Saturday 20 April, 2024

Sea Platforms

Ireland set to purchase two patrol vessels from New Zealand

The Irish government is set to shortly announce a deal to purchase two Lake Class patrol vessels from New Zealand to bolster the country's maritime security while the Naval Service has gone into overdrive...

Cutting-edge Russian guided-missile corvette in White Sea trials

Russian Northern Fleet press office reported 6 December that Project 20385 guided-missile corvette Gremyashchiy entered the White Sea for state trials. The press office said in a statement that: "For several days, the corvette’s crew...

Britain’s latest aircraft carrier has set sail to begin sea trials

Britain’s newest aircraft carrier, HMS Prince of Wales, has sailed from Rosyth Dockyard for the first time the UK Ministry of Defence reported 19 September. Eight years after her first steel was cut, the 65,000-tonne...

Sweden’s Gotland-class submarine HMS Uppland relaunched

The relaunch of HMS Uppland took place on 19 June, Saab announced. Two of the Gotland-class submarines have now concluded comprehensive mid-life upgrades (MLU) and are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow. The relaunch...

Russian Navy to get over 180 warships by 2027 under armament plan

Russian news agency TASS reported 27 March that the Russian Navy will get over 180 warships and vessels of new Projects under the state armament plan for 2018-2027, Defence Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu...

Japan commissions 10th Sōryū-Class Attack Submarine

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) commissioned its 10th Sōryū-class diesel-electric attack submarine (SSK) on 18 March. The submarine JS Shoryu (SS-510) was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and its shipbuilding subsidiary Kawasaki Shipbuilding...