awards Thales Up To $4.1 Billion In Arctic And Support Ship Services

The Canadian Acting Minister of Public Services and Procurement announced Aug. 17 an eight-year $631 million contract award France's Thales to provide in-service support for Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS).The support includes refit, repair, and maintenance and training for the AOPS and JSS vessels. The contract covers eight years initially but…

Newest UK Carrier Arrives At Home Port

The U.K.’s newest and largest naval craft, the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, arrived at its homeport of Portsmouth on Aug. 16 during a ceremony.The carrier sailed to Portsmouth after completing training and sea trials in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland in June. The Queen Elizabeth was under construction in Rosyth since…

Australia, Netherlands To Host F-35 Parts Warehouses

The U.S. Department of Defense has picked the Netherlands and Australia to host the European and Pacific warehouses that will store and distribute parts for the Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35 Lightning II, the program office announced Aug. 16.The Netherlands and Australia are slated to stand up their initial capabilities by September 2019 and October 2020, respectively.The "U.S.…