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Russian Navy commissions new Alexandrite Class Minesweeper

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According to the Russian local press, a ceremony was held to commission the newest Alexandrite Class Minesweeper, Vladimir Emelyanov (Pennant Number :...

FMM awarded $1.3 billion USD contract to build four MMSC for Saudi Arabia

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According to the press release of Fincantieri on 27th December, the U.S. Navy awarded a Lockheed Martin-led team, which includes Fincantieri Marinette...

Iran, Russia and China completed trilateral exercise

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All the planned stages of the joint naval drills named "Marine Security Belt" between Iran, Russia and China have been successfully completed,...

Russian developers to increase the speed of Zircon Missile over 10 mach

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Russian developers plan to increase the speed of the Kinzhal and Zircon hypersonic missiles to more than Mach 10, or 7,600 miles...

Coastal Patrol Ships Conduct Griffin Missile Shoot

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U.S. Navy patrol coastal ships and U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats conducted an annual test of the MK-60 Griffin guided-missile system in...

Japan decides to send naval force to Middle East

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According to the news released by Kyodo State Agency of Japan on 27th December, Japanese government decided to send a naval force...

USS Ross leaves the Black Sea

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After patrolling about 2 weeks, the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Ross has left Black sea on 28th December, the...

Russia launches Project 636.6 diesel electric-powered submarine Volkhov

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A launch ceremony held for the Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Volkhov for the Russian Navy at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg...

The supply tanker “Academician Pashin” is ready to enter service for the Russian Navy

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The new sea tanker Academician Pashin has successfully completed its trials and the vessel is ready to join the Northern Fleet’s logistics...

China tested submarine launched JL-3 Missile

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China conducted a test of its next-generation JL-3 submarine-launched missile, The Washington Times (WT) reported, citing Pentagon officials who spoke on condition...

Iran to hold four-day naval drills with China and Russia

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Russia, Iran and China will hold four-day joint naval maneuvers that will kick off on December 27, spokesman for the Iranian Armed...

Russia launched Nuc-Powered Yasen-M Class Submarine

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Russian Navy's new nuclear-powered Yasen-M (Project 885M) class submarine Novosibirsk launched today (Dec 25) at Sevmash Shipyard. The Russian Navy currently operates the...

Fire occurred at US Navy’s Avenger Class MCM ship

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US Navy's Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures ship USS CHAMPION MCM 4 suffered a "main mechanical room" fire on Nov 29 at San...

Dutch government decides to build Combat Support Ship for the Navy

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According to the statement of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) on 20th December, Cabinet of the Netherlands’ Government has submitted a so-called...

Russian Shipyard to provide spare part support to Indian Carrier

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The Sevmash Shipyard (part of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation) provides technical assistance to the Indian Navy in servicing its aircraft carrier Vikramaditya,...

China commissioned two more Type 056 Jiangdao Class Frigate

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) recently commissioned two more Type 056/056A Jiangdao-class corvettes (47th and 48th) into service, according to...

Bangladesh procures two Chinese Type 053H3 frigates

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Senior Bangladeshi Navy officials received two Chinese Type-053H3 frigates, Jiaxing (Hull 521) and Lianyungang (Hull 522), in Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard on December...

Raytheon awarded a contract with the U.S. Navy for SM-6 worths $ 1 billion

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Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $1,030,728,427 fixed-price-incentive and cost-plus-fixed fee multi-year contract by US Navy for Standard Missile-6 (SM-6)...

Turkish Navy launched first indigenous Type-214 AIP Submarine

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Turkish state-owned Golcuk Naval Shipyard formally launched the first Type 214TN AIP submarine for Turkish Naval Forces Command on 22 December. The boat...

Russia conducts drills with Syrian naval assets

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The Russian and Syrian navies successfully held their first joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea, Head of the Drills Rear Admiral Alexander...

Mexican SIGMA Class Frigate ARM Reformer Completes Sea Trials

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The Mexican Navy has recently completed Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) for its multi-purpose frigate DAMEN SIGMA 10514, ARM Reformer (POLA 101) ....

Turkish and Italian Naval Assets Conducted PASSEX at East-Med

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According to the statement at official website of the Turkish Navy on 15th December, Turkish O.H.Perry Class frigate TCG Gaziantep has conducted...

Russia to deliver cutting-edge naval assets at new year

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The CEO of the Severnaya Shipyard stated that they are set to deliver the frigate Admiral Kasatonov and the corvette Gremyashchiy to...

Russia to invest for the modernization of Tartus port

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Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov has commented after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus that Russia will spend...

Canada handed over command of SNMG-2 to Italy

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According to the announcement of NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) on 16 December, with a ceremony held at the Taranto Naval Base in...

China commissions second aircraft carrier “Shandong”

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China's second aircraft carrier, named Shandong (Pennant Number : 17), was delivered and commissioned to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on...

Malaysia to conduct open tender for submarine maintenance contracts

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Malaysian Defence Ministry will be conducting an open tender for the maintenance contract of the navy's two Scorpene submarines in 2021, said...

No Plans To Equip Russian Lada-Class Submarines With AIP-Constructor

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Russia's two new Lada-class (Project 677) conventional submarines will not be equipped with Air Independent Propulsion (AIP), Аlexander Buzakov, the head of...

French Frigate Courbet Seized 3.5 tons of drugs at the Gulf of Oman

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French frigate Courbet seized more than 3.5 tonnes of cannabis resin off the Gulf of Oman On Friday (December 13). FS Courbet...

A floating dock with a decommissioned submarine sank in Sevastopol

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After the shocking fire incident at Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier of Russian Navy, a decommissioned floating dock with a decommissioned submarine sank...

Lethal fire occurred onboard Russian Aircraft Carrier, Kuznetsov

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Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday (Dec 12) during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk,...

Israel Shipyards Delivered OPV-62 to Honduran Navy

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According to the domestic press of Honduras, The Honduran navy's new offshore patrol vessel (OPV), General José Trinidad Cabañas (FNH-2021), is planned...

Italy sends a frigate to East-Med to Protect ENI’s drill activities

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According to local press in Italy and Greek Times news portal, on December 6th, the frigate Federino Martinengo (F 596) was moored...

India and Russia Conducts Tri-Services Exercise INDRA-2019

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According to the press release of Indian Navy on 10th December, the Russian Navy ships (Yaroslav Mudry, Viktor Konetsky and Elyna) arrived...

U.S. handovers the command of SNMG-1 to Norway

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Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) has changed its command from the United States to Norway, NATO MARCOM announced on 9th December. Royal...

Damen Shipyards lays keel of Nigerian Navy’s new Landing ship

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The Nigerian Navy began the construction of Nigeria’s latest Landing Ship Tank 100 with a keel-laying ceremony at Damen Shipyards, Sharjah, in...

Argentinian Navy Welcomes ARA Bouchard at Toulon

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Argentine flag hoisted to ARA Bouchard Multipurpose Maritime Patrol Ship with a ceremony held at Naval Group's facilites in Toulon on 6th...

All new Russian ships to have capability to carry Zircon Missiles

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All Russian warships of new Projects can carry Tsirkon hypersonic missiles, President of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov told reporters on...

Wreck of the German sunken cruiser found off the Falkland Islands

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We have been witnessing succesful researches of wreckages of the ships sank during battles at previous century. These are very precious efforts...

DAMEN Completes Combat System Installation and Trials of Indonesian Frigate

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According to the press release of Damen Shipyards on 6th December, Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL have completed the...

First Gremyashchiy Class Corvette of the Russian Navy Starts Sea Trials

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According to the statement of the press office of the Russian Northern Fleet on Friday (6th Dec), the Project 20385 lead corvette...

Turkey’s Newest Armed UAV “AKINCI” Successfully Passed First Test Flight

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Turkey's newest armed drone "AKINCI" successfully completed its first test flight, the manufacturer Baykar Co. has announced on Friday (6th December). The AKINCI...

Russia’s newest Yasen-M class nuc-powered sub test-fires torpedo in the White Sea

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According to the press release of Russia’s Northern Fleet on 5th December, the latest Project Yasen-M multirole nuclear-powered submarine Kazan test-fired torpedo...

USS America arrives in Sasebo of Japan to Replace USS Wasp

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According to the press release of 7th Fleet of the U.S. Navy, Amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) joined the U.S....

U.S. Navy seizes suspected Iranian missile parts set for Yemen

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USS Forrest Sherman warship has seized a "significant cache" of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, according to...

India Claims that Chinese Spy&Research Ship Entered Indian Waters

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According to the Indian Press, Chinese ‘Spy & research’ Ship SHI YAN 1 entered Indian territory near Port Blair in Indian Ocean...

Iranian Alvand Class Frigate Equipped with Indigenous CIWS

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A dangerous and unstable situation in the Middle East, as well as growing tensions and threats, forces Iran to modernise its military,...

Pakistan Hosts International Maritime Oil Spill Exercise “Barracuda-X”

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The 10th edition of International Exercise Barracuda formally commenced at the Headquarters Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on  Monday (2nd December), with...

Russia sends naval assets to Atlantic for long-distance deployment

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A group of the Russian Northern Fleet’s naval assets has left the Severomorsk naval base and set off for its long-distance deployment...

Polish Navy Commissioned OPV After Waiting for 18 Years

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The Polish navy has commissioned new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) dubbed as "ORP Ślązak" (Pennant Number : 241) 18 years after the...

US Navy awards largest-ever shipbuilding contract to GDEB for submarines

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According to the press release of General Dynamics on 2nd December, The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued...

Spanish frigate Mendez Nunez back to home after 7 months of deployment

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Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Méndez Núñez (F-104) of Spanish Navy (Armada Espanola) returned to home port Ferrol after completing a 7-month circumnavigation...

Russian Navy to Conduct Round-the-World Oceanographic Expedition

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The Russian Navy will conduct a round-the-world expedition in 2019-2020, announced Nikolay Evmenov, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy. “In accordance with the...

The Netherlands to Send Frigate to French-led Task Group at the Persian Gulf

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The Dutch government has announced on 29th November that it would contribute a frigate to the European-led mission in the Strait of...

India’s First Indigenous Carrier’s Engines Fired Up

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The construction of India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier has reached the final stages. The engines onboard INS Vikrant being constructed at Kochi...

Iran, Russia, China to hold naval drills at late December

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The commander of Iranian navy has stated on 30 th November that joint Iranian, Chinese and Russian naval exercises in the Indian...

China Established World’s Largest Shipbuilder by Merging CSIC&CSCC

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China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Shipbuilding Industry Company (CSIC) have finalized their re-merger on November 26, creating a new shipbuilding...
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