Maritime Security

Maritime Security

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In a big push forward for modernization plans for the Navy, the first of six French-designed Scorpene submarines which are being manufactured in Mumbai, was launched into the water today, initiating the process for extensive trials. The diesel-electric submarines are being built at the state-run Mazgaon docks in Mumbai;...
China's navy has fired dozens of missiles and torpedoes during exercises in the East China Sea that come amid heightened maritime tensions in the region, underscoring Beijing's determination to back up its sovereignty claims with force if needed. That reported by  Associated Press. The live-fire drills that began Monday follow China's...
The US Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) is expected to take delivery of the first two of ten Mk IV patrol boats later this year. Speaking at Sea-Air-Space 2015, Chris Rozicer, assistant programme manager for the Mk VI said that PB 1201 and PB 1202 were contractually accepted and were...
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a $50 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide marine electronics systems under the U.S. Coast Guard's Scalable Integrated Navigation Systems 2 (SINS-2) program over a five-year period providing the purchaser a right to extend delivery...
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 nation's newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, Illinois (SSN-786), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Sunday following the successful completion of alpha sea trials, its first voyage in open seas. Illinois is the 13th ship of the Virginia Class, the most capable class of attack...
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...
Theresa May has told MPs it would be "an act of gross irresponsibility" for the UK to abandon its nuclear weapons. The prime minister accused critics of the Trident system of being "the first to defend the country's enemies". MPs will vote later on whether to renew the UK's nuclear weapons...

Germany looks to develop its own sixth generation stealth fighter jet

Germany and Airbus Defense and Space said they're in the initial stages of a new program to build the Luftwaffe's sixth generation fighter, which...

South Korea and the U.S. conducts exercise on destroying North Korean...

South Korea and the U.S. have conducted an exercise on destroying North Korean chemical weapons, according to American military forces in Korea Sunday. The U.S....

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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...

Syria shoots down Israeli Skylark surveillance drone

The Syrian and Lebanese media released a photo of Israel Elbit Skylark surveillance drone downed above Quneitra province, Syria. According to the Syrian military, the Skylark was...