Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Miscellaneous

China to procure 36 Ka-52K Katran helicopters from Russia

The military delegation of China and a Russian arms export company signed a contract for naval aviation armaments during last month's Russian Army 2021 Technology Forum. The Chinese side will import 36 Ka-52K Katran or Ka-52M heavy-armed helicopters from...

US Navy Tests Trident II D5LE Missiles

The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, two-missile test flight of unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missiles from USS Wyoming (SSBN-742), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Eastern Test Range off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, Sept. 17. This...

HII completes acceptance trials for Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on 17 September that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division had completed the final round of sea trials for the Frank E. Petersen Jr., an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer (DDG 121). “The successful completion of acceptance...

Naval Group begins deconstruction of retired French SSBNs

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, the deconstruction program for France's former nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (ex-SSBNs), which began in September 2018 at the Naval Group site in Cherbourg, reached a new milestone. Following Le Tonnant and L'Indomptable, a third hull,...

DSEI 2021: Royal Navy introduces PODS concept

The Royal Navy's Second Sea Lord VAdm Nick Hine said during his speech at the DSEI 2021 exhibition in London on September 15 that the Royal Navy wanted to detach capability from platforms as he shed more light on...

DSEI-2021 defence exhibition set to start

Exhibitors and visitors will be welcomed into the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2021, one of the world's premier defense industry events, starting tomorrow. The expo will be open until the 17th of September, according to the schedule. The...

Iranian flotilla returns home after 4 months of overseas deployment

After a 133-day deployment overseas, Iran's 75th flotilla, which includes the Makran forward base ship and the Sahand frigate, returned home. Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said that the 75th flotilla had marked a watershed in the history...

Elbit to provide ASW capabilities to an Asian-Pacific Navy

In a press release issued today, Elbit announced that it has been awarded contracts totalling approximately $56 million to provide Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capabilities to the Navy of a country in the Asia-Pacific region. The contracts will be completed...

Navantia begins the sea trials of the 1st Al Jubail class corvette for the Royal Saudi Navy

The ship NB 546 AL-JUBAIL, the first of five corvettes that Navantia builds for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), has begun its sea trials in the waters of the Bay of Cádiz in order to check the correct...

Australia accepts the delivery of the 2nd fleet oiler NUSHIP Stalwart

The Australian Department of Defence has signed the acceptance certificate of NUSHIP Stalwart, the second of the two Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships built by Navantia Ría de Ferrol for the Royal Australian Navy, Navantia announced. The acceptance of...

Latest News