Rheinmetall Subsidiary, RWM Italia Wins Australian Navy's Smart Sea Mines Contract

August 29, 2023 @ 02:35 PM

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is acquiring new, smart sea mines that are deployable from submarines, ships and aircraft from Rheinmetall-owned RWM Italia. The contract includes provision for the transfer of technology and expertise to Australia to enable local manufacturing and maintenance of the sea mines

China Launches First Type 054B Frigate: Reports

August 29, 2023 @ 10:53 AM

The Chinese Navy reportedly launched the first Type 054B frigate in Shanghai, on August 26. The Type 054B is likely equipped to carry land-attack cruise missiles, granting it the ability to strike ground targets, a feature not found in previous Chinese frigates

Hanwha Aerospace's Ambitious Move: Expanding into Submarine and Ships Manufacturing with Overseas...

August 28, 2023 @ 07:29 AM

Hanwha Ocean, a subsidiary of Hanwha Aerospace, announced plans to establish an overseas base to expand into submarine and ships manufacturing. The company's KRW 900 billion expansion strategy encompasses a diverse range of initiatives, including securing an

Indian Navy Acquires 5 Fleet Support Vessels from Hindustan Shipyard

August 26, 2023 @ 07:57 AM

Indias defence ministry has placed an order worth INR 19,000 crore ($2.6 billion) for five Fleet Support Ships (FSS) with Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL)

PT PAL Indonesia, Babcock Lay Keel for First Arrowhead 140 Frigate

August 26, 2023 @ 06:33 AM

PT PAL Indonesia and Babcock laid keel for the first of two new frigates for the Indonesian Navy, which are based on the Arrowhead 140 design. The ceremony took place at PT PAL in Surabaya, Indonesia where the ships are being built by a local workforce

KIEL, Rheinmetall to Develop Offshore Platform for Eco-friendly Ordnance Disposal

August 25, 2023 @ 06:54 AM

GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL and Rheinmetall are jointly developing an offshore platform for eco-friendly ammunition disposal. The danger posed to the environment and people by contaminated ammunition in the Baltic Sea has been known for many years

S.Korean KSS-II Son Won-Il Class Subs to get new Sonar, Link-22 Datalink...

August 22, 2023 @ 12:24 PM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) will upgrade the in-service KSS-II Son Won-il class submarines for $596 million and invest $320 million in the Maritime Tactical Data Link (MTDL) project, specifically for the Link-22 upgrade. The Son Won Il-class were acquired from Germany as part of the KSS-II program and is based on Type 214

Indian Submarine Deploys to Australia for the first Time

August 21, 2023 @ 11:41 AM

Indian Navys fifth Scorpene-type submarine INS Vagir reached Fremantle, Australia this past weekend, marking a historic first. “A warm welcome to the crew of the Indian Navy Submarine INS Vagir to Australia for the first time, providing Australian Navy a valuable opportunity to continue to build on our strong relationship with our Indian Navy partners,” Chief of Navy Australia Vice Admiral Mark Hammond

Australia to Acquire 1500km Range Tomahawks as Part of A$1.3B Spend on...

August 21, 2023 @ 08:51 AM

Australia has announced plans to buy long-range strike missiles and other guided weapons for A$1.7 billion, including U

German HUNTER Sonar for Filipino Frigates Clears Sea Acceptance Tests

August 21, 2023 @ 07:01 AM

Germanys ELAC SONAR GmbH announced that tests of HUNTER hull-mounted sonar for the Philippine Navy's Del Pilar-class frigates has completed sea acceptance tests. “This successful sea acceptance test (SAT) concludes a long design, development, integration, installation and acceptance period

Second Ada-class Corvette for Ukraine Laid Down in Turkey

August 19, 2023 @ 05:31 AM

Ukrainian Navy said the keel-laying ceremony for its second Ada-class corvette took place in Turkeys Istanbul on Friday. As per Turkish traditions, the ceremonial laying was held only after the construction of some of the sections and the hull

Turkish Forces Start Using Roketsan’s AKYA Heavy-class Torpedo

August 18, 2023 @ 11:05 AM

Turkish Ministry of Defense tested Roketsan-designed AKYA heavyweight torpedo at different depths and speeds, and said it has entered the inventory of the Naval Forces Command. AKYA is replacing U