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PLA Navy conducts exercise in the South China Sea

The naval aviation force under the People's Liberation Army Southern Theater Command conducted a large-scale live-fire exercise over the South China Sea...
Latvian Navy

ECA Group wins a contract to modernize MCM vessels of Latvian Navy

Following an international contest, ECA Group has been awarded a contract worth more than 20 million euros for the modernization of three...
lionfish

Leonardo presents a new family of small-calibre naval turrets: Lionfish

Leonardo introduced Lionfish, its new family of small-calibre remotely controlled turrets with a press release last week. The new...

French Navy’s new nuc-submarine test-fires Exocet SM39 and Naval Cruise Missile

The Suffren, the first-in-series of the six nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) in the Barracuda programme, successfully completed the test firing of an...
River

The final River-class Batch 2 OPV departs BAE Systems shipyard for delivery

HMS Spey, the fifth and final River Class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), departed BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow on 28th...
CH-53K

Sikorsky to build 6 more CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters for the US Navy

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company will build six additional productions CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy,...
MH-60R

U.S. approves the sale of four MH-60R helicopters to Greece

The U.S. has approved the sale of four MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to Greece amid the tensions in the region.
ULAQ

Turkish defence companies unveil indigenous ULAQ Armed USV

Turkish defence companies Meteksan Defence and Ares Shipyard unveiled the first AUSV (Armed Unmanned Surface Vessel) of Turkey named "ULAQ" with a...
Mavi Balina

Turkey-led Mavi Balina 2020 multinational exercise to kick off on 30th October

Turkey-led Mavi Balina 2020 multinational Anti Submarine Warfare exercise will begin on 30th October in the East Mediterranean, Turkish Ministry of Defence...

Greek MCM ship gets hard damage after colliding with a container ship

The Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the Hellenic Navy, HS Kallisto (M63) was cut in two after colliding with a container ship...

USS America conducts coordinated operations with Japanese F-35s

USS America conducted integrated air defense operations on 20th October with F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the Japan Air Defense Command, the...

Russia’s newest corvette holds firing drills in the Sea of Japan

The latest corvette of Project 20380 Aldar Tsydenzhapov built for Russia’s Pacific Fleet carried out first gun firings in the Sea of...

Pakistan Navy to replace Orion MPA with Brazilian jetliner

Pakistan Navy confirms that Lineage 1000E is the platform for its new LRMPA, Quwa and Defense News announced. Outgoing...

Pakistan Navy lays keel of the third MILGEM-class corvette

The keel has been laid for the Pakistan Navy third MILGEM-class corvette during a ceremony held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works...
Indian Navy

Indian Navy commissions 4th Kamorta class ASW corvette INS Kavaratti

Indian Navy commissioned Kamorta class ASW corvette INS Kavaratti (P31) with a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam on 22nd October. The...
USS Stout

USS Stout returns home after breaking the record with 7 months of deployment

The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer "USS Stout" completed a nearly seven-month deployment in the U.S. Fifth Fleet Area of Operations Saturday, surpassing...

Russia’s new Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine enters service

The Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Volkhov built for Russia’s Pacific Fleet will enter service on October 24, Russian TASS agency announced.
Malabar

Malabar Naval Exercise to be conducted with the participation of 4 countries

Amid the ongoing stand-off with China in eastern Ladakh, Malabar naval drills will be conducted next month with the participation of India,...

IAI and Hendsoldt to collaborate to develop ICS System for submarines

ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of IAI, and Hensoldt Optronics announce collaboration on an Integrated Communication and Surveillance (ICS) system for submarines, IAI...
USS Zumwalt

USS Zumwalt conducts first Standard Missile fire from MK 57 VLS

U.S. Navy's cutting-edge new generation destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) has conducted the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical...
USS Ross

USS Ross Returns to the Barents Sea

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to operate in the Barents Sea Oct. 19, the U.S. Navy announced.
Brahmos

India test-fires Brahmos missile from INS Chennai in the Arabian Sea

BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired on 18th October 2020 from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a...

Russian warships visit Pireaus port of Greece in Mediterranean deployment

The Russian Northern Fleet’s large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov and support vessels called at a Greek port to replenish supplies and...
Marshal Shaposhnikov

Russian frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov enters 2nd stage of trials after upgrade

The Russian Pacific Fleet’s frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov rearmed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles during its upgrade deployed to the Sea of Japan for...

India & Sri Lanka bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 kicks off

The Eighth Edition of annual Indian Navy (IN) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 which is scheduled between 19...
F-110

Rohde & Schwarz to provide external communication systems to F-110 class frigates

The Spanish Ministry of Defense (MoD) has ordered the construction of five new F-110 frigates by Navantia to replace the Spanish Navy’s...

Bulgarian Navy procures two minehunters from the Netherlands

Bulgarian Navy procured two Tripartite class (Alkmaar-class) minehunters from the Netherlands with a ceremony held in Varna on 14th October, Bulgarian Ministry...
Naval Group

Naval Group showcases its products and latest innovations at Euronaval online

Naval Group participates to the 2020 online edition of Euronaval and the visitors will be able to discover the different workshops thanks...

Turkey and Ukraine sign military cooperation deal

Turkey and Ukraine signed new documents of military cooperation during the Ukraine President's visit to Turkey on 16th October. Two countries set...
Oniks

Russia holds Oniks missile-firing during Arctic drills

According to TASS agency of Russia, the combat team of a Bastion coastal defense missile system struck a sea target by an...
Joint Warrior

U.K.-led multinational exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 concludes

More than 6,000 personnel, 81 aircraft, 28 ships, and two submarines from 13 nations concluded the United Kingdom-led multinational exercise Joint Warrior...

Chinese naval task group completes the escort mission in the Gulf of Aden

Chinese Navy's naval task group returned to the port city of Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province on 14th October after completing...
onald Reagan

U.S. Navy’s Ronald Reagan CSG embarks in the South China Sea for 3rd time...

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has returned to the South China Sea for the third time of its 2020 deployment, the...
Caspian Sea

Russian Navy kicks off maritime drills in the Caspian Sea

Amid the high tension in the region, Russia kicks off maritime drills in the Caspian Sea. Naval drills involving six Russian warships,...

The future USS Mobile (LCS-26) completes acceptance trials

The future USS Mobile (LCS 26) has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, Austal announced. LCS 26 is the...

U.S. and Royal Navy assets hold drills in the East Med

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) conducted passing maneuvers with Royal Navy Albion-class amphibious transport dock HMS Albion (L14)...
DARPA

DARPA awards seven contracts for the first phase of the NOMARS program

DARPA has awarded seven contracts for work on Phase 1 of the NOMARS (No Manning Required Ship) program, DARPA has announced. The...
USS Cole

USS Winston S. Churchill commemorates USS Cole in the Gulf of Aden

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) honored the 17 lives lost during the Oct. 12, 2000 attack...

Egypt to conduct naval drills with Russia in Black Sea

For the first time, Egypt will participate in joint naval drills with Russia in the Black Sea before the end of 2020,...

U.S. Navy Names New Class of Guided Missile Frigates

Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced USS Constellation (FFG 62) as the name for the first ship in the new...
Anadolu Shipyard

Turkish Anadolu Shipyard launches cadet training ship “Al Doha” for Qatar

Turkish Anadolu Shipyard launched the first of two Cadet Training Ships named "Al Doha" (pennant number : QTS-91) for the Qatari Emiri...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Navy inaugurates a new naval base in the Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy announced the opening of a new base in the Straits of Hormuz in the city of...
Bongosagar

India and Bangladesh navies conduct bilateral Bongosagar exercise

The second edition of Indian Navy – Bangladesh Navy Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar was conducted in Northern Bay of Bengal on 03 October...
Nigerian

U.S. Navy’s ESB Conducts Maneuvering Exercise with Nigerian Navy

The U.S. Navy's Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conducted an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) demonstration, a fleet maneuver...

Russian Navy frigate test-fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile in the White Sea

Russia Northern Fleet’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic missile from the White Sea against a sea target at a...
MILGEM

GE to supply gas turbines for Pakistan’s MILGEM class corvettes

GE Marine announced it has signed a contract with Turkish company STM to provide LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the Pakistan...
General Dynamics

General Dynamics to support Virginia-class submarines development and design work

General Dynamics Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded two U.S. Navy contracts this week with a total value...
CARAT 2020

U.S. and Brunei commence bilateral maritime exercise CARAT 2020

U.S. military and Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) are partnering in the 26th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise,...
DRDO

Indian DRDO successfully tests Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo System

Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) has been successfully flight tested on 5th Oct 2020 from Wheeler Island off the coast...

Turkey one step closer to develop indigenous cruise missile

The indispensable principle of maritime strategy is to influence events on land by performing activities at sea. For this reason, the ability...
Joint Warrior

Joint Warrior multinational exercise kicks off in the Atlantic Ocean

The second phase of exercise Joint Warrior (JW) 20-2, a biannual, U.K.-led, multinational exercise, kicked off in the Atlantic Ocean on 3rd...
SH Defence

SH Defence presents “The Cube” multipurpose module for naval vessels

New cutting-edge equipment solution allows Navy and Coast Guard vessels to change purpose in less than 4 hours – without costly rebuilding...

USS Roosevelt conducts PASSEX with Turkish frigate in the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) completed a series of passing and communication exercises (PASSEX) with the Turkish Navy...

U.S. decides to embark Expeditionary Sea Base in Greece permanently

The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), shifted its homeport from Norfolk, Va., to Souda Bay, Greece on 1st...
BAE Systems

UK selects the naval guns of BAE Systems for Type 31 program

BAE Systems will produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 and Bofors 57 Mk3 naval guns for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Type...
Naval Group

Naval Group launches 2nd OPV for Argentinian Navy

French shipbuilder Naval Group has launched the second Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) named ARA Piedrabuena (P-52) for the Argentinian Navy on 1st...

U.S. approves the sale of 51 Ram Block 2 missiles to JMSDF

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential foreign military sale (FMS) of rolling airframe missile (RAM) Block 2 tactical missiles to...

U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base conducts drills with Italian and Ghanaian Navies

The U.S. Navy's Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conducted a tracking exercise with the Ghanaian and Italian navies...
Brilliant Jump

NATO EXERCISE Brilliant Jump II 2020 kicks off

NATO’s exercise Brilliant Jump II 2020, designed to increase and demonstrate the readiness and mobility of the Very High Readiness Joint Task...
mine

NATO conducts historic mine disposal operations in Danish Straits

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) has conducted mine countermeasure operations in the Danish straits near Kattegat in order to detect historic...
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