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India continues to make medical assistance island nations in the Eastern Indian Ocean

As a part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port Louis Mauritius on 23 May 2020, the Indian Navy announced...

China’s 2nd aircraft carrier leaves shipyard for trials amid COVID-19 pandemic

China's second aircraft carrier "Shandong" (the first indigenously built one) is conducting testing and training missions at sea, the state broadcaster confirmed...

Hellenic Navy frigate HS HYDRA leaves Operation IRINI due to technical problems

According to the Greek local press, Hellenic Navy's MEKO-200HN-class frigate HS Hydra (F-452), that has been participating EUNAVFOR-led Operation IRINI, had to...

U.S., Singapore navies exercise together in South China Sea

The U.S. Navy's Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and the Republic of Singapore Navy Formidable-class multi-role stealth frigate...

Navantia teams with Harland & Wolff for UK Fleet Solid Support Programme bid

Northern Irish shipbuilder Harland & Wolff has joined forces with Spanish shipyard Navantia, to form "Team Resolute", a UK shipbuilding collaboration which...

U.S. Navy again accuses Russian jets of ‘unsafe’ aerial encounter

"For the third time in two months, Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while intercepting a U.S. Navy P-8A...

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Conduct Joint Naval Exercises on Saudi Islands

The U.S. and Saudi forces are conducting routine and joint sustainment training on and around Karan and Kurayn island of Kingdom of...

Leonardo delivers AW139 helicopter to the Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of a new AW139 from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters, after the helicopter was ordered in 2016, the...

Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS)

The mission of ALMDS (AN/AES-1) is to detect, classify and localize floating and near-surface moored mines. ALMDS enables shallow-water warships like the...

Sonardyne Tests Navigation Systems for Autonomous Systems for UK MOD

Marine robotics company, Sonardyne International Ltd. has demonstrated technologies that will aid autonomous vehicle operations in challenging environments under a project funded...

Tests of Russia’s Nuclear Research Submarine, Belgorod, to last until the end of 2021

Tests of Russia's Project 09852 nuclear submarine Belgorod, which will be the first experimental carrier of Poseidon nuclear-powered underwater drones, will last...

Russian and Syrian naval assets conduct force protection drills at Tartus port

Russian and Syrian naval assets have conducted a joint exercise to protect the port of Tartus, where a Russian naval base is...

Baykar Technologies releases a documentary about New Turkish UCAV, AKINCI

The new Turkish unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) Akinci's documentary released yesterday (May 24) on owner company Baykar's YouTube channel, Baykar Technologies.

PLAN Type 051B Destroyer Shenzhen 167 after modernization

Chinese CCTV-7 TV recently released the video of Type 051B Destroyer Shenzen 167 after its modernization. During the modernization period, the destroyer...

Royal Navy’s Wildcat helicopters tested new Martlet missile

The Royal Navy's (RN) Yeovilton-based Wildcat Maritime Force, which includes 815 Naval Air Squadron, has tested new Martlet missiles off the coast...

Philippine Navy’s newest member BRP Jose Rizal arrives Subic Bay

The Philippine Navy’s (PN) first missile-capable warship, BRP Jose Rizal (FF150), finally arrived in Subic Bay on May 23 after its five-day...

South Korean Navy sends 2 destroyers to U.S.-led RIMPAC exercise

The Republic of Korea Navy plans to send just two destroyers to a U.S.-led multinational maritime exercise slated to kick off near...

USS Blue Ridge arrives in Okinawa after 70 consecutive days at sea

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff pulled into Okinawa, May 24, making the ship’s...

Severnaya Verf shipyard launches Project 22350 class frigate Admiral Golovko

Severnaya Verf shipyard (United Shipbuilding Corporation) launched the third Project 22350 frigate, Admiral Golovko. Harbour trials of the ship...

USS Oakland Completes Successful Acceptance Trials

The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) successfully concluded acceptance trials May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the...

US Navy Tests Laser Weapon System

A US Navy warship has successfully tested a new high-energy laser weapon that can destroy aircraft mid-flight. Amphibious transport dock ship USS...

Fincantieri Launches Italian Navy’s 2nd PPA ‘Francesco Morosini’

Italian Navy’s second multipurpose offshore patrol ships (Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura (PPA) in Italian), Francesco Morosini is launched today(May 22) with a ceremony...

Russia to reinforce Pacific Fleet with 6 new diesel-electric submarines

Six Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines will join Russia’s Pacific Fleet soon, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov said on 21st May.

More than 40 warships to take part Russian Naval Parade

Over 40 combat ships, vessels and submarines will take part in Russia’s Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg on Navy Day that...

Turkey to launch indigenous I-class frigate by the end of 2020

The first ship (TCG Istanbul) of indigenous I-class frigate project of the Turkish Navy is scheduled to be launched by the end...

Swedish naval exercise SWENEX-2020 was conducted with the participation of NATO assets

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) joined the Swedish naval exercise SWENEX, between 11 - 21 May, 2020 in the waters of...

US approves $180m sale of Mk 48 torpedoes to Taiwan

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to Taiwan of 18 MK-48 Mod6 Advanced Technology Heavy Weight Torpedoes and related...

Turkmen Navy’s Tarantul Class Corvette fires Kh-35 missile in the Caspian Sea

Turkmen (Turkmenistan) Naval Forces’ Tarantul Class Corvette conducted a live missile firing in the Caspian Sea. The ship fired a Kh-35 Uran...

USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns to Sea

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) is underway for the first time since arriving in Guam March 27. The ship...

Nexeya to produce six LYNCEA Combat Management Systems for the French Navy

Nexeya France, a HENSOLDT company, has received an order of 6 LYNCEA Combat Management Systems (CMS) by French shipyard SOCARENAM. This is...

Russian frigate heads to the Indian Ocean

The Russian Navy's Project 11356 class frigate Admiral Grigorovich has left the Mediterranean Sea and is heading towards the Indian Ocean, the...

Royal Australian Navy commissions Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Sydney

The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned its newest Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Sydney (pennant number:42) on 18th May, the Royal Australian Navy...

Naval Group begins construction of French Navy’s Next-Gen Replenishment Tanker

The first steel plate of the hull of the first of the four Jacques Chevallier-class replenishment vessels of the French Navy has...

Croatian Navy’s future OPV/Corvette BIS 91

The first render images of the Croatian Navy's future OPV/Corvette BIS 91 are revealed. The new corvette will be built by Crotian...

BAE Systems wins the systems integration contract for KC-130J aircraft of the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Aircraft Prototyping Systems Division has awarded BAE Systems a prime position on...

Russia’s Slava-class Cruiser Moscow’s repair to be completed at the end of June

According to TASS agency of Russia, the dockside repairs of the guards missile cruiser Moskva, which is the Black Sea Fleet’s flagship,...

Images of Chinese Navy’s next frigate

Some Chinese social media accounts have shared China's next-generation frigate images today. The frigate, which is Type 054A successor, is referred Type...

Russia’s Baltic Fleet plans to conduct over ten long-distance missions in 2020

Russia’s Baltic Fleet will carry out over ten long-distance missions in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea in 2020,...

Russian Navy to affect the balance of Baltic Sea by receiving corvettes equipped with...

The Russian Baltic Fleet will receive a batch of six Karakurt-class (Project 22800) missile corvettes, armed with the Kalibr cruise missiles; four...

Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)

The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) is a type of aircraft launching system developed by General Atomics for the United States Navy. The system launches carrier-based aircraft by means...

New radar spotted onboard Type 909A class weapon trial ship of China

PLA Navy’s Type 909A weapon trials ship Hua Luogeng (892) was seen while testing a new radar system recently.

13 USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors test positive after recovering from Covid-19

Thirteen sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) have tested positive again for Covid-19 after recovering from the disease and...

Sikorsky signs $905 million deal for 24 MH-60R anti-submarine helicopters for Indian navy

The process for acquiring 24 anti-submarine warfare helicopters for the Indian Navy from the US Company Lockheed Martin has started. An agreement...

Boeing delivers 100th P-8A Poseidon MPA to the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy received its 100th P-8A aircraft from Boeing as the global fleet, which also includes the Indian navy and the...

SAAB delivers A-19 class submarine HSwMS Gotland to Swedish Navy after modernization

A19 Class submarine Gotland was redelivered to Swedish Navy on May 14, after major modernization by Saab Kockums. Now features a new...

NATO assets neutralized 32 mines during Open Spirit exercise in the Baltic Sea

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG-1) and Baltic Naval Squadron have during the two last week cooperated in making the Irbe...

Ford Commences Second Round of Carrier Qualifications

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) commenced its second round of CQs for Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) pilots May 10, with a...

Counter Hypersonics: Defeating the Invincible (Hypersonic Weapons Part-3)

How to stop Hypersonic Weapons? The best approach is a network of satellites so far. Defenders with capable terrestrial and...

Philippine Navy’s first missile-frigate Jose Rizal to set sail home next week

The Philippine Navy’s (PN) first missile-capable frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), will start its journey to the Philippines next week.

Hellenic Navy frigate HS Hydra to participate Operation Irini

Hellenic Navy's MEKO-200 HN class Frigate “HYDRA” set sail from Salamis Naval Base On 12th May in order to participate in Operation...

Egyptian Navy launches fourth Gowind-2500 corvette “Luxor”

The Egyptian Navy launched its fourth Gowind-2500 corvette, named Luxor at Alexandria shipyard on 12th May, the Naval Group has announced via...

Russia’s latest nuc-powered submarine “Knyaz Vladimir” begins the final stage of sea trials

The Project 955A (Borei-A) lead nuclear-powered missile-carrying strategic submarine Knyaz Vladimir has taken to the sea for final trials before it enters...

Hypersonic Weapons (Part-2): Hypersonic Missiles in Use/Development Phase

Hypersonic missiles are currently being developed mainly by the United States, Russia, and China. Other countries besides these three are also developing...

Boeing Awarded $3.1 Billion in U.S. Navy Contracts for Cruise Missile Systems

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a combined $3.1 billion in contracts for Harpoon and Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER)...

Hypersonic Weapons (Part-1): What is Hypersonic Weapon? What makes these missiles nightmare? Why...

Hypersonic missiles and glide projectiles are those which travel at least Mach 5, or five times faster than the speed of sound....

Standing NATO Maritime Group One hold drills with Finnish Navy

NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1) continued its Baltic Sea deployment and visited Helsinki, Finland between 8 and 11 May 2020....

The U.S. Navy commences flight tests of the MQ-8C Fire Scout equipped with ANZPY-8...

The U.S. Navy, with support from Northrop Grumman Corporation, commenced flight testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout equipped with the Leonardo AN/ZPY-8...

Delivery of New Zealand’s new logistic support ship is delayed due to pandemic

The New Zealand Navy's brand new, purpose-built logistic support ship's delivery was delayed due to coronavirus outbreak. HMNZS Aotearoa...

Fire occurs onboard Phillippine Navy frigate after departing Indian port

The Philippine Navy (PN) has confirmed the fire incident that took place onboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) on 7th May just a...

Spain officially joins European Patrol Corvette (EPC) program

Spain's application to participate in the EPC program has been officially approved, infodefensa.com announced on 11th May. According to the defence experts,...

UPDATE: Iranian frigate accidentally hit a friendly ship with C-802 missile

According to the local sources, Iranian Moudge-class frigate "Jamaran" (pennant number:76) accidentally shot friendly vessel named "Konarak" (Hendijan-class general-purpose vessel) with a...

U.S. Navy Submarines join surface ships and aircraft in interoperability exercise

Three submarines joined 7th Fleet ships and aircraft this week during a joint advanced warfighting training exercise on May 2-8 in the...

The Rise of Turkish Defense Industry. What lies behind the Turkish Defense Industry’s Success...

https://youtu.be/FxJQAA6BKsg In recent years, many high-tech Turkish-made products have been showcased at defense industry exhibitions worldwide. Turkish...

Do you know that Pepsi was the 6th largest naval power in the world?

The title of the article may seem strange to readers. Even some of them may rightly think there is a typo here....

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One participates Open Spirit-2020

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) continues its Baltic Sea deployment, taking part in the Latvia-led exercise “Open Spirit 2020” that...

Sea trials of Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier scheduled in fall 2022

The Zvyozdochka shipyard plans to finish the preparation of the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier for sea trials after repairs and upgrades...

EU released the Fact Sheet of Operation IRINI

On 7th May, the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union has released the fact sheet of Operation IRINI, which...

Israel’s Elbit Systems unveils a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability

Elbit Systems introduces a unique life saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), the company announced on...

China conducts naval drills in the South China Sea

The Liaoning aircraft carrier task group has conducted a naval exercise in the South China Sea in late April. According to the...

Egyptian navy’s new Type 209/1400 submarine arrives in Alexandria

The Egyptian navy’s new S43 Type 209/1400 submarine arrived in Alexandria on Tuesday (May 5) from Germany, the Egyptian armed forces said.

Russia’s nuclear drone carrier submarine to float out in late June

The second submarine to serve as a basic carrier of Russia’s Poseidon nuclear-capable underwater drones will be floated out approximately in late...

Why did the US Navy choose Fincantieri’s FREMM-based frigates instead of a US shipbuilding...

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Fincantieri U.S. subsidiary, Marinette Marine (FMM), a nearly 800 million dollar contract for the concept design and construction of the first-in-class guided-missile frigate...

Greece signs contract with Israel Aerospace Industries to lease Heron UAVs

As a result of expanding defence relations between Israel and Greece, Greek Armed Forces has leased naval variant of “Heron” surveillance drones...

HII Awarded Advance Procurement Contract for Amphibious Ship LHA 9

Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $187.46 million advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement...

U.S. Naval Special Warfare Center Resumes Paused SEAL and SWCC Training

Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center of the U.S. Navy resumed two paused phases of its SEAL and Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC)...

Indian Navy launches “Operation Samudra Setu” to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas

Indian Navy has launched "Operation Samudra Setu" (means Sea Bridge) as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas,...

Spokesman of the French Navy: %98 of the infected sailors are healed

%98 of the infected sailors from France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier who tested positive for the coronavirus have recovered and been...

Russia monitors NATO’s activities in the Barents Sea

The Russian Northern Fleet began monitoring actions of a NATO naval strike group in the Barents Sea, divided between Norwegian and Russian...

Delivery of Israel’s first Sa’ar 6 corvette delays due to COVID-19 outbreak

According to Jerusalem Post, the arrival of first Sa’ar 6 class corvette of the Israeli Navy, the INS Magen, will be delayed...

ECA Group wins a contract for modernizing mine clearance robots

ECA Group has been awarded a significant export contract to modernize robots dedicated to naval mine warfare, the company announced on 4th...

Chinese navy commissions two new nuclear submarines

Two new upgraded nuclear-powered strategic submarines have gone into service in China in time for the 71st anniversary of the navy, according...

A gamechanger weapon: Supercavitating Torpedo

Torpedo attack is the worst nightmare of a surface combatant. Because, while it is necessary to launch a dozen of guided missiles...

Lithuania procures 3rd Hunt-class mine hunter from the UK

The UK defense ministry has approved the sale of Hunt-class minehunter ex-HMS Quorn to the Lithuanian Navy, the defense equipment and support...

Austal to build 6 Cape-class patrol boats for the Royal Australian Navy

Austal Australia has been awarded a $324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal...

U.S. Navy and Royal Navy assets conduct ASW exercise at Arctic Circle

The U.S. Navy 6th Fleet (C6F) conducted a bilateral naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the Royal Navy above the Arctic Circle...

UPDATE: Royal Canadian Navy’s Helicopter Accident

The news from the Ionian sea on April 29 burned everyone's heart. A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed into the sea near the...

RIMPAC 2020 to be conducted “at-sea-only” on late August

The U.S. Navy will sponsor a modified version of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 exercise between 17-31 August, limiting it to...

Fincantieri Wins Contract for FFG(X) Frigate Program of the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy awarded a $795-million contract to design and produce the next generation small surface combatant, the Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X))...

China sends new naval fleet to Gulf of Aden for escort mission

The 35th fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on Tuesday (Apr 28) left the port city of Zhoushan in...

German Type 212 submarine taken to dry dock for torpedo tube repairs

Type 212 submarine "U-33" from the German Navy proceeded to the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) yard in Kiel on 28th April, in...

The newest SSN of the French Navy sets out for initial sea trials

After completing its static dive tests successfully, the first-in-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) being built by Naval group is set to start...

South Korea to donate a Pohang-class corvette to the Colombian Navy

According to the local sources, South Korea is planning to donate a Pohang-class corvette to Colombia in order to strengthen naval relations...

NATO helicopter crashes in the Ionian Sea near the Greek island of Kefalonia

A NATO helicopter crashed into the sea near the Greek island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. This was reported by the...

4th Daegu-class frigate launched by HHI for the South Korean Navy

The lead shipbuilder of South Korea, Hyundai Heavy Industries, has launched 4th Daegu-class frigate ROKS Donghae (FFG-822) for the Republic of Korean...

Eisenhower Strike Group of the U.S. Navy participates exercises with French Navy

The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and the French Navy conducted a bilateral, interoperability exercise in the North Arabian...

India’s push for a strong Nuclear Triad in the IOR

India is officially the third-highest military spender in the word at about 71 Billion US$, third only to its nemesis-in-a-garb, China.

Taiwan test-fires land-attack cruise missile “Yun Feng”

According to the reports of the domestic media of Taiwan, a Yun Feng supersonic land-attack cruise missile with 1500 km range was...

NATO SNMCMG-1 participates in Finnish Naval Drills

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) is training with the Finnish Navy over two days between 27-28 April, 2020, NATO Maritime...

HII awarded LCS Planning Yard Contract Worth $107.9 million

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract modification to exercise the first option year of the existing Littoral...

Taiwan unveils locally built patrol ship

The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) of Taiwan unveiled its first domestically built 600-tonne patrol vessel, the Anping, at a ceremony in Kaohsiung...

Russian Project 636.3 submarine begins Mediterranean Sea deployment

The Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet’s Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don has embarked on its deployment in distant waters and will soon...

How many nuclear submarines have been sunk?

The nuclear submarines are the weapons that should be used very carefully, considering the probability of nature and personnel damage caused by...

Pakistan Navy conducts live firing exercise in the North Arabian Sea

The Pakistan Navy conducted Live Weapon firing of Anti-Ship Missiles from the surface and naval aviation units in North Arabian Sea on...

HII delivers future USS Delbert D. Black to the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding...

The U.S. Navy accepts delivery of USS Zumwalt

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants on...

Russia to abandon Lider-class Destroyer project due to economic reasons

According to the domestic media of Russia, the Severnoye Design Bureau has stopped development entirely of its Lider class destroyers (Project 23560),...

Navies vs COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic has been shaking the world for about a couple of months. As known commonly, the dramatic spread of the virus...

The Sale of Södermanland Submarines to Poland on the table of the Swedish Parliament

According to the Polish defence portal Defence24.pl, the Swedish government has begun the official process aimed at approving the sale of two...

U.S. 6th Fleet conducted Photo Exercise with Italian Navy frigate

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) and a P-8A Poseidon...

UMS SKELDAR announces new partnership with 360iSR for innovative ISR training

UMS SKELDAR, has selected end-to-end Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) provider 360iSR to deliver specialist operational support from Concept of Operations (CONOPS)...

Turkish Navy conducts operational readiness exercises in East Mediterranean

Turkish Navy has conducted "Operational Readiness Training" in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean between April 15-17, Turkish Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

NATO SNMG-1 and SNMCMG-1 conduct exercise in Denmark-Norway region

While many exercises and events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak, NATO assets keep exercising. The two Standing NATO Maritime Forces...

Trump instructs U.S. Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats “if they harass our ships at...

US President Donald Trump has given the US Navy to “shoot down and destroy” Iranian vessels “if they harass our ships at...

U.S. Navy and Australian Navy assets knit up in the South China Sea

The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy units came together for operations in the South China Sea starting April 13, the U.S....

What is the weird whistle voice we hear on the naval ships?

As we pass near a naval ship, we hear a shrill voice echoing in the air sometimes. Like many of the naval...

Dutch Navy signed a deal with Leonardo for 127 mm gun

According to the Defense Equipment Organization (DMO) of the Netherlands, a contract was signed with Italian company Leonardo to procure 127/64 mm...

China launches second Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship

The second Type 075 LHD was launched today (22st April) at the Hudong Zhonghua shipyard in Shanghai. The launch was made at...

NATO SNMG-2 assets conduct exercise after returning the Mediterranean Sea

As many activities have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak all around the world, the units of Standing NATO Maritime Group...

Russian Buyan-M class corvette passed the Turkish straits to join Mediterranean Squadron

The Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet’s missile corvette Orekhovo-Zuyevo has started transiting the Turkish straits to join the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean task...

Estonian Navy to procure patrol boats to enhance force protection

According to Estonia state-run ERR agency, the Estonian Ministry of Defence will procure two force protection patrol boats which will be built...

U.S. Navy conducts combat readiness drills in Pacific

Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) led U.S. Navy warships through Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, March 30...

Taiwan Navy apologizes for COVID-19 infections on PanShi Fast Combat Support Ship

Taiwan Navy apologized for a cluster infection of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (possibly happened on a goodwill mission in the Pacific)...

Royal Thai Navy slashes budget to help the government fight against COVID-19

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) will slash its fiscal 2020 budget by 33 percent to help the government fight COVID-19, said the...

Russian pilots intercept P-8A MPA of the U.S. Navy unsafely

For the second time in four days, Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while intercepting a U.S. Navy P-8A...

Iran Army unveils two radar systems

Iranian Army has activated two early warning radars today according to Iranian Defence Media. The new radars are located at the Bandar...

U.S. Navy Commissions USS Vermont

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Vermont (SSN 792), the 19th Virginia-class attack submarine, today, April 18, 2020.  Although the...

First Aircraft for the Turkish Navy’s “Meltem 3” Project arrived in TAI Facilities for...

The first of the Leonardo ATR 72-600 aircraft, which was previously integrated with radars by Turkish Aerospace and will be delivered to...

Russian missile boats conduct live firing exercises in the Barents Sea

Small missile ships Aisberg and Rassvet from the Northern Fleet’s Kola Flotilla of All-Arms Forces held drills with gun firings at coastal...

Babcock announces Type 31 supply chain contract awards

The second round of supply chain contract awards across the UK and Europe to support the Royal Navy’s Type 31 general purpose...

HII begins construction of the newest San Antonio-class LPD “Harrisburg”

Huntington Ingalls Industries recently started fabrication of the U.S. Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Harrisburg (LPD 30). The start of...

More than 1000 COVID-19 cases at French Carrier Charles De Gaulle

Defense Minister of France Florence Parly told lawmakers that 1,081 of the 2,300 people aboard the Charles de Gaulle and its escort...

The transfer of Chilean Navy’s new frigates are delayed because of COVID-19

The Chilean Navy’s new Adelaide-class frigates’ transfer to Chile has been delayed because some of the Chilean crew's Corona Virus tests resulted...

Elbit Systems Integrated Active Towed Array Sonar onboard its Seagull USV

The integration of the Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) for Unmanned Surface Vessels (TRAPS-USV) was completed successfully onboard the Seagull USV,...

USS Porter Continues Operations in Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) has been operating in the Black Sea for four days days on a...

Is the Naval LCA of India a good bet?

The Naval LCA made its first flight on the 27th of April, 2012. It's been almost 8 years since the delta-winged marine...

Vestdavit secures four-ship davit contract with French Navy

Boat-handling systems supplier "Vestdavit" has won a tender from Chantiers de l’Atlantique Shipyard to supply davit systems for four new logistic support...

Iranian speedboats harass U.S. Navy assets in the Persian Gulf

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) vessels conducted unsafe actions against U.S. Military ships by crossing the ships’ bows and sterns...

Why does the US Navy use nuclear power in every one of its submarines...

At present, many important vessels in the United States Navy are powered by nuclear reactors. All submarines and aircraft carriers are nuclear-powered.

Philly Shipyard Wins Big Contract for Training Ships

Philly Shipyard, Inc. has been awarded a contract for the construction of two National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) from TOTE Services, LLC,...

Kongsberg to provide ASW and diver detection sonars to Pohjanmaa-class corvettes

Kongsberg Maritime AS, Sensor & Robotics has signed a contract with Saab to provide Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and diver detection sonars for...

Russian Navy’s newest frigate at Baltic Sea for final state trials

Russian Navy's latest Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov has arrived the naval base of Baltiysk on the Baltic coast for the final...

U.S. government approves possible Harpoon and Torpedo sales to Indian P8Is

According to the declaration of Ministry of Defence of India, the U.S. government has approved the sale of air-launched Harpoon anti-ship missiles...

Russia to sign a deal with Zaliv Shipyard for 2 Lavina Class LHD

Russia is planning to sign a contract worth about 1.3 billion dollars with Zaliv Shipyard located in Crimea for construction of 2...

USS Harry S. Truman strike group to remain at sea to avoid COVID-19

The USS Harry S. Truman will stay at sea in the Atlantic Ocean in order to protect the crew from the coronavirus,...

A sailor from U.S. Carrier Theodore Roosevelt dies from COVID-19 complications

A Sailor assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the U.S....

Russia’s newest Borei-A class nuclear-powered sub to be delivered at June

The Project 955A (Borei-A) lead nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir will be delivered to the Russian Navy by late June and the vessel...

French Navy reports 50 COVID-19 cases aboard Charles De Gaulle

Fifty crew members aboard France's flagship aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the armed forces...

Russian Navy completed exercise at Baltic Sea

Russia’s Baltic Fleet completed its scheduled naval drills that involved up to 20 surface ships and support vessels, the Fleet’s press office...

Rosoboronexport to supply assault boats to Sub-Saharan Africa

According to the press release of Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport on 10th April, it has started implementing its first contract over...

Fire at Chinese Type 075 Helicopter Carrier (UPDATED)

According to Chinese local social media accounts, the first Chinese Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) caught fire while in the dock...

Turkish Navy to protect indigenous LHD against divers with ARAS-2023

Turkish Navy's first indigenous Landing Helicopter Dock, TCG ANADOLU, will be protected against divers with ARAS-2023 Diver Detection Sonar developed by Turkish...

ThyssenKrupp delivers 3rd Type 209/1400 submarine to Egypt

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has delivered the third of four HDW Class 209/1400mod submarines to the Egyptian Navy, the company has announced on...

HII Begins construction of next Arleigh Burke-class destroyer “Ted Stevens”

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke­classdestroyer Ted Stevens (DDG 128) on 6th April, the company has...

NATO SNMG-1 participates UK-led Joint Warrior Exercise

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) participated in UK-led exercise Joint Warrior, wrapping up on 9th April, NATO Maritime Command has announced.

French Carrier Charles De Gaulle to return home due to possible COVID-19 infections

France's aircraft carrier will be brought home early from the deployment in the Atlantic after some crew members (more or less 40...

4th Astute-class submarine arrives her home base

HMS Audacious, the fourth of seven Astute-class attack submarines being built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, left BAE System's Barrow-in-Furness...

NATO SNMG-2 units make a port visit Poti/Georgia

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) units are visiting the Georgian port of Poti between 7-9 April in coordination with the Georgian...

NATO assets clear historic sea-mines along French Coast

One of NATO`'s four standing multinational maritime groups, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has recently conducted a Historical Ordnance...

Iran plans to start building 6k-Tonne Destroyer this year

Head of Iranian Defense Ministry's Marine Industries Organization Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari informed that the country will start construction of a 6,000-ton...

Construction of 3rd Arafura-class OPV begins for Australian Navy

Construction work began on the third of 12 Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) on order for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the...

DARPA announces the progress of NOMARS programme

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program to develop a long-endurance autonomous ship.

Indian Navy to deliver Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhuvir to the Myanmar Navy

India is considering buying more Kilo- type submarines , modernizing existing ones and at the same time handing over a Kilo-class diesel-electric...

What is the Root Cause of the Venezuelan GC-23 Collision?

Venezuela Navy Patrol Ship ANBV NAIGUATA (GCG-23) sank after a collision with cruise ship RCGS RESOLUTE (a passenger ship registered in Portugal)...

Philippine Navy deploys 2 Patrol Boats to increase maritime activities in Visayas

Amid the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine in Philippines, the Philippine Navy (PN) deployed two patrol boats to support maritime operations in the...

U.S. Navy commissions 18th Virginia-class attack submarine

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Delaware (SSN 791), the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine on April 4. Although the traditional...

South Korean Navy builds indigenous submarine detection system

South Korea has developed a new port surveillance system with indigenous technologies that can better detect increasingly quiet submarines and other underwater...

U.S. Navy and Army Attack Helicopters Conduct Integration Operations in Arabian Gulf

U.S. Navy Expeditionary Landing Base ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT), has been...

Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov proceeds to Severodvinsk shipyard for upgrade

The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov has departed from the Russian Northern Fleet’s main naval base of Severomorsk and set off for...

Venezuelan OPV sinks after colliding with a cruise ship

Sad news from Venezuela. The Venezuelan navy OPV GC-23 Naiguata was sunk on 30th March morning after it collided with the Resolute,...

NATO SNMG-2 holds drills with Romanian assets in the Black Sea

As part of their deployment to the Black Sea, the five Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) ships exercised with the Romanian...

Construction of two Russian Ivan Gren-class landing ships behind schedule

The construction of the first pair of the upgraded Project 11711 large amphibious assault ships at the Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic...

Spanish Navy to send LPD Galicia to Melilla to increase hospital capacity

The Ministry of Defense of Spain has decided to deploy the Landing Platform Dock Galicia in the port of Melilla to reinforce...

HII launched Future USS Fort Lauderdale Amphibious Transport Dock Ship

The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi...

Weekly Summary for 23-29 March 2020

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Japanese destroyer and Chinese fishing boat collide in the East China Sea

Hatakaze class Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer "Shimakaze" and a Chinese fishing boat collided on the high seas off the coast of...

U.S. Navy awards Boeing a $1.5 Billion for next 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft

The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, Boeing Co. has announced on...

ROK Marine Corps chooses MUH-1 Marineon attack helicopter

Republic of Korea Marine Corps reportedly chose MUH-1 Marineon's armed variant for its Marine Attack Helicopter (MAH) program over the Bell AH-1Z...

Russia designs 5th generation submarine, Husky Class

According to the Russian online newspaper Gazeta.ru, Russia is currently building fourth-generation submarines and designing the fifth generation. There is only a...

Russian Naval Aviation exercise in Pacific

Russia’s Pacific Fleet kicked off a series of tactical drills in the distant maritime zone in the Far East involving over 20...

Standing Maritime Groups of NATO hold combined drills off the coast of Crete

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) have performed a combined training exercise with the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) mine...

Italian frigate Luigi Rizzo foiled a pirate attack in the Gulf of Guinea

Italian Navy's FREMM class frigate Luigi Rizzo (F 595), which is currently conducting presence and surveillance activities in the Gulf of Guinea,...

The U.S. Navy diverts Theodore Roosevelt to Guam due to increased COVID-19 cases

Due to increases in COVID-19 cases, The U.S. Navy has ordered the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt to pull into Guam and...

Libya Arms Embargo Mission named “IRINI” to begin at the end of March

The EU will launch its new naval mission in the Mediterranean to enforce an arms embargo on Libya in April, after member...

NATO Forces enter the Black Sea to conduct drills with Georgia

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) units entered the Black Sea on Monday, 23 March for routine operations in the area, including...

Russia to accelerate testing of the Zircon hypersonic missile

Russia will speed up test launches of the hypersonic missile Zircon from naval ships: launches from submarines will begin in 2020 to...

Russian frigate Admiral Kasatonov to undergo next stage of state trials

The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov has deployed to the Northern Fleet’s combat training ranges in the Barents Sea for the next...

India decided to proceed with $2.3 billion Turkish shipyard deal

According to the Economic Times and Turkish domestic sources, India is going ahead with a $2.3 billion deal to manufacture fleet support...

NATO forces conduct drills with French Carrier Strike Group

French carrier strike group and its flagship, the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, trained with the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1)...

Bismarck: A battleship preferred to die rather than surrender

While most of the people are locked down to their homes due to coronavirus outbreak, we would like to travel to the...

Weekly Summary 16-22 March

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USS Gerald R. Ford reaches the milestone of 1,000 launches and recoveries of fixed-wing...

The newest US Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) made its 1000th recovery and launch of a fixed-wing...

French Navy helps to evacuate COVID-19 patients from Corsica

Amphibious assault helicopter carrier of the Marine Nationale, FS Tonnerre (L9014), voyaged to the island of Corsica in order to evacuate critically-ill...

Russia claims that the U.S. Navy failed to detect Borei Class Submarine

According to the TASS agency of Russia, the U.S. armed forces failed to detect Russia’s project 955 (Borei class) submarine The Alexander...

Russian under-construction LST Pyotr Morgunov to be commissioned at May

The Project 11711 Pyotr Morgunov landing ship will be commissioned to the Russian Navy in late May this year, the Yantar Shipyard...

U.S. Tests Hypersonic Glide Body

The U.S. Department of Defense successfully tested a hypersonic glide body in a flight experiment conducted from the Pacific Missile Range Facility,...

DAMEN completes combat system installation on 2nd Indonesian SIGMA Class Frigate

Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian...

Naval News Weekly Summary for Mar. 9-15, 2020

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Second US Navy case of COVID-19 at NSA Naples

A second U.S. Navy Sailor stationed at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Capodichino is presumptive positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), following a...

PLA Navy designs drills under “infected area” scenarios

As the country that suffered the most from Coronavirus, China has started to design the naval exercises it performed accordingly. Sailors...

Contract signed for first Korean FFX Batch-III frigate.

Defense Acquisition Program Administration awarded Hyundai Heavy Industries $328 million (₩400 billion) contract to begin system development and subsequent construction of the...

Russia to send submarine in Philippine waters

In what is considered a first, Russia will be sending a submarine to the Philippines for the International Fleet Review (IFR)...

Russian Black Sea Fleet receives Ka-31P AEW helicopters

The Black Sea Fleet's 318th Independent Composite Aviation Regiment has begun receiving Ka-31P AEW&C helicopters. The Ka-31P AEW&C can track foreign ships...

New jammers will make Russian submarines invisible

Russian Navy's new buoys will “hide” Russian submarines. The new jammer buoys will interrupt or hinder all sonobuoy communication channels. The new equipment...

Naval Group signs subcontracts for Australian Attack-class submarines

Contracts for the design of the Main Storage Batteries Stages 1 and 2 for the Attack Class submarines have been awarded by...

HMAS Arunta fires first ESSM missile

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Arunta frigate fires its first Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) off the coast of Western Australia, demonstrating her...

German Navy plans to send a frigate to the Indian Ocean

The German navy plans to send its frigate “Hamburg” to the Indian Ocean in June to conduct port visits and participate in...

Severnaya Verf launches Retivy corvette of Project 20380

The Severnaya Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) floated out the Project 20380 corvette Retivy, the Shipyard announced today (March 12,...

Russia’s Zircon hypersonic missile to be test-launched from underwater

The 3M22 Zircon hypersonic cruise missile will undergo testing from aboard the K-560 Severodvinsk submarine, a source in the military industry has...

Russian Navy’s Project 636 Class Submarines

The specifications of the Russian Navy's Project 636 Improved Kilo Class Submarines and its weapons. Project 636...

Len Industri and Thales to upgrade KRI Usman-Harun’s Combat Systems

On 10 March in Jakarta, Len Industri and Thales signed a contract for the complete modernisation of the KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light...

Textron Systems’ First Next Generation Ship to Shore Connector Delivered to the US Navy

Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. company, announced on Mar.9, the successful delivery of its first next-generation air cushion vehicle, Ship to...

First Australian submarine visit to Brunei

The Royal Australian Navy has conducted the first official port visit by a submarine to Brunei Darussalam. HMAS Dechaineux...

Royal Navy tests unmanned equipment in operational environment for the first time

'Groundbreaking' trials in Norway saw a collection of unmanned equipment tested in an operational setting for the first time, in a number...

Naval News Weekly Summary for Mar.02-08, 2020

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Kongsberg signs NSM contract valued at $21,3m

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with Raytheon Missile Systems for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the US Navy Over-The-Horizon...

U.S. Navy Commissions USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

The U.S.Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during a ceremony on Saturday, March 7,...

UMS SKELDAR launches new SKELDAR V-150 VTOL unmanned helo

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, is launching its new enhanced V-150 Vertical Take-Off and Landing...

MBDA’s Sea Venom Anti-Ship Missile passes first qualification test

The Sea Venom light anti-ship missile made by MBDA has passed its first qualification test conducted by France’s Directorate General of Armaments...

Malaysia decides to keep working with ASELSAN’s weapon systems

The Remotely Controlled Weapon Systems designed and produced by ASELSAN of Turkey will continue to be in service of the Malaysian Maritime...

BAE Systems to support U.S. Navy’s AEGIS Combat System

BAE Systems Inc. was awarded a five-year $188.2 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy’s AEGIS Technical Representative (AEGIS TECHREP) organization with...

Construction of the first Arleigh Burke Flight-III began on Bath Iron Works

Construction of the future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on...

Russian intelligence ship Viktor Leonov arrives in Havana

The intelligence ship of the Russian Navy, Viktor Leonov, arrived on the shores of Cuba, EurAsia Daily shared on 5th March.

DIMDEX-2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

DIMDEX 2020 organization made a shocking announcement at official website that "Following the cancellation of a number of global events including the...

India postpones MILAN 2020 multilateral exercise due to coronavirus concerns

The Indian Navy's multilateral exercise 'MILAN 2020', scheduled to be conducted by the Indian Navy from March 18 to 28 in Visakhapatnam,...

Brodosplit to build four more Omis-class patrol vessel for Croatian Navy

According to the Slobodna Dalmacija news portal of Croatia, a contract was signed between Brodosplit shipbuilder and Croatian Ministry of Defence to...

2nd F125 class frigate delivered to German Navy by Thyssenkrupp-led consortium

2nd F125 class the frigate named "NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN" was handed over by the "ARGE F125" consortium to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr on...

USS Ross Leaves Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) began its south-bound transit from the Black Sea en route to the Mediterranean...

Raytheon is awarded a contract to develop new warhead for Tomahawk

Raytheon Missile Systems Inc. is awarded a $90,421,317 contract for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Joint Multiple Effects...

Zycraft unveils modified “Dolphin” unmanned surface vehicle

Singapore-based unmanned maritime systems developer Zycraft has produced a logistics-optimised variant of the Dolphin rescue unmanned surface vessel (USV), the company announced...

Thales to equip Royal Navy’s Dreadnought Class Subs with cutting-edge Sonars

Thales has been awarded a £330 million contract to equip the Royal Navy Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD) submarines with the latest...

Naval News Weekly Summary for Feb.24-29, 2020

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U.S. Navy applies self-quarantine for ships visit Pacific ports

COVID-19 concerns affect naval activities in the Pacific region. According to the CNN International, the U.S. Navy has ordered all ships that...

U.S. Navy christened future USS Cooperstown (LCS-23)

The U.S. Navy christened its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23), during a ceremony at the...

HII Delivers Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tripoli to the U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ delivered amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) to the U.S. Navy on 28th February. Tripoli will be commissioned later...

Six new warships to join Russian Northern Fleet by end of 2020

The Northern Fleet will soon receive the nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir and the frigate Admiral Kasatonov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at...

RAN’s Air Warfare Destroyer Program is completed after delivery of NUSHIP Sydney

Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) final Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney, has been officially handed over to Ministry of Defence on 28th February,...

Chinese Type 052D class destroyer lased a U.S. Navy P-8A MPA

 A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft was lased by People’s Republic of China (PRC) navy destroyer 161 (Hohhot)  on Feb....

Fincantieri launches the first corvette for Qatar

The technical launch of corvette "Al Zubarah", the first of the class ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within...

Russia sends 2 frigates to East Mediterranean as tension rises at Syria

Russian Black Sea Fleet frigates are passing through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits in their Mediterranean deployment, the Fleet’s press office reported...

First Ship-Based Zircon Hypersonic Missile Test-Fired by Russian Navy

Russia test-launched its Zircon (Tsirkon) hypersonic missile from a ship for the first time when the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov fired...

Exercise Nautical Defender begins in Persian Gulf

The U.S. Navy and the Royal Saudi Naval Forces are participating in exercise Nautical Defender 20 (ND 20), Feb. 23-27. ND is a...

Iran Navy and IRGC Navy ship Recognition and Identification Guide

U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence has published the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy ship recognition and...

Hellenic Navy conducts “Anapnefstir” ASW Exercise

The Hellenic Navy successfully conducted national Anti-Submarine Exercise "Anapnefstir" (means Snorkel) from 12 to 22 February at the southwestern Aegean, Hellenic Navy...

Austal launches 12nd Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel for the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy’s 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched on 20th February at Austal...

Future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119) Passes Builders Trials

The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed Builder’s trials Feb. 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf...

NATO’s Advanced ASW Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA-2020 kicks off in Sicily

NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily, NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) has announced via official...

DARPA Selects Lockheed Martin for “Manta Ray” extra-large UUV program

Lockheed Martin has won a two-year, $12.3M contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) build and demonstrate an extra-large...

Russian Navy and PLA Navy Recognition and Identification Guide

U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence has published the China and Russian government naval/maritime ship recognition and identification guide. Click on the pictures for...

Naval News Weekly Summary for Feb.17-23, 2020

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Naval Group unveils new system to coordinate the deployment of autonomous vehicles

The Naval Group, one of the leading naval defense companies of Europe, presents its solution to address the trends of the modern...

Brazilian navy goes into alarm because of espionage-suspected Russian Ship

According to the local press in Brazil, the Brazilian Navy has been monitoring a Russian research and intelligence ship for a week...

Situation of Indian Navy’s plans for third aircraft carrier

The Indian Navy is firm on its plans to have a third aircraft carrier despite Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)'s scepticism, and...

Russia signs deal for two more Borei-A strategic nuclear-powered subs

According to the local sources in Russia, Russia’s Defense Ministry is set to sign a contract with the United Shipbuilding Corporation in...

China navy drills in Pacific

Chinese South Sea fleet is holding military exercises in the vicinity of International Date Line in Pacific. Chinese 161st Task Force composed of...

U.S. Navy Equips First Destroyer with Drone-Stopping Laser

The U.S. Navy recently installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN), a laser weapon system that allows a ship to counter...

USS Colorado Returns Home

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788) returned from its maiden deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London...

HMS Montrose Captures Drugs Worth £6m In the Gulf of Oman

Royal Navy Sailors and Royal Marines bagged more than a tonne of cannabis when they intercepted drug smugglers on the infamous Hashish...

Virtual Reality programme for Royal Netherlands Navy

Technical students from the Royal Netherlands Navy can now make virtual acquaintance with naval ships, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has announced...

Naval Group unveiled its cooperation plan with Greece

During an event at the French Embassy on the 13th of February, Naval Group unveiled its long-term cooperation plan developed to support...

Yantar Shipyard to resume the construction of Russian Oceanographic Research Vessel

Yantar Shipyard and the Russian Ministry of Defense signed an additional agreement to extend the contract for the construction of oceanographic research...

Damen-led huge consortium to contribute Dutch combat support ship

The contract for construction of the new supply ship HNLMS Den Helder was signed by more than a hundred (mainly) Dutch companies...

GRSE delivers 4th Kamorta-class ASW corvette to Indian Navy

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), delivered 4th and last Kamorta-class (also called as P-28 class) ASW corvette "INS Kavaratti" to...

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Hamilton visits Singapore

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit Feb. 18, the U.S....

Russian Baltic Fleet ships left homeport for Atlantic deployment

According to the statement of the Russian Baltic Fleet's press office on 19th February, a naval force composed of Steregushchiy-class corvette "Stoiky"...

Backbone of the Australian Navy departs Sydney for “Fleet Certification Period 2020”

Major combatants of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Stuart, Hobart, Arunta and Sirius departed Sydney on 17th February in order to begin...

Modernized Lynx 95 Helos of the Portuguese Navy Conducts First Flight

The first of the five Super Lynx Mk95 helicopters of the Portuguese Navy, which are in the modernization process at the Leonardo...

Harbour trials of Karakurt Class Corvette “Odintsovo” begins

Project 22800 Karakurt class corvette named "Odintsovo", built at the Pella shipyard in St. Petersburg, begun moored trials at Pella shipyard (located...

Estimated cost of the fire occurred at Russian Carrier Kuznetsov

2 months after the lethal fire occurred onboard of Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the question concerning the cost of the incident...

Chinese naval ships conduct combat training in Gulf of Aden

The 34th Chinese naval escort taskforce composed of guided-missile destroyer Yinchuan (Hull 175), guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571)  and comprehensive supply ship...

Bell Boeing delivers first CMV-22B Osprey to the U.S. Navy

Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., delivered the first CMV-22B Osprey, which is the V-22 variant the U.S. Navy will use for transporting...

Freire shipyard launches new oceanographic vessel “Belgica” of Belgian Navy

The oceanographic research vessel “Belgica” was launched at Freire shipyard premises in Vigo on 11th February 2020, Freire Shipyard announced on 12th...

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Venezuela kicks off “Bolivarian Shield 2020” exercise with 2.3 million combatants

The National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB) began the 2020 Bolivarian Shield military exercises on Saturday (15th February), in order to prepare all...

MBDA’s new MARTE ER anti-ship missile hits the target in second test firing

MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its second firing carried out at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze del Salto di Quirra) test...

Russian Navy Be-200ES Amphibious Aircraft Performs Its Maiden Flight

The first Beriev Be-200ES amphibious aircraft ordered by the Russian Navy has performed its maiden flight on Feb. 14, United Aircraft Corporation...

Theodore Roosevelt and America Strike Groups Conduct Operations in U.S. 7th Fleet

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and the America Expeditionary Strike Group joined forces to conduct Expeditionary Strike Force operations in support...

U.K. MoD announces £4m Artificial Intelligence warship contracts

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced the first wave of £4 million funding The funding aims to revolutionise the way warships...

Ghenova signs contract with Brazil Navy for two unfinished OPVs

Spanish engineering company Ghenova has awarded its first contract with the Brazilian Navy (Marinha de Brasil) worths$ 6.4 million to complete the...

Russian Baltic Fleet to conduct drills with participation over 20 assets

The Russian Baltic Fleet’s naval group comprising over 20 ships and vessels has deployed to the sea for accomplishing combat training assignments...

Argentine Navy’s new OPV ARA Bouchard finally arrives homeport

After cruising 6,800 nautical miles from Toulon, Argentine Navy's new Oceanic Patrol Vessel (OPV) named ARA Bouchard (pennant number P-51) arrived Mar...

Philippines Navy succesfully tested first missile frigate’s main gun

According to the state news agency of Philippines, test-firing of the 76-mm main gun of the country's first purposedly designed missile frigate,...

Pakistan Navy Commissions 2300 Ton Corvette, PNS Yarmook

Pakistan Navy has commissioned a 2300 Tonnes Corvette PNS YARMOOK (F-271) – a Damen OPV 1900 – in a ceremony held at Constanta...

US Navy seizes illegal weapons in Arabian Sea

The U.S. Navy  captured a cache of illegal, Iranian-made weapons, including about 150 anti-tank missiles, from a small sailing vessel in the...

Structural and outfitting work of INS Vikrant complete

The main structural and outfitting work of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), INS Vikrant, has been completed, the government said on...

India finalizes $3.5 bn deal for 6 Apaches and 30 Armed Naval Helos

Indian navy keeps strengthening. According to The Times of India, Indian government has finalized two more mega defence deals with the United...

Malta and Netherlands’ naval assets conduct manoeuvres at sea

The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) and the Royal Netherlands Navy conducted manoeuvres at sea between the 7 and 8 February 2020...

USS Maine Successfully Tests Trident II D5LE Missile

The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Maine (SSBN-741), an...

U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Kansas City (LCS 22)

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) on February 12 during a ceremony at Austal USA...

Saab Signs Partnering Agreement with Australian Department of Defence for Combat Management Systems

Saab has signed an Enterprise Partnering Agreement with the Australian Department of Defence to provide combat management systems across all the Royal...

The new details of Iranian Trimaran Frigate, “Safineh”

The new graphic rendering of Iranian trimaran warship "Safineh"  published by Iranian  http://www.military.ir/ web page. The ship was first unveiled on Nov...

Canada’s submarine fleet spent ‘zero days’ at sea last year

According to the Canadian Department of National Defence, Royal Canadian Navy’s submarines were tied up last year for repairs and maintenance and...

Damen delivers POLA Class OPV to the Mexican Navy

The Mexican Navy (Semar) held a ceremony to mark the end of the acceptance and delivery period for Patrullera Oceánica de Largo...

Polish Navy to Procure Saab’s SAROV Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Saab has received an order for deliveries of Double Eagle SAROV systems to be used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations, the company...

Sevmash Shipyard to deliver Borei Class Sub to Russian Navy within 1.5 months

The Project 955A (Borei-A) lead nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir will be delivered to the Russian Navy in about a month and a...

India to Recieve Two Guided Missile Frigates from Russia by 2024

According to the Federal Service for Technical and Military Cooperation (FSTMC), Russia’s Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad will deliver the first two modified...

Hard cruise to the U.K: HNLMS Rotterdam struggles in heavy seas

Royal Netherland’s Navy’s Amphibious Transport Vessel Rotterdam has faced heavy seas during her voyage to the Plymouth for Flag Officer Sea Training...

Laser-guided Excalibur S munition hits moving targets in US Navy test

Cannon-launched projectile can now engage moving targets Raytheon Company's new Excalibur S precision-guided munition scored direct hits on moving targets in a U.S....

Argentine court accuses Argentinian Navy for the sunken submarine “San Juan”

About the investigation of the Argentinian submarine ARA San Juan, which sank with 44 people on board in November 2017, interesting developments...

Rosoboronexport and DRDO to develop missile propellants together

Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) signed a contract at the DefExpo international arms show...

Thales to provide mission systems for the Type 31 Frigate

Thales, as part of Babcock Team 31, has been selected to deliver the digital heart of the UK’s next generation frigates. Thales...

USS Little Rock Departs on Maiden Deployment to Central America

The scheduled deployment will encompass areas of the Caribbean, Central America, South America and surrounding waters. Beginning its maiden deployment, USS Little Rock...

LCS-19 (St.Louis) officially delivered to U.S. Navy

Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine delivered the future USS St. Louis, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, to the U.S. Navy, Lockheed...

US carrier Gerald R. Ford completed Aircraft Compatibility Tests

The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) of the U.S. Navy completed Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) at Jan. 31, following...

Indian Navy to commission third Scorpene submarine at the end of 2020

According to the local press of India, the third Scorpene submarine, Karanj, will be delivered to the Indian Navy by December and...

Hydroid Robotics acquired by HII in alliance with Kongsberg

According to the press release of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on 4th February that it has entered into an agreement to acquire...

Boeing and U.S. Navy Link Manned&Unmanned EA-18G Growlers Successfully

According to the press release of Boeing Company on 4th February, Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully flew two autonomously controlled EA-18G...

Japanese destroyer leaves Yokosuka port for Middle East mission

Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer Takanami (pennant number:110) left the Yokosuka port on  2nd February for the mission to gather intelligence...

Russian naval assets conducts drills in Atlantic

According to the press release of Russian Northern Fleet’s press office on 3rd February, large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov and amphibious...

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Sea after Two Years

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting...

Keel laying for the second K130 Batch 2 Corvette of German Navy

Wolgaster Peene shipyard of Lürssen Defence Co. laid keel of the second K130 Braunschweig class corvette named "Emden" on 30th January, German...

FB Design to build 15 patrol boats for Hellenic Coast Guard

Hellenic Coast Guard signed a contract with Italian shipyard FB (Fabio Buzzi) Design to acquire fifteen FB 56' SF patrol boats on...

Turkey’s indigenously-built LHD “TCG ANADOLU” to start harbour trials

Recent statement about construction activities of TCG ANADOLU, the under-construction Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) of the Turkish navy, was made by the...

Indian Navy Begins ‘Operation Vanilla’ for Humanitarian Assistance at Madagascar

According to the press release of Indian Ministry of Defence on 29 January, Indian Navy Ship Airavat, whilst mission deployed in the...

Singapore Navy commissioned final three Littoral Mission Vessels

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commissioned three of its newest Independence-class littoral mission vessels (LMVs) at Tuas Naval Base on...

Russia to build world’s most powerful icebreaker

The Russian government has allocated $2 billion to build a goliath high-tech nuclear icebreaker it claims will keep the Arctic ice free...

Philippine Navy to decommission 22 vessels this year

The Philippine Navy is set to decommission 22 vessels in 2020 to save on maintenance costs and to make way for the...

Russian Frigate visits Limassol in Mediterranean deployment

The Black Sea Fleet missile frigate Admiral Essen has called at the port of Limassol, the Fleet’s press office reported on 30th...

Indian navy to welcome new ASW stealth corvette soon

According to the local press at India, Garden Reach Shibuilders and Engineers (GRSE) is set to deliver anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS...

Cold Launch vs. Hot Launch

Launching a missile isn't as easy as pressing the red button. It takes a lot of engineering and science to ensure safe...

India test-fires sub-launched ballistic missile for the second time in a week

Indian Navy successfully test-fired the 3500-kilometre strike range K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile on January 24. “The K-4 is an intermediate-range SLBM (Submarine...

MAN to manufacture engines of Royal Thai Navy’s new patrol vessels

According to the press release of MAN Energy Solutions on 24th January, MAN Energy Solutions has awarded the contract to supply the...

Russian Minesweepers conduct drills at the Black Sea

The Black Sea Fleet’s minesweepers Kovrovets and Ivan Golubets held drills in the Black Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on 25th...

24 hours in stormy weather

On his way to the United States to train with a U.S. carrier strike group, frigate Iver Huitfeldt was caught in a...

U.S. Navy’s Triton UAS Arrives in 7th Fleet

The U.S. Navy’s first MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have arrived in Guam for their initial deployment in the Pacific theater. Unmanned...

First female Chief of Swedish Navy: Ewa Skoog Haslum

On 21st January, Ewa Skoog Haslum, former Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish National Defense College, was appointed as "Chief of Navy" with a...

Fincantieri launches 10th and last FREMM Class Frigate for Italian Navy

According to the press release of the Italian Navy on January 25, the launching ceremony of the tenth European Multi-Mission Frigate took...

Dutch frigate De Ruyter completed preparations for Strait of Hormuz mission

According to the statement of Ministry of Defence of Netherlands on Friday (24th January), the air defense frigate HNLMS De Ruyter will...

China to stop building corvettes as navy prefers destroyers

China will reportedly stop building its Type 056 corvettes after the navy shifted its focus to ordering bigger warships for high sea...

Chinese unmanned mini-destroyer “JARI” in sea trials

The PLA Navy unmanned surface vessel conducted its first sea trials, according to Ordnance Industry Science Technology. The 15 meter vessel, dubbed as...

Russian naval assets to conduct exercise at Caspian Sea

According to the report of Russia’s Southern Military District's press office on January 23, the crew of Caspian Flotilla ships and vessels...

USS Detroit Completes Its Monthly Maintenance

The US Navy press release has revealed that Littoral Combat Ships like USS Detroit require one week of maintenance each month, and...

Egypt and Saudi Arabia conduct “Morgan-16” exercise at Red Sea

The activities of the joint Egyptian-Saudi maritime training "Morgan-16" were launched, the activities of which are taking place within the scope of...

Russian and Japanese warships conduct anti-piracy drills in the Arabian Sea

Russian Navy ships and a destroyer of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force completed their joint anti-piracy drills in the Arabian Sea, the press...

Russia to build five more Project 23130 logistic support tankers

The Russian Navy will receive five more Project 23130 logistic support tankers similar to the vessel Academician Pashin that entered service with...

Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight

The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The CMV-22B...

Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Arrives in San Diego after 295-day Deployment

The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group arrived at Naval Air Station North Island Jan. 20, marking the end of a 10-month deployment...

Russian Navy’s “Gremyashchiy” Class corvette completes its sea trials

First of its class, the "Gremyashchiy" corvette completed its sea trials and its ready to join the Navy. The project 20385 “Gremyashchiy” completed...

BrahMos equipped Sukhoi-30 MKI to keep eye on Indian Ocean

The Indian Air Force inducted a squadron of Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter planes at its Thanjavur airbase on Monday (Jan 20) The Indian Air...

India successfully test-fires K-4 Ballistic Missile

Further strengthening its capabilities to hit enemy targets from submarines, India on Sunday successfully test-fired the 3,500 km strike range nuclear-capable K-4...

US Navy announces aircraft carrier CVN81 will be named USS DORIS MILLER

Acting Secretary of the U.S. Navy Thomas B. Modly will name a future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of World...

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group departs for Indo-Pacific deployment

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) departed San Diego for a scheduled Indo-Pacific deployment, the U.S. Navy announced at official website...

Royal Malaysian Navy’s first littoral mission ship (LMS) arrives Malaysia

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN)’s Chinese-made first littoral mission ship (LMS), the KD Keris, arrived safely at the Sabah naval base on...

Philippines Navy sends a naval force to Mid-East to evacuate OFWs

Philippine Navy sent two warships (BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16)) to Middle East in order to to...

4th Alexandrit Class Minesweeper to float out January 29

The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg in Russia’s northwest will float out the Project 12700 fourth serial-produced minesweeper Yakov Balyayev on January...

The Finnish Navy received the first upgraded Hamina-Class Missile Boat

The first modernised Hamina-class vessel has been delivered Finnish Navy (Merivoimat), Finnish Navy announced on 15th January via official website. Work to refit...

Egypt conducts “QADER 2020” exercise with the participation of combined units

Egyptian Armed Forces has conducted "Qader 2020" large scale exercise with attendance of the Naval Force, the Special Forces, and the Border...

Japan launches new Ocean Survellience Ship “AKI”

The naming and launch ceremony for the newest Ocean Surveillance Ship “AKI” was held at Mitsui E&S shipbuilding Co. Tamano Shipyard on...

Naval Group delivers ARA Bouchard OPV to Armada Argentina

The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) L’Adroit has adopted the Argentinian flag and becomes the A.R.A. BOUCHARD. The first one of the four OPVs...

“NAVIRIS” JV consists of Fincantieri and Naval Group is fully operational

The first board meeting of Naviris, the joint venture between Fincantieri and Naval Group, took place, Naval Group has announced on 14th...

Zaliv Shipyard in Crimea to build Helo-Carrier for the Russian Navy

The Zaliv Shipyard in Crimea confirmed its technical readiness to build two universal amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy, the Shipyard...

China-Pakistan Sea Guardians 2020 joint exercise concludes fleet drills

As the last cleat hitch of China’s guided-missile frigate Yuncheng (Hull 571) was tied to the dock at 3 p.m. on January...

HMAS Toowoomba leaves home for sixth Middle East deployment

According to the announcement of the Royal Australian Navy on 13rd January, The Anzac Class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has departed her homeport...

Dutch Damen Shipyard wins contract for German Navy’s multi-purpose combat ship

The German Navy's new warship "MKS 180" is to be built under Dutch leadership at Blohm and Voss in Hamburg. The Damen...

Keel laid for future USS John Basilone at Bath Iron Works Shipyard

According to the announcement of the U.S. Navy, The keel of the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122) was ceremoniously laid at...

Russia and Japan navies to hold drills in the Gulf of Aden

The Russian Baltic Fleet’s guard ship Yaroslav Mudry, the tanker Yelnya and the sea tug Viktor Konetsky accomplishing their long-distance deployment missions...

Why are the decks of Russian ships red?

The decks of the Russian ships are painted with a "red lead" rustproofing/anti-corrosive paint. Many nations do this but then topcoat the...

China’s first Type 055 destroyer Nanchang commissioned

The Nanchang, China's first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People's Liberation Army Navy on Sunday morning in the port...

Naval Tejas LCA lands on INS Vikramaditya for the first time

A prototype of the naval version of the light combat aircraft landed and took off from the India's sole aircraft carrier INS...

U.S. approves Singapore to buy up to 12 F-35B stealth fighters

The U.S. State Department on 9 January approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of F-35B Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) stealth...

Indian aircraft carrier Vikrant to be delivered to navy in 2021

INS Vikrant likely to be commissioned by early 2021 according to the Indian  PTI News Agency.    The manufacturing of the country’s first indigenous...

The 2020 plans for the Turkish Navy

Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries announced its 2020 plans for the Turkish Navy:   2x Emergency Response Diving Support Boats will be commissioned. Amphibious Assault...

The detailed drawings of the Indian Navy’s new carrier-based aircraft

Indian NTDV released the detailed drawings of the Indian Navy's new carrier-based aircraft design. Dubbed Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter(TEDBF) is being studied...

China, Pakistan kick off “Sea Guardians-2020” naval exercise in Karachi

The PN-PLAN Bilateral Exercise, code-named Sea Guardians-2020, kicked off at the Pakistan Navy Dock Yard in Karachi, Pakistan on the morning of...

U.S. 2nd Fleet Declares Full Operational Capability

Seven months after reaching initial operational capability, U.S. 2nd Fleet achieved full operational capability Dec. 31. Since its reestablishment in August 2018, Vice Adm....

Indonesian Military on Full Alert in North Natuna Sea After Border Intrusion by Chinese...

The Indonesian Military has raised combat alert for its forces stationed in the Natuna archipelago – in the south part of the disputed South China Sea...

Inspiring Author of Naval Tactics Wayne Hughes Died at Age 89

A life dedicated for the navy comes to the end, naval tactician Wayne Hughes, dean emeritus at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School...

Brazil to sign the contract for Tamandare class frigates in February

According to an article shared by Defesa Aérea&Naval news portal of Brazil on 30th December, after a year of uncertainty, the Brazilian...