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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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)...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Peace Ark (Hull 866) visit to Timor-Leste.

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's hospital ship Peace Ark (Hull 866), currently on its "Harmonious Mission 2017" task, arrived in Dili, capital...

Lincoln Completes First F-35 Carrier Qualification

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) successfully completed Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Carrier Qualifications for the F-35C Lightning II program, carrier...

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...

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 ...

USS Michael Monsoor cut short its first sea trials

The second stealthy destroyer being built for the U.S. Navy cut short its first sea trials because an equipment failure prevented testing of propulsion...

Italy orders eight more AW139s for SAR and security operations

Leonardo announced today further orders for its AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter for public service and security operations in Italy, with contracts for eight...

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...

USS Fitzgerald departs Yokosuka for Pascagoula

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed anchorage in Yokosuka Harbor  Dec. 9, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf bound...

USS Coronado Returns to San Diego

Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the "Wildcards" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 returned home from an 18-month deployment, Dec....

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...

The Russian Navy conducted two submarine rescue exercises

The Russian Navy conducted two submarine rescue exercises in Kola Bay in the Barents Sea and Avacha Bay on the Pacific coast. The exercises...

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...

Lockheed Martin Space Systems is being awarded a modification to a...

Lockheed Martin Space Systems is being awarded a modification to a previously awarded contract for Trident II (D5) submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) deployed system...

Iran Navy unveils range of newly-developed equipment

Iran Navy unveils range of newly-developed equipmentThe Islamic Republic of Iran's Navy has unveiled a range of newly-developed equipment, including a training warship and...

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...

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...

USNS Comfort returned to Naval Station Norfolk afternoon providing life-saving medical...

US Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk afternoon providing life-saving medical care to the people of Puerto Rico. Comfort...

The United States will need to spend more than $1.2 trillion...

The United States will need to spend more than $1.2 trillion over the next 30 years to follow through with plans to modernize and...

USS Olympia returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam

The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii following the successful completion...

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 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...