Japan Signs $345 million Agreement with Vietnam to Finance Six Patrol Boats

August 11, 2020 @ 08:23 AM

Japan will provide Vietnam Coast Guard with six patrol boats in a lease-financing deal worth 36.6 billion yen ($345 million)

GeoSpectrum Technologies Unveils Powerful Compact Long-Range Underwater Acoustic Effector

August 11, 2020 @ 05:44 AM

GeoSpectrum Technologies (“GeoSpectrum”), an Elbit Systems subsidiary, announces the introduction of the C-Bass family of compact Very Low Frequency (VLF) long-range acoustic underwater transducers. GeoSpectrum introduced the underwater transducers, a deployable system that is small in size and weight but still maintains the high-power and frequency range (bandwidth)

Delivery of first Project 22350 Frigate to Russian Military By Mid-June

April 9, 2020 @ 02:55 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense will receive its first serially-produced Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov by mid-June. "Considering the pace of state trials, the ships delivery to the Defense Ministry may take place in late May or early June," Severnaya Shipyard said in a statement Wednesday

US Navy to Upgrade 25-year Old USS Boxer to Operate F-35B Jets...

April 4, 2020 @ 03:49 PM

The US Navys 25-year old amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) will be able to support and operate the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters on-board after its upgrade by BAE Systems in 2021. Starting June this year, BAE Systems will drydock and perform nearly 18 months of maintenance and modernization work...

S Korea Develops Stealth Submarine Detection System

April 2, 2020 @ 05:19 AM

The South Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has revealed a port surveillance system that improves detection of quiet submarines and other stealthy underwater moving objects. The advanced maritime surveillance system was developed at a cost of 130 billio- won ($106

US Navy to Quarantine Aircraft Carrier Sailors after Captain’s Scathing Letter

April 1, 2020 @ 01:14 PM

The US Pacific Fleet is preparing shore quarantine for sailors of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier after a scathing letter from its captain exposed the situation on the mighty ship carrying some 5000 sailors, 23 of whom had tested positive for COVID-19 infection. The US Navy is working with the governor of Guam to find places to quarantine USS Theodore Roosevelt crew, Pacific Fleet commander, Admiral John Aquilino said Wednesday

Venezuelan Maritime Patrol Boat Sinks After Collision With Portuguese Cruise Ship

April 1, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

A Venezuelan Coast Guard boat deployed to conduct maritime patrol sank in the Caribbean Sea after it collided with a Portuguese cruise ship, on Monday. The “Resolute” cruise ship bearing a Portuguese flag crashed into the Navys “Naiguatá GC-23” patrol boat with 44 onboard just north of La Tortuga islands within Venezuelan territorial waters, the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense said in a statement

USS Roosevelt to Test Sailors for Coronavirus in Guam

March 27, 2020 @ 01:33 PM

The US Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier is heading for a possible quarantine into Guam following the positive testing for COVID-19 virus of three sailors and possible infections of dozens more. According to the US media, the number of positive COVID-19 cases on the warship, that had 5,000 personnel on board, spiked to 23

Kongsberg Competes Sale of Underwater Tech Firm, Hydroid to Huntington Ingalls

March 26, 2020 @ 05:34 PM

Kongsberg Maritime AS (KM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG), has completed the sale of its US based underwater technology company Hydroid to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). In a press release on 4 February 2020, KONGSBERG had announced that KM had entered into an agreement with HII on the sale of the wholly-owned subsidiary Hydroid, Inc

New Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald Ford's Flight Deck Certified for Aircraft Ops

March 26, 2020 @ 05:39 AM

The US Navy has announced that the first-in-class carrier USS Gerald R. Ford completed flight-deck and carrier air-traffic control center certifications on March 20

Damen Tests Combat Systems on Indonesia’s 2nd SIGMA Frigate

March 19, 2020 @ 06:21 AM

Damen Shipyards has completed installation and testing of combat systems on Indonesias second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigate, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332). “Damen Shipyards Group and its partner PT PAL recently completed installation and testing of combat systems to the second of the Indonesian Ministry of Defences SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided missile frigates, the KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai (332),” the company said in a

US Navy Destroyer USS Delbert D. Black Completes Acceptance Trials

March 18, 2020 @ 11:30 AM

The US Navys USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer has completed acceptance trials after spending two days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico