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Indian Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Launched

Indian Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Launched

India Navy’s new stealth destroyer, Visakhapatnam, designed indigenously and fitted with advanced features, was launched here on Monday, boosting the maritime force’s firepower capability. The Kolkata-class warship, the first of P15-B stealth destroyers, was launched by Minu Dhowan, wife of […]

Navy Unmanned, Weapons Leaders Solicit Industry for New, Innovative Ideas

Navy Unmanned, Weapons Leaders Solicit Industry for New, Innovative Ideas

The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) hosted an industry day April 16 to help companies learn about the service’s future technology needs. PEO (U&W) leaders, representatives from NAVAIR’s small business office and Navy […]

US Navy Outfitting More Seahawks with Digital Rocket Launchers

US Navy Outfitting More Seahawks with Digital Rocket Launchers

After integrating “smart” rocket launchers on MH-60S helicopters last year, the U.S. Navy is now equipping the MH-60R with the same modernized capability. The Navy delivered the Digital Rocket Launchers (DRLs) on March 25 as part of an Early Operational […]

Russian Navy to Receive 50 New Vessels

Russian Navy to Receive 50 New Vessels

The Russian Navy will receive 50 vessels of different kinds in 2015, Navy Commander Viktor Chirkov reported. The Navy’s shipbuilding program has been planned from the current period until 2050. The navy intends to continue building ships capable of carrying […]

NAVFAC EXWC Tests New RO System for Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed tests on a prototype reverse osmosis (RO) system for the Navy’s littoral combat ships (LCS) in February. The Littoral Combat Ship Program Office (PMS 501) will move forward with […]

Victoria-Class Submarines Reach Operational Steady State

Canadian submarine

The Victoria-class submarine fleet is now operational with three out of four submarines available for operations. HMC Submarines Windsor, Victoria and Chicoutimi were all at sea in December 2014 and spent a cumulative total of approximately 260 days at sea […]

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 […]

China planning naval base in Namibia: report

Chinese Navy Guided Missile Destroyers

Namibia and China are discussing plans for a Chinese naval base in the southwest African country, the Namibian newspaper reported Tuesday, prompting an immediate denial from Beijing. The Namibian quoted a confidential letter from Namibia’s Beijing ambassador to his foreign […]

Russia Sends France Formal Inquiry on Non-Delivery of Mistral Warship

BPC Dixmude (L9015) in Jounieh bay, Lebanon 2012.

Moscow has sent Paris an official inquiry for an explanation of why a Mistral helicopter carrier was not delivered to Russia according to an earlier signed agreement, a high-ranking official from the Russian Defense Ministry’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation […]

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