Saturday, December 9, 2023

Maritime Security

China deploys “fishing armada” to stake claim over Whitsun Reef

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has unveiled alarming video evidence depicting an extensive gathering of Chinese vessels at Whitsun Reef, a low-lying feature within...

Polish truckers block Ukrainian military patrol boats

Tensions at the Polish-Ukrainian border have intensified as Polish truckers continue their blockade, causing a month-long standstill at several border crossings and obstructing the...

Royal Navy deploys second warship to Arabian Gulf

In response to escalating tensions in the Middle East, the United Kingdom has announced the deployment of HMS Diamond, the second warship to be...

US Marine Corps awards $500M contract for new night vision goggles

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on Wednesday that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, was awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, with a...

USS Hopper destroyer asserts freedom of navigation in South China Sea

Amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the USS Hopper (DDG 70) undertook a decisive operation on November 25, asserting navigational rights and...

Norway, Germany to jointly develop “super missile”

The Norwegian government has announced a significant stride in defense technology by embarking on the development of the next-generation strike missile, SuperSonic Strike Missile...

SIGEN to upgrade EW systems of Horizon-class frigates

Naviris (a Fincantieri and Naval Group joint venture) has contracted SIGEN (a consortium comprising France’s Thales and Italy’s Elettronica SpA.) for the modernization of...

Indian new destroyer successfully conducts BrahMos missile test

The new Indian Navy destroyer INS Imphal carried out a successful test-firing of the BrahMos anti-ship missile ahead of its formal commissioning. "The successful test,...

China builds massive special-purpose vessel

Recent satellite images, released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), unveil ongoing construction at the Jiangnan Shipyard, indicating the development of...

Futuristic stealth corvette spotted in China

Observations at the Dalian Shipyard in Liaoning, China, have unveiled a new type of military vessel, sparking intrigue and speculation among analysts. The new vessel,...

France test-launches M51.3 unarmed nuclear missile

French Defense Minister Sebastien Lecornu expressed immense satisfaction following the successful qualification test on November 18, 2023, of the new M51.3 unarmed nuclear ballistic missile. The...

Russian Navy to receive new landing ship in 2024

Reports from Russia suggest the country's Navy is set to receive the first modern Project 11711 ship in 2024. According to a report from Russian...

China’s expanding naval presence in Cambodia raises concerns

Satellite imagery has revealed startling developments in China’s naval base construction in Cambodia’s Ream, heightening concerns about its scale and purpose. Recent evidence points to...

US Navy and HII begin fabrication for new destroyer

The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, ceremoniously commenced fabrication for the prospective USS Thad Cochran (DDG 135) on November 13...

China’s new carrier-based AEW aircraft undergoes intensive trials

Recent updates on developing the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN) KJ-600 carrier-based airborne early-warning (AEW) aircraft indicate intensive trials underway for this critical...

UAE buys advanced ship-killing missiles

The UAE-based defense conglomerate EDGE Group and UAE Ministry of Defence seal a new deal for the purchase of MANSUP and MANSUP-ER advanced anti-ship...

China-Philippines maritime standoff escalates

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) analysis has revealed a concerning maritime blockade, with multiple Philippine Coast Guard vessels encountering obstruction from Chinese counterparts en route to...

Satellite imagery confirms Ukrainian strike on Russian landing craft in Crimea

Ukraine has reportedly dealt a significant blow to Russian naval assets in Crimea, with satellite imagery revealing the aftermath of successful strikes on two...

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