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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 Royal Australian Navy farewells HMAS Darwin after 33 years of...

The Royal Australian Navy has decommissioned the Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Darwin, at her homeport of Garden Island, Sydney, after more than three decades...

Alion submits proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant

Alion Science and Technology, along with its subsidiary Alion Canada submitted a proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant program on November 30. “Our solution...

Aselsan has successfully delivered the first indigenous electronic warfare system for...

Turkish defense giant Aselsan has successfully delivered the first indigenous electronic warfare system for Yavuz class frigates. The system which fitted to TCG FATIH frigate...

Chinese naval escort taskforce heads to the Gulf of Aden for...

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce set out from a naval port in Qingdao of East China’s Shandong province on the morning of December...

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...

HMS Monmouth returns to Plymouth after nine-month deployment.

HMS Monmouth returned to Plymouth on Dec 1 , after a highly successful nine-month deployment which included a major drugs bust and saving the...

PNS SAIF arrives in Shanghai on goodwill training mission. 

Pakistani naval ship SAIF arrived at Wusong Naval Port  on Thursday (Nov 30) on a goodwill visit and to participate in a joint naval...

New guided-missile frigate Suining joins PLA Navy

New guided-missile frigate Suining joins PLA Navy  The commissioning, naming and flag-granting ceremony for the Type-056A frigate Suining (Hull 551) was held at a PLA...

Lockheed Martin Awarded First Contract for New Saudi Frigates

Lockheed Martin has been awarded the first contract for a quartet of frigates the company is building as part of a $20 billion foreign...

New warship to join Iranian Navy in the Caspian Sea

Iran's Minister of Defense said on Wednesday (Nov 29) that a new frigate will join the Iranian Navy in the Caspian Sea next week. Speaking...

Second Royal Australian Navy destroyer enters sea trials

  The second Australian Air Warfare Destroyer 'Brisbane' heads out for its first phase of sea trials. The second Hobart class destroyer, NUSHIP Brisbane, has commenced her...

ESPS Patiño met up with CTF151 Pakistan Warship PNS Tariq

ESPS Patiño met up with CTF151 Pakistan Warship PNS Tariq to conduct counter-piracy exercises at sea off the Somali Coast. Personnel from each vessel transferred...

Lockheed Martin and Indra Partner to Provide State-of-the-Art AESA Radar to...

Lockheed Martin and Indra Partner to Provide State-of-the-Art AESA Radar to Worldwide Anti-Air Warfare Platforms Indra and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently signed a Heads...

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...

Royal Navy frigates at Portsmouth and Devonport reorganised

The Royal Navy is to shuffle the home bases of its Type 23 Frigates based at Portsmouth and Devonport. The changes, announced by Defence Secretary...

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...

NATO Maritime Groups Participate in Greek-led Exercise NIRIIS 2017

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) are participating in the Greek-led maritime exercise NIRIIS 2017 just...

Navantia and Bath Iron Works team for the US Navy Future...

Navantia of Spain and U.S.General Dynamics Bath Iron Works have signed a teaming agreement to collaborate on the U.S. Navy’s next-generation FFG(X) Guided Missile...

Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset shadowed a Russian naval destroyer through...

Royal Navy frigate HMS Somerset shadowed a Russian naval destroyer through the Moray Firth this weekend. Somerset, a Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate, detected and monitored...

German frigate FGS Lübeck returned from SNMG2 deployment

German frigate FGS Lübeck returned from SNMG2 deployment on Nov 10. The ship and her 200 crew are  entered their homeport of Wilhelmshaven after two...