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  • Ukraine to Request Assistance of Turkey for Project 58250 Corvettes
    Ukraine to Request Assistance of Turkey for Project 58250 Corvettes November 11 2019
    Ukraine’s Defence Ministry has initiated works on building at least four corvettes for the country’s navy, the ministry’s official news agency ArmyInform reported on Sept. 18. The process will start with resuming the construction of the Volodymyr the Great corvette as the lead vessel of Project 58250 class of perspective warships. Navy initiated building back in 2011, but there is almost no progress since then. Turkey and the United States are ready to su...
  • İkinci: “STM's goal: to provide cost-effective solutions more intelligently November 1 2019
    At the “Arms and Security” Fair held in Ukraine, we heard from STM General Manager Murat İkinci about his goals for Ukraine and his vision for 2020. The latter sees the future of STM's agile, small, cost-effective solutions together with smarter use technologies while delivering its experience in marine platforms to Ukraine. C4Defence: STM is coming to Ukraine for the first time. We see marine platforms in the foreground at the STM stand. What is you...
  • Fifth Ship Works Started at MİLGEM
    Fifth Ship Works Started at MİLGEM October 15 2019
    Signatures were signed for the fifth ship of the MİLGEM program of the Turkish Naval Forces and the first ship of class I. The fourth ship of the ADA class submarine defence warfare corvettes was signed on September 29th with the delivery ceremony of TCG Kınalıada. In the design of the fifth ship class, I air defence frigate, Defence Technologies Engineering Inc. (STM) will serve. The company had previously installed the design of four Ada classes. The ships were built under the command of th...
  • New Era in the Pacific Fleet
    New Era in the Pacific Fleet October 7 2019
    Project 20385 lead corvette armed with Kalibr cruise missiles and will be commissioned into service with the Russian navy by the end of 2019. The Gremyashchiy class Russian designation Project 20385, is an advanced development of the Steregushchiy-class corvettes of the Russian Navy. The warship has completed 70% of sea trials. The shipbuilders tested the boat's main propulsion unit in various speed modes, navigation and communications systems, performance, manoeuvrability, habitability, ...
  • India Targets Wrong Turkish Shipyard over Ties with Pakistan October 4 2019
      For the first time, India is taking punitive action against a Turkish firm Anadolu Shipyard according to US-based magazine Defence News. The work, however, is based on a misunderstanding according to C4Defence’s investigation. Defence News wrote that the Turkish company has defence ties with Indian rival Pakistan. India has chosen Anadolu Shipyard as its technology partner for Indian Navy’s $2 billion fleet support ships program. State-owned Hindust...
  • Saab Support for Pohjanmaa September 20 2019
    In accordance with Finland’s Ministry of Defence’s proposition, the Government of Finland has selected Saab as the combat system provider and integrator for the Finnish Navy’s four new Pohjanmaa-class corvettes. The Pohjanmaa-class corvette is a class of general-purpose surface combatants currently under development for the Finnish Navy as part of the Squadron 2020 (Laivue 2020) project.  Finland’s Ministry of Defence has stated that the contract is sche...
  • Russia Doesn’t Forget its “Heroes” September 13 2019
    Russian Navy’s 9th Project 20380 (Steregushchy) class corvette, designed to replace Project 1124s, launched. Russian shipbuilder Amur Shipbuilding has launched the country’s ninth Project 20380 corvette (Steregushchy) class, four years after construction start. The corvette is the third in its class to be built by Amur Shipbuilding and the third to join Russia’s Pacific Fleet. The ship is expected to enter service in 2020, according to the Russian defence ministry.
  • ATMACA to Be Test-Fired At Sea In November
    ATMACA to Be Test-Fired At Sea In November September 11 2019
    Roketsan’s Atmaca anti-ship missile will be test-fired from an Ada-class corvette TCG Kınalıada in November this year. The event will mark the first time that the Atmaca is tested at sea. Atmaca was unveiled for the first time by Roketsan during IDEF 19 defence exhibition. The serial production contract of Atmaca anti-ship missile was signed between the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Roketsan on November 2nd, 2018. According to Roketsan, Atmaca is a subso...
  • Israel Progress on Corvette Upgrade Program
    Israel Progress on Corvette Upgrade Program August 18 2019
      Israeli Navy has integrated ALPHA radar to one of its three Saar-5 corvettes. The new IAI-Elta ELM-2258 Advanced Lightweight Phased Array (ALPHA) radar, is a multifunction active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar that operates in the S-band to detect and track threats and provide guidance for weapon systems. Jane's found out the progress at multinational Exercise 'Mighty Waves'. The ALPHA is a multifunction active electronically sc...
  • Gowind Coming to the Navy July 4 2019
      The Romanian authorities have selected French Naval Group and its Romanian partner Santierul Naval Constanta for the program to build four new Gowind multi-mission corvettes,to modernize the T22 frigates and to create a maintenance centre and a training centre.  The platform and its combat system offer a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art NATO-standard combat-proven capabilities for anti-surface warfare. Naval Group is due to build the first corvette within ...
  • France Wins €750M Order from Abu Dhabi
    France Wins €750M Order from Abu Dhabi June 7 2019
    Abu Dhabi has ordered two Gowind corvettes worth €750 million from Naval Group, La Tribune reported quoting unidentified sources who confirm an initial report in the ‘Intelligence Online’ newsletter. The contract, reportedly signed on March 25, may however be blocked by Germany which has decreed an embargo on weapon deliveries to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as the two ships are to be powered by diesel engines produced by Germany’s MTU.
  • Introducing the Corvette for the Israeli Navy
    Introducing the Corvette for the Israeli Navy May 25 2019
      On May 23, the first SA’AR 6 class corvette for the Israeli Navy was named INS Magen at a ceremony at the TKMS yard in Kiel. This is a milestone in the company’s contract to build four next-gen missile corvettes for the Israeli Navy. The INS Magen is planned to be delivered in spring 2020 after completion of construction and testing. The other three ships will follow subsequently in intervals of a few months. The delivery contract for the Corvette, which...
  • 2300 Ton Corvette for Pakistan
    2300 Ton Corvette for Pakistan May 20 2019
      DAMEN Shipyard Galati, launched the first of two 2,300 tons corvettes built for Pakistan Navy on May 17. The first ship is expected to join the Pakistan Navy by end of 2019 and the second would be delivered by mid-2020. The contract for their construction was signed in 2017. Pakistan Navy’s Vice Admiral Abdul Aleem said that these platforms will act as force multipliers in enhancing Navy’s capability of safeguarding maritime frontiers and would...
  • Egypt Prefers Italy Over France
    Egypt Prefers Italy Over France April 26 2019
    According to unconfirmed reports in the press, the Egyptian Navy will procure 20 AW149 helicopters produced by the Italian company Leonardo. The production contract, which has not been announced officially, was first published by La Tribune, a French news website. Leonardo has not made a statement yet. Egypt last week announced that it was not going to purchase the NH90 helicopters of the French company NH Industries because of the cost and instead was going to award Leonardo. Egypt...
  • Tamandaré Class Project: Brazil Selects German Offer
    Tamandaré Class Project: Brazil Selects German Offer March 31 2019
    The Brazilian Navy (MB), announced that the final proposal of the "Águas Azuis" Consortium, dated March 8 of 2019, was selected as the best offer for the construction project of the "Tamandaré" Class Corvettes. The Águas Azuis Consortium, formed by Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defence & Security and Atech, was selected as preferred bidder by the Brazilian Navy for the construction of four naval ships in the Tamandaré Corve...
  • ESSM to New Corvette
    ESSM to New Corvette February 22 2019
    Finland has chosen the air defence missile for the new corvettes to be procured under the Squadron 2020 Program. The platforms to be named Pohjanmaa class will be equipped with ESSM. Finnish Minister of Defence Jussi Niinistö announced the authorization of the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command for the procurement of missiles. The main element of the air defence system, which will be called ITO20, will be the ESSM. Missiles will also be integrated into the four Pohjanmaa ...
  • Steel Cut for Saudi Corvette
    Steel Cut for Saudi Corvette January 16 2019
    Navantia organized a ceremony for the first Avante 2200 corvette on 15 January for Saudi Arabia. Thus the construction of the ship was officially started. Last year, an agreement of € 1.8 billion was signed for the construction of five platforms between Saudi Arabia and Spain. The agreement, including the construction of the corvettes and five-year logistic support activities, is expected to provide employment for 6,000 people. The first corvette will be delivered in 2021. The ...
  • $541 Million to Build 11 Corvettes
    $541 Million to Build 11 Corvettes December 15 2018
    Taiwanese domestic company Lung Teh Shipbuilding awarded contract to build 11 Tuo Chiang-class corvettes and four minelayers for the country's Navy, reported Liberty Times. The Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology has announced that plans to mass produce the Tuo Chiang-class corvette have been finalized and Lung Teh Shipbuilding has been selected as the contractor to produce the ships. The corvettes are to outfitted with air defence and anti-ship weaponry, but will not have ...
  • Turkish General Staff Prepared the "Welcome" Video for Burgazada
    Turkish General Staff Prepared the "Welcome" Video for Burgazada November 4 2018
    The Turkish General Staff prepared the "Welcome" video for Burgazada, the third of the MİLGEM  Ada Class Corvettes, which will enter the Navy Command inventory today. The video, published from the official social media accounts of the Turkish General Staff, describes the general characteristics of the MILGEM corvettes, from the beginning of the series. It also identifies Büyükada, Heybeliada and third ship Burgazada entering into inventory.
  • Raytheon Moving Fast
    Raytheon Moving Fast October 26 2018
    US-based company, Raytheon has reported two important news. The first of these is from Mexico. Company has delivered the RIM-116 RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) Block 2 systems which ordered by Mexico. System will be used on the POLA (Patrulla Oceánica de Largo Alcance) platforms built for the Mexican Navy. RAM system is developed for intercepting enemy anti-ship threats. Block 2 models have a more powerful engine, more advanced control unit and radio frequency receiver. RAM i...
  • Corvette Decision is Soon
    Corvette Decision is Soon October 23 2018
    Romania is close to deciding for its new multi-purpose corvette. The Bucharest administration, which received the latest offers at the beginning of October, said they are close to the conclusion of the proposals. Three participants submitted bids to the tender for the selection of ships to replace the two old Type 22 class frigates procured from the Royal Navy. Naval Group from France, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding from the Netherlands and Fincantieri from Italy took part in the ...
  • Brazil Shortlisted Four European Companies for CCT Tender
    Brazil Shortlisted Four European Companies for CCT Tender October 18 2018
    The Brazilian Navy’s Program Management Directorate (Diretoria de Gestão de Programas da Marinha, DGePM), has announced a “short-list” for the Class-Tamandaré Corvettes (CCT in Portuguese) program comprising the following consortium. Tamandaré Project calls for the construction of an initial batch of four corvettes to replace the ageing Niteroi- and Broadsword-class frigates. The frigates are expected to cost $700 million each, and the corvettes $380 mil...
  • Additional Braunschweig for Bundeswehr September 25 2018
    Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-service Support (BAAINBw)has decided to acquire a new procurement. Within the framework of this decision, Germany will build five additional Braunschweig (K 130) Corvettes. Bundesmarine awarded the ARGE K130 Consortium of Lürssen Werft, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and the Naval Shipyard for the construction. Lürssen Werft company inked an agreement in the past months with NOSKE-KAESER Maritime Solutions for heati...
  • Spain Sends Bombs After Saudi Financial Threat
    Spain Sends Bombs After Saudi Financial Threat September 15 2018
    Spain appears to have given up against financial pressure to deliver 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia, reversing a recent decision to put the deal on hold. The Socialist administration, which came to power in June, decided last week to halt the shipment, which was part of a €141.7 million arms deal signed in 2015 by the previous conservative government. Current government stated their fears that the weapons could be used against civilians in Yemen. The Spanish f...
  • Egypt’s First In House Built Gowind Corvette Launched
    Egypt’s First In House Built Gowind Corvette Launched September 9 2018
    Egypt launched second Gowind 2500 corvettes for the Egyptian Navy on 6 September from the facilities of Alexandria Shipyard (ASY). It is second of four Gowind 2500 corvettes but first of the class to be built in-country. Named Port Said , the 102 m ship will now complete outfitting at ASY before beginning trials next year. Egyptian Armament Authority awarded a contract to France’s Naval Group (then DCNS) for the design and construction of Gowind 2500 first-of-class E...
  • IAI To Provide Barak-8 Missiles to Israeli Navy
    IAI To Provide Barak-8 Missiles to Israeli Navy August 16 2018
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract by the Israeli Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply the Barak-8 weapon system for the Israeli Navy’s four future Magen-class corvettes. The new corvettes are being acquired under the provisions of an agreement between Israel and Germany that was finalised in May 2015. The systems will be used to protect Israel's exclusive economic zone and strategic facilities. The Barak-8 system was chosen after it was demonstra...
  • Bundesmarine to Procure UAV
    Bundesmarine to Procure UAV August 14 2018
    Germany's Federal Armed Forces Equipment Information Technologies and Service Support Office (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr / BAAINBw) have signed an agreement with Electronic Systems und Logistik GmbH (ESG). Germany will procure the Skeldar V-200 rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use in K130 Class corvettes under the agreement. In addition, UMS Skeldar and Lürssen shipyards have recently signed an agreement for K...
  • Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar
    Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar August 4 2018
    The steel cutting ceremony of the first “Doha” class corvette ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition programme, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State of Qatar for Defence Affairs, and the Italian Minister of Defence attended to the ceremony. The contract, amounting for Fincantieri to approx. 4 billion euros, envisages the supply of seven surface vessels, of wh...
  • Saab unveils next-gen RBS15 Mk4 anti-ship missile system
    Saab unveils next-gen RBS15 Mk4 anti-ship missile system July 17 2018
    Saab Dynamics has unveiled the next-generation evolution of its RBS15 family of anti-ship missile systems: the RBS15 Mk4 at Farnborough Air Show 2018: Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk / FMV) awarded Saab for the design and production of a new, next-generation RBS15 joint anti-ship missile to equip the Royal Swedish Navy’s Visby-class corvettes and Swedish Air Force JAS Gripen E multi-role fighters in March 2017. Acquisition of the...
  • Saudi Arabia Awards Navantia Shipyards a €1.8 contact
    Saudi Arabia Awards Navantia Shipyards a €1.8 contact July 16 2018
    Spain’s Navantia has been awarded a €1.8 billion contract to deliver five corvettes to the Saudi Navy. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has signed a contract for the construction of five corvettes, an operation that amounts to 1,800 million euros and represents the largest order in the history of Spanish public shipyards from a foreign client. The program will start at the end of 2018 and the last vessel will be delivered in 2022. In addition, Navantia will be respon...
  • MILGEM Record in Exports
    MILGEM Record in Exports July 5 2018
    Minister of National Defence Nurettin Canikli gave a good news of the MILGEM's in a press release. MILGEM Class corvettes were exported to Pakistan. Under the agreement inked today, Pakistan will supply four ships. Two of the vessels will be built at the Istanbul Shipyard Command, and two will be built in Karachi, Pakistan. All responsibility for construction work will be in the hand of Turkish Ministry of National Defence. The amount of the deal has not been announced, but it is said tha...
  • K130's Keep RAMming
    K130's Keep RAMming June 23 2018
    German Navy has signed a supply agreement with RAM-System GmbH (RAMSYS). Under the agreement, there will be 10 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launchers will supply for second-batch K130 Class corvettes. There is also agreement on the integration of the systems onto vessels and the necessary technical support. The German and US Navy have jointly developed a RAM system to defend ships against anti-ship missiles. RIM-116 RAM is preferred bay eight different navy along US...
  • Russia to Upgrade Buyan-M-Class Missile Corvettes
    Russia to Upgrade Buyan-M-Class Missile Corvettes June 5 2018
    The Project 21631 Buyan-M-class missile corvettes will be modernized and furnished with new radio-electronic weapons and air defence capabilities. Speaking at an official ceremony of raising the St. Andrew’s flag on the Project’s sixth warship, the Vyshny Volochyok. "Overall, 12 warships of this series are planned and their further development will be renewed, considering progress both in radio-electronic weapons and air defence capabilities," Russian Navy Ship...
  • Buyam-M Class Corvette To Be Commissioned This Month
    Buyam-M Class Corvette To Be Commissioned This Month May 11 2018
    The Russian Navy is set to commission sixth Buyan-M corvette Vyshny Volochyok by the end of this month, the Russian defense ministry announced on Tuesday. The Buyan-M class of corvettes are upgraded versions of Project 21630 (Buyan) vessels which are armed with long-range cruise missile system Kalibr-NK. The corvettes are built at the Zelenodolsk Shipyard under a contract signed in 2010. The Buyan-M Class corvettes displace about 1 thousand tons and reach a maxim...
  • Saudi Arabia, Navantia Tightened Alliance
    Saudi Arabia, Navantia Tightened Alliance April 16 2018
    Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) and Navantia S.A. signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 12 April to create a joint venture (JV) that will manage and localize any naval combat systems activity including integration and installation and will contribute in maintaining the readiness of the Saudi military fleet. Both parties also inked a Letter of Intent (LoI) to design and build 5 Avante 2200 corvettes, including Combat Management System, for the Ministry of Defence of...
  • Bangladesh's 4th Corvette Launched
    Bangladesh's 4th Corvette Launched April 10 2018
    China's Wuchang Shipbuilding has launched the fourth and final Shadhinota-class (Type C13B) Corvette for the Bangladesh Navy on 8 April. Dubbed BNS Prottasha (F114), the 90-metre long vessel was launched two months after the third ship of the class, BNS Shongram. The first two ships, BNS Shadhinota (F111) and BNS Prottoy (F112), has been commissioned into the Bangladesh Navy in March 2016. Type C13B corvettes are based on&nb...
  • Romania In Search for New Corvettes
    Romania In Search for New Corvettes March 6 2018
    Romania launched the program to buy four new corvettes for its Navy to boost its presence in the Black Sea. The first vessel will be built within a maximum period of three years with the entire procurement is to be completed within seven years. The first phase of the procurement will be the qualification stage will take place over a period of 56 calendar days following the publication date of the call for participation which is 26 February. Then Romania will proceed to the...
  • India Retired Two Corvettes
    India Retired Two Corvettes January 16 2018
    The Indian Navy has decommissioned the Veer-class corvettes INS Nirbhik and INS Nirghat on 11 January. The vessels were commissioned in 1987 and 1989, respectively. According to Indian Navy statement, the corvettes were armed with four surface-to-surface missiles, a medium-calibre AK-176 gun, and AK-630 close-in weapon system. 
  • Ship Construction: Ahead Full
    Ship Construction: Ahead Full January 13 2018
    Russia laid down the new corvette named Nikolay Silyagin. The ship which is laid in Gorki Shipyard is the fifth of Project 22160 class. The platform designed by the Severnoe Bureau in St. Petersburg will be able to take part in the defense of the fleet, the protection of economic territories and anti-piracy operations. The platform can serve 60 days autonomously who can reach 30 knots. The ship’s displacement is 1700 tons and she has 6000 nautical miles range. The Project 2216...
  • Pantsyr at Black Sea
    Pantsyr at Black Sea December 26 2017
    Russia is preparing to integrate the Pantsyr self propelled air defense system to the ships. Pantsyr systems are using by five countries. The naval version of the system which name is Pantsyr-ME will be integrated into the Project 1241 Molniya Class corvette for trials during next year and tested in the Black Sea. It is estimated that the tests of the system which is the Russian Navy has already ordered, will last one or two years. The system’s first platform after the complet...