Indian Navy Commissions Third Project 15B Destroyer ‘INS Imphal’

December 26, 2023 @ 08:42 AM

INS Imphal, the third warship of Project 15B forming the Visakhapatnam class stealth-guided missile destroyers, was commissioned into the Indian Navy today. Project 15B, initiated in 2011, follows the Kolkata class destroyers and includes four ships – INS Visakhapatnam, INS Mormugao, INS Imphal, and INS Surat

BEL Secures $332M for Indian Navy's Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels

December 22, 2023 @ 11:36 AM

Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has secured substantial orders totalling ₹2,759.15 crore ($332 million), to supply sensors for the Indian Navys Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels (NGOPV)

Navantia to Construct Coastal Hydrographic Vessels for Spanish Navy

December 21, 2023 @ 06:53 AM

The Spanish Ministry of Defense and Navantia have formalized the Execution Order for the construction of two Coastal Hydrographic Vessels (BHC) for the countrys Navy. The signing ceremony occurred this Wednesday at the Ministry of Defense, with María Amparo Valcarce, the Secretary of State for Defense, and Ricardo Domínguez, the President...

Navantia Starts Building Second F-110 Class Frigate for Spanish Navy

December 20, 2023 @ 06:19 AM

Navantia has initiated the construction process of the second F-110 class frigate for the Spanish Navy, affirming the accelerated progress of a program valued at €4.3 billion

Fincantieri Starts Construction of Italian Navy's New Hydro-Oceanographic Ship

December 20, 2023 @ 06:06 AM

The steel cutting ceremony for the Italian Navy's new Hydro-Oceanographic Ship (N.I

South Korea's Hanwha Systems Partners with DRATRI to Develop AI-Based Naval Mine...

December 19, 2023 @ 11:20 AM

Hanwha Systems, a South Korean defense company, has entered into a Rapid Demonstration Acquisition Project (RDAP) agreement worth approximately $21 million with the Defense Rapid Acquisition Technology Research Institute (DRATRI). The collaboration aims to develop an AI-based automatic naval mine detection system, addressing the modern challenges posed by concealed mines in complex marine environments

Egyptian Navy Receives Third MEKO A-200 EN Frigate from Thyssenkrupp

December 18, 2023 @ 09:14 AM

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems handed over the frigate "AL-QADEER" to the Navy of the Arab Republic of Egypt on December 15 in Bremerhaven. This marks the third vessel in a series of four MEKO A-200 EN frigates commissioned by Egypt

Finnish Navy’s Hamina-Class Upgrade Project by Patria Gets Final Approval

December 13, 2023 @ 10:04 AM

The Finnish Navy's Hamina-Class vessels' modernization and Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) project have successfully received final approval. The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria inked a contract in 2018 for the modernization and mid-life upgrade of four vessels, with Patria serving as the prime contractor, designer, and lead system integrator throughout the project

First Combat Deployment of Aster 15 Missiles from French Frigate to Counter...

December 12, 2023 @ 11:25 AM

The French Navy's FREMM frigate Languedoc deployed the Aster 15 surface-to-air missiles in combat to shoot down hostile drones off Yemen, marking the first engagement of the missile system manufactured by MBDA. The event unfolded during a routine patrol mission in the Red Sea, where two drones suspected to have originated from Yemen targeted the multi-mission frigate

U.K. Transfers Two Mine-hunting Ships to Ukraine Via Export Financing

December 12, 2023 @ 11:03 AM

In a significant move to aid Ukraine in overcoming the impacts of the Russian blockade in the Black Sea, the United Kingdom is set to transfer two Royal Navy mine-hunting ships to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). The announcement was made by Defense Secretary Grant Shapps during the launch of the new Maritime Capability Coalition alongside his Norwegian counterpart

Austal Ships, Birdon Collaborate on Australian Defence Landing Craft-Medium Project

December 12, 2023 @ 05:06 AM

Austal Ships Pty Limited (Austal) and Birdon Pty Limited (Birdon) have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of defence shipbuilding capabilities in Western Australia for the Australian Department of Defence Landing Craft-Medium (LC-M) Project. The MoU's formation began in late November with the announcement by Minister for Defence Industry, Hon