Damen Initiates Construction of New Multi-Purpose Support Ship Designed for Drone Operations

February 28, 2024 @ 07:54 AM

Damen Shipyards has commenced the construction of the first vessel in its newly introduced Multi-Purpose Support Ship (MPSS) series, developed in collaboration with the Portuguese Navy. The MPSS, available in 7000 and 9000-ton versions, is designed to address the increasing use of drone technology in combat and surveillance

Bow Rupture Suspected Cause in Thai Warship Sinking

February 22, 2024 @ 12:38 PM

A rupture in the bow of the Royal Thai Navy corvette HTMS Sukhothai, is suspected to have caused the warship to sink in the Gulf of Thailand on December 18, 2022 killing 24 seamen while 76 were rescued. Some 35 Thai Navy divers together with 14 American naval divers commenced...

U.A.E.’s EDGE Group, Italy’s Fincantieri Announce €30B Joint Venture for Naval Manufacturing...

February 22, 2024 @ 05:35 AM

EDGE Group and Fincantieri have officially entered into a term sheet to establish a joint venture (JV) with a focus on manufacturing naval vessels. The term sheet formalization took place at Palazzo Marina in Rome, Italy, on Wednesday in the presence of key officials from both organizations and high-ranking military figures...

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...

Pakistan Lays Keel for Navy’s 2nd Hangor-Class Submarine

February 15, 2024 @ 09:54 AM

Pakistan Navy laid keel of its second Hangor-class submarine on February 14 at the Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW). Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Naveed Ashraf, attended as the Chief Guest

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

Philippines to Receive First Components of BrahMos Missile System by April-May

February 8, 2024 @ 12:58 PM

The Philippines is set to receive the initial components of the Indo-Russian BrahMos missile system within the next two months. This development comes as the Philippines stands as the first foreign nation to secure the supersonic ground-based BrahMos missiles, with delivery initially scheduled for the end of December 2023

Indonesia, Turkey to Jointly Develop Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles

February 7, 2024 @ 01:41 PM

The Chief of Naval Staff (KSAL) Admiral Muhammad Ali has announced a collaborative effort between Indonesia and Turkey to jointly develop domestic anti-ship cruise missiles. The initiative is a result of a technology transfer agreement tied to the purchase of 45 Atmaca missile units from the Turkish company Roketsan, as per

Ukraine Initiates Establishment of Unmanned Systems Forces

February 7, 2024 @ 12:19 PM

Ukraine is set to establish an Unmanned Systems Forces as a separate branch within the Ukrainian Armed Forces, following a directive issued by President Volodymyr Zelensky. The presidential decree, numbered 51/2024 and titled 'On increasing the Capabilities of the Defense Forces,' has been officially published on the Presidential Office website

Hanwha Ocean Starts Constructing Third Jang Bogo-Ⅲ Batch-Ⅱ Submarine for South Korea

January 31, 2024 @ 07:54 AM

South Korea's Hanwha Ocean has initiated the construction of its third and final 3,600-ton-class naval submarine, aimed at enhancing defense capabilities against North Korean threats, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). The agency announced that it had inked a KRW 1,101