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USS Roosevelt Conducts Passing Exercise with Spanish Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Spanish naval counterparts in the Atlantic Ocean,...

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding selects LR for two naval projects

Lloyd's Register (LR) has been selected to provide assurance and certification services to Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group (HZ) for two significant naval projects...
3D illustration of FLOTLOG tanker

Fincantieri cuts steel of the forward section for Chantiers De L’Atlantiqou

The steel cutting of the first of four forward sections for as many logistic support units LSS (Logistic Support Ship) ordered by...
Belgium-Dutch minehunter concept

Belgian-Dutch Minehunter Program passes Functional Review

The Belgian-Dutch minehunter procurement program has achieved the System Functional Review (SFR) milestone on May 23, the Belgium Naval and Robotics announced....
Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) participates in Greek exercise Ariadne on 22 June, 2020 off the coast of Greece

SNMCMG2 participates in Greek Exercise “Ariadne”

After the handover of the command to Greece, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) took part in their first exercise "Ariadne"...
A photographic exercise during Dynamic Mongoose '17, USS Toledo leading the formation

Dynamic Mongoose 2020 Multinational Exercise Kicks off

The NATO Allied Maritime Command-led (MARCOM) exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2020 kicks off in the northern Atlantic Ocean on 29 June with the...
Koreyets small anti-submarine warfare ship

Russian Pacific Fleet conducts drills in the Sea of Japan

The Russian Pacific Fleet’s anti-submarine warfare ships and submarine forces held tactical drills in the Sea of Japan, the Fleet’s press office...
unmanned aerial vehicle

Russia works on vertical take-off capable drones

Russia’s Advanced Research Fund is developing a deck-based vertical take-off and landing drones, Head of the Fund’s National Center for the Development...

PLA to conduct military exercises in waters off Paracel (Xisha) Islands

 The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is going to conduct military exercises in waters off Paracel (Xisha) Islands from July 1st to...

China Becoming Concern for U.S. Commanders in Europe

It seems counter-intuitive, but China is increasingly a concern for the commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and Africa and NATO's Allied Joint...

USS Roosevelt Departs for First Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe Mission

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed its new homeport of Rota, Spain, to execute its first Forward-Deployed Naval...

L3Harris presents new IVER4 580 unmanned underwater vehicle

L3Harris Technologies announced its new man-portable Iver4 580 unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). The new Iver4 580 is the second vehicle in the...

U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Oakland

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Oakland (LCS 24) June 26 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile,...

Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program. Under the...

With 161 Days Consecutively Operating At Sea, Dwight D. Eisenhower and San Jacinto Break...

As of June 25, 2020, the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) and its escort ship, the guided-missile cruiser...

Chinese naval fleet returns from far sea exercise

A far sea joint training fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy returned to base after sailing 14,000 nautical miles...

BAE Systems launches Pacific 24 unmanned boat for the Royal Navy

The first unmanned boat for general duties with the Royal Navy has been by NavyX and BAE Systems, the Royal Navy announced...

USS Oak Hill departs the Black Sea

The Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean...

Rolls-Royce secures a contract with U.S. Navy for propulsion components

Rolls-Royce has secured recent agreements with the U.S. Navy for ship engines, propulsion components and services valued at up to $115.6 million,...

ECA GROUP signed an agreement to detect buried sea mines with seaCHIRP technology

ECA GROUP and SOACSY recently signed a licensing agreement giving ECA GROUP exclusive rights to exploit its developments using seaCHIRP® technology based...

Japan to cancel plans of deploying Aegis Ashore Systems

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono announced on 25th June that the country’s authorities had made the decision to annul the plan of...

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Pulls into Guam for Safe Haven Liberty

The Nimitz Carrier Strike group, consisting of aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), and Arleigh...

U.S., Japan Navies Exercise Together in South China Sea

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kashima class-training vessel JS Kashima (TV-3508) and...

NATO Standing Maritime Group-2 conducts passing exercise with Tunisian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) assets and Tunisian Navy vessels performed a passing exercise in the Western Mediterranean Sea on 22...

U.S. Navy’s First CMV-22B arrives at Naval Air Station North Island for operational use

The U.S. Navy’s first CMV-22B Osprey for operational use arrived at Naval Air Station North Island on June 22, the U.S. Navy...

Russian Navy to commission 5 Alexandrit-class minesweepers until 2022

The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard of Russia plans to deliver five Project 12700 mine countermeasures ships to the Russian Navy in 2020-2022, the shipyard...

U.S. Navy awards $10 billion contract for next-generation Columbia-class submarine

The US Navy on Monday (June 22) announced a $10.3 billion contract that includes funding plans for the next-generation ballistic submarine Columbia...

NSWC Crane and NIWC Atlantic seek latest technology for ANTX 2021 military demonstration

U.S. Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) and Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic are seeking the latest technology...

Greek and Israeli Shipyards signed a cooperation agreement for the Themistocles-class corvette

ONEX Neorion Shipyards of Greece and Israel Shipyards signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of the Themistocles-class corvette during Greek Prime...

General Dynamics seals a contract for Columbia&Dreadnought Class SSBN Fire Control Systems

The U.S. Navy recently awarded a new contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems that includes a broad scope of work for the...

Standing NATO Maritime Group-2 holds drills with Hellenic and Turkish Navies

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMCG2) performed two days of exercises in the Aegean Sea with Turkish and Greek Navies at the...

Lithuania takes the command of NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1

Norwegian Commander Henning Knudsen-Hauge handed over the command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) to the Lithuanian Commander Audrius Venckunas...

Northrop Grumman completed the critical design of Advanced ARM Extended Range Missile

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) following successful design verification tests of key components for the U.S. Navy’s...

Egypt seeks to procure Russian Bastion-P Coastal Missile System

According to the local sources in Egypt, the Egyptian Navy is planning to acquire the Russian super-defense system “Bastion” in order to...

China to dispatch 2 aircraft carriers near Taiwan sooner

According to the local military sources, PLA Navy will send the Liaoning and the Shandong aircraft carrier, with escort ships from three...

Two Carrier Strike Groups of the U.S. Navy Operate Together in 7th Fleet

The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) strike groups commenced dual carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea...

USS Kansas City Joins the Fleet

The U.S. Navy commissioned Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) today, June 20. The Navy commissioned...

U.S., NATO Allies Conduct Maneuvering Exercises in Black Sea

U.S. Naval forces conducted maneuvering and air defense exercises with Bulgarian, Romanian, and Turkish counterparts in the Black Sea, June 19, 2020.

U.S. Navy: Former USS Theodore Roosevelt Commander Will Not Be Reinstated

Following the release of a report into the events surrounding an outbreak of COVID-19 on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, Navy...

Japan detects foreign submarine passing near Amami-Oshima

A foreign submarine was detected as it passed near Kagoshima Prefecture’s Amami-Oshima Island while submerged, the Defense Ministry said Saturday (June 20).

Damen signs the contract for 4 MKS 180 frigates for the German Navy

Damen Shipyards Group and the German Bundesamt fur Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr signed the contract for the construction of four...

Boeing and Kongsberg signed a contract for P-8 Aircraft maintenance and support

Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with plans to expand ongoing cooperation, with...

HENSOLDT to supply new AESA radars for German Armed Forces

Sensor systems supplier HENSOLDT has welcomed the decision by the German Bundestag's release of billion Euro budget for Eurofighter AESA radar and...

Leonardo and Intermarine signed an agreement for a strategic alliance in the naval sector

Leonardo and Intermarine have signed a strategic research and development agreement on new technologies. It focuses on the creation of new generation...

HII awarded advance procurement contract for Amphibious Ship LHA-9 of the U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a third contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $145 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance...

USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) En Route to the Black Sea

The dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) began its northbound transit into the Black Sea June 18, to conduct maritime...

Ukraine to procure 16 Mark VI patrol boats from the U.S.

The U.S. State Department has cleared a possible Foreign Military Sale to Ukraine of up to sixteen armed Mark VI Patrol Boats...

Austal USA Awarded US$43M LCS Contract Modification

The United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded Littoral Contract Ship (LCS) contract. The...

Iran Tests New Naval Missiles in Indian Ocean Exercise

Iran’s Navy launched a naval exercise in the Gulf of Oman and the northern parts of the Indian Ocean on Thursday morning.

UNIFIL Maritime Task Force holds drills with all participant units

The UNIFIL Maritime Task Force (MTF) carried out tactical maneuvering exercises with all six Task Force assets in the Area of Maritime...

USS Porter en route to the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its northbound international strait transit en route to the Black Sea June...

Boeing Delivers First F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to U.S. Navy for Flight Test

Boeing delivered the first two F/A-18 Block III Super Hornets to the U.S. Navy for flight testing. One jet is a...

STRIKFORNATO concludes BALTOPS 2020 Multinational Naval Exercise

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in...

USS John S. McCain certified for return to operations

The crew aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) successfully completed basic phase certification, June 2, following months...

Greece takes the command of SNMCMG-2 from Romania

In a ceremony held remotely due to COVID-19 measures, Romanian Commander Valentin-Catalin Vlad handed over the command of the Standing NATO Mine...

Article: A torpedo for tomorrow’s needs by Saab

Saab has have conducted the first tests with the Saab Lightweight Torpedo (SLWT) from a corvette and a submarine, recently. After the...

Sonardyne’s Vigilant Sonar design is chosen for the Diver Delivery Unit of SubSea Craft

Underwater obstacle avoidance technology from maritime defence and security specialist Sonardyne International Ltd. has been chosen for a new design diver delivery...

Royal Australian Navy’s Seven Ships depart for a period of Training and Tests.

Seven warships sailed in the past week from Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Base East and Fleet Base West to undertake a range of training activities to...

Raytheon’s StormBreaker passes first guided release from Super Hornet in U.S. Navy flight test

Raytheon Missiles & Defense completed the first guided release of a StormBreaker smart weapon from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which will become...

U.S. Navy’s Second Ship to Shore Connector Completes Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Navy’s next-generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Land Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, concluded acceptance trials the week...

Government of Canada awards contract for construction of joint support ships for Royal Canadian...

On June 15, 2020, a performance-based build contract was awarded to Seaspan Shipyards by the Government of Canada for the full construction...

ThyssenKrupp unveils the results of the MUM modular unmanned underwater system research

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Germany's number three defence company and world market leader in conventional submarines, today presented the results of a pioneering...

Indonesia marks the first step towards the acquisition of two Iver Huidfeldt-class frigates

The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has signed a preliminary contract with the representative of Danish Odense Maritime Technology to supply two Iver...

CSBC corporation lays keel for the first LPD of the Taiwanese Navy

Taiwan’s CSBC Corporation has hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the Taiwanese Navy's first-ever indigenously-built amphibious transport dock on 9th June.

“No nuclear damage occurred during the submarine fire” France claims

As we reported yesterday fire broke out onboard French nuclear-powered submarine raged for 14 hours at Toulon Naval Base. Generally, fires occur...

Russia commissions latest Borei-A class nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir

The improved Project 955A (Borei-A) strategic nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine Knyaz Vladimir entered service with the Russian Navy on 12th June, Russia’s Defense...

USS Fitzgerald en route to San Diego after two years of repairs

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Shipbuilding division’s Pascagoula shipyard June 13 to return to her...

Fire occurs onboard French Nuclear-Powered Submarine “Perle”

According to the French LeMonde news portal, a fire has broken out aboard French Navy's Rubis-class nuclear-powered attack submarine "Perle" at Toulon...

Turkish Navy and Air Force hold coordinated drills off the coast of Libya

Amid the escalated tension in the Mediterranean, Turkish Navy and air force conducted coordinated exercises off the coast of Libya, Turkish Ministry...

Chinese naval escort task group returns home

The 34th Chinese naval escort task group returned to a naval port in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, on the morning of...

General Dynamics Gets $104M Contract for US, UK Ballistic Missile Submarine Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has secured a potential $104.2M contract to develop, produce and install systems for the U.S. Navy's Columbia-class and the U.K.'s...

French Navy Submarine test fires ballistic missile in the Atlantic

The French Navy's Triomphant class nuclear ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Le Téméraire test-fired an M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Atlantic off of Finistère, France in the early...

Suppliers sought for Australia’s Hunter-class frigate program

According to an article released by the Royal Australian Navy, ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers despite the challenging...

EDA selects PILUM consortium to lead research of Electromagnetic Railgun project

Following calls for proposals launched by the European Defence Agency (EDA) in 2019, the consortium “PILUM” (Projectiles for Increased Long-range effects Using...

BAE Systems seals a new contract with the U.S. Navy to produce VLS canisters

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce multiple types of Vertical Launching System (VLS) canisters with a total...

German Navy Commissions Its Second F125 Frigate

The second of four German Navy F125 frigates, FGS Nordrhein-Westfalen (F223), has entered service in a ceremony in Wilhelmshaven on June 10....

USS Montgomery Returns from Deployment

Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) returned to its U.S. 3rd Fleet homeport of Naval Station San Diego June 10...

USS Kidd departs from San Diego for Eastern Pacific Deployment

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) departed San Diego to continue her scheduled deployment on 10th June,...

Russian Design Bureau Completes Study on Autonomous Submarine Simulator Surrogat

Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering has completed research on a robotized system capable of simulating nuclear and non-nuclear submarines.

Vityaz-D, the Russian UUV that reached the deepest point of Mariana Trench

There's no doubt that underwater drones will undertake important tasks not only at battle scene but also while working on scientific discoveries....

The Spanish Navy decommissions “Mistral” submarine

According to the Spanish News Portal EDC  the submarine is going to be decommissioned today (June 10) and ends its operational life.

Royal Australian Navy Frigate returns service after AMCAP upgrade

Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) HMAS Anzac frigate has returned to service as the second Anzac Class Frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife...

Leonardo signs a framework agreement for the maintenance of defence systems in-service with the...

The twenty-year agreement is worth up to 70 million Euros and provides for an after-sales support service and the potential future upgrade...

HHI Delivers the New Zealand’s Largest-ever Navy Ship

New Zealand's largest-ever navy ship built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) departed for the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN).

U.S. Navy’s Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups en route to the Pacific

Two carrier strike groups (Nimitz&Ronald Reagan) of the U.S. Navy deployed to the Pacific on 8th June in support of global maritime...

Russia to hold drills in the Arctic as a response to French frigate’s deployment...

The mutual show of power in the Arctic continues. NATO assets and the Russian Navy had conducted naval drills one after another...

Successful First Surface Ship and Submarine Firings of Saab Lightweight Torpedo

Saab has together with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and Swedish Armed Forces have conducted the first tests with the Saab...

Elbit Systems UK Demonstrated USV Capabilities in Anti-Submarine Warfare Trials of the UK MOD

Elbit Systems UK completed a series of Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) trials with the UK MoD. The trials were delivered via Dstl’s (Defence...

Indian Navy commences evacuation of citizens from Iran

Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian citizens commencing 08 May 2020. Indian Naval ships Jalashwa and Magar have...

UK carrier Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth to conduct new flight trials of F-35 aircraft

The Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth set sail from Portsmouth on 7th June to carry out tests with the F-35...

U.S. Carrier Gerald R. Ford Conducts Largest Aircraft Embark

With Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 embarked, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) logged milestones this week during Post Delivery Test and...

BALTOPS 2020 kicks off with the participation of 19 nations

The 49th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 2020) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, kicked off on June 7 in the...

Canadian and the U.S. navies completed the search operations for crashed helo

Canadian and American naval forces have concluded the search and recovery mission for the wreckage of the Cyclone helicopter (with nickname Stalker...

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group begins to return from deployment

Assets of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) began returning home on June 5, marking the end of their deployment...

German Navy ship rescues 32 migrants deported from Greek island in a rubber boat

The German Navy's EGV Berlin rescued 32 migrants close to Lesvos Island, the German Navy announced. On the morning...

USS Theodore Roosevelt leaves Guam as “Mission Ready”

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Apra Harbor to continue its scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific on June 4, the U.S. Navy...

NAVIRIS seals contract with OCCAR for the FREMM R&T Projects

Naviris, a 50/50 owned joint venture by Fincantieri and Naval Group, has signed its first contract regarding FREMM Research & Technology Projects...

ECA GROUP awarded around 4 M€ contract for the supply of steering consoles for...

ECA GROUP is once again awarded the supply of steering and diving consoles for South Korea Navy's 1st submarine of JANGBOGO III...

USS Theodore Roosevelt Passes Carrier Qualifications

The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 completed carrier qualifications June 2, the U.S....

U.S. Navy Concludes Exercise Vigilant Osprey

U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command (NAVNORTH) units completed U.S. Northern Command-led exercise Vigilant Osprey, a major service-integrated homeland defense exercise aimed to...

Hellenic Navy frigate HS SPETASI sets sail for Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini

Hellenic Navy frigate HS Spetsai sets sail for Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini, EUNAVFOR MED announced on 4th May. Another Hellenic Navy frigate...

Keel Laying of the first Milgem Class Corvette for the Pakistan Navy held in...

The keel laying ceremony of 1st MILGEM Class Corvette for Pakistan Navy was held at Istanbul Naval Shipyard of Turkey, Pakistan Navy...

The first indigenous frigate of Turkey to be commissioned by 2023

The contract for the procurement of the 5. MILGEM (National Ship) (I-Class Frigate) which is the first ship in this concept has...

Rolls-Royce seals major propulsion contract for Royal Navy Type 31 frigates

Rolls-Royce is to supply complete MTU propulsion systems for five new Type 31 general-purpose frigates for the Royal Navy, the company announced...

Happy 4th anniversary to B.A.P. FERRÉ

In 2015, Admiral Edmundo Devile, Commander in Chief of the Peruvian Navy, and Admiral Jung HO, Chief of Naval Operations of the...

Turkish ARES Shipyard defining the standards of the Middle East coast guards

Turkish-based shipbuilding company “ARES”, which has come into prominence with its activities especially in Qatar, has launched two fast patrol crafts within...

BALTOPS-2020 exercise to commence next week

The 49th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June...
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