US Approves $1.5B Australian Surface Combatant Deal

January 17, 2020 @ 07:52 AM

The United States approved the $1.5 billion sale of long lead items, engineering development activities, and other defense services to support the Australian Surface Combatant Program to modernise three AEGIS capable Hobart-class destroyers, and build three Hunter-class frigates

Philippines Naval Vessel Detects US Submarine In Manila's Territorial Waters

January 17, 2020 @ 07:16 AM

An anti-submarine warfare (ASW) vessel of the Philippine Navy detected a United States submarine plying below the surface within the 12-mile territorial waters of the Philippines. The protocol for submarines was for them to surface when conducting innocent passage through a countrys territorial waters

Russia to Commence Amphibious Assault Ship Project in May 2020

January 14, 2020 @ 10:35 AM

The keel for Russias first of two amphibious assault ships will be laid at the Zaliv shipyard in Crimea in early May. The amphibious assault ships, will be able to carry helicopters, troops and armored vehicles

China Builds Final Type 056 Corvette

January 14, 2020 @ 10:06 AM

China completed construction of the last Type 056 stealth-capable, guided-missile corvette, the Aba, in December. “China has completed work on its final coastal defensive Type 056 corvette,” military analysts were quoted as saying by

China Commissions Type 055 Destroyer, its Most Powerful Warship

January 13, 2020 @ 06:12 AM

China inducted its first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, the Nanchang, to the Peoples Liberation Army Navy on Sunday in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. The Nanchang, China's first Type 055 guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned in the People's Liberation Army Navy on Sunday morning in the port city of Qingdao, east China's...

BAE Systems to Equip US Navy Cruiser with Aegis combat system

January 7, 2020 @ 09:55 AM

BAE Systems (BAE-S) has received a $175 million contract from the US Navy to modernize the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg. Under the new contract, BAE-S will work on its gas turbine propulsion system; restore crew habitability spaces, install a new Aegis combat system, communication suite and CANES (Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise System)

China Launches Two New Naval Destroyers

December 30, 2019 @ 02:01 PM

China launched Type 055 and Type 052D guided missile destroyers that could enter military service within the next two years, on Friday. The two ships left a flooded dockyard and moored in nearby berths under the assistance of tug boats on Friday morning at the Dalian Shipyard, Northeast China's Liaoning Province, as they wrapped up their successful launches, wenweipo

Sea Trials of Damen-made Mexican Navy Frigate Complete

December 28, 2019 @ 08:55 AM

The Mexican Navy and Damen Shipyards, along with subcontractors and suppliers have completed successful sea trials of the Navys POLA-class ARM Reformador. The announcement to build the

French Nuclear Submarine's Reactor Switched on for First Time

December 26, 2019 @ 08:10 AM

Frances Naval Group announced the switching on of the reactor of nuclear powered submarine, Suffren, in an event called "divergence." “Divergence is conducted from the Propulsion Control Station (PCS) of the Suffren

Dutch Cabinet Greenlights Combat Support Ship Project

December 23, 2019 @ 01:17 PM

The Dutch Cabinet has given its approval on building a new Combat Support Ship (CSS) for the navy, Zr.Ms

Turkey Launches Submarine with Air-independent Propulsion

December 23, 2019 @ 11:59 AM

Turkeys first home-made Type 214-class submarine ‘TCG Piri Reis entered water on Sunday in the northwestern province of Kocaeli district. TCG Piri Reis, the first vessel of Turkeys New Type Submarine Project, is planned to start operating in 2020 followed by 5 more vessels delivered to the Turkish Navy, local media reported

Stray fire Causes $1.52 billion Worth Damage to Russian Aircraft Carrier

December 20, 2019 @ 12:10 PM

The damage caused by the fire on the Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” is effectively equivalent to the current value of the ship, at 95 billion rubles (around $1.52 billion), Russian