The Royal Thai Navy is planning to build second offshore patrol vessel (OPV) armed with guided missiles, at an estimated cost of 5.5 billion baht (USD 154 million) in three years
The Russian Navy Pacific Fleet has put their newest deep-water search and rescue vehicle – Bester-1 into service. The vehicle completed state trials in November 2015 and is now waiting for the search and rescue ship Igor Belousov to arrive at the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, Russia, Naval Today reported...
Rolls-Royce on Monday marked the completion of a successful factory acceptance test for the first MT30 Gas Turbine for Royal Navys new Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme. Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to supply MT30 gas turbines for the first three Royal Navy Type 26 Global Combat Ships
China has accused US of "undermining" peace and stability in the disputed South China Sea, where a US navy destroyer was found sailing across territorial waters of Xisha Islands on Saturday. The People's Liberation Army sent warnings and drove away a US navy destroyer intruding into Chinese territorial waters, the Ministry...
BAE Systems has signed a contract to assist in the licensed construction of a second 90 metre Offshore Patrol Vessel for the Royal Thai Navy. Under the agreement, BAE Systems will provide engineering support and advice during construction of the vessel in Bangkok Dock, Thailand
The UK Defense ministry has confirmed that the Royal Navys Type 45 destroyers, which are considered the most modern warships, will undergo major refits amid concern over their reliability. The move follows reports of persistent problems with the engines and power systems on the ships
One of the Philippine Navys strategic sealift vessels being constructed in Indonesia will be subjected to the final testing process in March this year, before its handed over to the Philippines. The one of two SSVs will be subjected to a sea trial once the ships interiors are finished and its 117-member Navy crew arrives in Indonesia to conduct the test, Inquirer
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) signed an agreement with the Kuwait Ministry of Defense to build and supply landing crafts and high speed protection vessels worth over 260 million AED (US$ 70 million). A total of 8 vessels, of varying sizes and capabilities, will be designed and built by ADSB to handle the task of protecting Kuwaits territorial waters and maritime facilities from all threats, the company announced Sunday
India has gifted a fast interceptor boat to Seychelles Coast Guard as a token of appreciation for their cooperation in the fight against maritime crime in the Indian Ocean. Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Director General of the Indian Coast Guard and Seychelles President James Michel met yesterday in Seychelles for the handing over of a fast interceptor boat which will be used for surveillance and defense in the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture said in a statement today
France doubled its arms sale to 16 billion euors in 2015 as against 8.3 billion in 2014 and may be a close third behind Russia as the worlds largest arms exporter for the year
China will consider developing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier after it gains enough experience in operating large vessels, Senior Captain Zhang Junshe with the People's Liberation Army Naval Military Studies Research Institute said. China Shipbuilding Industry Corp, which refitted the Liaoning and is building the second carrier in Dalian in northeastern Liaoning Province, has been researching nuclear-powered ships since 2013, PLA Daily reported Friday
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) on Thursday held the interim delivery of the first vessel RNOV Al Seeb as well as naming ceremony for the second Patrol Vessel (PV), RNOV Shinas, built for Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). ST Marine won the contract to design and build four PVs for the RNO in 2012