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Anti-Ship Missile Defense with Artificial Intelligence

Guided missiles are still one of the most strategic, destructive and powerful weapons for the above water warfare. For decades, scientists and...

NATO Maritime Groups Changed Flagships

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) both transitioned flagship duties during a port visit to...

Iraq to Build New Naval Base at Basra

After being a huge obstacle for successive governments since 2003, Iraq finally plans to build the largest naval base in the Persian...

Russian Pacific Fleet’s Nuclear Submarines to be Repaired by Zvezda

The Zvezda Ship Repair Center in the Russian Far East has launched repairs of the Project 949A nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk and the...

Japan to Procure 20 Unmanned Helicopters

Benefits of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) attracts armed forces of many countries. They are the eyes of the forces at disputed and...

U.S. Navy Names Newest Towing & Rescue Ship

According to the announcment of the U.S.Navy Secretary, Richard V. Spencer, the third unit in the US Navy’s new class of towing,...

Philipinnes Navy’s Interest on Scorpene Class Submarines

The Philippine Navy (PN) is observing the Scorpene diesel-electric submarine, made by French defense company, Naval Group, in order to strengthen its...

Indian Navy Comissioned 6th LCU MK-IV Amphibious Ship

Amid the increasing presence of Chinese warships in the Indian Ocean Region, the Indian Navy has added an amphibious ship which can...

U.S. Navy Comissioned New Destroyer; USS Paul Ignatius

The U.S. Navy has commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,...

Turkey and Pakistan Navy’s Special Forces Conducted AYYILDIZ-2019

Exercise Ayyildiz-2019, held in Karachi, was conducted between 15-26 th July 2019 with the participation of Pakistan Navy’s Special Services Group and...

Show of Strength: Russian Navy Day 2019

Is the great navy dream of Grand Petro coming true? Putin knows that the way to become a global power is through a...

German Navy to Procure Type 707 Tankers

Procurement for 2 new Type 707 auxillary tankers approved by Chief of Defense of Germany on 17th July. These ships are planned...

Hellenic Navy’s Eyes Locked on Belharra Class Frigates

After having a huge financial crysis Government of Greece is planning to strengthen Hellenic Navy. The most important subject for Hellenic Navy's...

U.S. Navy Completed Structural Tests of SSMM

According to a statement from the Naval Sea Systems Command on 26th July, a Longbow version of Hellfire was launched from surface-to-surface...

USS Eagle Found After 75 Years of her Sinking

We have been getting interesting news about vanished ships nowadays. The last one was published by U.S. press that a private dive...

INS Khanderi Would Join Indian Navy at End of 2019

India’s second Kalvari-class Scorpene submarine is expected to be commissioned into service by September-October this year, Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh said...

Mines from WWII defused by Russians Specialists

Mines dropped during WWII are still dangerous? We cannot answer this question exactly but sometimes we hear news about defused mine which...

Russian Eyes on the Exploration of Mediterranean with Turkey

Cooperation in different fields between Russia And Turkey is growing for recent years. Especially, after delivery of S-400 air defence system impacted...

Indonesian Navy Recieves 4th KCR-60M Class FAC

Indonesian Navy completed delivery of 4th KCR-60M Class Fast Attacking Craft (FAC) named KRI Kerambit with hull number 627 on 25th July....

Countdown for Operation UNITAS-2019

Brazil will host 2019 edition of Operation UNITAS, which is going to be conducted for 60th time, will be conducted at maritime...

BAE Systems Presented New Unmanned Boat

BAE Systems is one of the most succesful companies about developing autonomous systems. They produced aerial systems (Taranis unmanned combat aircraft) before...

Hellenic Navy’s 6th Super Vita Class FAC on Sea Trials

Hellenic Navy's Super Vita (Roussen) Class ship's story finally comes to a solution. There were many reasons of delay of their comissioning,...

U.S. Navy to Comission Newest Arleigh Burke Destroyer

The U.S. Navy's legendary ship type, Arleigh Burke Class destroyers are one of the most well-known ship type around the world. Because...

Vietnamese Ship Visits Vladivostok of Russia

Vietnamese Navy's Kuang Chung frigate has arrived to Russia's Vladivostok for a friendly visit for the first time in the history of...

Indonesia and Singapore Navies Conduct Eagle Indopura Joint Exercise

Joint exercise named Eagle Indopura is being conducted with the participation of Singapore and Indonesia navies between 18th and 25th July 2019....

Malaysian Navy Launched Guided Missiles at South China Sea

MALAYSIA has flexed it’s military muscles as it launched anti-ship missile test in the South China Sea as a warning to Xi...

South Korea Plans to Build F-35B Carrier

South Korea takes its first step towards construction of a “light aircraft carrier” by late 2020s. According to multiple reports, the Ministry of...

Northern Fleet task force arrives to Kronstadt after global circumnavigation

A ceremony to greet Russia’s Northern Fleet task force led by the Admiral Gorshkov frigate returning from a successful circumnavigation of the...

French Submarine Minerva Finally Found After 51 Years of Absence

Families of the doomed crew of a French submarine that vanished 51 years ago reacted with joy and relief after the wreckage...

Eagle Salute – Eagle Response 19 Joint Naval/Air Drill Began

Joint military exercise "Eagle Salute - Eagle Response 2019" has begun on 22nd July, with participation of Egyptian, US and UAE naval...

Builder Trials are Completed of New Amphibious Ship Tripoli

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today the successful completion of builder’s trials on the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). The...

UK to Send Nuclear Submarine to the Persian Gulf, just like at Falkland

Everyday we hear new moves at Iran-UK tanker seizure crisis, and tension at the Gulf is always at high level. According to...

HMS Prince of Wales is Confirmed to be Comissioned

After years of uncertainty, British government says HMS Prince of Wales will go into service with the Royal Navy. Kevan Jones, Member of...

Indian Frigate and Chinese Destroyer to Attend Russian Navy Day Parade

China's destroyer Xian and India's frigate Tarkash will take part in the military maritime parade that will be held in St. Petersburg...

Israel Navy Increased Readiness Against Maritime Threats

Israel is preparing to fend off potential threats to its naval and merchant marine vessels and those making their way to Israel,...

Turkish Local-Built Amphibious Landing Ship BAYRAKTAR Visited Albania

TCG Bayraktar (L-402) Amphibious Tank Landing Ship belonging to Turkish Navy Command anchored in Durrach Port in western Albania. Built in Turkey, local...

6th FREMM Class Frigate Ready to Serve French Navy

6th multi-mission frigate (FREMM), Normandie, has been received to the French Navy by The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) in Brest on...

Australian Submarines would be “Old-Fashion” when Comissioned at 2030

When starting a modernization or procurement programme, planners should be aware of the growing technology and comissioning date of the naval units....

The U.S. Navy to Get Proposals for Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Importance of Unmanned Surface Vehicles is better understood nowadays. Shipbuilding companies are in a race to manufacture USVs, those can achieve missions...

Operation Sentinel will Begin Around Persian Gulf

The US Central Forces Command (CENTCOM) has announced that it has developed a military operation called Operation Sentinel, which aims to secure...

Chinese Destroyer Xi’an to Make Unofficial Visit to Russia

Chinese Navy guided missile destroyer Xi’an will arrive in the Russian second-largest city of St. Petersburg on July 24, the Russian Western...

Malaysian Navy’s Second Littoral Mission Ship is Launched At China

The Royal Malaysian Navy’s second Keris-class littoral mission ship (LMS) was launched in Wuhan, China, by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) on...

Indonesia Devoted Budget for Naval Hydrographic Ships

Indonesia will buy two 90 meter ocean going hydrographic vessels in near future. The Indonesian Ministry of Finance has approved a budget...

Naval Group Proposed to Manufacture CANTO for Royal Australian Navy

Naval Group shipbuilding company is attending so many projects and improving its market around the world. They made a glorious success at...

Maritime and Air Security Meeting to be Held in Bahrain

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirms that the Kingdom of Bahrain is preparing to host a maritime and air navigation security meeting...

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Detained British Oil Tanker

The oil tanker crisis between Iran and Britain continues. In retaliation for the confiscation of the Iranian oil tanker, the Iranian Revolutionary...

Drone Wars Continue Between The U.S. and Iran

On 18th July, The USS Boxer Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy downed an Iranian drone in the Strait...

Caspian Flotilla warships take part in combat readiness check

The crews of over 30 Caspian Flotilla warships are involved in a combat readiness check in the Astrakhan Region in south Russia...

Turkey is Formally Expelled from F-35 Programme

The tension between Turkey and the United States about Turkey's S-400 air defense system purchase has been lasting and increasing for about...

Russian Giant Submarine Participate Northern Fleet’s Drills

The world’s largest nuclear-powered submarine Dmitry Donskoi took part in the Russian Northern Fleet’s anti-submarine warfare drills, the Fleet’s press office reported...

India will Procure Heavy-weight Torpedos

Indian Defence Ministry issued $291m tender for heavyweight torpedoes for Kalvari class submarines. Seeking to boost the Indian Navy's firepower, the Indian Defence...

New Chief of Naval Operations of U.S. Navy

Acting Secretary of Defense Richard has announced the new Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) of U.S. Navy. Navy Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday...

U.S. Navy Announced Comissioning Date of USS INDIANAPOLIS

U.S. Navy's littoral warfare power is growing. The U.S. Navy has announced that it will commission its Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS),...

Second Maya-Class Destroyer Haguru is Launched for JMSDF

The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force’s (JMSDF) second Maya-class Aegis destroyer Haguru (DDG 180) was launched in a July 17 ceremony in...

Rubezh-ME coastal defence system is Introduced at IMDS-2019

Coastal defence systems are the nightmare of the ships which are conducting operations close to shoreline, especially littoral ships, guided missile fast...

Qatar Inaugurated Its Largest Coast Guard Base

The Qatari Coast Guard's new main base was officially inaugurated on 14 July, a milestone event in the major expansion in the...

Is Russia Shifting Force from Caspian to Mediterranean?

The Caspian Flotilla’s Project 21631 cruise missile corvette Uglich has joined Russia’s Mediterranean permanent taskforce, as the source in the Crimean defense...

India will Host INDRA-2019 Joint Exercise

The joint Russian-Indian military exercise Indra 2019 is planned to be held at one of the training grounds of the Republic of...

10 Turkish Sailors have been Kidnapped by Sea Pirates

An armed gang has attacked a Turkish cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 of the vessel's crew members,...

Royal Navy Tested Lightweight Multirole Missile from HMS Sutherland

Amid an increasing threat from small boats used by terroists and suicide bombers, the Royal Navy has successfully tested the brand new...

Asymmetric Threat For British Ships Through Persian Gulf

Today UK press made an interesting claim about the security of warships heading to Persian Gulf. A British warship proceeding to the...

Russian Naval Parade will Contain More Than 40 Warships

Russia’s Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg and Kronshtadt on July 28 will involve 43 warships, 41 aircraft and more than 4,000...

World’s Largest Aluminium OPV is Ready for Philipinnes Coast Guard

French shipyard OCEA will launch the giant 84-meter long OPV-270 (Offshore Patrol Vessel) at Cabaude aux Sables-d'Olonne on Wednesday 17 July. The OPV...

Portuguese Navy Gives Training Support to Moroccan Navy

Portugal and Morocco are in cooperation to prevent terrorism and control migration issues for a long time. Last week, on 12nd July,...
HNLMS Pelikaan underway

Damen Shipyards will Modernize Dutch Navy Auxilary Ships

Damen Shipyards Den Helder has signed a major contract with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence for the extensive maintenance and modernization of...

Israeli Warship Crossed Into Lebanese Waters

Lebanon claimed on Sunday (14th July) that an Israeli warship had breached its territorial waters. According to Lebanese TV channel LBC, the ship...

U.S. Navy Launches Artificial Intelligence Prize Challenge

Importance of cyber warfare is understood better by countries day by day. A serious part of war scene are now on the...

UAE and Saudi Navies Show Interest to Russian-made warships

Military delegations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam have displayed interest in the Russian-made frigate Gepard-3.9 and...

Admiral Gorshkov conducts ASW drills in Atlantic

The crew of the Russian Northern Fleet’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov held an anti-submarine warfare exercise in the Atlantic as part of its...

HMS Duncan is Underway to Persian Gulf

Tension between Iran and UK is not being reduced. After seizure of Iranian oil tanker by Gibraltar, Iran dared to board British...

Greece to buy up to seven MH-60R multi mission helicopters from U.S.

The U.S. State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece of MH-60R Multi-Mission...

Launching Ceremony for France’s New Nuclear Submarine Suffren

12nd July 2019 was a day of proud for French defense industry, because the launching ceremony was held for their new nuclear-powered...

U.S. Coast Guard Seized Narco Submarine

On 11st July, we faced very rare, interesting and breathtaking narco operation conducted by U.S. Coast Guard. The US Coast Guard released a...
S-400 Long Range Air Defense System

S-400 Air Defense Missiles Delivered to Turkey

Turkey's S-400 Air Defence System purchase from Russia in on the agenda of U.S. and NATO for a long time. Lots of...

UK’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Forced to Return to Base Due to Leak

The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, has returned from sea trials early after a leak was found. When water on one...

The Pakistan navy has received its second MPA

The Pakistan navy has received its second RAS 72 Sea Eagle maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), German-based firm Rheinland Air Service (RAS) announced...

Brazilian Navy Launched Third Prototype of MANSUP

10th July was such an important day for Brazilian Navy, because they launched the third prototype of the Antinavio Surface Missile (MANSUP)...

Iranian Boats tried to Seize British Tanker at Hormuz

Tanker crisis between UK and Iran is growing day by day. Last week, the administration of Gibraltar seized an Iranian tanker named...

Detecting Submarine will be Available with Propeller Trace

Scientists at Russia’s Krylov State Research Center have started developing and introducing a fundamentally new method of detecting submarines by the trace,...

Russian design bureau unveils new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier project

The Russian Nevskoye Design Bureau (part of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation) unveiled the newest Project 11430E ‘Lamantin’ nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. Its mockup...
Poster of IMDS-2019

IMDS-2019 Began at St.Petersburg

In accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, the ninth International Maritime Defence Show 2019 began in St....

Russian Navy Approaches to Get New Submarines

The Sevmash Shipyard’s delivery program for the next two years envisages transferring Project 885M Yasen-M multirole nuclear-powered submarines and Project 955A Borei-A...

Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter is ready for U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter on June 28, the service said on...

Belgium and the Netherlands Seal the Purchase of 12 minesweeping ships

Cooperation about military issues between Belgium and Netherlands is growing year by year. On 5th July 2019, they signed the contract for...

ALBATROS will fly for French Navy

French navy is planning to strenghten maritime air surveillance by gathering Dassault Aviation Albatros – a customised Falcon 2000LXS business jet –...

JFD successfully completes sea trials for the first DSRV for the Indian Navy

After facing the disaster occurred on Russian submarine under Baltic Sea, people understood how important subsea rescue systems once more, JFD Company...

Talisman Sabre 2019 Exercise Commence Whistle is Blown at USS RONALD REAGAN

On July 7, the largest bilateral exercise between U.S. and Australia named Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 has been started aboard on aircraft...

Houthi attempt to target commercial ship foiled

 The naval arm of the Saudi-led Arab coalition on Monday (July 8) foiled a Houthi attempt to target a commercial ship in...

Indian aircraft carrier Vikrant to be delivered to navy in 2021

The Indian navy will get a new aircraft-carrier in early 2021, a senior Indian navy officer Vice Admiral A K Saxena said...

HMS Queen Elizabeth conducted trial firing exercise with her new Phalanx

UK Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was equipped with Phalanx Block 1B CIWS (Close-in Weapon System) on February 2019. On...

Differences Between Two O.H.Perry Class Frigates

After finishing BALTOPS 2019 exercies, Kiel base of Germany hosted NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) ships. While moored at port, two Oliver...

BrahMos Missile with enhanced range is ready for use

In an interview broadcast on Doordarshan News Sunday (July 7), CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Kumar Mishra commented that The upgraded version...

The Hellenic Navy Ship is used for National Elections

Warships are not used only for military purposes, but sometimes they are used for civilian missions as well, like civilian medical evacuation,...

HMCS Halifax departs for SNMG-2 deployment

Royal Canadian Navy's HMCS Halifax departs Halifax on July 6 for a 6-month overseas deployment and will act as the flagship for...

Chinese spy ship heading towards Australia to monitor Exercise Talisman Sabre

  The Australian Defence Force is closely tracking a high-tech Chinese spy ship as it makes its way towards Australia ahead of this...

Italian FREMM Class Frigates Attracts U.S. Navy for FFG(X) Programme

To assure the U.S. Navy’s famously high survivability standards and sustained power, The United States Navy has released its requirements for a...

Tanker allegedly carrying crude oil from Iran to Syria stopped at Strait of Gibraltar

On 4 July 2019, The British military forces stopped a tanker allegedly carrying crude oil from Iran to Syria by drilling the...

French Navy is Planning to Retire Lynx Helicopters 2 Years Earlier

French Navy made a surprising decision and revised plans about the life-cycle of Lynx helicopters. They are planning to retire them at...

Baltic Protector Task Group Conducted Amphibious Exercise on Estonia Coast

The UK-Led task group, Baltic Protector, carried out amphibious landing exercise at Estonia coast on 4th July. The exercise came as part...

U.S. Navy awards Lockheed Martin additional contract for LRASM

Lockheed Martin Corp received new U.S. Navy contract for work on the Long Range Anti-Ship Missile, the U.S. Department of Defense announced. According...

China fired Anti-Ship Missiles at the disputed area

On 2nd July, a spokesperson from Pentagon has commented that China has carried out at least one anti-ship ballistic missile test in...

U.S. Plan to Modernize Naval Base at Ukraine

Black Sea is transformed to a chessboard at last years that U.S. and Russia make moves. As a consequence, we encounter news...

Bilateral Sea Drills of Egyptian and Indian Navies

As we reported on 02 July 2019, Indian frigate INS TARKASH made a 3-day port visit to Alexandria to participate in the...

The commitment of submariners to each other is a tradition to admire

Yesterday, on 02 July 2019, the world was shaken by a dramatic news, a fire took place at the Russian Nuclear Submarine...

“NAVAL GROUP” is awarded to construct corvettes for Romaina

According to Romanian sources, French Naval Group Company and its partner Santierul Naval Constanta (SNC) won the bid challenge for Gowind multi-mission...

14 submariners died during the Fire Occured at Russian Submarine

According to the statement of Russian Ministiry of Defense, on 1st July, while at Russian territorial waters, a fire occured on Russian...

China’s consolidated existence at Hong Kong

As The Chinese military received official ownership of a piece of prime Hong Kong waterfront land, at midnight of 29th June, they...

New Plans to Upgrade Launchers of Arleigh Burkes

New consideration issue for US engineers is to upgrade Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers with larger launchers. As we know, Arleigh Burkes are one...

Indian Frigate INS TARKASH’s visit to Alexandria

Showing India’s commitment to its ties with Egypt and of Indian Navy’s increasing footprint and operational reach, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash arrived...

Heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Admiral Nakhimov will be delivered to the Russian Navy in...

Russian TASS quotes Sevmash Shipyard Chief Mikhail Budnichenko as saying shipbuilders will deliver the Project 1144 heavy nuclear-powered missile-carrying cruiser Admiral Nakhimov...

UK leads the largest exercise after a century

The UK on Friday pledged to boost defence of the Baltic states to deter a "more assertive" Russia as the British navy...

HMS MEDWAY will be the newest member of the Royal Navy

HMS MEDWAY (P223), is the second of five new River-class offshore patrol vessels currently underconstruction for the Royal Navy. She arrived at...

Farewell Day for Royal Australian Navy

Farewells are emotion loaded days for seamen. Because a ship is not only a ship for them. Because that ship hosted their...

USS Carney Arrives in Odesa, Ukraine

  The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Odesa, Ukraine, June 30, for a scheduled port visit as part...