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Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group in the Black Sea

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) arrived in the Black Sea on Feb 19, after a four day port visit in...

Russian Navy to track US missile destroyer movements in Black Sea

Russian Black Sea Fleet ships, including the missile corvette Orekhovo-Zuyevo and the reconnaissance ship Ivan Khurs are continuously tracking the US guided-missile...

Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Ship Building sign a MoU to enhance...

Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their collaboration in the naval sector on Feb 18...

New underwater training centre to open in UAE

An underwater training centre that will provide necessary education for anti-submarine  warfare to be launched in the UAE, according to a statement...

When’s the last time a US Navy ship was sunk?

The last US Navy ship lost at sea was USS Guardian. On 17 January 2013, Guardian ran aground on Tubbataha Reef in...

Sailor in iconic kissing photograph in Time Square dies at 95

The sailor photographed kissing a woman in Time Square at the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa died after suffering...

Lockheed Martin to upgrade US Navy’s Submarine’s EW System

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Syracuse, New York, is awarded a $20,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee and firm-fixed-price contract for engineering and technical...

Republic Of Singapore Navy Launches First Type 218SG Submarine

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s first Type 218SG  Invincible-class submarine, Invincible, was launched on Feb 18 at the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems...

US Navy’s Newest Ship USS Tulsa Commissioned

The littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was commissioned as the US Navy's newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San...

Saudi and French companies agreed to build warships in the Kingdom

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and France’s Naval Group entered a joint venture to develop vessels in Saudi Arabia The SAMI will hold a...

Iran unveils Fateh submarine

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has inaugurated a new domestically-built submarine armed with cruise missiles in line with the Islamic Republic's move to...

Indian Navy Kolkata Class Destroyers

Source : https://medium.com/indo-pacific-geomill/indian-navy-kolkata-class-destroyers-d39fad8662e0 Author: https://twitter.com/China_SCS_info The Kolkata destroyer class (Project 15A) are the most powerful surface combat ships of the Indian Navy...

The new launchers on the Saar-4.5 corvettes of IDF

During recent Netanyahu's visit to Haifa naval base provided the photos of new launchers on the Saar-4.5 ships.  

Ukraine to showcase Neptun antiship missile at IDEX 2019

Ukraine defense industry to showcase its latest Neptun coastal defense cruise missile system during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2019...

Boeing has tested new sensors on Harpoon missile

Jim Bryan, director of Boeing Cruise Missile Systems said that the aerospace company had tested electro-optical and infrared sensors on its Harpoon...

Future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) successfully concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico Feb. 8, following a series of in-port...

USS Leyte Gulf Back At Sea After Repairs from Minor Collision

The guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf, which was involved in a minor collision with a resupply ship on Feb. 5, has left...

Chinese Navy supply ship refuels three ships at once

PLA Navy (Chinese Navy) supply ship HONGHU 963 refueling three ships at once on 7 Feb in waters of Pacific Ocean. The comprehensive...

Why do navy personnel use odd white masks?

Anti-flash gear, also known simply as flash gear, is basic personal protective equipment consisting of a fire-resistant hood and fire-resistant gloves, often made...

BAE Systems has received $114.5m contract to Modernize USS Bulkeley

BAE Systems has received a $114.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to perform maintenance and modernization of the guided-missile destroyer USS...

US Submarine Participates in JMSDF SUBCOMP

A U.S. Navy Los Angeles-class attack submarine will participate in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Submarine Competition (SUBCOMP) in waters south...

U.K. to convert ferries into warships

The U.K.  Ministry of Defence is to procure two civilian passenger ferries or cargo vessels and convert them into warships, the defence...

Australia signs $50b Attack submarine deal with French shipbuilder

The Australian Government today (Feb 11) ratified a Strategic Partnering Agreement with the French shipbuilding company Naval Group that will see 12...

Turkey launches Test and Training Ship TCG UFUK (A-591)

Turkey launched its first indigenous intelligence ship TCG UFUK (A-591) on Feb.9, 2019, during a ceremony that held at Tuzla/Istanbul Shipyard. The ship...

U.S. Navy’s LCS Will Conduct Drug Interdiction Patrols This Year

A Littoral Combat Ship, with an embarked Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, will hunt for drug runners in U.S. Southern Command later...

HMCS Regina departs for deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East...

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina, accompanied by Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix, departed its homeport of Esquimalt today for a deployment to...

Portuguese Navy inducts fourth OPV

The Portuguese Navy commissioned its fourth Viana do Castelo-class Offshore Patrol Vessel, NRP Setúbal, on Feb 6 during a ceremony at the...

U.S. Navy Successfully Conducts AN/SPY-6(V) Radar Ballistic Missile Test

The U.S. Navy's AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) successfully tracked a ballistic missile target, Jan. 31. The short range ballistic missile...

U.S., Japanese commanders observe F-35B operations aboard USS Wasp

The commanders of U.S. 7th Fleet and the Japan's Self-Defense Fleet visited the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), Feb. 5,...

U.S. Navy builds new surface attack drone ships

The U.S. Navy is building two new large drone ships to coordinate synchronized attacks, perform command and control across fleets of Unmanned...

USS Leyte Gulf and USNS Robert E. Peary made contact during...

No personnel were injured when a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser and dry cargo ship made contact during an underway replenishment off the...

Ford-class Ship Self Defense System undergoes first live test

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first-ever, live fire test of the latest generation of the Ship Self Defense System, or SSDS,...

An interactive Illustration to Understand Ship Visual Landing Aids (Lights)

Click on the image for interactive illustration Helicopter Visual Approach System – or ‘HELIVAS’ as it is known...

US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Billings (LCS 15)

The US Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Billings (LCS 15) during a ceremony at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM), shipyard,...

Submarine From ‘Hitler’s Lost Fleet’ Found After 75 Years

The Turkish navy found a WWII German submarine that sank in the waters of the Black Sea and will showcase its discovery...

Russian Navy gets new electro-optic countermeasures system

RIA Novosti reports that Ruselectronics' 5P42 Filin visual-optical interference stations have been placed on the Admiral Gorshkov and Kasatanov Project 22350 frigates....

Chinese scientists make progress on submarine communication

Researchers conduct test transmission of real-time data between deep ocean transponders and Beidou navigation satellite system in western Pacific. Analysts say it...

USS South Dakota was commissioned today (Feb 2) at the U.S....

USS South Dakota is the 17th Virginia-class attack submarine and the seventh Virginia-class Block III submarine. Virginia-class submarines are built to operate...

Royal Australian Navy seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

Royal Australian Navy frigate, HMAS Ballarat, has seized more than 2.1 tonnes of hashish and 345 kilograms of heroin in two boarding...

Keel Laid for Future USS Carl M. Levin

The keel of the future USS Carl M. Levin (DDG 120) was ceremoniously laid at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard,...

HII Awarded $15.2 Billion Block Contract For Two Ford-Class Aircraft Carriers

For the first time in more than three decades, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division was awarded a multi-ship contract...

SNMG1 Prepares For Dynamic Guard

Standing NATO Maritime Group ONE (SNMG1), under the command of U.S. Rear Adm. Edward Cashman, is in Bergen for a scheduled port...

Egypt’s navy modernization, The growth of new power in the Middle...

Introduction The Egyptian Navy is one of the Egyptian Armed Forces Main Branches and it was established in 1928 as it considered as one...

Indian Defence Ministry to discuss proposal on acquiring heavy weight torpedoes

Already delayed by many years, the Defence Ministry is expected to discuss a proposal for acquiring heavyweight torpedoes for the nuclear submarine...

Japan to buy $2.15B Aegis Ashore missile defense systems

The U.S. State Department has approved Japan's $2.15 billion purchase of two land-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense systems. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission...

General Atomics awarded $19.7M for EMALS parts for USS Gerald R....

General Atomics won a $19.7 million contract to manufacture, test, and deliver Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch Systems (EMALS) spare parts to support the US Navy’s CVN-78 aircraft...

Perfect Source for Understanding Voice and Data Link Networking

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USS South Dakota (SSN 790) Commissioning Ceremony

The US Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790), during an 11 a.m. (EST)...

Exercise Cutlass Express 2019 Begins

Maritime forces from East Africa, West Indian Ocean nations, Europe and the United States, as well as several international organizations began the eighth...

USS Chung-Hoon Conducts Second Drug Bust in a Month

While conducting maritime security operations in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) interdicted...

China establishes rescue center in South China Sea

China's Ministry of Transport opened a maritime rescue center in Yongshu reef of the Nansha Islands on Tuesday (Jan 29), to better...

Boeing Receives $2.4 Billion P-8A Poseidon Contract From U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $2.4 billion production contract for the next 19 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes 10...

Pakistan Navy to host multinational Naval Exercise Aman 2019 in February

The Pakistan Navy is set to host multi-national naval exercise ‘Aman 2019’ in February in the North Arabian Sea. More than 40 countries...

A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority

Click on the picture to see the document U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released...

Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in...

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Chinese fleet returns from escort mission

A Chinese navy flotilla returned to Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, on Sunday (Jan 27) after completing its mission of escorting civilian...

U.S. Navy commissions Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor

The U.S. Navy on Saturday (Jan 26.) commissioned its newest Zumwalt-class destroyer USS Michael Monsoor. "USS Michael Monsoor is one of the most...

Singapore Navy Launches Final Littoral Mission Vessel, Fearless

Senior Minister of State for Defence Heng Chee How officiated at the launching ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s eighth...

Italian Navy’s Ninth Multipurpose frigate “SPARTACO SCHERGAT” launched

The launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, the ninth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates,...

Russian Navy receives the newest minesweeper ship “Ivan Antonov”

The Russian Navy’s newest minesweeper ship, project 12700 "Ivan Antonov" was commissioned on Jan 26 with a ceremony held at Baltiysk. The ship...

USS Porter arrives in Riga, Latvia

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Riga, Latvia, Jan. 23, 2019, for a scheduled port visit. "We would...

India successfully tests Barak 8 missile

The Indian navy has performed a successful intercept of an aerial target using the Israeli made Ship launched Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile...

The Philippines to send warship to China fleet review

For the first time, the Philippines is sending one of its warships to a fleet review hosted by China in April, in...

USS Essex visits Thailand

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Phuket for a...

Russian Navy escorts US destroyers that entered Baltic Sea

    The Russian Navy’s Boiky and Soobrazitelnyy corvettes are monitoring the US warships’ activity.   The Russian Baltic Fleet’s corvettes escorted the U.S. destroyers, Gravely...

USS Spruance Completes MDVR in Jebel Ali

The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) departed Jebel Ali, after completing a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR), Jan. 13. MDVRs are maintenance periods...

Lockheed Martin And Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Contract To Build Littoral...

Construction will begin in second half of 2019 The U.S. Navy awarded the Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) team a fixed-price-incentive-fee...

USS Donald Cook arrives in Batumi, Georgia

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Batumi, Georgia, Jan. 21, 2019 for a scheduled port visit. Donald...

Chinese naval fleets escort 3,400 foreign ships over past 10 years

China's naval fleets have escorted 3,400 foreign ships over the past 10 years, around 51.5 percent of the total escorted, according to...

USS Donald Cook entered the Black Sea

USS Donald Cook transited the Turkish Straits and entered the Black Sea Jan. 19, 2019 to conduct maritime security operations in...

Future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) Set For San Diego Commissioning

The U.S. Navy’s newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), will be commissioned at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan....

Japan Navy Ship ‘Ikazuchi’ arrives at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port

Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, welcomed the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship 'Ikazuchi' arrived at the Port of Hambantota...

Update: Norwegian navy frigate KNM Helge Ingstad

Norwegian navy frigate KNM Helge Ingstad almost completely submerged on Tuesday (Nov 13) despite efforts to salvage the sinking vessel. The Norwegian military has been...

World’s first ‘Quantum’ compass

After millions of pounds of funding from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) under the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, British scientists have constructed...

The future USS Michael Monsoor Leaves BIW for California

The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), the second ship in the Zumwalt-class of destroyers, departed General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard in...

The construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127) is...

The construction of the future USS Patrick Gallagher (DDG 127) is officially underway at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard. The milestone was marked...

Exercise Trident Juncture

Twenty-four ships from 14 nations assemble in formation for a photo exercise at the conclusion of exercise Trident Juncture-2018 today (Nov.7)

U.S. EP-3 Intercepted in the Black Sea

On Nov. 5, 2018, a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27. This...

The U.S. Navy is upgrading its MK 132 GMLS for the...

The U.S. Navy is upgrading its MK 132 Guided Missile Launching Systems for the Evolved  Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 Work has commenced on the...

HMCS Toronto arrived in Belfast for repairs after power loss

HMCS Toronto lost power on Monday (Oct. 29) night off the coast of the United Kingdom. For the second time in days, a Canadian frigate...

Indian MOD signs contract with GRSE for supply of four survey...

Indian MOD signs contract with GRSE for supply of four survey vessels for Indian Navy Indian Ministry of Defence has awarded contract for design, construction...

Pirate whaler seized and destroyed by EU NAVFOR

In the morning of Sunday 28th October 2018, EU NAVFOR military personnel seized an active Pirate Action Group (PAG) whaler and destroyed it. This...

The mass production of SOM missile contract signed

The mass production contract of the Precision Guided Stand-Off Munition (SOM) Supply Program was signed by the Presidency of Defence Industries and Turkish Missile...

HMS Montrose to become first forward-deployed frigate in the Middle East

Warship HMS Montrose is preparing to become the Royal Navy’s first frigate to provide an enduring presence in the Gulf as part of the...

The Royal Australian Navy commissioned the guided missile destroyer HMAS Brisbane

The Royal Australian Navy welcomed a new ship into the fleet today (Oct 27) , with the commissioning of the guided missile destroyer, HMAS...

Standard Missile-3 Block IIA obliterates target in latest intercept test

Interceptor defends against sophisticated threats The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency completed the second successful intercept of a ballistic missile target by a Raytheon...

Chemring revealed a new 130 mm RF decoy

UK-based Chemring Countermeasures in cooperation with Japan IHI Aerospace has revealed a new 130 mm radio frequency (RF) decoy. Given the name TORERO, the new...

France launches plan for new aircraft carrier

France will make a decision on the replacement of its flagship aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle at the start of 2020, its armed...

Saab Launches Hypersonic Mode for Naval Radars

Saab strengthens its Sea Giraffe naval radar offer by introducing the Hypersonic Detection Mode, a capability for detecting and tracking targets travelling at hypersonic...

Standard Missile-2 defeats aerial targets in South Korean Navy exercises

Five Raytheon Company built SM-2 surface-to-air missiles successfully completed five test flights in back-to-back summer exercises conducted at sea by the Republic of Korea Navy,...

Swedish Navy submarine HSwMS Gotland starts sea trials after refit.

On Friday October 19 His Swedish Majesty Ship (HSwMS) Gotland started its sea trials at the Saab shipyard in Karlskrona, after a comprehensive Mid-Life...

Mexico receives Latin America’s first RAM launcher

Raytheon Company has delivered a RAM launcher to the Mexican government as part of the long-range off-shore patrol vessel (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance,...

Italy sends Libya boat “Fezzan”

The Libyan Naval Force said Sunday (Oct.21) that it had received the Italian boat Fezzan in Abu Sitta Naval Base in Tripoli with 14...

China-made large amphibious aircraft completes first water takeoff

China's independently-developed large amphibious aircraft AG600 completed its first water takeoff and landing in the city of Jingmen in the central province of Hubei...

U.S. Forces Ready for NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18

More than 14,000 U.S. service members from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps will take part in Exercise Trident Juncture 18,...

Helicopter Crash on board USS Ronald Reagan

A U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan...

The Indian Navy successfully concluded maiden trials of its Deep Submergence...

The Indian Navy successfully concluded maiden trials of the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) on 15 October 2018. The DSRV carried out under water mating...

HMS Tamar is launched as HMS Medway gears up for maiden...

The second of the Royal Navy’s next-generation patrol ships makes her debut at sea next month – as the fourth ship entered the water...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Starts Fabrication of Amphibious Assault Ship Bougainville (LHA...

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the America-class amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) on Monday (Oct.15). The start of...

Pakistan commissions fleet tanker PNS Moawin

Pakistan Navy on Tuesday (Oct.16) commissioned an indigenously built 17,000-tonne fleet tanker named PNS Moawin to its fleet during a ceremony held at Pakistan...

USNS Comfort Departs for Medical Assistance Mission in South and Central...

U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 10, on an 11-week medical assistance mission to South and...

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Two Littoral Combat Ship

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32)...

Australia and Singapore complete Exercise SINGAROO

HMA Ships Stuart and Sirius have joined the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) corvettes RSS Valiant and Vigour for Exercise SINGAROO, a two day...

JMSDF Ships Kaga and Inazuma arrived in Visakhapatnam, India.

Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) Ships Kaga and Inazuma arrived in Visakhapatnam, India to participate in the third edition of the Japan-India Maritime...

South Korean Navy will make a port call to Sasebo Japan

Three South Korean naval ships carrying hundreds of military cadets will make a port call at Japan's Sasebo naval base early next month, officials...

“Meteksan” has completed its missile data link project 

Turkish Defense Company "Meteksan" has completed its KEMENT (Eng: lasso) project  Factory Accaptence Test successfully on Oct.6. KEMENT is a data link system for missiles....

US-Japan Advance New Amphibious Capability

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) became the first U.S. Navy ship in the 7th Fleet to conduct amphibious operations with...

IBSAMAR-VI kicks off at Simons Town, South Africa

The sixth edition of IBSAMAR, a joint Multi – National Maritime Exercise between the Indian, Brazilian and South African Navies, is being held at...

USS Decatur Has Close Encounter With Chinese Warship

Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73) was approached Sunday (Sept 30) morning in the South China Sea by a Chinese warship in what...

China is developing a satellite with a powerful laser for anti-submarine...

China is developing a satellite with a powerful laser for anti-submarine warfare that researchers hope will be able to pinpoint a target as far...

A Royal Navy Pilot landed a F-35B on HMS Queen Elizabeth...

A Royal Navy Pilot landed a F-35B Joint Strike Fighter on the UK aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for the firts time on Sept....

US Navy awards $9 billion in contracts for 10 Arleigh Burke...

The U.S. Navy awarded Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $3.9 billion for the construction of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. It also awarded Huntington...

F-35B jet crashes in South Carolina

USMC confirms the F-35B crash out of VMFAT 501 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, pilot ejected safely, incident still under investigation. This is...

USMC F-35B Conducts First Combat Strike in U.S.CENTCOM AOR

The Marine Corps F-35B, Lightning II, conducted its first combat strike in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom’s...

UK purchases Dreadnought submarine training upgrades for Faslane

The US State Department has approved the purchase of Dreadnought trainer upgrades and training for strategic systems programmes for the UK. According to the contract notice,...

India Successfully Tests Prithvi Interceptor

On September 23, India conducted a successful test of its Prithvi Defense Vehicle (PDV), an exo-atmospheric interceptor missile which is designed to engage medium-range...

Massive Drugs Busts in Indian Ocean by Combined Task Force 150...

The French frigate FS Floreal struck twice in 24 hours to seize over 7000kg of hashish, valued at $3.5m, from suspicious dhows. This is most...

Singapore Navy opens new training facility 

A new training facility opened on Wednesday (Sept 26) at Tuas Naval Base, to better prepare sailors for operations on Singapore's warships. The simulation centre,...

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems was awarded $152m for the modernization of INS...

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems was awarded $152m Medium Refit and Life Certification (MRLC) contract by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) for the overhaul and modernization of...

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS South Dakota...

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS South Dakota (SSN 790), the 17th submarine of the Virginia class, Sept. 24. The ship began...

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy...

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) participated in the bilateral maritime exercise, Exercise Singaroo, from 14 to 25...

Pakistan Navy conducts joint drills with France, Morocco

Pakistan Navy conducts joint drills with France, Morocco PNS SAIF conducted joint drills with French and Moroccan ships at conclusion of its visit to port...

Russia starts development of new generation frigates

Research and development for a new generation frigate of project 22350M has begun in Russia, according to the Russian TASS. "We participate in this...

U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class submarines

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $480.6 million contract modification to continue the development of the lead Columbia-class submarine, the...

Sailors injured in fire aboard Schleswig-Holstein frigate

A fire broke out aboard the Schleswig-Holstein frigate of the German Navy on the Baltic Sea off Kiel on September 17. According to the Deutsche...

The SOCCE duty will be assumed by Turkish Navy for one...

NATO Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) Special Operations Command Control Element (SOCCE) reaches Full Operational Capability.  On Sept.20, under MARCOM and SOCCE control, an opposed...

First in Class Ship, Future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), Starts...

A ceremony was hosted at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard to celebrate the start of construction of the Navy's first John Lewis-class Fleet...

Second Lada class submarine launched in St. Petersburg

A second diesel-electric submarine of project 677 (Lada class), The Kronshtadt, was launched in a special ceremony at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg...

Italian Navy vessel Nave Caprera was used to smuggle cigarettes on...

Italian Navy vessel Nave Caprera was used to smuggle cigarettes on the return trip from Libya where she was deployed in support of Libyan...

Coastal Patrol Ships Conduct Griffin Missile Shoot

U.S. 5th Fleet’s Combined Task Force (CTF) 55 conducted missile and naval gun exercises against high speed maneuvering targets during a Griffin Missile System...

Sailor Struck by Propeller Aboard USS George HW Bush

The sailor died aboard the US aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush. He was fatally wounded by the propeller of a Grumman E-2 Hawkeye...

The Pakistan Navy seized three tonnes of hashish in northern Arabian...

The Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency seized three tonnes of hashish from a boat in northern Arabian Sea, a spokesperson of the Pakistan...

S. Korea shipbuilder cuts steel for PH Navy’s 2nd guided-missile frigate

South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has held a steel cutting ceremony for the Philippine Navy’s second guided-missile frigate (P160) on Sept 17. A ceremony...

Austal USA, Lockheed Martin Awarded FY 2018 LCS Hulls

Austal USA and Lockheed Martin were awarded contract modifications to build the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2018 batch of Littoral Combat Ships, the Pentagon announced...

Frigate Admiral Gorshkov underway for combat training

The lead ship of project 22350, The Admiral Gorshkov, which commissioned on July 28, has left the main base of the Northern Fleet (Severomorsk)...

HMS Dragon leaves Portsmouth for the Persian Gulf

HMS Dragon leaves Portsmouth for the Persian Gulf Portsmouth based HMS Dragon left her homeport today (Sept.18) to embark on an operational deployment to the...

Joint U.S. Forces Team for Exercise Valiant Shield 2018

U.S. military forces from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are scheduled to participate in exercise Valiant Shield (VS) 2018, Sept. 16-23, around the Marianas Island...

Ukraine will set up a new naval base on the coast...

Ukraine will set up a new naval base on the coast of the Azov Sea by the end of the year, countering Russian efforts...

Russian Navy Vostok-2018 Exercise Activities

A strike group of the Pacific Fleet warships headed by the Varyag guided-missile cruiser has conducted drills with two units of small corvette anti-submarine...

The U.S. State Department has approved possible sale of six P-8A...

The U.S. State Department has approved possible military sales worth $2.6 billion to South Korea, including six P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft. The Boeing-made Poseidon...

The Ukrainian Navy will soon be replenished by Danish minesweepers. 

The Danish government has approved the sale to Ukraine for 102 million euros of three 450-ton multifunctional boats of the Flyvefisken class (Standard Flex...

Indonesian fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 catches fire in Papua waters

An Indonesian fast missile boat KRI Rencong-622 caught fire while patrolling the waters of Sorong, West Papua, around 20 miles from the harbor of...

Japan Missile Defense Flight Test Successful Through Intercept

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) announce the successful completion of an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense...

U.S. surface ships will be able to use SM-2 against surface...

U.S. surface ships will be able to use SM-2s to conduct offensive strikes against enemy aircraft and surface ships out to ninety nautical miles. This...

The Royal Saudi Navy handed over command of CTF152 to the...

The Royal Saudi Navy (RSN) today handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152) to the Kuwait Coast Guard...

US clears further E-2D Hawkeye package for Japan

The US State Department said Monday (Sep 10) it is ready to approve the sale of up to nine early-warning military planes to Japan,...

U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area are preparing for...

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordered all Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area to get underway ahead of Hurricane Florence. There are nearly 30...

Taiwan plans to invest NT$500bn on ships after 2026.

According to the Taiwanese press, The Taiwan Ministry of National Defense plans to invest an estimated NT$500 billion (US$16.2 billion) after 2026 on next-generation...

The largest ever Bright Star manoeuvres started on Sep 8.

The exercises are scheduled to take place from 8 to 20 September at the Mohamed Naguib Base, west of Alexandria, and in designated areas...

Mine Counter Measures Exercise DYNAMIC MOVE 18-2 Underway

The second part of NATO mine countermeasures leadership exercise Dynamic Move 18 started in La Spezia, Italy September 3 with 60 navy personnel and...

The U.S. Navy fired two of its submarine commanders last week.

The relief of Capt. Gregory R. Kercher, head of the submarine Florida’s gold crew, arrived four days after the Navy fired the commanding officer...

Taiwan Navy proposes US $1.02 billion for fast attack missile boats

The Taiwan Navy has submitted a request for NT$31.6 billion (US$1.02 billion) to build 50-ton fast attack missile boats, as part of the national...

Japan MSDF submarines to allow women in crew

Japan Defense Ministry intends to allow female crew members to serve on Maritime Self-Defense Force submarines, ending a policy of having men-only crews. This change...

The Philippine Navy’s BRP Gregorio del Pilar (FF-15) has run aground...

The Philippine Navy’s warship has run aground near Hasa-Hasa Shoal (Half Moon Shoal) while on routine patrol in the West Philippine Sea. The BRP Gregorio...

Romania to buy coastal antiship missiles

The Romanian government has approved a decision to spend at least €137 million on the purchase of anti-ship missiles that are to be deployed...

Indian Naval Aviation

On 25 August, India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the start of negotiations for the procurement of 111 light naval utility and 24 Lockheed...

Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially takes over United States Coast Guard Cutter...

The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe officially took over the Ex-USCG “Sherman” into Sri Lanka Navy in a ceremony held at...

Indonesia allocates USD1.9 million for consultancy work on sixth submarine

Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has set aside a total sum of USD1.9 million for consultancy services in relation to the acquisition of a...

Indian Navy tested its indigenous SLBM.

Indian indigenous submarine ARIHANT successfully launched 3 home-grown nuclear capable Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) (code-named B-05) on Aug 11 & 12 Aug while...

F-35C Lightning II Conducts Operational Test-1 Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln

F-35C Lightning II aircraft from Strike Fighter Squadron 125 are conducting their Operational Test-1 (OT-1) aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN...

Russian Pacific Fleet’s exercise.

The Russian Pacific Fleet’s naval strike group and coastal defense teams have held a live-fire exercise, hitting two drifting target vessels with seven missiles,...

Britain purchases MK54 lightweight torpedo kits for P-8 Poseidon

A $40 million contract has been awarded for the production of MK54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedo kits for the US, UK, Canada, Australia and...

Three JMSDF Destroyers started their Indo Southeast Asia Deployment

Three JMSDF Destroyers(JS KAGA (DDH 184), JS INAZUMA (DD 105) and JS SUZUTSUKI (DD117 )) have left their own port for Indo Southeast Asia...

Brazil’s new helicopter carrier ATLANTICO A140 arrived at her new homeport

Brazil's new helicopter carrier ATLANTICO A140, the former HMS OCEAN L12, arrived at her new homeport of Rio de Janeiro on Aug 25.

The Dominican Republic commisioned it’s new training tall ship.

The Dominican Republic commisioned it's new training tall ship today (Aug 25). The EX-Royal Helena was bougth by the Dominican Navy and renamed JUAN...

BAE Systems has been awarded a $146.3 million contract to modernizing...

BAE Systems has been awarded a $146.3 million contract by the U.S. Navy to modernizing the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Under the...

The Russian Navy will place its emphasis on developing unmanned warships

The Russian Navy will place its emphasis on developing unmanned warships, Navy Shipbuilding Chief Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov told Zvezda TV today (Aug 24)...

Raytheon gets $60m to deliver torpedoes to US and Taiwanese Navy.

The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $60 million contract modification for work on the delivery of torpedoes and related support...

The U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Sioux City and...

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of two Littoral Combat Ships (LCSs), the future USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and USS Wichita (LCS 13), during...

Russian Navy activities in Syria

The Russian Navy during the operation in Syria carried out 189 strikes, in which 86 ships and 14 submarines participated. This was reported by...

Japan sending its largest destroyer to South China Sea and Indian...

The Japan MSDF announced on Tuesday (Aug 21) that its largest destroyer, the Kaga & other vessels will visit 5 countries, including Philippines, Indonesia...

Russian defense firm expects Iran to show interest in Karakurt-class missile...

The developers of Project 22800 ‘Karakurt’ missile corvettes expect a whole group of countries, including Iran, to display their interest in the warship’s export...

Ronald Reagan Strike Group Conducts Air Defense Exercise

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group, including Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), participated in an air...

Unmanned V-200 UAV for German Navy K130.

UMS Skeldar has been contracted to deliver vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to the German Navy. The German defence procurement...

Ukraine set to deploy naval force to Sea of Azov

Ukraine needs to bolster its presence in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea to “adequately counter Russia’s expansion,” Ukrainian National Security and...

United Kingdom hands over to Saudi Arabia in CTF150 Change of...

The Royal Navy (RN) handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150) to the Royal Saudi Navy (RSN) after...

Iwo Jima Completes Six Month Deployment

Nearly 1,200 Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returned to their homeport of Mayport, Fla., Aug. 9, following...

HMAS Darwin scuttle set for Tasmania

The Royal Australian Navy’s decommissioned frigate ex-HMAS Darwin is to be scuttled in the waters off Tasmania to become a dive wreck, the Australian...

USNS Burlington (EPF 10) Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, Burlington, successfully completed Acceptance Trials, Aug. 3 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of...

30th Chinese naval escort taskforce sets sail for Gulf of Aden

The 30th Chinese naval escort taskforce set out for the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali from a naval port in Qingdao...

Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace starts visit to Fiji

The Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace, which is on Mission Harmony-2018, arrived on Thursday (Aug 2) in the Fijian capital city of Suva,...

Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 Concludes

The world's largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands...

A Chinese warship will take part in multinational military exercises hosted...

A Chinese warship will take part in multinational military exercises hosted by Australia in September in a sign of a possible diplomatic rapprochement between...

Saab has received an order from Germany for the RBS15 Mk3...

Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the Anti-Ship Missile RBS15 Mk3 ship system. The order value is approx....

Austal’s Littoral Combat Ship Charleston (LCS 18) completes acceptance trials for...

Austal’s Littoral Combat Ship Charleston (LCS 18) completes acceptance trials for the US Navy. The completion of acceptance trials is the last major milestone required...

The US State Department has approved a possible SALE to the...

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Netherlands of 106 MK 54 torpedo conversion kits. The US Defense...

Exercise PANAMAX 2018 Kicks off in Mayport

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) hosts the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) portion of the annual exercise PANAMAX from July...

Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) commenced exercise Eagle Salute 18 on July...

Eagle Salute 18 is a multilateral surface exercise to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating...

U.S. Navy FFG(X) program

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts to five companies to exercise options for Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) Conceptual Design, said in the statement by...

Japan launches first 27DDG-class AEGIS destroyer “Maya”

Japan launches first 27DDG-class AEGIS destroyer from a shipyard in Yokohama today (July 31). She has named "Maya" after mountain in Japan and WWII...

Egypt is negotiating with Germany for obtaining 2 MEKO A200 corvette

According to French La Tribune newspaper, Egypt is negotiating with Germany for obtaining 2 MEKO A200 corvette as an alternative to the additional Naval...

The steel cutting ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette

The steel cutting ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition...

Royal Bahrain Navy Upgrades its Frigate Sabha

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible military sale for support services of the Royal Bahrain Navy frigate Sabha. The Royal Bahrain Naval Service...

The Spanish Navy commissioned its fifth OPV “Audaz”

The Spanish Navy commissioned its fifth Buque de Acción Marítima (BAM) ship "Audaz" in a ceremony in San Fernando on July 27. The ceremony was...

IAI upgrading Heron’s capabilities for the maritime arena

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) decided to upgrade Heron’s capabilities for the maritime arena with anti-submarine capabilities. According to the Israeli military newspaper (israeldefense.co.il) Israel Aerospace...

Swedish defence company Saab has announces new anti ship missile system,...

Swedish defence company Saab has announced the RBS15 Gungnir next generation anti-ship missile system will be shown at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018 for...

RIMPAC units participate in sinking exercise

Live fire from aircraft, a submarine, and land assets participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST...

Mexico Cancels US Maritime Helicopter Order

Mexican President-elect Andres Mannuel Lopez Obrador plans to cancel a $1.36 billion order for 8 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for the country's Navy. Speaking to Mexican...

Saudi Arabia buys five corvettes from Spanish Navantia 

On 12 July the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a contract with Navantia for the construction of five corvettes. The amount...

The latest littoral combat ship, future USS Wichita completes acceptance trials...

The latest littoral combat ship, future USS Wichita completes acceptance trials on Lake Michigan LCS 13, the future USS Wichita, is the seventh Freedom-variant LCS...

Japan seeking to buy newest US-made unmanned helicopter

Japan is considering an acquisition of MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter developed by the Northrop Grumman to operate from its new Izumo-class amphibious assault...

MQ−8C Fire Scout makes its European debut

MQ−8C Fire Scout makes its European debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) on July 13, 2018. The Fire Scout at RIAT will be...

Russian Pacific fleet warships returned to Vladivostok after two month...

Russian Pacific fleet warships Admiral Tributs, Admiral Vinogradov and the tanker Pechenga has completed  two-month deployment and returned to Vladivostok on July 12. During two...

Counter-piracy task forces strengthen interoperability through PASSEX 

The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF)’s JS Akebono and Italian Navy’s ITS Margottini have conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) in the Gulf of Aden,...

Turkish Navy to get new fleet tanker.

Turkish Sefine Shipyard was awarded a contract by the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries to build a fast fleet auxiliary tanker for Turkish Navy,...

Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF arrived Saudi Arabia for Regional Maritime Security...

Pakistan Navy Ship SAIF visited Jeddah (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia),during first Regional Maritime Security Patrol (RMSP) deployment instituted recently by the Pakistan Navy. The...

Russian armed forces conducting huge military drills with missile launches at...

Russian armed forces conducting huge military drills with missile launches at the Black Sea region, Russia’s Ministry of Defence announced in an 11 July...

Virginia-class submarine USS JOHN WARNER SSN785 returned home to Norfolk after...

Virginia-class submarine USS JOHN WARNER SSN785 returned home to Norfolk Wednesday (July11) after a six-month Sixth Fleet European deployment. She launched 6 Tomahawk cruise...

Second Zumwalt Destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor, Needs New Engine

Zumwalt-class destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG-1001) will need to have a main turbine engine replaced before the ship can sail to San Diego for its combat system...

U.S., Lebanon Armed Forces Complete Resolute Response 18

U.S. and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) participated in exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18 at Jounieh Naval Base, Lebanon, June 25-July 6. RR18 is an annual...

Southern Seas 2018 Deployment Begins

The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) with Destroyer Squadron Four Zero (DESRON 40) has deployed to the waters...

Russian Navy to accept 19 new warships for service by yearend

The Russian Navy has already received 12 warships and combat boats since the beginning of this year The Russian Navy will take the delivery of...

Japanese, Indian teams submit designs for Taiwan’s ‘Indigenous Defense Submarines’

Japanese, Indian teams submit designs for Taiwan's 'Indigenous Defense Submarines' Two teams from the US, and two teams from Europe have also submitted design proposals...

China launches new Beidou navigation satellite

China sent a new Beidou navigation satellite into orbit on a Long March-3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, in the southwestern Sichuan...

Ensign Aboard USS Jason Dunham Dies Following Small Boat Accident in...

A U.S. sailor assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG-109) has died from injuries following a Sunday (July 8) small-boat incident in the...

New Zealand to buy Boeing P-8 MPA to boost South Pacific...

New Zealand has agreed to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes, its defense minister said on Monday (July 9), strengthening surveillance capabilities...

U.S., Philippines strengthen alliance with Maritime Training Activity 2018 

The U.S. and Philippines navies kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama at Naval Station Ernesto Ogbinar in San Fernando City, Philippines, July...

French Navy Arrives in Israel for First Joint Exercises in Decades

French Navy Arrives in Israel for First Joint Exercises in Decades The Israel Navy has participated in joint naval exercises with the French Navy for...

Russian Navy Corvette “Boykiy” arrived in Kronstadt to participate in the...

Russian Navy Baltic Fleet ship, "Boykiy", arrived in Leningrad naval base in Kronstadt to participate in the Main Naval Parade,  which will be held...

Warramunga returns from record breaking Middle East mission

More than a thousand people have lined the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome HMAS Warramunga back to her homeport after a nine-month...

Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout Initial Operational Test and Evaluation complete

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the...

US Navy destroyers crossed into the Taiwan Strait

US Navy destroyers USS BENFOLD and USS MUSTIN crossed into the Taiwan Strait from the south and were continuing on a northeasterly course, Taiwan's...

China’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier ready for second sea trial

The carrier's first sea trial was from May 13 to 18. After a five-day sea trial, the carrier had returned on May 23 to...

USS Mount Whitney ?? enters BlackSea for Exercise Sea Breeze. 

The Blue Ridge-class command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) entered the Black Sea July 7, 2018, to conduct maritime security operations...

The Indonesian Navy will cease deployments of its BO-105 utility helicopters...

The Indonesian Navy will cease deployments of its BO-105 utility helicopters in the Middle East after concerns were raised over the aircraft’s ability to...

US taps Japan radar tech to double missile defense range

US taps Japan radar tech to double missile defense range The radar technology that Washington and Tokyo plan to develop would double the detection range of...

Finland to buy Gabriel anti-ship missiles from Israel

Finland to buy Gabriel anti-ship missiles from Israel Aerospace Industries, which beat out Kongsberg NSM, MBDA Exocet, Boeing Harpoon and Saab RBS15. Deal is for...

NATO Seasparrow conducts successful flight test of ESSM Block 2

The NATO Seasparrow Project Office recently conducted a successful flight test of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2, intercepting a BQM-74E aerial target,...

Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov to be delivered to the Russian...

Shipbuilders intend to deliver the second (the first serial-produced) Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov to the Russian Navy in the autumn of 2019, Head...

PLA navy to get first female captain in history

The People's Liberation of Army (PLA) Navy is expected to have a female captain for the first time in history, the official PLA Daily...

China launches next-generation destroyers expected to be armed with electromagnetic railgun

Type 055 likely to be armed with experimental electromagnetic railgun Two of China's newest-generation guided missile destroyers - Type 055 - have been launched in...

China is working on a new fighter jet for aircraft carriers...

China is developing a new fighter jet for aircraft carriers to replace its J-15s after a series of mechanical failures and crashes, as it...

China planning for Arctic operations

A research report published in the Chinese Journal of Ship Research suggests that China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is considering future submarine operations...

Russian Navy still trying to decide on overhaul for Blacksea Fleet...

Russian Navy still trying to decide on overhaul for Blacksea Fleet flagship Moskva. Three-year repair would extend 35-year-old project 1164 guided missile cruiser's life by...

Schiebel Completes S-100 Trials for Belgian Navy

Schiebel has successfully completed trials for the Camcopter S-100 anmanned aircraft system (UAS) for the Belgian Navy. The tests demonstrated search and rescue as...

28th Chinese naval escort taskforce wraps up visit to South Africa

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce left the Port of Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday (July 2) morning after a four-day...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. Japan will send its large...

USS Jason Dunham and Egyptian Navy Conduct PASSEX

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and the Egyptian Navy frigate El Zafer (F951) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX), July...

The German Navy is suffering from a shortage of special tankers...

The German Navy is suffering from a shortage of special tankers to provide underway replenishment for its ships at sea. The Germany Navy was deprived...

SAAB announces new version of anti-ship missile

Swedish defence company Saab announced on 2 July that it had developed a new version of the RBS15 long-range fire-and-forget anti-ship missile. On its website,...

UK Defence Secretary opens new missile factory in Bolton

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson opens new £50 m MBDA missile factory in Bolton, according to a 2 July statement by UK Ministry of...

U.S.Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to...

U.S.Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to Bell-Boeing The U.S. Navy bought its first CMV-22 Ospreys for use as carrier onboard...

The cost to repair collision-damaged destroyer USS FITZGERALD DDG62 keeps going...

The cost to repair collision-damaged destroyer USS FITZGERALD DDG62 keeps going up, with Huntington Ingalls Industries  getting another $27.5 million to fix and modernize...

Lockheed Martin Corp. will continue its research on hypersonic technology. 

Lockheed Martin Corp. will continue its research on hypersonic technology. The $11.8 million contract awarded by Strategic Systems Programs provides for Hypersonic Booster technology development...

China, ASEAN to hold maritime drill

China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have scheduled a joint maritime exercise to take place later this...

Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded $200 million contract in support...

Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded a contract in support of new material for the USS Enterprise, a future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier. The...

The Chinese navy plans to equip an electromagnetic railgun onto a...

The Chinese navy plans to equip an electromagnetic railgun onto a second type of surface warfare vessel, before the United States Navy puts such...

Bulava missile accepted for service by the Russian Navy

The D-30 missile system including R-30 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, has been accepted for service by the Russian Navy following successful tests, according to...

BAE Systems has been formally named as preferred tenderer for Australia’s...

British defence giant BAE Systems has won a multi-billion pound contract from the Australian government to build nine new warships, marking a significant victory...

Australia cleared to buy $185 million in Aegis equipment

The U.S. State Department has cleared Australia to purchase long-lead equipment for integrating its CEAFAR 2 phased array radar system with the Aegis combat...

Chinese naval formation conducts real combat training

A flotilla sent by China's Eastern Theater Command has been undertaking a real combat training in high seas since it set out on June...

HMCS Calgary’s ESSM firing

HMCS Calgary conducted successful firings of the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile against Unmanned Aerial Vehicles during a live fire air defence exercise in preparation...

SAAB Receives Order for Naval Radars

Saab has signed a contract for delivery of the multi-role naval radar Sea Giraffe AMB and associated equipment including spare parts. The work for the...

Spain cleared to buy Aegis Systems

The U.S. State Department has cleared Spain to purchase five Aegis weapon systems, potentially worth $860.4 million. The systems would be placed aboard Spanish frigates,...

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and Thales Deutschland to deliver Combat System of K130...

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and Thales Deutschland have jointly been commissioned to deliver the combat system of the German Class K130 Corvette. The order comprises 5...

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group visits Manila

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Manila for...

Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea, Pacific

Australia will invest $5.2 billion to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China...

AUSTAL awarded US$16 million contract for additional LCS design services.

Austal Limited (Austal) today announced (June 26) the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA US$16,303,195 for a cost-plus-fixed fee to a...

Australian Defence Forces participation to Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...

More than 1600 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in the United States ahead of a month of focused military training activities with...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana (SSN 789) to U.S....

Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana (SSN 789) to U.S. Navy  Huntington Ingalls Industries’  Newport News Shipbuilding division delivered the newest nuclear-powered fast...

S. Korea chooses Boeing’s P-8 maritime patrol aircraft for naval procurement...

South Korea decided Monday (June 25)  to purchase US defense company Boeing's P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in a $1.7 billion project, Seoul's military...

French frigate Nivôse has seized 251 kilograms of heroin after boarding...

Within a month of joining Combined Task Force 150 (CTF150), the French frigate, Nivôse, has seized 251 kilograms of heroin in the latest success...

NATO Dynamic Mongoose 2018 exercise is scheduled for June 25 to...

Dynamic Mongoose is the second annual NATO-led maritime Anti-Submarine Warfare interoperability exercise and Norway is the host nation. After Dynamic Manta, conducted in the...

Shipbuilders to deliver 2 noiseless submarines to Russia’s Pacific Fleet in...

Two Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines will be handed over to Russia’s Pacific Fleet in November 2020, according to an annual report of the...

The Italian Navy has selected Black Shark Advanced torpedoes to equip...

The Italian Navy has selected Leonardo’s Black Shark Advanced (BSA) torpedoes to equip its Todaro-class U212A submarines. The new equipment is expected to significantly increase...

Singapore Exercises with India, Japan, the Philippines and the United States...

Singapore Exercises with India, Japan, the Philippines and the United States Navies in Group Sail to Exercise RIMPAC. The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)'s Formidable-class...

Chinese frigate “Binzhou” portvisit to Gdynia, Poland.

Chinese frigate "Binzhou" sails into Gdynia port of Northern Poland, on June 22, 2018.  Chinese frigate "Binzhou" started its five-day visit to Poland on...

German Navy Frigate FGS SACHSEN missile accident

German Navy Frigate FGS SACHSEN F219 suffered missile accident during missile shooting on Jun 21 off Norwegian coast. Missile was launched from deck launcher in...

New Zealand Defence Force to Strengthen Engagement in Asia-Pacific

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has deployed Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Mana to the Asia-Pacific over the next five months,...

Israeli Navy acquired a new type of torpedo

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 19 June that is has acquired a new type of torpedo that it calls the Kaved (heavy)...

USS Farragut forced into maintenance in Norway

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class USS Farragut (DDG 99) was underway as part of the Harry S. Truman carrier strike group when a cooling fan...

U.S., Thailand Conclude CARAT Thailand 2018

The 24th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, and Royal Thai Navy concluded in Pattaya,...

The German Navy awarded RAMSYS a contract for the delivery of...

The German Navy awarded RAM-System GmbH (RAMSYS) a contract for the delivery of ten Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launching systems to be installed and...

USS Harry S. Truman Arrives in Marseille, France

The Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) arrived in Marseille, France, for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 21. "We look...

The Iranian Navy dispatched its logistic warship, Khark, to the international...

Khark which is the biggest logistic warship in West Asia was sent on a mission in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and...

USS Coronado Underway for MQ-8C Fire Scout Testing

USS Coronado (LCS 4) began underway operational testing of the Navy's newest unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout, off the coast of San Diego,...

Contract worth 27 million USD on Naval Strike Missile for Norway...

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has entered into contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency worth 220M NOK for a cooperation agreement on...

HMAS Warramunga finished her record breaking deployment to Middle East

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga finished her record breaking deployment to Middle East and returning to homeport after eight months. The Australian warship conducted...

Spain has approved plans to acquire Thales’s newest unmanned aerial system...

The Spanish Navy has selected  Fulmar X unmanned aircraft system for the test and evaluation of UAS in experimentation maritime environments. Fulmar X can...

Russia developing new amphibious assault ship with 8,000-tonne displacement

The Severnoye Design Bureau is working on the project of a principally new amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, Russian  TASS repotted on...

The Egyptian Navy has recently issued an international tender to procure...

The Egyptian Navy has recently issued an international tender to procure 4 new frigates. Talks with both German Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and French Naval...

USS Carl Vinson Departs for RIMPAC 2018

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed San Diego, June 18, to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise...

Two corvettes armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles will join the Russian...

Two corvettes armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles will join the Russian Navy’s permanent Mediterranean taskforce, the Black Sea Fleet’s press office reported on Monday...

U.S. Navy Announces 26th Rim of the Pacific Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial...

Pakistan Navy will obtain two Type 054 A frigates from China. 

A ceremony was held at Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi to ink the agreement. A representative of Ministry of Defence Pakistan and M/s China...

Raytheon Awarded LCS Over-the-Horizon Anti-Surface Weapon Contract

Raytheon Awarded LCS Over-the-Horizon Anti-Surface Weapon Contract; Deal Could be Worth $848M The Norwegian-designed Naval Strike Missile has been officially selected to serve as the...

BALTOPS 2018 Begins in Klaipeda

Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 1-15, 2018. Air, maritime...

Hellenic Navy issued RFI for procerement of heavyweight torpedoes

The Hellenic Navy issued on the 25th of May a request for information for the procurement of heavyweight torpedoes for its Type 214 and...

UK to base a frigate at its new facility in Mina...

UK to base a frigate at its new facility in Mina Salman, Bahrain. The ship will remain in the Persian Gulf region with crews...

HMAS Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued...

HMAS Warramunga has seized two more hauls of illicit narcotics valued at approximately AUD$315.4 million following boarding operations in international waters of the Arabian...

Japan MSDF submarine releases decoy by mistake

Japan MSDF submarine releases decoy by mistake Officials of Japan's Defense Ministry say a Maritime Self-Defense Force submarine mistakenly released an anti-torpedo decoy during training...

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense (MND) has revealed its strategy...

The Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense (MND) has revealed its strategy to keep the country’s aging submarine fleet operational. The MND has announced that it...

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has taken delivery of the flagship...

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has taken delivery of the flagship Al-Karama (Dignity) offshore patrol vessel, the former Irish vessel Aisling. The LNA released a...

Algeria and Russia have signed an agreement to acquire four Project...

Algeria and Russia have signed an agreement to acquire four Project 22160-class patrol ships worth a total value of $ 180 million. The agreement...

Royal Navy accepted Sea Ceptor Missile into service

HMS MONTROSE became the third warship to conduct Sea Ceptor test-firing and the system is officially accepted into service by the Royal Navy on...

Lockheed Martin has successfully fired two Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs)

Lockheed Martin announced on Wednesday (May 23) it has successfully fired two production representative Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs) from a U.S. Air Force B-1B. In...

RFS Yuri Dolgoruky conducted successful salvo launch of four Bulava ballistic...

Russia's Borey-class strategic submarine Yuri Dolgoruky conducted on Tuesday (May 22) a successful salvo launch of four Bulava ballistic missiles for the first time,...

India tests BrahMos cruise missile to validate ‘life-extension’ features

India tests BrahMos cruise missile to validate ‘life-extension’ features India test-fired the BrahMos  supersonic cruise missile on 21 May to validate its “life-extension” capabilities and...

Russia Drops Plans For Upgraded Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub

Russia will reportedly build six more Borei II-class ballistic missile submarines instead. The Russian government has reportedly cancelled an upgraded variant of the nuclear-powered ballistic...

US To Export Saab’s Sea Giraffe Amb Radar To Philippine Navy

Saab will supply the Sea Giraffe AMB naval radar system to the US Navy (USN) for a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal between the...

Rolls-Royce Gas Turbine Selected for Japan’s New Frigate 

Rolls-Royce reports it has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self...

Turkish Defense giant Aselsan completed the factory acceptance test succesfully of...

Turkish Defense giant Aselsan completed the factory acceptance test succesfully of ÇAFRAD Multi Functional Active Phased Array Radar. Radar will be fitted to Turkey's TF-2000...

Exercise Croix Du Sud (Southern Cross) 18

Around 300 members of the Australian Defence Force have joined a French-led multinational force to participate in valuable disaster response training designed to increase...

Greece is expected to host US drones at Larisa airbase

Greece currently does not have armed drones, and there are no signs that Greece will have them in the near future. However, as of...

Australia’s third Air Warfare Destroyer, SYDNEY 42, was launched Saturday (May...

   Australia's third Air Warfare Destroyer, SYDNEY 42, was launched Saturday (May 19) morning in Adelaide. The Royal Australian Navy’s newest ship has been launched...

Russian Navy submarines may be docked in one of the Mediterranean...

Two submarines of the Black Sea fleet project 636. 3 "Veliky Novgorod" and "Kolpino" for a long time in the mediterranean, may soon embark...

Taiwan Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Its New Missile-Toting Stealthy...

Taiwan says it is accelerating production of nearly a dozen stealthy Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes, the first of which will be focused on air-defense...

Russia Developing New Underwater Drone Capable Of Destroying Enemy Naval Bases

Russia is developing a powerful underwater drone that can carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to destroy enemy...

PLA Navy live firing exercise

Chinese PLA Navy Type 054A Jiangkai III-class frigate DAQING 576 conducting live-fire exercises in the Yellow Sea between 11 and 14 May. Views show...

USS Milwaukee Fires Missiles, Kicks Off LCS Missile Module Developmental Testing

USS Milwaukee Fires Missiles, Kicks Off LCS Missile Module Developmental Testing The Freedom variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile...

Russian Northern Fleet SAR forces take part in Barents 2018 Russia-Norway...

Russian Northern Fleet SAR forces take part in Barents 2018 Russia-Norway exercise Northern Fleet search-and-rescue forces are ready for the Barents 2018 Russia-Norway exercise. The exercise...

Exercise Chesapeake 2018

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWBCSG) and French Carrier Air Wing (Groupe Aerien Embarque) departed Norfolk May 7 to begin combined exercise...

Chinese president Xi Jinping presided over the country’s largest-ever naval parade...

Chinese president Xi Jinping presided today (Apr 12) over the country's largest-ever naval parade and review. Held in the South China Sea with submarines,...

Indian Mahindra partners Japanese, Israeli firms for sea planes, naval UAVs

Mahindra Defence, on Wednesday (Apr 11) announced the signing of two major deals that would strengthen it defence footprint and make it a major...

Korea’s Navy to receive new landing ship

Korea's Navy will take over a new 4,500-ton landing ship featuring speedier and larger-load operations on Monday, the state arms agency said. The Defense Acquisition...

China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier set to carry out maiden sea...

China's first domestically designed and built aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, is expected to go into full service later this year. China's first home-built aircraft...

Pakistan conducted another successful test fire of indigenous developed SLCM

Pakistan conducted another successful test fire of indigenous developed Submarine Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM) Babur having a range of 450km. The missile was fired from...

HMS OCEAN, UK’s largest warship was decommissioned

UK's largest warship was decommissioned by the Queen Elizabeth in special ceremony in Plymouth on Mar 27. HMS Ocean, or the Mighty O, as she...

Indian Navy’s Six Oldest Submarines Undergoing Major Refit Process

Indian Navy’s Six Oldest Submarines Undergoing Major Refit Process The delay in induction of India’s new class of attack submarines has forced the Indian Navy...

Turkish mine hunter TCG AKÇAY, discovered a sea mine in...

During routine mine countermeasure training in the Black Sea on 7th February 2018, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) ship, Turkish mine hunter...

Romania’s Defence minister announces plans for locally-built submersible.

Romania's Defence minister announces plans for locally-built submersible. For the first time in decades, the Black Sea will once again be patrolled by a Romanian...

China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean’

China plans sea-based anti-missile shields ‘for Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean’ The assessment came as Beijing announced it had carried out a successful test of its...

President of the Israel visited Greek Navy Fleet Headquarters at the...

The Greek General Staff announced that on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 , Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the Fleet Headquarters at the Salamis Naval...

U.S. Navy Commissions Newest USS Omaha

The U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned its newest warship, the USS Omaha, a futuristic, $440 million vessel named for the Nebraska hometown of billionaire...

Raytheon has won a US$574 million contract to upgrade and support...

Raytheon has won a CN$704 million (US$574 million) contract to upgrade and support 21 Close-In Weapons Systems (CIWS) for the Royal Canadian Navy. The CIWS...

India Could Soon Set Up A Military Base In Oman.

Just days after signing an agreement with Seychelles to develop ‘military infrastructure’ on one of its strategically located islands in the western Indian Ocean,...

Republic of Korea Navy receives first FFX II frigate ROKS Daegu

Republic of Korea Navy receives first FFX II frigate ROKS Daegu The Republic of Korea Navy has received the first of eight Daegu-class (FFX II)...

Japanese destroyer to dock in Manila for 3-day visit

Japanese destroyer JS Amagiri (DD-154) will conduct a three-day portvisit to Manila/Philippines, the Philippine Navy announced on Wednesday (Jan 31). The JS Amagiri (DD-154) with...

Pakistan Navy ships visit to Tanzania and Kenya

The Pakistan Navy Ships KHAIBAR and NASR during their concurrent Overseas Deployment to East African Countries and Island States of Indian Ocean visited Dar...

CTF 150 NETS AN ENORMOUS DRUGS HAUL IN THE INDIAN OCEAN

International assets from Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), teamed up in a counter drugs operation in the...

Harpoon Block II+ anti-ship missile completes operational test shot.

Harpoon Block II+ anti-ship missile completes operational test shot. The U.S. Navy is closer to delivering the new Harpoon Block II+ missile to the fleet...

Iranian Boats Mysteriously Stop Harassing U.S. Navy

Iranian Boats Mysteriously Stop Harassing U.S. Navy The Iranian military has halted “routine harassment” of U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf, for no discernible...

HMS FORTH has been formally accepted by the UK MoD.

BAE Systems announced that HMS FORTH has been formally accepted by the UK MoD. She will be commissioned into Her Majesty’s fleet at her...

Royal Bahrain Naval Force receives first upgraded Al-Manama FPB 62 patrol...

Royal Bahrain Naval Force receives first upgraded Al-Manama FPB 62 patrol combatant The Royal Bahrain Naval Force received its first upgraded Al-Manama class guided-missile patrol...

The French Navy will reportedly retire the last of its Alouette...

The French Navy will reportedly retire the last of its Alouette III light helicopters after more than 55 years of service and at least...

PLA Navy deploys ‘new type of electronic warfare aircraft’

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s South China Sea Fleet deployed a “new type of electronic warfare aircraft” in its recent combat maneuvers, a...

NZDF gets maritime fleet ready for operations

About 700 sailors, seven ships and two helicopters from the Royal New Zealand Navy are taking part in week-long drills in the northern part...

USS Little Rock Stuck in Montreal, Ship Might Not Leave Until...

USS Little Rock Stuck in Montreal, Ship Might Not Leave Until Spring USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship to join the...

India to test 800-km range BrahMos later this year

India to test 800-km range BrahMos later this year India is working on increasing the range of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile to 800km and...

USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Pascagoula for Restoration

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Jan. 19, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf inward bound...

RoKN’s seventh KSS-2 submarine to start operations in May

RoKN’s seventh KSS-2 submarine to start operations in May The Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN’s) seventh air-independent propulsion (AIP)-capable KSS-2 (Type 214) diesel-electric attack submarine...

Philippine senators seek inquiry into navy’s $310 million frigate deal

A group of Philippine opposition senators has sought a public inquiry into the navy’s 15.7 billion peso ($310 million) acquisition of a frigate from...

ESPS Patiño conducted RAS with Australian and Pakistani Warship

EU NAVFOR’s Spanish Warship ESPS Patiño has further supported Combined Maritime Forces by rendezvousing with an Australian and Pakistani Warship and conducting Replenishment at...

Commander of Bahrain Navy Visits USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

Commander of Bahrain Navy Visits USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) US Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) welcomed the commander of the Royal...

Albania’s patrol vessel Butrint, left Pashaliman harbor for Aegean Sea,...

Albania's patrol vessel Butrint,  left Pashaliman harbor for Aegean Sea, to help in a NATO mission there. It is the second ship the Albanian Navy...

U.S. Navy Seeks to Prosecute Top Officers for Crashes

Five officers involved in two U.S. Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide,...

New corvette Wuhai joins PLA Navy.

New corvette Wuhai joins PLA Navy. The commissioning ceremony of the new corvette Wuhai of the PLA Navy was held at a naval port in...

USS Carney departs Alexandria, Egypt

USS Carney departs Alexandria, Egypt The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Alexandria, Egypt, Jan. 17, 2018, after a port visit that...

China’s 26th Type 054A Frigate Commissioned with PLAN North Sea

China's 26th Type 054A Frigate Commissioned with PLAN North Sea The Chinese Navy commissioned its 26th Type 054A Frigate (Jiangkai II-class) "Rizhao" (hull number 598). The...

HMCS St. John’s to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in...

HMCS St. John's to head to Mediterranean Sea to participate in NATO operation A departure ceremony is being held on the Halifax waterfront today (Jan...

SNMG1 Conducts Change of Command Ceremony

Commodore Søren Thinggaard Larsen of the Royal Danish Navy assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from Commodore Petter Kammerhuber of the...

Belgian Navy took command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One...

Belgian Navy took command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) from Latvian Navy on Jan 16,  in a ceremony in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Standing...

Indian Navy looking at more P-8I ‘submarine killers’: Admiral Lanba

The Indian Navy is considering the acquisition of more Boeing P-8I aircraft for surveillance and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW), according to Navy chief Admiral Sunil...

USS Ross Conducts Live-Fire Exercises with the Royal Moroccan Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Agadir, Morocco, Jan. 13, 2018, after a scheduled port visit to participate in exercise...

How Canada’s navy celebrated Christmas 7,000 km from home

How Canada's navy celebrated Christmas 7,000 km from home HMCS Charlottetown received two shipping containers full of gifts, treats and Christmas decorations. The Canadian frigate's crew...

Royal Canadian Navy successfully tested a new auto-pilot system onboard HMCS...

Royal Canadian Navy successfully tested a new auto-pilot system onboard HMCS Windsor. This new tech enhances subs’ ability to automatically maintain depth and course...

The Indian Navy decommissioned Veer-class corvettes ‘Nirghat’ and ‘Nirbhik’

The Indian Navy decommissioned Veer-class corvettes ‘Nirghat’ and ‘Nirbhik’ in a ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on January 11. Nirbhik and Nirghat were commissioned at...

Minehunter HMS Cattistock has set off from Portsmouth to join SNMCMG1

Minehunter HMS Cattistock has set off from Portsmouth  to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) as part of a three-month deployment...

Kraken Kits Out US Navy AUV with Real-Time Sonar

Kraken Robotics developed a real-time synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) system that has been integrated and tested onboard a US Navy REMUS 600 autonomous underwater...

Fire breaks out in INS Shivaliks engine room, extinguished after six...

Fire breaks out in INS Shivaliks engine room, doused after six hours A fire broke out in the engine storeroom of INS Shivalik on Wednesday...

Leonardo was awarded OCEAN 2020 program of European Defence Agency

Leonardo to lead OCEAN2020 program, the first and most important EU Defence Agency research tender for naval surveillance technology Leonardo was awarded the most important...

The Indonesian Navy commissioned its second SIGMA 10514 guided missile frigate

The Indonesian Navy commissioned its second SIGMA 10514 guided missile frigate – KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai – in a ceremony at Benoa Harbor...

The U.S. Navy will test a new laser weapon

The U.S. Navy will test a new laser weapon aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious ship Portland as early as this fall. The integration of a...

Japanese government is making arrangements to introduce a new missile intercept...

Japanese government is making arrangements to introduce a new missile intercept system on two new Aegis-equipped destroyers that will be deployed in fiscal 2019...

Lockheed Martin awards Gibbs & Cox contract for Functional Design for...

Lockheed Martin awards Gibbs & Cox contract for Functional Design for the Multi-Mission Surface Combatant Lockheed Martin recently awarded Gibbs & Cox, the nation’s leading...

USN to test Saab’s ASW training system in 2018

The Swedish defense firm Saab is set to demonstrate for the U.S. Navy an underwater drone that simulates a submarine, making it easier for...

Lockheed Martin Demos Next Generation Aegis Ashore Solution

Lockheed Martin Demos Next Generation Aegis Ashore Solution Lockheed Martin demonstrated the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore, by...

The French DGA has awarded a contract for technology development in...

The French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval...

Iranian Navy destroyer hit the breakwater and damaged.

According to the Public Relations Division of the Fourth Division of the Iranian Navy (Nedaja), the Damavand destroyer hit a breakwater and slightly damaged...

India $2.9 billion nuclear ballistic missile submarine flooded and almost sank...

India $2.9 billion nuclear ballistic missile submarine flooded and almost sank after someone left the hatch open. India’s first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine has been...

Russian Navy landing ship Yamal collided with Sierra Leone-flagged container ship...

Russian Navy landing ship Yamal collided with Sierra Leone-flagged container ship M/V Orca 2 in the Aegean Sea on December 30, the Russian defense ministry...

HMAS Warramunga continues operational success

HMAS Warramunga continues operational success Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga seized 111 kilograms of heroin valued at $33 million during operations in the Arabian...

Two Chinese naval ships arrived in Algiers, capital of Algeria, for...

Two Chinese naval ships arrived in Algiers, capital of Algeria, for a four-day friendly visit on Jan. 7, local time. The guided-missile destroyer Haikou and...

The U.S. State Department approves potential weapons sale to Mexico

The US State Department approved the sale of RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, Block II Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) tactical missiles and...

Royal Navy frigate escorts Russian warships through English Channel

Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster is escorting a Russian military task group through the English Channel and areas of UK interest. The Portsmouth-based Type 23...

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan heads for NATO SNMG2 deployment

Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan heads for NATO SNMG2 deployment Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan got underway from naval base Portsmouth on December...

Babcock And Thales Bid For Type 31e Light Frigate For Royal...

Babcock International Group PLC (BAB.L) Monday (Jan 8) said it launched a bid for UK Ministry of Defence's new 1.25 billion pound Type 31e...

USS Carney Arrives in Odessa, Ukraine

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, Jan. 8, 2018, for a scheduled port visit. This is the destroyer’s...

Finnish Hamina Class fast attack craft modernization

Patria has signed an agreement with the Finnish Defence Forces on the mid-life upgrade and overhaul of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Hamina Class fast...

Indian Navy to exhibit maritime prowess along west coast

Indian Navy to exhibit maritime prowess along west coast More than ten ships, including the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, a submarine and various naval aircraft...

Pakistan Navy Task Group visited Port Victoria

Pakistan Navy Task Group comprising PNS KHAIBAR and PNS NASR visited Port Victoria, Seychelles during an Overseas Deployment to East African countries and Island...

The U.S. Navy sent a P-8A aircraft to assist in...

The U.S. Navy sent a P-8A aircraft  to assist in an international search and rescue (SAR) effort in the East China Sea, Jan. 7,...

New Chinese naval destroyer is being outfitted in Shanghai

The first Type 055 destroyer is being outfitted at Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) in Shanghai. Workers are installing conduits and cables in the 10,000-tonne vessel, Zhou...

Eurosam and Aselsan, Roketsan sign agreement to conduct study for Turkey’s...

On January 05, Turkey awarded a contract to the Franco-Italian air defence consortium Eurosam as well as Turkish firms Aselsan and Roketsan to jointly...

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs for Deployment to Western Pacific

More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson Strike Group ships and units departed the U.S. West Coast, Jan. 4-5, for a regularly scheduled...

Second drug haul in a week as HMAS Warramunga seizes $181...

Second drug haul in a week as HMAS Warramunga seizes $181 million of illegal narcotics Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga, with support from a...

Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning enroute to South China Sea.

According to Taiwan media's report, CV Liaoning task force has sailed through the Taiwan Strait last night, en route to South China Sea to...

Russian warships visit to Shanghai

Russian warships Admiral Panteleyev and large ship tanker Boris Butoma has arrived with unofficial visit to the city of Shanghai, the People’s Republic of...

Saab Signs Contract for Deliveries of New Lightweight Torpedo to the...

Saab Signs Contract for Deliveries of New Lightweight Torpedo to the Finnish Navy Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract for production and...

USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) departs for Western Pacific deployment

 USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) is scheduled to depart San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, Jan. 4. The guided-missile cruiser...

Pakistan Navy Flotilla visited Muscat Oman

Pakistan Navy Flotilla visited Muscat for good will and training purposes recently. The flotilla comprising Submarine HURMAT along with sail ship PNS RAHNAWARD and...

3 European producers bid for Poland submarine deal

Poland’s Ministry of Defence has obtained three offers to acquire new submarines for the country’s Navy as the service seeks three new vessels to...

USS Carney Departs Brindisi, Italy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Brindisi, Italy, Jan. 2, 2017, after a scheduled port visit. The port visit was the...

Pakistan Navy test fires new Harba cruise missile from PNS Himmat

 Pakistan Navy on Wednesday (Jan 3) demonstrated its ability to respond to any aggression by conducting a test fire of a cruise missile from...

Babcock signs £115m five-year deal to maintain Australian navy frigates

Babcock signs £115m five-year deal to maintain Australian navy frigates Under a contract worth around £115 million (AU$200 million), the Naval Ship Management (NSM) joint...

South Korean navy receives first multipurpose training vessel

South Korean navy receives first multipurpose training vessel The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has received a new type of training vessel from local shipbuilder...

French Shipbuilder CMN: the three patrol ships contract has finally come...

French Shipbuilder CMN: the three patrol ships contract has finally come into force in Saudi Arabia Riyadh has put into effect the contract for the...

Brazil announce purchase of HMS Ocean for £84 million

Brazil announce purchase of HMS Ocean for £84 million Brazil defence community has confirmed the purchase of British helicopter carrier HMS Ocean. The first group of...

Russian Navy to focus on strategic non-nuclear deterrence

Russian Navy to focus on strategic non-nuclear deterrence Forming strategic non-nuclear deterrence groups will become the Russian Navy’s priority, the Navy’s Commander-in-Chief Admiral Vladimir Korolyov...

USS Omaha on its way to home port, commissioning

The USS Omaha is en route to its new home port of San Diego, and the date is set for the new littoral combat...

The Philippine Navy to receive AW-159 “Wildcat” anti-submarine helicopters

The Philippine Navy will receive three Israeli-built Spike ER (extended range) missile systems and two brand-new AgustaWestland AW-159 “Wildcat” anti-submarine helicopters this year. Philippines’ Department...

Royal Australian Navy nets huge illegal drug shipment in the Middle...

Royal Australian Navy nets huge illegal drug shipment in the Middle East The crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga have spent the Christmas season...

Polish Navy inks $570M deal for minesweepers, rescue vessel

The Polish Ministry of Defence has signed a deal with a consortium formed by the Gdansk-based Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard and the country’s defense giant...

Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier

Boeing unveils a drone capable of landing on an aircraft carrier, as U.S. Navy competition heats up Boeing recently offered a first glimpse of its...

Turkish Navy commissioned second rescue ship, TCG AKIN.

Turkish Navy's new rescue and towing ship, TCG AKIN (A-584), has been delivered to the navy, with a ceremony held on Dec 29, at...

ROKS Chungnam, ROKS Yeosu and ROKS Jinhae decommissioned on Dec 27.

The Republic of Korea Navy decommissioned an Ulsan-class frigate and two Pohang-class corvettes. ROKS Chungnam, ROKS Yeosu and ROKS Jinhae decommissioned on Dec 27. ROKS Chungnam...

Northrop Grumman is awarded $255m for MQ-4C Triton production contract

Northrop Grumman is being awarded $255,309,325 for fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract for the Lot 3 low-rate initial production of...

U.S.Navy Seeks Better Sleep For Crews With New Rest Guidelines, Special...

The U.S.Navy established new rest guidelines for surface ship crews and is exploring whether specially tinted eyewear can help sailors fall asleep faster during...

PNS SAIF conducts naval drills with Royal Malaysian Navy

Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) SAIF, presently on an overseas deployment to friendly countries of East and South East, visited Malaysian Port Lumut for goodwill ...

U.S., French forces fortify longstanding partnership during Alligator Dagger

The French navy Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre (L9014), with embarked U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Naval...

Russia to extend Tartus and Hmeimim military bases in Syria.

Russia has announced plans to dramatically expand its naval facility in Tartus and air base at Hmeimim, Syria. The deal will see Russia keep...

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived at the east waters...

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived at the east waters of the Gulf of Aden on Dec 23, local time, to replace the...

Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans escorted a Russian warship.

Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea and areas of UK interest on Christmas Day. The Portsmouth-based Type...

Japan Considers Refitting Helicopter Carrier For Stealth Fighters 

Japan is considering refitting the Izumo helicopter carrier so that it can land U.S. Marines F-35B stealth fighters, government sources said on Tuesday (Dec...

Russian Oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, Baltic Fleet, enters Mediterranean

The oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, being on long-distance mission, has completed its passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered...

Daewoo began trials of DW3000 frigate for Thailand,

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)  Okpo began trials of DW3000 frigate for Thailand, HTMS Tai chin. Originally for delivery in 2015 and no...

Future USS Manchester (LCS 14) Completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Manchester (LCS 14) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 15 after a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the U.S.Navy's...

USS James E. Williams Returns Home.

The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport Dec. 23, completing a seven-month deployment to the...

The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark returns to home.

The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark has finished its eight-day humanitarian medical service in Timor-Leste and left the Dili Port for home. During its...

Turkish Navy conducted a naval exercise in East Mediterranean in southwest...

Turkish Navy conducted a naval exercise in East Mediterranean in southwest of the Cyprus island. The guided missile frigates TCG GEDİZ and TCG BARBAROS, fast...

Couple makes Canadian naval history for commanding same warship

While most couples share a home and a bed, Nova Scotia’s Chris and Victoria Devita also share a warship. The lieutenant-commanders made Canadian Naval history...

Type 125 frigate BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

New German Type 125 frigate BADEN-WURTT