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The keel-laying ceremony for Taiwan’s first Indigenous Submarine

Taiwan Navy held a "keel laying" ceremony on Nov. 16, for an indigenously developed submarine prototype, marking the end of the vessel's initial construction phase a year after work began. The ceremony on Tuesday took place in Kaohsiung, where...

Turkish Dearsan to Build 2 OPV’s for Nigerian Navy

Turkish Dearsan Shipyard will build 2 units of 76 m OPV (76 meter Offshore Patrol Vessel) within the scope of the contract signed with the Nigerian Navy today (Nov.3). The OPV's, which have been configured in line with the Nigerian...

Yantar Shipyard launches Indian Navy’s 7th Talwar Class Frigate Tushil

7th ship of P1135.6 class (Talwar Class Frigate) Tushil launched at Yantar Shipyard, Kaliningrad yesterday (Oct. 28, 2021) by Datla Vidya Varma in presence of D Bala Venkatesh Varma, India's Ambassador to Russia. The ship was formally named as...

Indonesian Navy Commissions two Teluk Bintuni Class LSTs

The Indonesian Navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) has commissioned two new Teluk Bintuni-class landing ship tank (LST), KRI Teluk Weda (526) and KRI Teluk Wondama (527), on October 26, 2021. The ships were handed over directly...

Royal Navy tests Martlet Missile System for Defense Against Swarm Attacks

A new missile system meant to protect the UK's new aircraft carriers from attacks by swarms of small boats has been successfully tested by the Royal Navy. HMS Defender's Wildcat helicopter launched the Martlet lightweight missile against an inflatable target...

HMS Argyll conducts autonomous boat trials in first for Royal Navy

During recent trials in Plymouth, the Royal Navy reached a critical milestone in the use of autonomous boats in future operations. In a first for the Royal Navy, warship HMS Argyll successfully managed to control an uncrewed Pacific 24 rigid inflatable boat...

Maritime Partnership Exercise 2021 (MPX) brings together warships from Australia, Japan, UK, and the US

Naval forces from Australia, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. joined together in multilateral Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX) 2021 to conduct naval training in the eastern Indian Ocean, Oct. 15-18. During the multinational exercise,  four Indo-Pacific navies, to include the...

Iran-Pakistan join forces in shipbuilding & submarine maintenance

During Iran's Chief of Staff's visit to the shipyards in Karachi last week, the two countries agreed to collaborate closely on the building and maintenance of ships and submarines. A report published by IRNA stated that during a meeting and...

China, Russia conducts Joint Sea-2021 Naval Exercise in the Sea of Japan

Joint Sea-2021, a joint naval exercise between China and Russia, has begun with a ceremony on October 14 in waters near Russia's Peter the Great Bay. The warships participating from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) are Type 055 destroyer Nanchang,...

Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Helo Ditches, Crew Safe

The Australian Defence Force has announced that a Royal Australian Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Romeo Seahawk helicopter ditched in the Philippine Sea overnight on October 13/14. Three aircrews to the MH-60R helicopter has been safely rescued after ditching their helicopter....

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