Maritime Security

Maritime Security

News naval forces around the world

Indonesian shipyard PT Lundin and turret manufacturer CMI Defence are working on an innovative craft aimed at the riverine and amphibious assault market. Dubbed the X18 Tank Boat, the design essentially wraps a boat around a CMI gyrostabilised 105mm turret, according to the head of PT Lundin, John Lundin. ‘We...
The Russian Navy has reportedly expressed interest in resurrecting the once-feared nuclear-capable Mi-14 anti-submarine helicopter. In the 1990s, Washington insisted on their decommissioning, along with strategic bombers and ballistic missiles. Following the news two weeks ago that Russia is preparing to renew production of the Tu-160 ‘Blackjack’ supersonic strategic bomber...
Zelenodolsk plant in Tatarstan has completed an order for the construction of two frigates of Project 3.9 "Gepard" (Project 11661) for the Vietnamese Navy, the official representative of the company Rafis Fatykhov told told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. "Zelenodolsk plant is the constructor of two frigates of Project 3.9 for...
South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) has launched the Republic of Korea Navy's (RoKN's) sixth KSS-2 (Type 214) diesel-electric submarine (SSK). The 65 m, air-independent propulsion (AIP) boat RoKS Yu Gwan-sun (078) had been launched in Geoje at 2:00 pm local time on 7 May. DSME...
There's a proud feeling with confidence in the protection of maritime sovereignty when visiting the 681 shore missile brigade, the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Navy (7-5-1955 - 7-5-2015). 681 shore missile brigade of the Navy (Binh Thuan) is where the ownership consortium sea missiles Bastion-P - missile...
The Brazilian Navy (MB) has initiated a program to modernize its Super Lynx helicopters. The program is valued at $ 160 million and includes CTS800-4N LHTEC engines, installation of three multifunction displays, new tactical processors, satellite navigation and prevention system air collisions TCAS, ILS, Radar warning receivers and chaff/flares...
The Hermit Kingdom's quest for a submarine launched ballistic missile platform continues to progress. A missile test raft now accompanies North Korea's first ballistic missile submarine. Nuclear armed ballistic missile submarines are an exclusive club. Only US, UK, France, Russia, China and India have them. Now North Korea is poised...
The Vietnam People’s Navy on Saturday held a ceremony, accompanied by a military parade, at the Cam Ranh military port in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa to commemorate its 60th anniversary. The event was joined by Truong Tan Sang, Politburo member and State President; Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo member...

Germany Navy frigate “Rheinland-Pfalz” christened in Hamburg

The fourth and final 125 class frigate (F125) for the German Navy was christened “Rheinland-Pfalz” today at the Hamburg site of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems....

Russian Air Force receives new batch of Su-34 front-line bombers

The Russian Defense Ministry has received the first batch of Su-34 front-line bombers in this year. That was reported by lenta.ru. A batch of Su-34 newest bombers has...

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Italy Looks To Poland As Meads Production Partner

ROME — Italy’s top military brass is hopeful that Poland, and possibly Japan, will step in to fill the vacuum left by the U.S....

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...