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  • Iran Deploys Submarine, Cruise Missile in Exercises
    Iran Deploys Submarine, Cruise Missile in Exercises 14 September 2020
    The Iranian navy on Friday deployed home-grown military equipment including a submarine and a cruise missile on the second day of exercises near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The submarine dubbed the Fateh -- Persian for "Conquerer" -- was seen in action for the first time and sailed up the Indian Ocean, the military said on its website. The near 600-tonne sub is equipped with torpedoes, mines and cruise missiles, and can stay underwater at a depth of more than 200 metres (650 fee...
  • Turkish Navy to Provide Security for Seismic Surveys
    Turkish Navy to Provide Security for Seismic Surveys 11 August 2020
    Turkish Navy, which has a powerful rooted tradition, provides the security of the seismic survey activities carried out by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean. Ankara had declared Navtex in the Eastern Mediterranean for seismic research activities. MTA Oruç Reis, who anchored in the scope of the works, started to deployment in the region with the accompanying Turkish Navy vessels. As the relevant share his from the Ministry of Defence's official social medi...
  • Ear Order for MH-60R Sea Hawks 7 August 2020
    Dipping sonars are the underwater ear of naval helicopters. These systems have great importance for anti-submarine warfare missions. Lockheed Martin, one of the leading defence companies of the USA, announced that a new order has been received from the aviation unit of the US Navy, NAVAIR (US Naval Air Systems Command). 39 AN/AQS-22 ALFS (Airborne Low-Frequency Sonar) systems will be received within the scope of the acquisition, which is a modification for the previously signed supp...
  • Laser Protection for Nuclear Submarines
    Laser Protection for Nuclear Submarines 4 August 2020
    Thanks to the advances in technology, the use of lasers on marine vessels is becoming widespread. In the images published by the USA, the laser was integrated into the USS Minnesota (SSN 783) nuclear submarine. In the photo, the LA-9 / P system, which temporarily blinds the enemy elements, was seen on the Virginia class platform. LA-9 / P, which has been developed to suppress the imaging equipment of surface, underwater or aerial platforms approaching the ship, has a built...
  • Submarine Moved on Land
    Submarine Moved on Land 8 July 2020
    Transportation of major combatant ship operation on land is also a method used during the 1453 Istanbul Siege. Although it has been used many times in history to transfer large military watercraft between two locations, it is not a common method today. Iran, which is often come to on the agenda of the defence industry with strange and sometimes reverse engineering steps, has seen in the social media with a very interesting move this time. A video on social media showed that one...
  • Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile Hit from Long Distance
    Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile Hit from Long Distance 4 July 2020
    The anti-ship missiles offer important opportunities for the user to eliminate surface targets from long ranges. Turkey is improving its anti-ship missile capability with indigenous system studies. The Presidency of Defence Industries announced that test launch was carried out with the Roketsan Atmaca anti-ship missile developed with local facilities. In the images that shared the official social media account of the Presidency includes "ATMACA; our ATMACA flew long t...
  • Koç Information and Defence  Technologies introduced the Echorium
    Koç Information and Defence Technologies introduced the Echorium 18 June 2020
    Koç Information and Defence Technologies introduced the Echorium Submersible Detection Sonar, a local and national product developed by strategic coastal facilities for underwater safety. Echorium Diver Detection Sonar developed indigenously and locally is used in the security of strategic coastal facilities. Diver Detection Sonar was produced to make discoveries and surveillance of asymmetric attacks from swimmers, divers, diver transfer vehicles and autonomou...
  • Domestic ARAS-2023 for Turkish Indigenous LHD
    Domestic ARAS-2023 for Turkish Indigenous LHD 10 April 2020
    TCG Anadolu (L 400) is counting days to enter the Turkish Navy inventory. In this process, the systems that will be integrated into the platform also appear. ARAS-2023 diver detection sonar will protect TCG Anadolu, whose construction activities are continuing in Sedef Shipyard located in Istanbul. The system developed by Armelsan Defence Technologies company offers the possibility of early detection of attacks to be made by underwater units. ARAS-2023, which is an ac...
  • Special Ops Boat to Hellenic Navy
    Special Ops Boat to Hellenic Navy 9 April 2020
    Neither the economic crisis it is in nor the disease can stop the arms imports of Greece. Greece continues to be armed with imported systems. Struggling with the economic crisis on the one hand, and COVID-19 on the other, Athens received a special operations boat from the USA. Four Mark V boats acquired for the Hellenic Navy arrived in the country recently. Negotiations between the two countries began two years ago for the platforms used by the SEAL (SEa, Air, Land) u...
  • Russian Submarine Couldn't Detected
    Russian Submarine Couldn't Detected 28 March 2020
    Submarines are one of the most strategic weapons of the sea due to their stealth feature, which is their greatest weapon. Although the Russian Navy is far from its glory in the Soviet days, it continues to use these strategic platforms almost with the same activity. According to the news of the Russian TASS Agency, the USA could not detect the Russian submarine. The incident occurred during RFNS Alexander Nevsky's transfer from the Northern Fleet to the Pacific Fleet i...
  • US Will Produce Autonomous Submarine
    US Will Produce Autonomous Submarine 18 March 2020
    The cost-effective solution provided by UAVs and minimizing the human factor causes new developments. The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded contracts to three companies that will help come up with a design for a long-duration unmanned underwater vehicle. Within the scope of the Manta Ray Program, autonomous platforms that require minimum logistic support and can remain operational for a long time will be produced. The contract was signed with Lockheed Martin High T...
  • Burak-M Measure for Sonobuoy Net
    Burak-M Measure for Sonobuoy Net 17 March 2020
    NATO and its allies, especially the USA, have stepped up their efforts to increase the measures taken against Russian submarine power. On the other hand, Russia is aimed to preserve the power of this weapon, whose greatest feature is stealthiness. According to the report of the Russian Izvestia, the Russian navy started the tests of Burak-M, which will make the submarines invisible. Burak-M is an electronic warfare system, stands out with its simple structure. Launche...
  • AV8 Simulator from HAVELSAN
    AV8 Simulator from HAVELSAN 16 February 2020
    HAVELSAN announced on social media accounts that it has completed the installation of the AV8 Armoured Ground Vehicle Simulator developed for the Malaysian Armed Forces. HAVELSAN has developed a simulator for 8 × 8 vehicles designed by FNSS and produced with its Malaysian partner DEFTECH. HAVELSAN's simulator emerged as a result of approximately three years of work in line with the demands of the customer and vehicle manufacturer. HAVELSAN produces simulators in many ...
  • Russia Develops Small-Size Munitions for Drones
    Russia Develops Small-Size Munitions for Drones 15 February 2020
    Russia’s Tactical Missiles Corporation develops small-size munitions for unmanned aerial vehicles with Kronshtadt hi-tech. " The items in the weight category of 50 kg to 100 kg will enjoy strong demand," the chief executive said at a news briefing on the results of the corporation’s performance in 2019“ corporation Chief Boris Obnosov said on Friday. The Tactical Missiles Corporation is one of Russia’s largest defence holding companies wit...
  • US Navy Retires Nuclear Submarine
    US Navy Retires Nuclear Submarine 23 January 2020
    Continuing to put Virginia class submarines into service, the American Navy is also retiring platforms that are at the end of their economic life. Los Angeles class submarines, which were work horse of the US Navy during the Cold War, are slowly phasing out. The USA officially initiated the inactivation process of USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) at a ceremony held at the Naval Underwater Museum located in Keyport, Washington. The submarine, which has been in naval service fo...
  • Nuclear Submarine Test Started
    Nuclear Submarine Test Started 6 December 2019
    Designed by the Russian-based Malakhit Marine Engineering Bureau, the latest Project Yasen-M multirole nuclear-powered submarine Kazan, test-fired torpedo weapons from its submerged position in the White Sea. According to the Russian Northern Fleet, the torpedo test-fire passed successfully. Tested in the White Sea, torpedoes successfully destroyed the underwater target. The fleet also announced that they would continue to test Kazan in the White Sea in the coming days. It was laid ou...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Decision to Continue Production
    Decision to Continue Production 5 September 2019
    Russia has begun the design of the A-42 aircraft to replace the Beriev Be-12 Chayka (NATO Code: Mail) maritime patrol aircraft. Its design was suspended in 1993. Now the aircraft will be modernized and accepted into service. Defence Ministry sources told the decision in principle to resume A-42 production had been made. The ministry is drafting tactical and technical requirements to the upgraded project. The main one is to create a universal antisubmarine and rescue aircraft. So far...
  • Unmanned Era on MineSweeper
    Unmanned Era on MineSweeper 10 August 2019
    The unmanned surface vessel of the SLAMF/MMCM (Système de Lutte Anti-Mines du Futur / Maritime Mine Counter Measures) program carried out a demonstration of its capabilities in Brest harbour in June 2019. Testing with teams from the French Navy, French Armament General Directorate (DGA) and Thales is ongoing while qualification for the whole system is set for December this year. SLAMF results from Franco-British cooperation initiated in 2010 as part of the Lancaster House agr...
  • Spearhead for Unmanned Ships
    Spearhead for Unmanned Ships 5 August 2019
    The U.S. Navy tested expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) as a mother ship for unmanned aerial vehicle and unmanned underwater vehicle. Spearhead sailed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Key West. This experiment is in line with a global trend that consists of using manned surface vessels for the launch, operation and recovery of unmanned maritime systems, essentially using the manned vessel as a mother ship. Operated by the U.S. Military Sealift Command, USNS Spe...
  • Poseidon under US Scrutiny
    Poseidon under US Scrutiny 26 March 2019
    According to CNBC, an underwater drone armed with a nuclear warhead is scheduled to join Russia's arsenal no earlier than 2027. CNBC’s claims are based on U.S. intelligence. Russia is working on a nuclear-powered system, dubbed "Poseidon," which can navigate autonomously, and travel continuously after launching from a submarine. Russian state media has previously announced that the Russian navy will place at least 30 Poseidon drones on combat duty. The ...
  • Acoustic Target: Indigeneity 16 March 2019
    Koç Information and Defence Technologies Inc. proceeds according to a vision of national and indigenous product development based on R&D. With a particular focus on underwater acoustics, the Company yields unique outputs in this area. We came together with the Director of Koç Information and Defence Technologies Inc., Dr. Hakan Başaran and Engineering Manager Mehmet Hakan Öktem to elaborate on the Company’s products as well as vision. C4Defence: ...
  • Submarine Modernization
    Submarine Modernization 24 January 2019
    Canada's made its decision to modernize its aging submarine fleet. Canada's Department of National Defence has taken action for its modernization program. The modernization decision came at a time when the underwater market was quite active. In Canada, four platforms are serving as Victoria Class. These submarines have troubles in their history. Platforms procured from the United Kingdom in 1998 and Canada spent millions of Dollars for their repair and upgrade studies of sub...
  • Iran to Build Submarine
    Iran to Build Submarine 24 December 2018
    Iranian press announced a new submarine project. Navy’s requirement context, Tehran started to develop new platforms. The project platform will be 87 meters long and 10 meters in diameter. Looking at the size of the project is expected to be a fairly heavy platform. Construction activities in the near future is planned for new submarine. There is no information about Iranian underwater fleet except open sources and what kind of capabilities will Iran gain with this lea...
  • China Continues Strategic Investment
    China Continues Strategic Investment 2 November 2018
    China has taken action to increase the construction of nuclear-capable submarines. The Beijing administration wants to be one step ahead of the US and other countries in nuclear terms. China wants to turn the submarine's surprise attack ability into an advantage, says more nuclear warheads will not be produced. The Chinese People's Liberation Army chose to use the warheads in its inventory underwater. According to the nuclear doctrine, China has chosen not to be the first to use the n...
  • Russia  Prepares Catamaran Aircraft Carrier Concept
    Russia Prepares Catamaran Aircraft Carrier Concept 5 October 2018
    The Krylov State Research Centre fundamentally changes aircraft carrier concept. According to the article published at TASS news Agency, new design has already been presented for the first time at the Army-2018 forum at the end of August. Apparently no one noticed the offer. This new design concept is based on future semi-catamaran but the proposed project has no name yet. It will be a non-nuclear multirole aircraft carrier. "The semi-catamaran design of the ship’s underw...
  • China to Search Submarine from Space
    China to Search Submarine from Space 3 October 2018
    China decided to combine its progress in satellite and underwater observation technologies. The Beijing administration, which has been conducting researches on the underwater technology and satellite for some time and has been transferring serious resources to these activities, has taken action to use its accumulation in such fields and has started to work for the detection of satellite and submarine. The first studies in Pilot National Marine Science and Technology Laboratory, located in Sha...
  • TEKNOFEST Opens Its Doors For Visitors 20 September 2018
    Organizers of TEKNOFEST are Turkey's Technical Team Foundation (T3) and Istanbul City municipality. The festival will be held at Istanbul's third airport. The festival is planned to hold some technological presentations and competitions. The races will be held in 12 categories in partnership with Turkish companies Aselsan, Baykar, BMC, IGA, ISBAK, Roketsan, TUSAS and TUBITAK. Technological products such as unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, which h...
  • Republic of Korea Launches 3,000-Ton Homegrown Submarine 15 September 2018
    Republic of Korea (ROK) held a launching ceremony for a 3,000-ton indigenous submarine. The ceremony for the diesel-electric air-independent propulsion submarine, took place at the Okpo Shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. on the southern island of Geoje. The Dosan Ahn Chang-ho submarine is the Navy's first mid-class submarine. While the country's existing 1,200-ton and 1,800-ton submarines were built with technological assistance from German defence fi...
  • F-35B Alternative for Dokdo
    F-35B Alternative for Dokdo 11 September 2018
    The Republic of Korea is considering the use of the F-35B Lightning II on Dokdo Class amphibious assault ships. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the Republic of Korea Navy has shared a public statement about the countries that have evaluated the deployment of F-35B Lightning II in the Defense Acquisition Program Administration's (EPA's) electronic defense system supply and underwater platforms. In addition, the Republic of Korea was begun preliminary work for the deploym...
  • Russia Is Arming Underwater Drones With Assault Rifles 25 August 2018
    Russian arms maker Rostec claims to have developed the first underwater drone to be armed with an assault rifle.  Rostec, has introduced an underwater drone capable of carrying explosives and small arms. "The drone is fitted with an underwater assault rifle. It has undergone sea trials," Rostec, told Sputnik News at the International Military Technical Forum "Army 2018." "Full-fledged trials will begin closer to the start of winter. It is a un...
  • M134 to Turkish Police Special Operations Department Helicopter
    M134 to Turkish Police Special Operations Department Helicopter 3 August 2018
    New Minigun integration news came from Unidef. Image shared from the official Instagram account of the company with "Under the S70 Wings" tag. M134 Minigun has seen on the S-70 Blackhawk helicopter which is in the Police Special Operations Department (Polis Özel Harekât Daire Başkanlığı / PÖH) inventory in image. Unidef also integrated M134 Minigun to various vehicles in Turkish Armed Forces (Türk Silahlı Kuvvetleri /TSK) inventory like ...
  • Russian Naval Weapons on Market
    Russian Naval Weapons on Market 19 July 2018
    Russia promoted its underwater weapons to arms market. Rosoboronexport offered remote commandable torpedoes to foreign customers. The first of these weapons, the wire-controlled TE-2 torpedo. The system, which has 533 millimeters diameter and powered by electric, can reach up to 45 knots speed and 25,000 meters range depending to variants. The system which is 8.3 meters long, and weighs 2450 kilograms. Another system is MTT. A 324-millimeter torpedo can engage targets...
  • ROBOIK 2018 Begins
    ROBOIK 2018 Begins 24 May 2018
    Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) will hold three different competitions in two areas this year under the "ROBOİK" roof, which promotes the design of unmanned and autonomous systems which increasingly gain importance in defence industry. The launch meeting of the competitions was held on May 22 in Ankara with the participation of Undersecretary for Defence Industries Dr. İsmail Demir and of institutions and organizations support...
  • Poseidon Will Be Under Water by 2027
    Poseidon Will Be Under Water by 2027 15 May 2018
    The Russian Navy will get the Poseidon nuclear-armed unmanned underwater vehicles as part of the current State Armament Program for 2018-2027, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS. "The Poseidon system has been included in the State Armament Program until 2027 and is due to come operational within the Navy before the end of the program. It includes several high-speed deep-water torpedoes with a small nuclear-powered unit," he said. TASS has no of...
  • UK-Norway Cooperation in Submarine Hunt
    UK-Norway Cooperation in Submarine Hunt 10 May 2018
    The UK and Norway will cooperate on maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), the UK Defence Ministry announced on 3 May. Countries will cooperate in maintenance, training and operations of P-8A Poseidon aircraft in the North Atlantic, which would not only cut costs but also boost operational power in the region. Both countries will own the aircraft soon. Defence Minister Guto Bebb said they were investing £3 billion in their own capability and cooperating with ...
  • $83M Investment in Drifting Mine Hunt
    $83M Investment in Drifting Mine Hunt 4 May 2018
    Raytheon Company has announced that it has been awarded an $83,3 million contract for the design, test and deployment of the Barracuda mine neutralization system. The Barracuda mine neutralization system, an expendable, autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle, is a mission module within the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mine Countermeasure (MCM) Mission Package (MP) intended to identify and neutralize bottom, near-surface and drifting sea mines. The c...
  • Second Submarine Delivered to Indonesia
    Second Submarine Delivered to Indonesia 26 April 2018
    Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has delivered the second Nagapasa (Type 209/1400)-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK), KRI Ardadedali (404), to Indonesia on 25 April. Indonesian Navy ordered three submarines under a $12,1 billion contract signed in 2011.  Nagapasa Class submarines are 61,2 metres in length and displace about 1,400 tonnes submerged. Powered by four MTU 12V493 diesel engines, the submarine has a top speed of 21,5 ...
  • Pakistan Tested 'Babur 1'
    Pakistan Tested 'Babur 1' 17 April 2018
    Pakistan Armed Forces have successfully tested an enhanced version of the locally-developed Babur cruise missile on 14 April. With a range of 700 kilometers, Babur Weapon System-1 is capable of carrying various types of warheads.  Pakistani Navy also recently tested a submarine-launched variant of the Babur missile saying that SLCM Babur was fired “from an underwater dynamic platform” and “successfully engaged its target with precise a...