Mexican Navy Commissions POLA-class Warship built by Damen

February 11, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

The Secretariat of the Navy of Mexico (SEMAR) has received the Range Ocean Patrol (POLA) Class vessel ARM Reformador, based on the Damens SIGMA Frigate and claimed to be the most advanced naval ship with a South American navy. The delivery ceremony was attended by Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán, Secretary...

India Tests Indigenous Aircraft Carrier’s Engines

February 10, 2020 @ 10:04 AM

The engine of the Indian Navys first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-1) INS Vikrant has completed trials, and is expected to embark on its sea trial by mid-2020. “Major structural and outfitting work of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) has been completed

New Freedom-Variant Littoral Combat Ship Delivered to US Navy

February 10, 2020 @ 08:12 AM

Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and Lockheed Martin have delivered “St.Louis” Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to the United States Navy

BEL, GRSE to Customize Elbit’s Unmanned Surface Vessels for Indian Navy

February 7, 2020 @ 12:42 PM

India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israeli firm Elbit Systems to develop and customize the latter's Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) for the Indian Navy. The tripartite MoU was inked today during the ongoing DefExpo 2020 in...

Northrop to Integrate Sonar System onto L3Harris Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

February 4, 2020 @ 08:13 PM

Northrop Grumman will integrate its µSAS sonar system onto L3Harris Technologies Iver4 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) for a 12-month test period for the Defense Innovation Units (DIU) Next Generation Small-Class UUV program. The DIU is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) organization founded to help the US military make faster...

HII Eyes Orca Drone Submarine Production With Hydroid Acquisition

February 4, 2020 @ 03:07 PM

Huntington Ingalls Industries' $350 million acquisition of Hydroid Inc from Kongsberg will help the company build Orca extra-large unmanned undersea vehicles (XLUUVs) with Boeing, for the United States Navy. “Hydroids advanced capabilities and reputation for excellence in autonomous and unmanned maritime systems provide the perfect complement to our existing unmanned operations, including Proteus in Panama City and our partnership with Boeing to produce the Orca XLUUV," said Mike Petters, HIIs president and CEO

US Destroyer Ready to Undergo Tests Nearly 3 Years After Fatal Accident

February 4, 2020 @ 05:38 AM

The US Navy's USS Fitzgerald guided-missile destroyer that was damaged in a deadly collision with a cargo ship nearly three years ago has undergone repairs and will soon begin testing at sea. On June 17, 2017, the warship collided with MV ACX Crystal, a Philippine-flagged container ship, about 80 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo, Japan

Damen Reveals New Offshore Support, Submarine Rescue Vessel Concept

January 29, 2020 @ 08:23 AM

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has developed a new concept vessel – the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020 which features a stable platform with crew accommodation, low carbon emissions, alternate fueling and various support options including submarine rescue. “We were approached by several different operators at the same time, all looking for slightly different offshore capabilities, but similar enough that their requirements could be met with a conceptual standard platform,” says design & proposal engineer Mark Couwenberg

Indonesia Names Submarine after Weapon from Mahabharata Epic

January 29, 2020 @ 07:44 AM

Indonesia has named its first domestically assembled submarine as ‘Alugoro meaning ‘club in Bahasa language after the weapon of Balaram from the Mahabharat epic. “The alugoro was the weapon of Baladewa, the older brother of Kresna, the focal figure in the Hindu Mahabharata epic

India's Indigenous Aircraft Carrier to Begin Sea Trials in Mid-2020

January 21, 2020 @ 07:21 AM

The Indian Navy's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-1) INS Vikrant will embark on its first sea trial in mid-2020. The Empowered Aex Committee (EAC) reviewed the progress in the construction of the boat at the Cochin Shipyard on Monday

Lead Russian Project 20385 Corvette Wraps Up State Trials

January 20, 2020 @ 09:41 AM

The lead corvette of Russias Project 20385 “Gremyashchiy” armed with Kalibr and Oniks cruise missiles has completed state trials in the Barents Sea. "The ship has successfully completed its program of trials at Northern Fleet ranges

India’s Test of K-4 SLBM from Pontoon Successful

January 20, 2020 @ 06:27 AM

Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) carried out test of a 3,500-km range K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from a fixed underwater pontoon on Sunday afternoon. “The test was conducted from a submerged pontoon and has met the desired parameters