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China conducts naval drills around Hainan Island

According to the notice released by China's Sanya Maritime Safety Administration on December 28, a military exercise was commenced in waters around...

Serial delivery of Tsirkon hypersonic missiles to the Russian Armed Forces to begin in...

Serial deliveries of Tsirkon hypersonic missiles to the Russian armed forces will begin in 2022, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said...

Severnaya Shipyard delivers the lead corvette of Project 20385 to the Russian Navy

The Project 20385 lead corvette Gremyashchiy has been accepted for service in the Russian Navy. The ceremony of raising...

Turkey officially launches indigenous FAC project

Turkey's leading defence company STM updated its website yesterday and promulgated important information about Turkey's indigenous fast attacking craft project named "Turkish...

S. Korea deploys indigenous unmanned underwater mine disposal vehicle

A new underwater mine disposal vehicle has been deployed to the South Korean Navy in a move expected to boost safety against...

Thales to deliver enhanced sonars for Collins-class submarines of the Australian Navy

Thales Australia and the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA) have signed a $23.7M contract to deliver these next generation systems on the Collins...

US Navy’s Ohio-class submarine USS Georgia visits Bahrain

The Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) completed a sustainment and logistics port visit in Manama, Bahrain on 27th December, the...

Indian Navy conducts passing exercise with the Vietnamese Navy

The Indian warship INS Kiltan conducted a passage exercise (PASSEX) with Vietnamese naval assetsin the South China Sea.The PASSEX was conducted after...

Turkey launches indigenous lightweight torpedo project “ORKA”

Turkish Presidency of Defense Industries has officially launched the “324mm Torpedo Development Project” on 26th December which is designed to meet the...

Indian submarine INS Sindhuvir officially inducted into Myanmar Navy

Myanmar Navy officially commissioned its first submarine on December 24, the date of the 73rd anniversary of the Myanmar Navy. INS Sindhuvir...

US Navy selects Ultra for NIXIE electro-acoustic towed torpedo countermeasure system

Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems, based in Braintree, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $186,411,242 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for the AN/SLQ-25E...

Russian Navy commissions new project 20380 class corvette Aldar Tsydenzhapov

The Russian Navy’s St. Andrew flag was hoisted Friday on the corvette of project 20380 Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov,...

Russian Akula-class submarine floats out after the upgrade

The Russian Northern Fleet’s Project 971 ‘Shchuka-B’ (NATO reporting name: Akula) nuclear-powered submarine, the Leopard, has been floated out after repairs and...

Female CO Will Command Aircraft Carrier for First Time

The U.S. Navy announced Friday that Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt will assume command of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) marking the first time...

Huntington Ingalls delivers REMUS 100 UUVs to the German Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries delivered new REMUS 100 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) to the German Navy, the company announced. The vehicles will be...

U.S. Navy sends nuc-submarine and cruisers to Strait of Hormuz

The nuclear-power Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) along with the guided-missile cruisers USS Port Royal (CG 73) and USS Philippine...

The latest Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer DDG-118 begins sea trials

The US Navy’s newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), began its sea trials on December 16 and...

Saab delivers 2nd upgraded Gotland-class sub to the Swedish Navy

Saab has delivered the second submarine of Gotland-class to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) after a Mid-life upgrade on 16th December,...

IAI and HENSOLDT offer longe-range radar for F124 frigates of Germany

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and HENSOLDT have signed a joint strategic cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly manufacture...

U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship 23 (Cooperstown) Completes Acceptance Trials

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 23, the future USS Cooperstown, completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan. Trials included a full-power run, maneuverability testing,...

Royal Navy commissions the 4th River-class OPV HMS Tamar

The Royal Navy commissioned HMS Tamar as for the fourth new River Class offshore patrol ship in Portsmouth. The...

Australia’s hunter class frigate program officially begins the prototyping phase

The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Hunter-class frigate programme has officially entered the prototyping phase, marking a key milestone for National Naval Shipbuilding...

Naval Group accepts two more Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 for French Navy

Naval Group has accepted two more CAMCOPTER S-100 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for operational use with the French Navy.

Ukraine ordered four ADA-class corvettes from Turkey

Ukraine has signed agreements with Turkish companies on technology transfer and production of four ADA-class corvettes and UCAVs for the needs of...

Taiwanese Navy launches first Tuo Chiang-class corvette

Taiwanese Navy launched the first of the Tuo Chiang-class guided missile corvettes, dubbed as "aircraft carrier killer", on 15th December at Lungteh...

One Canadian military member missing from HMCS Winnipeg

One member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) went missing on Monday, December 14, 2020, while deployed in Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship...

Huntington Ingalls begins the construction of the newest Virginia-class attack submarine

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division hosted a keel authentication ceremony today for Virginia-class attack submarine Massachusetts (SSN 798). Due to...

U.S. and Singapore armed forces conduct Bilateral Amphibious Training during CARAT Exercise

U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Singapore Navy partnered in the 26th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime...

India launches 2nd Project 17A frigate “Himgiri”

India's leading shipbuilder company Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) launch of the first of three Project 17A Stealth Frigates named...

Royal Navy’s 5th Astute-class Submarine officially named as “Anson”

The fifth Astute class submarine has officially been named Anson in a ceremony at BAE Systems’ Submarines site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, BAE...

New Zealand and U.S. Navies conduct operations in the Eastern Pacific

Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted combined operations in the eastern...

Russian nuc-powered submarine makes salvo launch of Bulava missiles

The Pacific Fleet’s nuclear-powered submarine Vladimir Monomakh made a salvo launch of four Bulava ballistic missiles from the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia’s...

PLA Navy commissions hospital ship Nanyi-13

The PLA Navy recently commissioned a newly developed hospital ship, which will serve as a mobile medical force in the Nansha Islands...

Russian Navy to enter 4 surface ships to service by year-end

A minesweeper, a large amphibious assault ship and two new corvettes are set to enter service with the Russian Navy until the...

USS Gabrielle Giffords Interdicts Over $100 Million in Drugs

The Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 407 seized...

Russian Navy frigate test-fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile from White Sea

he Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic missile from the White Sea towards the proving ground in the...

What exactly is Bulgaria´s naval procurement strategy playing at?

By Emil McHarsky,  Lawyer, Academic and contributor at Spectrum Legal Consulting Law Blog. Legal, Software and Defence Industries. The much...

USS Ralph Johnson Conducts Maritime Interdiction in North Arabian Sea

The guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), deployed to U.S. Fifth Fleet and operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces...

Russian Black Sea Fleet to participate in AMAN-2021 naval exercise in Pakistan

Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet will participate in the AMAN-2021 military exercise, which will take place in February 2021 in Pakistani waters,...

Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt would be the first Aircraft Carrier captain of the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has recommended a female officer to command an aircraft carrier. Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt is one of...

Austal delivers future USS Mobile (LCS 26) to U.S. Navy

Austal USA has delivered its 13th Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy, from the company’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama,...

ARESA International Group

Experience: Innovation. Added value. They are the keys that have defined ARESA INTERNATIONAL GROUP since 1961 when under the name Astilleros Reunidos, the firm was...

Hellenic Navy’s New Frigates Program: The frantic search for a new “AVEROF”

By Periklis N. Zorzovilis, President of the Institute for Security & Defence Analysis (I.S.D.A.) For the last 15 years,...

Rolls Royce to supply gas turbines for Korean FFX batch III programme

The Rolls-Royce MT30 marine gas turbine has been selected for the Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN) FFX Batch III frigate, known as...

DAMEN begins construction of the Dutch Navy’s Combat Support Ship

On December 2nd at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania, first steel was cut on the Royal Netherlands Navy’s (RNLN) Combat Support Ship (CSS)...

U.S. Navy’s attack submarine visits Gibraltar

The Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21), conducted a scheduled port visit in Gibraltar on 1st December, the U.S. Navy 6th...

Russian submersible vehicle test-dives to 200m depth after upgrade

The crew of the Black Sea Fleet’s submersible AS-28 dived to a depth of 200 meters in sea trials after its upgrade,...

Russian Navy conducts PASSEX with Indian Navy

The Indian Navy is undertaking a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with the Russian Navy in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region from 4 to...

Brazil’s first submarine of Prosub program completes first independent dive successfully

The Riachuelo, the first Brazilian submarine in the Prosub program, successfully completed her first independent dive down to safety depth during the...

NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Group of Mediterranean assets visit Malta

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) visited Malta and conducted training with the Maltese Forces between November 27 and December 1,...

Russia’s only carrier Admiral Kuznetsov expected to begin sea trial in 2022

According to Russia's TASS agency, aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is set to undergo sea-trials in 2022. "Next summer, the...

Indian Navy successfully test-fires BrahMos cruise missile

Indian Navy successfully test-fired the anti-ship version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on 1st December. The missile was launched by INS...

NATO maritime assets hold air defence drills with Italian Jets in the Mediterranean Sea

The Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) carried out an intense air defence training programme with the Italian Air Force on 25...

Saudi, UK and U.S. Naval Forces Conduct Mine Countermeasures Training in the Arabian Gulf

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

Russian Kazan submarine test-fires Oniks cruise missile from the White Sea

The nuclear-powered submarine Kazan successfully test-fired a cruise missile from the White Sea as part of the final stage of state trials,...

India’s first indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant completes basin trials

India has successfully completed basin trials of the indigenous aircraft carrier 1 (IAC 1) INS Vikrant, the official handle of Defence Public...
U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy decides to decomission and scrap LHD Bonhomme Richards

After thorough consideration, the U.S. Navy has decided to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, due to...

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