Turkey Rearming Burak Class Swapping 100mm for 76mm

The first test firing of the 76/62 mm National Naval Gun, which was developed with the Istanbul Shipyard Command and the Machinery and Chemical Industry Corporation (MKE) under the design and performance responsibility of the Ministry of National Defense, was made at the beginning of December last year. The test firing in Karapınar, where Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar…

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Minehunter Albatros Delivered to the Polish Navy

On 12 August at the Remontowa Shipbuilding shipyard, acceptance documents were signed for the second of a series of modern mine destroyers – the ORP ‘Albatros’ vessel being built for the Polish Navy. The ship was built by a consortium consisting of: the leader – Stocznia REMONTOWA Shipbuilding S.A. belonging to the REMONTOWA HOLDING S.A. capital group and members –…

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Lockheed Martin Delivers HELIOS Weapon System to the Navy

Lockheed Martin delivered to the U.S. Navy a 60+ kW-class high energy laser with integrated optical-dazzler and surveillance (HELIOS), the first tactical laser weapon system to be integrated into existing ships and provide directed energy capability to the fleet. Integrated and scalable by design, the multi-mission HELIOS system will provide tactically relevant laser weapon system warfighting capability as a key…

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Communist China Updates Recent Live-Fire Drills

Weihai maritime safety authorities issued a passage warning on early Wednesday morning that military activities will be carried out in parts of the Yellow Sea waters starting from 8:30 am Wednesday to 5 pm Friday, during which vessels are forbidden from entering the waters in question, according to the website of China’s Maritime Safety Administration. The PLA Southern Theater Command…

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Closer China/Russia Ties “Crucial to Counter US Hegemony”

Chinese troops will go to Russia to participate in the joint military exercises Vostok-2022 with Russia and other countries, according to China’s Defense Ministry and experts pointed out that one focus of this year’s combined training is to deal with potential threat from the direction of the Pacific Ocean. The cooperation in military and other fields between China and Russia…

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Sri Lankan Navy Intercepts 10 Persons Fleeing the Country

Sri Lankan Navy apprehend 10 individuals, suspected to be on an illegal migration attempt to a foreign country via sea, during a special operation conducted in seas off Kurusapadu, Talaimannar on the night of 16th August 2022. Sri Lanka Navy has been conducting regular operations and patrols covering the sea and coastal areas around the island with the aim of…

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Babcock Begins First Type 23 Post-LIFEX Refit

Babcock International Group, the defense company, has started a post-life extension (LIFEX) on the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll at their Devonport facility. It is the first Type 23 to undergo a post-LIFEX upkeep, adopting a new innovative approach to re-certification at the facility’s Frigate Support Center (FSC). Babcock will overhaul equipment and carry out design changes for…

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USS Sampson Returns to Everett

USS Sampson (DDG 102) returned to Naval Station Everett, August 11th following a seven-month deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets. Sampson departed Everett in route to U.S. 7th Fleet Dec. 30, 2021 to support maritime security and enhance regional stability in the Indo-Pacific. Sampson conducted independent operations in and around the South China Sea, provided humanitarian aid to Tonga…

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Cellula Demonstrates Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered AUV

Cellula Robotics Ltd. is excited to announce the successful completion of various demonstration missions using the hydrogen fuel cell powered autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), Solus-LR. The missions, executed in Vancouver’s Indian Arm inlet on July 15th, demonstrated the remarkable autonomous launch of a micro-AUV from Solus-LR while submerged and underway. Following the launch, the micro-AUV surfaced and transmitted a status…

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