Navantia Competes Corvettes Delivery to Saudi Arabia, Eyes More Shipbuilding Projects

March 12, 2024 @ 09:38 AM

Spanish Navantia on March 7 commissioned of the fifth and last corvette built under the Al-Sarawat project for five ships at the King Faisal naval base in Jeddah. On the occasion, Chief of Staff of Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily said that HMS UNAYZAH the fifth...

French Aster 30 Missile Downs Sea-Skimming Supersonic Projectile in NATO Exercise

May 29, 2021 @ 07:12 AM

During a NATO exercise off the Scottish coast a sea skimming target was destroyed by the French Aster 30 missile. This being the missiles first combat-armed use and was fired from the French anti-missile ship FS Forbin The exercise was an element of the At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021 interoperability exercises...

Chinese Navy Ready for Dual Aircraft Carrier Missions

October 28, 2020 @ 06:10 PM

The Chinese Navy is ready for dual aircraft carrier operations, similar to the US Navy, with the completion of testing and training of its second aircraft carrier, Shangong, according to a Beijing based military expert. The first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning is already qualified for sea-faring missions and carries a complement...

Turkey Delivers Torpedo Countermeasures for Indonesian Submarines

October 24, 2020 @ 06:22 AM

Turkeys Aselsan has delivered the first batch of acoustic torpedo countermeasures jammers and decoys for the Indonesian Navys Nagapasa (Type 209/1400)-class diesel-electric submarines. The

Leonardo Presents Lionfish, its New Family of Small-caliber Naval Turrets

October 23, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

Leonardo introduced Lionfish, its new family of small-calibre remotely controlled turrets The new line consists of four models, which feature advanced technologies including Ultralight, Inner Reloading and Top of 12.7 mm calibre, and the model 20 of 20 mm calibre

IAI ELTA & HENSOLDT Team-up on Comms, Surveillance System for Submarines

October 21, 2020 @ 02:15 PM

ELTA Systems and Hensoldt Optronics announce collaboration on an Integrated Communication and Surveillance (ICS) system for submarines. Targeted for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, the ICS is a fully integrated system combining HENSOLDTs Optical Surveillance Optronics Mast OMS150 with ELTAs SIGINT and SATCOM payloads

Japan Signs $345 million Agreement with Vietnam to Finance Six Patrol Boats

August 11, 2020 @ 08:23 AM

Japan will provide Vietnam Coast Guard with six patrol boats in a lease-financing deal worth 36.6 billion yen ($345 million)

GeoSpectrum Technologies Unveils Powerful Compact Long-Range Underwater Acoustic Effector

August 11, 2020 @ 05:44 AM

GeoSpectrum Technologies (“GeoSpectrum”), an Elbit Systems subsidiary, announces the introduction of the C-Bass family of compact Very Low Frequency (VLF) long-range acoustic underwater transducers. GeoSpectrum introduced the underwater transducers, a deployable system that is small in size and weight but still maintains the high-power and frequency range (bandwidth)

Delivery of first Project 22350 Frigate to Russian Military By Mid-June

April 9, 2020 @ 02:55 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense will receive its first serially-produced Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov by mid-June. "Considering the pace of state trials, the ships delivery to the Defense Ministry may take place in late May or early June," Severnaya Shipyard said in a statement Wednesday

US Navy to Upgrade 25-year Old USS Boxer to Operate F-35B Jets...

April 4, 2020 @ 03:49 PM

The US Navys 25-year old amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) will be able to support and operate the F-35B Joint Strike Fighters on-board after its upgrade by BAE Systems in 2021. Starting June this year, BAE Systems will drydock and perform nearly 18 months of maintenance and modernization work aboard the USS Boxer under a $200

S Korea Develops Stealth Submarine Detection System

April 2, 2020 @ 05:19 AM

The South Korean Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has revealed a port surveillance system that improves detection of quiet submarines and other stealthy underwater moving objects. The advanced maritime surveillance system was developed at a cost of 130 billio- won ($106

US Navy to Quarantine Aircraft Carrier Sailors after Captain’s Scathing Letter

April 1, 2020 @ 01:14 PM

The US Pacific Fleet is preparing shore quarantine for sailors of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier after a scathing letter from its captain exposed the situation on the mighty ship carrying some 5000 sailors, 23 of whom had tested positive for COVID-19 infection. The US Navy is working with the governor of Guam to find places to quarantine USS Theodore Roosevelt crew, Pacific Fleet commander, Admiral John Aquilino said Wednesday