COVID outbreak aboard Britain’s HMS Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier

July 14, 2021 @ 03:12 PM

Around 100 cases of coronavirus have been recorded on the Royal Navys flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, even after all of the crew members had been vaccinated. HMS Queen Elizabeth is about a quarter of the way through a 28-week deployment leading the Carrier Strike Group (CSG)

Naval Group-led Consortium Wins Mine Risk Clearance for Europe Project

July 14, 2021 @ 11:58 AM

The EU Commission today selected a consortium led by Naval Group Belgium for its Mine Risk Clearance for Europe (MIRICLE) project. The project win was awarded by the company on Twitter Wednesday

Sudan May Soon Give its Nod for Russia to Build Naval Base

July 13, 2021 @ 09:13 AM

Sudan is expected to give the go-ahead to Russia for the latter to build a navy base on its territory. After meeting with his Sudanese counterpart Mariam al-Mahdi on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, “(Mariam) disclosed that Sudan is preparing for the ratification process

Indonesian Navy Inaugurates Tank Transport Ship

July 12, 2021 @ 01:08 PM

The Indonesian Navy today inaugurated its newest ship, KRI Teluk Youtefa 522 which is the third ship of the Teluk Bintuni class tank transport ships. Also known as Landing ship tank (LST), the tactical transport amphibious ship can land tanks, amphibious vehicles and troops close to the coast

Thyssenkrupp Hands over Fourth Submarine to Egyptian Navy

July 12, 2021 @ 11:22 AM

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems handed over S44, the fourth Type 209/1400mod-class submarine, to the Egyptian Navy. The contract for the delivery of the first two 209/1400 mod class submarines to the Arab Republic of Egypt was signed in 2011

Italy, UK Sign Contract for Mid-Life Upgrade of Aster Missiles

July 10, 2021 @ 07:33 AM

Italy and the United Kingdom signed an agreement Friday to upgrade their Aster surface-to-air missiles. This strategic contract, which follows the Amendment 5 signed by OCCAR-EA in January 2020 on behalf of French armament procurement agency – DGA, will allow the five Services (FR, IT, UK Navy, IT Army and FR Air Force) of the three Programme Participating Nations (IT, UK, FR) to extend the operational availability of their ASTER missiles stockpile

Russian Project 22350 Frigate to be the first Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile-Armed Warship

July 10, 2021 @ 06:53 AM

The Russian Navys Admiral Golovko, its third Project 22350 (Admiral Gorshkov) frigate, will become the first warship to be equipped with Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic cruise missiles. "It is planned that Admiral Golovko will become the first standard carrier of Tsirkons," a defense industry source was quoted as saying by government-owned TASS on Saturday

Israel Shipyards to Supply 4 ‘Sheldag’ Fast Boats to Navy

July 8, 2021 @ 01:56 AM

The Israel Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced Wednesday that it has signed an NIS 100 Million (US$ 30.5 million) agreement with Israel Shipyards, under which four ‘Sheldag' type 5 security vessels will be supplied to the countrys Navy

MBDA to Deploy Common Anti-Air Modular Missile onto Royal Navy Type 45

July 6, 2021 @ 02:16 PM

MBDA announced it will for the first time pair a CAMM (Common Anti-Air Modular Missile) missile with an upgraded Sea Viper command and control (C2) system on board the Royal Nays Type 45 destroyers. CAMM offers both close-in and local-area air defence, and will complement Aster 30, strengthening the anti-air defence capability of the Royal Navy

Israel Aerospace Integrates Naval Combat Suite on Sa’ar 6 Corvettes

July 6, 2021 @ 07:28 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is integrating offensive and defensive systems including MF-STAR (Magen Adir) radar onto the Navys Sa'ar 6 corvettes. IAI, together with the Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (part of IMoD) and the Israeli Navy, completed the first phase of installing the MF-STAR (Magen Adir) radars on the Israeli Navys Saar 6 corvettes and will continue to integrate the BARAK MX Air Defense System (Raam Adir) on the vessels

Construction of Ada-Class Corvette for Ukraine Begins in Turkey

July 5, 2021 @ 01:34 PM

Turkey has started building the first MILGEM Ada-class corvette for the Ukrainian Navy, reports say. Under the agreements signed in October and December of 2020, first of the corvettes would be built in Turkey while the rest are to be produced in Okean Shipyard

Rohde & Schwarz Communications & Intelligence Suites for Brazilian Navy’s Tamandaré Frigates

June 30, 2021 @ 01:52 PM

Rohde & Schwarz said it will provide communications and intelligence suite for the Brazilian Navys Tamandaré-class frigates. A contract pertaining to the same was signed between Rohde & Schwarz and Águas Azuis consortium composed of Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Embraer Defense & Security