We have achieved a historic success in manufacturing the bow section (Torpedo Section) housing the torpedo tubes for the first time in Turkey, joining the few countries in the world having such capability. Another critical stage has been completed in the Turkish Navy New Type Submarine Project, launched by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) for the Turkish Naval...

The US Navy (USN) Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) on 26 August announced that it had conducted a ground test of the second-stage solid rocket motor (SRM) booster in support of the navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) offensive hypersonic strike capability and the army’s Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) development. The test, performed on 25 August in...

The Swedish government and Saab have agreed a rebaselined contract for the A 26 Blekinge-class submarine programme amid schedule delays and escalating costs. Under the renegotiated terms, the delivery of the two boats – to be named HMS Blekinge and HMS Skåne – has been pushed back by three years and a further SEK5.2 billion (USD600 million) injected into the programme....

The Surface-to-Surface Cruise Missile (Kara Atmaca) project has been signed between the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Roketsan. The Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile developed by Roketsan for naval platforms will take on a new dimension with the advent of Kara Atmaca. The Kara Atmaca agreement has been signed between SSB and Roketsan, at IDEF’21. SSB President...

Aselsan showcased its new Albatros-S unmanned surface vehicle (USV) at the IDEF 2021 exhibition in Istanbul. Albatros-S (Swarm) is the latest addition to Aselsan’s growing USV portfolio and is a privately funded development aimed at meeting a domestic research and development (R&D) programme, aimed at investigating unmanned swarming capabilities. The effort was...

Video footage released by Turkmenistan’s state-owned media indicates that the country’s navy has commissioned a new corvette based on the C92 design from Turkish shipbuilding company Dearsan. Named Deňiz Han (pennant number 01), the 91.4 m-long vessel was inducted in a ceremony held at the Turkmenbashi naval base on the Caspian Sea that was also attended by...

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has entered the unmanned maritime systems market with its Viento family of modular multimission unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) with an eye on export customers. Presented as a complete suite of systems, the Viento USV product range comprises command, control, communications, and computer (C4) system as well as platform control, navigation,...

Israel Shipyards Ltd. has announced that it was awarded a contract to supply its Shaldag MK V vessels to the Israeli Navy. The company will provide four vessels that have been adapted to the Navy’s configuration requirements. Over the years, the Israeli Navy has used a variety of Israel Shipyards’ vessels for ongoing security missions ‒ including the SHALDAG MK III...

Operating with domestic capital in defense industry, Antalya-based ARES Shipyard and Ankara-based METEKSAN Defence, have launched Turkey’s first Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV) program as a result of intensive R&D activities which have been going on for the last couple of years. Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle, whose prototype will be launched in December, is...

Saab has received an order from its German partner Diehl Defence for the RBS15 anti-ship missile for provision to the German Navy. The order value is approximately 1.7 BSEK with deliveries between 2022 and 2026. This order is part of a framework agreement between Saab and Diehl Defence, which offers the possibility for additional procurement in the future, where Saab’s...