Navy & Maritime Security News

IS Claims Missile Strike On Egyptian Navy Vessel

IS Claims Missile Strike On Egyptian Navy Vessel

The Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State says it has carried out a missile strike on an Egyptian navy vessel off North Sinai, the SITE intelligence group reports Thursday. Pictures posted online appear to show the frigate being hit by […]


India Specifies 65,000-Tonne Aircraft Carrier, with Catapult

India Specifies 65,000-Tonne Aircraft Carrier, with Catapult

For the first time, the size and specifications of the Indian Navy’s future aircraft carrier have been officially acknowledged. The navy has written to at least four major global shipbuilders, asking for proposals to help in designing a 65,000 tonne […]


Vietnam receives new Russian sub with Club-S missiles

Vietnam receives new Russian sub with Club-S missiles

Vietnam’s navy has received a fourth Varshavianka-class submarine, armed with unique Club-S cruise missiles capable of striking both sea and coastal targets. Vietnam received a fourth Varshavianka (Improved Kilo) submarine on Tuesday, as the country continues growing its submarine fleet. […]


Smarter, Faster and Sharper: Singapore Navy Launches First Littoral Ship

Littoral Mission Vessel

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen officiated at the launching ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Independence, at the Singapore Technologies Marine (ST Marine)’s Benoi shipyard today. The LMV was launched by […]


China’s New Submarine Hunter Plane to Enter Service

China’s New Submarine Hunter Plane to Enter Service

The four-engine Y-8GX6 (Y-8Q) turboprop anti-submarine warfare aircraft has allegedly entered service with the Chinese Naval Air Force after several years of testing, reports IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly. Equipped with air-launched, anti-ship missiles, sea mines, and son buoys, the plane […]


Sea-Based Radar Market Will Reach $13 Billion Over Next 10 Years

Sea-Based Radar Market Will Reach $13 Billion Over Next 10 Years

Forecast International has released its latest analysis of the sea-based radar market. “The Market for Naval Radar Systems” encapsulates a detailed review of 31 distinct radar programs. Viewed as a group, these examples provide an in-depth look at the major […]


Saab Signs Contracts for A26 Submarines and Gotland-Class Submarines Upgrades

Two surfaced Gotland-class submarines

Defence and security company Saab has signed contracts with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for the construction of two new Type A26 submarines and a mid-life upgrade for two Gotland-class submarines. The orders, signed with FMV today, cover the […]


DCNS Transfers the FREMM Tahya Misr to the Egyptian Navy

Egypt's FREMM Frigate, Tahya Misr

France: On Tuesday, 23 June a ceremony took place to transfer the FREMM Tahya Misr to the Egyptian flag, a major step for the continuation of the training of the crew and seal trials. The ceremony took place in presence […]


Egypt takes delivery of two US missile ships

Egypt takes delivery of two US missile ships

Egypt has taken delivery of two more US fast missile boats to boost its ability in ensuring “regional security and countering terrorism”, the American embassy in Cairo said on Monday. Ties with the United States plummeted after Egypt’s army ousted […]


US Navy Plans to Equip Next-Generation Aircraft Carriers With Laser Weapons

US Navy Plans to Equip Next-Generation Aircraft Carriers With Laser Weapons

US Navy officials are pinning their hopes on laser and directed-energy weapons, claiming that lasers would even replace some existing missile systems, providing a much higher rate of annihilation. The US Navy is considering the possibility to equip America’s next-generation […]


 
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