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  • Littoral Mission Ship from China to Malaysia
    Littoral Mission Ship from China to Malaysia January 3 2020
    The first of the four Keris class littoral mission ships ordered for the Malaysian Navy was delivered. The platform, built at China's Wuchang Shipyard, was given to the Malaysian government officials in Eastern China at a ceremony. The initial contract for the boats worth nearly $285 million was signed in March 2017. The four ships with a displacement of 780 tonnes are scheduled to be delivered by 2021. The initial plan stipulated that the first two units would be delivered from...
  • Wind of Cooperation in the Mediterranean Sea December 12 2019
    US Navy mission group and Turkish Navy conducted training. Turkish Navy Gabya class (former Oliver H. Perry) TCG Gediz F495 and TCG Gaziantep f490 frigates participated in the training. The Nimitz Class Aircraft carrier from the US Navy to the 6th fleet USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) took part at training. The Turkish Ministry of Defence announced its Twitter account;  Turkish Naval Forces conduct Operation Mediterranean Shield (OMS) continuously and effectively to...
  • Shelter for Submarines
    Shelter for Submarines November 12 2019
    Russia will build an armoured shelter for submarines. The shades designed for Borey class Project 995, Yasen class project 885 and Lada class electric submarines will protect the platforms from missiles and nuclear weapons. The construction of bunker will begin this year in Vilyuchinsk base of the Pacific fleet in Kamchatka, sources in the Defence Ministry said. In 2020, the installation will start in Northern fleet deployment bases near Severomorsk. The shelter will protect submarines f...
  • 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...
  • Putin Announces Russian Navy to Deploy Zircon Missiles by Year’s End
    Putin Announces Russian Navy to Deploy Zircon Missiles by Year’s End November 4 2019
    Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the Russian Navy is set to deploy the world’s first-class of the hypersonic cruise missile, the Zircon, by the end of 2019. Putin declared the development during an inspection of the new corvette Gremyashchiy at a shipyard in the Kaliningrad region. The warship is expected to enter service in December 2019. President Putin stated regarding the launch of the new ship: “the Zircons will certainly be there.” The missile is expected t...
  • ICBM Drill From Russia
    ICBM Drill From Russia October 18 2019
    The Russian nuclear forces have terminated their annual readiness exercise, dubbed “Grom [Thunder] 2019,” which will involve 12,000 troops, 213 intercontinental-range ballistic missile launchers, up to 105 aircraft and around 20 warships, according to the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD). Two RSM-50 [NATO reporting name: SS-N-18 Stingray] ballistic missiles were launched towards the Chizha firing range. The exercise took place from October 15 to 17 in all...
  • Second City Class Type 26 Goes under Construction
    Second City Class Type 26 Goes under Construction August 16 2019
    BAE Systems starts construction on Royal Navy’s 2nd City-Class Type 26 frigate (HMS Cardiff). The ceremony took place that the BAE Systems shipyard, attended by employees, representatives from the Royal Navy and Minister for Defence Procurement Anne-Marie Trevelyan. “These ships will clearly contribute to the UK and allied security, but also make a strong economic contribution to the country. With 64 sub-contracts already placed with UK-based businesses, there will be new export o...
  • The Ocean Shield from Russia
    The Ocean Shield from Russia August 1 2019
    Russia's Ocean Shield 2019 drill in the Baltic Sea will be held between 1-9 August. Around 49 warships and combat craft, 20 logistic support vessels, 58 aircraft of the Navy and the Aerospace Force and 10,634 personnel of the Russian Armed Forces will be involved in the drill, which will be commanded by Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov. The drills will practice the deployment of the Navy’s inter-fleet grouping and the skills of commanding the fleet’s fo...
  • LLM is at Trial
    LLM is at Trial July 17 2019
    After the recent UK tension with Iran around the Strait of Hormuz, the Royal British Navy successfully tested the Thales developed Martlet LLM missile to provide close defence on the warships. The Martlet originally designed to be fired by air and navy platforms. Four missiles were fired in the test to try to defend against speedboats. The missile was fired from the LLM missile system developed by ASELSAN and Thales between 2010-14. The service has not specified which vessel classes will even...
  • Russia’s Newest Frigate with Kalibr Missile Takes Part In IMDS
    Russia’s Newest Frigate with Kalibr Missile Takes Part In IMDS June 1 2019
      Russian Project 22350 frigate, Admiral Kasatonov will take part in the International Maritime Defence Show Russian Tass Agency reported. During the next stage of the ship’s trials in the Baltic Sea, "the crew of the frigate Fleet Admiral Kasatonov and the Severnaya Shipyard’s delivery team checked its main power unit at various speed modes, the operation of the steering and anchor handling systems, the ship stabilizer, the ventilation and air condit...
  • New Delhi Approves Navy Ka-31 Buy
    New Delhi Approves Navy Ka-31 Buy May 11 2019
    The Defence Acquisition Council on Friday cleared the purchase of 10 Russian-made Kamov Ka-31 31 Helix airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) helicopters for the Indian Navy (IN). ANI news agency reported the proposed acquisition would cost approximately Rs 3,600 crore (US$518 million).. The procurement of 10 Ka-31 AEW&C helicopters, used as airborne pickets by the IN, will allow them to improve their situational awareness at sea, and follow-on orders after India ordered...
  • Germany Approved Sale to Egypt
    Germany Approved Sale to Egypt April 5 2019
    The German Bundestag Budget Committee has approved Egyptian sales of 2.3 billion euros. The sale was made with the export credit guarantee to secure the financial aspect of the agreement. Under the agreement, which was announced as € 2.3 billion in total, six warships will be supplied for the Egyptian Navy. Three of the platforms will be the MEKO A200 class like used in the South African Navy. Approximately 120 meters long MEKO A200 ships with a displacement of 2500 tons. Thank...
  • Turkey and Russia Joint Drill at Blacksea
    Turkey and Russia Joint Drill at Blacksea March 8 2019
    The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s naval ships together with the vessels of the Turkish Naval Forces have conducted a passing exercise to improve interoperability in possible mine danger areas, Black Sea Fleet spokesman Capt. 2nd Rank Alexei Rulyov said on Friday. "During the drills, the patrol ship Vasily Bykov, the sea-going minesweeper Valentin Pikul of the Novorossiysk naval base held joint Russian-Turkish drills with the foreign corvette Burgazada and the minesweeper Akcay," t...
  • Ukrainia Presents "Neptun" and "Vilkha" at IDEX
    Ukrainia Presents "Neptun" and "Vilkha" at IDEX February 21 2019
    Ukranian Spetstechnoexport Company, part of the State Concern Ukroboronprom, presented for the first time the new models of the cruise anti-ship missile system "Neptun" and high-precision multiple rocket launching system "Vilkha" at the international Defence exhibition IDEX-2019 in the UAE. Neptun was first tested in 2018. The combat units for both systems were developed and produced by the State Kyiv Design Bureau “Luch.” Local media reports say the ...
  • Greek Minister Trusts in Crowdfunding For New Warships
    Greek Minister Trusts in Crowdfunding For New Warships December 7 2018
    Greece's defence minister Panos Kammenos is appealing to his austerity-battered country folk for a crowdfunding effort to raise money for new warships, promising to donate part of his own salary. Panos Kammenos says he will open a bank account on Jan. 1 where members of the public can make donations "for new frigates and a flagship." "I will be the first to deposit my salary in this effort," he said, speaking to navy personnel on the occasion of Thursday'...
  • Russian Warships Opened Fire On Ukrainian Warships
    Russian Warships Opened Fire On Ukrainian Warships November 26 2018
    The Ukrainian Navy has confirmed that Russian warships have opened fire on Ukrainian vessels. Reports state that Russian fire damaged small armoured artillery boats and injured sailors. Ukraine’s National Security and Defence Council has proposed declaring martial law, council secretary Oleksandr Turchynov is quoted as saying by Ukrainian media. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko convened a military cabinet for an emergency meeting, his spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko wrote on Twi...
  • Euronaval 2018 at Fifty November 6 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 ...
  • Greece Denies Harresment Accusations
    Greece Denies Harresment Accusations October 20 2018
    Greece denied harassing Turkish Petroleum Inc.'s operating Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha vessel. The ship conducts studies in Eastern Mediterranean. According to information obtained from Turkish sources, Greek Nikiforos Focas frigate harassed Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha ship. Upon this, elements of the Turkish Navy Command blocked the Greek warship harassing the research vessel and put the Turkish ship in close protection. The Greek press denied allegations of harassment of the ship. G...
  • Iran Claims 'Pin-Point Accuracy' with Extended Range Missiles October 17 2018
    Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the air force of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards, said Tuesday that the country has extended the range of its naval missiles to about 435 miles, claiming it set Iran ahead of the region and among some of the world's top Powers "Today, we have managed to produce a coast-to-sea ballistic, not cruise, missile, which has a complicated technology," he said, as reported by the semi-official Tasnim News Agency. "We can target warships from a dista...
  • China Sent Uninvited Spy Ship to Vostok 2018 : USNI News September 19 2018
    U.S. Naval Institute’s online news and analysis portal USNI News claims that China sent uninvited spy ship to Russia’s Vostok 2018 military drill. Publication says, “At Moscow’s invitation, Beijing sent People’s Liberation Army soldiers, helicopters, tanks – and one uninvited Chinese surveillance ship.” A PLA Navy Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence (AGI) shadowed Russian Navy assets for the length of the at-sea portion of the exer...
  • First Romeo Commisioned
    First Romeo Commisioned September 17 2018
    Saudi Arabia continues to strengthen its navy. Riyadh, which previously signed an agreement with Madrid to develop warships, recently commissioned the first MH-60R navy helicopter. The MH-60R helicopters, which can operate under any conditions, are the backbone of the US Navy's ship-borne helicopter force. Helicopter can operate from different platforms such as frigates, destroyers, cruiesers. It has anti-submarine warfare cabability and anti surface warfare capability. The...
  • Russia To Acquire New AEW & C
    Russia To Acquire New AEW & C September 10 2018
    Russian Ministry of Defence is due to sign the contract to order A-100 Premier Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW & C) radar aircraft to replace the 4 A-50U and 22A-50M the Russian Air Force now has. According to the President of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Yuri Slyusar, the serial production of the A-100 Premier (AEW & C) is about to commence soon after signing the contract until 2019, aiming to integrate the aircraft into its potential Russian Air Force in ...
  • Iran Says Warships To Be Equipped With Advanced Defence System
    Iran Says Warships To Be Equipped With Advanced Defence System August 24 2018
    Iran’s navy on Saturday unveiled its first-ever advanced defence system for its warships. The destroyer of the Iranian Navy was first equipped with a domestically-made ship-to-air missile system designed to combat anti-ship missiles, semi-official Tasnim reported Saturday. Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi told reporters in Tehran the domestically made Kamand system would protect Iran’s naval destroyers against anti-ship cruise missiles. In remarks carried by ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Inclined Launcher for BrahMos Unveiled
    Inclined Launcher for BrahMos Unveiled May 9 2018
    India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) company has developed a launcher prototype for the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile for fitment onto Indian Navy (IN) warships.  The Quadruple Canisterised Inclined Launcher (QCIL), which was delivered to BrahMos Aerospace on 7 May, has been designed to launch up to four BrahMos missiles in an inclined configuration. The new launcher will be fitted on warships unable to accommodate a vertical launch modu...
  • Russian Navy Expands
    Russian Navy Expands May 4 2018
    The Russian Navy will get six new and four repaired warships by the end of this year, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Thursday. Shoigu stated that the United Shipbuilding Corporation is building, repairing and providing maintenance actually for the entire range of combat ships and vessels under the state armament program.  "In March, the company transferred the new logistics support ship Elbrus to the Navy. In April, the first Project 12700 serial-produced...
  • Naval Orbiter 4 UAV for Indian Navy
    Naval Orbiter 4 UAV for Indian Navy April 19 2018
    Indian Mahindra Defence and Israeli Aeronautics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the supply of maritime version of the Orbiter 4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the Indian Navy. The naval variant will be capable of being launched and recovered from small warships and will be able to carry a variety of different payloads such as maritime patrol radars (MPRs), cellular interception sensors, satellite communication systems, synthetic aperture radars (SARs), automatic identification...
  • Project 11356 Frigate Deal Expected to Be Singed in June
    Project 11356 Frigate Deal Expected to Be Singed in June April 17 2018
    Russia and India are set to sign a contract on the construction of four Project 11356 Admiral Grigorovich Class frigates under a "two plus two" formula in June this year, TASS reports. The first two frigates will be built at Russia’s Yantar Shipyard on the Baltic coast and the other two at an Indian shipyard. The source who spoke to TASS did not specify the expected timeframe of the contract’s fulfillment. Project 11356 warships displace 3,860 tonnes,...
  • ThyssenKrupp Barred From Bidding
    ThyssenKrupp Barred From Bidding March 2 2018
    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has been barred from bidding to build Germany's next generation of battleships, Handelsblatt reported on 2 March.  The decision was disclosed in a notice sent to the firm’s shipyards by the ministry’s purchasing agency. The letter said the government did not trust ThyssenKrupp and its partner, Lürrsen shipyards, to build the new Multi-role Combat Ship 180 (MKS 180 for short), which is designed to operate anywhere in the...
  • China Launches New Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate
    China Launches New Guided-Missile Stealth Frigate December 26 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 ...
  • Russia’s Admiral Makarov frigate commissioned for operation
    Russia’s Admiral Makarov frigate commissioned for operation December 26 2017
    Russian Navy received third Project 11356 frigate Admiral Makarov Yantar Shipyard spokesman Sergei Mikhailov told TASS. The warships of this class have a displacement of about 4,000 tonnes, a length of 125 meters, a speed of 30 knots and a sea endurance of 30 days. Admiral Makarov was laid down at the Yantar Shipyard on February 29, 2012 and floated out on September 2, 2015. Frigate sea trials began in October 2016 in the Baltic and Barents Seas. The ceremony of raising the Navy&rsq...
  • Canada rejects Fincantieri-Naval Group warships offer
    Canada rejects Fincantieri-Naval Group warships offer December 10 2017
    Canada has rejected an offer from a consortium of French and Italian shipbuilders to build 15 warships to renew its naval fleet, the group said Thursday. Naval Group and Fincatieri proposed building the new ships based on their Fremm frigate design, which is already in use by both the French and Italian navies. Their bid was reportedly half the Can$60 billion (US$47 billion) Ottawa budgeted for the construction of the warships. In a joint statement, Naval Group a...
  • Russian Missile 8 Times Faster Than Sound
    Russian Missile 8 Times Faster Than Sound April 17 2017
    Russia's newest Tsirkon 3M22 hypersonic anti-ship missile has reached Mach 8 during the most recent tests, according to local media reports on Saturday. Designed to be carried by advanced and modernized warships and submarines, Tsirkon missiles will first be installed on the Admiral Nakhimov and the Pyotr Veliky nuclear-powered missile cruisers. fifth-generation Husky-class nuclear submarines are also expected to be armed with Tsirkon 3M22. Having a range of&...
  • Russia Will Focus On Land
    Russia Will Focus On Land April 8 2017
    Russian news website Sputnik studied the 2018-2025 armament program of the country. The site announced improvements to the final draft of the state-run armament program (DSP-2025) to be addressed in June 2017. The document identifies the weapons and technologies that will serve the Russian army in the next eight years. According to the site, details of the DSP-2025 are kept secret for now, but Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov has specified the general outline of the program ...
  • Raytheon's Radar Demonstrated Capabilities
    Raytheon's Radar Demonstrated Capabilities April 3 2017
    Raytheon demonstrated its AN/SPY-6(V) active electronically scanned array air and missile defence radar's (AMDR) capabilities during the missile defence exercise at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF). The AN/SPY-6(V) is designed to increase situational awareness and to reduce reaction time during combat and is planned to replace SPY-1D radars on new Aegis warships.  
  • China Extended Surveillance Radius
    China Extended Surveillance Radius March 15 2017
    China deployed over-the-horizon Tianbo radar in Inner Mongolia, in order to detect and track missile launches and their localization within a 3 thousand km radius. The radar is also claimed to detect stealthy F-35 aircraft as well as aircraft carriers and warships within its range.  Tianbo radar will help China monitor activities in Republic of Korea, Japan and Western Pacific. 
  • German warship building has surprise: Invitation to bid instead of open tender
    German warship building has surprise: Invitation to bid instead of open tender January 30 2017
    The German Defence Ministry said it would ask the three-company consortium that built the existing warships to submit a bid for the planned purchase of five more corvettes valued at 1.5 billion euros. Germany’s first plan was to open tender for corvettes. The ARGE K130 group that built the first five Braunschweig-class corvettes was led by Blohm + Voss GmbH, a Hamburg-based shipyard, with participation of two other shipyards, Friedrich Luerssen Werft in Bremen and SIAG Nordsee...
  • Russian Warships Went To Phillipines for Joint Drills
    Russian Warships Went To Phillipines for Joint Drills January 4 2017
    Russian Navy's Udaloy I class underwater warfare destroyer Admiral Tributs and fuel tanker Boris Butomato have left for Phillipines for a joint military exercise. Both vessels dropped anchor in Manila. Rear Admiral of the Russian Navy Eduard Mikhailov said that the drill aims to address piracy issues in the South China Sea and counter-terrorism operations. Mikhailov added that Russia and Phillipines will surely continue joint exercises in the future.
  • Major investment on sea
    Major investment on sea November 17 2016
    Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) plans to deliver eight more vessels to Russian Navy before the end of 2016, in addition to the four already delivered this year. USC head Alexei Rakhmanov said on 16 November that the eight vessels were at final stages of commissioning and that they plan to complete the delivery of total 12 warships to the Navy within 2016.