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Italy-Egypt to sign mega defense deal soon

The Italian government is preparing to approve the sale of 6 frigates, twenty naval patrol boats, 24 Eurofighter fighter bombers and 24...

Iran’s IRGC receives 112 missile-launching capable speedboats

The naval forces of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) received 112 missile-launching speedboats to boost the offensive power in the country's...

USNORTHCOM Leads Large-Scale Command Homeland Defense Exercise with Truman CSG

The U.S. Northern Command has been leading a major homeland defense exercise on 29th May conducted in partnership with North American Aerospace...

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group-1 holds drills with Estonia

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 wrapped up a 9-day joint training programme with the Estonian forces on 26 May 2020, NATO...

Korean Defence Agency announces the bidding for the next generation destroyer (KDDX)

South Korean Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 29th May that they will start to recruit companies to participate in the...

Northrop Grumman Builds Very Lightweight Torpedo for the U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman has successfully manufactured and tested the first industry-built Very Lightweight Torpedo (VLWT) for the U.S. Navy, the company announced.

EUROMARFOR supports NATO efforts in the Mediterranean

French frigate Courbet started as flagship to NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) along with ITS Carabiniere in direct support by European Maritime...

Sevmash Shipyard delivers latest Borei-A class nuc-powered submarine to the Russian Navy

The improved Project 955A (Borei-A) strategic nuclear-powered lead submarine Knyaz Vladimir has been handed over to the Russian Navy, the press office...

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...
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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))...
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