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Russian Frigate Admiral Kasatonov holds missile-firing exercises in the White Sea

According to a press release by Russian Northern Fleet on 29th November, Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov has test-fired cruise missiles Kalibr...

Iran’s new destroyer Dena to enter service by February 2020

A new destroyer named “Dena” will join the Iranian military in February, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Friday (29th...

Criticism: Does the current course allow Russia to achieve Gorshkov’s dream?

According to the reports of Russian Baltic Fleet's office on 27th November, a group of the Baltic Fleet’s warships led by the...

Pakistan Navy’s 4th Azmat-class FAC launched by Karachi Shipyard

Pakistan Navy’s (PN) fourth Azmat-class fast attack craft equipped with missiles was launched by Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KSEW) on 27...

Russia celebrates the Marine Corps Day

Every year on November 27, Russia celebrates the Marine Corps Day. It was established by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy...

Brazilian Riachuelo submarine passed first static immersion tests

The first Scorpene-class submarine of the Brazilian Navy, Riachuelo (S-40) has successfully passed its first static immersion trials on 21st November. It...

Russia Commissions First “Super Quiet” Submarine of Pacific Fleet

The first Project 636.3 submarine of Russian Paficic Fleet, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, was delivered to Russian Navy by The Admiralty Shipyard, located in St....

French Corvette Commandant Birot Visits Batumi of Georgia

French Aviso-Class Corvette Commandant Birot (F796), passed Turkish Straits and entered black sea last week, arrived Batumi port of Georgia on 22nd...

Russian Cruiser Arrives Cape Town for Joint Drills

The Slava-class missile cruiser ‘Marshal Ustinov’ of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet has arrived at one of the world’s southernmost ports, South...

Philippine Navy’s first Jose Rizal Class frigate undergoes sea trials

According to the press release of Philippine Navy (PN) on 22nd November, the first of the two multi-mission capable frigate of the...

Russia’s newest Borei Class submarine completes state trials

The most advanced nuclear-powered submarine of Russian Navy, Knyaz Vladimir (Prince Vladimir), has completed the cycle of state trials and arrived at...

Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 Fully Integrated to Mistral Helo Carrier

According to a press release of Schiebel Group on 20th November, the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) announced that Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100...

Pakistan and Bahrain Conducts Al Jazeera 2019 Exercise

A bilateral exercise SHAHEEN AL JAZEERA -2019 between Pakistan Navy's Special Service Group and Royal Bahrain Defence Force’s Special Operation Force (SOF)...

Russian Navy to Hold Submarine Rescue Drills with Vietnamese Navy

According to the reports of Russian Pacific Fleet on 19th November, the rescue vessel Igor Belousov will take part in the Russian-Vietnamese...

Pacific Reach 2019 Sub-Rescue Exercise Conducted with Participation of Six Navies

Pacific Reach 2019 Submarine Search and Rescue exercise has concluded off Australian west coast with attendance of six countries including Australia, Japan,...

Fincantieri Cuts Steel For the First MMSC of Saudi Navy

As the beginning mark of production for the first Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) ship, a cut-steel event was conducted on Oct. 24...

Thales Successfully Completed Modernization of Two Thai Mine Hunters

According to the press release of Thales on 18th November, Thales delivered two modernised and upgraded minehunting vessels to the Royal Thai...

Russia to Handover Ukrainian Vessels Seized at Kerch Strait

According to the statement of the Federal Security Service’s Border Service in Crimea on 18th November, Russia will hand over Ukrainian warships,...

Babcock awards Type 31 Frigate Contract Worths £1.25 bn

Defence company Babcock has confirmed it has been awarded a £1.25 billion (£250 million for per ship) deal to build five Type...

Airbus to develop rotary-winged UAV for naval vessels

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in...

Israel Shipyards to Design&Build New Reshef Class as Replacement of Saar 4.5

The private shipbuilding company Israel Shipyards Ltd. has announced on November 13 the signing of an agreement with the Ministry of Defense...

Fincantieri begins sea trials of first OPV, Paolo Thaon di Revel

Paolo Thaon di Revel (P-450), the first Multipurpose OPV (PPA in Italian), started sea trials at the Gulf of La Spezia on...

Russian Cruiser Marshall Ustinov Conducts Drills with PLA and South African Navies

As a part of the oversea policy of Russia, the Northern Fleet’s missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov performing long-distance deployment missions in the...

Yantar Shipyard Launches Voyevoda as lead rescue ship of Project 23700

The Baltic shipyard Yantar (Yantar Shipyard, United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the Voevoda emergency rescue vessel on 8 November 2019. The launching ceremony for...

HII Begins Fabrication Phase of New Cutter of USCG

According to the press release of the giant shipbuilder of the U.S., Huntington Ingalls, on 12st November, Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication...

A new solution against asymmetric threats: Laser-Guided Missiles

The asymmetric threat, which increases the uncertainty of war scene (called “Fog of the war” by Clausewitz), is a problem for the...

JMSDF and U.S. Navy Conducts Bilateral Annual Exercise 19

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Navy began their bilateral maritime field exercise, Annual Exercise ‘19, in the waters...

Australia’s 3rd and Final Hobart Class Destroyer Completed Sea Trials

According to the announcement of Australia Department of Defence on 9th November, the Royal Australian Navy’s third Hobart-class air warfare destroyer (AWD),...

Wreckage of USS Grayback Submarine Found After 75 Years

A missing U.S. submarine , which was widely used in World War II, was found in Okinawa (off the coast of Japan)...

Canada’s 2nd Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel Launched by Halifax Shipyard

The Royal Canadian Navy’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched on Sunday (10th November)...

US Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyer’s keel laid by HII

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries hosted a keel laying ceremony for the US Navy’s first Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H....

Turkey-led INVITEX “Dogu Akdeniz-2019” Kicks off at East Mediterranean

Amid the conflicts over the east Mediterranean, Turkey-hosted multinational invitation exercise (INVITEX) "Dogu Akdeniz-2019" has commenced at Aksaz Naval Base on 9th...

Russian Patrol Ship to make exercises with navies of South Med Countries

The patrol ship Vasily Bykov, which proceeded through the Black Sea straits and joined the Russian Navy’s permanent Mediterranean task force on...

Russia in Negotiations to Build Project 12701 Minesweepers in India

Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence of India, visited his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu on 6th November in Moscow. The aim of the...

“Samudra Shakti” bilateral exercise held between India and Indonesia

India and Indonesia navies has conducted "Samudra Shakti" bilateral naval exercises with the participation of anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta and multi-role...

Ukraine to request assistance of Turkey for project 58250 corvettes

Relationships between Turkey and Ukraine has been growing for recent years. At President level, they made courtesy calls and during the visits,...

Pakistan Navy Successfully Tested “Zarb” Coastal Defence System

According to the press release of Pakistan Navy Public Affairs, Pakistan Navy test fired land based anti-ship missile ‘Zarb’ on Tuesday (5th...

Russian Pacific Fleet Visits Brunei

A task force of the Russian Pacific Fleet completed its visit to Brunei on Thursday and will continue fulfilling its mission in...

Russian Navy to Upgrade Three Nanuchka Class Corvettes

Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to place an order for the upgrade of three more Project 1234 missile corvettes for the Pacific Fleet...

Helicopter Crash Occurred on Italian Destroyer

According to the information gathered from sources, a helicopter crashed aboard the Italian destroyer yesterday night (6th November). Italian Navy's AW101 helicopter crashed...

Japan Launches Final Soryu Class Diesel Electric Submarine

JMSDF held the naming and launch ceremony of the newest submarine named “TORYU” at Kobe Works, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. “TORYU” is...

Trident Jupiter 2019 Computer Based Exercise Commences at NATO JWC

TRIDENT JUPITER 19-1, a two-level (strategic/operational) Computer-Assisted Command Post Exercise involving personnel from more than 30 NATO Member and Partner Nations, as...

Malaysia’s LCS project faced latency due to the contractor’s failure

Royal Malaysian Navy has encountered a shocking incident about its LCS project. The Maharaja Lela (Gowind)-class littoral combat ship (LCS) programme is...

Royal Thai Navy selects Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100

Schiebel wins competitive tender to supply its CAMCOPTER® S-100 System to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), according to a press release made...

The Royal Saudi Navy Participates International Maritime Exercise

The Royal Saudi Naval Forces are participating in the International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19), began on Sunday (3rd November) at Manama,...

Pakistan Navy Commissioned Survey Vessel “BEHR MASAH”

According to the official press release of Pakistani Navy on 4th November, Pakistan Navy commissioned survey ship “Behr Massah” at a ceremony...

Turkish Navy successfully fires indigenous anti-ship missile ATMACA

Manufacturing critical equipment for the armed forces is the main aim of many countries. This aim is not easy to realize, because...

Steel Cutting Ceremony for two Type 054 A/P Frigate of Pakistani Navy

According to a press release of Pakistan Navy on 1st November, Steel cutting ceremony for two warships of Type 054 A/P Frigates...

Myanmar Navy’s Newest LPD visited Vladivostok

According to the press service of the Russian Pacific Fleet, Myanmar Navy's new built Landing Platform Dock (LPD), "Moattama", visited the Russian...

Brazil procures new Submarine Rescue Ship “Adams Challenge”

On completion of the negotiations on October 23, The Brazilian Navy has announced that the contract was signed for the acquisition of...

Saab Delivered New Combat Boat “CB90 HSM” to Swedish Navy

Swedish defense company Saab has introduced its new combat boat named "CB90 HSM" with a press release on their website on 24th...

NAVIRIS: A new Joint Venture including Fincantieri and Naval Group

The new naval-mechanical collaboration between Italy and France is planned to be established by the end of the year. Following the announcement in...

Russia to establish two new air combat centres at Kaliningrad and Crimea

According to the Russian newspaper Izvestia, Russian Naval Aviation Command is planning to deploy two new air division headquarters at Kaliningrad and...

South Korea to enforce Navy with four additional PKX-B patrol boats

According to the local sources at South Korea, Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) has announced on Thursday (1st November) that it...

Russia to equip Gremyashchyl-class corvettes with hypersonic Zircon Missile

During his tour at the vessel in Russia’s northwestern city of Kaliningrad on Thursday (01 Nov) President Putin has declared that the...