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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Malaysia shortlisted maritime patrol aircraft candidates. 

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has disclosed a line of aircraft types that the country is currently considering for its maritime patrol aircraft...

Indian Navy deploys submarine, P8I aircraft for naval exercise with Oman 

 The Indian Navy deployed a submarine and the P8I long-range maritime aircraft for the first time for a bilateral naval exercise with the Omani...

Saudi Arabia to receive guided missiles from Raytheon in $302.4 million...

Raytheon will provide Saudi Arabian military forces with 618 hard-target-penetrating and data-linked medium-range precision-guided missiles, AGM-154 Block III C Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), air-to-ground...

The U.S. Navy is closer to delivering its new Long Range...

The U.S. Navy is closer to delivering its new Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) after completing another milestone test flight from an Air Force ...

NATO SNMCMG2 Participates in Turkish-led Exercise NUSRET 2017

 Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) is participating in the Turkish-led maritime exercise NUSRET 2017 in the Aegean Sea off Canakkale, Turkey. SNMCMG2, consisting...

The Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang (Hull 83) visit to...

The Chinese naval training ship Qi Jiguang (Hull 83), which is on an oceangoing mission, arrived at a military port in Sattahip of Thailand...

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...

Russian jet makes ‘unsafe’ intercept of US Navy aircraft

  A U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon surveillance plane had an “unsafe interaction” with a Russian SU-30 fighter jet this Saturday that used its afterburners as...

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...

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...

EU NAVFOR’S Italian ship Virginio Fasan chases and captures suspected pirates. 

EU NAVFOR Somalia’s Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels. Six crew of a motor whaler,...

United States Navy C2-A Greyhound aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers...

11 mürettebat ve yolcu taşıyan Deniz Kuvvetleri C2-A Greyhound uçaklarının bugün yaklaşık 2:45 de Okinawa'nın güneydoğusundaki okyanusa düştüğü bildirildi (Japonya Standart Saati, Kasım 22,...

The Chinese PLA Navy Training Exercise in Waters Of The Yellow...

The Chinese PLA Navy conducted 5-day-long maritime realistic training exercise in waters of the Yellow Sea from Nov. 7 to 11, 2017. The pictures show...

The Indian Navy has made an offer to share real-time commercial...

The Indian Navy has made an offer to share real-time commercial data and intelligence inputs with 10 countries of the Indian Ocean littorals during...

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...

The guided-missile destroyer USS O’Kane (DDG 77) departed Joint Base Pearl...

The guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for an independent deployment to the Western Pacific, Nov. 3. O'Kane has a...