France Paid Lesser than What Moscow Demanded for Mistral Deal Cancellation

January 31, 2023 @ 01:01 PM

France paid Russia €409 million as compensation for cancelling a contract to build two ‘Mistral amphibious assault ships in 2015 instead of €785 million as was stated by Paris earlier. The French ‘Court of Auditors revealed the financial cost for non-delivery of the two helicopter carriers to Russia was €409 million,...

Bahrain Eyes French-Origin Egypt-Built Gowind Corvettes

January 30, 2023 @ 09:38 AM

Bahrain is interested in buying two Gowind corvettes built by Frances Naval Group, French media reported. The warships will be built at Alexandria Shipyard in Egypt, per

Al Fulk Landing Platform Dock Launched for Qatar

January 25, 2023 @ 04:30 AM

Qatar Navys Al Fulk landing platform dock (LPD) ordered to Fincantieri, was launched Tuesday at the Palermo shipyard. The LPD, built entirely by Italian shipyards, is designed consistent with the RINAMIL (rules for naval ships classification) rules to ensure efficient land-air-marine connections

Romania Selects Rafael's Communications System for its Naval Ships

January 23, 2023 @ 12:53 PM

Romanias Ministry of Defense has chosen communications solution developed by Israeli firm RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems for its naval ships. The company did not reveal which ships will be equipped with RAFAEL systems, or the value of the contract

Plasan to Armor Australian Navy’s Hunter-Class Frigates

January 16, 2023 @ 01:55 PM

BAE Systems Australia has asked Israels Plasan to armor the first three Hunter class frigates for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Plasan will deliver the armor in partnership with Australian steel manufacturer Bisalloy Steel Australia who will be responsible for the production of the ballistic steel under the contract

DAPA to Invest $1.43B to Develop Minesweepers

January 13, 2023 @ 10:43 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said it would start basic design for the 1.78 trillion won ($1

Thai Navy to Receive Chinese Type 071E Landing Platform Dock Soon

January 7, 2023 @ 07:54 AM

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) recently organized a launching ceremony in Shanghai for HTMS Chang, its Chinese-made Type 071E landing platform dock, which could indicate that it will be delivered to Thailand and put into service soon. RTN chief of staff Admiral Thaloengsak Sirisawat presided over the ceremony at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding on January 4, Thai media outlet

Russia Commissions Admiral Gorshkov Frigate Equipped with Tsirkon Hypersonic Missiles

January 4, 2023 @ 12:48 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the commissioning of the Navys Admiral Gorshkov frigate, the first to be fitted with Tsirkon (Zircon) hypersonic missiles. “I would like to emphasize that we will continue to develop the combat potential of the Armed Forces, produce promising models of weapons and equipment that will guard Russia's security in the coming decades,” Putin was quoted as saying by Russian state media

Third Al Zubarah Corvette Joins Qatari Emiri Navy

December 23, 2022 @ 09:27 AM

The delivery of the corvette Al Khor the third of the Al Zubarah-class of four vessels ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defense within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The Al Zubarah-class corvettes, designed consistent with the RINAMIL rules, will be capable of fulfilling different kinds of tasks, from surveillance with sea rescue capacities to being fighting vessels

Saab to Extend Life of Swedish Mine Countermeasures Ships

December 22, 2022 @ 09:10 AM

Saab has signed an agreement with Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) on the life extension of two Koster-class mine countermeasures ships. The order value is SEK 350 million ($34 million)