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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Royal Australian Navy’s new capability

The Royal Australian Navy is set to become the first foreign force using Raytheon’s sensor-netting system that creates a real-time composite network picture for...

Japan to acquire 3900 tons class destroyers.

The Japanese government approved a record draft defence budget for fiscal 2018 totaling 5.19 trillion yen ($46 billion) amid the growing North Korean and...

Brazilian Navy launches RFP for its new Tamandare Class Corvettes

Brazilian Navy launches RFP for its new Tamandare Class Corvettes The Brazilian Navy on 19 December issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking four general-purpose...

Royal Navy completes Sea Ceptor  firing trials. 

The Royal Navy has successfully conducted the final First of Class firing trials of the new Sea Ceptor air defence system – completing the...

Leak found on HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking because of a faulty seal. The Royal Navy's future flagship, which was commissioned by the...

Japan to buy Aegis Ashore missile defense systems

Japan’s Cabinet on Tuesday (19 Dec) approved a plan to purchase a set of costly land-based U.S. missile combat systems to increase the country’s...

2018 U.S. National Defense Authorization Act

U.S.President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law during a White House ceremony Dec. 12. The act calls...

INS Kalvari has been commisioned to the Indian Navy

INS Kalvari has been commisioned to the Indian Navy as a first non-nuclear submarine after seventeen years. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has commissioned the...

The missile competitive assessment of the (PLA) Navy kicked off in...

The missile competitive assessment of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy kicked off in waters of the East China Sea on the morning...

The Queen has officially welcomed the UK’s new aircraft carrier, HMS...

The Queen has officially welcomed the UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, at a ceremony to commission it into the Royal Navy fleet. The...

Turkish ARES Shipyard preparing to deliver new boats to Qatar

The Turkish ARES Shipyard, which signed the contract for the construction of 17 composite hull boats in three different models for Qatar’s Coast Guard...

Seahawk flies into history

The Royal Australian Navy has marked the end of an era by handing over the last of its S‑70B-2 Seahawk "Bravo" helicopters to the...

HMAS Newcastle returned to her home port of Fleet Base East,...

HMAS Newcastle returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, on Dec 3, following a six-month deployment to the Middle East region. Minister...

India-Singapore Bilateral Naval Agreement

Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Wednesday said he would "encourage" Indian Naval ships to visit Changi Naval Base in Singapore, close to...

Canadian Surface Combatant Project

Canada's Combat Ship Team: BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics Join Forces to Deliver Canadian Surface Combatant Proposal  Two...

Pakistan finalizing deals of T129 Helicopter and MILGEM corvettes with Turkey.

Pakistan finalizing deals of T129 Helicopter and MILGEM corvettes with Turkey. Pakistan’s Minister of Defence Production (MoDP) Rana Tanveer Hussain paid an official two-day visit...

The Chinese and Russian militaries will hold the second “Aerospace Security...

The Chinese and Russian militaries will hold the second "Aerospace Security - 2017" computerized staff-command exercise in Beijing from Dec. 11 to 16. The two...

INS Satpura portvisit to Muara Port-Brunei

The Indian Navy’s INS Satpura stealth frigate docked at Muara Port on Nov 25 to celebrate 25 years of Asean-India partnership and to reaffirm...

India-Bangladesh multilateral naval exercise begins

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will embark on a three-day visit to Bangladesh tomorrow for a multilateral naval exercise being held under a...

Supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth recently arrived back home after a “successful”...

Supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth recently arrived back home after a “successful” second phase of sea trials. The Aircraft Carrier Alliance, which is currently in charge...

HMS Sutherland to deploy to Asia Pacific region next year

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the UK will send a second warship to the Asia Pacific region to strengthen relations with...

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia held a keel-laying ceremony for the auxiliary oiler...

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia held a keel-laying ceremony for the first of two auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessels ordered by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN)...

Australia’s Future Submarines

Australia Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has revealed the size of Australia’s Future Submarines at the fourth Submarine Science, Technology and Engineering Conference...

HMNLS ZEELAND returned to homeport

HMNLS ZEELAND returned to homeport today after contributing emergency aid efforts to Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Maarten, hit by Hurricane Irma. She involved in...

Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) seeking new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopter.

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced last week that it will push for $400 millions in offset obligations that can include technology transfers from...

The US Navy has awarded $22.4 million contract to BAE Systems

The US Navy has awarded a $22.4 million contract to BAE Systems to exercise options for post-shakedown availabilities (PSA) for the USS Little Rock and USS...

The Indian Navy is broadening its patrol areas in the Indian...

The Indian Navy is broadening its patrol areas in the Indian Ocean Region to cover all choke points in the face of increasing maritime...

Austal successfully completed acceptance trials on expeditionary fast transport USNS City...

Austal successfully completed acceptance trials on expeditionary fast transport USNS City of Bismarck on Oct. 20 in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said...