China's Second Aircraft Carrier Close to Commissioning

October 31, 2019 @ 09:56 AM

Chinas first domestically-built Type 001A aircraft carrier, which is the countrys second carrier, seems close to its commissioning into navy with preparations likely underway. The boat recently returned from its eighth sea trial

Huntington Ingalls to Float USS John F. Kennedy Ford-Class Carrier

October 29, 2019 @ 07:19 AM

United States based shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) will float USS John F. Kennedy, the navys new Gerald R

France’s Naval Group Cuts Steel for First FDI Frigate

October 25, 2019 @ 04:15 PM

The steel-cutting ceremony of the first defence and intervention frigate (FDI) took place at the Naval Group site of Lorient, located in north-western France, on Thursday. The first of the five warships ordered by the French navy in April 2017 will be delivered in 2023

Turkey Launches MiLDEN Project to Build Own Submarines

October 24, 2019 @ 08:02 AM

Turkey unveiled its new defense project, the MiLDEN, to develop and build six of its own submarines by 2040, on Tuesday. The first Turkish submarines will be copies of the German designs, which feature silent cruising capabilities, guided missiles and advanced heavy torpedoes, UPI

US to Refurbish Bahrain’s Guided Missile Frigate for $150M

October 24, 2019 @ 05:19 AM

The United States green-signalled Bahrains request of refurbishing its Oliver Hazard Perry Class guided-missile warship for an estimated $150 million, on Wednesday. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Bahrain to refurbish the Oliver Hazard Perry Class ship, ex ROBERT G

Damen FCS 3307 Patrol Vessels Arrive in Nigeria for Oil Companies’ Security

October 22, 2019 @ 10:11 AM

Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels operated by Homeland Integrated Offshore Services (Homeland IOS Ltd) have arrived in Nigeria and are now being prepared for their first assignments. The addition of these two vessels brings improved capability to Homelands squadron of Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels

Greece to Buy 2 FTI frigates from France

October 11, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

France has signed an agreement with Greece on the latters purchase of FTI multi-mission frigates (Frégates de taille intermédiaire, or Belharra), Florence Parly, defense minister of France, announced Friday. “France has signed a letter of intent with Greece on its purchase of two frigates of defense and intervention (FDI),” Parly

S.Korea to Build 2 Nuclear-powered Submarines

October 10, 2019 @ 08:16 AM

South Korea is looking to build 2 nuclear-powered submarines and has assigned a task force to study the project. "With longer-term perspectives to have nuclear-powered submarines, we have been running a task force of our own," the South Korean Navy said in a report presented to lawmakers for a parliamentary audit

Project 20385 Lead Corvette Equipped with Kalibr Missiles To Be Inducted This

October 5, 2019 @ 06:07 AM

Project 20385 lead corvette Gremyashchiy, armed with Kalibr cruise missiles, will be commissioned into service with the Russian navy by the end of 2019. The corvette Gremyashchiy will become the first warship in the Pacific Fleet to carry Kalibr cruise missiles

US Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Cincinnati

October 3, 2019 @ 04:02 AM

The US Navy will commission its new Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) on October 5, Saturday. “The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), during a 10 a

Second Scorpene-class Sub Inducted by Indian Navy

September 28, 2019 @ 06:30 AM

The Indian Navy has inducted “INS Khanderi,” its second Scorpene-class stealth submarine, today in Mumbai. According to senior Navy officials, the cost of the Scorpene project now stands at around Rs 25,000 crore

India Launches ‘INS Nilgiri’ Stealth Frigate

September 28, 2019 @ 05:54 AM

India has launched the first of its seven planned Project 17 Alpha (P17A)-class stealth-capable frigates, the INS Nilgiri, today. “The INS Nilgiri is the first of the Indian Navy's seven new stealth frigates with enhanced stealth features fitted with state-of-the-art weapons and sensors,” Rajnath Singh, Defense Minister of India,