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  • Anadolu Shipyard Launches “Al Doha” for Qatar
    Anadolu Shipyard Launches “Al Doha” for Qatar 8 October 2020
    Turkey’s Anadolu Shipyard launched Al Doha, the first of two Cadet Training Ships (CTS) for the Qatari Navy today. Al Doha will be used to train 72 naval cadets. The ship is 90 meters long, has 1.950 tonnes of full load displacement and a maximum speed of 22 knots at full load. The vessel is armed by 30mm Stabilized Gun and 2 12.7mm Machine Guns. Anadolu Shipyard was awarded a contract by the Qatar Armed Forces “QAF” to build two CTS at DIMDEX 2018 on 13th March 20...
  • France Continues Delivery of Interceptors to Saudi Arabia
    France Continues Delivery of Interceptors to Saudi Arabia 22 September 2020
    France-based CMN Shipyard has completed the delivery of a second and third party HSI32 interceptors to the Royal Saudi Navy. The delivery ceremony was held on September 20, 2020 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. In April 2018, Saudi firm Zamil Offshore Services signed a $480 million deal with CMN for 39 HSI32 boats. CMN delivered the first two platforms to Saudi Arabia in July 2019. Under the agreement, CMN will build 21 ships in Cherbourg, France, and the remaining 19 platforms wi...
  • Turkey Repairs Bangladesh Corvette
    Turkey Repairs Bangladesh Corvette 17 September 2020
    Republic of Turkey Ministry of National Defence (Millî Savunma Bakanlığı/ MSB) announced the completion of the repair of the BNS BIJOY corvette belonging to the Bangladesh Navy damaged by the explosion in Beirut. For repair of the BNS Bijoy corvette belonging to the Bangladesh Navy, which was heavily damaged in a massive explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4th, Turkey had commissioned the offshore tug to bring the A-590 TCG Inebolu to Aksaz by taking the pl...
  • Greece Plans Military Exercise Amid Dispute With Turkey
    Greece Plans Military Exercise Amid Dispute With Turkey 24 August 2020
    According to the Associated Press, Greece navy and air force will conduct military exercises in an area of the eastern Mediterranean where Turkey is prospecting for oil and gas as the neighbouring countries remain locked in a dispute over offshore energy rights. The three-day, live-fire exercises will start Tuesday southeast of the Greek island of Crete, officials in Athens said. Germany, meanwhile, is stepping up a diplomatic effort to try to prevent the regional tensions from esca...
  • BAE Systems has Announced Its Half Year Results for 2020.
    BAE Systems has Announced Its Half Year Results for 2020. 2 August 2020
    The British multinational defence, security, and aerospace company release its 2020 half-year results. It warned the Group is subject to geopolitical uncertainties and there remains considerable uncertainty in respect of COVID-19. The company says that, including the two acquisitions, it expects the Group’s sales to increase by a low-single-digit percentage compared to last year, as there are increased volumes in F-35, Combat Vehicles and growth in the electronic defence portf...
  • Canada Welcomes First Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship
    Canada Welcomes First Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship 31 July 2020
    The Royal Canadian Navy will take over the first Arctic and offshore patrol ship HMCS Harry deWolf (AOPV 430). About four years after construction work began at Halifax Shipyard, the Harry deWolf class platform is scheduled to be delivered today. The HMCS Harry deWolf ship, which comes two years behind the calendar set for the project, was reportedly affected by technical glitches as well as covid-19. The Royal Canadian Navy aims to add six Arctic and offshore patrol ships...
  • S-100 Trials on MEKO Frigates
    S-100 Trials on MEKO Frigates 20 July 2020
    Rotary wing unmanned aerial vehicles take their place on the warships, as they are cost-effective solutions as well as long-endurance reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities beyond the visual range. The Royal Australian Navy tested the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter unmanned aerial vehicles in Anzac-class frigates A series of testing activities will be carried out on the HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) under the responsibility of the 822X Squadron. Within the NMP (Navy Mi...
  • Quietly Burak Modernisation for Turkish Navy
    Quietly Burak Modernisation for Turkish Navy 13 July 2020
    The Turkish Navy, which wants increase its existence with higher efficiency in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, continues to studies. Upgrades appeared on the first platform were completed in the modernization of Burak class corvette, which has been on the agenda for some time. In the photos shared by @oeroguz on Twitter, significant changes were detected on the ship. Within the scope of the modernization work carried out, Modèle 68 main gun&...
  • Hellenic Navy Improve Logistics Capability
    Hellenic Navy Improve Logistics Capability 12 July 2020
    Greece, which wants to increase its effectiveness in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, is expanding the steps taken in the navy area. The Hellenic Navy continues to add ships in its inventory from different ways. In this context, another platform donated by Aikateri Laskaris Foundation to the Hellenic Naval Forces. HS Iraklis (A 472) commissioned with a ceremony held at the Salamis Naval Base as the logistic support vessel. Founded under the leadership of form...
  • Turkish Fuselage to Korean Helicopter
    Turkish Fuselage to Korean Helicopter 21 June 2020
    The visit of the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank to Eskişehir drew attention to the company Coşkunöz operating here. TUSAŞ Motor (TEI) participated in the test of TJ-300 turbojet engine at its facilities. Minister Varank then visited the aviation and defence departments of Coşkunöz. The main fuselage is produced for TAI KUH-1 Surion helicopter.  KAI develops offshore, search and rescue, assault versions of KUH-1. The minister, A total of 6...
  • UK Responded to Russia's Increasing Activities at Sea
    UK Responded to Russia's Increasing Activities at Sea 26 March 2020
    While the UK is struggling with coronavirus, it is observing Russia, which is increasing its activity in the seas. The Royal Navy increased its operability against the growing effectiveness of Russia in the English Channel and the North Sea. Type 23 frigates HMS Kent, HMS Sutherland, HMS Argyll and HMS Richmond joined Offshore Patrol Vessels HMS Tyne and HMS Mersey along with RFA Tideforce, RFA Tidespring and HMS Echo for the large-scale operation with support from NATO allies. The ...
  • New Fleet Replenishment to Royal Netherlands Navy
    New Fleet Replenishment to Royal Netherlands Navy 20 February 2020
    The Netherlands will procure a new logistics support vessel to improve the offshore logistics support capability of the navy. A new construction agreement has been signed to improve the offshore logistics support and supply capability of the Royal Netherlands Navy. According to Damen's announcement, more than a hundred Dutch companies will take part in the agreement, which signed in Den Helder. Damen Shipyard was chosen as the main contractor within the scope of t...
  • New Corvette for Pakistan Navy
    New Corvette for Pakistan Navy 17 February 2020
    Pakistan added the Yarmook class F-271 PNS Yarmook corvette to its inventory. The ship, called the PNS Yarmook (F-271) will be the first of its class, and is based on Damen’s Offshore Patrol Vessel OPV 1900 design. The ship was built in Damen’s shipyard in Galati, Romania. The Yarmook-class displaces at around 2,300 tons and were described as multirole platforms capable of performing a variety of maritime operations. They were ordered in June 2017. PNS Tabuk, the second ship of th...
  • Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA
    Philippines Receives Offshore Patrol Vessel from OCEA 29 December 2019
    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) received on 18 December 2019, an offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301) from French shipbuilder OCEA. The ship will arrive in the Philippines by February 2020. The ship is based from OCEA's OPV-270 design and with a length of almost 84 meters, the largest monohull patrol boat in the world made of aluminium, and is expected to be the PCG's newest flagship and largest patrol vessel. The ship will host 40 offic...
  • TAIS Has Five Solutions to Present at Kuwait
    TAIS Has Five Solutions to Present at Kuwait 10 December 2019
    TAIS, established by the owners of four leading shipyards of Turkey, attends to Kuwait defence and aviation exhibition GDA. The company is established to offer expert and innovative solutions in naval shipbuilding for demanding customers all over the world. The group has completed a series of projects for the Turkish Ministry of Defence for Turkish Navy which has achieved a contemporary, powerful and modern force structure. Besides shipbuilding TAIS offers a total solution...
  • Regional Power Wars in Asia
    Regional Power Wars in Asia 9 October 2019
    According to Philippine media reports, the Philippines is considering supplying the BrahMos cruise missile. The missile was developed with a joint subsidiary of Russia and India. “Talks are now ongoing for Philippine Army’s BraHmos missile acquisition project with India,” a senior military official bared. The missile has a ramjet propulsion system and a range of up to 1,900 kilometres. Seeking to supply the land-based variant of the missile, the Philippines is gradually shif...
  • STM at Black Sea
    STM at Black Sea 7 October 2019
    Arms and Security 2019 defence expo in Ukraine starts tomorrow. Defence and Aerospace Industry Exporters' Association provides National Participation to the event, which is the media sponsorship of C4Defence magazine. During the fair, many Turkish Compaies such as Aselsan, Roketsan, STM hve booth also. Designing offshore platforms in Turkey, which has an important place in the development and modernization in naval area, STM will exhibit its abilities at Ukraine. STM's produ...
  • North Korea Continue Trials 4 October 2019
    Ballistic missile tests carried out by North Korea which caused countries’ reaction; has been postponed for a while. The silence of the Pyongyang administration was broken by a new launch, a first among the long-running tests carried out recently. In trial attempt, a ballistic missile launched from the submarine which was scheduled to begin at a different level conversation between North Korean officials and the United States. The test was carried out from an offs...
  • Multi-Purpose, Cost-Effective Solution
    Multi-Purpose, Cost-Effective Solution 27 September 2019
    Norwegian-based Kongsberg shared the design of the new naval vessel Vanguard. The boat can be used for both military and civilian operations, such as search & rescue, anti-submarine warfare. Vanguard is designed with a multi-role hangar for air, surface and sub-surface assets. Interchangeable mission modules and extensive use of unmanned vehicles enable quick change of operational roles. Designed as a cost-effective option, the platform's based on civil and commercial ship design with...
  • HSI32: Saudi Arabia and France Cooperation
    HSI32: Saudi Arabia and France Cooperation 25 July 2019
    French Shipyard CMN delivered the first two HSI32 Interceptors for the Royal Saudi Navy. In April 2018, Saudi company Zamil Offshore Services concluded an agreement worth 480 million dollars with CMN for the construction of 39 HSI32 interceptors for the Saudi Naval Forces. According to the agreement, 21 vessels are set to be built by CMN in Cherbourg, France, and the remaining 19 will be assembled at the facilities of Zamil Offshore Services in Saudi Arabia. The vessel has a range of 800 naut...
  • New Base for Gas Fields
    New Base for Gas Fields 19 July 2019
    Qatar held the opening ceremony of the new Al Daayen Naval Base on 14 July. The new base is located in Al-Daayen, about 30 kilometres North of Doha on Qatar’s eastern coast, is scheduled to secure new gas fields in the north. Built on a total area of 639,800 square meters, Al Daayen Naval Base includes all the advanced requirements for marine security, which will contribute to securing the maritime borders and tightening the security control and protection of all its coasts by conductin...
  • 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...
  • The Coast Guard Getting Stronger
    The Coast Guard Getting Stronger 31 May 2019
      The Canadian government announced new coast guard shipbuilding plan. Within the scope of this plan, which includes the construction of 18 new vessels, The Coast Guard is set to receive two new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), modified for Coast Guard missions. Irving Shipbuilding is already building a fleet of six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy. The 5,200-ton ships are 103.6 meters long and have an open-water speed of 17 knots and a range of 6,800 nautical miles. ...
  • Vard Signs MOU with ASFAT
    Vard Signs MOU with ASFAT 7 May 2019
    Vard Marine Inc. announced that an MoU has been signed with Military Factory and Shipyard Management Inc. (Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme A.Ş. /ASFAT) in Turkey to promote a strategic partnership where Vard Marine provides the design of a wide range of paramilitary vessels and ASFAT coordinates construction of select projects at their approved naval shipyards in Turkey. The MoU provides an opportunity for Vard Marine to expand operations in the region and to collaborate with othe...
  • STM Exports “Moavin” to Pakistan 6 November 2018
    Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret (STM) had launched three naval projects with Pakistan. Two of these projects were related with ship export while the third involved submarine modernisation. In October, STM delivered to the Pakistan Naval Forces the first of these projects, namely the indigenously-designed Offshore Supply Ship. Naming the ship as “PNS MOAWIN”, the Pakistan Naval Forces organised a delivery ceremony at the Karachi Shipyard attended by the ...
  • Euronaval 2018 at Fifty 6 November 2018
    The seas have always bore great significance for France. In line with its geographical location, one part of the country opens up to the Atlantic Ocean while the other to the Mediterranean. In addition to location, France attaches importance to its arch-rival Britain’s naval supremacy policy no less than it cares about continental and offshore threats. For this reason, it always has an essential and efficient navy. Naval warfare systems exhibition, organised biannually in France, which ...
  • India Approved OPV Acquisition
    India Approved OPV Acquisition 14 August 2018
    The Indian Defence Acquisition Council was convened yesterday under the chairmanship of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. At the meeting, India's six new generation offshore patrol platforms (Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessel / NGOPV) procurement was approved. In this context, India-based shipyards will be suppliers. The project is planned to cost approximately US $ 706 million. India plans to use these vessels for operations such as marine interception&nb...
  • Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar
    Fincantieri Begins Work on the First “Doha” Class Corvette for Qatar 4 August 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...
  • Keel Laid for Pakistan's OPV
    Keel Laid for Pakistan's OPV 27 April 2018
    Keel laying ceremony of Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV-I) being built for Pakistan Navy was held at DAMEN Shipyard Galati, Romania. Pakistan and Damen signed a contract for the construction of two OPVs in June 2017.  Both vessels will be built in Romania. The 90 metre-long OPVs has a displacement of around one thousand 900 tons and will be used anti-surface, anti-air operations, maritime security operations (MSO), day & night helicopter operations, combat search and rescue (CSAR) a...
  • Sri Lanka's AOPV Commissioned
    Sri Lanka's AOPV Commissioned 20 April 2018
    Sri Lanka Navy has commissioned its second Saryu-class advanced offshore patrol vessel (AOPV) SLNS Sindurala (P 624) during a ceremony on 19 April. India's Goa Shipyard has delivered the vessel on 22 March, 25 days ahead of schedule. First-of-class SLNS Sayurala (P 623) was commissioned in August 2017. Powered by two 9,000kW diesel engines, the AOPVs have an operating speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 6 thousand nautical miles. Goa shipyard...
  • L3 Selected to Support SEA 1180 Programme
    L3 Selected to Support SEA 1180 Programme 20 April 2018
    L3 Technologies has been awarded a contract in support of the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) programme. Under the contract, L3 will deliver the integrated communications, bridge, navigation and platform management systems for the entire fleet. The main contractor of the SEA 1180 programme is Luerssen Australia who was selected to deliver 12 OPVs with the first two vessels set to be handed over in 2021.
  • HMS Forth Commissioned
    HMS Forth Commissioned 17 April 2018
    The UK Royal Navy's first of five next-generation Offshore Patrol Vessels, HMS Forth, has been formally commissioned at her home base of Portsmouth. The vessel was designed for counter-piracy, anti-smuggling, fishery protection, border patrol, counter-terrorism and maritime defence duties. Being built by BAE Systems, the remaining four ships HMS Trent, Medway, Tamar and Spey are all expected to arrive in Portsmouth by 2020. The new OPVs can reach a maximum speed o...
  • ICGS Vikram Commissioned
    ICGS Vikram Commissioned 12 April 2018
    The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned its first new Vikram-class offshore patrol vessel (OPV), ICGS Vikram, on 11 April.  The vessel is the first out of seven vessels ordered under a $220 million contract signed in March 2015. The 97-metre OPV was launched in October 2017 at Larsen & Toubro’s Kattupali shipyard. The platform has a top speed of 26 knot and a standard range of 5000 n miles at 12 knot.
  • Ireland's Fourth OPV Floated Out
    Ireland's Fourth OPV Floated Out 9 April 2018
    The Irish Navy’s fourth Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel has been launched at Babcock’s Appledore shipbuilding facility in North Devon. The 90-metre ship will be formally named as LÉ George Bernard Shaw and commissioned into the Irish Naval Service this summer. LÉ Samuel Beckett, LÉ William Butler Yeats and LÉ James Joyce joined the Irish Navy in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.  With a displacement of&nbs...
  • SeaAxe Arrived to North Africa
    SeaAxe Arrived to North Africa 7 April 2018
    The Tunisian Navy took delivery of the first of four multi-service offshore patrol boats (Multi-Service Offshore Patrol Vessel 1400 / MSOPV 1400). The first ship, called Jugurtha, left Romania at the beginning of March according to the international tracking system and arrived at the Bizerte Naval Base on March 9th. The first steel for the ship with the SeaAxe hull form was cut on December 13, 2016, with the sister vessel Syphax.
  • 2nd OPV Delivered to Sri Lanka Navy
    2nd OPV Delivered to Sri Lanka Navy 2 April 2018
    India's Goa Shipyard has delivered a second advanced offshore patrol vessel (AOPV) to the Sri Lankan Navy in a ceremony in India on March 22. The 105-metre long vessel was delivered 25 days ahead of schedule, according to the shipbuilder.  Powered by two 9,000kW diesel engines, the AOPVs have an operating speed of 25 knots and an endurance of 6 thousand nautical miles. Goa shipyard delivered the first AOPV, SLNS Sayurala, to the Sri L...
  • Christening Ceremony for Third OPV
    Christening Ceremony for Third OPV 15 March 2018
    The UK Royal Navy's third River-Class Offshore Patrol Vessel has been formally named as HMS Trent at the Glasgow shipyard where she was built.  The service announced that HMS Trent will take to the water for the first time within the next few days to begin sea trials. The third of five OPVs, HMS Trent, will be armed with a medium-calibre gun and a flight deck capable of accommodating a Merlin helicopter.  Following the sea trials, the vess...
  • SMASH RCWS Will Be On Malaysian OPVs
    SMASH RCWS Will Be On Malaysian OPVs 28 February 2018
    Malaysia will integrate Turkish ASELSAN company's 30mm SMASH Remote Controlled Weapon Systems (RCWS) on new Offshore Patrol Vessels of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. The Remotely Controlled Weapon Systems designed and produced by ASELSAN will continue to be in service of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) at MMEA's new Offshore Patrol Vessels. On 22 February 2018 ASELSAN has signed a contract with a Malaysian shipyard in scope of its 30mm ...
  • $2,4 Billion OPV Contract to Lürssen
    $2,4 Billion OPV Contract to Lürssen 1 February 2018
    Australian Department of Defence has awarded a contract to German shipbuilder Lürssen for 12 offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The contract announced on 31 January that will cover the design and construction of the 12 vessels is worth at least $2,4 billion.  The first two OPVs will be built at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia starting this year and 10 will be constructed at the Henderson Maritime Preci...
  • PKG-A Program Completed
    PKG-A Program Completed 29 January 2018
    The Republic of Korea received the 18th and last PKG-A Class patrol vessel. At the ceremony held at Jinhae Naval Base, the ship was officially put into service. The 63-meter-long platform was built by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The PKG-As were developed to replace Chamsuri Class patrol vessels in the Korean Navy inventory. The 579-tonne platform was equipped with a SSM-700K surface-to-surface missiles, 76 millimeters and 40 millimeters guns. LIG Nex 1 SPS-540K three-dimens...