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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...

Weekly Summary (10-16 February)

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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...
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