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

Rheinmetall, Aussie firm Supashock to Develop Sea Mine Rail Deployment System

November 7, 2023 @ 01:26 PM

Rheinmetall Defence Australia and Adelaide-based technology company Supashock have joined forces to create a Mine Rail Deployment System (MRDS), which promises to redefine the way sea mines are stored and deployed by international navies. MRDSs design ensures that the rack remains fixed to the ship, eliminating the need to discard the deployment appliance basket into the ocean

Australian Navy Adds Rheinmetall's Multi-Ammunition Soft Kill System to Jam Anti-Ship Missiles

November 7, 2023 @ 06:27 AM

The Royal Australian Navy has announced the integration of Rheinmetall Defence's "Multi-Ammunition Soft Kill System" (MASS) to its naval fleet, a technology that is designed to protect warships from kinetic and non-kinetic attacks. The MASS system employs an electromagnetic "screen" or "shield" to thwart, confuse, jam, or disable guidance systems embedded in anti-ship missiles and laser-guided munitions that pose threats to vessels at sea

Taiwan Aims for Mass Production of Maritime Drones by 2026

November 6, 2023 @ 11:24 AM

Taiwan is eyeing the commencement of mass production of maritime drones, uncrewed surface vessels with a speedboat-like appearance, in 2026, contingent on the successful outcome of military tests conducted by the Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology. Senior government officials announced this development to

Russia Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile from Submarine

November 6, 2023 @ 06:14 AM

Russia announced the successful test launch of its “Bulava” intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads from one of its submarines. The test marks the first such launch in just over a year and comes in the midst of heightened nuclear rhetoric from Russia following its withdrawal from a crucial nuclear test ban treaty

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

Latest Unmanned Surface Vessels in German Aid Package for Ukraine

November 3, 2023 @ 07:33 AM

Germany has announced the dispatch of new Sonobot 5 unmanned surface vessels as part of its latest military aid package. This update was posted on the official website of the German government

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