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Category: Naval

India ‘cancels’ South Korean minesweepers deal

India is reportedly terminating the long-pending deal to purchase South Korean mine countermeasure vessels (MCMVs), as part of efforts to bolster its fleet of warships with the potential to detonate sea mines. …read more...

Brazil requires ‘at least’ 108 Gripen fighters

The Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira: FAB) expects to field “at least” 108 Saab Gripen E/F combat aircraft by the time deliveries are complete, a senior service official disclosed on 18 November. Speaking...

SEA to supply communication systems for UK submarines

SEA has been awarded a contract by BAE Systems to deliver external communications systems (ECS) for integration into the UK Royal Navy’s submarine fleet. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

USN’s second LCS departs on deployment to Singapore

A US Navy (USN) Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) departed on its maiden deployment to Southeast Asia carrying a mission package that includes an unmanned helicopter system, officials announced on 17 November. USS Fort Worth...

Surface Ships Need More Offensive Punch, Outlook

Commanders of Aegis-equipped cruisers and destroyers long have been confident in their ability to detect, engage and destroy incoming enemy missiles, often employing a layered strategy to hit threats at long, medium and short...

BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman Submit Army CIRCM Proposals

BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman [NOC] submitted proposals for the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program, company officials said Monday. CIRCM is a modular laser-based aircraft...

Navy Completes First Round Of F-35 Carrier Testing

The Navy has completed the first round of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flight demonstration testing on an aircraft carrier and is confident it has resolved an earlier problem with the jet’s tailhook design. The...

US 7th Fleet Commander Discusses Priorities

Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, outlined his priorities during an all-hands call with his staff Nov. 14, to discuss his goals and objectives for the Fleet. Seventh… [[ This is...

ARC Punta Espada Joins Colombian Navy

The Colombian Navy expanded its fleet of coastal patrol vessels on October 31. ARC Punta Espada, the first patrol vessel completely constructed in Colombia, was built by the Colombian Navy-run… [[ This is a...

Image of the Day: Welcome Home Honey!

Machinist’s Mate Fireman Jacob Hines kisses his wife after disembarking the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after a nine-month… [[ This is a...

HMAS Anzac Returns Home with New Capabilities

After over six months away from their homeport of Fleet Base East, the crew of HMAS Anzac has returned home with an upgraded ship that brings new capabilities to the Royal Australian Navy. Commanding…...

ITS Andrea Doria Meets Fishermen in Gulf of Aden

One of Operation Atalanta’s objectives is to develop a greater understanding of the way of life of fishermen and other seafarers who sail in the Gulf of Aden. As a result, EU Naval Force...

BMT Kicks Off Warship Capability Management Training Course

BMT Design & Technology (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced its pioneering whole life warship… [[ This is a content summary only....

Hellenic Navy Chief Visits NATO MARCOM

The Chief of the Hellenic Navy, Vice Admiral Evangelos Apostolakis, visited NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM) to enhance awareness of MARCOM activities and discuss topics of mutual interest with… [[ This is a content...

FS Vendemiaire and HMAS Diamantina Meet at Sea

French Navy ship FS Vendemiaire and HMAS Diamantina had a sea-borne rendezvous on 29 October, conducting exercises prior to visiting the port of Darwin. Vendemiaire is undertaking a two month… [[ This is a...

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