German Navy's F126 Frigates to Get SurfSAT-L System for Enhanced Fleet Communication

February 20, 2024 @ 05:01 AM

The German Navy has decided to outfit its fleet with Thales SurfSAT-L system, a satellite communication solution featuring multiple terminals and a Land Based Training System, ensuring long-range connectivity for ships like the F126 frigates. The company is set to deliver satellite communications for the F126 frigates, designed by Damen Naval...

Naval Group Completes Modernization of the French Navy's Third La Fayette Frigate

February 13, 2024 @ 11:11 AM

Naval Group has officially announced the successful completion of the modernization process for the third and final La Fayette frigate (FLF), the Aconit, in late 2023. The comprehensive six-month refurbishment, encompassing both dockside and sea trials, aimed to ensure the vessel's functionality and alignment with updated specifications

Iranian Destroyer, 'Dena' Attracts Customers After Circumnavigating the Globe

January 29, 2024 @ 06:50 AM

Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani announced that several foreign countries have expressed interest in acquiring Iran's Dena destroyer, which recently completed a global circumnavigation. The vessel, part of the 86th flotilla, completed a circumnavigation of the world without encountering any breakdowns or damage to its antennas, according to the...

U.S. Objects to Chinese Contractor in Thai Warship Salvage Team

January 29, 2024 @ 06:07 AM

The Joint United States Military Advisory Group Thailand (Jusmagthai) has issued a second warning to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN) regarding salvage operations on the U.S

Thales, thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Partner for Hellenic Navy’s MEKO 200 HN Frigate...

January 25, 2024 @ 06:11 AM

In a move aimed at extending the service life of four MEKO 200 HN frigates currently in service with the Hellenic Navy, Thales and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems have forged a consortium for a comprehensive modernization program. The mid-life upgrade seeks to enhance the operational capabilities of the aging fleet

First "Combat Icebreaker" for Russian Navy Expected by Year-End

January 24, 2024 @ 01:48 PM

The Russian Navy is set to receive the ice-class patrol ship, The Ivan Papanin (Project 23550), by the end of 2024, as announced by the Navys commander-in-chief, Admiral Nikolay Yevmenov, during an inspection at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg

Taiwan Initiates Construction of Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigate

January 24, 2024 @ 10:50 AM

Taiwan's private shipbuilder, Jong Shyn Shipbuilding, has initiated the construction of an anti-submarine warfare frigate as part of the country's efforts to enhance maritime defense capabilities in the Taiwan Strait. As part of its naval modernization plan, Taiwan aims to replace decommissioned Knox-class frigates with a dozen light frigates, half designated for anti-submarine warfare and the rest for anti-air warfare

Baltic Workboats Secures Contract for Estonia's First Eco-Friendly Multipurpose Vessel

January 24, 2024 @ 07:21 AM

Baltic Workboats has recently signed a contract with the Estonian State Fleet for the design and construction of a new multipurpose vessel. The vessel, set to be completed in 2026, will be powered by biomethane and electricity to ensure ecological sustainability

Chinese PLA Navy's Eighth Type 055 Large Destroyer Completes Multi-Mission Examination

January 23, 2024 @ 11:59 AM

The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy's eighth Type 055 large destroyer, the Xianyang, has undergone a comprehensive multi-mission examination, signaling its “readiness for combat.” The vessel's capabilities were put to the test in sea attack, anti-submarine, and air defense missions during a full-course training examination organized by a PLA Navy-affiliated vessel training center

Australia, Japan Sign Research Agreement for Undersea Warfare

January 23, 2024 @ 08:40 AM

Australia and Japan have officially entered into an agreement aimed at advancing strategic capabilities in robotic and autonomous systems for undersea warfare. The collaborative research project, initiated by the Defence Science and Technology Group of Australia and Japan's Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency, marks the first undertaking under the bilateral research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) arrangement inked in June 2023

PT PAL Indonesia Holds Keel-Laying, Steel Cutting Ceremonies for Modified Filipino Landing...

January 23, 2024 @ 06:50 AM

PT PAL, the Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder, carried out the keel-laying ceremony for the third landing platform dock (LPD)-like strategic sealift vessel (SSV) designated for the Philippine Navy. The event occurred