Maritime Security

Maritime Security

News naval forces around the world

Today, the newest Russian «Sovershenny» corvette, which had been built at the Amursky ship yard, has left for sea in order to hold trials. The corvette’s crew jointly with the ship yard representatives will check systems and mechanisms of the ship, including operability of power plant, steering control, additional mechanisms,...
The Ukrainian Naval Infantry (part of coastal defense troops of the Ukrainian Navy)  underwent tactical special training in Odesa region of southwestern Ukraine. The Ukrainian Marines held field drills in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (the town in Odessa region). The aim of these drills is to achieve troops integrated planning and deployment during raiding operations, especially, in cooperation with units of...
The United States Marine Corps has confirmed its next rotation to Darwin in the Northern Territory will include more than 1200 Marines and 13 aircraft. “Approximately 1,250 Marines will deploy to Darwin, Australia, in 2017 for the sixth iteration of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin,” was reported by SBS. The arrival of the planes...
The 24th Chinese escort taskforce, which is composed of the guided-missile destroyer Harbin (Hull 112), the guided-missile frigate Handan (Hull 579) and the comprehensive supply ship Dongpinghu (Hull 960) from the North China Sea Fleet of the Chinese PLA Navy, conducted a multi-subject drill in the east waters of...
Rolls-Royce received a contract to deliver its MTU diesel engines for the Turkish Coast Guard search and rescue vessels that are to be built by Dutch shipbuilder Damen. That was reported by navaltoday.com. The six new vessels are paid for by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and will be built in Ankara. The...
The new Chinese guided-missile frigate Ningde (Hull 510) has conducted a training exercise under complex and severe sea conditions on Jan. 15, 2017. The frigate is assigned to a maritime garrison command with the East China Sea Fleet of the PLA Navy. The People's Liberation Army Navy's new frigate Ningde, hull...
January 14, on the  Gadzhievo Northern Fleet submarine forces main base a naval flag-raising ceremony was held on two new 21980 project Grachonok anti-terror vessels. One of them was provided a name of Unarmeec Zapolyarya. Due to the flag raising, these vessels officially allotted the underwater anti-sabotage forces of the...
China's aircraft carrier formation returned to Qingdao port Friday after finishing a drill, the Chinese navy said Friday. Comprised of aircraft carrier Liaoning, a number of destroyers, some J-15 carrier-basedfighter jets and helicopters, the fleet sailed through the Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, the EastChina Sea and the South China...

Military company Blackwater’s founder plans to build new bases in China

Military company Blackwater's founder plans to build new bases in China, a move to support the One Belt and One Road initiative. Frontier Services Group...

Security Service of Ukraine received first SandCat Armored Vehicles

The Security Service of Ukraine has received and operationalised a first SandCat Armored Vehicles developed by Israek's Plasan defence company. The first SandCat Armored Vehicle was spotted during festivities...

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Ukraine to develop new light strike aircraft

On 15 March Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko announced that Ukraine's defense enterprises would soon create a new light strike aircraft to replace the Soviet-made...