Maritime Security

Maritime Security

News naval forces around the world

A Camcopter S100 drone being evaluated by the Italian Navy. (Italian Navy)
The Italian Navy is conducting a series of technical and tactical evaluations on the Camcopter S-100 remotely-piloted aircraft by Scheibel of Austria. The testing comes on the heels of the rotorcraft drone completing tests in the North Sea by the Netherlands. The Camcopter S-100 has a top speed of 138 mph,...
AW-109E Power of the Philippine Navy (photo : PN)
With the AgustaWestland AW-109E "Power" helicopters now in service, Philippine Navy spokesperson Col. Edgard Arevalo said that these new planes can increase the range and reach of Filipino warships conducting maritime patrols. The AW-109Es were deployed on their first mission on May 21 following their formal commissioning last Dec. 22. The...
(BAE Systems Maritime)
The British shipbuilder BAE Systems Maritime has launched HMS “Artful” nuclear powered attack submarine into the dock at its site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The submarine officially named at a ceremony in September 2013l – began edging out of BAE Systems’ construction hall on Friday 16 May and was lowered into...
(c) Courtesy of Leo Van Ginderen
French defense officials are exploring ideas to avoid delivering a second helicopter carrier to Russia, including looking for an alternative client for the Sevastopol, analysts and an industry executive said. A highly discreet review is being held as armed strife rises in eastern Ukraine and top US officials call for...

Orbital ATK receives $76 million order for .50 caliber ammunition from...

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, announced that it has received orders totaling $76 million for .50 caliber ammunition from...

UkrOboronProm announces delivery plan for next batch of Oplot tanks to...

The Ukroboronprom state concern has announced that the next batch of Oplot main battle tanks will be supplied under the contract to Thailand next week. "Next week...

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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...