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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...