Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Navy News

Russia launches new Alexandrite-class MCM ship Anatoly Shlemov

Anatoly Shlemov, the seventh mine countermeasures ship of Project 12700 (Alexandrite-class), was floated out at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard in St. Petersburg on Friday (26 November). She is scheduled to start service with Russia's Pacific Fleet in 2022. "This is...

Russia begins the mass production of Tsirkon hypersonic missiles

According to a Russian TASS industry source, Russia's Military-Industrial Corporation Research and Industrial Association of Machine Building (MIC NPO Mashinostroyenia) in the Moscow Region town of Reutovo has begun serial manufacturing of Tsirkon hypersonic missiles for the country's Navy. "Serial...

Royal Navy joins international counter-piracy efforts in West Africa

River-class offshore patrol vessel, HMS Trent, has joined the international fight against piracy in West African waters to help protect more than £6 billion of UK trade that passes through the region, the Royal Navy announced. HMS Trent is in...

Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, U.S. join for ANNUALEX 2021

Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. have united to conduct multilateral, multinational exercise ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30.  Five international navies, to include the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, German Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense...

Indian Navy Commissions its first Project 15B Destroyer, INS Visakhapatnam

INS Visakhapatnam was commissioned into the Indian Navy in the presence of the Indian Ministry of Defence Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on Nov.21, 2021. INS Visakhapatnam, a P15B stealth guided-missile destroyer, was commissioned into the...

U.S. Navy and Jordan collaborates on New Unmanned Systems Integration

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) briefed the head of Jordan’s navy on U.S. 5th Fleet efforts to integrate new unmanned systems during a visit to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 18, according to a U.S. Navy press...

French Navy’s Chevalier Paul destroyer visits Mumbai

To demonstrate the strength of Indo-French naval cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, the French air defense destroyer Chevalier Paul called at Mumbai naval port after taking part in a large-scale air and naval joint exercise off the coast of Maharashtra. FNS...

A fire broke out on NATO SNMG-1 Flagship HMCS Fredericton

In the early morning of November 18th , 2021 while at sea off the coast of Norway, a fire occurred in the forward engine room of HMCS Fredericton. Upon discovery of the fire, the crew immediately took action and...

USS Porter Departs Black Sea, Arrives in Istanbul

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed the Black Sea, arriving in Istanbul, Turkey for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 16, the U.S. Navy 6th fleet announced. While in Istanbul, the ship’s crew will have the opportunity...

Breaking: An F-35B jet of the Royal Navy was down in the Mediterranean

According to the press office of the UK Ministry of Defence, a British F-35B pilot from HMS Queen Elizabeth ejected during routine flying operations in the Mediterranean this morning (17 Nov). "The pilot has been safely returned to the ship...

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