Saturday, September 18, 2021

Navy News

£170m investment for the next generation of Royal Navy submarines

Design work begins on successor to Astute-class submarines in £170m deal Even before all of the current Astute Class boats have been delivered to the Royal Navy, work on a successor to the Astute Class has begun. BAE Systems and Rolls-Royce...

MQ-25 conducts first air-to-air refuelling with F-35C

The US Navy's Unmanned Carrier Aviation (PMA-268) program successfully completed the first aerial refuelling of an F-35C Lightning II aircraft by the Boeing-owned MQ-25 test asset T1, as part of the Navy's larger initiative to field unmanned systems that...

USS Dewey joins 7th Fleet forces

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrived Sept. 8, to its new forward-deployed location in Yokosuka, U.S. 7th Fleet announced. The forward presence of USS Dewey in 7th Fleet directly supports defense strategic initiatives in...

USS Porter begins FOST in England

Following a scheduled port visit in Plymouth, England, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began Fleet Operational Sea Training (FOST) on September 13, 2021, U.S. Navy 6th Fleet announced. Her Majesty's Naval Base Devonport in the United...

Russian SSGN launched Granit missile in the Barents Sea

The Russian nuclear submarine "Orel" launched a Granit cruise missile during exercises in the Barents Sea, according to a statement released today (12 September) by the Russian Northern Fleet's press service. "The Granit anti-ship cruise missile was fired from a...

India commissions 1st missile tracking ship INS Dhruv

India's first missile tracking and ocean surveillance ship, INS Dhruv, was officially commissioned on September 10 at the state-owned Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) in Visakhapatnam. With the induction of INS Dhruv, India joins a private group of countries that...

HMS Portland returns to service after overhaul

HMS Portland hosted a ceremony at Devonport today to mark her return to the Royal Navy fleet after an extensive refurbishment and upgrade, the Royal Navy announced. The Type 23’s overhaul was completed by Babcock International at the dockyard and...

U.S. 5th Fleet Launches New Task Force to Integrate Unmanned Systems

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) established a new task force, Sept. 9, to rapidly integrate unmanned systems and artificial intelligence with maritime operations in the 5th Fleet area of operations, the U.S. Navy announced. Task Force 59 is the...

Royal Navy OPVs leave Portsmouth for Indo-Pacific deployment

Patrol ships HMS Spey and Tamar have today begun their deployment to the Indo-Pacific region to bolster Britain’s presence in the region, the Royal Navy announced with a press release. The two warships have sailed on a mission that will...

Singapore and India hold the 28th iteration of SIMBEX

The Indian Navy has announced that the 28th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) was carried out from September 02 to September 04, 2021. The Indian Navy was represented by the guided-missile destroyer INS Ranvijay, which was equipped...

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