China’s Type 055 Destroyer Has More Firepower Than US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class...

October 5, 2017 @ 11:01 AM

Chinas new missile destroyer has had 112 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) installed, which according to experts could upgrade the rapid-reaction capability of weapons, local media reports. The new Type 055 guided-missile destroyer surpasses the US Navy's Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in terms of launch cells quantity, state-run news agency Global Times reports...

Leonardo Opens New Site In Western Australia To Support Development of Anzac-class...

October 3, 2017 @ 11:19 AM

Leonardo established a new site in Western Australia through its subsidiary Selex ES Australia Pty Ltd, which will be the regional hub for engineering, integration, installation and life support, to delivery defense contracts with local firms. The new site will play a key role in Leonardo's delivery as prime system integrator...

French-made Corvette Delivered to Egypt

September 23, 2017 @ 10:07 AM

The Egyptian Navy has received first of four Gowind 2500 corvettes from France's Naval Group in a ceremony at a company shipyard in Lorient Friday. Naval Group, formerly known as DCNS, said in a press release that the corvette was delivered in just 36 months after it was ordered

Proposal Deadline For Canada’s $60B Navy Frigates Program Pushed To November 17

September 22, 2017 @ 03:48 PM

Canadas Public Services and Procurement Department has issued a new deadline of November 17 to defense firms and shipbuilders for submitting the proposal for the countrys $60 billion Navy frigates program, CBC News reports. Participating firms were originally supposed to have their designs submitted for the Liberal government's plan to buy...

German Navy Orders Additional Five K130 Corvettes

September 18, 2017 @ 03:15 PM

German Navy has ordered additional five corvettes under a contract worth US$2.4 billion awarded to a consortium of shipbuilders led by Luerrsen Werft

New Israel-built Offshore Patrol Vessel Unveiled for Cypriot Navy

September 18, 2017 @ 02:50 PM

Israel Shipyards Ltd launched a new offshore patrol vessel (OPV) for the Cypriot Navy at a ceremony held last week at its facility in Haifa Bay. Ordered in December 2015, the new OPV will be delivered towards the end of the year, to be used to protect the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Cyprus

Hyundai, HSL to Build Fleet Support Ships for Indian Navy

September 14, 2017 @ 09:16 AM

South Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries and Indian Hindustan Shipyard (HSL) will build fleet support ships for the Indian Navy in both the nations. The agreement is expected to be inked in mid-2018

IAI Unveils New Loitering Munition Solution For Naval Applications

September 11, 2017 @ 02:25 PM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) today unveiled the newest member in its Loitering Munitions (LM) family, the Maritime Harop that provides an operational response for a range of naval vessels, from offshore patrol vessels to naval frigates. The technological adjustments of the marine Harop include a launcher with new marine configuration and adjustments of the communication channel of the loitering munition

India Hands Over Off-Shore Patrol Vessel ‘Varuna’ To Sri Lanka

September 6, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

India handed over an off-shore patrol vessel, Varuna, to Sri Lanka during a transfer ceremony on September 5 at Naval Base, Kochi. "The handing over of the Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel to Government of Sri Lanka for training and surveillance purposes is a part of India's continuing efforts for cementing the historical and cultural ties between the two countries," the Indian coast guard said in a statement

U.S. Navy Ignoring Maritime Traffic Rules in Asia: Chinese Media

August 22, 2017 @ 01:35 PM

The deadly incident of the US Navy destroyer which collided with an oil tanker on Monday off the coast of Singapore has received strong criticism in the Chinese media. The latest incident occurred just two months after the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine container ship collided in waters off Japan, killing seven US sailors

Royal Navy’s Oldest Commissioned Warship To Be Restored

August 22, 2017 @ 09:45 AM

BAE Systems is working in collaboration with the National Museum of the Royal Navy on a project to preserve HMS Victory, the worlds oldest commissioned warship, for future generations. The work will see firms specialist engineers install a new structural support system for the ship, which is part of the most extensive restoration project of the 252-year-old warship following her repair after the Battle of Trafalgar

Japan To Deploy Five Aegis Destroyers By March 2018

August 17, 2017 @ 09:50 AM

Japan has requested budgetary allocation for the land-based version of Aegis ballistic missile defense system in the next fiscal year in the wake of rising missile launch threats by North Korea, local media reported Thursday. According to the NHK broadcaster, Japans Defense Ministry has confirmed its plans to introduce the US-made land-based defense system in order to strengthen the country's defense capabilities