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Warships

What is the difference between a minehunter and a minesweeper?

A minehunter is a naval vessel that seeks, detects, and destroys individual naval mines. Minesweepers, on the other hand, clear mined areas as a whole, without prior detection of mines. A vessel that combines both of these roles is known as a mine countermeasures vessel (MCMV).MinehunterA minehunter...

Propulsion Systems Used in Modern Naval Vessels

Propulsion systems selection is an important part of naval ship design. These systems have always had to satisfy speed and ship-service power requirements. Nowadays, increasing fuel costs are moving such decisions towards more fuel-efficient solutions. Unlike commercial ships, naval...

Question: What is the difference between Frigate and Destroyer?

While commenting about a frigate or a destroyer, we face such questions: what is the difference between them? How can we define a warship as a destroyer? Why do we call it a frigate rather than a destroyer?If you...

Is the Type 45 British destroyer more capable at Anti-air Warfare than the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer?

OPINION: By Abhirup Sengupta, Military Aviation EnthusiastNo. There’s no doubt that the Type-45 Destroyers have one of the most advanced Air Defence systems and in certain areas are even better than Burke Class. Like the smaller SAMPSON fire-control radar being placed...

Are warships vulnerable to attack by surface skimming hypersonic anti-ship cruise missiles?

OPINION: By Abhirup Sengupta, Military Aviation EnthusiastNo, for a simple fact that sea-skimming hypersonic missiles don’t exist. A missile can either be flying at hypersonic speed or a sea-skimming profile – it can’t do both at the same time.Hitting a surface...

Can Russia’s Avangard Hypersonic Glide Vehicle be intercepted?

By Abhirup Sengupta, Military Aviation EnthusiastOf course, it can be intercepted. Avangard isn’t an entirely new missile but a hypersonic glide vehicle part of the Multiple Independent Reentry Vehicle (MIRV) carried by Russian Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).So it doesn’t...

Type 31 Frigates to contribute UK’s position as the foremost naval power in Europe

Emerged in the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review of the United Kingdom, the future replacement of thirteen Type-23 frigates has served the Royal Navy for more than two decades. The UK government places particular emphasis on this project....

U.S. Navy’s priciest carrier has problems with aircraft takeoff & landing systems

The U.S. Navy's priciest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford, has still been facing technological problems since her commissioning in 2017. The $13.2 billion worthing carrier's defects include problems getting jets off the deck and issues with the landing...

The Russian Spider: Karakurt Class Corvette

The Karakurt class (Russian designation Project 22800) is the latest corvette class which has been construced currently for the Russian Navy. The name of the class comes from latrodectus tredecimguttatus, a deadly widow spider.The class is intended to be...

Why did the US Navy choose Fincantieri’s FREMM-based frigates instead of a US shipbuilding company?

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Fincantieri U.S. subsidiary, Marinette Marine (FMM), a nearly 800 million dollar contract for the concept design and construction of the first-in-class guided-missile frigate of the “FFG(X)” program for the U.S. Navy last week.The contract envisages an option for 9 additional ships,...

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