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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...