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  • 12 November 2020
    Vessels

    The 5th Scorpene Class submarine of the Indian Navy (Project 75) was launched today at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders in Mumbai. The submarine, named Vagir, was launched in accordance with the naval traditions by Vijaya Shripad Naik, wife of India’s Minister of State for Defense. The vessel is part of a series of six Kalvari-class submarines […]

  • 26 October 2020

    Just a few hours left before the first Offshore Energy Virtual Event will commence.

  • 28 September 2020
    Industry news

    Australia-based Advanced Magnetic Ranges Australia Pty Limited (AMRA), a joint venture between marine technology firm AMOG and French naval technology specialist ECA Group, has submitted a bid for the Royal Australian Navy’s Magnetic Treatment Facility, known as project SEA1350 Phase 2.

  • 11 August 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has launched six next-generation patrol craft to enhance its frontline capabilities to ensure navigational safety, and enhance the protection of the marine environment in the Port of Singapore.

  • 5 August 2020
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Certification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is working with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to support a component of the navy’s compliance response to the Defence Seaworthiness Management System (DSwMS). Bureau Veritas will support the strengths and capabilities of the RAN to prescribe the naval ‘materiel’ policies and the new standardised naval material rule set for […]

  • 22 June 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    On June 20, 2020, the US Navy commissioned its new Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the USS Kansas City (LCS 22).

  • 18 May 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Egyptian Navy’s fourth Gowind 2500 corvette, ENS Luxor (986) has been launched at the Alexandria shipyard (ASY). Luxor is the fourth unit in the class and the third ship to be built locally in Egypt as part of an industrial cooperation between Egypt and French shipbuilder Naval Group. Congratulation to our partner ASY for […]

  • 3 April 2020
    Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s new offshore patrol vessel HMS Tamar has arrived in its homeport of Portsmouth for the first time, becoming the fourth of five new OPVs to be delivered from Glasgow shipyards. HMS Tamar – which has the accolade of being the greenest vessel the navy has ever had — will now spend time […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded an agreement with the Republic of the Philippines to construct two multi-role response vessels (MRRVs). These vessels will be built at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and are scheduled to be delivered to the Philippine Coast Guard in 2022. With a length […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy has taken delivery of the future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) at the Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Kansas City is the 21st LCS delivered to the navy and the 11th Independence variant to join the fleet. “We have now delivered 11 of the 19 Independence-class LCS currently […]

  • 26 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has welcomed its newest offshore patrol vessel, BRP Gabriela Silang.  The change of flag ceremony for the 83-meter newbuild was held in Saint Nazaire, France, on December 18, 2019. It follows the OPV-8301’s successful completion of sea trials. The OPV is scheduled to depart from France on December 30 and […]

  • 2 December 2019

    The Indian Navy has welcomed its first woman pilot, Sub Lieutenant Shivangi. Shivangi joined naval operations in Kochi naval base on December 2 after completing her operational training, India Today reported. She will be tasked with flying the navy’s Dornier aircraft. “I have been craving for this for a very long time & finally the […]

  • 28 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the Freedom-variant USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), arrived at its homeport, Mayport, Florida Nov. 26. after completing its maiden voyage from the shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin. Prior to arriving in Mayport, LCS 17 officially joined the fleet Oct. 26 when it was commissioned in Burns Harbor, Indianapolis. It’s the […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Vessels

    The US Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Newport (T-EPF 12), during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, on November 9. “This ship honors the city of Newport, Rhode Island, and serves as a reminder of the contributions the community has and continues to make to […]

  • 7 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    RSNS Fearless, the Republic of Singapore Navy’s eighth and final Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), has arrived at its home port ahead of an official commissioning ceremony. Fearless was delivered by ST Engineering’s Benoi Shipyard less than a year after it was launched in January this year. Designed and built locally, the Independence-class LMVs are jointly […]

  • 1 November 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Russian defense ministry has shared video footage of the navy’s newest ballistic missile submarine launching its first Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile. The missile launch took place in the White Sea and was part of the boat’s at-sea trials. The video footage was shared almost exactly two years after Knyaz Vladimir, the first modernized Borei-A […]

  • 24 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Ex USS Robert G. Bradley was retired in 2014 and is being transferred to Bahrain.

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) arrived in Odessa, Ukraine, for a port visit as part of its deployment to the Black Sea. The ship arrived at the port on October 13 with five Ukrainian officers on board observing sea-and-anchor operations. These operations enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness and naval […]

  • 9 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Flying at a maximum speed of about 565 mph, at about 41,000 feet, the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon already covers an operational area of about 1,200 nautical miles during a four-hour on-station period. Now, add air-to-air refueling for extended range and endurance and an advanced search and rescue kit and officials say the P-8A is […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Italian Navy retired the last of its Minerva-class corvettes in a sunset ceremony at the Augusta naval base on September 25. With the decommissioning of ITS Driade and ITS Minerva after their 30-year service, the navy is advancing its plan of downsizing an ageing fleet. Driade and Minerva were the final two of eight […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The first of the three Royal Australian Navy air warfare destroyers, HMAS Hobart, is leading a nine-ship task group on a deployment across North and South East Asia. In addition to being the first ever operational overseas deployment for the lead ship in the class, the deployment is also the navy’s largest this year. Departing […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 12 for the ship’s first port call to the city. The 65,000-ton warship, the biggest ever built for the Royal Navy, will be joined in harbor by other ships from the UK carrier strike group who are on a deployment […]

  • 9 September 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy is buying ship-to-shore connector systems to enhance its capabilities in supporting humanitarian assistance and taking part in joint operations ashore. The STS connectors are envisioned to be operated from the navy’s new Joint Support Ships, the first of which is expected to be delivered in 2022/23. According to a Canadian government […]

  • 28 August 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of nine AN/AQS-22 airborne low frequency sonar (ALFS) systems and six hundred AN/SSQ-36/53/62 sonobuoys for its fleet of MH-60R helicopters. The possible sale has an estimated value of $200 million, according to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The ALFS and sonobuoys are central […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    LCAC 66 was used in various mine sweeping, detection and lane breeching missions tests.

  • 14 August 2019
    Authorities

    Two US Navy ships were not allowed to visit Hong Kong in the wake of anti-government protests in the Chinese special administrative region. This was confirmed to USNI News by a US Pacific Fleet spokesman who said that Chinese officials did not allow amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and cruiser USS Lake Erie […]