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Voice, Tracking and Monitoring

Thuraya announced the launching of MarineStar, a maritime satellite voice solution with advanced two-way tracking and monitoring capabilities. MarineStar is based on the same platform as other Thuraya voice hardware and therefore quick and easy to install for a wide range of operations including vessel tracking and monitoring, crew welfare and voice communications. “Thuraya MarineStar […]

Unique Ship for the Northern Sea Route

On October 25 St. Petersburg-based Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United shipbuilding corporation) launched IVAN PAPANIN, the first multipurpose patrol icebreaker of the Project 23550. The vessel is the first in a series of two ships ordered by the Russian Navy. A contract for the construction of two Project 23550 multipurpose icebreakers was awarded by […]

Germany Recieves First NH90 Sea Lion

Today the first NH90 Sea Lion helicopter has been handed over to the German Armed Forces. When deployed, NH90 Sea Lions will take on a wide range of roles including search and rescue (SAR), maritime reconnaissance, special forces as well as personnel and material transportation missions. In addition to its land-based use, the Sea Lion […]



Damen Patrol Vessels Arrive in Nigeria

The newest two Damen Patrol vessels have arrived in Nigeria. They will join the Homeland Integrated Offshore Services squadron of Damen FCS 3307 Patrol vessels. These are deployed in the Gulf of Guinea to protect and support the offshore assets of Homeland’s clients which include many of the leading international oil companies. Key features of […]

Cyber Protection for Naval Vessels

The global ship manager Anglo-Eastern has signed a memorandum of understanding on cyber security with Naval Dome. Under this agreement, Naval Dome will provide Anglo-Eastern with cyber security research and consultancy services aimed at ensuring its 650+ vessel fleet operates in an environment resilient to the most sophisticated of cyber-attack. “Cyber threats are amongst the […]

Corvettes Chosen for Finnish Squadron 2020 Programme

Today Finland announced it has selected Saab as combat system provider and integrator for the Finnish Navy’s four new POHJANMAA class corvettes for Finnish Squadron 2020 Programme. Squadron 2020 aims to replace seven vessels the Finnish Navy will decommission by four modern corvettes. “The new vessels will be important for Finland’s defence as they will […]



Bulgaria Delays OPV Acquisition

The acquisition of two multipurpose offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Bulgarian Navy will most likely get delayed, as the country’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has yet to announce the results of evaluation of bids submitted by companies taking part in the competition. The Bulgarian MoD was expected to announce the outcome of a multi […]

UK MoD Announces Babcock’s Arrowhead 140 as RN’s Newest Warship

The Babcock stand was awash with champagne following the UK MoD’s announcement that Babcock Team 31 had been selected as the preferred bidder, together with partner, Thales, to deliver the Royal Navy’s new T31 general-purpose frigates. Five vessels will be built at a cost of £250 million per ship, with the company’s Rosyth facility as […]

MoU Between GRSE and Kongsberg

Today, at DSEI, Indian Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) and Kongsberg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the manufacture and production of goods and services in India under the Make in India programme. GRSE’s primary focus is on building warships and other vessels for the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard […]



Novum in Germany: Anti-Terrorist Exercise of Police With Navy

Under the sober title NITEX (Niedersächsische Terrorismusabwehr Exercise), the premiere of a comprehensive exercise for the German security forces to deal with a maritime threat took place on Thursday, August 22. The participants were the Oldenburg Water Police Inspectorate, the North Alliance of the Special Operations Command (SEK) (comprising Lower Saxony, Bremen, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western […]

First TRS-4D Radars Successfully Installed on LCS

HENSOLDT Inc. Vienna, a HENSOLDT subsidiary in the U.S. state of Virginia, has successfully installed the first two of its TRS-4D radars aboard the U.S. Navy’s FREEDOM Class LCS (Littoral Combat Ship). After passing successfully acceptance trials, LCS 17 USS INDIANAPOLIS was handed over to the U.S. Navy by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine […]

TRS-3D Naval Radar for Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel

The Norwegian Coast Guard vessel SVALBARD will be equipped with HENSOLDT’s latest version of its TRS-3D naval radar and MSSR 2000 I IFF System. TRS-3D is a three-dimensional multimode naval radar for air and sea surveillance. It includes the ability to correlate plots and tracks of targets with the MSSR 2000 I identification system for […]



High-Energy Laser for the German Navy

MBDA Deutschland and Rheinmetall have agreed to collaborate in the high-energy laser effectors domain. Weaponised high-energy lasers (HEL) might close a capability gap in the weapon mix of guns and missiles. Developments, mainly in Germany and the USA, have paved the way to the production of powerful, easy-to-handle and logistically affordable systems which may achieve […]

German Navy Selects NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter to Replace Sea Lynx Fleet

The German Navy today announced that the NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) has been selected as the successor to the German Navy’s Sea Lynx Mk 88A onboard helicopter. In total 31 helicopters were ordered. A corresponding bill was approved by Vice Admiral Joachim Rühle, Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, on July 29. According to […]

Two New Replenishment Fleet Oiler for the German Navy

Following a decision taken last week by the German Chief of Defence, General Eberhard Zorn, the procurement of two new Replenishment (Fleet) Oilers has been launched. The replacement of FGS RHÖN and FGS SPESSART will be available from 2024 and are supposed to stay in service well beyond the year 2050. Thus, the German Navy […]



Naval Show is Going Well but Future is Unclear

The 9th International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS-2019) took place from July 10 to 14, 2019 in St. Petersburg under the Russian Government decree. The IMDS-2019 Organizing Committee was headed by Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov. This event got full support of Russia’s Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal […]

Croatia Gets Camcopter S-100 to Ensure Maritime Safety

The Maritime Safety Directorate of the Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia issued the first mobilization request to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for Camcopter S-100 maritime surveillance services. EMSA has already awarded the multi-year maritime surveillance contract for a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) […]

German Multi-Purpose Combat Ship (MKS) 180 – Race for the Final Offer

It was looming. Already on June 20, Norbert Brackmann, Coordinator for the Maritime Industry, expressed his expectations on the edge of a Maritime Parliamentary Evening Reception given by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Kiel: “It is planned to make a decision prior to the end of this year.” The day before yesterday, the […]



AK Bars Holding Among the Stars at the Naval Show

The 9th International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS) was held at the Lenexpo Exhibition Center in St. Petersburg, Russia, on July 10 – 14, with a full support from the Russian state structures as well as the Government of St.-Petersburg and Rosoboronexport arms exporter. Over 350 enterprises including 28 international companies from 29 nations took part […]

Romanian Corvettes – On Hold Again

The decision in favour of Naval Group is just a week old (July 2 – we reported) and it looks as it is already stalled (again). Damen, one of the three competitors, lodged a complaint with the Romanian National Council for Solving Complaints on July 8. And simultaneously opened a lawsuit at the Bucharest Tribunal. […]

Operation Clemenceau Completed

After the aircraft carrier CHARLES DE GAULLE had left Toulon on March 5 for its first mission after her major maintenance, she returned to her home port of Toulon on July 7 as planned. The planes had already left the carrier formation earlier in the direction of their Breton bases Landivisiau (Rafale Marine) and Lann-Bihoué […]




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