Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Thyssenkrupp delivers last 2 Sa’ar 6 corvettes to Israeli Navy

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems has handed over the two ships to the Israeli Navy on 27 July, TKMS announced. The Sa'ar 6-class corvettes had been christened earlier. This means that the Israeli Navy has now received all four ships that...

Russia’s Belgorod nuclear-powered sub completes the 1st sea trials

The Russian TASS news agency reported on July 26 that the Project 09852 special-purpose nuclear-powered submarine Belgorod had returned from its first deployment to the sea in shipbuilders' sea trials. "On July 24, the nuclear-powered submarine Belgorod returned from its...

MDA Conducts Most Complex SM-6 Firing Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 (FTM-33) in the broad ocean area northwest of Hawaii, July 24. The objective of FTM-33 was to intercept a raid of two...

Navantia launches 4th Avante-2200 class corvette, Jazan 834

Navantia has launched today (July 24) the fourth of the five Avante 2200 corvettes being built for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), named "Jazan". The ceremony was held at the San Fernando shipyard. It was attended by the Commander...

India’s Defense Ministry Issues P-75I Submarine Tender

The Indian Ministry of Defense has issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the construction of six new Project 75(India) (P-75I) diesel-electric attack submarines (SSKs). RFP for construction of six submarines under Project 75I issued to Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL) and ...

Turkey’s future unmanned aircraft MIUS to operate on LHD Anadolu

Turkish drone-maker, BAYKAR Defence, introduced the unmanned aircraft MIUS (means Muharip Insansiz Ucak Sistemi-Combat Unmanned Aircraft System) on 20th July on Twitter. They made the announcement on the first day of Eid, and declared it as a gift. According to...

Admiral Gorshkov test-fires Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile

Russian Navy's Admiral Gorshkov frigate has successfully test-fired the Tsirkon hypersonic missile against a surface target at the range of over 350 km and the flight speed reached 7 Mach, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday (July 19). "According...

The U.S. Navy released the 1st photo of USS Stockdale fitted with ODIN laser weapon

The U.S. Navy released a photo of the USS Stockdale fitted with the new Optical Dazzling Interdictor, or ODIN, while conducting a replenishment at sea with USS Carl Winson (CVN-70) from its official Twitter account. ODIN is one of the...

Damen completes mid-life upgrade of Dutch Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel

Damen Shipyards Den Helder has returned the HNLMS Snellius to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) following her midlife upgrade. The hydrographic survey vessel required a complex and diverse scope of work taking almost a year to complete. The vessel was...

Indian Navy Receives 10th P-8I Poseidon Aircraft From Boeing

The Indian Navy has received the 10th anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I from Boeing, according to a statement issued on Tuesday (July 13, 2021) The Indian Defence Ministry had first signed a contract for eight P-8I aircraft in 2009. Later, in...
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