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NATO forces finish their Black Sea deployment

As part of their deployment, NATO Standing Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) participated in the...
submersible

Russia to unveil the latest submersible vehicle at Army-2020

Visitors of the Army-2020 international military and technical forum will be able to see the Vityaz-D unmanned deep-sea submersible that submerged to...
Anzac

Australian Navy outfits Anzac class frigates with new sonar system

The Australian Navy has upgraded its Anzac Class Frigates with Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System (BSAPS) under SEA 1408 Project Phase 2.
Pelican

Singapore and Brunei navies hold bilateral exercise named Pelican

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) have concluded the bilateral Exercise Pelican, Singapore Ministry of Defence announced....
Iran

Iran attacks the “Fake” US Aircraft Carrier during the exercise

Iran commenced the annual “Great Prophet 14” naval exercises on 27th July, an exercise designed to demonstrate Iranian air and naval power...
Hellenic Navy

Hellenic Navy commissions 6th Super Vita-class FAC

Hellenic Navy commissioned 6th Super Vita-class (Roussen-class) guided missile fast attacking craft "Karathansis (pennant number: P-78)" with a ceremony held at Scaramanga...

Outgoing Israeli naval commander claims Hezbollah is ‘planning maritime attacks’

The outgoing naval commander of Israeli Navy’s Haifa base claimed that Hezbollah has plans to attack Israel via sea, Middle East Monitor reports.

Eisenhower Strike Group Exercises with Hellenic Navy

The Dwight D. Eisenhower (IKE) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) participated in surface exercises with the Hellenic Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, July...

Russian navy to get hypersonic nuclear weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the Russian navy will be armed with hypersonic nuclear weapons and underwater nuclear drones, which the...
Navy Day

Russia celebrates Navy Day with Naval Parades

The Main Naval Parade for the "Russian Navy Day" was held in St.Petersburg near the Neva River and the Port of Kronstadt...

China’s AG600 amphibious aircraft completes maiden flight over sea

 China's independently developed AG600 large amphibious aircraft conducted its first flight from the sea surface on Sunday (Jul 26) in the coastal...

Indonesian Navy holds naval exercise in the South China Sea

The Indonesian Navy has conducted a four-day exercise in the Java Sea and the South China Sea, the contested waterway where tensions...
Russian Navy

Russian Navy to get hypersonic weapons-equipped frigates by 2025-2026

The Russian Navy will get two Project 22350 frigates - Admiral Yumashev and Admiral Spiridonov - equipped with hypersonic weapons in 2025-2026,...
OCEA

Ukraine to procure 20 patrol boats from French OCEA

France’s OCEA Shipyard sealed a contract with Ukraine worths €136 million for the supply of 20 patrol boats to the State Border...
Navy Day

Russia is ready to celebrate annual Navy Day

The final rehearsal of the Main naval parade for Russian Navy Day which will take place on July 26, took place in...
Nimitz

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group joins U.S. 5th Fleet

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the flagship of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area...

Russian Zaliv Shipyard launches new Karakurt-class corvette Tsiklon

The Zaliv Shipyard in Kerch on the Crimean Peninsula floated out the Project 22800 Karakurt-class cruise missile corvette Tsiklon, TASS agency reported

Spanish Navy Assists USS Porter with MEDEVAC

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) was assisted by the Spanish Navy in a non-emergent medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) to...

Russian Navy air defense forces shadow German and US air assets over Baltic and...

The air defense quick reaction alert forces of Russia’s Black Sea and Baltic Fleets shadowed US and German air assets over the...

Navantia launches the first Corvette for Saudi Arabia

Navantia successfully carried out at the launching of AL-JUBAIL, the first of five corvettes built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF)...
Raytheon

Raytheon delivers first SPY-6 radar array to U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, delivered the first AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar array for installation on the future USS Jack H....
Admiral Kasatonov

Russia commissions second Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov

The second Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov has entered service with the Russian Navy, Navy Spokesman of the Russian Navy has announced...
Naval Parade

Russia to show muscles at the annual Naval Parade

More than 250 vessels, about 80 aircraft, some 100 military vehicles and other hardware and about 15,000 servicemen will take part in...

Australia, Japan, Join U.S. for Trilateral Naval Exercise

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Australian Defense Force (ADF), and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group began a trilateral exercise in...

Nimitz Strike Group Participates in Cooperative Exercises with Indian Navy

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

Dutch military helicopter crashes near Aruba, killing 2 crew

A Dutch military helicopter has crashed into the Caribbean Sea near the island of Aruba, killing two of the crew, the Defense...
MIWEX 2020

The U.S. and Japanese navies begin MIWEX 2JA 2020 exercise

Mine warfare forces from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) started Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2020 off the...
Sea Breeze 2020

Ukraine-hosted Sea Breeze 2020 exercise kicks off in the Black Sea

The multinational naval exercise Sea Breeze 2020 commences in Ukraine on July 20. Sea Breeze seeks to build combined...

USS Bataan returns from deployment

The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are returning from deployment this month, marking the end...

The maritime version of China’s CH-5 drone makes first test flight

China recently conducted the first flight test of a maritime version of the domestically developed CH-5 drone. The new version of the...
STM ECDIS

STM Defence develops Turkey’s first internationally-approved ECDIS

Turkish leading defence company "STM" which has a key role in meeting critical needs of the Turkish Navy, makes an assertive entry...
USS Roosevelt

USS Roosevelt conducts PASSEX with Norwegian Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Norwegian naval assets in the Norwegian Sea...

Russian Black Sea Fleet ships deploy to designated areas in snap combat readiness check

Black Sea Fleet ships deployed to designated areas at naval ranges in the Black Sea as part of a snap combat readiness...
Sevmash

Sevmash Shipyard floats out 2nd Borei-A-class submarine

The first serial Project 955A (Borei-A) strategic nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine Knyaz Oleg was floated out on Thursday, the Sevmash shipbuilding plant’s press...
Thales

Thales to provide high-tech radars for the Royal Netherlands Navy

The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation and Thales signed a contract for the delivery of an NS100 radar, seven Scout Mk3 radars and...
Breeze 2020

Bulgaria hosted Breeze 2020 exercise kicks off in the Black Sea

Bulgaria hosted annual Breeze-2020 exercises has kicked off last week with the participation of 27 vessels, 9 aircraft, and 2,413 sailors from...
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

Bell Boeing delivers first V-22 Osprey to Japan

The United States government has delivered the first Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to Camp Kisarazu on July 10. The Osprey is built...
Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz to outfit Cape-class patrol boats with communication systems

Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) signed a contract with Austal to deliver integrated communications systems for six Cape class patrol boats (CCPB) contracted...
African

African navy orders two Israeli offshore patrol vessels

According to the Africa-based defence portal defenceWeb, an unidentified African country has ordered two OPV 45 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) from Israel...
USS Pinckney conducts freedom of navigation ops

U.S. Navy assets conduct freedom of navigation operations in different regions

The U.S. Navy conducts freedom of navigation operations worldwide to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to uphold the rights, freedoms, access and...
Tripoli

U.S. Navy commissions Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tripoli

The U.S. Navy announced the commissioning of USS Tripoli (LHA 7) on 15th July. Although the U.S. Navy cancelled...

Indonesian naval ship KRI Teluk Jakarta-541 sinks in East Java waters

Indonesian naval ship KRI Teluk Jakarta-541 sunk on Tuesday morning while carrying out logistical duties off the coast of Kangean Island in...
HENSOLDT

HENSOLDT supplies coastal surveillance radar to the Lithuanian Border Guard

HENSOLDT UK, the manufacturer of Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar systems, announced that the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service (SBGS) has selected variants...
SeaFox

SeaFox – The Riskless Solution of Atlas Elektronik for Mine Disposal

What's SeaFox? The Seafox is an anti-mine marine drone. It is a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) manufactured by...

Chinese tracking ship Yuanwang-6 sets sail on monitoring missions

China's space tracking ship Yuanwang-6 departed from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province Monday for multiple spacecraft monitoring missions.
L3Harris MUSV

L3Harris to build MUSV prototype for the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy awarded a $35 million contract to L3Harris Technologies, Inc. for the development of a single Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle...
NATO

NATO Forces return to the Black Sea for two regional exercises

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) units have entered the Black Sea for the...
Hanwha systems

Hanwha Systems working on full unmanned AI-driven underwater system

Hanwha Systems Co. has been working on developing unmanned underwater lineup, including robots and vehicles for deep-water patrol and search operations.
Philippine Navy

Philippine Navy looks forward to procuring Israeli-made patrol boats

The Philippine Navy (PN) eyes to acquire eight Israeli Shipyard Ltd Shaldag-class patrol boats to replace the "PKMs" it is using for...
HASM-2020

Egypt conducts large scale exercise HASM-2020

Amid the escalated tension in the region, Egyptian Armed Forces commenced the large scale military exercise near the Libya border dubbed as...
Seagull

Elbit Integrates a mini-UAS Onboard the Seagull USV

Elbit Systems is expanding the operational capabilities of the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) beyond Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Mines Countermeasure (MCM)....
Saab torpedo 62

Saab receives order for Torpedo 62 life extension from Swedish Navy

Saab has received the first order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the life extension of the heavyweight torpedo system,...
USS Detroit

USS Detroit Completes Counter-Narcotics Deployment

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport on July 11, following its maiden deployment to the U.S....
Hellenic Navy

Hellenic Navy commissions general support ship donated by ex-President

The Hellenic Navy commissioned its second General Support Ship which is christened as HS Iraklis on 6th July at the Salamis naval...
Russian Navy

Russian Navy conducts live firing drills in the Barents Sea

The Russian Navy Northern Fleet’s all-arms strike force led by the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky and supported by Tu-22M3 strategic...
BRP Jose Rizal

Philippine Navy Commissions Its First Missile Capable Frigate Jose Rizal

By Christian Ewan The Philippine Navy (PN) formally accepted its first missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) 3...
Royal Saudi Navy holds MCM drills with the U.S. and UK naval assets

Royal Saudi Navy holds MCM drills with the U.S. and UK naval assets

Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), Royal Navy and U.S. Navy forces participated in mine countermeasures (MCM) interoperability training in the Arabian Gulf...
USS Theodore Roosevelt

USS Theodore Roosevelt returns to homeport after 6-months

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to San Diego July 9, marking the end of their deployment to...

ECA Group selects the UAV SKELDAR V-200 for the Belgian-Dutch mine hunter program

ECA Group awarded UMS SKELDAR a procurement contract to supply the UAV SKELDAR V-200 as part of the naval mine countermeasures...

Chinese Navy’s first comprehensive supply ship Poyanghu decommissioned

A combat support ship flotilla under the Chinese PLA’s Eastern Theater Command held a decommissioning ceremony for the comprehensive supply ship Poyanghu...
E-2D

U.S. approves the sale of three E-2D Aircraft for France

On monday, the U.S. State Department announced that it has approved almost $7.5 billion in potential foreign military sales to five different...
USS Porter

USS Porter departs the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea July...
iXblue will supply navigation systems for 2 Gowind-class corvettes

iXblue to supply navigation systems for Gowind-class corvettes

French shipbuilder Naval Group has selected iXblue to provide navigation systems for two Gowind corvettes, iXblue announced with a press release. These...
Schiebel Camcopter S-100

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 to support Coast Guard efforts for EMSA in Finland

The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes, Schiebel announced with a press release on 6th July....
Odintsovo is the first corvette equipped with Pantsir System

Pantsir Air Defence System equipped first Russian corvette begins state trials

The Project 22800 (Karakurt-class) first small missile ship armed with the Pantsir surface-to-air missile system entered state trials, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral...
Photo from Russian Navy Day 2019

Russian Navy to commission more than 40 ships in 2020

The Russian Navy will receive about 40 ships and vessels of various classes in 2020, Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov said in...
Neptune ASM

Neptune ASM systems to enter service for Ukrainian Navy in 2021

The Ukrainian Navy will receive Neptune anti-ship missile systems next year and deploy them in the Black and Azov seas, Ukrainian Navy...
Atmaca anti-ship missile

Turkey test-fires indigenous anti-ship missile Atmaca

Turkish defence company Roketsan carried out a new test-fire of Atmaca Anti-ship missile on Jul 1, 2020, Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries...

The U.S. and Chinese navies may encounter in the South China Sea

Two US aircraft carrier strike groups were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on 4th July, the US navy said,...
The exercises aimed mutual cooperation in the region

Indian and Japanese naval assets hold exercises in the Indian Ocean

Japanese and Indian warships carried out exercises in the Indian Ocean on 28th June, the navies of both countries announced via Twitter....
USS Fitzgerald Arrives at San Diego Homeport after two years

USS Fitzgerald Arrives at San Diego after two years

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived at its homeport in San Diego, July 02, following more than two years of...
Hellenic Navy's newest FAC HS Karathansis

Hellenic Navy ‘s 6th Roussen-class FAC arrives Salamis base after sea trials

Hellenic Navy's newest Roussen-class (Super Vita) guided missile fast patrol boat HS Karathanasis (pennant number: P-78) arrived Salamis Naval Base after performing...
Hanwha Systems joins South Korea's cluster USV control technology project

Hanwha Systems joins South Korea’s cluster USV control project

Hanwha Systems, a South Korean defense contractor, has participated in a 19 billion won ($15.6 million) government-led project to develop a management...
USS McCampbell (DDG 85)

USS McCampbell leaves Japan for modernization

U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departed Yokosuka, Japan, July 2, for Portland, Oregon, to complete a scheduled a...
the Command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) was officially handed over to Spanish Navy

Spain takes the command of SNMG2 from Italy

During a ceremony held in Rota, Spain, the Command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) was officially handed over to Spanish...

Australia unveils $270b military defense plan

Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have announced $75 billion investment over the next decade into the...
Arliegh Burke Flight III

HII to build one additional Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded a $936 million contract for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III...
Admiral Nakhimov nuclear powered heavy missile cruiser

Russian cruiser Admiral Nakhimov to return service by 2022

The nuclear-powered missile-carrying cruiser Admiral Nakhimov will be repaired and delivered to the Russian Navy in 2022, Head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding...
Hensoldt equipped HMNZS Aotearoa with Naval Bridge System

Hensoldt delivers Naval Bridge System for New Zealand’s newest replenishment tanker

HENSOLDT UK has completed the delivery of a fully type approved Kelvin Hughes Integrated Naval Bridge System (INBS) for Polar-class logistic ship...
Naval parade in Russian Navy Day 2019

Russian Navy Day to host more than 200 warships

About 200 combat ships will take part in parades on Russian Navy Day on July 26 across the country, Russian Defense Minister...
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