Philippines to Receive Israel-made Fast Missile Boats in 2022

May 16, 2021 @ 03:59 PM

The Philippine Navy (PN) will receive three of a total of 8 fast-attack interdictor craft missile (FAIC-M) boats in early 2022 from Israel Shipyards in a deal worth around PHP10 billion ($503 million). PN chief, Vice Adm

Naval Group Launches Third Argentine Offshore Patrol Vessel

May 13, 2021 @ 11:17 AM

Naval Group said it launched third of the four Offshore Patrol Vessel 87 (OPV 87) ordered by Argentina at Concarneau shipyard (Brittany). After the recent delivery of A

Norwegian Flagged Civilian Ship “Spying” for U.S. Near Taiwan: Chinese Think Tank...

May 11, 2021 @ 09:40 AM

The Grand Canyon II, a Norwegian flagged multirole support vessel affiliated to Helix Energy, a US oil and gas services company, has been undertaking “undisclosed operations” during the past months, the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI), a Beijing-based think tank, said on Sunday. In early March, the ship...

Russian Warships Visit Port Sudan amidst Reports of Khartoum Suspending Naval Base...

May 8, 2021 @ 12:20 PM

Russian warships arrived at Port Sudan this week amidst reports that Sudan has asked the Russian Navy to evacuate equipment from the Port following a unilateral “suspension” of an agreement with Moscow to set up a service base on the Red Sea. The Russian embassy in Khartoum, however, dismissed the "unfounded"...

Five More Sailors from S.Korean Amphibious Landing Ship Test COVID-19 Positive

May 7, 2021 @ 03:58 PM

Five more Navy sailors from South Koreas Gojunbong amphibious landing ship have been infected with the deadly coronavirus. In April, 33 out of 84 crew members and sailors working on the vessel had tested positive

ThyssenKrupp Hands Over Second Sa'ar 6 Corvette to Israel

May 6, 2021 @ 01:44 PM

The Israel Navy took delivery of INH Oz corvette, the second of four Sa'ar 6 vessels being built by ThyssenKrupp and German Naval Yards. "2,000 tons of metal, steel, deterrence & defense

New S.Korea Anti-submarine Frigate Launched

May 3, 2021 @ 08:04 AM

South Korea launched Daejeon, its new 2,800-ton anti-submarine frigate, on Monday. ROKS Daejeon is the fifth of the Navys FFX Batch II frigates being built to replace old 1,500-ton frigates and 1,000-ton patrol combat corvettes

Taiwan Coast Guard Receives First 4,000-ton Patrol Vessel

April 30, 2021 @ 07:15 AM

The Taiwans Coast Guard Administration (CGA) received a 4000-ton class Chiayi-class patrol vessel, its largest ship till date, on Thursday. While the coast guard took delivery of Chiayi (CG5001), another vessel of the same class Hsinchu (CG5002), was launched

Elbit Systems Completes Acceptance Tests for Hellenic Coast Guard Combat Suites

April 28, 2021 @ 04:54 AM

Elbit Systems has announced that it successfully completed the acceptance tests for new patrol vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG). In March 2019, the Company reported that it was awarded a contract from Cantiere Navale Vittoria SpA to supply combat suites and perform systems integration for the new patrol vessels of the HCG

Damen Shipyards, Hamburg Ship Model Basin to Conduct Hydrodynamic Tests on Models...

April 27, 2021 @ 05:24 AM

Damen Shipyards Group and the Hamburg Ship Model Basin have concluded a contract for an extensive series of model tests for the hydrodynamic development of the F126 frigates for the German Navy. The contract covers comprehensive cooperation relating to hydrodynamic optimisation and the execution of an extensive series of model tests for the new 126-class (F126) frigates

China Launches Nuclear Sub, Destroyer, Landing Ship On Same Day

April 25, 2021 @ 05:50 AM

The Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) Navy commissioned three new warships – a Type 09IV nuclear-powered strategic ballistic missile submarine, a 10,000-ton Type 055 large destroyer, and its first Type 075 amphibious assault ship – on Friday. The commissioning ceremony coincided with the service's 72nd founding anniversary