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Indonesian corvette holds maritime drills with Turkish naval assets

After completing Mersin port visit, Indonesian Diponegoro-class corvette KRI Sultan Hasanuddin (pennant number:366) conducted passing exercises (PASSEX) with Turkish warships TCG Bandırma...
Haixun 09

China launches its largest maritime patrol vessel Haixun 09

According to the local sources, China has launched its largest patrol vessel Haixun 09 at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard on 29th September. The...
Black Sea

U.S. and Ukrainian naval assets conduct joint ops in the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), conducted joint operations with Ukrainian Naval Forces in the Black Sea on 29th...
Thyssenkrupp

Thyssenkrupp Marine launches 4th Type 209/1400 submarine of Egypt

The fourth 209/1400 mod class submarine for the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was named and launched at the shipyard...

The Future Force Structure of the U.S. Navy

In the 21st century, the operational environment and threats have become multifaceted. Particularly in the maritime operational environment, the force structure needs...
ATMACA

Turkey’s indigenous anti-ship missile ATMACA hits the target without GPS support

Turkey's indigenous anti-ship missile ATMACA hit the target at the latest test-fire, Head of the Turkish Defense Industry Ismail Demir commented in...
USS Ross

USS Ross conducts maritime drills with Polish frigate

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) operated alongside the Polish Navy in the Baltic Sea on 26th...
Black Sea

U.S. Navy and Royal Air Force conduct joint operations in the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class, guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), conducted joint operations with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Black Sea...
Aden

Chinese naval assets conduct mission handover in the Gulf of Aden

The 35th and 36th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on September 23rd local time,...
JIMEX

India and Japan kicks off JIMEX 20 bilateral exercise in the North Arabian Sea

The 4th edition of India - Japan Maritime bilateral exercise JIMEX, which is conducted biennially between the Indian Navy and Japanese Maritime...
Valiant Shield

US Navy’s Ronald Reagan CSG concludes Valiant Shield 2020 exercise

The U.S. Navy's Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) concluded Valiant Shield 2020, on 25th September while operating in the Philippine Sea,...
Dynamic Mariner

Dynamic Mariner exercise brings 7 NATO allies together

Seven NATO Allies are participating in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner -20 off the coast of France, NATO MARCOM announced.
NATO

NATO Maritime Groups of the northern region link up at sea

The NATO Standing Naval Forces of the North, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1)...
UNITAS

US 4th Fleet and Ecuador Navy prepare for annual UNITAS exercise

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and Ecuadorian Navy maritime planners are conducting a virtual Final Planning Conference in support of...
Kavkaz 2020

Russian and Iranian warships conduct live-fire together in Kavkaz 2020 exercise

The Tatarstan missile ship, the Velikiy Ustyug small missile ship, and the Astrakhan small artillery ship of the Russian Caspian Flotilla, together...

Will the U.S Navy’s high-tech America Class Amphibious Assault Ships deter Beijing?

The core power of the U.S. relies on its control on the world trade with its superiority over the world's oceans. As...

Australia delivers 7th Guardian Class Patrol Boat to its Pacific partner Palau

The seventh Guardian Class Patrol Boat was delivered to a Pacific partner recently when Palau received the vessel under the Pacific Maritime...
Kavkaz 2020

Russia holds missile firings with coastal systems at Kavkaz 2020 exercise

Mobile coastal missile systems Bal and Bastion of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have hit targets simulating naval ships of a hypothetical enemy...

Russian Frigate collided with a Swedish merchant ship in Danish waters

According to the reports of the Danish Armed Forces, a civilian vessel called Ice Rose and a Russian frigate (name and type...
Iran

188 indigenous UAVs delivered to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran

According to the state-owned FARS News Agency, 188 Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been delivered to the naval force of the...
Tamandare

Brazil procures four 76 mm guns from Leonardo for Tamandare project

Leonardo was awarded a contract worths more than 30 million euros to supply four 76 mm guns to the Brazilian Navy for...
submarine

Russia’s latest nuclear submarine Kazan enters White Sea for trials

The first submarine of the upgraded Project 885M (Yasen-M class), the Kazan, has entered the White Sea for sea trials, Russian Navy’s...
Ultra Group

Ultra Group wins to design and manufacture ER-DIFAR sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy

Ultra Electronics has been awarded a cost-plus, fixed-fee (CPFF) contract with base and exercised options valued at $24 million by the U.S....
ECA Robotics

ECA Robotics to manufacture Mine Countermeasures Drones for Belgian MCM Program

ECA GROUP reaches another milestone with regard to the unmanned vehicles that will be manufactured in Belgium for the mine warfare programme...
USS Kidd

USS Kidd returns from counternarcotics deployment

USS Kidd (DDG 100) returned to its homeport of U.S. Naval Station Everett following the ship’s deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet...
USS Roosevelt

USS Roosevelt conducts passing exercise with Bulgarian Navy

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

BAE Systems to produce Archerfish mine neutralisers for the U.S. Navy

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth up to £87 million by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and...

Hanwha Systems to develop combat system and multifunctional radar for KDDX destroyer

Hanwha Systems was selected as the final preferred bidder to provide the combat system and multifunction radar for South Korea’s KDDX destroyer...

Standing NATO Maritime Group-1 visits & holds drills Finland

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) visited Turku, Finland from 10-14 September 2020, as part of its routine deployment in the Baltic...
INS Viraat

India’s grand old carrier INS Viraat commenced her final voyage

An emotional event. INS Viraat, the historic Aircraft Carrier with the longest service in the world, commenced its towed final journey on...
Valiant Shield

U.S. Navy and Air Force sink ex-USS Curts during live-fire drills in Valiant Shield...

U.S. joint armed forces conducted a multi-platform live-fire missile exercise, Sept. 19, involving surface, air, and subsurface launched ordinance to sink the...
Austal

Austal delivers 7th Guardian class patrol boat to Australian DoD

Austal has delivered the seventh Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence, Austal announced. The vessel,...
USS Tripoli

USS Tripoli arrives in San Diego

The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), arrived at its new homeport in San Diego on 18th September,...
Fincantieri

Fincantieri launches the first OPV of Qatar “Musherib”

The technical launch of the first-in-class patrol vessel(OPV - Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Musherib”, ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence...
Algerian Navy

NATO warship conducts maritime drills with Algerian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) flagship, ESPS Alvaro de Bazán has carried out a training programme with the Algerian ship El...
Sandy Coast

Sandy Coast 20 multinational mine countermeasures exercise concludes

Standing Nato Mine Countermeasures Group-1 units participated Sandy Coast 20 mine conutermeasures exercise with a NATO partner Finnish vessel Vahterpaa between 1-10...
General Atomics

General Atomics demonstrates MQ-9B Sea Guardian’s capabilities on the maritime environment

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. concluded a set of maritime test flights over the sea-lanes off the coast of Southern California on...
Skjold

UMOE&Kongsberg cooperates to upgrade Skjold class corvettes of Norway

UMOE Mandal AS and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace have agreed to cooperate on the lifetime extension of Skjold class coastal corvettes, Kongsberg...
christened

US Navy christened the newest Virginia-class submarine USS Montana with a virtual ceremony

The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Virginia-class submarine, the future USS Montana (SSN 794), on 12th September at Newport News Shipbuilding,...
Hermes

Elbit Systems UK demonstrates Hermes 900 flights for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) recently successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency...
Bluefin

Thales to study on Bluefin 9 project for Australian Navy

Thales Australia and Flinders University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study into the development of an automation system...

Indian shipbuilder laid keel of 3rd Project 17A class stealth frigate

Indian shipbuilder Magazon Dock has started the construction of the third Project-17A (Nilgiri class) Stealth frigate, INS Udaygiri, with a keel-laying ceremony...

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 Participates in GEREX

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) has wrapped up their participation in the German exercise ‘Gerex’ in the Baltic Sea between 2-7...
German Navy

German Navy orders Saab’s RBS-15 Mk3 missiles for K130 class corvettes

Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the RBS15 anti-ship missile for provision to the German Navy,...

British minesweepers return home after 3 years of deployment at the Persian Gulf

British minesweeper HMS Ledbury (Pennant Number: M30) returned to Porsmouth on 11th September after more than 3 years deployment at the Persian...
Valiant Shield

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces to conduct Valiant Shield 2020

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces are participating in exercise Valiant Shield (VS), Sept. 14-25, on Guam and around the Mariana Islands Range Complex,...
combat

GE to provide electric propulsion systems to Dutch Navy’s new Combat Support Ship

GE’s Power Conversion business has signed a contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) to deliver energy management and electric propulsion package...
invincible

Singapore Navy’s first Invincible class submarine begins sea trials

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Type 218SG Invincible class submarine being built by Germany’s Thyssenkrupp departed for sea trials last...

USS Winston S. Churchill conducts passing exercises with Tunisian Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Tunisian naval counterparts in the...

U.S. Navy joins Australia, Japan and Republic of Korea for Multinational Group Sail

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) is scheduled to join the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)...

Damen lays keel of the 2nd Inshore Patrol Vessel for the S.African Navy

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) held a keel-laying ceremony on 28th August for the second of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV)...
hypersonic

India test-fires indigenous hypersonic missile demonstrator

According to the Indian local media, India on Monday successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed hypersonic technology demonstration vehicle (HSTDV), joining a select...
Barents Sea

U.K., U.S. and Norwegian ships to conduct training in the Barents Sea

Ships from Norway, the U.S. and U.K. entered the Barents Sea on 7th September working together to conduct maritime security operations in...

iXblue delivers cyber-secure navigation system of the first Defense and Intervention Frigate (FDI)

French company iXblue delivered the cybersecure navigation system for the first Defense and Intervention Frigate (FDI) for the French Navy under the...
ATMACA

ATMACA : Turkey’s first indigenous anti-ship missile

Turkey's first indigenous anti-ship missile ATMACA developed by Roketsan Co. will enter service for the Turkish Navy by the end of 2020,...

U.S. Navy Awards Studies Contracts for Large Unmanned Surface Vessel

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts totaling $41,985,112 to six companies for Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) studies. Each contract includes an...
Textron

Textron Systems delivers 2nd Ship-to-Shore connector to the U.S. Navy

Textron Systems Corporation has delivered its second next-generation air cushion vehicle, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) LCAC 101, to the U.S. Navy...
Austal

Austal delivers 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship to the U.S. Navy

Austal Limited delivered USNS Newport (EPF 12) to the United States Navy from Austal USA's shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, the company announced.
coastal

Russia to complete trials of advanced coastal defense missile system by late 2021

The trials of the latest Rubezh coastal defense system with cruise missiles are due to be completed before the end of 2021,...
Lithuanian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 conducts exercise with Lithuanian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 has concluded a complex set of training exercises with several ships from the Lithuanian Navy, running 20-28...
Dynamic Move

Dynamic Move 20 mine computer-based exercise commenced in La Spezia

The second part of NATO mine countermeasures exercise Dynamic Move 20 commenced on 31 August 2020 in La Spezia with 11 nations...

India’s 2nd Nuclear Ballistic Submarine set to enter service by the end of 2020

India’s Second Nuclear Ballistic Submarine INS Arighat was launched in 2017 without any high-profile public ceremony and even the small event which...

India and Russia to hold INDRA exercise in the Bay of Bengal

According to the local press in India, the Indian and Russian navies will hold a naval exercise called "INDRA" in the Bay...
Sandy Coast

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group-1 participates in Sandy Coast exercise

After several weeks operating in the most Northern part of Europe and on completion of a successful historical ordnance disposal operation in...
RIMPAC 2020

RIMPAC 2020 multinational exercise concludes

The international maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 concluded Aug. 31 following two weeks of at-sea-only training events conducted around...
Gremyashchiy

Severnaya Shipyard to deliver Gremyashchiy-class corvette to Russian Navy by year-end

The Project 20385 corvette Gremyashchiy built at the Severnaya Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) is scheduled for its delivery to...
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