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Category: Naval

Second C28A corvette launched for Algeria

The second of the three C-28A corvettes being built for Algeria was launched by the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Company in Shanghai on 6 February, entering the water stern first from a slipway at 14:58 hr...

Indonesian Navy mulls Chinese 30 mm CIWS fit for corvettes, LPDs

The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) is exploring the possibility of equipping its Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvettes and Makassar-class landing platform dock (LPD) ships with the Chinese-developed Type 730 close-in weapon system (CIWS), a source...

EUNAVFOR: Sweden and The Netherlands Fight Pirates

On Tuesday 10 February, Royal Netherlands Navy warship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, joined the EU Naval Force. The warship, which is a Landing Platform Dock, will be deployed in the Indian Ocean and Gulf...

Egypt Orders FREMM Frigate from DCNS

DCNS signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the supply of a FREMM multi-mission frigate on Monday, 16 February. This agreement strengthens the strategic… [[ This...

USS George H.W. Bush Receives Battle Efficiency

Commander, Naval Air Forces awarded the 2014 Battle Efficiency (Battle “E”) for East Coast-based aircraft carriers to Sailors of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush… [[ This is a content summary only....

Chinese Navy Vessels Dock in Piraeus, Greece

Chinese Navy vessels arrived in Piraeus, Greece, yesterday morning for a four-day visit. During their stay, Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Zhang Chuanshu will meet with Greek President Karolos… [[ This is a content summary...

Virtual Learning Environment Introduced to HMS Sultan

Fleet Air Arm Engineering personnel at HMS Sultan are set to benefit from several new initiatives spearheaded by the development of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Developed within the Defence… [[ This is a...

HMS Argyll Tracks Russian Frigate off France

A Royal Navy warship has tracked a Russian frigate off the coast of France and monitored her movement through the English Channel. HMS Argyll, a Type 23 frigate fitted with advanced Artisan radar,… [[...

Head of Swedish Navy Visits EU Naval Force HQ

The head of the Royal Swedish Navy, Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist, visited the Operational Headquarters of the EU Naval Force at their Northwood Base in London, yesterday. Rear Admiral Jan Thörnqvist… [[ This is...

Operation KLONDIKE Gets Support from HMAS Success

Australian Navy’s HMAS Success has played a key role targeting illicit cargo smuggling routes during the recent Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 focused Operation KLONDIKE in Middle Eastern… [[ This is a content summary...

Italian, Chilean Navies End Joint Antarctic Research

The Italian Navy has just concluded its first collaboration with the Chilean Navy in the Antarctic Peninsula at the base of the southern hemisphere. Lieutenant Commander Nicola Pizzeghello, and Petty… [[ This is a...

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