French Defense Procurement Agency Receives Second Overseas Patrol Vessel in Polynesia

June 26, 2024 @ 05:41 AM

The French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) officially received the Teriieroo a Teriierooiterai, the second of six planned overseas patrol vessels (POM) for the French Navy, on June 7. The vessel's delivery,

Greek Frigate HYDRA Crew Describes 'Hellish' Red Sea Mission, Highlights Urgent Need...

June 24, 2024 @ 06:19 AM

VIDEO The 205 crew members of the Greek MEKO-class frigate "HYDRA," returning from a perilous 102-day mission in the Red Sea, described their operation as a "suicide mission" due to outdated equipment and inadequate defense systems, highlighting the urgent need for fleet modernization

Australia Orders More Guardian-class Patrol Boats

June 24, 2024 @ 05:09 AM

Austal Limited has announced that the Australian Government has ordered two additional Guardian-class Patrol Boats from Austal Australia, valued at approximately A$39 million. The 39

Germany Orders Two Additional F126 Frigates from Damen

June 20, 2024 @ 09:32 AM

The Procurement Organization of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) and Dutch naval shipbuilder Damen Naval signed a contract on June 19 for two additional F126 multipurpose frigates, bringing the total to six vessels. Last week, the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag gave the green light for the procurement of the...

Kongsberg Opens New Norwegian Missile Factory

June 20, 2024 @ 07:07 AM

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) officially opened its new missile manufacturing plant in Kongsberg, Norway, today, where the company will produce its Naval Strike Missile (NSM) and Joint Strike Missile (JSM). The new missile factory was inaugurated by Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry Cecilie Myrseth at a ceremony, alongside State...

China to Manufacture More of Nuclear-powered Submarines over Conventional Ones

June 19, 2024 @ 08:52 AM

China has shifted its submarine manufacturing focus towards nuclear-powered vessels, prioritizing them over conventional diesel-electric propulsion. “The force is now emphasizing the development of nuclear-powered boats while still maintaining conventional ones,” Wen Xuexing, a captain at a submarine detachment of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, said

Huntington Ingalls, Babcock Form Joint Venture to Support AUKUS Submarine Program

June 18, 2024 @ 11:51 AM

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) and Babcock have announced the formation of a new joint venture, H&B Defence, aimed at accelerating the development of sovereign capabilities for the AUKUS conventional armed, nuclear-powered submarine program. HII is known for designing, building, and maintaining the U

MBDA Unveils New Land Cruise Missile System at Eurosatory 2024

June 18, 2024 @ 11:09 AM

MBDA is showcasing its Land Cruise Missile (LCM) system for the first time during the Eurosatory 2024 exhibition, taking place from June 17 to 21 in Paris. The LCM system is a new ground-launched Deep Precision Strike capability

Rosoboronexport to Unveil New Unmanned Boats at Fleet-2024 Exhibition

June 18, 2024 @ 07:31 AM

Rosoboronexport, Russias defense export corporation, is poised to unveil a collection of unmanned boats at the forthcoming Fleet-2024 exhibition in Kronstadt, in response to the increasing deployment of unmanned systems in modern conflicts globally, particularly in areas such as Ukraine. Rosoboronexport CEO Alexander Mikheev explained that the adoption of unmanned technologies in military and anti-terror operations has significantly impacted all arenas, including surface and underwater domains

Ukraine Introduces Maritime Drone "Stalker 5" at Black Sea Security Forum 2024

June 17, 2024 @ 01:28 PM

Ukraines armed forces revealed their latest maritime unmanned platform, the "Stalker 5" drone, at the Black Sea Security Forum 2024 in Odesa, Ukraine. The unveiling was reported by

Anduril’s Planned Rhode Island Facility to Produce 200 Dive Autonomous Underwater Vehicles...

June 17, 2024 @ 06:13 AM

Anduril Industries has announced the opening of a new facility in Rhode Island to increase production to 200 autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) per year. This

Fighter Jets Seen on Chinese Fujian Carrier During Second Sea Trial

June 13, 2024 @ 10:01 AM

Fighter jets were seen on the deck of the Chinese Fujian aircraft carrier during its second sea trial on Tuesday. The Fujian is China's first aircraft carrier equipped with an electromagnetic catapult system and will match American carriers, which are equipped with a similar system for quick aircraft launch and recovery