Maritime Security

Maritime Security

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A newbuilt ship of an entirely new type for the PLA Ground Forces is currently running sea trials in the Sea of Bohai. It was launched at the Army’s Songliao Shipard at Dalian in August 2013. Officially described as an Army Ro/Ro Transport, it is really a Landing Ship...
China built electromagnetic catapult takeoff technology for aircraft carrier. The electromagnetic catapult is a system under development  to launch carrier-based aircraft from an aircraft catapult using a linear motor drive instead of the conventional steam piston drive. The main advantage is that this system allows for a more graded acceleration, inducing...
Announcing a major milestone in the international operation to verifiably eliminate Libya’s remaining chemical weapons stocks, the Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, confirmed that the chemicals have been successfully removed from Libya on 27 August 2016. The operation -- facilitated and...
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The Russian Navy has conducted tests of new self-contained combat module that was a combat facility of short range surface-to-air missile system Tor-M2KM on the board of frigate Admiral Grigorovich. The module Tor-M2KM of was mounted on special platform on the board of Russian newest Admiral Grigorovich guided missile frigate. The TOR-M2KM...
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence has awarded the British shipbuilder BAE Systems Submarines a contract for the delivery of the fifth Astute-class submarine, taking the total value for work on the vessel to £1.3 billion. The contract covers the design and remaining build, test and commissioning activities on HMS...
Arab coalition forces waging a military campaign against Houthi fighters in Yemen seized an Iranian boat loaded with weapons in the Arabian Sea on its way to deliver supplies to the group, the Saudi-led alliance said on Wednesday. A coalition statement said 14 Iranian sailors were detained on the boat,...
Egypt Navy FREMM Frigate "Tahya Misr" FFG-1001 arrived in Alexandria
The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana (SSBN 743) and a U.S. Navy Offshore Support Vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the coast of Washington state on August 18, 2016. The collision occurred at 6:00 p.m. There were no injuries to personnel. Assessments of...

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...