BAE System to Provide Mk 45 Naval Guns for Aussie Hunter Frigates

November 16, 2023 @ 07:05 AM

BAE Systems has secured a contract to supply the Royal Australian Navy's new Hunter class frigates with multiple sets of the Mk 45 Medium Caliber Gun and automated Ammunition Handling System (AHS). The Mk 45-gun system comprises the 5-inch, 62-caliber Mk 45 Mod 4A naval gun, paired with a fully automated

First Russian Warship Visit to Bangladesh in Half a Century

November 13, 2023 @ 06:03 AM

A Russian naval group, led by the large anti-submarine warfare ships Admiral Tributs and Admiral Panteleyev, along with the oceanic tanker Pechenga, has docked at the port of Chittagong in Bangladesh. This marks the first visit in nearly half a century, as reported by state-owned TASS News Agency

Italy Seeks Forward Movement on the Sale of Two ITS Morosini Ships...

November 12, 2023 @ 01:53 PM

The government of Italy has taken up the issue of the sale of two ITS Morosini ships with the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MoD). The pitch was made when the Deputy Secretary General of Defense of Italy, Vice Admiral (VADM) Pier Federico Bisconti visited Jakarta on November 10

Philippines Re-supply Vessels Evade Harassing Chinese Militia Boats

November 10, 2023 @ 08:28 AM

Philippine Navy vessels today evaded harassment by Chinese Coast Guard boats and managed to complete their resupply mission to the Philippine Navy ship BRP Sierra Madre (LS-57) which is anchored at the Ayungin Shoal in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). This is the third such incident in two months

U.A.E. Navy Receives First Gowind Corvette 'Bani Yas'

November 10, 2023 @ 06:13 AM

The United Arab Emirates (U.A

Navantia, Austal, and Civmec Propose 'Tasman Class' Corvettes for Australian Navy

November 8, 2023 @ 08:22 AM

Navantia Australia, in partnership with Australian shipyards Austal and Civmec, has proposed the design and construction of six corvettes for the Australian Navy. The collaborative effort, known as the Tasman class, is based on Navantia's Avante class design and incorporates high-level anti-air, anti-surface, anti-submarine, electronic, and asymmetric warfare capabilities

NATO Minehunters Patrol Baltic Sea Following Damage to Undersea Cables

November 3, 2023 @ 12:06 PM

In response to recent damage to critical undersea infrastructure, NATO's Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG1) fleet is ramping up patrols in the Baltic Sea. This decision comes in the wake of two undersea cables between Estonia and Sweden being compromised, raising concerns about potential threats in the region

South African Navy Receives DAMEN-built 2nd Multi Mission Patrol Vessel

November 2, 2023 @ 10:04 AM

South African Navy has received the second of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPVs) in Durban harbour on October 27. During the ceremony, the vessel was officially named SAS King Shaka Zulu

Italy Offers 2 PPA Warships to Indonesia

November 1, 2023 @ 01:03 PM

Italy is reportedly in discussions to sell two Pattugliatore Polivante d'Altura (PPA) Paolo Thaon class multipurpose patrol boats to Indonesia. The ships to be sold would be among those already being built for the Italian navy in order to accelerate delivery, Italian junior defense minister Matteo Perego di Cremnago was quoted as saying by

Naval Group, Airbus Successfully Test Marine Aerial Drone Demonstrator Aboard French Navy's...

November 1, 2023 @ 07:43 AM

Frances Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) and the French Navy, Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters recently conducted successful sea trials of the Marine Aerial Drone System (SDAM) demonstrator integrated onto a multi-mission frigate. The tests took place from October 2 to 9, aboard the French Navy's multi-mission frigate Provence, which was adapted by Naval Group to accommodate the SDAM system

Turkey's DEARSAN Shipyard Launches Patrol Vessel for Nigerian Navy

October 26, 2023 @ 02:41 PM

Turkeys DEARSAN shipyard has launched the first 76m Offshore Patrol Ship for the Nigerian Navy in a ceremony held today. DEARSAN will construct a total of 2 such ships for Nigeria

Damen Naval Contracts Alewijnse for Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigates Systems Integration

October 26, 2023 @ 07:13 AM

Damen Naval has signed a contract with Alewijnse, a Dutch electrical systems integration firm, for the systems integration of Anti-Submarine Warfare frigates (ASWF). The contract covers design, engineering, installation, and integration of all electrical systems, including power distribution and lighting installations for four new ASWFs to be constructed for the Netherlands and Belgium