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China’s consolidated existence at Hong Kong

As The Chinese military received official ownership of a piece of prime Hong Kong waterfront land, at midnight of 29th June, they...

Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Departs Norfolk for Medical Mission

The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) left from Naval Station Norfolk, June 14, to begin its deployment to South...

U.S. EP-3 Intercepted in the Black Sea

On Nov. 5, 2018, a U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27. This...

The U.S. Navy is upgrading its MK 132 GMLS for the...

The U.S. Navy is upgrading its MK 132 Guided Missile Launching Systems for the Evolved  Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 Work has commenced on the...

Indian MOD signs contract with GRSE for supply of four survey...

Indian MOD signs contract with GRSE for supply of four survey vessels for Indian Navy Indian Ministry of Defence has awarded contract for design, construction...

Saab Launches Hypersonic Mode for Naval Radars

Saab strengthens its Sea Giraffe naval radar offer by introducing the Hypersonic Detection Mode, a capability for detecting and tracking targets travelling at hypersonic...

The Indian Navy successfully concluded maiden trials of its Deep Submergence...

The Indian Navy successfully concluded maiden trials of the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) on 15 October 2018. The DSRV carried out under water mating...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Starts Fabrication of Amphibious Assault Ship Bougainville (LHA...

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the America-class amphibious assault ship Bougainville (LHA 8) on Monday (Oct.15). The start of...

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Two Littoral Combat Ship

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32)...

South Korean Navy will make a port call to Sasebo Japan

Three South Korean naval ships carrying hundreds of military cadets will make a port call at Japan's Sasebo naval base early next month, officials...

USS Decatur Has Close Encounter With Chinese Warship

Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73) was approached Sunday (Sept 30) morning in the South China Sea by a Chinese warship in what...

US Navy awards $9 billion in contracts for 10 Arleigh Burke...

The U.S. Navy awarded Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $3.9 billion for the construction of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. It also awarded Huntington...

USMC F-35B Conducts First Combat Strike in U.S.CENTCOM AOR

The Marine Corps F-35B, Lightning II, conducted its first combat strike in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Freedom’s...

Singapore Navy opens new training facility 

A new training facility opened on Wednesday (Sept 26) at Tuas Naval Base, to better prepare sailors for operations on Singapore's warships. The simulation centre,...

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy...

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) participated in the bilateral maritime exercise, Exercise Singaroo, from 14 to 25...

Pakistan Navy conducts joint drills with France, Morocco

Pakistan Navy conducts joint drills with France, Morocco PNS SAIF conducted joint drills with French and Moroccan ships at conclusion of its visit to port...

Sailor Struck by Propeller Aboard USS George HW Bush

The sailor died aboard the US aircraft carrier George H. W. Bush. He was fatally wounded by the propeller of a Grumman E-2 Hawkeye...

The Pakistan Navy seized three tonnes of hashish in northern Arabian...

The Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency seized three tonnes of hashish from a boat in northern Arabian Sea, a spokesperson of the Pakistan...

Ukraine will set up a new naval base on the coast...

Ukraine will set up a new naval base on the coast of the Azov Sea by the end of the year, countering Russian efforts...

U.S. surface ships will be able to use SM-2 against surface...

U.S. surface ships will be able to use SM-2s to conduct offensive strikes against enemy aircraft and surface ships out to ninety nautical miles. This...

U.S. Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area are preparing for...

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordered all Navy ships in the Hampton Roads area to get underway ahead of Hurricane Florence. There are nearly 30...

Taiwan plans to invest NT$500bn on ships after 2026.

According to the Taiwanese press, The Taiwan Ministry of National Defense plans to invest an estimated NT$500 billion (US$16.2 billion) after 2026 on next-generation...

The U.S. Navy fired two of its submarine commanders last week.

The relief of Capt. Gregory R. Kercher, head of the submarine Florida’s gold crew, arrived four days after the Navy fired the commanding officer...

Taiwan Navy proposes US $1.02 billion for fast attack missile boats

The Taiwan Navy has submitted a request for NT$31.6 billion (US$1.02 billion) to build 50-ton fast attack missile boats, as part of the national...

Sri Lanka Navy ceremonially takes over United States Coast Guard Cutter...

The Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe officially took over the Ex-USCG “Sherman” into Sri Lanka Navy in a ceremony held at...

Russian Pacific Fleet’s exercise.

The Russian Pacific Fleet’s naval strike group and coastal defense teams have held a live-fire exercise, hitting two drifting target vessels with seven missiles,...

BAE Systems has been awarded a $146.3 million contract to modernizing...

BAE Systems has been awarded a $146.3 million contract by the U.S. Navy to modernizing the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64). Under the...

The Russian Navy will place its emphasis on developing unmanned warships

The Russian Navy will place its emphasis on developing unmanned warships, Navy Shipbuilding Chief Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov told Zvezda TV today (Aug 24)...

Raytheon gets $60m to deliver torpedoes to US and Taiwanese Navy.

The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $60 million contract modification for work on the delivery of torpedoes and related support...

Russian Navy activities in Syria

The Russian Navy during the operation in Syria carried out 189 strikes, in which 86 ships and 14 submarines participated. This was reported by...

Japan sending its largest destroyer to South China Sea and Indian...

The Japan MSDF announced on Tuesday (Aug 21) that its largest destroyer, the Kaga & other vessels will visit 5 countries, including Philippines, Indonesia...

Ronald Reagan Strike Group Conducts Air Defense Exercise

The Ronald Reagan Strike Group, including Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54), participated in an air...

Ukraine set to deploy naval force to Sea of Azov

Ukraine needs to bolster its presence in the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea to “adequately counter Russia’s expansion,” Ukrainian National Security and...

Iwo Jima Completes Six Month Deployment

Nearly 1,200 Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) returned to their homeport of Mayport, Fla., Aug. 9, following...

USNS Burlington (EPF 10) Successfully Completes Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Navy’s 10th Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, Burlington, successfully completed Acceptance Trials, Aug. 3 after two days of underway evaluation in the Gulf of...

30th Chinese naval escort taskforce sets sail for Gulf of Aden

The 30th Chinese naval escort taskforce set out for the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somali from a naval port in Qingdao...

Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace starts visit to Fiji

The Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace, which is on Mission Harmony-2018, arrived on Thursday (Aug 2) in the Fijian capital city of Suva,...

A Chinese warship will take part in multinational military exercises hosted...

A Chinese warship will take part in multinational military exercises hosted by Australia in September in a sign of a possible diplomatic rapprochement between...

Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) commenced exercise Eagle Salute 18 on July...

Eagle Salute 18 is a multilateral surface exercise to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating...

Japan launches first 27DDG-class AEGIS destroyer “Maya”

Japan launches first 27DDG-class AEGIS destroyer from a shipyard in Yokohama today (July 31). She has named "Maya" after mountain in Japan and WWII...

Royal Bahrain Navy Upgrades its Frigate Sabha

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible military sale for support services of the Royal Bahrain Navy frigate Sabha. The Royal Bahrain Naval Service...

RIMPAC units participate in sinking exercise

Live fire from aircraft, a submarine, and land assets participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST...

Saudi Arabia buys five corvettes from Spanish Navantia 

On 12 July the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia signed a contract with Navantia for the construction of five corvettes. The amount...

The latest littoral combat ship, future USS Wichita completes acceptance trials...

The latest littoral combat ship, future USS Wichita completes acceptance trials on Lake Michigan LCS 13, the future USS Wichita, is the seventh Freedom-variant LCS...

U.S., Lebanon Armed Forces Complete Resolute Response 18

U.S. and Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) participated in exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18 at Jounieh Naval Base, Lebanon, June 25-July 6. RR18 is an annual...

Russian Navy to accept 19 new warships for service by yearend

The Russian Navy has already received 12 warships and combat boats since the beginning of this year The Russian Navy will take the delivery of...

New Zealand to buy Boeing P-8 MPA to boost South Pacific...

New Zealand has agreed to buy four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes, its defense minister said on Monday (July 9), strengthening surveillance capabilities...

PLA navy to get first female captain in history

The People's Liberation of Army (PLA) Navy is expected to have a female captain for the first time in history, the official PLA Daily...

China launches next-generation destroyers expected to be armed with electromagnetic railgun

Type 055 likely to be armed with experimental electromagnetic railgun Two of China's newest-generation guided missile destroyers - Type 055 - have been launched in...

China planning for Arctic operations

A research report published in the Chinese Journal of Ship Research suggests that China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is considering future submarine operations...

Russian Navy still trying to decide on overhaul for Blacksea Fleet...

Russian Navy still trying to decide on overhaul for Blacksea Fleet flagship Moskva. Three-year repair would extend 35-year-old project 1164 guided missile cruiser's life by...

28th Chinese naval escort taskforce wraps up visit to South Africa

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce left the Port of Simon's Town, Cape Town, South Africa, on Monday (July 2) morning after a four-day...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for...

Japanese helicopter carrier to tour South China Sea, Indian Ocean for two months to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific. Japan will send its large...

USS Jason Dunham and Egyptian Navy Conduct PASSEX

The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and the Egyptian Navy frigate El Zafer (F951) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX), July...

U.S.Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to...

U.S.Navy Buys First V-22 CODs as Part of $4.2B Award to Bell-Boeing The U.S. Navy bought its first CMV-22 Ospreys for use as carrier onboard...

The cost to repair collision-damaged destroyer USS FITZGERALD DDG62 keeps going...

The cost to repair collision-damaged destroyer USS FITZGERALD DDG62 keeps going up, with Huntington Ingalls Industries  getting another $27.5 million to fix and modernize...

Chinese naval formation conducts real combat training

A flotilla sent by China's Eastern Theater Command has been undertaking a real combat training in high seas since it set out on June...

SAAB Receives Order for Naval Radars

Saab has signed a contract for delivery of the multi-role naval radar Sea Giraffe AMB and associated equipment including spare parts. The work for the...

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and Thales Deutschland to deliver Combat System of K130...

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK and Thales Deutschland have jointly been commissioned to deliver the combat system of the German Class K130 Corvette. The order comprises 5...

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group visits Manila

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam (CG 54) and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) arrived in Manila for...

Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea, Pacific

Australia will invest $5.2 billion to develop and buy high-tech US drones for joint military operations and to monitor waters including the South China...

AUSTAL awarded US$16 million contract for additional LCS design services.

Austal Limited (Austal) today announced (June 26) the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA US$16,303,195 for a cost-plus-fixed fee to a...

Australian Defence Forces participation to Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...

More than 1600 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in the United States ahead of a month of focused military training activities with...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana (SSN 789) to U.S....

Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana (SSN 789) to U.S. Navy  Huntington Ingalls Industries’  Newport News Shipbuilding division delivered the newest nuclear-powered fast...

Israeli Navy acquired a new type of torpedo

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced on 19 June that is has acquired a new type of torpedo that it calls the Kaved (heavy)...

USS Harry S. Truman Arrives in Marseille, France

The Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) arrived in Marseille, France, for a regularly scheduled port visit, June 21. "We look...

The Iranian Navy dispatched its logistic warship, Khark, to the international...

Khark which is the biggest logistic warship in West Asia was sent on a mission in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and...

Spain has approved plans to acquire Thales’s newest unmanned aerial system...

The Spanish Navy has selected  Fulmar X unmanned aircraft system for the test and evaluation of UAS in experimentation maritime environments. Fulmar X can...

The Egyptian Navy has recently issued an international tender to procure...

The Egyptian Navy has recently issued an international tender to procure 4 new frigates. Talks with both German Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and French Naval...

Two corvettes armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles will join the Russian...

Two corvettes armed with Kalibr-NK cruise missiles will join the Russian Navy’s permanent Mediterranean taskforce, the Black Sea Fleet’s press office reported on Monday...

Pakistan Navy will obtain two Type 054 A frigates from China. 

A ceremony was held at Ministry of Defence Production, Rawalpindi to ink the agreement. A representative of Ministry of Defence Pakistan and M/s China...

Raytheon Awarded LCS Over-the-Horizon Anti-Surface Weapon Contract

Raytheon Awarded LCS Over-the-Horizon Anti-Surface Weapon Contract; Deal Could be Worth $848M The Norwegian-designed Naval Strike Missile has been officially selected to serve as the...

Hellenic Navy issued RFI for procerement of heavyweight torpedoes

The Hellenic Navy issued on the 25th of May a request for information for the procurement of heavyweight torpedoes for its Type 214 and...

Russia Drops Plans For Upgraded Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub

Russia will reportedly build six more Borei II-class ballistic missile submarines instead. The Russian government has reportedly cancelled an upgraded variant of the nuclear-powered ballistic...

Turkish Defense giant Aselsan completed the factory acceptance test succesfully of...

Turkish Defense giant Aselsan completed the factory acceptance test succesfully of ÇAFRAD Multi Functional Active Phased Array Radar. Radar will be fitted to Turkey's TF-2000...

Russia Developing New Underwater Drone Capable Of Destroying Enemy Naval Bases

Russia is developing a powerful underwater drone that can carry a nuclear warhead with a capacity of up to 2 megatonnes to destroy enemy...

USS Milwaukee Fires Missiles, Kicks Off LCS Missile Module Developmental Testing

USS Milwaukee Fires Missiles, Kicks Off LCS Missile Module Developmental Testing The Freedom variant littoral combat ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) conducted a live-fire missile...

Chinese president Xi Jinping presided over the country’s largest-ever naval parade...

Chinese president Xi Jinping presided today (Apr 12) over the country's largest-ever naval parade and review. Held in the South China Sea with submarines,...

Indian Mahindra partners Japanese, Israeli firms for sea planes, naval UAVs

Mahindra Defence, on Wednesday (Apr 11) announced the signing of two major deals that would strengthen it defence footprint and make it a major...

President of the Israel visited Greek Navy Fleet Headquarters at the...

The Greek General Staff announced that on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 , Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the Fleet Headquarters at the Salamis Naval...

U.S. Navy Commissions Newest USS Omaha

The U.S. Navy on Saturday commissioned its newest warship, the USS Omaha, a futuristic, $440 million vessel named for the Nebraska hometown of billionaire...

Pakistan Navy ships visit to Tanzania and Kenya

The Pakistan Navy Ships KHAIBAR and NASR during their concurrent Overseas Deployment to East African Countries and Island States of Indian Ocean visited Dar...

Harpoon Block II+ anti-ship missile completes operational test shot.

Harpoon Block II+ anti-ship missile completes operational test shot. The U.S. Navy is closer to delivering the new Harpoon Block II+ missile to the fleet...

Iranian Boats Mysteriously Stop Harassing U.S. Navy

Iranian Boats Mysteriously Stop Harassing U.S. Navy The Iranian military has halted “routine harassment” of U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf, for no discernible...

USS Little Rock Stuck in Montreal, Ship Might Not Leave Until...

USS Little Rock Stuck in Montreal, Ship Might Not Leave Until Spring USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship to join the...

USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Pascagoula for Restoration

The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrived in Pascagoula, Mississippi, Jan. 19, aboard heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf inward bound...

New corvette Wuhai joins PLA Navy.

New corvette Wuhai joins PLA Navy. The commissioning ceremony of the new corvette Wuhai of the PLA Navy was held at a naval port in...

USS Ross Conducts Live-Fire Exercises with the Royal Moroccan Navy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Agadir, Morocco, Jan. 13, 2018, after a scheduled port visit to participate in exercise...

Minehunter HMS Cattistock has set off from Portsmouth to join SNMCMG1

Minehunter HMS Cattistock has set off from Portsmouth  to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) as part of a three-month deployment...

Kraken Kits Out US Navy AUV with Real-Time Sonar

Kraken Robotics developed a real-time synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) system that has been integrated and tested onboard a US Navy REMUS 600 autonomous underwater...

Leonardo was awarded OCEAN 2020 program of European Defence Agency

Leonardo to lead OCEAN2020 program, the first and most important EU Defence Agency research tender for naval surveillance technology Leonardo was awarded the most important...

The U.S. Navy will test a new laser weapon

The U.S. Navy will test a new laser weapon aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious ship Portland as early as this fall. The integration of a...

USN to test Saab’s ASW training system in 2018

The Swedish defense firm Saab is set to demonstrate for the U.S. Navy an underwater drone that simulates a submarine, making it easier for...

Lockheed Martin Demos Next Generation Aegis Ashore Solution

Lockheed Martin Demos Next Generation Aegis Ashore Solution Lockheed Martin demonstrated the ability to greatly increase operational performance, efficiency and reliability of Aegis Ashore, by...

The French DGA has awarded a contract for technology development in...

The French DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval...

The U.S. State Department approves potential weapons sale to Mexico

The US State Department approved the sale of RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, Block II Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) tactical missiles and...

Babcock And Thales Bid For Type 31e Light Frigate For Royal...

Babcock International Group PLC (BAB.L) Monday (Jan 8) said it launched a bid for UK Ministry of Defence's new 1.25 billion pound Type 31e...

Finnish Hamina Class fast attack craft modernization

Patria has signed an agreement with the Finnish Defence Forces on the mid-life upgrade and overhaul of the Finnish Defence Forces’ Hamina Class fast...

Indian Navy to exhibit maritime prowess along west coast

Indian Navy to exhibit maritime prowess along west coast More than ten ships, including the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, a submarine and various naval aircraft...

New Chinese naval destroyer is being outfitted in Shanghai

The first Type 055 destroyer is being outfitted at Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) in Shanghai. Workers are installing conduits and cables in the 10,000-tonne vessel, Zhou...

USS Carney Departs Brindisi, Italy

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed Brindisi, Italy, Jan. 2, 2017, after a scheduled port visit. The port visit was the...

Pakistan Navy test fires new Harba cruise missile from PNS Himmat

 Pakistan Navy on Wednesday (Jan 3) demonstrated its ability to respond to any aggression by conducting a test fire of a cruise missile from...

Babcock signs £115m five-year deal to maintain Australian navy frigates

Babcock signs £115m five-year deal to maintain Australian navy frigates Under a contract worth around £115 million (AU$200 million), the Naval Ship Management (NSM) joint...

South Korean navy receives first multipurpose training vessel

South Korean navy receives first multipurpose training vessel The Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) has received a new type of training vessel from local shipbuilder...

USS Omaha on its way to home port, commissioning

The USS Omaha is en route to its new home port of San Diego, and the date is set for the new littoral combat...

Polish Navy inks $570M deal for minesweepers, rescue vessel

The Polish Ministry of Defence has signed a deal with a consortium formed by the Gdansk-based Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard and the country’s defense giant...

ROKS Chungnam, ROKS Yeosu and ROKS Jinhae decommissioned on Dec 27.

The Republic of Korea Navy decommissioned an Ulsan-class frigate and two Pohang-class corvettes. ROKS Chungnam, ROKS Yeosu and ROKS Jinhae decommissioned on Dec 27. ROKS Chungnam...

Northrop Grumman is awarded $255m for MQ-4C Triton production contract

Northrop Grumman is being awarded $255,309,325 for fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract for the Lot 3 low-rate initial production of...

U.S.Navy Seeks Better Sleep For Crews With New Rest Guidelines, Special...

The U.S.Navy established new rest guidelines for surface ship crews and is exploring whether specially tinted eyewear can help sailors fall asleep faster during...

PNS SAIF conducts naval drills with Royal Malaysian Navy

Pakistan Navy Ship (PNS) SAIF, presently on an overseas deployment to friendly countries of East and South East, visited Malaysian Port Lumut for goodwill ...

U.S., French forces fortify longstanding partnership during Alligator Dagger

The French navy Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre (L9014), with embarked U.S. Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Naval...

Russia to extend Tartus and Hmeimim military bases in Syria.

Russia has announced plans to dramatically expand its naval facility in Tartus and air base at Hmeimim, Syria. The deal will see Russia keep...

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived at the east waters...

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce arrived at the east waters of the Gulf of Aden on Dec 23, local time, to replace the...

The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark returns to home.

The Chinese naval hospital ship Peace Ark has finished its eight-day humanitarian medical service in Timor-Leste and left the Dili Port for home. During its...

Royal Australian Navy’s new capability

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

Japan to acquire 3900 tons class destroyers.

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

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

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

UK takes Delivery of final F-35B Lightning of this year

The UK has taken delivery of its 14th F-35B Lightning II which flew into Beaufort, South Carolina, to take its place as part of...

HII gets $63m contract for USS Fitzgerald repair

Huntington Ingalls has won $63 million modification contract for the execution of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration. This effort shall provide for...

USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returned to its homeport at Norfolk...

The guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returned to its homeport at Norfolk Naval Station, Dec. 15, following an eight-month deployment to the...

The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9).

The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS),  USS Little Rock (LCS 9), during a ceremony Saturday held on Dec. 16,...

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

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

Turkey is about to export MİLGEM to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

Murat Ikinci, deputy general manager of the Turkish Defense Engineering Company (STM), said the talks on the export of the MILGEM indigenous warship were...

Lincoln Completes First F-35 Carrier Qualification

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

INS Kalvari has been commisioned to the Indian Navy

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

Indian Navy to Buy 24 Multi-role Helicopters for Anti-submarine Warfare Operations

The Indian Navy is moving a proposal to buy 24 multi-role helicopters for an approximate $1.8 billion (INR 12,000 Crore) to be deployed for...

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group Returns to Washington After Deployment

Washington-based ships assigned to Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 returned Dec. 10, just in time for the upcoming holidays following a six-month deployment...

Italy orders eight more AW139s for SAR and security operations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ukraine to bid on Brazilian Tamandaré class corvette programme

With the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Embassy of Ukraine in the Federative Republic of Brazil, a delegation...

Brazilian government authorises the navy to begin efforts to purchase HMS...

Brazil’s Ministry of Defence on 1 December authorised the navy to begin efforts to purchase the UK Royal Navy’s HMS Ocean landing platform helicopter. The Brazilian...

New warship has joined Iran naval fleet in the Caspian Sea.

A home-made missile-launching warship has joined Iranian army’s naval fleet in the Caspian Sea ‎Dec. 5. The warship dubbed "Separ”(shield), was launched in Iran’s northern...

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

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

Seahawk flies into history

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

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

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

INS Kadmatt on Overseas Deployment to Indonesia

Indian warship INS Kadmatt arrived Belawan, Indonesia on Nov 30. The 3-day long visit to Indonesia is to commemorate 25 years of INDO-ASEAN Partnership and...

HMS Monmouth returns to Plymouth after nine-month deployment.

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

The Russian Navy conducted two submarine rescue exercises

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

PNS SAIF arrives in Shanghai on goodwill training mission. 

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

Israeli Navy upgraded its first Saar 4.5.

Israeli Navy upgraded its first Saar 4.5. New radar, electronic warfare, command-and-control, and observation systems have been fitted to  INS Sufa. The new radar is the...

Russian Navy planning to get 5th generation submarines in 2030s

Russian Navy planning to get 5th generation submarines in 2030s  Fifth generation submarines will be provided for the Russian Navy in the 2030s, the Navy’s...

Lockheed Martin Awarded First Contract for New Saudi Frigates

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

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

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

Iran Navy unveils range of newly-developed equipment

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

New warship to join Iranian Navy in the Caspian Sea

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

USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) visits in Agadir, Morocco

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Agadir, Morocco, Nov. 28., for a scheduled port visit. "Our crew is really excited...

USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) visits in Odessa-Ukraine

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, Nov. 29, 2017, for a scheduled port visit. While...

India-Singapore Bilateral Naval Agreement

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

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

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

USS San Diego Arrives In Souda Bay, Greece

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Souda Bay, Greece,...

Second Royal Australian Navy destroyer enters sea trials

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

ESPS Patiño met up with CTF151 Pakistan Warship PNS Tariq

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

Japan anti-submarine destroyer in Philippines for 2-day visit

Demonstrating the growing military relations with the Philippines, a Japanese anti-submarine destroyer, the JS Onami (DD-111) arrived at  South Harbor, Manila,Philippines Sunday. In a statement...

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

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

Iran’s flotilla docks in Bangladesh

Iran's 49th Navy flotilla, comprising of Sabalan destroyer and Bandar Sabalan destroyer and bandar Abbas logistic warship arrived in Bangladesh on Sunday morning to...

Iran Navy repels pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

According to Iran Press TV, Iranian naval forces have thwarted a pirate attack on one of the country's merchant vessels in the Gulf of...

Argentina’s president vows submarine search will continue

Argentina's president vows submarine search will continue Argentina's president has said an international search will continue for a submarine carrying 44 crew members that has...

Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov returns to Barents Sea from long voyage

Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov returns to Barents Sea from long voyage Crew of the Russian Northern Fleet’s large antisubmarine warfare ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov has begun...

HMS Sutherland to deploy to Asia Pacific region next year

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

BAE Systems has been awarded a modified contract to complete the...

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair Inc. has been awarded a modified contract to complete the fitting out availability process for the USS Portland...

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

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

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

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

Russia launched the first Borei-A SSBN.

The first modernized Project 955A strategic nuclear submarine, the ‘Knyaz (Prince) Vladimir,’  was launched on 17 November at Sevmash Shipyard in northern Russia. The development...

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

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

Royal Navy submarines could soon launch drones from beneath the waves.

Royal Navy submarines could soon launch drones from beneath the waves. The cameras can spy from the sky for two-and-a-half hours and travel at up...

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

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

U.S. Navy admits aircrew drew penis in the sky

U.S.Navy officials were faced with an unusual controversy after residents of Okanogan County, Washington noticed a sky drawing many said looked like male genitalia...

Argentine sub missing in the South Atlantic

  Argentina Navy submarine ARA SAN JUAN disappeared in waters of Puerto Madryn, northern Patagonia, Argentina, contact with submarine manned with 44 crew lost since...

Guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin returns after 7-month deployment.

The guided missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin returned to Norfolk Friday (Nov 16)after seven months abroad. The Oscar Austin had been supporting U.S. naval operations...

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a contract for the Evolved...

Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a modified contract to exercise options to procure spares for the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile, or ESSM, Block...

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

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

Australia’s Future Submarines

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

Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet has received six new Ka-29 helicopters

Russian Navy’s Pacific Fleet has received six new Ka-29 modernized ship-borne combat transport helicopters which underwent scheduled repair at JSC Kumertauskoe aviation manufacturing facility. The...

Predator B Used in Successful Anti-Submarine Warfare Demonstration

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9 Predator B used in successful anti-submarine warfare demonstration. The remote detection and tracking of submerged contacts, such as submarines,...

HMNLS ZEELAND returned to homeport

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

Taiwan Air Force to commission 12 P-3C military aircraft

Taiwan will hold a ceremony in December to commission 12 military aircraft acquired from the United States to boost its anti-submarine warfare capabilities, the...

Vice-Admiral Kulakov has passed through the English Channel

The Russian Northern Fleet’s large anti-submarine destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov has passed through the English Channel and is continuing along its long route in the...

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

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

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

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

A Sailor From HMS Dragon has received the Queen’s Gallantry Medal

A sailor from HMS Dragon has received the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for helping in the rescue of 14 sailors from a racing yacht. LS Sally...

German frigate FGS Lübeck returned from SNMG2 deployment

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

The U.S. Navy has conducted its first test of Hypersonic Missile

The U.S. Navy has conducted its first test of a new hypersonic missile. The test was announced by Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, the director of...

India test-fired its indigenous land-attack cruise missile

The Indian Ministry of Defense announced that its Defense Research and Development Organization successfully test-fired its indigenous land-attack cruise missile, Nirbhay, on Nov 7. The...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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