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Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group in the Black Sea

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) arrived in the Black Sea on Feb 19, after a four day port visit in...

Russian Navy to track US missile destroyer movements in Black Sea

Russian Black Sea Fleet ships, including the missile corvette Orekhovo-Zuyevo and the reconnaissance ship Ivan Khurs are continuously tracking the US guided-missile...

Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Ship Building sign a MoU to enhance collaboration on advanced...

Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their collaboration in the naval sector on Feb 18...

New underwater training centre to open in UAE

An underwater training centre that will provide necessary education for anti-submarine  warfare to be launched in the UAE, according to a statement...

When’s the last time a US Navy ship was sunk?

The last US Navy ship lost at sea was USS Guardian. On 17 January 2013, Guardian ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in...

Sailor in iconic kissing photograph in Time Square dies at 95

The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Time Square at the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa died after suffering...

Lockheed Martin to upgrade US Navy’s Submarine’s EW System

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Syracuse, New York, is awarded a $20,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for engineering and technical...

Republic Of Singapore Navy Launches First Type 218SG Submarine

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s first Type 218SG  Invincible-class submarine, Invincible, was launched on Feb 18 at the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems...

US Navy’s Newest Ship USS Tulsa Commissioned

The littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was commissioned as the US Navy's newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San...

Saudi and French companies agreed to build warships in the Kingdom

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and France’s Naval Group entered a joint venture to develop vessels in Saudi Arabia The SAMI will hold a...

Iran unveils Fateh submarine

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles in line with the Islamic Republic's move to...

Indian Navy Kolkata Class Destroyers

Source : https://medium.com/indo-pacific-geomill/indian-navy-kolkata-class-destroyers-d39fad8662e0 Author: https://twitter.com/China_SCS_info The Kolkata destroyer class (Project 15A) are the most powerful surface combat ships of the Indian Navy...

The new launchers on the Saar-4.5 corvettes of IDF

During recent Netanyahu's visit to Haifa naval base provided the photos of new launchers on the Saar-4.5 ships.  

Ukraine to showcase Neptun antiship missile at IDEX 2019

Ukraine defense industry to showcase its latest Neptun coastal defense cruise missile system during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2019...

Boeing has tested new sensors on Harpoon missile

Jim Bryan, director of Boeing Cruise Missile Systems said that the aerospace company had tested electro-optical and infrared sensors on its Harpoon...

Future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) successfully concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico Feb. 8, following a series of in-port...

USS Leyte Gulf Back At Sea After Repairs from Minor Collision

The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, which was involved in a minor collision with a resupply ship on Feb. 5, has left...

Chinese Navy supply ship refuels three ships at once

PLA Navy (Chinese Navy) supply ship HONGHU 963 refueling three ships at once on 7 Feb in waters of Pacific Ocean. The comprehensive...

Why do navy personnel use odd white masks?

Anti-flash gear, also known simply as flash gear, is basic personal protective equipment consisting of a fire-resistant hood and fire-resistant gloves, often made...

BAE Systems has received $114.5m contract to Modernize USS Bulkeley

BAE Systems has received a $114.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to perform maintenance and modernization of the guided-missile destroyer USS...

US Submarine Participates in JMSDF SUBCOMP

A U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine will participate in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Submarine Competition (SUBCOMP) in waters south...

U.K. to convert ferries into warships

The U.K.  Ministry of Defence is to procure two civilian passenger ferries or cargo vessels and convert them into warships, the defence...

Australia signs $50b Attack submarine deal with French shipbuilder

The Australian Government today (Feb 11) ratified a Strategic Partnering Agreement with the French shipbuilding company Naval Group that will see 12...

Turkey launches Test and Training Ship TCG UFUK (A-591)

Turkey launched its first indigenous intelligence ship TCG UFUK (A-591) on Feb.9, 2019, during a ceremony that held at Tuzla/Istanbul Shipyard. The ship...

U.S. Navy’s LCS Will Conduct Drug Interdiction Patrols This Year

A Littoral Combat Ship, with an embarked Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, will hunt for drug runners in U.S. Southern Command later...

HMCS Regina departs for deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina, accompanied by Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix, departed its homeport of Esquimalt today for a deployment to...

Portuguese Navy inducts fourth OPV

The Portuguese Navy commissioned its fourth Viana do Castelo-class Offshore Patrol Vessel, NRP Setúbal, on Feb 6 during a ceremony at the...

U.S. Navy Successfully Conducts AN/SPY-6(V) Radar Ballistic Missile Test

The U.S. Navy's AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) successfully tracked a ballistic missile target, Jan. 31. The short range ballistic missile...

U.S., Japanese commanders observe F-35B operations aboard USS Wasp

The commanders of U.S. 7th Fleet and the Japan's Self-Defense Fleet visited the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), Feb. 5,...

U.S. Navy builds new surface attack drone ships

The U.S. Navy is building two new large drone ships to coordinate synchronized attacks, perform command and control across fleets of Unmanned...

USS Leyte Gulf and USNS Robert E. Peary made contact during an underway replenishment

No personnel were injured when a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser and dry cargo ship made contact during an underway replenishment off the...

Ford-class Ship Self Defense System undergoes first live test

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first-ever, live fire test of the latest generation of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS,...

An interactive Illustration to Understand Ship Visual Landing Aids (Lights)

Click on the image for interactive illustration Helicopter Visual Approach System – or ‘HELIVAS’ as it is known...

US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Billings (LCS 15)

The US Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Billings (LCS 15) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), shipyard,...

Submarine From ‘Hitler’s Lost Fleet’ Found After 75 Years

The Turkish navy found a WWII German submarine that sank in the waters of the Black Sea and will showcase its discovery...

Russian Navy gets new electro-optic countermeasures system

RIA Novosti reports that Ruselectronics' 5P42 Filin visual-optical interference stations have been placed on the Admiral Gorshkov and Kasatanov Project 22350 frigates....

Chinese scientists make progress on submarine communication

Researchers conduct test transmission of real-time data between deep ocean transponders and Beidou navigation satellite system in western Pacific. Analysts say it...

USS South Dakota was commissioned today (Feb 2) at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base...

USS South Dakota is the 17th Virginia-class attack submarine and the seventh Virginia-class Block III submarine. Virginia-class submarines are built to operate...

Royal Australian Navy seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding...

Keel Laid for Future USS Carl M. Levin

The keel of the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard,...

HII Awarded $15.2 Billion Block Contract For Two Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

For the first time in more than three decades, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division was awarded a multi-ship contract...

SNMG1 Prepares For Dynamic Guard

Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), under the command of U.S. Rear Adm. Edward Cashman, is in Bergen for a scheduled port...

Egypt’s navy modernization, The growth of new power in the Middle east

Introduction The Egyptian Navy is one of the Egyptian Armed Forces Main Branches and it was established in 1928 as it considered as one...