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  • Guided-missile corvette "Grayvoron" first went to sea for sea trials
    Guided-missile corvette "Grayvoron" first went to sea for sea trials 20 September 2020
    Guided-missile corvette "Graivoron", built for the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation, began its first launch to sea for the purpose of factory sea trials according to the statement released on Saturday by the press service of the fleet. It is specified that the tests are carried out by the regular crew together with the factory commissioning team in order to check the operation of power plants, steering gear, auxiliary mechanisms, communications, navigation and oth...
  • Eisenhower Strike Group Exercises with Hellenic Navy
    Eisenhower Strike Group Exercises with Hellenic Navy 27 July 2020
    The Dwight D. Eisenhower (IKE) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) announced that it participated in surface exercises with the Hellenic Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, July 24-28, 2020. The exercises included formation steaming, tactical manoeuvres, communications drills, and allowed participating forces to test and refine command and control between the two navies. “Exercises like this enhance our professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and p...
  • PLA's upgraded Type 052D destroyer makes training debut in the East China Sea
    PLA's upgraded Type 052D destroyer makes training debut in the East China Sea 16 July 2020
    The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy recently held drills in the East China Sea making its first public appearance of the latest version of the Type 052D destroyer. The destroyer is more powerful with its anti-stealth aircraft-capable. In early July, a destroyer flotilla affiliated with the PLA Eastern Theatre Command Navy conducted training exercises at an undisclosed location in the East China Sea. The training subjects included air and missile defences, attacks on ...
  • First Guided Missile Frigate Completed Delivery Voyage
    First Guided Missile Frigate Completed Delivery Voyage 18 June 2020
    The Philippines, which carries out activities for the establishment of the army again with a stronger infrastructure, is experiencing delivery exictement. BRP Joze Rizal (FF 150), the first guided-missile frigate ordered by the Philippines to the Republic of Korea, arrived in the country. Reaching the country in the last week of May, the platform was quarantined for two weeks due to the COVID-19 process. The Frigate was officially put into service with a ceremony attended by Ph...
  • Frigate Selection Announced
    Frigate Selection Announced 1 May 2020
    After the retirement of Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates, which are also using in the Turkish Navy inventory, the US was looking for a new platform. In the process named FFG(X) Frigate Program, Fincantieri joined with FREMM, Austal shown its Independence LCS as candidate, Navantia partnered Bath Iron Works joined with Spanish F100 design and Bath Iron Works joined with unknown design. The program, which started with the Request for Proposals File on June 20, 2019, w...
  • The ALACA Period at Sea
    The ALACA Period at Sea 18 January 2020
    Meteksan Defence Company announced on the social media account that the Radar Cross-Sectional Measurement system, which is designed and developed for the Naval Forces Command, was delivered to the force. ALACA 35 GHz Radar Cross Section Measurement System was developed to increase the survivability of the platforms in inventory. The contract for the design, development and production of "Millimetre Wave Radar Cross-Sectional Measurement System" with entirely local faciliti...
  • China Equips Destroyer with Long-Range Land-Attack Missiles
    China Equips Destroyer with Long-Range Land-Attack Missiles 24 December 2019
    Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy equips the Type 055 class guided-missile destroyer Nanchang with long-range land-attack cruise missiles. The PLA Navy said on China's Twitter-like social platform Sina Weibo that the service operates not only vessels but also submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles with strategic missile submarines and long-range land-attack cruise missiles with 10,000 ton-class guided-missile destroyer. China displayed its...
  • Frigate Support to the Navy
    Frigate Support to the Navy 12 November 2019
    The Republic of Korea launched a new, guided-missile frigate equipped with advanced sonar and propulsion systems. The platform, called Seoul, is 122 meters long. The 122-meter-long ship is equipped with guided missiles and guns and can carry a helicopter for marine operations. The warship boasts of advanced anti-submarine patrol and combat capabilities, as it employs an advanced sonar system as well as a hybrid propulsion system that reduces the level of noise the vessel makes underwater. Acc...
  • Green Light from Greece to France
    Green Light from Greece to France 15 October 2019
    Greece has been looking for new frigates in its inventory. While talking about the procure of Adelaide-class guided-missile frigates who retired in the Australian Navy, it was on the agenda to focus on France’s multi-purpose Belharra frigates. Greek Defence Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said he had signed a statement of intent for the acquisition with his French counterpart. Panagiotopoulos, adding that there was “a long way to go” before an agreement is reached on the requ...
  • Aircraft Carrier in the Philippines
    Aircraft Carrier in the Philippines 10 August 2019
    The U.S. Navy announced that the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in the Philippines, Manila, August 7. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group includes Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruisers USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Antietam (CG 54).   “This visit is a great representation of our strong friendship, partnership and alliance with the Philippines, as well as a testament to our...
  • Which Frigates will Greece Procure?
    Which Frigates will Greece Procure? 2 August 2019
      Greece may include Adelaide-class guided-missile frigates in the inventory of the Hellenic Navy. High-ranking officers from the Greek Navy were hosted onboard HMAS Newcastle as it was docked in Singapore during Exercise Indo-Pacific Endeavour in May. Two months later, the Australian Embassy in Athens requested a meeting with the head of the Greek Agency for Military Procurements, Vice Admiral Kyriakou Kyriakidis. According to a Greek government press release, the conversation...
  • India to Closely Watch Hot Waters
    India to Closely Watch Hot Waters 27 June 2019
    The Indian Navy has deployed Kolkata-class stealth guided-missile destroyer INS Chennai and Saryu-class offshore patrol vessel INS Sunayna to the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf while tension between the US and Iran arises. IN spokesman Captain D K Sharma said the IN’s Information-Fusion Centre-Indian Ocean Region (IFC-IOR) would be monitoring all commercial shipping traffic in the area in a bid to augment maritime domain awareness to re-assure Indian-flagged commercial vessels transi...
  • Zumwalt Departs on First Operational Underway
    Zumwalt Departs on First Operational Underway 12 March 2019
    Guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) departed San Diego for its first operational underway. “Zumwalt is designed for stealth,” said Capt. Andrew Carlson, Zumwalt’s commanding officer. “This aids her role as a multi-mission surface combatant and improves the fleet commander’s options for delivery of naval combat power to meet the Navy’s emergent mission requirements.” Zumwalt is 100 feet longer and 13 feet wider than the ...
  • Japan Commissions Second Asahi-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer
    Japan Commissions Second Asahi-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer 6 March 2019
    The Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) commissioned its second Asahi-class guided-missile destroyer on 27 February in Nagasaki Prefecture. Shiranui , which is the first JMSDF ship to feature a periscope-detection radar, was launched in October 2017 and began sea trials in July 2018. The first vessel of the class, JS Asahi (pennant number 119), was commissioned in March 2018. The class has a top speed of 30 kt and a crew complement of 220, according to the JMSDF. Eac...
  • US Navy Selects Naval Strike Missile for LCS Over-the-Horizon Missile
    US Navy Selects Naval Strike Missile for LCS Over-the-Horizon Missile 3 June 2018
    US Navy has selected The Norwegian-designed Naval Strike Missile for the fleet’s littoral combat ships (LCSs) and the future guided-missile frigates. The 'Naval Strike Missile' (NSM) was submitted for consideration to the US Navy by Norwegian defence firm Kongsberg Defence Systems jointly with US defence contractor Raytheon, beating out offerings from Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The $14.8 million contract awarded to Raytheon will purchase the first round of m...
  • 65th Arleigh Burke To Be Commissioned
    65th Arleigh Burke To Be Commissioned 23 March 2018
    The US Department of Defense announced that the Navy will commission its newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) during a ceremony on 24 March at Columbus Street Pier in Charleston, South Carolina. The 65th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be commissioned, USS Ralph Johnson was launched on 12 December 2015 and christened on 2 April 2016, during ceremonies at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard. 
  • First Asahi-class Destroyer Commissioned
    First Asahi-class Destroyer Commissioned 14 March 2018
    The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its first Asahi (25DD)-class guided-missile destroyer, JS Asahi (with pennant number 119), in a ceremony held on 7 March in Nagasaki Prefecture.  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) launched Asahi in October 2016. The second vessel of the class, Shiranui, was launched October 2017. Asahi class vessels have a displacement of 5,628 tons, a length of 151 meters and a widt...
  • US Navy Picks Five Contenders to Compete for Guided-missile Frigate Project
    US Navy Picks Five Contenders to Compete for Guided-missile Frigate Project 20 February 2018
    The US Navy will evaluate the work of the five shipyards over the next 16 months before a final request for proposal in 2019 and a contract award in 2020, according to USNI News. Five ship designs will compete in the Navy’s bid for 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates (FFG(X)) that will follow the Littoral Combat Ship. A total of seven US, European and Australian firms are understood to have submitted initial bids. Austal USA, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics Bath Iron ...
  • PLAN Inducts Type 054A Frigate
    PLAN Inducts Type 054A Frigate 16 January 2018
    China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) commissioned its latest Type 054A-class guided-missile frigate Rizhao on 12 January. The 134-metre long, 3,500-tonne platform is the 26th frigate of the class to have entered service with the PLAN.  Type 054A (Jiangkai II) class frigates are powered by four SEMT Pielstick diesel engines and have a top speed of 27 knots. Built at the Huangpu Shipyard in Guangzhou, Rizhao was&nbs...
  • China Launches New Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate
    China Launches New Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate 26 December 2017
    China has launched Type 054A (NATO codename Jiangkai II-class) guided-missile frigate at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai on December 16. The People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) currently operates 25  Type 054A warships with at least four additional vessels of the class under construction. The Type 054A, originally designed to replace older Type 053 frigates, constitutes the bulk of the PLANs surface combatants. The first 054A Jiangkai II-class ...
  • USS Fitzgerald En Route For Repair Work
    USS Fitzgerald En Route For Repair Work 27 November 2017
    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) will undergo repair work at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipbuilding facility. The vessel has left Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka on 24 November and will be transported by heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf. 
  • Commissioned in Pearl Harbor
    Commissioned in Pearl Harbor 17 July 2017
    The US Navy commissioned new Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) with a ceremony held on 15 July at Pearl Harbor. USS John Finn (DDG 113) is the 29th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer built by Ingalls Shipbuilding. Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers are multi-mission surface combatants capable of conducting anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and anti-surface warfare. USS John Finn will be homeported at...
  • USN Detailed Requirements
    USN Detailed Requirements 11 July 2017
    The US Navy is looking to add a new multimission guided-missile frigate into its assets with the RFI issued on 10 July. The navy, who wants the ship to be equipped with the latest combat and mechanical systems, expects the vessel to be able to fully integrate with a carrier strike group as much as to operate independently in high-end threat environments.  The navy, who needs a cost- and time-effective solution, chose to proceed over a current design in ...
  • First-of-class Destroyer Launched
    First-of-class Destroyer Launched 28 June 2017
    China has launched the first Type 055-class guided-missile destroyer on 28 June at Jiangnan Shipyard's facilities near Shanghai. The 10 thousand-tonne vessel will be China's largest-ever surface combatant to date once it is commissioned. Type 055 features an overall length of 180 meters, an overall beam of 19 meters and a standard range of 5 thousand nautical miles at 12 knots. The vessel can reach a maximum speed of 30 knots. 
  • India Test-Fires Extended Range Barak 8 Missile
    India Test-Fires Extended Range Barak 8 Missile 19 May 2017
    The Indian Navy has conducted the successful test of medium range surface-to-air missile Barak 8 from the INS Kochi, a Kolkata-class guided-missile destroyer. The test was conducted on Wednesday r validating the integration of the missile and the associated fire control system with the indigenously developed ship-borne combat management suite. The missile also tracked a low-flying high-speed target at enhanced range with pin-point accuracy. Barak 8 is an advanced air defence system ...
  • NATO-lead Drill in Mediterranean
    NATO-lead Drill in Mediterranean 15 March 2017
    Exercise 'Dynamic Manta', an annual multi-national NATO-led military drill taking place off the southern coast of Italy, has been kicked off on 13 March. The participant countries are declared as France, Norway, Canada, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom. According to the US Navy release, the drill aims to build resilient anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare capabilities between NATO allies. US guided-missi...
  • East China Sea Fleet launches Two New Frigates
    East China Sea Fleet launches Two New Frigates 14 December 2016
    The East China Sea Fleet of the Chinese PLA Navy launched two new guided-missile frigates The Baoding (Hull number 511) and Heze (Hull number 512).  The two ships are Type 056 corvette class with a full load displacement of 1300 tons.
  • US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer
    US Navy Accepts Delivery of USS John Finn destroyer 9 December 2016
    The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS John Finn (DDG 113) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) on the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7. John Finn is the 63rd Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)-class destroyer and the first of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships.  Destroyer provides increased capabilities in anti-submarine warfare, command and control, and anti-surface warfare. Compared with Arleigh Burke's the...
  • Chinese Frigate Will Be Deployed in New Zealand
    Chinese Frigate Will Be Deployed in New Zealand 20 October 2016
    The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will assign its Type 054A (Jiangkai II)-class guided-missile frigate Yancheng for a naval review scheduled to be held in New Zealand, in Novermber 2016. The US, Japan, India and Republic of Korea will also participate the review with their naval assets along with 10 other countries.  
  • New Record by SM-6
    New Record by SM-6 4 October 2016
    The US Navy announced on 29 September that it has successfully completed the longest range anti-air warfare intercept which took place at the Point Mugu test range in California, on September 22. The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton, equipped with the latest Aegis Baseline 9, successfully processed data from a remote airborne sensor to engage and destroy an over-the-horizon threat representative target using the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) during the Naval Integrated Fire ...
  • 'Message to North Korea' Drill
    'Message to North Korea' Drill 27 September 2016
    The US Navy and the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN) conducted a non-routine joint naval exercise on 26 September near the North Korean border. US Forces Korea stated that this exercise is designed to demonstrate allience against North Korea’s heightened military and nuclear threats. The US Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) and P-3 Orion submarine warfare and maritime patrol aircraft joined the Republic of Korea Navy’s Aegis destroyers, submarines, a...
  • A First for Indonesian Navy
    A First for Indonesian Navy 15 September 2016
    Indonesian Navy’s first guided-missile frigate, SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR), completed sea trials. Dubbed as Raden Eddy Martadinata, the frigate has been jointly constructed by Damen and Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL. Sea trials included tests of its weapon, radar, and sonar systems while underway and although it will still require minor modifications, almost all systems of the vessel passed their assessments. Raden Eddy Martadinata is armed with launchers for MBDA...
  • $337 million Frigate
    $337 million Frigate 5 September 2016
    The Philippine Navy (PN) awarded a $337 million contract to the Republic of Korea's Hyundai to supply the Philippine Navy with two new frigates. The acquisition programme was first launched by PN in 2013. The awarded HDF-3000 Multi-mission Frigate is also the predecessor of Incheon (FFX-I) class guided-missile frigate of the Republic of Korea Navy. Frigates are armed with a standard 127 mm naval gun, two missile launchers, two triple torpedo tubes and associated fire control systems, howe...
  • Airbus will equip Helicopters with CIRIT Missile System 14 June 2016
    Turkish missile maker, Roketsan, has signed a deal to equip Airbus Helicopters’ H135M and H145M platforms with its laser-guided missile system, the CIRIT, at Eurosatory defence expo.   The H135M and H145M are Airbus’ lightweight, armed combat helicopter platforms. The CIRIT is a 70mm guided-missile system. It has a range of 8 kilometres.   Roketsan chairman of directors board Emin Alpman said,  “We present to our custome...
  • Russia to modernise Project 949AM submarines 22 May 2016
    Russia begin a multiyear plan to modernise its Project 949A ( NATO Code Oscar II ) (Antyey-class nuclear-powered guided-missile submarines (SSGNs) Modified Oscar II will carry up to 72 modern anti-ship cruise missiles and the upgrade programme will keep the boats running into the 2030s, as the Project 885 Severodvinsk (Yasen)-class SSNs enter service. The updated SSGNs will be known as Project 949AM boats. The Oscar II has been known as 'carrier killer' for its primary mission of coun...