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Egypt Receives First Submarine from Germany

Dec 30, 2015

According to German Ambassador Julius Georg Luy, one submarine was delivered to Egypt on December 10 while two others are awaiting delivery from Germany. The first of four submarines for the Egyptian Navy has been launched in Germany by Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems…

Creating History Indian PM Chairs Commanders’ Meet On Board INS Vikramaditya

Dec 15, 2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over a combined commanders' conference  on Tuesday (December 16) morning aboard INS Vikramaditya, stationed about 40 nautical miles on the high seas. INS Vikramaditya is a modified Kiev-class…

Chinese Navy Ramps up Drills in Disputed Sea

Dec 14, 2015

The Chinese navy has conducted live-fire exercises in the disputed South China Sea , reports Reuters. China claims almost all of the energy-rich waters, through which more than US$5 trillion of maritime trade passes each year. The Philippines…

Russian-Indian Indra Drills On

Dec 11, 2015

India and Russia has began their bilateral naval exercise, Indra Navy, which is aimed at increasing interoperability between the two Navies and developing common understanding of procedures for maritime security operations. Indra Navy is…

Russia Launches Syria Submarine Strikes

Dec 10, 2015

Russian media reports that a Russian diesel-electric submarine operating submerged in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday launched Kalibr cruise missiles at  Islamic State terrorists’ (ISIL) vital facilities for first time in Syria. Agence France-Presse…

BAE's GBP90mln Contract for Barrow Central Yard Complex

Dec 10, 2015

BAE Systems has awarded a £90m contract to Morgan Sindall plc for the development of one of the UK’s largest industrial facilities at the Company’s submarine building site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, reports North West Evening Mail. The…

North Korea Submarine-Launch Missile a Flop Show

Nov 28, 2015

North Korea apparently failed to launch a ballistic missile from a submarine in a sign that Pyongyang has yet to master the technology, Yonhap news agency quoted a government official as saying. According to a source from the South Korean government…

Russian Navy Trying Hard for Facelift

Nov 26, 2015

Official announcements related to naval shipbuilding give the appearance of a Russian Navy that is undergoing a rapid revival. However, the reality is that many projects have faced lengthy delays and cost overruns, says a report in Center for International Maritime Security…

New Facility for Virginia-Class Submarine Sailors at Newport News Shipbuilding

Nov 24, 2015

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has opened a new facility that provides workspace for the crews of Virginia-class submarine (VCS) pre-commissioning units (PCUs) while their submarines are under construction…

Chinese Naval Ships Dock in US

Nov 05, 2015

Three Chinese naval vessels have arrived at a US Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville,  in the US state of Florida, reports Xinhua. The 'goodwill' visit will help build trust and increase understanding, according to the Mayport Public Affairs Office…

IDF's First-Ever Submarine Rescue Exercise

Nov 04, 2015

Israeli navy (IDF) holds special exercises with their Italian counterparts in order to perfect joint methods for rescuing the crew of a sunken submarine, reports Ynet. This type of exercise is rare among navies, and the first of its kind in Israel…

India's BrahMos Missile Test-Fired From New Naval Ship

Nov 02, 2015

The world's fastest cruise missile - Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos - successfully hit decommissioned target ship 'Alleppey' located at a distance covering nearly the full range of the missile with high precision, India's defence officials said…

U.S. Worries about Russian Ships near Critical Undersea Cables

Oct 26, 2015

Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global internet communications, raising concerns in America, reports Reuters. The US intelligence officials feel that the Russians…

Indian Navy Still Waits to Take Call on Torpedoes

Oct 22, 2015

India government’s failure to take a decision on the purchase of 98 Black Shark torpedoes worries Indian Navy as the induction of the first Scorpene submarine is less than a year away, reports DHNS. The navy plans to buy Black Shark torpedoes…

Russian Military Muscling into the Arctic

Oct 21, 2015

Russia has built a giant military base in the far northern Arctic where 150 soldiers can live autonomously for up to 18 months, AFP quotes the Defence Ministry as saying. The building erected on the large island of Alexandra Land, which is part of the Franz Josef Land archipelago…

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