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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...
Gremyashchiy

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...
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