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Austal

Future USS Savannah (LCS 28) christened at Austal USA

The future USS Savannah (LCS 28) has been christened at Austal USA’s ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, Austal announced. The future...
RIMPAC 2020

RIMPAC 2020 participants sink ex-USS Durham during the live firing exercise

Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the RIMPAC 2020 exercise sank the decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114)...
Destroyers

Dalian Shipyard launches 8th Type 055 & 25th Type 052D Destroyers for PLA Navy

China launched its 8th Type 055 (Renhai-class cruiser) and 25th Type 052D (Luyang III-class) destroyers at Dalian Shipyard, Liaoning Province, on 30th...
Karakurt

The Russian Spider: Karakurt Class Corvette

The Karakurt class (Russian designation Project 22800) is the latest corvette class which has been construced currently for the Russian Navy. The...
gunships

Russia’s under-construction helo carriers to carry multi-purpose gunships

Russia’s two latest amphibious assault ships currently under construction at the Zaliv Shipyard in Crimea will be capable of carrying both deck-based...
Bangladeshi Navy

Damaged Bangladeshi Navy corvette is being towed by Turkish tug for repair

Turkey will repair the Bangladeshi Navy ship "BNJ Bijoy" that was damaged in the explosion earlier this month at Lebanon's Beirut Port,...

China uses civilian cargo ships as helo carrier

The Chinese Army aviation brigade has conducted deck-landing training, fuel and ammunition replenishment and emergency repair on a civilian semi-submersible vessel with...

U.S. Navy tests New Generation Jammer Mid-Band on EA-18G Growler

Built by Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band flew on an EA-18G Growler...
Indonesian

Indonesian shipbuilder launches two patrol vessels for the Indonesian Navy

An Indonesian Shipyard, PT Karimun Anugrah Sejati, launched two PC-40 class patrol boat for the Indonesian Navy in Riau Islands on 24th...
Severnaya Shipyard

Severnaya Shipyard set to deliver 2 corvettes to the Russian Navy by the end...

The Severnaya Shipyard in St. Petersburg in Russia’s northwest is set to deliver two corvettes and a logistics support vessel to the...

Australia to invest $15 million for autonomous mine clearance project

New autonomous technologies will revolutionise mine clearance capability in operations close to shore through a new five-year, $15 million research and development...
Vikrant

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant completes harbour trials

India’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant has successfully completed the harbor trials, basin trials set to commence basin tests next...
submarine

U.S. Navy begins the construction of new Virginia-class attack submarine

The U.S. Navy formally began the construction of a new Virginia-class attack submarine with a keel-laying ceremony was held in Groton on...

Standing NATO Maritime Group-2 arrives Rota Naval Base in Spain

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) Flagship, ESPS Alvaro de Bazan (F-101) has arrived in Rota Naval Base on 14 August after...
Norwegian

NATO clears WW-II sea mines in Norwegian fjord

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation, enhancing knowledge about the seabed by working...
Pakistan Navy

Hudong Zhonghua launches 1st Type 054 A/P frigate for Pakistan Navy

The Pakistan Navy’s Type 054P frigate was launched by China's Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on 22nd August. The...
Ukrainian Navy

UK launches multinational training effort to improve Ukrainian Navy

The UK will lead a multinational Maritime Training Initiative for the Ukrainian Navy, boosting their ability to combat threats in the Black...
Finnish Navy

Finnish Navy fires torpedo from Hamina-class FAC for the first time

The Finnish Navy conducted its first torpedo firing from Hamina-class fast attacking craft Tornio in the Archipelago Sea on 19th August, the...
Kongsberg

Kongsberg to provide sonars for Norwegian Coast Guard vessels

KONGSBERG will equip the new 136-meters, ice-strengthened vessels with its SS1221 sonars, which boast acoustic properties which make them ideally suited for...
Elbit

Elbit to provide EHUD combat training systems to a navy of South Asia

Elbit Systems was awarded a contract valued at approximately $27 million to supply air-to-air combat training systems for the Navy of a...
German Navy

German Navy begins shipborne trials of UMS Skeldar’s V-200 UAV

V-200 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by UMS Skeldar has been embarked onboard K130-class corvette FGS Braunschweig...
Baltic Sea

NATO Maritime and Air assets conduct training in the Baltic Sea

On their transit to Riga, NATO ships with Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) sailed into the Baltic Sea and conducted air-maritime...
RIMPAC

RIMPAC 2020 multinational exercise kicks off

Ten nations, 22 surface ships, one submarine, multiple aircraft, and approximately 5,300 personnel will participate in an at-sea-only iteration of the biennial...
Arabian Gulf

UAE and U.S. Forces hold aviation live-fire exercise in Arabian Gulf

The United Arab Emirates Joint Aviation Command (JAC), U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) and U.S....
BAE Systems

BAE Systems to upgrade 2 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers

BAE Systems has received an $83.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and...
Thai Navy

Royal Thai Navy maritime aircraft gets minor nose damage in emergency landing

A Royal Thai Navy maritime patrol plane Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 conducted an emergency landing at Narathiwat Airport, Thailand, after it struggled...
Indian Navy

Indian Navy to urgently procure 10 shipborne drones

According to the local media in India, aiming to boost surveillance capabilities against enemy warships operating in the Indian Ocean region, the...
Vice Admiral Kulakov

Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov visits Algeria

The Russian Navy’s large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov wrapped up its business call at Algeria, the Northern Fleet’s press office reported...
Marshal Shaposhnikov

Russian Navy’s Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate begins sea trials after upgrade

The Russian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov proceeded to the Sea of Japan for shipbuilders’ sea trials to test the upgraded...
Oceanic Shield

Russian Navy wraps up Oceanic Shield 2020 exercise

The Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy completed their participation in the Russian Navy’s Oceanic Shield-2020 maneuvers that ran at naval ranges...

Royal Australian Navy and French Navy Assets Conduct PASSEX in the Pacific Ocean

HMA Ships Choules and Huon and French Navy Ship FS d’Entrecasteaux have conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and flight training serials in the Pacific Ocean. The...
GeoSpectrum

GeoSpectrum unveils Long-Range Underwater Acoustic Transducers

GeoSpectrum Technologies, an Elbit Systems’ subsidiary, announces the introduction of the ground-breaking C-Bass family of compact Very Low Frequency (VLF) long-range acoustic...
French Navy

French Navy sends helicopter carrier to Beirut for humanitarian aid

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Tonnerre (L9014) of the French Navy has departed Toulon on 9th August and en route to Beirut which...
Eisenhower

Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group of the U.S. Navy returns from deployment

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) carrier strike group returned home to Norfolk Naval Station Aug. 9 after seven months operating in...
Brodosplit

Brodosplit starts the construction of new patrol boats for the Croatian Navy

The cutting-steel ceremony of the patrol boats for the Croatian Navy was conducted in Brodosplit Shipyard on 10th August. This ceremony was...
St. Louis

US Navy commissions the newest LCS USS St. Louis

The U.S. Navy commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) on August 8 the U.S. Navy announced. Due to...

Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group Returns from Deployment

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) carrier strike group returned home to Norfolk Naval Station Aug. 9 after seven months operating in...

Zelenodolsk Shipyard lays keel of two Grachonok-class patrol boats

The Zelenodolsk Shipyard in the Republic of Tatarstan laid down the hulls of the Project 21980 Grachonok-class eleventh and twelfth serial-produced anti-saboteur...
HENSOLDT

HENSOLDT UK delivers radar suite to the Philippine Navy Frigate BRP Jose Rizal

HENSOLDT UK has supplied a radar suite consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band radar systems to the Philippine Navy...
Taiwanese Navy

Taiwanese Navy launches first indigenous rapid mine-laying vessel

The Taiwanese Navy held a launch ceremony on 4th August for Taiwan's first indigenously-built rapid mine-laying ship as well as a keel-laying...
Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin secures $182 million sonar contract for Indian and Danish MH-60R helos

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $182 million contract for airborne low-frequency sonars (ALFS) related to Indian and Danish Sikorsky MH-60R anti-submarine warfare...
Bangladesh

Bangladesh Navy’s BNS Bijoy corvette was damaged in Beirut Explosion

At least 19 soldiers of Bangladesh Navy were injured as two explosions rocked the Lebanese capital port Beirut on Tuesday, according to...
SNMG1

Norway hands the command of SNMG1 over to Portugal

In a ceremony at the Haakonsvern Naval Base in Norway, the Portuguese frigate Corte-Real raised the NATO flag to become the new...

Australia, Japan and the U.S. naval assets conduct trilateral passage en route to RIMPAC

Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim...
Type 31

Babcock completes “Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review” of Type 31 frigate

Babcock Team 31 has successfully completed its Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review (WSPDR) marking the end of the Engineering functional design phase...
Expeditionary

U.S. Navy’s 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport completes acceptance trials

The 12th Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (future USNS Newport) of the U.S. Navy has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of...
Oceanic Shield-2020

Russian Navy kicks off Oceanic Shield-2020 exercise in Baltic Sea

The Russian Navy kicked off Oceanic Shield-2020 naval exercise in the Baltic sea with the participation of more than 30 ships, Defense...
USS Porter

USS Porter departs the Black Sea

After conducting maritime security operations and participating naval exercises, the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed the Black...
Royal New Zealand Navy, HMNZS Aotearoa, Logistic, Tanker, Naval News

Royal New Zealand Navy commissions new logistic tanker

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) commissioned its new fleet tanker/replenishment vessel named HMNZS Aotearoa (pennant number: A11) with a ceremony held...
USS Kidd

USS Kidd and El Salvadoran Forces conduct PASSEX

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX)...
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