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

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

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

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...

Philippine Navy to get first S.Korean Jose-Rizal Frigate next week

May 19, 2020 @ 07:04 AM

The Philippine Navy will take the delivery of first of the two ordered Jose Rizal-class frigates built by South Koreas Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). Vice Admiral Giovanni Bacordo announced on May 15 that the boat will set sail from Ulsan shipyard in South Korea on May 18 and will arrive in...

Steel Cut for French Navy’s First of 4 Replenishment Vessels

May 18, 2020 @ 06:00 PM

The steel plate of the first of the four new Bâtiments Ravitailleurs de Force (BRF) – replenishment vessels – of the French Navy has been cut today during a ceremony held in the Chantiers de lAtlantique shipyard. The order for the construction of the four ships was notified in January 2019 to the temporary association of companies formed by Chantiers de lAtlantique and Naval Group

Russia to Test Pantsir Close-in-Weapon-System on Warship

May 18, 2020 @ 10:28 AM

Russia will soon test the naval version of the Pantsir close-in-weapon-system (CIWS) after mounting it on new Project 22800 missile corvettes. In its naval avatar, the Pantsir CIWS will defend against drones and low flying threats to naval ships

Egyptian Navy’s Last French Gowind Corvette Launched

May 18, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Naval Group has announced the launching of fourth and final Gowind 2500 corvette for the Egyptian Navy. “The launching of the Luxor, the 4th Gowind corvette shows the impressive capabilities of Alexandria shipyard,” the company

China’s Type 075 LHD Undergoes Main Engine Ignition Test

May 16, 2020 @ 09:58 AM

China has begun engine ignition tests of the Navys first Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD). Development work on Type 075 helicopter carriers began in 2011

India Commissions Coast Guard Ship, Interceptor Boats

May 15, 2020 @ 11:42 AM

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) commissioned three new vessels- ICGS Sachet ship, and C-450 and C-451 Interceptor Boats (IB), today in Goa. “Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet and two interceptor boats (IBs) C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conference from here today,” the Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement

Iran Constitutes 4 Teams to Investigate Ship 'Friendly Fire' Incident

May 14, 2020 @ 10:08 AM

Iran has set up four teams to probe the recent “friendly fire” accident involving the Navys “Konarak” ship, the cause of which is shrouded in mystery. “Four teams of experts, representing the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry, the Army and the Navy, have been dispatched to the scene of the fatal accident to investigate the case,” Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, Commander of the Iranian Navy, told reporters on Tuesday

Iranian Vessel Sinks During Anti-Ship Missile Testing, 19 Dead

May 11, 2020 @ 08:36 AM

The Iranian Navys “Konarak” logistics vessel sank after reportedly being hit by a new anti-ship missile fired prematurely from a frigate during tests conducted near the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday. The “friendly fire” has left 19 sailors dead and 15 more wounded