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BAE to Support US Navy Surface Combat Systems Center

BAE to Support US Navy Surface Combat Systems Center

The US Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded BAE Systems a $143 million contract to support the Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, Virginia. The five-year agreement includes the provision of engineering, maintenance, management, and IT services for the Dahlgren site. BAE Systems will cover the site’s major systems engineering and activities to assist […]

Turkey Begins 500-Ton Submarine Construction

Turkey Begins 500-Ton Submarine Construction

Turkish defense company STM announced the construction of the STM 500 diesel-electric submarine this week. The 500-ton mini-sub is expected to be built by 2026, while the “full project” might take two more years. Turkish Defence Industries Presidency head Ismail Demir said that the vessel will be equipped with advanced weapons and equipment for tasks […]

British Navy Demonstrates HMS Defender Capabilities

British Navy Demonstrates HMS Defender Capabilities

The Royal Navy demonstrated the capabilities of its Type 25 destroyer HMS Defender during Exercise Baltic Operations 22 in the Baltic Sea. In a Twitter video, the billion-pound warship showed off its Mk 8 naval gun and Phalanx miniguns. The gun reportedly fired 35 rounds continuously in one minute and 31 seconds. “Our Phalanx close-in […]

UK Astute-class subs get reprogrammable in-flight Tomahawk V: 1600+km (video)

UK Astute-class subs get reprogrammable in-flight Tomahawk V: 1600+km (video)

LONDON — The British submarines of armament to the Royal Navy Astute-class will be equipped with modernized American missiles Tomahawk Land Attack Block V is clear from the announced intentions of the British Ministry of Defense. “Tomahawk Land Attack Block V will deal with future naval threats,” the ministry said in a statement. Tomahawk Land […]

Qatar’s fourth and last “Doha” class corvette is sunk

Qatar’s fourth and last “Doha” class corvette is sunk

The Italian shipyard Fincantieri announced that the fourth and last Qatari Doha class corvette (F-104 “Sumaysimah“) has been launched. The Doha class corvettes are MRC (Multi-Role Corvette) type vessels. The first ship (F-101 “Al Zubarah“) was launched in February 2020 and entered service in October 2021. The second ship (F-102 “Damsah“) was launched in February […]

Tests on the first upgraded “La Fayette” class frigate completed

Tests on the first upgraded “La Fayette” class frigate completed

The French Navy has announced that the acceptance trials and crew training of the frigate “Courbet“, the first upgraded “La Fayette” class frigate, have been successfully completed and the ship is now operational. We recall that the French Navy decided to upgrade three of the five frigates in service of the class, as an interim […]

Saudi and Egyptian naval forces conclude joint exercise in Red Sea

Saudi and Egyptian naval forces conclude joint exercise in Red Sea

RIYADH: The Royal Saudi Naval Forces concluded the “Morjan 17” mixed bilateral exercise with their Egyptian counterparts in the Red Sea on Monday, the Kingdom’s defense ministry said on Tuesday. Ali Al-Bahri, the director of the exercise, said the maneuvers aimed at promoting cooperation between the Saudi and Egyptian naval forces to take advantage of […]

Qatar took delivery of the first “Musherib” class patrol boat

Qatar took delivery of the first “Musherib” class patrol boat

Italian shipyard Fincantieri announced that it has delivered to Qatar the first patrol vessel of the “Musherib” class. In total, Qatar will receive two Doha class plus Doha class corvettes and an LPD (similar to Algeria‘s “Kalaat Béni Abbès“, which is a version of the Italian “San Giorgio“), for €4 billion plus €1 billion for […]