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Category: Naval

French attack submarine Suffren enters water

The lead boat of a new class of French Navy nuclear-powered attack submarines is now in the water after it was unveiled in a grand ceremony on July 12. While the “launching ceremony” for…...

Australian LHD deploys M1A1 MBT for first time

Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock HMAS Canberra has completed trials to transport an M1A1 main battle tank and large vehicle loads ashore using an LHD landing craft. The tests, carried… [[ This is...

Saab completes production version of Sea Wasp ROV

Sweden’s Saab has finalised the production version of its Sea Wasp remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Sea Wasp offers a waterborne ROV-based capability for tackling improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The vehicle has been in development...

Vietnam takes delivery of two refurbished vessels from Japan

The Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance agency has taken delivery of two refurbished vessels from Japan. The vessels, which bear the pennant numbers KN-595 and KN-596, were handed over by Vietnamese company Hong Ha Shipbuilding...

Pentagon moves out developing INF-banned weapons

Just hours after the US formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper formally announced plans to develop ground-based mid-range missiles prohibited under the agreement. On 2 August,...

North Korea conducts third weapon test in eight days

North Korea test-fired two short-range projectiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) on 2 August, according to South Korean officials, in Pyongyang’s third such test launch since 25 July. South Korea’s Ministry of...

Russia kicks off Baltic naval exercise

Russian naval and air forces began the second in a new series of power projection exercises in the Baltic Sea on 1 August. The exercise, dubbed ‘Ocean Shield 2019′, involves 49 combat ships, 20...

Gilday Confirmed As New CNO

The Senate confirmed Vice Adm. Michael Gilday by voice vote to become the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) on Thursday, a day after his confirmation hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee. On...

Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Billings

The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Billings (LCS 15), during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 3, in Key West, Florida. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, ranking...

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