Navy & Maritime Security News

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 […]


Invisible No More: US Stealth Subs to Lose Unbeatable Advantage

Invisible No More: US Stealth Subs to Lose Unbeatable Advantage

The US Navy’s worst nightmare is about to come true: new technologies will deal a severe blow to the ability of American stealth submarines to vanish beneath the waters without a trace, Professor of Strategy at the Naval War College […]


Argyll Upkeep Marks Start of Type 23 Life-Ex Program

Argyll Upkeep Marks Start of Type 23 Life-Ex Program

Babcock has begun a docking period on Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll at Devonport Royal Dockyard, marking the official start of the Type 23 life extension program. HMS Argyll will be the first to undergo the Life Extension (LIFEX) Upkeep […]


DCNS Delivers Second FREMM Frigate for the French Navy

DCNS Delivers Second FREMM Frigate for the French Navy

France: On June 12th in Brest, DCNS delivered the FREMM multi-mission frigate Provence to the French Navy, as stipulated in the contract. This frigate is the second of the series ordered by OCCAR on behalf of the DGA (French armament […]


Indian Navy Floats Out New Aircraft Carrier

Indian Navy Floats Out New Aircraft Carrier

India’s new indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), the INS Vikrant, has been floated out of her building drydock and towed over to a fitting-out quay for the final steps in her construction. She is due to be delivered to the Indian […]


 
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