China to Launch Third Aircraft Carrier in 2020

September 14, 2020 @ 06:19 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, which is the worlds largest Navy, is all set to get bigger with the launch its third aircraft carrier likely to take place this year. A report by Chinas Ordnance Industry Science Technology, a Xian-based defense magazine, on Friday, stated that construction of the...

Germany Procures RBS15 Anti-Ship Missiles from Saab

September 14, 2020 @ 05:09 AM

Germanys Diehl Defence has placed a $194 million order for Saab RBS15 anti-ship missiles. This order is part of a framework agreement between Saab and Diehl Defence, which offers the possibility for additional procurement in the future, where Saabs share is up to approximately 1

Keel Laid for Indian Navy’s Third Project 17A Stealth Frigate

September 10, 2020 @ 06:06 PM

Keel of the third ship (Yard- 12653) of the Indian Navy P17A class stealth frigates was laid on 10 Sep 2020. The keel laying ceremony was conducted through an e-platform in the presence of Vice Admiral R B Pandit, Chief of Staff, HQWNC and Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad CMD of...

S.Korea Upgrades Combat Capability of 3200-Ton Destroyer

September 9, 2020 @ 01:30 PM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said Wednesday it upgraded combat system and target detection capabilities of the navys Yan Manchun 3200-ton destroyer. The warship was delivered to the Navy at the Jinhae naval base in the southeastern city of Changwon

China Commences Exercises to Test Deploying Dual-Aircraft Carrier Combat Group

September 7, 2020 @ 09:28 AM

Chinese two aircraft carriers Shandong and Liaoning, embarked on a training voyages in the Bohai Sea and Yellow Sea respectively last week which Chinese media said was for simultaneous exercises. This is the first time China has deployed two aircraft carriers in exercises simultaneously

Thales to Modernize Indonesian Frigate with Radars, Missiles

September 4, 2020 @ 09:33 AM

The Indonesian Ministry of Defence has asked Thales Group to modernize KRI Usman-Harun multi-role light frigate. In March 2020, Indonesias defence ministry formally launched the modernisation, signing an agreement with lead contractor, PT Len, and Thales, to upgrade KRI Usman-Harun – with completion expected by 2023, Thales said in a

Singapore Navy’s German Invincible-Class Sub Begins Sea Trials

September 3, 2020 @ 05:41 AM

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)s first Type 218SG Invincible-class submarine being built by Germanys Thyssenkrupp departed for sea trials Monday. The vessel is first of four customized Type 218SG diesel-electric submarines that are slated to be delivered from 2021 to replace the four refurbished Challenger- and Archer- class submarines that RSN has operated for more than two decades

Ukraine to Form 3 Teams of Neptune Missile Launchers

September 2, 2020 @ 01:08 PM

The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence announced today that it will set up three naval teams to handle Neptune coastal missile system in 2021. “Next year, the Ukrainian Navy will form three divisions of the RK-360MC ground-based cruise missile coastal complex

China's Shandong Carrier Heads Out For Drills With J-15 Mock-Up

September 2, 2020 @ 08:01 AM

China's Shandong Aircraft carrier, expected to achieve initial combat capability by year-end, headed out Tuesday for combat drills with full-scale models of J-15 jet and a Z-8 helicopter. Shandong departed Dalian Shipyard to take part in the drills, on September 1

China Launches eighth Type 055, 25th Type 052D Destroyers

August 31, 2020 @ 05:27 AM

The Chinese Navy launched its eighth Type 055 and 25th Type 052D destroyers at Dalian Shipyard, Liaoning Province, on Sunday morning. On Friday, the service decommissioned two Type 051 destroyers- Zhanjiang and Zhuhai- marking the retirement of China's all first generation indigenous destroyers

New Russian Nuclear Subs to carry 4,000km-Range Kalibr Missiles

August 28, 2020 @ 11:59 AM

The Russian Navys Project 885M multi-purpose nuclear-powered submarines will be armed with upgraded Kalibr-M cruise missiles that have a range of over 4,000km. “The new submarines, Voronezh and Vladivostok, will carry new Kalibr-M missiles with a firing range of over 4,000km,” a source in the defense industry was quoted as saying by

Chinese Navy’s Type 075 First Amphibious Assault Ship Completes Maiden Sea Trial

August 27, 2020 @ 11:17 AM

The Chinese Navy's first Type 075 amphibious assault ship has successfully completed its first sea trial where its propulsion, navigation and communication system was tested. The vessel is China's first independently developed amphibious assault ship, and has strong capabilities in amphibious combat and carrying out a diverse range of tasks, Senior Colonel Wu Qian, a Defense Ministry spokesperson announced at a press conference in Beijing today