Maritime Security

Maritime Security

News naval forces around the world

US Marines with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 conducted forward arming and refueling point operations (FARP) as part of Assault Support Training 1 at the Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range, California, in support of the semiannual Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course 2-17, April 17. Lasting seven weeks, WTI...
The USS Michigan guided-missile submarine arrived in South Korea for what a US defense official described as a show of force amid tensions between the US and North Korea. The USS Michigan – capable of firing off salvos of Tomahawk cruise missiles – is to join the aircraft carrier USS...
The Volkhov and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky 636.3-project diesel-electric submarines will be introduced in the Pacific Fleet in 2019. The third-generation submarines are fitted with a complex of modern high-precision missile armament. These submarines exceed their 636-project predecessors in many characteristics. The Varshavyanka-class (Project 636.3) is an improved version of Kilo-class submarines that features...
In accordance to the combat training plan, a tactic exercise with the separate missile-artillery brigade of the Novorossiysk naval base of the Black Fleet is held at the Zhelezny Rog range in the Krasnodar Krai. Crews of the Bereg coastal artillery complexes of the Black Fleet conducted firing against a...
Turkish defense contractor Aselsan announced that it will be demonstrating its new light torpedo at IDEF'17 13th International Defence Industry Fair. The light torpedo developed by Turkish defense contractor Aselsan will be shown for the first time at the fair on May 9-12, a company official, who asked not to be named due...
The joint stock company “Kurganmashzavod, one of the leaders of the Russian military industrial complex,  has displayed the new version of BMD-4 airborne combat vehicle with “Sinica” (in Russian – tits constitute the family of small passerine birds ) turret. That was reported by rg.ru. The new updated version of airborne combat vehicle called BMD-4M2. The...
As China's second aircraft carrier, and the country's first domestically built carrier, approaches its launch, experts predict that the third China-made carrier will see dramatic breakthroughs, such as the use of nuclear power and the capability for an electromagnetic launch. Military expert Xu Guangyu made this forecast during an interview...
The Chinese navy rescued a Panamanian merchant ship from pirates in the Gulf of Aden over the weekend, the second time it has helped a vessel under threat this month. A convoy sent by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy rescued a Panamanian ship that was being attacked by...

Indonesian Marines started to use Ukrainian-made BTR-4M amphibious wheeled armoured personnel...

Marine battalion of Indonesian Marine Corps has officially began using of five Ukrainian BTR-4M, which were delivered by "SpetsTechnoExport" in January this year. This...

Ukraine is expected to unveil its upgraded T-84 tanks during celebration...

Ukraine is expected to unveil its upgraded T-84 main battle tanks (MBTs) during a 24 August parade as part of the 26th anniversary of...

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UkrOboronProm shows off the firepower of its BTR-4 armoured personnel carriers

Ukroboronprom defence industry concern demonstrated successful test of modern BTR-4 armoured personnel carriers. SE «Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau», which is part of Ukrainian state-run...

Belarus develops upgrade package for T-72 tanks

Belarus's "140 repair plant" has developed an upgrade package for the main battle tanks (MBTs). The new upgraded T-72BME main battle tank was displayed the...