STM is taking its place with naval engineering and tactical mini UAV systems at the Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition ADEX 2022, which is one of the most important exhibitions in the South Caucasus and Central Asia. STM is taking its place with naval engineering and tactical mini UAV systems at the Azerbaijan International Defense Exhibition ADEX 2022, which...

Republic of Korea (South Korea) on Thursday launched a new 8,200-ton destroyer armed with ballistic missile defenses. A ceremony to launch the 8,200-ton KDX-III Batch-II Aegis destroyer, designed largely with domestic technology, was held in Ulsan. The ceremony for the Jeongjo The Great destroyer, named after a visionary king of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), took place...

The French company CNIM Systèmes Industriels has been awarded a contract to equip the Polish Army with its latest generation of gap-crossing capabilities. On Wednesday 15th June, the signing ceremony of the contract between the Polish Armament Agency and CNIM Systèmes Industriels took place in Warsaw for the supply of several hundred meters of Motorized Floating Bridge. Xavier...

The Portuguese Navy announced on 27 May that it is planning to design and build an offshore multi-purpose surface ship dedicated to deploying unmanned surface vessels (USVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The local development and construction of the ‘Plataforma Naval Multifuncional’ (multifunctional naval platform) was...

French shipbuilder Naval Group has launched the second Gowind 2500 corvette on order for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new ship, named Al Emarat, was launched during a ceremony held at Naval Group’s shipyard in Lorient on 13 May, the shipbuilder announced on 20 May. The launch follows that of first-in-class Bani Yas six months earlier on 4 December 2021. Naval...

Ship design firm BMT is positioning its ELLIDA multirole logistics support ship design for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN‘s) Joint Support Ship Project, or SEA 2200. The concept was first unveiled at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019 exhibition in London. It is able to “transport and deliver troops, vehicles, equipment, and supplies...

Thales Australia has entered into a partnership agreement with Ocius Technologies “to advance the development and deployment” of a team of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs), which will have the potential to carry out anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and surveillance missions. In a media release on 10 May, during the Indo Pacific 2022 exhibition in Sydney, Thales Australia...

UK shipbuilder Babcock has laid down the keel for the first of five new Type 31 Inspiration-class general-purpose frigates on order for the Royal Navy (RN). The keel laying ceremony for the first in class, to be named HMS Venturer , was held at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Scotland on 26 April. Babcock is building the five Type 31 frigates under a contract worth...

The Portuguese Navy commissioned its first new Vigilante II-class L150-SV high-speed search-and-rescue boat on 21 April. The new boat, named Patrão Cego do Maio, was built by the Portuguese state-owned shipyard, Arsenal do Alfeite. It will operate from the northern coastal city of Póvoa do Varzim. Patrão Cego do Maio features a hull made of fibre-reinforced composites....

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has commissioned the first vessel in a new class of diesel-electric submarines (SSKs) with better underwater endurance than its predecessors. The boat, which has been named Taigei with pennant number SS 513, was commissioned on 9 March at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries‘ (MHI’s) shipyard in Kobe, said the JMSDF in a statement...