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Brazilian Navy reclassifies Atlantico amphibious ship as aircraft carrier

According to an article shared by Defesa Aérea&Naval, the Brazilian Navy completed the modernization of amphibious assault ship Atlantico on 12th November....
BAE Systems

BAE Systems to modernize USS Wasp

BAE Systems has received a $197.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and perform maintenance and modernization work aboard the...

Russia commissions 3rd Project 22160 large patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin

The Project 22160 latest patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin has entered service with Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the Fleet’s press office reported on...

China’s New Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship starts the second round of sea trials

The first of China’s new Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) appears to have recently embarked on a second round of sea...

Russia’s newest corvette conducts the first launch of cruise missile off Pacific coast

The latest corvette of Project 20380 (Steregushchiy-class), Aldar Tsydenzhapov, built for Russia’s Pacific Fleet conducted its first launch of an Uran cruise...

Greek-operated tanker damaged by mine at Saudi terminal

A mine in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia near Yemen exploded and damaged an oil tanker Wednesday, authorities...

Iran to commission Moudge-class frigate “Dena” soon

Speaking at a videoconference on Monday, Brigadier General Hatami said the new destroyer has been fully designed and manufactured by the Iranian...

Russian Baltic Fleet receives fast-speed landing craft for special forces

A Project 02510 BK-16 high-speed amphibious assault boat has entered service with Russia’s Baltic Fleet, Fleet Spokesman Roman Martov told Russian TASS...
Novorossiysk

Egyptian warships leave Novorossiysk after Friendship Bridge-2020

A group of Egyptian warships has left the port of Novorossiysk after completing the Friendship Bridge-2020 joint drills with the Russian Navy,...
Submarine

HII awarded contract for construction of first two Columbia-class Submarine modules

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat...
Thales

Thales to equip MHI’s OZZ-5 UUV with cutting-edge high-frequency sonars for JMSDF

Thales and MHI signed a contract for the delivery of High-Frequency Synthetic Aperture Sonar (HFSAS) SAMDIS to equip MHI’s OZZ-5 Unmanned Underwater...
USS Donald Cook

USS Donald Cook enters the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transited into the Black Sea in support of NATO Allies and partners...

Kongsberg to supply propulsion systems for Spanish F110 class frigates

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract worth NOK 200 million with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to supply propeller systems for five F110 frigates,...
Damen

Damen selects Thales solutions for MKS-180 programme of the German Navy

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and Thales have signed a contract for the delivery and integration of the mission and combat system...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launches multipurpose carrier ship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched a heavy support vessel capable of carrying helicopters, drones and missile launchers on 19th November, IRGC's official website...
Niriis-2020

Hellenic Navy and NATO assets conduct Niriis-2020 exercise in the Mediterranean

Hellenic Navy and assets from NATO Standing Naval Maritime Group-2 conducted Niriis-2020 naval exercise between 17 and 19 November at the South...
Black Sea

NATO completes the final Black Sea deployment of 2020

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) has wrapped up their final Black Sea deployment of 2020, spending 21 days in the region,...

JMSDF launches 30DX-class frigate “Kumano”

The naming and launching ceremony for the frigate "KUMANO" was held at Tamano Works, Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd, JMSDF announced. The ship...

Boeing delivers 9th P-8I MPA to Indian Navy

Boeing delivered the ninth P-8I maritima patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy which is the first aircraft to be delivered under an...

Egyptian naval group arrives in Novorossiysk for Friendship Bridge-2020

A group of the Egyptian Navy’s ships called at the port of Novorossiysk for the first time to participate in the Russia-Egypt...

The U.S. successfully conducts ship-launched SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test against ICBM

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)...

The 2nd Phase of Exercise Malabar 2020 to begin in the Western Indian Ocean

The second phase of Exercise Malabar 2020 will be conducted in the Northern Arabian Sea from 17 to 20 November 2020, Indian...

Arab Coalition hunts more than a hundred sea mines at the south of the...

The Arab Coalition claimed that they have removed 157 naval mines placed in the south of the Red Sea by Iran-backed Houthis,...

Russia plans to establish a naval base in Sudan

Russia plans to build a naval base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast to supply the fleet and expand its global footprint according...

Severnaya Shipyard to deliver lead corvette of Project 20385 end of December

The Severnaya Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) is set to deliver the Project 20385 lead corvette Gremyashchiy to the Russian...

Indian Navy’s fifth Scorpene-class submarine Vagir launched

The fifth Scorpene conventional submarine, Vagir, being built by the Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) with technology transfer from France was launched into...
Navantia

Navantia launches 2nd Avante-2200 class corvette for the Royal Saudi Navy

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia launched the first Avante 2200 class corvette for the Royal Saudi Navy in San Fernando facilities on 14th November,...
Mine Countermeasures

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group-1 completes historical ordnance disposal operations in Lithuania

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) has completed a four-day Historical Ordnance Disposal Operation (HODOPS) in Lithuania, NATO MARCOM announced. The...
Thyssenkrupp

Thyssenkrupp delivers first Saar 6 class corvette to Israeli Navy

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems delivers the first Saar 6 class corvette to the Israeli Navy on 11th November, thyssenkrupp announced with a press...
Pakistan Navy

Pakistan Navy commissions 2nd Yarmook-class corvette PNS TABUK in Romania

The Pakistan Navy commissioned its new Corvette – a Damen OPV 1900 – named PNS Tabuk at the Port of Constanta, Romania...
Hellenic Navy

Hellenic Navy to procure a large number of RAM Block 2 missiles

According to the Greek media, Hellenic Navy is moving rapidly towards the purchase of a large number of RAM Block 2 missiles...
COVID-19

Romanian frigate gives up NATO mission due to increasing COVID-19 cases

Romanian Frigate ROS Regina Maria is completing its mission with Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and returning to Romania due to...
Mavi Balina

NATO Standing Maritime Group participates in Turkish-led Mavi Balina 20 Exercise

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participated in the Turkish exercise Mavi Balina 2020, that runs in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea between...
Daewoo

Daewoo launches 2nd KSS-III submarine for the ROK Navy

South Korea has launched the second 3,000-ton-class KSS-III Batch-I indigenously built diesel/electric powered submarine named "ROKS Ahn Moo" at the Okpo Shipyard...

Russia to develop deep-submergence rescue vehicles

According to the TASS agency, the Russian Navy is working on a new generation of deep-submergence rescue vehicles designed for Arctic operation,...
General Dynamics

General Dynamics seals a huge contract for Columbia-class submarines

General Dynamics Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics, announced on 6th November that the U.S. Navy has awarded it a...
Naval Group

Naval Group delivers Nuclear Attack Submarine “Suffren”

Naval Group delivered the Suffren nuclear attack submarine (SSN) to the French Armament Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l'Armement) at the Toulon naval base...

Five vessels join Bangladesh Fleet

The Bangladesh Navy commissioned five new vessels – including two frigates, one corvette, and two survey ships – with a ceremony held...

French Nexeya integrates the latest NATO tactical data link into LYNCEA combat management system

NEXEYA France, a HENSOLDT Company, now integrates the NATO Link 22 tactical datalink into its embedded naval surveillance and defence combat management...

U.S. and Bangladesh Navies conduct CARAT Exercise in the Bay of Bengal

The U.S. and Bangladesh navies will expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh commencing on...

Fincantieri launches 13th Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship

The newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Marinette (LCS 25) was launched at Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) on 31st...

Ecuador-hosted UNITAS LXI multinational exercise kicks off

Naval forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States commenced UNITAS LXI, an annual multinational...
MALABAR 20

The first phase of MALABAR 20 multinational exercise kicks off

The First Phase of the 24th edition of the Malabar Naval Exercise has begun in Visakhapatnam, Bay of Bengal on 2nd November....

US State Department to allow the sale of hundreds of anti-ship missiles to Taiwan

The U.S. State department approved the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 400 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, along with associated road-mobile launchers, radars and...

Russian Naval Aviation forces hold drills at the Black Sea

The crews of the Su-24M front-line bombers of naval aviation and air defence of the Black Sea Fleet conducted a bombing exercise...

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