China’s first Type 075 LHD helicopter carrier begins Sea Trials

August 5, 2020 @ 08:49 AM

Chinas first Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) began its first sea trials today Development work on Type 075 helicopter carriers began in 2011. The first and second ships of the class were launched in September 2019 and April 2020 respectively

USMI to provide Explosive Ordnance Disposal Response Craft to Azerbaijan

August 5, 2020 @ 06:00 AM

United States Marine Inc., has been awarded a contract to provide Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Response Craft to Azerbaijan

Brusselle Carral Selected as Supplier of Deck Equipment for Belgian-Dutch Mine Hunter...

August 1, 2020 @ 10:48 AM

Naval Group and Kership have selected Brusselle Carral as supplier of deck equipment for the mine hunters being built for Belgian and Dutch Navies. Brusselle Carral is based in Zeebruges, Flanders and its activities focus on engineering and producing winches and steering gears

Greece Signs LOA to Purchase 4 MH-60R, Modernize S-70B6 Choppers

July 31, 2020 @ 12:16 PM

The Greek government has signed letters of acceptances (LOA) to purchase four MH-60R helicopters and modernize old S-70B6 rotorcraft. Value of the contract is not known

US Approves $126 Million Armed Assault Boats Sale to Philippines

July 31, 2020 @ 03:34 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Philippines of Scout, Assault, and Light Support Boats along with armaments and sensors for an estimated cost of $126 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Thursday

New Chinese Warship Engine to Power Lasers, Catapult Launch

July 30, 2020 @ 07:13 AM

A new Chinese 20MW generator for warships includes advanced integrated electric propulsion (IEP) technology that would power high energy weapons, including electromagnetic railguns and lasers. It could also be used to power catapult launch system in aircraft carriers

France to Test Nuclear Submarine’s Combat Systems, Weapons

July 29, 2020 @ 05:30 PM

After the completion of initial sea trials, France is set to test combat systems, tactical weapons and other military equipment onboard the Navys Suffren nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN). “The nuclear attack submarine Suffren has arrived in Toulon, its future home port! The various sea trials carried out in the English Channel and the Atlantic have ensured performance of the platform,” shipbuilder Naval Group

Australia Upgrades Anzac Frigates with Locally-Made Sonar Processing System

July 29, 2020 @ 08:11 AM

The Australian Navy has upgraded its Anzac Class Frigates with sovereign designed Broadband Sonar Advanced Processing System (BSAPS) while still utilizing the existing Spherion B Hull Mounted Sonar. “Upgrades to the Spherion B sonar processing systems in the Navys Anzac Class Frigates under SEA 1408 Phase 2 is almost complete

Iran Conducts Military Exercise with Fake US Aircraft Carrier

July 28, 2020 @ 09:06 AM

Irans Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Tuesday launched a large-scale military exercise in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz which included a life-size model of a fake US aircraft carrier compete with mock-up aircraft on deck. The IRGC Public Relations said the final stage of the war game, codenamed “Payambar-e Azam 14 (The Great Prophet=14)”, started on Tuesday morning in the southern province of Hormozgan, western parts of the Strait of Hormuz, and the Persian Gulf, the IGRC announced on local media

DAMEN Shipyard Builds Ship Hull Section from Composites

July 28, 2020 @ 06:09 AM

In a development that could cut the weight of ships by up to 40%, a Damen shipyard led team in the Netherlands has built a full scale hull section of an ocean-going vessel from lightweight composite. The Realisation and Demonstration of Advanced Material Solutions for Sustainable and Efficient Ships (RAMSSES) project unveiled on July 18 the recently assembled full scale composite ships hull section they have been developing over the past three years, a Damen release said

Amphibious Assault Ship Tripoli (LHA 7) Sails Away to Join the US

July 25, 2020 @ 09:26 AM

The US Navys newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed from Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding facility Friday to join the US Navy to its homeport in San Diego. America-class large-deck amphibious warships are designed to enhance Marine Corps aviation, capable of supporting the tilt-rotor MV-22 and F-35B Joint Strike Fighter

Ukraine Orders 20 patrol boats from French Ocea Worth €136M

July 25, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

Frances Ocea Shipyard has won a €136 million order for the supply of 20 patrol boats from Ukraine. Fifteen boats will be built in Frances Vendée while five others will be constructed at Ukraines Mykolaiv port, LA Tribune reported Friday