Navy & Maritime Security News

USS Constitution Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Dual Victory over Royal Navy

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (Feb. 20, 2015) Sailors assigned to USS Constitution fire a round from the ship's saluting battery to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of Old Ironsides' dual victory against the Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant in its final battle of the War of 1812. The battle, which took place on Feb. 20, 1815 near the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, was fought three days after the U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Ghent, which officially ended the war. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Melkus/Released)

The crew of USS Constitution commemorated the bicentennial of Old Ironsides’ final battle during the War of 1812, her unprecedented dual-victory over Royal Navy ships HMS Cyane and HMS Levant Feb. 20 in Charlestown Navy Yard. Constitution Sailors fired the […]

MBDA Unveils Coastal Defense Battery System at IDEX 2015

Marte Coastal Battery in Dimdex 2014 (Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference)

At IDEX 2015, the UAE company Siham Al Khaleej Technology (SAKT), together with MBDA, the European missile systems company, and GEM elettronica of Italy, are presenting an innovative and cost-effective coastal battery system. This cooperation is part of a Heads […]

Saab Signs Contract with FMV for Underwater Systems

Saab Signs Contract with FMV for Underwater Systems

Defence and security company Saab has received orders from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for continued development of the New Lightweight Torpedo plus maintenance agreements for underwater weapon systems and the Hydra sonar system. The total order value amounts […]

India Approves Construction of 7 Stealth Frigates, 6 Nuclear Subs

Indian Talwar Frigate

In a major step towards building a formidable blue-water Navy for the future, the Modi government has cleared the indigenous construction of seven stealth frigates and six nuclear-powered attack submarines, which together will cost well upwards of Rs 1 lakh […]

Four US littoral combat ships to operate out of Singapore by 2018

The littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2)

Four US warships designed to fight in coastal areas similar to Southeast Asian waters will operate out of Singapore by 2018, a senior US Navy official said Tuesday, further underscoring Washington’s military tilt to Asia. The “rotational deployment” of the […]

Thales Shares In Rafale, FREMM Contracts with Egypt

Thales Shares In Rafale, FREMM Contracts with Egypt

Thales welcomes the selection by Egypt of the Rafale omnirole combat aircraft and the FREMM multi-mission frigate, which will both equip the Egyptian forces. Twenty-four Rafale aircraft and one FREMM frigate have been ordered by the Egyptian authorities. Thales provides […]

U.S. Navy Pursuing Its Own Offset Strategy Led by the Rail Gun

Electromagnetic Railgun

The Department of Defense is struggling to define a strategy for recapturing the high ground in military technology and countering the proliferation of so-called anti-access/area denial (A2AD) threats. Senior Pentagon officials acknowledge that the military’s ability to project power and […]

Russia Successfully Tests Anti-Submarine System

Project 877

Russia has successfully tested its newest anti-submarine system, which features anti-torpedo capabilities, during military exercises in the Baltic Sea. Russia’s stealth corvette Soobrazitelny has successfully tested the country’s newest Paket-NK small-sized anti-submarine system with anti-torpedo capabilities during the military exercises […]

New arrest in US Navy bribery scandal

New arrest in US Navy bribery scandal

A former top US Navy officer was arrested Tuesday over a bribery scandal centered on a Singapore-based contracting firm, in which seven people have already pleaded guilty, officials said. Paul Simpkins, 60, was arrested in Virginia and charged with conspiracy […]

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