Russian Firm Developing Underwater Drone Killer

June 1, 2020 @ 01:18 PM

An autonomous underwater vehicle that can destroy below-surface drones and mines is being developed by a Russian firm, Region. The drone can be armed with various projectiles to destroy different types of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) such as attack and reconnaissance drones and even undersea mines

South Korea Invites Local Firms to Design Aegis-equipped Destroyer

June 1, 2020 @ 09:34 AM

The South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) on Friday issued a bid notice inviting locally-based firm to design an indigenous Aegis-equipped destroyer. Seoul floated Korea Destroyer Next Generation (KDDX) project to build 6,000ton destroyers in 2018

Did Iranian Navy Just Receive an Underwater Drone?

May 30, 2020 @ 09:29 AM

In a ceremony held to induct over a 100 missile-launching speed boats to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGC-N), a vessel that appeared to be a large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) made its first public appearance. “Did Iran just show us an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) prototype? Among the 112...

Russian Amphibious Assault Ship 'Peter Morgunov' conducts Artillery Trials

May 30, 2020 @ 07:38 AM

The Russian Navys ‘Peter Morgunov Ivan Gren-class large amphibious assault ship conducted artillery firings during final stage of shipbuilders sea trials in the Baltic Sea. Russian defense ministry

Russian Navy Receives Nuclear-Powered Strategic Missile Submarine

May 29, 2020 @ 06:18 AM

The Russian Navy has taken delivery of improved Project 955A (Borei-A) nuclear-powered submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, on Thursday. "Today, on May 28, a ceremony was held at the Sevmash Shipyard for signing an acceptance certificate for the strategic missile-carrying underwater cruiser Knyaz Vladimir," United Shipbuilding Corporation said in a release on May

S. Korea to Develop Close-in Weapon System for Warships

May 27, 2020 @ 10:22 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has approved a 350 billion-won ($283.51 million) project to build close-in weapon system (CIWS) for the Navys warships

Laser Weapon Fired from US Warship Destroys Target Drone

May 23, 2020 @ 04:40 PM

A laser weapon mounted on a US Navy warship (USS Portland) shot down a target drone during in the first at-sea test of the Navys high-energy laser weapon system. The test termed successful, took place off Pearl Harbor on May 16, U

Northrop Builds New Very Lightweight Torpedo

May 22, 2020 @ 09:25 AM

Northrop Grumman has built and tested the first industry-built Very Lightweight Torpedo (VLWT) for the U.S

Navy’s USS Zumwalt Destroyer Completes First Live Fire Test

May 21, 2020 @ 01:08 PM

US Navy sailors aboard USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) guided-missile destroyer have successfully concluded a structural test fire of the Mark 46 MOD 2 Gun Weapon System (GWS). The work was executed by the sailors with engineers and technicians from Navy Surface Warfare Centers on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Sea Test Range in Point Mugu on May 16, the US Navy said in a release Wednesday

USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Returns to Sea

May 21, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

The US Navys Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) aircraft carrier is underway for the first time since its deployment was interrupted on March 27 when a COVID-19 outbreak was discovered. The ship left Naval Base Guam and entered the Philippine Sea May 21 to conduct carrier qualification flights for the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, the Navy said in a statement on May 20

US Approves $180M Heavy Weight Torpedo Sale to Taiwan; Overpriced and Useless...

May 21, 2020 @ 09:12 AM

The United States has given the go-ahead to sell 18 Heavy Weight Torpedoes to Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) for $180 million. TECRO had requested to buy eighteen (18) MK-48 Mod6 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedoes

New Dry Dock at Jiangnan Shipyard to Accelerate Work on China’s Third...

May 21, 2020 @ 08:03 AM

Shanghai-based Jiangnan Shipyard launched its first large floating dry dock on Monday to transport ultra-large ship modules which is likely to accelerate work on China's third aircraft carrier. China Central Television reported in 2019 that China's third aircraft carrier was under construction at the Jiangnan Shipyard