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  • 26 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Pakistan Navy has recently carried out a live firing of an Exocet AM-39 anti-ship missile from a Sea King helicopter. The navy said the chief of the naval staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the event and praised the combat readiness of the fleet. The live-fire test took place on September 23 in the Arabian Sea […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Qatar Emiri Navy on March 30 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the European missile system manufacturer MBDA for the delivery of a coastal defence missile system. According to MBDA, the MOU precedes a contract worth 2.64 billion Qatari riyals (approx. 640 million euros). The coastal missile systems that would be provided are capable of deploying two different munitions, […]

  • 11 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Brazilian Navy has successfully carried out a firing trial of an Exocet MM40 missile, equipped with a motor developed, produced and certified by Avibras in partnership with MBDA. This is the first time that the Brazilian Navy has carried out such a test which represents the country’s autonomy in obtaining anti-ship missile motors which, […]

  • 2 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Brazilian Navy recently concluded a missile exercise in waters off Rio de Janeiro during which ships and aircraft of the navy sank the decommissioned frigate Bosísio. Navy units took turns firing their armaments at the former Royal Navy Type 22 frigate until it sank. A Brazilian Navy S-70B Seahawk hit the old frigate with […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    INS Kalvari, the lead ship of the Indian Navy’s six diesel-electric attack submarines, carried out her first firing of an anti-ship missile on Thursday, the Indian navy announced. The maiden firing of the missile took place in the Arabian Sea and was deemed a success. The navy said the missile hit a surface target at extended ranges […]

  • 5 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    European missile developer MBDA signed a contract with the Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) for the supply of a coastal defense system to the Middle East country. According to MBDA, the coastal missile system will deploy two different munitions, Marte ER (the Extended Range version of the Marte missile) and Exocet MM40 Block 3. The company further said the system would be able to […]

  • 2 August 2017

    Germany is sending its F123 frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the Mediterranean Sea and EU’s migrant-rescue operation Sophia. The Brandenburg-class frigate is set to depart the German Willhelmshaven navy base on August 7 to join the mission for the second time. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern previously contributed to the EUNAVFOR mission in the second part of 2016. The frigate’s mission stays the […]

  • 22 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    French Navy’s FREMM frigate Aquitaine D650 conducted its first naval missile firings. The vessel conducted the test firing on May 12 and 19 off the coast of Île du Levant. MM-40 Exocet anti-ship missile and the Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) naval cruise missile were used in the tests. The FREMM (European multipurpose frigate) frigates,  designed by DCNS/Armaris and Fincantieri for […]

  • 14 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    German Navy ships will be conducting missile firing tests at the Norwegian Andoya Test Center (ATC) in waters off Andenes, Norway. F 124 frigate Sachsen, F123 frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the K 130-class corvette Oldenburg will be taking part in the exercise set to be held between April 18 and 29. Additionally, FGS Sachsen will embark two […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Bahrain Naval Service received its second upgraded Al Manama-class combatant at Royal Bahrain Navy headquarters in Mina Salman on November 15. The RBNS Al Muharraq was delivered by Italian defense contractor Leonardo under a six-vessel upgrade contract signed in 2015. The upgrades include a new weapon control system, training services and logistics. Al […]

  • 6 May 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    Indian shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) launched the fourth Indian Navy Scorpene-class submarine INS Vela on May 6. The submarine was towed to Mumbai Port Trust for separation from the pontoon. INS Vela is now set to undergo a series of harbor and sea trials before being delivered to the Indian Navy. The submarine […]

  • 29 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS has informed that the fourth French Navy FREMM frigate, FS Auvergne, started sea trials on September 26. Auvergne left the shipyard just days after DCNS launched the fifth of overall eight frigates the French Navy is to acquire. In its first out at sea, the new frigate will spend six weeks underway instead of […]

  • 22 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Indian shipbuilder Mazagon Dockyards Limited has delivered the first Scorpene diesel-electric submarine to the Indian Navy. Named Kalvari, the submarine is India’s first new-build conventional submarine in 20 years. Designed by French company Naval Group, the class of six Scorpene submarines is being built by Mazagon Dockyards Limited under a transfer of technology agreement. Kalvari […]

  • 13 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The French Navy’s sixth FREMM frigate Normandie returned from her first sea trials in late February, achieving the milestone a year after being launched at Naval Group’s Lorient shipyard. The anti-submarine warfare configured frigate tested propulsion and navigation system during the first underway and came a step closer to the scheduled summer 2019 delivery to […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Bahrain Naval Force received its first upgraded Al-Manama class guided-missile patrol combatant in a ceremony on January 22 at the main navy base in Mina Salman. The FPB 62 patrol combatant was delivered by Italian defense company Leonardo after the company was awarded a modernization contract in 2015. The €50 million contract will see the […]

  • 19 December 2016

    FGS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, German Navy’s F123 frigate, is set to return from its Mediterranean Sea deployment on Friday, December 23. The frigate was part of the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia which is aimed at curbing migrant and weapon smuggling activities in the Mediterranean Sea. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was part of the mission together with another German Navy ship, the tanker […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Finland has selected the Israel Aerospace Industries-developed Gabriel anti-ship missile to replace its current MTO85M system. The acquisition of the Israeli missile system was approved by the Finnish defense minister Jussi Niinistö on July 5. The IAI-delivered system will be known as SSM2020 in Finland and will be installed on Hamina-class missile boats and the new […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    In another step towards becoming a commissioned unit of the Indian Navy, the lead ship of a new class of submarines fired her first torpedo this month. The indigenously built INS Kalvari carried out the torpedo firing on May 26, an Indian Navy announcement said. Prior to the torpedo firings, INS Kalvari tested her Exocet SM39 […]

  • 2 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Brazilian Navy received its third and final H225M helicopter in the combat search and rescue (CSAR) configuration from Airbus’ Brazilian subsidiary Helibras. Delivered on December 27 at the Helibras facility in Itajubá, the helicopter is the last CSAR configured H225M and the tenth of overall 16 units the Brazilian Navy is set to receive. The […]

  • 19 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Naval Group delivered the sixth FREMM frigate, future FS Normandie, to the Marine Nationale (French Navy) on July 16. The anti-submarine warfare specialized frigate was delivered after being launched in February 2018 and starting sea trials in March this year. Normandie is the last ASW frigate in her class. The final two FREMMS […]

  • 15 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French Navy’s future FREMM frigate FS Bretagne completed her first set of sea trials in Lorient, North Western France. According to the international organization for cooperation on arms (OCCAR), the organization which coordinates the Italian-French FREMM frigate program, Bretagne wrapped up the first series of tests on October 18. The main objective of this round of trials was […]

  • 17 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    FS Languedoc, French Navy’s newest FREMM frigate delivered to the navy in March 2016, left the Toulon Naval Base on August 12 to begin her long-term deployment. With some 140 sailors on board and an embarked NH90 NFH (NATO frigate helicopter), also referred to as Caïman by the French, the FS Languedoc will spend the next several […]

  • 30 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Italian missile manufacturer MBDA signed a 1 billion euro contract on June 29 to supply the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) with missiles for their new naval vessels to be procured from Fincantieri. Qatar is to acquire a total of seven surface vessels under the 3.9 billion euro contract which followed the Letter of Award signed in Rome […]

  • 21 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    FS Bretagne, the French Navy’s fifth FREMM frigate, has officially entered service after completing its maiden deployment. The French Navy admits ships into active service only after they complete their first operational tasking. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configured FS Bretagne started construction in October 2013, launched in September 2016 and received its first commanding officer on […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French shipbuilder DCNS delivered the Marine Nationale’s fourth FREMM multi-mission frigate Auvergne on April 11, in Toulon. Auvergne is also the fourth anti-submarine warfare (ASW) variant ship. The French Navy has a total of eight frigates in the class on order, six ASW and two anti-air warfare variants. The frigate was launched in September 2015 and […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    French Navy’s La Fayette-class frigate FS Guepratte (F-714) is scheduled to enter the Romanian port of Constanta on December 5 for the final port visit on her Black Sea tour. Guepratte is visiting Romania after paying a visit to Ukrainian port of Odessa along with US Navy destroyer USS James E Williams on November 30. Once […]

  • 22 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The French Navy’s newest FREMM frigate FS Auvergne started her maiden operational deployment as she set sail from homeport in Toulon on August 18. The frigate will spend the next four months operating in the Indian Ocean where she will be put through her paces by her crew. An NH90 helicopter will be embarked on […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The committees of the British House of Commons and the French National Assembly have decided to launch a joint inquiry into the development of a new generation of cruise and anti-ship missiles. Following the proposal of Dr. Julian Lewis, chairman of the House of Commons Defence Committee, and Jean-Jacques Bridey, chairman of the National Defence and Armed […]

  • 31 October 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Airbus Helicopters’ Brazilian subsidiary Helibras recently officially presented the Brazilian Navy’s H225M multirole utility helicopter in a naval combat configuration. Developed and assembled locally by Helibras, this new H225M version is equipped with mission capabilities that include anti-surface warfare and maritime surveillance. According to the company, this evolution of the H225M is built around a Helibras-developed tactical […]