Photo Courtesy of NATO MARCOM Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) has recently made a three-day port visit between 12-15 February to Haifa. After the visit, the maritime Group conducted a Passing Exercise (PASSEX) with Israeli Navy units in the Eastern Mediterranean, NATO Maritime Command announced. During the visit, SNMG2 […]

Photo Courtesy of the US Navy The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands, consistent with international law, the U.S. Navy announced. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international […]

Sailors conduct a decommissioning ceremony aboard the Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Shamal (PC 13) at Naval Station Mayport, Fla. Shamal (Credit: US Navy) The US Navy held the decommissioning ceremonies of the coastal patrol ships USS Shamal (PC 13), USS Zephyr (PC 8), and USS Tornado (PC 14) at Naval […]

Photo Courtesy of Airbus Airbus Defence and Space mini UAS subsidiary SURVEY Copter signed a contract with the French DGA Armament general directorate to provide the French Navy with 11 systems (22 aircraft) of the electrically powered fixed-wing Aliaca maritime version UAS, including training and integrated logistic support, Airbus announced […]

Egyptian Naval Assets and the Spanish Navy’s Galicia Class Landing Platform Dock ‘Castilla L52’ conducted a passing exercise during Castilla’s transit to the Gulf of Aden. Egypt’s military has said that the passing exercise conducted at the Berenice Military Base on the Red Sea. The Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate […]

NNS Thunder According to a local news portal in Nigeria, the Nigerian Navy has deployed 14 warships and two helicopters within the scope of the “Secured Waters Exercise” to support counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Guinea. The Chief of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, stated during his […]

Photo Courtesy of Indian Navy India’s leading shipbuilding company Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) delivered the third Scorpene-class (called Kalvari-class in India) diesel-electric submarine named “INS Karanj” to the Indian Navy on 31st January. INS Karanj was launched in January 2018; MDL achieved to deliver the submarine for the Indian Navy […]

U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke Class Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) seized illicit shipments of weapons & weapons components from two stateless dhows during a maritime security operation in international waters off the coast of Somalia, Feb. 11-12. The cache of weapons consisted of thousands of AK-47 assault […]

Photo Courtesy of Hensoldt Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is modernizing the TRS-3D radars of two K130-class corvettes of the German Navy, as well as an associated shore facility, the company announced. The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) placed an order for corresponding electronic components. […]

LRSAM Indian Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) commenced the final production batch of Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) in collaboration with its partners on 14th February at Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad. According to The Economic Times, the event hosted high-level guests, including the Chairman of DRDO and […]