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India’s first indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant completes basin trials

India has successfully completed basin trials of the indigenous aircraft carrier 1 (IAC 1) INS Vikrant, the official handle of Defence Public...

Brazilian Navy reclassifies Atlantico amphibious ship as aircraft carrier

According to an article shared by Defesa Aérea&Naval, the Brazilian Navy completed the modernization of amphibious assault ship Atlantico on 12th November....

BAE Systems to modernize USS Wasp

BAE Systems has received a $197.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and perform maintenance and modernization work aboard the...

Russia commissions 3rd Project 22160 large patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin

The Project 22160 latest patrol vessel Pavel Derzhavin has entered service with Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, the Fleet’s press office reported on...

China’s New Type 075 Amphibious Assault Ship starts the second round...

The first of China’s new Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) appears to have recently embarked on a second round of sea...

Russia’s newest corvette conducts the first launch of cruise missile off...

The latest corvette of Project 20380 (Steregushchiy-class), Aldar Tsydenzhapov, built for Russia’s Pacific Fleet conducted its first launch of an Uran cruise...

Iran to commission Moudge-class frigate “Dena” soon

Speaking at a videoconference on Monday, Brigadier General Hatami said the new destroyer has been fully designed and manufactured by the Iranian...

Russian Baltic Fleet receives fast-speed landing craft for special forces

A Project 02510 BK-16 high-speed amphibious assault boat has entered service with Russia’s Baltic Fleet, Fleet Spokesman Roman Martov told Russian TASS...

Egyptian warships leave Novorossiysk after Friendship Bridge-2020

A group of Egyptian warships has left the port of Novorossiysk after completing the Friendship Bridge-2020 joint drills with the Russian Navy,...

HII awarded contract for construction of first two Columbia-class Submarine modules

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract modification from General Dynamics Electric Boat...

USS Donald Cook enters the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) transited into the Black Sea in support of NATO Allies and partners...

Kongsberg to supply propulsion systems for Spanish F110 class frigates

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract worth NOK 200 million with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to supply propeller systems for five F110 frigates,...

Damen selects Thales solutions for MKS-180 programme of the German Navy

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and Thales have signed a contract for the delivery and integration of the mission and combat system...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launches multipurpose carrier ship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched a heavy support vessel capable of carrying helicopters, drones and missile launchers on 19th November, IRGC's official website...

Hellenic Navy and NATO assets conduct Niriis-2020 exercise in the Mediterranean

Hellenic Navy and assets from NATO Standing Naval Maritime Group-2 conducted Niriis-2020 naval exercise between 17 and 19 November at the South...

NATO completes the final Black Sea deployment of 2020

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) has wrapped up their final Black Sea deployment of 2020, spending 21 days in the region,...

JMSDF launches 30DX-class frigate “Kumano”

The naming and launching ceremony for the frigate "KUMANO" was held at Tamano Works, Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd, JMSDF announced. The ship...

Boeing delivers 9th P-8I MPA to Indian Navy

Boeing delivered the ninth P-8I maritima patrol aircraft to the Indian Navy which is the first aircraft to be delivered under an...

Egyptian naval group arrives in Novorossiysk for Friendship Bridge-2020

A group of the Egyptian Navy’s ships called at the port of Novorossiysk for the first time to participate in the Russia-Egypt...

The U.S. successfully conducts ship-launched SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test against...

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD)...

The 2nd Phase of Exercise Malabar 2020 to begin in the...

The second phase of Exercise Malabar 2020 will be conducted in the Northern Arabian Sea from 17 to 20 November 2020, Indian...

Arab Coalition hunts more than a hundred sea mines at the...

The Arab Coalition claimed that they have removed 157 naval mines placed in the south of the Red Sea by Iran-backed Houthis,...

Russia plans to establish a naval base in Sudan

Russia plans to build a naval base on Sudan’s Red Sea coast to supply the fleet and expand its global footprint according...

Severnaya Shipyard to deliver lead corvette of Project 20385 end of...

The Severnaya Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) is set to deliver the Project 20385 lead corvette Gremyashchiy to the Russian...

Indian Navy’s fifth Scorpene-class submarine Vagir launched

The fifth Scorpene conventional submarine, Vagir, being built by the Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) with technology transfer from France was launched into...

Navantia launches 2nd Avante-2200 class corvette for the Royal Saudi Navy

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia launched the first Avante 2200 class corvette for the Royal Saudi Navy in San Fernando facilities on 14th November,...

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group-1 completes historical ordnance disposal operations in Lithuania

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) has completed a four-day Historical Ordnance Disposal Operation (HODOPS) in Lithuania, NATO MARCOM announced. The...

Thyssenkrupp delivers first Saar 6 class corvette to Israeli Navy

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems delivers the first Saar 6 class corvette to the Israeli Navy on 11th November, thyssenkrupp announced with a press...

Pakistan Navy commissions 2nd Yarmook-class corvette PNS TABUK in Romania

The Pakistan Navy commissioned its new Corvette – a Damen OPV 1900 – named PNS Tabuk at the Port of Constanta, Romania...

Hellenic Navy to procure a large number of RAM Block 2...

According to the Greek media, Hellenic Navy is moving rapidly towards the purchase of a large number of RAM Block 2 missiles...

NATO Standing Maritime Group participates in Turkish-led Mavi Balina 20 Exercise

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) participated in the Turkish exercise Mavi Balina 2020, that runs in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea between...

Daewoo launches 2nd KSS-III submarine for the ROK Navy

South Korea has launched the second 3,000-ton-class KSS-III Batch-I indigenously built diesel/electric powered submarine named "ROKS Ahn Moo" at the Okpo Shipyard...

Russia to develop deep-submergence rescue vehicles

According to the TASS agency, the Russian Navy is working on a new generation of deep-submergence rescue vehicles designed for Arctic operation,...

General Dynamics seals a huge contract for Columbia-class submarines

General Dynamics Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics, announced on 6th November that the U.S. Navy has awarded it a...

Naval Group delivers Nuclear Attack Submarine “Suffren”

Naval Group delivered the Suffren nuclear attack submarine (SSN) to the French Armament Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l'Armement) at the Toulon naval base...

Five vessels join Bangladesh Fleet

The Bangladesh Navy commissioned five new vessels – including two frigates, one corvette, and two survey ships – with a ceremony held...

French Nexeya integrates the latest NATO tactical data link into LYNCEA...

NEXEYA France, a HENSOLDT Company, now integrates the NATO Link 22 tactical datalink into its embedded naval surveillance and defence combat management...

U.S. and Bangladesh Navies conduct CARAT Exercise in the Bay of...

The U.S. and Bangladesh navies will expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh commencing on...

Fincantieri launches 13th Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship

The newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Marinette (LCS 25) was launched at Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) on 31st...

Ecuador-hosted UNITAS LXI multinational exercise kicks off

Naval forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, and the United States commenced UNITAS LXI, an annual multinational...

The first phase of MALABAR 20 multinational exercise kicks off

The First Phase of the 24th edition of the Malabar Naval Exercise has begun in Visakhapatnam, Bay of Bengal on 2nd November....

US State Department to allow the sale of hundreds of anti-ship...

The U.S. State department approved the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 400 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, along with associated road-mobile launchers, radars and...

Russian Naval Aviation forces hold drills at the Black Sea

The crews of the Su-24M front-line bombers of naval aviation and air defence of the Black Sea Fleet conducted a bombing exercise...

PLA Navy conducts exercise in the South China Sea

The naval aviation force under the People's Liberation Army Southern Theater Command conducted a large-scale live-fire exercise over the South China Sea...

ECA Group wins a contract to modernize MCM vessels of Latvian...

Following an international contest, ECA Group has been awarded a contract worth more than 20 million euros for the modernization of three...

Leonardo presents a new family of small-calibre naval turrets: Lionfish

Leonardo introduced Lionfish, its new family of small-calibre remotely controlled turrets with a press release last week. The new...

French Navy’s new nuc-submarine test-fires Exocet SM39 and Naval Cruise Missile

The Suffren, the first-in-series of the six nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) in the Barracuda programme, successfully completed the test firing of an...

The final River-class Batch 2 OPV departs BAE Systems shipyard for...

HMS Spey, the fifth and final River Class Batch 2 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), departed BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow on 28th...

Sikorsky to build 6 more CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters for the US...

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company will build six additional productions CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy,...

U.S. approves the sale of four MH-60R helicopters to Greece

The U.S. has approved the sale of four MH-60R Seahawk helicopters to Greece amid the tensions in the region.

Turkish defence companies unveil indigenous ULAQ Armed USV

Turkish defence companies Meteksan Defence and Ares Shipyard unveiled the first AUSV (Armed Unmanned Surface Vessel) of Turkey named "ULAQ" with a...

Turkey-led Mavi Balina 2020 multinational exercise to kick off on 30th...

Turkey-led Mavi Balina 2020 multinational Anti Submarine Warfare exercise will begin on 30th October in the East Mediterranean, Turkish Ministry of Defence...

Greek MCM ship gets hard damage after colliding with a container...

The Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel of the Hellenic Navy, HS Kallisto (M63) was cut in two after colliding with a container ship...

USS America conducts coordinated operations with Japanese F-35s

USS America conducted integrated air defense operations on 20th October with F-35A Lightning II aircraft from the Japan Air Defense Command, the...

Russia’s newest corvette holds firing drills in the Sea of Japan

The latest corvette of Project 20380 Aldar Tsydenzhapov built for Russia’s Pacific Fleet carried out first gun firings in the Sea of...

Pakistan Navy to replace Orion MPA with Brazilian jetliner

Pakistan Navy confirms that Lineage 1000E is the platform for its new LRMPA, Quwa and Defense News announced. Outgoing...

Pakistan Navy lays keel of the third MILGEM-class corvette

The keel has been laid for the Pakistan Navy third MILGEM-class corvette during a ceremony held at Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works...

Indian Navy commissions 4th Kamorta class ASW corvette INS Kavaratti

Indian Navy commissioned Kamorta class ASW corvette INS Kavaratti (P31) with a ceremony held at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam on 22nd October. The...

USS Stout returns home after breaking the record with 7 months...

The Arleigh Burke Class destroyer "USS Stout" completed a nearly seven-month deployment in the U.S. Fifth Fleet Area of Operations Saturday, surpassing...

Russia’s new Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine enters service

The Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Volkhov built for Russia’s Pacific Fleet will enter service on October 24, Russian TASS agency announced.

Malabar Naval Exercise to be conducted with the participation of 4...

Amid the ongoing stand-off with China in eastern Ladakh, Malabar naval drills will be conducted next month with the participation of India,...

IAI and Hendsoldt to collaborate to develop ICS System for submarines

ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of IAI, and Hensoldt Optronics announce collaboration on an Integrated Communication and Surveillance (ICS) system for submarines, IAI...

USS Zumwalt conducts first Standard Missile fire from MK 57 VLS

U.S. Navy's cutting-edge new generation destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) has conducted the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical...

USS Ross Returns to the Barents Sea

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) returned to operate in the Barents Sea Oct. 19, the U.S. Navy announced.

India test-fires Brahmos missile from INS Chennai in the Arabian Sea

BRAHMOS, the supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired on 18th October 2020 from Indian Navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer INS Chennai, hitting a...

Russian warships visit Pireaus port of Greece in Mediterranean deployment

The Russian Northern Fleet’s large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov and support vessels called at a Greek port to replenish supplies and...

Russian frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov enters 2nd stage of trials after upgrade

The Russian Pacific Fleet’s frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov rearmed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles during its upgrade deployed to the Sea of Japan for...

India & Sri Lanka bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 kicks off

The Eighth Edition of annual Indian Navy (IN) – Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) bilateral maritime exercise SLINEX-20 which is scheduled between 19...

Rohde & Schwarz to provide external communication systems to F-110 class...

The Spanish Ministry of Defense (MoD) has ordered the construction of five new F-110 frigates by Navantia to replace the Spanish Navy’s...

Bulgarian Navy procures two minehunters from the Netherlands

Bulgarian Navy procured two Tripartite class (Alkmaar-class) minehunters from the Netherlands with a ceremony held in Varna on 14th October, Bulgarian Ministry...

Naval Group showcases its products and latest innovations at Euronaval online

Naval Group participates to the 2020 online edition of Euronaval and the visitors will be able to discover the different workshops thanks...

Turkey and Ukraine sign military cooperation deal

Turkey and Ukraine signed new documents of military cooperation during the Ukraine President's visit to Turkey on 16th October. Two countries set...

Russia holds Oniks missile-firing during Arctic drills

According to TASS agency of Russia, the combat team of a Bastion coastal defense missile system struck a sea target by an...

U.K.-led multinational exercise Joint Warrior 20-2 concludes

More than 6,000 personnel, 81 aircraft, 28 ships, and two submarines from 13 nations concluded the United Kingdom-led multinational exercise Joint Warrior...

Chinese naval task group completes the escort mission in the Gulf...

Chinese Navy's naval task group returned to the port city of Zhoushan in east China's Zhejiang Province on 14th October after completing...

U.S. Navy’s Ronald Reagan CSG embarks in the South China Sea...

The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has returned to the South China Sea for the third time of its 2020 deployment, the...

Russian Navy kicks off maritime drills in the Caspian Sea

Amid the high tension in the region, Russia kicks off maritime drills in the Caspian Sea. Naval drills involving six Russian warships,...

The future USS Mobile (LCS-26) completes acceptance trials

The future USS Mobile (LCS 26) has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, Austal announced. LCS 26 is the...

U.S. and Royal Navy assets hold drills in the East Med

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) conducted passing maneuvers with Royal Navy Albion-class amphibious transport dock HMS Albion (L14)...

DARPA awards seven contracts for the first phase of the NOMARS...

DARPA has awarded seven contracts for work on Phase 1 of the NOMARS (No Manning Required Ship) program, DARPA has announced. The...

USS Winston S. Churchill commemorates USS Cole in the Gulf of...

Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) honored the 17 lives lost during the Oct. 12, 2000 attack...

Turkish Anadolu Shipyard launches cadet training ship “Al Doha” for Qatar

Turkish Anadolu Shipyard launched the first of two Cadet Training Ships named "Al Doha" (pennant number : QTS-91) for the Qatari Emiri...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Navy inaugurates a new naval base in the...

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy announced the opening of a new base in the Straits of Hormuz in the city of...

India and Bangladesh navies conduct bilateral Bongosagar exercise

The second edition of Indian Navy – Bangladesh Navy Bilateral Exercise Bongosagar was conducted in Northern Bay of Bengal on 03 October...

U.S. Navy’s ESB Conducts Maneuvering Exercise with Nigerian Navy

The U.S. Navy's Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conducted an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) demonstration, a fleet maneuver...

Russian Navy frigate test-fires Tsirkon hypersonic missile in the White Sea

Russia Northern Fleet’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov successfully test-fired a Tsirkon hypersonic missile from the White Sea against a sea target at a...

GE to supply gas turbines for Pakistan’s MILGEM class corvettes

GE Marine announced it has signed a contract with Turkish company STM to provide LM2500 marine gas turbines to power the Pakistan...

General Dynamics to support Virginia-class submarines development and design work

General Dynamics Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded two U.S. Navy contracts this week with a total value...

U.S. and Brunei commence bilateral maritime exercise CARAT 2020

U.S. military and Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF) are partnering in the 26th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) maritime exercise,...

Indian DRDO successfully tests Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo System

Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) has been successfully flight tested on 5th Oct 2020 from Wheeler Island off the coast...

Turkey one step closer to develop indigenous cruise missile

The indispensable principle of maritime strategy is to influence events on land by performing activities at sea. For this reason, the ability...

Joint Warrior multinational exercise kicks off in the Atlantic Ocean

The second phase of exercise Joint Warrior (JW) 20-2, a biannual, U.K.-led, multinational exercise, kicked off in the Atlantic Ocean on 3rd...

SH Defence presents “The Cube” multipurpose module for naval vessels

New cutting-edge equipment solution allows Navy and Coast Guard vessels to change purpose in less than 4 hours – without costly rebuilding...

USS Roosevelt conducts PASSEX with Turkish frigate in the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) completed a series of passing and communication exercises (PASSEX) with the Turkish Navy...

U.S. decides to embark Expeditionary Sea Base in Greece permanently

The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), shifted its homeport from Norfolk, Va., to Souda Bay, Greece on 1st...

UK selects the naval guns of BAE Systems for Type...

BAE Systems will produce and deliver Bofors 40 Mk4 and Bofors 57 Mk3 naval guns for the U.K. Ministry of Defence’s Type...

Naval Group launches 2nd OPV for Argentinian Navy

French shipbuilder Naval Group has launched the second Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) named ARA Piedrabuena (P-52) for the Argentinian Navy on 1st...

U.S. approves the sale of 51 Ram Block 2 missiles to...

The U.S. State Department has approved the potential foreign military sale (FMS) of rolling airframe missile (RAM) Block 2 tactical missiles to...

U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base conducts drills with Italian and Ghanaian...

The U.S. Navy's Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) conducted a tracking exercise with the Ghanaian and Italian navies...

NATO EXERCISE Brilliant Jump II 2020 kicks off

NATO’s exercise Brilliant Jump II 2020, designed to increase and demonstrate the readiness and mobility of the Very High Readiness Joint Task...

NATO conducts historic mine disposal operations in Danish Straits

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) has conducted mine countermeasure operations in the Danish straits near Kattegat in order to detect historic...

Indonesian corvette holds maritime drills with Turkish naval assets

After completing Mersin port visit, Indonesian Diponegoro-class corvette KRI Sultan Hasanuddin (pennant number:366) conducted passing exercises (PASSEX) with Turkish warships TCG Bandırma...

China launches its largest maritime patrol vessel Haixun 09

According to the local sources, China has launched its largest patrol vessel Haixun 09 at Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard on 29th September. The...

U.S. and Ukrainian naval assets conduct joint ops in the Black...

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), conducted joint operations with Ukrainian Naval Forces in the Black Sea on 29th...

Thyssenkrupp Marine launches 4th Type 209/1400 submarine of Egypt

The fourth 209/1400 mod class submarine for the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was named and launched at the shipyard...

The Future Force Structure of the U.S. Navy

In the 21st century, the operational environment and threats have become multifaceted. Particularly in the maritime operational environment, the force structure needs...

Turkey’s indigenous anti-ship missile ATMACA hits the target without GPS support

Turkey's indigenous anti-ship missile ATMACA hit the target at the latest test-fire, Head of the Turkish Defense Industry Ismail Demir commented in...

USS Ross conducts maritime drills with Polish frigate

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) operated alongside the Polish Navy in the Baltic Sea on 26th...

U.S. Navy and Royal Air Force conduct joint operations in the...

The Arleigh Burke-class, guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80), conducted joint operations with the Royal Air Force (RAF) in the Black Sea...

Chinese naval assets conduct mission handover in the Gulf of Aden

The 35th and 36th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on September 23rd local time,...

US Navy’s Ronald Reagan CSG concludes Valiant Shield 2020 exercise

The U.S. Navy's Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) concluded Valiant Shield 2020, on 25th September while operating in the Philippine Sea,...

Dynamic Mariner exercise brings 7 NATO allies together

Seven NATO Allies are participating in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner -20 off the coast of France, NATO MARCOM announced.

NATO Maritime Groups of the northern region link up at sea

The NATO Standing Naval Forces of the North, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1)...

US 4th Fleet and Ecuador Navy prepare for annual UNITAS exercise

U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet and Ecuadorian Navy maritime planners are conducting a virtual Final Planning Conference in support of...

Russian and Iranian warships conduct live-fire together in Kavkaz 2020 exercise

The Tatarstan missile ship, the Velikiy Ustyug small missile ship, and the Astrakhan small artillery ship of the Russian Caspian Flotilla, together...

Australia delivers 7th Guardian Class Patrol Boat to its Pacific partner...

The seventh Guardian Class Patrol Boat was delivered to a Pacific partner recently when Palau received the vessel under the Pacific Maritime...

Russia holds missile firings with coastal systems at Kavkaz 2020 exercise

Mobile coastal missile systems Bal and Bastion of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have hit targets simulating naval ships of a hypothetical enemy...

188 indigenous UAVs delivered to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran

According to the state-owned FARS News Agency, 188 Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been delivered to the naval force of the...

Brazil procures four 76 mm guns from Leonardo for Tamandare project

Leonardo was awarded a contract worths more than 30 million euros to supply four 76 mm guns to the Brazilian Navy for...

Russia’s latest nuclear submarine Kazan enters White Sea for trials

The first submarine of the upgraded Project 885M (Yasen-M class), the Kazan, has entered the White Sea for sea trials, Russian Navy’s...

Ultra Group wins to design and manufacture ER-DIFAR sonobuoys for the...

Ultra Electronics has been awarded a cost-plus, fixed-fee (CPFF) contract with base and exercised options valued at $24 million by the U.S....

ECA Robotics to manufacture Mine Countermeasures Drones for Belgian MCM Program

ECA GROUP reaches another milestone with regard to the unmanned vehicles that will be manufactured in Belgium for the mine warfare programme...

USS Kidd returns from counternarcotics deployment

USS Kidd (DDG 100) returned to its homeport of U.S. Naval Station Everett following the ship’s deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet...

USS Roosevelt conducts passing exercise with Bulgarian Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Bulgarian naval counterparts in the Black Sea...

BAE Systems to produce Archerfish mine neutralisers for the U.S. Navy

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth up to £87 million by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and...

Hanwha Systems to develop combat system and multifunctional radar for KDDX...

Hanwha Systems was selected as the final preferred bidder to provide the combat system and multifunction radar for South Korea’s KDDX destroyer...

India’s grand old carrier INS Viraat commenced her final voyage

An emotional event. INS Viraat, the historic Aircraft Carrier with the longest service in the world, commenced its towed final journey on...

U.S. Navy and Air Force sink ex-USS Curts during live-fire drills...

U.S. joint armed forces conducted a multi-platform live-fire missile exercise, Sept. 19, involving surface, air, and subsurface launched ordinance to sink the...

Austal delivers 7th Guardian class patrol boat to Australian DoD

Austal has delivered the seventh Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence, Austal announced. The vessel,...

USS Tripoli arrives in San Diego

The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), arrived at its new homeport in San Diego on 18th September,...

Fincantieri launches the first OPV of Qatar “Musherib”

The technical launch of the first-in-class patrol vessel(OPV - Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Musherib”, ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence...

NATO warship conducts maritime drills with Algerian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) flagship, ESPS Alvaro de Bazán has carried out a training programme with the Algerian ship El...

Sandy Coast 20 multinational mine countermeasures exercise concludes

Standing Nato Mine Countermeasures Group-1 units participated Sandy Coast 20 mine conutermeasures exercise with a NATO partner Finnish vessel Vahterpaa between 1-10...

UMOE&Kongsberg cooperates to upgrade Skjold class corvettes of Norway

UMOE Mandal AS and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace have agreed to cooperate on the lifetime extension of Skjold class coastal corvettes, Kongsberg...

US Navy christened the newest Virginia-class submarine USS Montana with a...

The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Virginia-class submarine, the future USS Montana (SSN 794), on 12th September at Newport News Shipbuilding,...

Elbit Systems UK demonstrates Hermes 900 flights for the Maritime and...

Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) recently successfully completed a series of flight demonstrations for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency...

Thales to study on Bluefin 9 project for Australian Navy

Thales Australia and Flinders University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study into the development of an automation system...

German Navy orders Saab’s RBS-15 Mk3 missiles for K130 class corvettes

Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the RBS15 anti-ship missile for provision to the German Navy,...

British minesweepers return home after 3 years of deployment at the...

British minesweeper HMS Ledbury (Pennant Number: M30) returned to Porsmouth on 11th September after more than 3 years deployment at the Persian...

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces to conduct Valiant Shield 2020

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces are participating in exercise Valiant Shield (VS), Sept. 14-25, on Guam and around the Mariana Islands Range Complex,...

GE to provide electric propulsion systems to Dutch Navy’s new Combat...

GE’s Power Conversion business has signed a contract with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) to deliver energy management and electric propulsion package...

Singapore Navy’s first Invincible class submarine begins sea trials

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Type 218SG Invincible class submarine being built by Germany’s Thyssenkrupp departed for sea trials last...

USS Winston S. Churchill conducts passing exercises with Tunisian Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Tunisian naval counterparts in the...

U.S. Navy joins Australia, Japan and Republic of Korea for Multinational...

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) is scheduled to join the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)...

Damen lays keel of the 2nd Inshore Patrol Vessel for the...

Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) held a keel-laying ceremony on 28th August for the second of three Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV)...

India test-fires indigenous hypersonic missile demonstrator

According to the Indian local media, India on Monday successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed hypersonic technology demonstration vehicle (HSTDV), joining a select...

U.K., U.S. and Norwegian ships to conduct training in the Barents...

Ships from Norway, the U.S. and U.K. entered the Barents Sea on 7th September working together to conduct maritime security operations in...

iXblue delivers cyber-secure navigation system of the first Defense and Intervention...

French company iXblue delivered the cybersecure navigation system for the first Defense and Intervention Frigate (FDI) for the French Navy under the...

ATMACA : Turkey’s first indigenous anti-ship missile

Turkey's first indigenous anti-ship missile ATMACA developed by Roketsan Co. will enter service for the Turkish Navy by the end of 2020,...

U.S. Navy Awards Studies Contracts for Large Unmanned Surface Vessel

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts totaling $41,985,112 to six companies for Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV) studies. Each contract includes an...

Textron Systems delivers 2nd Ship-to-Shore connector to the U.S. Navy

Textron Systems Corporation has delivered its second next-generation air cushion vehicle, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) LCAC 101, to the U.S. Navy...

Austal delivers 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship to the U.S. Navy

Austal Limited delivered USNS Newport (EPF 12) to the United States Navy from Austal USA's shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, the company announced.

Russia to complete trials of advanced coastal defense missile system by...

The trials of the latest Rubezh coastal defense system with cruise missiles are due to be completed before the end of 2021,...

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 conducts exercise with Lithuanian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 has concluded a complex set of training exercises with several ships from the Lithuanian Navy, running 20-28...

Dynamic Move 20 mine computer-based exercise commenced in La Spezia

The second part of NATO mine countermeasures exercise Dynamic Move 20 commenced on 31 August 2020 in La Spezia with 11 nations...

India’s 2nd Nuclear Ballistic Submarine set to enter service by the...

India’s Second Nuclear Ballistic Submarine INS Arighat was launched in 2017 without any high-profile public ceremony and even the small event which...

India and Russia to hold INDRA exercise in the Bay of...

According to the local press in India, the Indian and Russian navies will hold a naval exercise called "INDRA" in the Bay...

NATO Mine Countermeasures Group-1 participates in Sandy Coast exercise

After several weeks operating in the most Northern part of Europe and on completion of a successful historical ordnance disposal operation in...

RIMPAC 2020 multinational exercise concludes

The international maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 concluded Aug. 31 following two weeks of at-sea-only training events conducted around...

Severnaya Shipyard to deliver Gremyashchiy-class corvette to Russian Navy by year-end

The Project 20385 corvette Gremyashchiy built at the Severnaya Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) is scheduled for its delivery to...

Future USS Savannah (LCS 28) christened at Austal USA

The future USS Savannah (LCS 28) has been christened at Austal USA’s ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, Austal announced. The future...

RIMPAC 2020 participants sink ex-USS Durham during the live firing exercise

Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the RIMPAC 2020 exercise sank the decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114)...

Dalian Shipyard launches 8th Type 055 & 25th Type 052D Destroyers...

China launched its 8th Type 055 (Renhai-class cruiser) and 25th Type 052D (Luyang III-class) destroyers at Dalian Shipyard, Liaoning Province, on 30th...

The Russian Spider: Karakurt Class Corvette

The Karakurt class (Russian designation Project 22800) is the latest corvette class which has been construced currently for the Russian Navy. The...

Russia’s under-construction helo carriers to carry multi-purpose gunships

Russia’s two latest amphibious assault ships currently under construction at the Zaliv Shipyard in Crimea will be capable of carrying both deck-based...

Damaged Bangladeshi Navy corvette is being towed by Turkish tug for...

Turkey will repair the Bangladeshi Navy ship "BNJ Bijoy" that was damaged in the explosion earlier this month at Lebanon's Beirut Port,...

China uses civilian cargo ships as helo carrier

The Chinese Army aviation brigade has conducted deck-landing training, fuel and ammunition replenishment and emergency repair on a civilian semi-submersible vessel with...

U.S. Navy tests New Generation Jammer Mid-Band on EA-18G Growler

Built by Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business (NYSE: RTX), the Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band flew on an EA-18G Growler...

Indonesian shipbuilder launches two patrol vessels for the Indonesian Navy

An Indonesian Shipyard, PT Karimun Anugrah Sejati, launched two PC-40 class patrol boat for the Indonesian Navy in Riau Islands on 24th...

Severnaya Shipyard set to deliver 2 corvettes to the Russian Navy...

The Severnaya Shipyard in St. Petersburg in Russia’s northwest is set to deliver two corvettes and a logistics support vessel to the...

India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant completes harbour trials

India’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant has successfully completed the harbor trials, basin trials set to commence basin tests next...

U.S. Navy begins the construction of new Virginia-class attack submarine

The U.S. Navy formally began the construction of a new Virginia-class attack submarine with a keel-laying ceremony was held in Groton on...

NATO clears WW-II sea mines in Norwegian fjord

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation, enhancing knowledge about the seabed by working...

Hudong Zhonghua launches 1st Type 054 A/P frigate for Pakistan Navy

The Pakistan Navy’s Type 054P frigate was launched by China's Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on 22nd August. The...

UK launches multinational training effort to improve Ukrainian Navy

The UK will lead a multinational Maritime Training Initiative for the Ukrainian Navy, boosting their ability to combat threats in the Black...

Kongsberg to provide sonars for Norwegian Coast Guard vessels

KONGSBERG will equip the new 136-meters, ice-strengthened vessels with its SS1221 sonars, which boast acoustic properties which make them ideally suited for...

Elbit to provide EHUD combat training systems to a navy of...

Elbit Systems was awarded a contract valued at approximately $27 million to supply air-to-air combat training systems for the Navy of a...

German Navy begins shipborne trials of UMS Skeldar’s V-200 UAV

V-200 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by UMS Skeldar has been embarked onboard K130-class corvette FGS Braunschweig...

NATO Maritime and Air assets conduct training in the Baltic Sea

On their transit to Riga, NATO ships with Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) sailed into the Baltic Sea and conducted air-maritime...

RIMPAC 2020 multinational exercise kicks off

Ten nations, 22 surface ships, one submarine, multiple aircraft, and approximately 5,300 personnel will participate in an at-sea-only iteration of the biennial...

UAE and U.S. Forces hold aviation live-fire exercise in Arabian Gulf

The United Arab Emirates Joint Aviation Command (JAC), U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) and U.S....

BAE Systems to upgrade 2 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyers

BAE Systems has received an $83.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and...

Royal Thai Navy maritime aircraft gets minor nose damage in emergency...

A Royal Thai Navy maritime patrol plane Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 conducted an emergency landing at Narathiwat Airport, Thailand, after it struggled...

Indian Navy to urgently procure 10 shipborne drones

According to the local media in India, aiming to boost surveillance capabilities against enemy warships operating in the Indian Ocean region, the...

Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov visits Algeria

The Russian Navy’s large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov wrapped up its business call at Algeria, the Northern Fleet’s press office reported...

Russian Navy’s Marshal Shaposhnikov frigate begins sea trials after upgrade

The Russian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov proceeded to the Sea of Japan for shipbuilders’ sea trials to test the upgraded...

Russian Navy wraps up Oceanic Shield 2020 exercise

The Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy completed their participation in the Russian Navy’s Oceanic Shield-2020 maneuvers that ran at naval ranges...

GeoSpectrum unveils Long-Range Underwater Acoustic Transducers

GeoSpectrum Technologies, an Elbit Systems’ subsidiary, announces the introduction of the ground-breaking C-Bass family of compact Very Low Frequency (VLF) long-range acoustic...

French Navy sends helicopter carrier to Beirut for humanitarian aid

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Tonnerre (L9014) of the French Navy has departed Toulon on 9th August and en route to Beirut which...

Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group of the U.S. Navy returns from deployment

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) carrier strike group returned home to Norfolk Naval Station Aug. 9 after seven months operating in...

US Navy commissions the newest LCS USS St. Louis

The U.S. Navy commissioned Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS 19) on August 8 the U.S. Navy announced. Due to...

Zelenodolsk Shipyard lays keel of two Grachonok-class patrol boats

The Zelenodolsk Shipyard in the Republic of Tatarstan laid down the hulls of the Project 21980 Grachonok-class eleventh and twelfth serial-produced anti-saboteur...

Taiwanese Navy launches first indigenous rapid mine-laying vessel

The Taiwanese Navy held a launch ceremony on 4th August for Taiwan's first indigenously-built rapid mine-laying ship as well as a keel-laying...

Lockheed Martin secures $182 million sonar contract for Indian and Danish...

Lockheed Martin was awarded a $182 million contract for airborne low-frequency sonars (ALFS) related to Indian and Danish Sikorsky MH-60R anti-submarine warfare...

Australia, Japan and the U.S. naval assets conduct trilateral passage en...

Australia, Japan and the United States have conducted a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea en route to participate in Exercise Rim...

Babcock completes “Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review” of Type 31 frigate

Babcock Team 31 has successfully completed its Whole Ship Preliminary Design Review (WSPDR) marking the end of the Engineering functional design phase...

U.S. Navy’s 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport completes acceptance trials

The 12th Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (future USNS Newport) of the U.S. Navy has successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of...

Russian Navy kicks off Oceanic Shield-2020 exercise in Baltic Sea

The Russian Navy kicked off Oceanic Shield-2020 naval exercise in the Baltic sea with the participation of more than 30 ships, Defense...

Royal New Zealand Navy commissions new logistic tanker

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) commissioned its new fleet tanker/replenishment vessel named HMNZS Aotearoa (pennant number: A11) with a ceremony held...

USS Kidd and El Salvadoran Forces conduct PASSEX

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100), partnered with El Salvador Maritime Patrol Vessel (PM-13) conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX)...

NATO forces finish their Black Sea deployment

As part of their deployment, NATO Standing Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) participated in the...

Russia to unveil the latest submersible vehicle at Army-2020

Visitors of the Army-2020 international military and technical forum will be able to see the Vityaz-D unmanned deep-sea submersible that submerged to...

Singapore and Brunei navies hold bilateral exercise named Pelican

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) have concluded the bilateral Exercise Pelican, Singapore Ministry of Defence announced....

Iran attacks the “Fake” US Aircraft Carrier during the exercise

Iran commenced the annual “Great Prophet 14” naval exercises on 27th July, an exercise designed to demonstrate Iranian air and naval power...

Hellenic Navy commissions 6th Super Vita-class FAC

Hellenic Navy commissioned 6th Super Vita-class (Roussen-class) guided missile fast attacking craft "Karathansis (pennant number: P-78)" with a ceremony held at Scaramanga...

Russia celebrates Navy Day with Naval Parades

The Main Naval Parade for the "Russian Navy Day" was held in St.Petersburg near the Neva River and the Port of Kronstadt...

Indonesian Navy holds naval exercise in the South China Sea

The Indonesian Navy has conducted a four-day exercise in the Java Sea and the South China Sea, the contested waterway where tensions...

Russian Navy to get hypersonic weapons-equipped frigates by 2025-2026

The Russian Navy will get two Project 22350 frigates - Admiral Yumashev and Admiral Spiridonov - equipped with hypersonic weapons in 2025-2026,...

Ukraine to procure 20 patrol boats from French OCEA

France’s OCEA Shipyard sealed a contract with Ukraine worths €136 million for the supply of 20 patrol boats to the State Border...

Russia is ready to celebrate annual Navy Day

The final rehearsal of the Main naval parade for Russian Navy Day which will take place on July 26, took place in...

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group joins U.S. 5th Fleet

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), the flagship of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area...

Russian Zaliv Shipyard launches new Karakurt-class corvette Tsiklon

The Zaliv Shipyard in Kerch on the Crimean Peninsula floated out the Project 22800 Karakurt-class cruise missile corvette Tsiklon, TASS agency reported

Russian Navy air defense forces shadow German and US air assets...

The air defense quick reaction alert forces of Russia’s Black Sea and Baltic Fleets shadowed US and German air assets over the...

Raytheon delivers first SPY-6 radar array to U.S. Navy’s newest destroyer

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, delivered the first AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar array for installation on the future USS Jack H....

Russia commissions second Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov

The second Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov has entered service with the Russian Navy, Navy Spokesman of the Russian Navy has announced...

Russia to show muscles at the annual Naval Parade

More than 250 vessels, about 80 aircraft, some 100 military vehicles and other hardware and about 15,000 servicemen will take part in...

The U.S. and Japanese navies begin MIWEX 2JA 2020 exercise

Mine warfare forces from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) started Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2020 off the...

Ukraine-hosted Sea Breeze 2020 exercise kicks off in the Black Sea

The multinational naval exercise Sea Breeze 2020 commences in Ukraine on July 20. Sea Breeze seeks to build combined...

STM Defence develops Turkey’s first internationally-approved ECDIS

Turkish leading defence company "STM" which has a key role in meeting critical needs of the Turkish Navy, makes an assertive entry...

USS Roosevelt conducts PASSEX with Norwegian Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Norwegian naval assets in the Norwegian Sea...

Sevmash Shipyard floats out 2nd Borei-A-class submarine

The first serial Project 955A (Borei-A) strategic nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine Knyaz Oleg was floated out on Thursday, the Sevmash shipbuilding plant’s press...

Thales to provide high-tech radars for the Royal Netherlands Navy

The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation and Thales signed a contract for the delivery of an NS100 radar, seven Scout Mk3 radars and...

Bulgaria hosted Breeze 2020 exercise kicks off in the Black Sea

Bulgaria hosted annual Breeze-2020 exercises has kicked off last week with the participation of 27 vessels, 9 aircraft, and 2,413 sailors from...

Bell Boeing delivers first V-22 Osprey to Japan

The United States government has delivered the first Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey to Camp Kisarazu on July 10. The Osprey is built...

Rohde & Schwarz to outfit Cape-class patrol boats with communication systems

Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) signed a contract with Austal to deliver integrated communications systems for six Cape class patrol boats (CCPB) contracted...

U.S. Navy assets conduct freedom of navigation operations in different regions

The U.S. Navy conducts freedom of navigation operations worldwide to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to uphold the rights, freedoms, access and...

U.S. Navy commissions Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tripoli

The U.S. Navy announced the commissioning of USS Tripoli (LHA 7) on 15th July. Although the U.S. Navy cancelled...

L3Harris to build MUSV prototype for the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy awarded a $35 million contract to L3Harris Technologies, Inc. for the development of a single Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle...

NATO Forces return to the Black Sea for two regional exercises

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) units have entered the Black Sea for the...

Hanwha Systems working on full unmanned AI-driven underwater system

Hanwha Systems Co. has been working on developing unmanned underwater lineup, including robots and vehicles for deep-water patrol and search operations.

Philippine Navy looks forward to procuring Israeli-made patrol boats

The Philippine Navy (PN) eyes to acquire eight Israeli Shipyard Ltd Shaldag-class patrol boats to replace the "PKMs" it is using for...

Egypt conducts large scale exercise HASM-2020

Amid the escalated tension in the region, Egyptian Armed Forces commenced the large scale military exercise near the Libya border dubbed as...

Elbit Integrates a mini-UAS Onboard the Seagull USV

Elbit Systems is expanding the operational capabilities of the Seagull Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) beyond Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Mines Countermeasure (MCM)....

Saab receives order for Torpedo 62 life extension from Swedish Navy

Saab has received the first order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the life extension of the heavyweight torpedo system,...

USS Detroit Completes Counter-Narcotics Deployment

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport on July 11, following its maiden deployment to the U.S....

Hellenic Navy commissions general support ship donated by ex-President

The Hellenic Navy commissioned its second General Support Ship which is christened as HS Iraklis on 6th July at the Salamis naval...

Russian Navy conducts live firing drills in the Barents Sea

The Russian Navy Northern Fleet’s all-arms strike force led by the heavy nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky and supported by Tu-22M3 strategic...

Philippine Navy Commissions Its First Missile Capable Frigate Jose Rizal

By Christian Ewan The Philippine Navy (PN) formally accepted its first missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) 3...

USS Theodore Roosevelt returns to homeport after 6-months

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to San Diego July 9, marking the end of their deployment to...

U.S. approves the sale of three E-2D Aircraft for France

On monday, the U.S. State Department announced that it has approved almost $7.5 billion in potential foreign military sales to five different...

USS Porter departs the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea July...

iXblue to supply navigation systems for Gowind-class corvettes

French shipbuilder Naval Group has selected iXblue to provide navigation systems for two Gowind corvettes, iXblue announced with a press release. These...

Schiebel Camcopter S-100 to support Coast Guard efforts for EMSA in...

The Finnish Border Guard will operate the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes, Schiebel announced with a press release on 6th July....

Pantsir Air Defence System equipped first Russian corvette begins state trials

The Project 22800 (Karakurt-class) first small missile ship armed with the Pantsir surface-to-air missile system entered state trials, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral...

Neptune ASM systems to enter service for Ukrainian Navy in 2021

The Ukrainian Navy will receive Neptune anti-ship missile systems next year and deploy them in the Black and Azov seas, Ukrainian Navy...

Turkey test-fires indigenous anti-ship missile Atmaca

Turkish defence company Roketsan carried out a new test-fire of Atmaca Anti-ship missile on Jul 1, 2020, Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries...

The U.S. and Chinese navies may encounter in the South China...

Two US aircraft carrier strike groups were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on 4th July, the US navy said,...

Indian and Japanese naval assets hold exercises in the Indian Ocean

Japanese and Indian warships carried out exercises in the Indian Ocean on 28th June, the navies of both countries announced via Twitter....

Hellenic Navy ‘s 6th Roussen-class FAC arrives Salamis base after sea...

Hellenic Navy's newest Roussen-class (Super Vita) guided missile fast patrol boat HS Karathanasis (pennant number: P-78) arrived Salamis Naval Base after performing...

Hanwha Systems joins South Korea’s cluster USV control project

Hanwha Systems, a South Korean defense contractor, has participated in a 19 billion won ($15.6 million) government-led project to develop a management...

USS McCampbell leaves Japan for modernization

U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) departed Yokosuka, Japan, July 2, for Portland, Oregon, to complete a scheduled a...

Spain takes the command of SNMG2 from Italy

During a ceremony held in Rota, Spain, the Command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) was officially handed over to Spanish...

HII to build one additional Arleigh Burke-class destroyer for the U.S....

Huntington Ingalls Industries has been awarded a $936 million contract for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III...

Russian cruiser Admiral Nakhimov to return service by 2022

The nuclear-powered missile-carrying cruiser Admiral Nakhimov will be repaired and delivered to the Russian Navy in 2022, Head of Russia’s United Shipbuilding...

Hensoldt delivers Naval Bridge System for New Zealand’s newest replenishment tanker

HENSOLDT UK has completed the delivery of a fully type approved Kelvin Hughes Integrated Naval Bridge System (INBS) for Polar-class logistic ship...

Belgian-Dutch Minehunter Program passes Functional Review

The Belgian-Dutch minehunter procurement program has achieved the System Functional Review (SFR) milestone on May 23, the Belgium Naval and Robotics announced....

SNMCMG2 participates in Greek Exercise “Ariadne”

After the handover of the command to Greece, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) took part in their first exercise "Ariadne"...

Dynamic Mongoose 2020 Multinational Exercise Kicks off

The NATO Allied Maritime Command-led (MARCOM) exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2020 kicks off in the northern Atlantic Ocean on 29 June with the...

Russian Pacific Fleet conducts drills in the Sea of Japan

The Russian Pacific Fleet’s anti-submarine warfare ships and submarine forces held tactical drills in the Sea of Japan, the Fleet’s press office...

Russia works on vertical take-off capable drones

Russia’s Advanced Research Fund is developing a deck-based vertical take-off and landing drones, Head of the Fund’s National Center for the Development...

USS Roosevelt Departs for First Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe Mission

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) departed its new homeport of Rota, Spain, to execute its first Forward-Deployed Naval...

L3Harris presents new IVER4 580 unmanned underwater vehicle

L3Harris Technologies announced its new man-portable Iver4 580 unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). The new Iver4 580 is the second vehicle in the...

BAE Systems launches Pacific 24 unmanned boat for the Royal Navy

The first unmanned boat for general duties with the Royal Navy has been by NavyX and BAE Systems, the Royal Navy announced...

USS Oak Hill departs the Black Sea

The Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) began its southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean...

ECA GROUP signed an agreement to detect buried sea mines with...

ECA GROUP and SOACSY recently signed a licensing agreement giving ECA GROUP exclusive rights to exploit its developments using seaCHIRP® technology based...

Japan to cancel plans of deploying Aegis Ashore Systems

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono announced on 25th June that the country’s authorities had made the decision to annul the plan of...

NATO Standing Maritime Group-2 conducts passing exercise with Tunisian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) assets and Tunisian Navy vessels performed a passing exercise in the Western Mediterranean Sea on 22...

U.S. Navy’s First CMV-22B arrives at Naval Air Station North Island...

The U.S. Navy’s first CMV-22B Osprey for operational use arrived at Naval Air Station North Island on June 22, the U.S. Navy...

Russian Navy to commission 5 Alexandrit-class minesweepers until 2022

The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard of Russia plans to deliver five Project 12700 mine countermeasures ships to the Russian Navy in 2020-2022, the shipyard...

Greek and Israeli Shipyards signed a cooperation agreement for the Themistocles-class...

ONEX Neorion Shipyards of Greece and Israel Shipyards signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of the Themistocles-class corvette during Greek Prime...

General Dynamics seals a contract for Columbia&Dreadnought Class SSBN Fire Control...

The U.S. Navy recently awarded a new contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems that includes a broad scope of work for the...

Standing NATO Maritime Group-2 holds drills with Hellenic and Turkish Navies

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMCG2) performed two days of exercises in the Aegean Sea with Turkish and Greek Navies at the...

Lithuania takes the command of NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1

Norwegian Commander Henning Knudsen-Hauge handed over the command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) to the Lithuanian Commander Audrius Venckunas...

Northrop Grumman completed the critical design of Advanced ARM Extended Range...

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) following successful design verification tests of key components for the U.S. Navy’s...

Egypt seeks to procure Russian Bastion-P Coastal Missile System

According to the local sources in Egypt, the Egyptian Navy is planning to acquire the Russian super-defense system “Bastion” in order to...

Two Carrier Strike Groups of the U.S. Navy Operate Together in...

The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) strike groups commenced dual carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea...

Damen signs the contract for 4 MKS 180 frigates for the...

Damen Shipyards Group and the German Bundesamt fur Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr signed the contract for the construction of four...

Boeing and Kongsberg signed a contract for P-8 Aircraft maintenance and...

Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) and Boeing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with plans to expand ongoing cooperation, with...

HENSOLDT to supply new AESA radars for German Armed Forces

Sensor systems supplier HENSOLDT has welcomed the decision by the German Bundestag's release of billion Euro budget for Eurofighter AESA radar and...

Leonardo and Intermarine signed an agreement for a strategic alliance in...

Leonardo and Intermarine have signed a strategic research and development agreement on new technologies. It focuses on the creation of new generation...

HII awarded advance procurement contract for Amphibious Ship LHA-9 of the...

Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a third contract modification from the U.S. Navy for $145 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance...

USS Oak Hill (LSD-51) En Route to the Black Sea

The dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) began its northbound transit into the Black Sea June 18, to conduct maritime...

UNIFIL Maritime Task Force holds drills with all participant units

The UNIFIL Maritime Task Force (MTF) carried out tactical maneuvering exercises with all six Task Force assets in the Area of Maritime...

USS Porter en route to the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its northbound international strait transit en route to the Black Sea June...

STRIKFORNATO concludes BALTOPS 2020 Multinational Naval Exercise

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in...

USS John S. McCain certified for return to operations

The crew aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) successfully completed basic phase certification, June 2, following months...

Greece takes the command of SNMCMG-2 from Romania

In a ceremony held remotely due to COVID-19 measures, Romanian Commander Valentin-Catalin Vlad handed over the command of the Standing NATO Mine...

Sonardyne’s Vigilant Sonar design is chosen for the Diver Delivery Unit...

Underwater obstacle avoidance technology from maritime defence and security specialist Sonardyne International Ltd. has been chosen for a new design diver delivery...

Raytheon’s StormBreaker passes first guided release from Super Hornet in U.S....

Raytheon Missiles & Defense completed the first guided release of a StormBreaker smart weapon from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which will become...

ThyssenKrupp unveils the results of the MUM modular unmanned underwater system...

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Germany's number three defence company and world market leader in conventional submarines, today presented the results of a pioneering...

Indonesia marks the first step towards the acquisition of two Iver...

The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has signed a preliminary contract with the representative of Danish Odense Maritime Technology to supply two Iver...

CSBC corporation lays keel for the first LPD of the Taiwanese...

Taiwan’s CSBC Corporation has hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the Taiwanese Navy's first-ever indigenously-built amphibious transport dock on 9th June.

“No nuclear damage occurred during the submarine fire” France claims

As we reported yesterday fire broke out onboard French nuclear-powered submarine raged for 14 hours at Toulon Naval Base. Generally, fires occur...

Russia commissions latest Borei-A class nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir

The improved Project 955A (Borei-A) strategic nuclear-powered missile-carrying submarine Knyaz Vladimir entered service with the Russian Navy on 12th June, Russia’s Defense...

Turkish Navy and Air Force hold coordinated drills off the coast...

Amid the escalated tension in the Mediterranean, Turkish Navy and air force conducted coordinated exercises off the coast of Libya, Turkish Ministry...

Suppliers sought for Australia’s Hunter-class frigate program

According to an article released by the Royal Australian Navy, ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers despite the challenging...

BAE Systems seals a new contract with the U.S. Navy to...

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce multiple types of Vertical Launching System (VLS) canisters with a total...

USS Kidd departs from San Diego for Eastern Pacific Deployment

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) departed San Diego to continue her scheduled deployment on 10th June,...

Russian Design Bureau Completes Study on Autonomous Submarine Simulator Surrogat

Russia’s Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering has completed research on a robotized system capable of simulating nuclear and non-nuclear submarines.

Vityaz-D, the Russian UUV that reached the deepest point of Mariana...

There's no doubt that underwater drones will undertake important tasks not only at battle scene but also while working on scientific discoveries....

Royal Australian Navy Frigate returns service after AMCAP upgrade

Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) HMAS Anzac frigate has returned to service as the second Anzac Class Frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife...

U.S. Navy’s Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups en route...

Two carrier strike groups (Nimitz&Ronald Reagan) of the U.S. Navy deployed to the Pacific on 8th June in support of global maritime...

Russia to hold drills in the Arctic as a response to...

The mutual show of power in the Arctic continues. NATO assets and the Russian Navy had conducted naval drills one after another...

Indian Navy commences evacuation of citizens from Iran

Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian citizens commencing 08 May 2020. Indian Naval ships Jalashwa and Magar have...

UK carrier Queen Elizabeth leaves Portsmouth to conduct new flight trials...

The Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth set sail from Portsmouth on 7th June to carry out tests with the F-35...

U.S. Carrier Gerald R. Ford Conducts Largest Aircraft Embark

With Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 embarked, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) logged milestones this week during Post Delivery Test and...

Canadian and the U.S. navies completed the search operations for crashed...

Canadian and American naval forces have concluded the search and recovery mission for the wreckage of the Cyclone helicopter (with nickname Stalker...

USS Theodore Roosevelt leaves Guam as “Mission Ready”

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Apra Harbor to continue its scheduled deployment in the Indo-Pacific on June 4, the U.S. Navy...

NAVIRIS seals contract with OCCAR for the FREMM R&T Projects

Naviris, a 50/50 owned joint venture by Fincantieri and Naval Group, has signed its first contract regarding FREMM Research & Technology Projects...

USS Theodore Roosevelt Passes Carrier Qualifications

The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 completed carrier qualifications June 2, the U.S....

U.S. Navy Concludes Exercise Vigilant Osprey

U.S. Naval Forces Northern Command (NAVNORTH) units completed U.S. Northern Command-led exercise Vigilant Osprey, a major service-integrated homeland defense exercise aimed to...

Hellenic Navy frigate HS SPETASI sets sail for Operation EUNAVFOR MED...

Hellenic Navy frigate HS Spetsai sets sail for Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini, EUNAVFOR MED announced on 4th May. Another Hellenic Navy frigate...

Keel Laying of the first Milgem Class Corvette for the Pakistan...

The keel laying ceremony of 1st MILGEM Class Corvette for Pakistan Navy was held at Istanbul Naval Shipyard of Turkey, Pakistan Navy...

Rolls-Royce seals major propulsion contract for Royal Navy Type 31 frigates

Rolls-Royce is to supply complete MTU propulsion systems for five new Type 31 general-purpose frigates for the Royal Navy, the company announced...

BALTOPS-2020 exercise to commence next week

The 49th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June...

Iran’s IRGC receives 112 missile-launching capable speedboats

The naval forces of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) received 112 missile-launching speedboats to boost the offensive power in the country's...

USNORTHCOM Leads Large-Scale Command Homeland Defense Exercise with Truman CSG

The U.S. Northern Command has been leading a major homeland defense exercise on 29th May conducted in partnership with North American Aerospace...

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group-1 holds drills with Estonia

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 wrapped up a 9-day joint training programme with the Estonian forces on 26 May 2020, NATO...

Korean Defence Agency announces the bidding for the next generation destroyer...

South Korean Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 29th May that they will start to recruit companies to participate in the...

Northrop Grumman Builds Very Lightweight Torpedo for the U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman has successfully manufactured and tested the first industry-built Very Lightweight Torpedo (VLWT) for the U.S. Navy, the company announced.

EUROMARFOR supports NATO efforts in the Mediterranean

French frigate Courbet started as flagship to NATO’s Operation Sea Guardian (OSG) along with ITS Carabiniere in direct support by European Maritime...

Sevmash Shipyard delivers latest Borei-A class nuc-powered submarine to the Russian...

The improved Project 955A (Borei-A) strategic nuclear-powered lead submarine Knyaz Vladimir has been handed over to the Russian Navy, the press office...

India continues to make medical assistance island nations in the Eastern...

As a part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port Louis Mauritius on 23 May 2020, the Indian Navy announced...

China’s 2nd aircraft carrier leaves shipyard for trials amid COVID-19 pandemic

China's second aircraft carrier "Shandong" (the first indigenously built one) is conducting testing and training missions at sea, the state broadcaster confirmed...

The U.S. and Saudi Arabia Conduct Joint Naval Exercises on Saudi...

The U.S. and Saudi forces are conducting routine and joint sustainment training on and around Karan and Kurayn island of Kingdom of...

Leonardo delivers AW139 helicopter to the Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy has taken delivery of a new AW139 from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters, after the helicopter was ordered in 2016, the...

Russian and Syrian naval assets conduct force protection drills at Tartus...

Russian and Syrian naval assets have conducted a joint exercise to protect the port of Tartus, where a Russian naval base is...

Royal Navy’s Wildcat helicopters tested new Martlet missile

The Royal Navy's (RN) Yeovilton-based Wildcat Maritime Force, which includes 815 Naval Air Squadron, has tested new Martlet missiles off the coast...

Russia to reinforce Pacific Fleet with 6 new diesel-electric submarines

Six Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines will join Russia’s Pacific Fleet soon, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov said on 21st May.

Turkey to launch indigenous I-class frigate by the end of 2020

The first ship (TCG Istanbul) of indigenous I-class frigate project of the Turkish Navy is scheduled to be launched by the end...

Swedish naval exercise SWENEX-2020 was conducted with the participation of NATO...

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) joined the Swedish naval exercise SWENEX, between 11 - 21 May, 2020 in the waters of...

Nexeya to produce six LYNCEA Combat Management Systems for the French...

Nexeya France, a HENSOLDT company, has received an order of 6 LYNCEA Combat Management Systems (CMS) by French shipyard SOCARENAM. This is...

Royal Australian Navy commissions Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Sydney

The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned its newest Air Warfare Destroyer HMAS Sydney (pennant number:42) on 18th May, the Royal Australian Navy...

Naval Group begins construction of French Navy’s Next-Gen Replenishment Tanker

The first steel plate of the hull of the first of the four Jacques Chevallier-class replenishment vessels of the French Navy has...

BAE Systems wins the systems integration contract for KC-130J aircraft of...

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Aircraft Prototyping Systems Division has awarded BAE Systems a prime position on...

Russia’s Slava-class Cruiser Moscow’s repair to be completed at the end...

According to TASS agency of Russia, the dockside repairs of the guards missile cruiser Moskva, which is the Black Sea Fleet’s flagship,...

Russia’s Baltic Fleet plans to conduct over ten long-distance missions in...

Russia’s Baltic Fleet will carry out over ten long-distance missions in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea in 2020,...

Russian Navy to affect the balance of Baltic Sea by receiving...

The Russian Baltic Fleet will receive a batch of six Karakurt-class (Project 22800) missile corvettes, armed with the Kalibr cruise missiles; four...

Boeing delivers 100th P-8A Poseidon MPA to the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy received its 100th P-8A aircraft from Boeing as the global fleet, which also includes the Indian navy and the...

SAAB delivers A-19 class submarine HSwMS Gotland to Swedish Navy after...

A19 Class submarine Gotland was redelivered to Swedish Navy on May 14, after major modernization by Saab Kockums. Now features a new...

NATO assets neutralized 32 mines during Open Spirit exercise in the...

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG-1) and Baltic Naval Squadron have during the two last week cooperated in making the Irbe...

Philippine Navy’s first missile-frigate Jose Rizal to set sail home next...

The Philippine Navy’s (PN) first missile-capable frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), will start its journey to the Philippines next week.

Egyptian Navy launches fourth Gowind-2500 corvette “Luxor”

The Egyptian Navy launched its fourth Gowind-2500 corvette, named Luxor at Alexandria shipyard on 12th May, the Naval Group has announced via...

Russia’s latest nuc-powered submarine “Knyaz Vladimir” begins the final stage of...

The Project 955A (Borei-A) lead nuclear-powered missile-carrying strategic submarine Knyaz Vladimir has taken to the sea for final trials before it enters...

Boeing Awarded $3.1 Billion in U.S. Navy Contracts for Cruise Missile...

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a combined $3.1 billion in contracts for Harpoon and Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM-ER)...

Standing NATO Maritime Group One hold drills with Finnish Navy

NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1) continued its Baltic Sea deployment and visited Helsinki, Finland between 8 and 11 May 2020....

The U.S. Navy commences flight tests of the MQ-8C Fire Scout...

The U.S. Navy, with support from Northrop Grumman Corporation, commenced flight testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout equipped with the Leonardo AN/ZPY-8...

Delivery of New Zealand’s new logistic support ship is delayed due...

The New Zealand Navy's brand new, purpose-built logistic support ship's delivery was delayed due to coronavirus outbreak. HMNZS Aotearoa...

Fire occurs onboard Phillippine Navy frigate after departing Indian port

The Philippine Navy (PN) has confirmed the fire incident that took place onboard BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS16) on 7th May just a...

Spain officially joins European Patrol Corvette (EPC) program

Spain's application to participate in the EPC program has been officially approved, infodefensa.com announced on 11th May. According to the defence experts,...

UPDATE: Iranian frigate accidentally hit a friendly ship with C-802 missile

According to the local sources, Iranian Moudge-class frigate "Jamaran" (pennant number:76) accidentally shot friendly vessel named "Konarak" (Hendijan-class general-purpose vessel) with a...

Do you know that Pepsi was the 6th largest naval power...

The title of the article may seem strange to readers. Even some of them may rightly think there is a typo here....

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One participates Open Spirit-2020

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) continues its Baltic Sea deployment, taking part in the Latvia-led exercise “Open Spirit 2020” that...

EU released the Fact Sheet of Operation IRINI

On 7th May, the Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union has released the fact sheet of Operation IRINI, which...

Israel’s Elbit Systems unveils a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability

Elbit Systems introduces a unique life saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), the company announced on...

Russia’s nuclear drone carrier submarine to float out in late June

The second submarine to serve as a basic carrier of Russia’s Poseidon nuclear-capable underwater drones will be floated out approximately in late...

Why did the US Navy choose Fincantieri’s FREMM-based frigates instead of...

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Fincantieri U.S. subsidiary, Marinette Marine (FMM), a nearly 800 million dollar contract for the concept design and construction of the first-in-class guided-missile frigate...

Greece signs contract with Israel Aerospace Industries to lease Heron UAVs

As a result of expanding defence relations between Israel and Greece, Greek Armed Forces has leased naval variant of “Heron” surveillance drones...

HII Awarded Advance Procurement Contract for Amphibious Ship LHA 9

Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $187.46 million advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement...

Indian Navy launches “Operation Samudra Setu” to repatriate Indian citizens from...

Indian Navy has launched "Operation Samudra Setu" (means Sea Bridge) as a part of national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas,...

Spokesman of the French Navy: %98 of the infected sailors are...

%98 of the infected sailors from France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier who tested positive for the coronavirus have recovered and been...

Russia monitors NATO’s activities in the Barents Sea

The Russian Northern Fleet began monitoring actions of a NATO naval strike group in the Barents Sea, divided between Norwegian and Russian...

Delivery of Israel’s first Sa’ar 6 corvette delays due to COVID-19...

According to Jerusalem Post, the arrival of first Sa’ar 6 class corvette of the Israeli Navy, the INS Magen, will be delayed...

ECA Group wins a contract for modernizing mine clearance robots

ECA Group has been awarded a significant export contract to modernize robots dedicated to naval mine warfare, the company announced on 4th...

Lithuania procures 3rd Hunt-class mine hunter from the UK

The UK defense ministry has approved the sale of Hunt-class minehunter ex-HMS Quorn to the Lithuanian Navy, the defense equipment and support...

Austal to build 6 Cape-class patrol boats for the Royal Australian...

Austal Australia has been awarded a $324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal...

U.S. Navy and Royal Navy assets conduct ASW exercise at Arctic...

The U.S. Navy 6th Fleet (C6F) conducted a bilateral naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the Royal Navy above the Arctic Circle...

UPDATE: Royal Canadian Navy’s Helicopter Accident

The news from the Ionian sea on April 29 burned everyone's heart. A CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed into the sea near the...

RIMPAC 2020 to be conducted “at-sea-only” on late August

The U.S. Navy will sponsor a modified version of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 exercise between 17-31 August, limiting it to...

German Type 212 submarine taken to dry dock for torpedo tube...

Type 212 submarine "U-33" from the German Navy proceeded to the Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) yard in Kiel on 28th April, in...

The newest SSN of the French Navy sets out for initial...

After completing its static dive tests successfully, the first-in-class nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) being built by Naval group is set to start...

South Korea to donate a Pohang-class corvette to the Colombian Navy

According to the local sources, South Korea is planning to donate a Pohang-class corvette to Colombia in order to strengthen naval relations...

4th Daegu-class frigate launched by HHI for the South Korean Navy

The lead shipbuilder of South Korea, Hyundai Heavy Industries, has launched 4th Daegu-class frigate ROKS Donghae (FFG-822) for the Republic of Korean...

NATO SNMCMG-1 participates in Finnish Naval Drills

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) is training with the Finnish Navy over two days between 27-28 April, 2020, NATO Maritime...

How many nuclear submarines have been sunk?

The nuclear submarines are the weapons that should be used very carefully, considering the probability of nature and personnel damage caused by...

Pakistan Navy conducts live firing exercise in the North Arabian Sea

The Pakistan Navy conducted Live Weapon firing of Anti-Ship Missiles from the surface and naval aviation units in North Arabian Sea on...

HII delivers future USS Delbert D. Black to the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls shipbuilding...

The U.S. Navy accepts delivery of USS Zumwalt

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the lead ship of the Navy's next-generation of multi-mission surface combatants on...

Navies vs COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic has been shaking the world for about a couple of months. As known commonly, the dramatic spread of the virus...

The Sale of Södermanland Submarines to Poland on the table of...

According to the Polish defence portal Defence24.pl, the Swedish government has begun the official process aimed at approving the sale of two...

Turkish Navy conducts operational readiness exercises in East Mediterranean

Turkish Navy has conducted "Operational Readiness Training" in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean between April 15-17, Turkish Ministry of Defence (MoD)...

Dutch Navy signed a deal with Leonardo for 127 mm gun

According to the Defense Equipment Organization (DMO) of the Netherlands, a contract was signed with Italian company Leonardo to procure 127/64 mm...

NATO SNMG-2 assets conduct exercise after returning the Mediterranean Sea

As many activities have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak all around the world, the units of Standing NATO Maritime Group...

Russian Buyan-M class corvette passed the Turkish straits to join Mediterranean...

The Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet’s missile corvette Orekhovo-Zuyevo has started transiting the Turkish straits to join the Russian Navy’s Mediterranean task...

Estonian Navy to procure patrol boats to enhance force protection

According to Estonia state-run ERR agency, the Estonian Ministry of Defence will procure two force protection patrol boats which will be built...

U.S. Navy conducts combat readiness drills in Pacific

Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) led U.S. Navy warships through Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, March 30...

Taiwan Navy apologizes for COVID-19 infections on PanShi Fast Combat Support...

Taiwan Navy apologized for a cluster infection of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (possibly happened on a goodwill mission in the Pacific)...

Royal Thai Navy slashes budget to help the government fight against...

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) will slash its fiscal 2020 budget by 33 percent to help the government fight COVID-19, said the...

Russian pilots intercept P-8A MPA of the U.S. Navy unsafely

For the second time in four days, Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while intercepting a U.S. Navy P-8A...

Russian missile boats conduct live firing exercises in the Barents Sea

Small missile ships Aisberg and Rassvet from the Northern Fleet’s Kola Flotilla of All-Arms Forces held drills with gun firings at coastal...

More than 1000 COVID-19 cases at French Carrier Charles De Gaulle

Defense Minister of France Florence Parly told lawmakers that 1,081 of the 2,300 people aboard the Charles de Gaulle and its escort...

USS Porter Continues Operations in Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) has been operating in the Black Sea for four days days on a...

Vestdavit secures four-ship davit contract with French Navy

Boat-handling systems supplier "Vestdavit" has won a tender from Chantiers de l’Atlantique Shipyard to supply davit systems for four new logistic support...

Kongsberg to provide ASW and diver detection sonars to Pohjanmaa-class corvettes

Kongsberg Maritime AS, Sensor & Robotics has signed a contract with Saab to provide Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and diver detection sonars for...

Russian Navy’s newest frigate at Baltic Sea for final state trials

Russian Navy's latest Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov has arrived the naval base of Baltiysk on the Baltic coast for the final...

Russia to sign a deal with Zaliv Shipyard for 2 Lavina...

Russia is planning to sign a contract worth about 1.3 billion dollars with Zaliv Shipyard located in Crimea for construction of 2...

A sailor from U.S. Carrier Theodore Roosevelt dies from COVID-19 complications

A Sailor assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) who was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the U.S....

Russia’s newest Borei-A class nuclear-powered sub to be delivered at June

The Project 955A (Borei-A) lead nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir will be delivered to the Russian Navy by late June and the vessel...

French Navy reports 50 COVID-19 cases aboard Charles De Gaulle

Fifty crew members aboard France's flagship aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the armed forces...

Fire at Chinese Type 075 Helicopter Carrier (UPDATED)

According to Chinese local social media accounts, the first Chinese Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) caught fire while in the dock...

Turkish Navy to protect indigenous LHD against divers with ARAS-2023

Turkish Navy's first indigenous Landing Helicopter Dock, TCG ANADOLU, will be protected against divers with ARAS-2023 Diver Detection Sonar developed by Turkish...

ThyssenKrupp delivers 3rd Type 209/1400 submarine to Egypt

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has delivered the third of four HDW Class 209/1400mod submarines to the Egyptian Navy, the company has announced on...

4th Astute-class submarine arrives her home base

HMS Audacious, the fourth of seven Astute-class attack submarines being built by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy, left BAE System's Barrow-in-Furness...

NATO assets clear historic sea-mines along French Coast

One of NATO`'s four standing multinational maritime groups, Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has recently conducted a Historical Ordnance...

DARPA announces the progress of NOMARS programme

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program to develop a long-endurance autonomous ship.

What is the Root Cause of the Venezuelan GC-23 Collision?

Venezuela Navy Patrol Ship ANBV NAIGUATA (GCG-23) sank after a collision with cruise ship RCGS RESOLUTE (a passenger ship registered in Portugal)...

Philippine Navy deploys 2 Patrol Boats to increase maritime activities in...

Amid the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine in Philippines, the Philippine Navy (PN) deployed two patrol boats to support maritime operations in the...

U.S. Navy commissions 18th Virginia-class attack submarine

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Delaware (SSN 791), the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine on April 4. Although the traditional...

South Korean Navy builds indigenous submarine detection system

South Korea has developed a new port surveillance system with indigenous technologies that can better detect increasingly quiet submarines and other underwater...

U.S. Navy and Army Attack Helicopters Conduct Integration Operations in Arabian...

U.S. Navy Expeditionary Landing Base ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3), assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT), has been...

Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov proceeds to Severodvinsk shipyard for upgrade

The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov has departed from the Russian Northern Fleet’s main naval base of Severomorsk and set off for...

Construction of two Russian Ivan Gren-class landing ships behind schedule

The construction of the first pair of the upgraded Project 11711 large amphibious assault ships at the Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic...

Spanish Navy to send LPD Galicia to Melilla to increase hospital...

The Ministry of Defense of Spain has decided to deploy the Landing Platform Dock Galicia in the port of Melilla to reinforce...

HII launched Future USS Fort Lauderdale Amphibious Transport Dock Ship

The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi...

Japanese destroyer and Chinese fishing boat collide in the East China...

Hatakaze class Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer "Shimakaze" and a Chinese fishing boat collided on the high seas off the coast of...

ROK Marine Corps chooses MUH-1 Marineon attack helicopter

Republic of Korea Marine Corps reportedly chose MUH-1 Marineon's armed variant for its Marine Attack Helicopter (MAH) program over the Bell AH-1Z...

Standing Maritime Groups of NATO hold combined drills off the coast...

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) have performed a combined training exercise with the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) mine...

Russia to accelerate testing of the Zircon hypersonic missile

Russia will speed up test launches of the hypersonic missile Zircon from naval ships: launches from submarines will begin in 2020 to...

Russian frigate Admiral Kasatonov to undergo next stage of state trials

The Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov has deployed to the Northern Fleet’s combat training ranges in the Barents Sea for the next...

Weekly Summary 16-22 March

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DAMEN completes combat system installation on 2nd Indonesian SIGMA Class Frigate

Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian...

Second US Navy case of COVID-19 at NSA Naples

A second U.S. Navy Sailor stationed at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Capodichino is presumptive positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19), following a...

Naval Group signs subcontracts for Australian Attack-class submarines

Contracts for the design of the Main Storage Batteries Stages 1 and 2 for the Attack Class submarines have been awarded by...

German Navy plans to send a frigate to the Indian Ocean

The German navy plans to send its frigate “Hamburg” to the Indian Ocean in June to conduct port visits and participate in...

Severnaya Verf launches Retivy corvette of Project 20380

The Severnaya Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) floated out the Project 20380 corvette Retivy, the Shipyard announced today (March 12,...

Russian Navy’s Project 636 Class Submarines

The specifications of the Russian Navy's Project 636 Improved Kilo Class Submarines and its weapons. Project 636...

Royal Navy tests unmanned equipment in operational environment for the first...

'Groundbreaking' trials in Norway saw a collection of unmanned equipment tested in an operational setting for the first time, in a number...

Naval News Weekly Summary for Mar.02-08, 2020

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Kongsberg signs NSM contract valued at $21,3m

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) has signed a contract with Raytheon Missile Systems for Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) to the US Navy Over-The-Horizon...

U.S. Navy Commissions USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

The U.S.Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base, USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4), during a ceremony on Saturday, March 7,...

UMS SKELDAR launches new SKELDAR V-150 VTOL unmanned helo

Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, is launching its new enhanced V-150 Vertical Take-Off and Landing...

MBDA’s Sea Venom Anti-Ship Missile passes first qualification test

The Sea Venom light anti-ship missile made by MBDA has passed its first qualification test conducted by France’s Directorate General of Armaments...

Malaysia decides to keep working with ASELSAN’s weapon systems

The Remotely Controlled Weapon Systems designed and produced by ASELSAN of Turkey will continue to be in service of the Malaysian Maritime...

BAE Systems to support U.S. Navy’s AEGIS Combat System

BAE Systems Inc. was awarded a five-year $188.2 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy’s AEGIS Technical Representative (AEGIS TECHREP) organization with...

Construction of the first Arleigh Burke Flight-III began on Bath Iron...

Construction of the future USS Louis H. Wilson Jr. (DDG 126) officially began at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard on...

DIMDEX-2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19

DIMDEX 2020 organization made a shocking announcement at official website that "Following the cancellation of a number of global events including the...

India postpones MILAN 2020 multilateral exercise due to coronavirus concerns

The Indian Navy's multilateral exercise 'MILAN 2020', scheduled to be conducted by the Indian Navy from March 18 to 28 in Visakhapatnam,...

Brodosplit to build four more Omis-class patrol vessel for Croatian Navy

According to the Slobodna Dalmacija news portal of Croatia, a contract was signed between Brodosplit shipbuilder and Croatian Ministry of Defence to...

2nd F125 class frigate delivered to German Navy by Thyssenkrupp-led consortium

2nd F125 class the frigate named "NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN" was handed over by the "ARGE F125" consortium to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr on...

Raytheon is awarded a contract to develop new warhead for Tomahawk

Raytheon Missile Systems Inc. is awarded a $90,421,317 contract for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Joint Multiple Effects...

Zycraft unveils modified “Dolphin” unmanned surface vehicle

Singapore-based unmanned maritime systems developer Zycraft has produced a logistics-optimised variant of the Dolphin rescue unmanned surface vessel (USV), the company announced...

Thales to equip Royal Navy’s Dreadnought Class Subs with cutting-edge Sonars

Thales has been awarded a £330 million contract to equip the Royal Navy Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD) submarines with the latest...

Naval News Weekly Summary for Feb.24-29, 2020

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U.S. Navy applies self-quarantine for ships visit Pacific ports

COVID-19 concerns affect naval activities in the Pacific region. According to the CNN International, the U.S. Navy has ordered all ships that...

U.S. Navy christened future USS Cooperstown (LCS-23)

The U.S. Navy christened its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown (LCS 23), during a ceremony at the...

HII Delivers Amphibious Assault Ship USS Tripoli to the U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ delivered amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) to the U.S. Navy on 28th February. Tripoli will be commissioned later...

Six new warships to join Russian Northern Fleet by end of...

The Northern Fleet will soon receive the nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir and the frigate Admiral Kasatonov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at...

RAN’s Air Warfare Destroyer Program is completed after delivery of NUSHIP...

Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) final Air Warfare Destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney, has been officially handed over to Ministry of Defence on 28th February,...

Fincantieri launches the first corvette for Qatar

The technical launch of corvette "Al Zubarah", the first of the class ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within...

Russia sends 2 frigates to East Mediterranean as tension rises at...

Russian Black Sea Fleet frigates are passing through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles Straits in their Mediterranean deployment, the Fleet’s press office reported...

First Ship-Based Zircon Hypersonic Missile Test-Fired by Russian Navy

Russia test-launched its Zircon (Tsirkon) hypersonic missile from a ship for the first time when the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov fired...

Hellenic Navy conducts “Anapnefstir” ASW Exercise

The Hellenic Navy successfully conducted national Anti-Submarine Exercise "Anapnefstir" (means Snorkel) from 12 to 22 February at the southwestern Aegean, Hellenic Navy...

Austal launches 12nd Expeditionary Fast Transport Vessel for the U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy’s 12th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, the future USNS Newport (EPF 12), was launched on 20th February at Austal...

Future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG-119) Passes Builders Trials

The future USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) successfully completed Builder’s trials Feb. 22 after spending three days underway in the Gulf...

NATO’s Advanced ASW Exercise DYNAMIC MANTA-2020 kicks off in Sicily

NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily, NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) has announced via official...

DARPA Selects Lockheed Martin for “Manta Ray” extra-large UUV program

Lockheed Martin has won a two-year, $12.3M contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) build and demonstrate an extra-large...

Russian Navy and PLA Navy Recognition and Identification Guide

U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence has published the China and Russian government naval/maritime ship recognition and identification guide. Click on the pictures for...

Naval News Weekly Summary for Feb.17-23, 2020

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Naval Group unveils new system to coordinate the deployment of autonomous...

The Naval Group, one of the leading naval defense companies of Europe, presents its solution to address the trends of the modern...

Brazilian navy goes into alarm because of espionage-suspected Russian Ship

According to the local press in Brazil, the Brazilian Navy has been monitoring a Russian research and intelligence ship for a week...

Situation of Indian Navy’s plans for third aircraft carrier

The Indian Navy is firm on its plans to have a third aircraft carrier despite Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)'s scepticism, and...

Russia signs deal for two more Borei-A strategic nuclear-powered subs

According to the local sources in Russia, Russia’s Defense Ministry is set to sign a contract with the United Shipbuilding Corporation in...

U.S. Navy Equips First Destroyer with Drone-Stopping Laser

The U.S. Navy recently installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN), a laser weapon system that allows a ship to counter...

HMS Montrose Captures Drugs Worth £6m In the Gulf of Oman

Royal Navy Sailors and Royal Marines bagged more than a tonne of cannabis when they intercepted drug smugglers on the infamous Hashish...

Naval Group unveiled its cooperation plan with Greece

During an event at the French Embassy on the 13th of February, Naval Group unveiled its long-term cooperation plan developed to support...

Yantar Shipyard to resume the construction of Russian Oceanographic Research Vessel

Yantar Shipyard and the Russian Ministry of Defense signed an additional agreement to extend the contract for the construction of oceanographic research...

Damen-led huge consortium to contribute Dutch combat support ship

The contract for construction of the new supply ship HNLMS Den Helder was signed by more than a hundred (mainly) Dutch companies...

GRSE delivers 4th Kamorta-class ASW corvette to Indian Navy

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), delivered 4th and last Kamorta-class (also called as P-28 class) ASW corvette "INS Kavaratti" to...

Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Paul Hamilton visits Singapore

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit Feb. 18, the U.S....

Russian Baltic Fleet ships left homeport for Atlantic deployment

According to the statement of the Russian Baltic Fleet's press office on 19th February, a naval force composed of Steregushchiy-class corvette "Stoiky"...

Backbone of the Australian Navy departs Sydney for “Fleet Certification Period...

Major combatants of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Stuart, Hobart, Arunta and Sirius departed Sydney on 17th February in order to begin...

Modernized Lynx 95 Helos of the Portuguese Navy Conducts First Flight

The first of the five Super Lynx Mk95 helicopters of the Portuguese Navy, which are in the modernization process at the Leonardo...

Harbour trials of Karakurt Class Corvette “Odintsovo” begins

Project 22800 Karakurt class corvette named "Odintsovo", built at the Pella shipyard in St. Petersburg, begun moored trials at Pella shipyard (located...

Estimated cost of the fire occurred at Russian Carrier Kuznetsov

2 months after the lethal fire occurred onboard of Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, the question concerning the cost of the incident...

Bell Boeing delivers first CMV-22B Osprey to the U.S. Navy

Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., delivered the first CMV-22B Osprey, which is the V-22 variant the U.S. Navy will use for transporting...

Freire shipyard launches new oceanographic vessel “Belgica” of Belgian Navy

The oceanographic research vessel “Belgica” was launched at Freire shipyard premises in Vigo on 11th February 2020, Freire Shipyard announced on 12th...

Venezuela kicks off “Bolivarian Shield 2020” exercise with 2.3 million combatants

The National Bolivarian Armed Force (FANB) began the 2020 Bolivarian Shield military exercises on Saturday (15th February), in order to prepare all...

MBDA’s new MARTE ER anti-ship missile hits the target in second...

MBDA’s Marte ER anti-ship missile has completed its second firing carried out at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze del Salto di Quirra) test...

Russian Navy Be-200ES Amphibious Aircraft Performs Its Maiden Flight

The first Beriev Be-200ES amphibious aircraft ordered by the Russian Navy has performed its maiden flight on Feb. 14, United Aircraft Corporation...

Ghenova signs contract with Brazil Navy for two unfinished OPVs

Spanish engineering company Ghenova has awarded its first contract with the Brazilian Navy (Marinha de Brasil) worths$ 6.4 million to complete the...

Russian Baltic Fleet to conduct drills with participation over 20 assets

The Russian Baltic Fleet’s naval group comprising over 20 ships and vessels has deployed to the sea for accomplishing combat training assignments...

Philippines Navy succesfully tested first missile frigate’s main gun

According to the state news agency of Philippines, test-firing of the 76-mm main gun of the country's first purposedly designed missile frigate,...

Structural and outfitting work of INS Vikrant complete

The main structural and outfitting work of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), INS Vikrant, has been completed, the government said on...

India finalizes $3.5 bn deal for 6 Apaches and 30 Armed...

Indian navy keeps strengthening. According to The Times of India, Indian government has finalized two more mega defence deals with the United...

USS Maine Successfully Tests Trident II D5LE Missile

The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Maine (SSBN-741), an...

U.S. Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Kansas City (LCS 22)

The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) on February 12 during a ceremony at Austal USA...

Canada’s submarine fleet spent ‘zero days’ at sea last year

According to the Canadian Department of National Defence, Royal Canadian Navy’s submarines were tied up last year for repairs and maintenance and...

Damen delivers POLA Class OPV to the Mexican Navy

The Mexican Navy (Semar) held a ceremony to mark the end of the acceptance and delivery period for Patrullera Oceánica de Largo...

Polish Navy to Procure Saab’s SAROV Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Saab has received an order for deliveries of Double Eagle SAROV systems to be used for mine countermeasure (MCM) operations, the company...

Sevmash Shipyard to deliver Borei Class Sub to Russian Navy within...

The Project 955A (Borei-A) lead nuclear-powered submarine Knyaz Vladimir will be delivered to the Russian Navy in about a month and a...

India to Recieve Two Guided Missile Frigates from Russia by 2024

According to the Federal Service for Technical and Military Cooperation (FSTMC), Russia’s Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad will deliver the first two modified...

Hard cruise to the U.K: HNLMS Rotterdam struggles in heavy seas

Royal Netherland’s Navy’s Amphibious Transport Vessel Rotterdam has faced heavy seas during her voyage to the Plymouth for Flag Officer Sea Training...

Laser-guided Excalibur S munition hits moving targets in US Navy...

Cannon-launched projectile can now engage moving targets Raytheon Company's new Excalibur S precision-guided munition scored direct hits on moving targets in a U.S....

Argentine court accuses Argentinian Navy for the sunken submarine “San Juan”

About the investigation of the Argentinian submarine ARA San Juan, which sank with 44 people on board in November 2017, interesting developments...

Rosoboronexport and DRDO to develop missile propellants together

Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) signed a contract at the DefExpo international arms show...

Thales to provide mission systems for the Type 31 Frigate

Thales, as part of Babcock Team 31, has been selected to deliver the digital heart of the UK’s next generation frigates. Thales...

LCS-19 (St.Louis) officially delivered to U.S. Navy

Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine delivered the future USS St. Louis, Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 19, to the U.S. Navy, Lockheed...

US carrier Gerald R. Ford completed Aircraft Compatibility Tests

The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) of the U.S. Navy completed Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) at Jan. 31, following...

Indian Navy to commission third Scorpene submarine at the end of...

According to the local press of India, the third Scorpene submarine, Karanj, will be delivered to the Indian Navy by December and...

Hydroid Robotics acquired by HII in alliance with Kongsberg

According to the press release of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on 4th February that it has entered into an agreement to acquire...

Boeing and U.S. Navy Link Manned&Unmanned EA-18G Growlers Successfully

According to the press release of Boeing Company on 4th February, Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully flew two autonomously controlled EA-18G...

Japanese destroyer leaves Yokosuka port for Middle East mission

Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) destroyer Takanami (pennant number:110) left the Yokosuka port on  2nd February for the mission to gather intelligence...

Russian naval assets conducts drills in Atlantic

According to the press release of Russian Northern Fleet’s press office on 3rd February, large anti-submarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov and amphibious...

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Sea after Two Years

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting...

Keel laying for the second K130 Batch 2 Corvette of German...

Wolgaster Peene shipyard of Lürssen Defence Co. laid keel of the second K130 Braunschweig class corvette named "Emden" on 30th January, German...

FB Design to build 15 patrol boats for Hellenic Coast Guard

Hellenic Coast Guard signed a contract with Italian shipyard FB (Fabio Buzzi) Design to acquire fifteen FB 56' SF patrol boats on...

Turkey’s indigenously-built LHD “TCG ANADOLU” to start harbour trials

Recent statement about construction activities of TCG ANADOLU, the under-construction Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) of the Turkish navy, was made by the...

Indian Navy Begins ‘Operation Vanilla’ for Humanitarian Assistance at Madagascar

According to the press release of Indian Ministry of Defence on 29 January, Indian Navy Ship Airavat, whilst mission deployed in the...

Singapore Navy commissioned final three Littoral Mission Vessels

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commissioned three of its newest Independence-class littoral mission vessels (LMVs) at Tuas Naval Base on...

Russia to build world’s most powerful icebreaker

The Russian government has allocated $2 billion to build a goliath high-tech nuclear icebreaker it claims will keep the Arctic ice free...

Philippine Navy to decommission 22 vessels this year

The Philippine Navy is set to decommission 22 vessels in 2020 to save on maintenance costs and to make way for the...

Russian Frigate visits Limassol in Mediterranean deployment

The Black Sea Fleet missile frigate Admiral Essen has called at the port of Limassol, the Fleet’s press office reported on 30th...

Indian navy to welcome new ASW stealth corvette soon

According to the local press at India, Garden Reach Shibuilders and Engineers (GRSE) is set to deliver anti-submarine warfare stealth corvette INS...

Cold Launch vs. Hot Launch

Launching a missile isn't as easy as pressing the red button. It takes a lot of engineering and science to ensure safe...

India test-fires sub-launched ballistic missile for the second time in a...

Indian Navy successfully test-fired the 3500-kilometre strike range K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile on January 24. “The K-4 is an intermediate-range SLBM (Submarine...

MAN to manufacture engines of Royal Thai Navy’s new patrol vessels

According to the press release of MAN Energy Solutions on 24th January, MAN Energy Solutions has awarded the contract to supply the...

Russian Minesweepers conduct drills at the Black Sea

The Black Sea Fleet’s minesweepers Kovrovets and Ivan Golubets held drills in the Black Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on 25th...

24 hours in stormy weather

On his way to the United States to train with a U.S. carrier strike group, frigate Iver Huitfeldt was caught in a...

U.S. Navy’s Triton UAS Arrives in 7th Fleet

The U.S. Navy’s first MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have arrived in Guam for their initial deployment in the Pacific theater. Unmanned...

First female Chief of Swedish Navy: Ewa Skoog Haslum

On 21st January, Ewa Skoog Haslum, former Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish National Defense College, was appointed as "Chief of Navy" with a...

Fincantieri launches 10th and last FREMM Class Frigate for Italian Navy

According to the press release of the Italian Navy on January 25, the launching ceremony of the tenth European Multi-Mission Frigate took...

Dutch frigate De Ruyter completed preparations for Strait of Hormuz mission

According to the statement of Ministry of Defence of Netherlands on Friday (24th January), the air defense frigate HNLMS De Ruyter will...

China to stop building corvettes as navy prefers destroyers

China will reportedly stop building its Type 056 corvettes after the navy shifted its focus to ordering bigger warships for high sea...

Chinese unmanned mini-destroyer “JARI” in sea trials

The PLA Navy unmanned surface vessel conducted its first sea trials, according to Ordnance Industry Science Technology. The 15 meter vessel, dubbed as...

Russian naval assets to conduct exercise at Caspian Sea

According to the report of Russia’s Southern Military District's press office on January 23, the crew of Caspian Flotilla ships and vessels...

Egypt and Saudi Arabia conduct “Morgan-16” exercise at Red Sea

The activities of the joint Egyptian-Saudi maritime training "Morgan-16" were launched, the activities of which are taking place within the scope of...

Russian and Japanese warships conduct anti-piracy drills in the Arabian Sea

Russian Navy ships and a destroyer of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force completed their joint anti-piracy drills in the Arabian Sea, the press...

Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight

The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The CMV-22B...

Russian Navy’s “Gremyashchiy” Class corvette completes its sea trials

First of its class, the "Gremyashchiy" corvette completed its sea trials and its ready to join the Navy. The project 20385 “Gremyashchiy” completed...

India successfully test-fires K-4 Ballistic Missile

Further strengthening its capabilities to hit enemy targets from submarines, India on Sunday successfully test-fired the 3,500 km strike range nuclear-capable K-4...

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group departs for Indo-Pacific deployment

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) departed San Diego for a scheduled Indo-Pacific deployment, the U.S. Navy announced at official website...

Royal Malaysian Navy’s first littoral mission ship (LMS) arrives Malaysia

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN)’s Chinese-made first littoral mission ship (LMS), the KD Keris, arrived safely at the Sabah naval base on...

Philippines Navy sends a naval force to Mid-East to evacuate OFWs

Philippine Navy sent two warships (BRP Davao Del Sur (LD-602) and BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PS-16)) to Middle East in order to to...

4th Alexandrit Class Minesweeper to float out January 29

The Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg in Russia’s northwest will float out the Project 12700 fourth serial-produced minesweeper Yakov Balyayev on January...

The Finnish Navy received the first upgraded Hamina-Class Missile Boat

The first modernised Hamina-class vessel has been delivered Finnish Navy (Merivoimat), Finnish Navy announced on 15th January via official website. Work to refit...

Egypt conducts “QADER 2020” exercise with the participation of combined units

Egyptian Armed Forces has conducted "Qader 2020" large scale exercise with attendance of the Naval Force, the Special Forces, and the Border...

Japan launches new Ocean Survellience Ship “AKI”

The naming and launch ceremony for the newest Ocean Surveillance Ship “AKI” was held at Mitsui E&S shipbuilding Co. Tamano Shipyard on...

Naval Group delivers ARA Bouchard OPV to Armada Argentina

The Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) L’Adroit has adopted the Argentinian flag and becomes the A.R.A. BOUCHARD. The first one of the four OPVs...

“NAVIRIS” JV consists of Fincantieri and Naval Group is fully operational

The first board meeting of Naviris, the joint venture between Fincantieri and Naval Group, took place, Naval Group has announced on 14th...

Zaliv Shipyard in Crimea to build Helo-Carrier for the Russian Navy

The Zaliv Shipyard in Crimea confirmed its technical readiness to build two universal amphibious assault ships for the Russian Navy, the Shipyard...

HMAS Toowoomba leaves home for sixth Middle East deployment

According to the announcement of the Royal Australian Navy on 13rd January, The Anzac Class frigate HMAS Toowoomba has departed her homeport...

Keel laid for future USS John Basilone at Bath Iron Works...

According to the announcement of the U.S. Navy, The keel of the future USS John Basilone (DDG 122) was ceremoniously laid at...

Russia and Japan navies to hold drills in the Gulf of...

The Russian Baltic Fleet’s guard ship Yaroslav Mudry, the tanker Yelnya and the sea tug Viktor Konetsky accomplishing their long-distance deployment missions...

Why are the decks of Russian ships red?

The decks of the Russian ships are painted with a "red lead" rustproofing/anti-corrosive paint. Many nations do this but then topcoat the...

China’s first Type 055 destroyer Nanchang commissioned

The Nanchang, China's first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People's Liberation Army Navy on Sunday morning in the port...

Naval Tejas LCA lands on INS Vikramaditya for the first time

A prototype of the naval version of the light combat aircraft landed and took off from the India's sole aircraft carrier INS...

U.S. approves Singapore to buy up to 12 F-35B stealth fighters

The U.S. State Department on 9 January approved the possible Foreign Military Sale of F-35B Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) stealth...

Indian aircraft carrier Vikrant to be delivered to navy in 2021

INS Vikrant likely to be commissioned by early 2021 according to the Indian  PTI News Agency.    The manufacturing of the country’s first indigenous...

U.S. 2nd Fleet Declares Full Operational Capability

Seven months after reaching initial operational capability, U.S. 2nd Fleet achieved full operational capability Dec. 31. Since its reestablishment in August 2018, Vice Adm....

Indonesian Military on Full Alert in North Natuna Sea After Border...

The Indonesian Military has raised combat alert for its forces stationed in the Natuna archipelago – in the south part of the disputed South China Sea...

Inspiring Author of Naval Tactics Wayne Hughes Died at Age 89

A life dedicated for the navy comes to the end, naval tactician Wayne Hughes, dean emeritus at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School...

Brazil to sign the contract for Tamandare class frigates in February

According to an article shared by Defesa Aérea&Naval news portal of Brazil on 30th December, after a year of uncertainty, the Brazilian...

Russian Navy commissions new Alexandrite Class Minesweeper

According to the Russian local press, a ceremony was held to commission the newest Alexandrite Class Minesweeper, Vladimir Emelyanov (Pennant Number :...

FMM awarded $1.3 billion USD contract to build four MMSC for...

According to the press release of Fincantieri on 27th December, the U.S. Navy awarded a Lockheed Martin-led team, which includes Fincantieri Marinette...

Iran, Russia and China completed trilateral exercise

All the planned stages of the joint naval drills named "Marine Security Belt" between Iran, Russia and China have been successfully completed,...

USS Ross leaves the Black Sea

After patrolling about 2 weeks, the U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Ross has left Black sea on 28th December, the...

Russia launches Project 636.6 diesel electric-powered submarine Volkhov

A launch ceremony held for the Project 636.3 diesel-electric submarine Volkhov for the Russian Navy at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg...

The supply tanker “Academician Pashin” is ready to enter service for...

The new sea tanker Academician Pashin has successfully completed its trials and the vessel is ready to join the Northern Fleet’s logistics...

China tested submarine launched JL-3 Missile

China conducted a test of its next-generation JL-3 submarine-launched missile, The Washington Times (WT) reported, citing Pentagon officials who spoke on condition...

Iran to hold four-day naval drills with China and Russia

Russia, Iran and China will hold four-day joint naval maneuvers that will kick off on December 27, spokesman for the Iranian Armed...

Russia launched Nuc-Powered Yasen-M Class Submarine

Russian Navy's new nuclear-powered Yasen-M (Project 885M) class submarine Novosibirsk launched today (Dec 25) at Sevmash Shipyard. The Russian Navy currently operates the...

Fire occurred at US Navy’s Avenger Class MCM ship

US Navy's Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures ship USS CHAMPION MCM 4 suffered a "main mechanical room" fire on Nov 29 at San...

Dutch government decides to build Combat Support Ship for the Navy

According to the statement of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) on 20th December, Cabinet of the Netherlands’ Government has submitted a so-called...

Russian Shipyard to provide spare part support to Indian Carrier

The Sevmash Shipyard (part of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation) provides technical assistance to the Indian Navy in servicing its aircraft carrier Vikramaditya,...

China commissioned two more Type 056 Jiangdao Class Frigate

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) recently commissioned two more Type 056/056A Jiangdao-class corvettes (47th and 48th) into service, according to...

Bangladesh procures two Chinese Type 053H3 frigates

Senior Bangladeshi Navy officials received two Chinese Type-053H3 frigates, Jiaxing (Hull 521) and Lianyungang (Hull 522), in Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard on December...

Raytheon awarded a contract with the U.S. Navy for SM-6 worths...

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $1,030,728,427 fixed-price-incentive and cost-plus-fixed fee multi-year contract by US Navy for Standard Missile-6 (SM-6)...

Turkish Navy launched first indigenous Type-214 AIP Submarine

Turkish state-owned Golcuk Naval Shipyard formally launched the first Type 214TN AIP submarine for Turkish Naval Forces Command on 22 December. The boat...

Russia conducts drills with Syrian naval assets

The Russian and Syrian navies successfully held their first joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea, Head of the Drills Rear Admiral Alexander...

Mexican SIGMA Class Frigate ARM Reformer Completes Sea Trials

The Mexican Navy has recently completed Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) for its multi-purpose frigate DAMEN SIGMA 10514, ARM Reformer (POLA 101) ....

Turkish and Italian Naval Assets Conducted PASSEX at East-Med

According to the statement at official website of the Turkish Navy on 15th December, Turkish O.H.Perry Class frigate TCG Gaziantep has conducted...

Russia to deliver cutting-edge naval assets at new year

The CEO of the Severnaya Shipyard stated that they are set to deliver the frigate Admiral Kasatonov and the corvette Gremyashchiy to...

Russia to invest for the modernization of Tartus port

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov has commented after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus that Russia will spend...

Canada handed over command of SNMG-2 to Italy

According to the announcement of NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) on 16 December, with a ceremony held at the Taranto Naval Base in...

China commissions second aircraft carrier “Shandong”

China's second aircraft carrier, named Shandong (Pennant Number : 17), was delivered and commissioned to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy on...

No Plans To Equip Russian Lada-Class Submarines With AIP-Constructor

Russia's two new Lada-class (Project 677) conventional submarines will not be equipped with Air Independent Propulsion (AIP), Аlexander Buzakov, the head of...

French Frigate Courbet Seized 3.5 tons of drugs at the Gulf...

French frigate Courbet seized more than 3.5 tonnes of cannabis resin off the Gulf of Oman On Friday (December 13). FS Courbet...

A floating dock with a decommissioned submarine sank in Sevastopol

After the shocking fire incident at Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier of Russian Navy, a decommissioned floating dock with a decommissioned submarine sank...

Lethal fire occurred onboard Russian Aircraft Carrier, Kuznetsov

Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, caught fire on Thursday (Dec 12) during maintenance work in Russia's Arctic port in Murmansk,...

Israel Shipyards Delivered OPV-62 to Honduran Navy

According to the domestic press of Honduras, The Honduran navy's new offshore patrol vessel (OPV), General José Trinidad Cabañas (FNH-2021), is planned...

Italy sends a frigate to East-Med to Protect ENI’s drill activities

According to local press in Italy and Greek Times news portal, on December 6th, the frigate Federino Martinengo (F 596) was moored...

U.S. handovers the command of SNMG-1 to Norway

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) has changed its command from the United States to Norway, NATO MARCOM announced on 9th December. Royal...

Damen Shipyards lays keel of Nigerian Navy’s new Landing ship

The Nigerian Navy began the construction of Nigeria’s latest Landing Ship Tank 100 with a keel-laying ceremony at Damen Shipyards, Sharjah, in...

Argentinian Navy Welcomes ARA Bouchard at Toulon

Argentine flag hoisted to ARA Bouchard Multipurpose Maritime Patrol Ship with a ceremony held at Naval Group's facilites in Toulon on 6th...

All new Russian ships to have capability to carry Zircon Missiles

All Russian warships of new Projects can carry Tsirkon hypersonic missiles, President of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov told reporters on...