Sunday, September 24, 2023

Maritime Security

Keel laid for new US Navy amphibious ship Fallujah

HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division celebrated the keel authentication of the future Fallujah (LHA 9), the fourth America-class large-deck amphibious assault ship, at a ceremony Wednesday. During the...

GD Electric Boat secures $517M contract for Virginia-class submarine parts

GD Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics, announced today it was awarded a $517.2 million delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement...

Poland orders more coastal defense systems

Norway-based international technology company Kongsberg has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its NSM (Naval Strike Missile) Coastal Defence System...

US Navy MQ-4C Triton drone reaches initial operational capability

U.S. Defense giant Northrop Grumman has announced that multi-intelligence MQ-4C Triton uncrewed aircraft achieved a declaration of initial operating capability (IOC) by the U.S....

Haunting images of burnt Russian submarine leaked

First photos of the burned-out Russian diesel submarine at the dry dock in occupied Crimea have been leaked to the public by a Western...

Ukrainian Forces successfully hit shipyard in Russian-occupied Crimea

Ukrainian Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Mykola Oleschuk confirmed on Wednesday morning the night strikes on Sevastopol, in the Russian-occupied Crimea. In a Telegram post,...

Ukrainian special forces seized Russia’s modern radar system

Ukraine’s Defense Intelligence Directorate (GUR) confirmed on Monday that its special operations unit has seized a modern Russian radar system at the Russian-occupied offshore...

Royal Navy tests aerial logistics drone on aircraft carrier

The British Royal Navy tested a long-range cargo aerial drone on an aircraft carrier for the first time. The Royal Navy said in a...

Ukrainian forces blow up Russian patrol boat with Turkish drone

Ukrainian troops took out a Russian patrol boat using a Turkish-supplied TB2 drone on the frontlines. The Ukrainian Navy released footage on Sunday showing what...

US Navy awards contracts for nine guided-missile destroyers

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works and HII have been awarded multiyear procurement contracts to build nine Arleigh Burke-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy. According to...

New counter-IED gear ready for use, US Navy says

The Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Increment One Block One (I1B1) program has achieved full operational capability (FOC) ahead...

Ukrainian kamikaze drone boat attacks Russian oil tanker

One of Russia's flagged tankers is said to have come under attack by unmanned naval drones near the Kerch Bridge Friday night. A U.S.-sanctioned...

Ukrainian drones attack Russian warship

Russia's Defence Ministry claims it has foiled a Ukrainian sea drone attack on the Russian Novorossiysk naval base in the Black Sea early Friday. "Tonight,...

North Korea unveils giant new underwater drone

North Korea held a military parade in Pyongyang on Thursday night, unveiling a new unmanned undersea vehicle it called the "world's most powerful weapon." A...

US State Department approves amphibious vehicles sale to Romania

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Romania of 16 Amphibious Assault Vehicles, or AAVs, for about $120.5 million. The...

US Marine Corps fields new medium-range air defense systems

With an eye on a rapidly shifting security environment, the U.S. Marine Corps wants to rebirth its air defense capability. The details were given in...

US Navy declares initial operational capability for new mini-submarine

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp has announced that U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) declared Initial Operational Capability for Dry Combat Submersible (DCS). According...

Why would Russia use coastal defense systems to strike Ukraine?

The latest Russian missile barrage against the southern Ukrainian port cities of Odesa and Mykolaiv has marked one of the largest such attacks in...

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